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 2018

Adventure Program Rates & Info 2019

Challenge Courses

Choose from one of two Challenge Courses according to time available and age of participants. These activities require your team to work together to creatively overcome various obstacles. Insights gained can develop interpersonal communication and cooperation needed for life — home, church, school and work.

Challenge Initiatives

For younger groups / less time: Challenge Initiatives is short program that involves teamwork and games using items such as beanbags, hoops, tarps or poles to teach team-building skills and concepts.

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

Challenge Course

For older groups / more time: Junior high, senior high and adult groups will encounter 2 or 3 challenge “initiatives” that use bean bags, hoops, ropes and other props to teach foundational team-building skills and concepts. As the group progresses, they will work with 2 or 3 more challenging elements, involving 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 the particular challenge. Participants grow in communication, leadership, cooperation, patience, goal-setting, analysis and planning.

  • Time: 3 hours
  • Ages: 12 and up
  • Group Size: 8-15

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: 1.5 hours
  • Ages: 8 and up
  • Group Size: 8 up to 20

Climbing Wall

The 28-foot indoor climbing wall offers routes easy enough for beginners to challenge themselves safely. Goal-setting, effort, determination and encouragement are all aspects of climbing the wall. Groups may also request the Climbing & Bouldering Walls as a combined activity.

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

Vertical Playpen

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

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

Power Swings

Indoor Power Swing

This simple thrill ride is for the young and young at heart! Participants are attached to a long cable connected to the ceiling of Lakeview Program Center. Teammates run with the cable, pulling the rider up to 25 feet high. Suddenly, a special clip snaps open and the rider swings in a giant arc, up to the ceiling and back again, gradually going slower. Riders choose how high they want to be pulled.

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

Outdoor Power Swing

On this outdoor version of our popular indoor Power Swing, the participant is attached to a lengthy cable between two giant oaks. The participant is pulled 35 feet into the air, safely attached to a wooden seat. Riders can choose how high they want to be pulled. Personal courage is emphasized, along with the fun.

  • Time: 1.5 hours
  • Ages: 8 and up
  • Group Size: 8-12

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 up to 16

Outdoor High Ropes

High in the air, 15-30 feet above ground, you will work through a series of challenges involving poles, bridges, swings, logs and other elements — while your friends encourage you from below. Individuals get to choose their own course, the low or high course, and which combination of elements they would like 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 up to 18
  • Weight Limit: 70-250lbs.

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: 1.5 hours
  • Ages: 10 and up
  • Group Size: 8 up to 32
  • Weight Limit: 70-240lbs.
  • Other specifications: riders must wear closed-toe shoes

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 up to 15
  • Weight/Height Limit: 5’6″ or less, and no more than 140lbs.
girl on zip line