Community Responsibility:

Woodloch Pines Resort has always felt strongly that the community is as much a part of the family as…well, the family.  As a family owned and operated resort for over 50 years, Woodloch has strived to make a difference in the community whether locally, nationally or globally.


Starting with the employees, Woodloch Pines resort is the largest employer in the Hawley, Pennsylvania region, at times employing over 1,000 staff members.  Woodloch offers employees wellness programs, family fun benefits, and more help to send the message that our staff are, in fact, our family.  In turn, we hope that our staff treats each and every one of our guests like family.


We also give back to our community with the help of our guests.  Each year we ensure that dozens of requests for donations and unique experiences are given to return guests and honorable members of communities all over the nation.  From hosting community groups to non-profit organizations, it is important to acknowledge all that makes our community and country a caring place.


Cancer Research:

BK Hope Cures is one of the most important missions Woodloch Pines Resort participates in. Founded by Robert Kiesendahl, a survivor of cancer, the BK Hope Cures effort raises money through MANY different programs, fundraisers and community functions. The funds that are raised through BK Hope Cures is donated to many Cancer Research Groups, including Susan G. Komen for the Cure, The Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center & Lance Armstrong’s LIVESTRONG foundation.




BK Hope Cures Fundraisers Include:

  • BK5K, a 5k Run benefitting the Lance Armstrong Foundation, LIVESTRONG.
  • Hope Floats Swimathon, takes place at the Woodloch Sports Complex.  The Event has raised over $30,000 for cancer awareness & support by benefitting the BK Hope Cures effort & the LIVESTRONG foundation.
  • BK Invitational Golf Tournament is Bob Kiesendahl’s signature, annual fundraising event. The golf tournament takes place at the Woodloch Springs Country Club in Hawley, PA.  Family, friends and corporate sponsors join together for the event that includes, golf, a Texas Hold ‘Em tournament, live entertainment, awards, food & cocktails.  The event has grown to a 2- day event with two groups, one playing Sunday and another on Monday. A cocktail party, dinner & awards for all participants & sponsors complete the event Monday evening at the Inn at Woodloch. 
  • A Night for the Cure. On Sunday, October 24, the 3rd annual Night for the Cure was held at the Inn at Woodloch to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. In 2011 alone over $7,000.00 was sent to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. BK2011Picture2.jpgSG Komen 11 2 020.jpg



For Pete's Sake: Woodloch is honored to be a respite vacation destination for the non-profit organization "For Pete's Sake." This organization makes it possible for people battling cancer and their families to get away and create warming memories. Six families celebrated with us in 2012 alone and it's always a distinct privilege to be a part of this great cause!





Woodloch Pines Resort is a member of the Global Soap Project.  With 4.6-million hotel rooms in the United States, an estimated 2.6-million soap bars are discarded every day. This program collects discarded soap from hotels and reprocesses it into new bars that are given to vulnerable populations throughout the world, with the goal of improving health through personal hygiene.



lackawanna.jpgThe Harry & Mary Kiesendahl School of Hospitality:


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In May, 2010, Lackawanna College commemorated the launch of the Harry & Marry Kiesendahl School of Hospitality and Tourism located at the Hawley Silk Mill.  The new school offers programs in Hospitality Management, Recreation Management and the Culinary Arts.  According to the Wayne Independent, “Lackawanna College President, Ray Angeli, said ‘the goal of the new Lake Region Center is to cater to the growing student population in the region. The Hospitality Management and Tourism Program is tailor-made for this area because of the great local impact of the tourism industry.   It will be a tremendous economic boom for the area,’ said Angeli.”  The unique program will also offer internships which gives local businesses the opportunity to get involved as well.  Local businesses can help train and teach students about their own businesses as well as host interns to mentor possible future employees.

Red Cross.jpgThe American Red Cross:

Woodloch Pines Resort often hosts blood drives and offers incentives like free dinner, breads or cookies for donors. Here is a letter  from our friends regarding a recent American Red Cross event hosted at Woodloch Springs:


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The United Way:


Woodloch participates in food drives & donations all year round. 



170px-Caduceus.svg.pngWayne Memorial Hospital & Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Board:

Woodloch Pines Resort sponsors a golf tournament along with four decades of support as chairmen and board members. Mary Kiesendahl volunteered for the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Board many years ago and the tradition carries on through the generations.