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Spruce Lake

41.2266° N, 75.2676° W

The ministry of Spruce Lake is supported by the gifts of many friends, alumni campers, families and businesses each year.
Each one is a vital partner in pointing people toward Christ!

Your contributions make a big difference by helping us host youth camps, guest groups, programmed retreats for adults and families, and experiences that introduce students 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.



Make a secure, one-time donation online

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

Ways You Can Help Spruce Lake

Wilderness Youth Campus REBOOT!

In 2023, Spruce Lake will celebrate 60 years of living out our Core Purpose of Pointing People Toward Christ!

Our founding visionaries were passionate about living out the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20). Over the past 60 years, we have worked to provide opportunities for God to invite children, youth and adults into a relationship with Him.

We have seen the amazing way that God brought Spruce Lake into existence, and how He has protected and provided for this place year after year. Then, He pulled us through the financial crisis caused by the pandemic – something ONLY God could do!

Campers, churches and groups are back! Clearly, God is not finished changing lives – especially as our world is looking for solutions to the messes created through living apart from Him.

Now, we believe it is time to REBOOT our WILDERNESS YOUTH CAMPUS VISION, 16 year-round cabins plus pavilion upgrades, put on hold during the pandemic. In fact, THERE IS NO BETTER TIME!  Read more…

Please keep this project in your prayers, that God will open all the necessary doors to bring this to reality.
And, if you are able, please SUPPORT the Wilderness Camp Youth Campus Project, and leave your imprint on the youth of tomorrow!


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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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.

Sponsor a Camper

Spruce Lake is committed to making sure that every camper who wants to attend summer camp will be able to do so, regardless of financial need. Each year we provide “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 

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.

Woodcutting Day – October 14, 2023

  •  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, like your water bottle.
  • Call us at 570-595-7505 to let us know you can help.