41.2266° N, 75.2676° W
Spruce Lake Wilderness Camp in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania is the ideal place for overnight summer camp! Here at Spruce Lake, kids are out in the midst of God’s creation for 6 exciting days of fun, Bible teaching and adventure!
Daily activities take advantage of Spruce Lake’s 888 acres of woodlands, waterfalls, and mountain streams. Campers love the 500-foot zip line, the 3-person climbing tower, archery range, kayaking, power swing, swimming at the pool, adventure programming, outdoor explorations, and daily Fireside worship and Bible teaching.
All camp activities are age-appropriate, and team members & counselors are carefully selected, screened and trained to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of campers.
Who am I? Why am I here?
What is the truth?
The world is full of answers to these questions that can so easily pull a believer away from our God. That’s why it is so important for every follower of JESUS to know how to put on “the armor of God!” The Apostle Paul says this is “so that you may be able to stand firm in these difficult days.” Make it YOUR plan to not only have an awesome week @ Wilderness Camp, but also to grow in your understanding of God’s plan for your life!
Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes … stand firm, then, with the Belt of Truth, the Breastplate of Righteousness, Feet That Are Ready, the Shield of Faith, Helmet of Salvation & Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.
Ephesians 6: 10-11, 14-17
Discoverers introduces younger campers to all the fun outdoor activities and to being away from home.
Not that they will have much time to think about missing home! We keep them active as their tent groups participate in games, the mini-zipline, swimming, kayaking, nature activities, sports, the 300-foot water slide, daily devotionals, lively evening Fireside worship and more!
Two counselors per tent group will look after campers’ daily needs and be fun-loving Christian role models. We make sure to have earlier bedtimes so there is always a new supply of energy for the next day. Campers also stay with their tent groups for stability and continuity.
Explorers is a new age group that serves as a stepping stone between Discoverers and Trekkers.
Campers will meet new friends in their tent, explore creation, and enjoy activities such as slingshots, tie-dye, swimming, kayaks, and more! In addition to the camp favorites, this week will feature the ever-popular Camp Carnival.
Color Clash events step it up a notch, and tent groups will compete for the win! Quality counselors will guide their campers in fun and in growing in their faith. We watch God work every day through messages from the camp pastor, passionate worship during Fireside, and relationships built.
Trekkers focuses on the uniqueness of the preteen age group. This week provides campers with opportunities to explore new interests, try new skills, and enjoy more activity options. Activity choices will be made within the tent group unit, with many choices for fun throughout the day.
Tent group activities include morning devotionals, kayaking, mini-golf, swimming, the big water slide, group games, power swing, sports, and a special late-night event.
Tent group activity options enable campers to experience a variety of activities or learn a new skill while entering into opportunities to bond with their tent mates.
Each day ends by playing hard during Rec Hour, then enjoying lively Fireside worship with lots of music, singing, and relevant messages by the week’s camp pastor.
Trailblazers step it up with the Zip-Line and a NEW night game. Bridge the gap with this new camp designed for ages 11-13.
Compete in new color clash challenges and make connections with counselors and tent mates!
New activity options added for this age group are archery and escape room. Campers will also enjoy camp favorites and have the option to choose from a variety of activities within their tent groups.
Adventurers will have a wider variety of activities from which to choose within their tent groups. The camp day will generally end later than the younger camps. Counselors and speakers purposefully engage campers in conversations about relevant spiritual and relational issues, with a focus on developing healthy relationships with others and with God their Creator.
Tent group activities offer a wide range of outdoor, adventure and creative activities from which to choose. Campers will play the “Mission Impossible” night game for the first time this week!
Navigators Camp (youth week) provides a unique atmosphere for senior high-age campers to enjoy positive relationships with peers and counselors while exploring issues of life, relationships and faith. Along with all the fun and adventure will be a casual-dress theme dinner with entertainment to make this week extra special.
As always, this week will include the ever-popular game, Mission Impossible, active Rec Hour and Fireside, with relevant messages and lively worship.