Guest Guidelines



  1. Alcohol, illegal drugs, fireworks, paintball guns & firearms are not permitted on Pocono Plateau property.
  2. Pocono Plateau is a smoke-free facility.  Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is not permitted in any building or anywhere on the property.  (If you must smoke, please do so on Pocono Plateau Road (township road), away from other guests.)
  3. Guests groups are not permitted to bring pets (service dogs, task performing, are exempt).
  4. Quite time hours are 10:30 pm – 7:00 am.


  1. Candle burning is not permitted in any building (including meeting rooms).
  2. Cooking is not permitted in any lodge or meeting room (except Gate House & Chalet).  This includes crock-pots, electric frying pans, tabletop oven, & microwaves.
  3. Cooking in the indoor fireplaces is not permitted (including s'mores & hot dogs).
  4. Food & drink can be consumed in meeting rooms only, not in bedrooms.
  5. Furniture is not to be moved from the rooms that they occupy, if additional chairs or tables are needed, please inform the camp staff.
  6. Please do not hang any item on painted wall, doors, or door frames.  The use of thumbtacks, nails, tape & sticky tack leaves holes and adhesive residue that stains and discolors surfaces.


  1. Boating is at your own risk.  It is strongly advised that the guest group provide a lifeguard certified by a nationally recognized provider (including CPR and first aid) for boating supervision.
  2. ONLY Pocono Plateau watercraft is permitted in order to prevent lake cross-contamination.
  3. Rowboats and canoes may be use when weather conditions permit.
  4. Children and youth must be supervised by an adult.
  5. Everyone must wear life jackets regardless of age.
  6. Boating is permitted only during daylight hours.
  7. Follow ALL posted boating rules.  For your safety, please do not stand up in boats, transfer to another boat, or crash boats together.  No more than three persons in a rowboat and no more than two persons in a canoe.
  8. Swimming is not permitted during the retreat season.


  1. Pennsylvania law requires all persons age 16 and older that fish to have a Pennsylvania fishing license.
  2. Catch & Release Fishing is permitted either from a boat or the shore at Pocono Plateau Lake.  Please do not fish near the swimming area (between the dam & boat shed) or carry fishing equipment through the beach area.  Fishing is only permitted from the shore at Beaver Lake.


  1. Guest groups are responsible for providing their participants with first aid.  Pocono Plateau does not provide first aid services, supplies, or equipment to guests.
  2. It is strongly advised that the guest group provide a person certified by a nationally recognized provider in CPR, AED and first aid.
  3. Guests must provide their own transportation for medical care, if needed.  The local hospital is Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg, about 35 minutes away.
  4. All sleeping facilities are equipped with smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  Contact camp staff immediately, if alarm is sounding.


Pocono Plateau is a member of the Christian Camp and Conference Association.American Camp Association AccreditationPocono Plateau is an EcoEternity site, an alternative to traditional cemeteries.Pocono Plateau is a chart member of the Association of United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries.