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Spruce Lake

41.2266° N, 75.2676° W

The ministry of Spruce Lake is supported through the gifts of friends, alumni campers, parents and others each year. Our supporters are vital partners in ministry here at Spruce Lake as we point people toward Christ.

Your contributions will make a big difference in the kingdom of God through Spruce Lake. They help us host youth camps, guest groups, programmed retreats for adults and families, and introduce students to the wonders of God’s creation through our Outdoor Education program.

Spruce Lake is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, owned by Franconia Mennonite Camp Association, Inc. Your generous donations are tax-deductible according to IRS regulations.


Make a secure, one-time donation online

To see more ways to donate to Spruce Lake, scroll down.

Ways You Can Help Spruce Lake

Sparks Partner

Consistent Small Gifts for a Big Difference!
When you support Spruce Lake/Pinebrook as a Sparks Partner, you give the gift of God’s Light to every guest who arrives here in these beautiful Pocono Mountains. You give them a WOW! experience of excellence that can deepen their faith, connect them with God’s Word, and renew them through the Holy Spirit.

When you become a Sparks Partner, your consistent small gift each month will make a big difference over time. You will be helping us carry the ministry so we can point more people toward Christ through Adult & Family Ministries, Wilderness Camps & Trips, Day Camp at Spruce Lake and Pinebrook, Outdoor Education, plus ministry among guest groups at both locations.

Consider $10, $25, $50 or even more as God leads, then make your monthly commitment online.

Donate your SPARKS gift

Phase II: Youth Ministry for the Next Generation

This project is currently on hold, as COVID-19 has affected our ministry deeply. However, as soon as the Lord enables us, we’ll pick this up where we left off.

We plan to build 16 cabins hosting kids and leaders year round. Each provides comfortable, easy-going interior space withan  indoor bath, porch for relaxing and campfire ring.

Each cabin, inclusive of the necessary infrastructure to create a youth campus, is expected to cost $100,000. We believe that this youth campus will enable us to leave a lasting impact on the youth of tomorrow. We expect that 6,000 more young people will use the winterized campus on a annual basis, allowing us to introduce even more people to Jesus. Please consider giving to support Phase II and our desire to reach more young people with the saving knowledge of Christ. 

We know God is always at work, out in the open and behind the scenes. And we trust Him to use this influential ministry, and the platform created by this property and buildings, to “Point People Toward Christ” long into the future. We trust God to lead us forward ….

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One-time Gift / Monthly Commitments

Use the secure link below to give a One-Time Gift, or commit to a Monthly Donation. Select the appropriate box for your donation. In the memo box, please specify where you want the gift to be applied; for example, Youth Ministry Campaign. Every contribution, any amount, is valuable for continuing the ministry that God envisions for Spruce Lake.

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Sponsor a Camper/Summer Team Member

From its beginning, Spruce Lake has made a commitment that every camper who wants to attend summer camp will be able to do so, and each year provides “Camperships” to approximately 10 percent of our campers to fulfill this promise. You can help by contributing to bring one or more children to camp.

Sponsor a camper today 

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Become a Living Tree Partner

For those who prefer to plan their charitable giving, you can become a Living Tree Partner by making a five-year faith promise to contribute a specific amount annually to general ministry needs. As a Partner, you will receive regular in-depth communication regarding the ministry progress at Spruce Lake. This also allows Spruce Lake to be good stewards of its resources by planning for long-term major needs such as roof replacements and heating/cooling system updates. Contact us to discuss how you can help with these needs.

Planned Giving Options

Our Development Staff are available to discuss Planned Giving options that best fulfill your wishes and those of your family.

Contact our Development Staff 

Volunteer at Spruce Lake

Spruce Lake depends on volunteers all year long! We’re so thankful for the many individuals and groups who give hours of time at the Retreat Center and at Wilderness Youth Camp to keep the ministry flourishing. We’d love to have you join our Volunteer Team!

To find an opportunity to serve at Spruce Lake, contact us today.