Through the rich history of the Anabaptist faith tradition, Spruce Lake Retreat has encouraged persons from a variety of traditions to a deeper faith in God through Jesus Christ.
In 1961, Christians from Mennonite churches in Bucks and Montgomery Counties recognized a need to provide a summer camp for their children and youth. They formed Franconia Mennonite Camp Association, Inc. to organize their efforts. In 1962 their search for a property led them to the Pocono Mountains where a For Sale sign along a Barrett Township, Monroe County road caught their attention.
The property owner was quick to catch their vision. He recalled the selfless volunteer rescue work the Mennonite churches had done for weeks following the famous flood of 1955 in Stroudsburg, PA, and he decided to give them an incredibly generous price on the property.
Spruce Lake Retreat officially opened on Memorial Day, 1963.
With a rich history in the Anabaptist faith tradition, Spruce Lake invites and encourages all people to seek a deeper faith in God through Jesus Christ.