41.2266° N, 75.2676° W
Set in the beautiful Pocono Mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania, the overnight summer camps at Spruce Lake put kids in the midst of God’s creation for a week 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 exploration, 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.
In this busy world of school, sports, tech and more, life can seem like a long race.
And without help, it can be hard. God offers you help! So take the opportunity
this summer to learn how to run and finish the race set before you by keeping
your eyes on Jesus. And at the same time, have an awesome week enjoying God’s
incredible creation at Wilderness Camp!
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Discoverer Camps introduce younger campers to all the fun outdoor activities and to being away from home. Mini-Week frees children (as well as their parents) to experience camp for the first time without having to be away from home for a whole week.
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. During these weeks, 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.
Trekker Camps focus on the uniqueness of the preteen age group. These weeks provide 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 Life Search 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 tentmates.
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.
Adventurers will have a wider variety of activities from which to choose within their tent groups. The camp day will generally start and end later than the Discoverers and Trekkers 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.