Overnight retreats are a fun, rewarding experience for your men’s, women’s, or youth group. No matter your group’s age, they can benefit from getting into nature and away from their ordinary routine. By providing your group shared experiences – like winter activities – they form deeper bonds with each other. And with daily meetings or breakout sessions, you can foster deeper growth between group members and in their relationship with God. This is why so many adult groups, youth groups, schools, and families view their annual retreat as essential.
At Spruce Lake, we’ll take care of the logistics of your trip – including where to stay, what to do, and when to eat – leaving you free to spend time with your group. Set in the beautiful Pocono Mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania, Spruce Lake is within an easy drive of New York, Philadelphia, and New Jersey. Our 370 acres of land is a perfect place to explore, build campfires, and experience one of our low or high ropes course elements. Contact us today to schedule your group’s next retreat.
The main focus of many retreats are the meeting and break-out sessions. Whether you are holding a time of worship, lesson, or group discussion, our meeting spaces can meet your group’s needs.
Our largest space can seat 500 participants, with several other spaces are great for more intimate groups. Your group will have a dedicated room for the entire retreat, and we’ll provide all the audio and visual equipment you’ll need.
At our retreat center, we have accommodations available in a variety of comfort levels. Linens and towels are provided.
We can handle groups of all sizes, making sure to keep your group’s rooms in the same or adjacent buildings. Campground facilities are also seasonally available for groups.
Spruce Lake features plenty of outdoor winter activities you might not be able to experience back home. From tubing and ice skating to hiking and snowshoeing across our 370+ acres of the Pocono Mountains, your group will enjoy spending time in our winter wonderland.Depending on the weather, your group can also experience Spruce Lake’s excellent Adventure Program activities this winter, including ground level challenge course, indoor and outdoor high level challenge course, climbing elements, and power swing.
Don’t worry about planning, preparing, and cleaning up your group’s meals; let us take care of it for you! Our Dining Hall staff serves delicious buffet-style meals three times a day, with enough food to keep your group running all day.
We can accommodate any dietary restrictions your group may have, and we’ll even prepare snacks and s’mores at your request!
Call us today to schedule your group’s next retreat. Our group specialists will help you pick a date that works best for you, plan your retreat’s schedule, and make sure your meals and activities are prepared when you arrive.
Let us take care of the planning, so you can spend more time with your group.