The 2017 Adult Retreat will be held on April 21 - 23, 2017 at the Spruce Lake Retreat Center located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains.  Yes, we have moved from the sea to the mountains!

Spruce Lake is approximately a 2.5 hour drive away from our church.  We will be renting the Mountain Laurel Lodge.  It is a self-contained lodge in a wooded area and accommodates up to 26 people.  The lodge contains a large full kitchen/dining area, large living room with a fireplace and a lounge/game room on the lower level.  The woodwork in the lodge is incredible!

There are 6 bedrooms with mostly queen size beds and some bunks.  Yes, there is a chance you may be rooming with someone else, but don't worry.  I will not have males and females rooming together, unless special accommodations need to be made!  Friday & Saturday night dinner and Sunday morning breakfast will be held in Spruce Lake's dining area; however, since we know Donegal has some really great cooks, one new addition this year will be Saturday morning breakfast/brunch made by our own chefs!  Our film sessions will be held at the Mountain Laurel Lodge.

There are many activities to do on-site as well as locally in the area including Bushkill Falls, Promised Land State Park, Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, antiquing, restaurants and yes, for those who like to shop there are outlets less than a half hour away!

The price for the entire weekend will be approximately $160 per person including all of your lodging and meals.  The per person cost will decrease the more folks we have going along.

Mike, Matt and I visited Spruce Lake last Friday to check out the facilities.  We are truly excited about the new opportunities this retreat provides as well as keeping some of our old traditions.  Our goals for this retreat are to praise God, develop a community atmosphere, nurture our faith....and relax!  We would love for you to join us!

I encourage you to check out the Spruce Lake website at

At this point, we are not asking for final commitments but we are trying to establish how many folks are interested in going on the retreat.  Please let me know by this Sunday if you are interested.  We will have an informational meeting on Sunday February 12th between services in Fellowship Hall.  Please contact Dawn Bourassa by phone at 717-471-2613 or by email at if you have any questions and if you are interested in going on the 2017 retreat.


The pictures below are from previous retreats to Rehobeth Beach in January. They are not indicative of the expected housing or weather for the 2017 retreat!