History | Pocono Springs Camp

Our History

The Pocono Springs property has a rich history of providing unforgettable summers for campers and counselors alike. The picturesque lakefront campus welcomed its first campers in 1935 and served as the home for great summer camps, including Pocono Highlands Camp for over 65 years, until closing its gates in 2009.

In 2015, Max and Sarah Vest rediscovered this hidden gem of a camp. They fell in love with its natural beauty and knew it was a place that needed to be brought back to life and become an extraordinary place in the lives of children again, and they also wanted groups of all shapes and sizes to be able to experience Pocono Springs in the months it wasn’t serving as a summer camp. They set out renovating the property, developing the program, and most importantly, creating their vision for Pocono Springs as a special place for campers and staff, as well as a for groups who rent out the facility to be the venue for their events.

The Pocono Springs team has taken time, care, and extreme pride in breathing life back into the property. From the tree-lined drive, to its open fields, to the private spring-fed lake, the natural beauty of Pocono Springs remained through the years.  Enhancing the abundant picture-perfect scenery, the facility underwent a complete renovation before its first season hosting groups in 2016, and continued to be updated with additional facility and programming enhancements as we welcomed our first summer of Pocono Springs campers in 2017!   From 2015 – 2017, every building on the property underwent a complete renovation, inside and out.  We added new tennis and basketball courts, refreshed the abundant field space, and added all new sports equipment.  Our private lake in the heart of camp received new docks, canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards.  We constructed a heated pool, challenge course, and zip line; we also added a beach volleyball court, a new hockey rink, and multiple bonfire spaces.  We are proud to be the caretakers of a place that has been so special to so many, and look forward to sharing all that Pocono Springs has to offer with you and your group.