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Outdoor Education

41.2266° N, 75.2676° W

Bible-based Outdoor Education in the heart of the Pocono Mountains

At Spruce Lake, we offer a thorough outdoor education program that shows students the miracles of God’s creation. Here, learning is an adventure, a discovery, a celebration, and knowledge grounded in biblical truth.

Our mission at Spruce Lake Outdoor School is to provide Christ-centered discoveries in an outdoor setting through experiential learning opportunities for participants of all ages.

Bring your Christian school or student group to Spruce Lake this year for a memorable day or overnight outdoor education trip.

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Christian School Groups

Bring your student group of grades 4-12 to Spruce Lake for a retreat they won’t forget!

Team-building & adventure activities, compelling lessons on wildlife and outdoor skills, and dorm-style accommodations make for a unique learning experience that can become the highlight of your school year.

Receive a hearty 13 1/2 hours of instruction in a typical 3-day program that is boldly experiential and confidently Christ-centered. Our entire curriculum complements your own study areas, as well as teaching concepts of leadership, personal growth and spiritual development.

Christian school group participating in a team building activity.
Wilderness hike with snowshoes.


For local homeschool families and co-ops in grades 4-12, we offer a wide range of curriculum for your group. Experience and learn about nature at Spruce Lake with your children. One to three-day stays can be customized to fit the specific needs of your homeschool group or association.

Outdoor Education Curriculum

Our team of outdoor educators offer flexible curriculum based on the season and your group’s needs and goals. These programs include:

  • Adventure Program – Teambuilding courses, high ropes course, zip lines and climbing elements
  • Animal Life – Ecology, exploring animal habitats, and signs of animals in the winter
  • Outdoor Skills – Fire building, orienteering, and outdoor cooking
  • Forest & Aquatic Communities – Detailed studies into specific ecosystems
  • Evening Activities – Tubing, wagon ride, pool, and outdoor night games’


Outdoor education retreats are available during the fall, winter, and spring for 1-3 night overnight trips. Group lodging is provided in our Wilderness Camp or Retreat Center facilities.

Kids learning about nature.

About Us

Spruce Lake Outdoor School is a Christ-centered educational program of Spruce Lake Ministries in the Pocono Mountains of northeast Pennsylvania. With over 900 acres of woods, fields and mountain streams to explore, our landscape is ideal for discovering and learning about God’s awesome creation!