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Activities

Adventure Program


41.2266° N, 75.2676° W

Spruce Lake’s Adventure Program offers groups a range of activities ideal for understanding interpersonal dynamics, building cooperation, and learning to problem-solve – all while having lots of fun! Our facilitators are trained, our equipment is professionally designed and safety-tested. All activities are Challenge by Choice, which means that participants choose their own level of challenge pertaining to that activity.

Group leaders may ask the facilitator to lead a wrap-up time to process what the group learned and to challenge participants to look more deeply into Christian faith.

Adventure Program Rates & Info 2022

Adventure Program Rates & Info 2023

Teambuilders

Choose from one of two teambuilding options, according to the time available and age of participants. In these activities your team must work together to creatively overcome various obstacles. The insights gained can develop skills in communication and cooperation that are needed for life — home, church, school and work.

Teambuilding Initiatives

For younger groups / less time: This is a short program that involves teamwork and games using items such as beanbags, hoops, tarps or poles to teach interpersonal skills and concepts.

  • Time: 1.5 hours
  • Ages: 8 and up
  • Group Size: 8-15
Adventure camp team building exercise.

Teambuilding Course

For older groups / more time: Junior high, senior high and adult groups will engage in 2 or 3 exercises using bean bags, hoops, ropes and other props to teach foundational team-building skills and concepts. As the group progresses through more challenging elements, they will encounter swinging tires, walls, beams, ropes, platforms and teeter-totters. We’ll take time to observe, discuss and learn from the group’s approach to solving each challenge. Participants grow in communication skills, leadership, cooperation, patience, goal-setting, analysis and planning.

  • Time: 3 hours
  • Ages: 12 and up
  • Group Size: 8-15
Kids on a balance beam.

Climbing Events

Climbing Tower

Our 40-foot outdoor tower offers various routes and levels of challenge, with obstacles and a significant overhang. One to three people may climb at one time. You’ll learn proper climbing techniques, set personal goals and receive encouragement from your group.

  • Time:  half hour
  • Ages: 8 and up
  • Group Size: 8-10
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Ages: 8 and up
  • Group Size: 11-20
Climbing tower.

Climbing Wall - Lakeview

Our indoor climbing wall in Lakeview Program Center is about 26’ high, great for beginners as well as more experienced climbers.  Our staff can help you find ways to challenge yourself as you climb.

  • Time: 1.5 hours
  • Ages: 8 and up
  • Group Size: 8-15
Rock climbing wall.

Climbing Wall - Mountain View

Our “mountain of a wall” in the Mountain View gym at Wilderness Camp is 40′ wide x 42′ high, offering varied challenges and routes for up to six people at a time.

  • Time: 1/2 hour
  • Ages: 8 and up
  • Weight Limit: 310 lbs.
  • Group Size: 8-10
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Ages: 8 and up
  • Weight Limit: 310 lbs.
  • Group Size: 11-20

Vertical Playpen

This outdoor climbing element is located on one side of the Climbing Tower. It requires two people working together to climb up and over a net, a beam, huge tire, ladders and ropes to a platform more than 30 feet off the ground. There are creative ways for adjusting the ease or difficulty of the route. To reach the platform, all climbers need cooperation and perseverance.

 

  • Time: 3 hours
  • Ages: 12 and up
  • Group Size: 8-18

    Power Swing

    Indoor Power Swing

    This is a simple thrill ride for all ages. You’ll be attached to a giant cable, then pulled by your teammates high toward the rafters. Suddenly, you’re released to swing back and forth as on a giant swing!

    • Time: 1.5 hours
    • Ages: 8 and up
    • Group Size: 8-15

    High Ropes Courses

    Indoor High Ropes

    Known as the “Jacob’s Ladder and Wild Woosey,” our indoor high ropes course tests your ability to work with a partner to climb a 25-foot high swinging ladder with rungs increasingly further apart. There’s no way around it – you will need each other to step out onto the twin cables that also get further apart! This course develops personal confidence, teamwork and communication skills.

    • Time: 3 hours
    • Ages: 12 and up
    • Group Size: 8-16
    High ropes adventure course.

    Outdoor High Ropes

    Closed until further notice

    High in the air, 15-30 feet above the ground, you will work through challenges involving poles, bridges, swings, logs and other elements. Choose your own course, whether low or high, and the combination of elements you want to try.

    Participation in this activity is limited to a weight range of 70-250 pounds.

    • Time: 3 hours
    • Ages: 12 and up
    • Group Size: 8-18
    • Weight Limit: 70-250 lbs.
    Outdoor High Ropes Course

    Zip Lines

    Tandem Zip Line

    Two riders can leave the mounting platform simultaneously to fly approximately 500 feet to an eventual stop at the corner of the parking lot below Spruce Lodge. At the peak height of descent, riders will be approximately 50 feet in the air.

    • Time: 45 Minutes
    • Ages: 10 and up
    • Group Size: 10-16
    • Weight Limit: 70-240 lbs.
    • Other specifications: riders must wear closed-toe shoes
    Zip line.

    Mini Zip Line

    On this shorter but just as thrilling version of our long zip line, you’ll sail 200 feet across the Wilderness Camp pond from a platform high in a tree. It’s a great way for kids to face their fears.

    • Time: 1.5 hours
    • Ages: 8-11
    • Group Size: 8-15
    • Weight/Height Limit: 5’6″ or less, and no more than 140 lbs.
    A person riding a zip line over water.