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Spruce Lake

41.2266° N, 75.2676° W

Gifts from many friends, alumni, families and businesses support Spruce Lake Ministries (Spruce Lake and Pinebrook). Each donor and volunteer is a vital partner in pointing people toward Christ! Each contribution of time and funds supports youth camps, guest groups, programmed retreats for adults and families, and experiences that introduce people to the wonders of God’s creation.

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



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

Ways You Can Support Spruce Lake

Watch our Youth Campus grow!
Open full screen view of Lower Cabin Area:

This cam captures work at the Lower Cabin Area across from the Barn, which will become the boy’s lodging area:

Spruce Lake Ministries has been built upon an amazing foundation! We have watched God work through our history of visionary leaders, volunteers, staff and board members—and none of this would be possible without YOU, our valued guests and donors.

We are halfway through the Final Phase of the youth campus project. Sixteen new cabins will enable lodging for year-round youth ministry programming which always was—and still is—at the heart of Spruce Lake. Work began September 18, 2023, starting first with 8 cabins in the former girls’ tenting area; this section is completed. The second section of 8 cabins across from the Barn is underway now; completion is expected by January, 2025.

We invite skilled VOLUNTEERS to help with certain aspects of the project. Let us know of your interest by calling Steve Ykema at Spruce Lake: 570-595-7505 x 155.

We welcome your ongoing support of the Youth Campus! 



Sparks Partner: Consistent Small Gifts for a Big Difference.

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

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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Camp staff and their families.

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 

Become a Living Tree Partner

To plan your charitable giving, you can also choose to become a Living Tree partner. Make a five-year faith promise to contribute a specific amount each year to general ministry needs. Living Tree partners will receive regular communications about ministry progress. Partnerships enable Spruce Lake to be good stewards of resources by planning for long-term major needs such as roof replacements and heating/cooling system updates. Contact us to talk about your Living Tree partnership.

Center Circle.

Sponsor a Camper

Spruce Lake is committed to making sure that every camper who wants to attend summer camp can do so, regardless of financial need. Each year we provide “camperships” to approximately 10 percent of our campers to fulfill this promise. Your donations will enable more children to attend Camp.

Sponsor a camper today 

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!

  • There are several very busy turnover days during the summer. If you are able to help our housekeeping and custodial staff on those days, call our front desk staff (570-595-75050 for details, or register your interest here.
  • Click here to register your interest.

Volunteer to help finish Youth Campus cabins:

There will be opportunities later this summer and fall for volunteer work in the second set of eight cabins in the boys’ area. To volunteer, please call Facilities Director Steve Ykema at Spruce Lake: 570-595-7505 x 155.

Woodcutting Day – October 12, 2024:

  •  Help cut and stack our winter supply of firewood!
  • The work day is from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
  • A hearty breakfast and lunch are provided.
  • If you have your own chainsaw or wood splitter, please bring them.
  • Bring gloves and any other supplies
  • Call us by OCTOBER 9 to volunteer – 570-595-7505.