Ministry highlights of
Sugar Creek Bible Camp
April 2022
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.."
--1 Peter 1:3
Celebrate our Risen Lord!
Saturday, April 16th

Program/Devotion: 9:45 am
Brunch: 10-11:30 am
Egg Hunt: 11:45 am
Pony rides, egg painting and other activities will be available too!

Bring the whole family!
Elementary School Youth Retreat
Join us for a 1-night retreat of crazy fun and games at Sugar Creek. Make new friends and hang out with cool counselors who will help you explore faith through Bible story time, memorable songs, and an awesome worship!
All of the fun of summer camp in one amazing weekend.
Who: Designed for 2nd-5th graders
When: Check-in: Saturday, April 30 - 1:00 pm
Pick up: Sunday, May 1 - 1:00 pm
Cost: $59 (cost includes housing, meals, program, etc.)
Don't Forget About Family Camp!
Family Camp is a special part of summer programming. A time and place to feel and share the love of God and all creation with your family.
Thank you to Dave and Pat Fisher of Viroqua for the testimonial shared below.
"Family Camp at Sugar Creek Bible Camp has been a wonderful, joy-filled, bonding time with our granddaughters, Maia and Amara. We started attending 7 years ago when it was grandparent/grandchild camp, which has now been rolled into family camp. We are excited that this year our daughter and her whole family will be joining us too.
Family camp is 3 overnights with a choice of accommodations, all indoor. Meals are provided. The activities range from swimming in the solar-heated pool, horseback riding, arts & crafts, field games, hiking, biking and campfires. And best of all is the message that we are all children of God, loved beyond all measure. The songs are spirit-filled and our girls sing them all year. The sung prayers before meals are silly and fun and memorable. The skits put on by the staff and the age appropriate bible studies teach about Jesus. Our girls feel safe and cared for by the staff and look forward to each new year at Sugar Creek."
Looking for Summer Leaders!
Sugar Creek Bible Camp is gearing up for another exciting summer and would like your help to build an amazing summer camp team of hard working, compassionate, and energetic people of faith.
Working at camp is a great opportunity to find belonging, make a difference and connect with God. Sugar Creek staff return to their congregations and communities as confident and faith-filled leaders. Additionally, campers experience positive role models from your local communities. The light that shines in a camper’s eyes when they see their camp leaders is a true testament to the power of camp and the influence these young adults have on our youth.
Please encourage the young adults (17+) in your life to apply to work at Sugar Creek today.  Learn more about this wonderful opportunity by visiting our website, with a quick phone call (608-734-3113), email Kjell, our Program Director, at, or message us on Facebook or Instagram!
Ark Encounter and Nashville Bus Trip
Join Sugar Creek Bible Camp on this exciting southern journey August 26 through September 1, 2022.
Throughout the trip you will see many sites. Ark Encounter in Williamstown, KY will awe you with a full size ark. You will enjoy a tour of the Lexington, KY area with it's many horse farms. Opryland Hotel will be your home base in Nashville. While there you will see the Country Music Hall of Fame, with Legends, Lunch & Lyrics, a guided tour that will take you down Music Row, to view the Capitol and the Parthenon. A backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry and the General Jackson showboat Luncheon Cruise will cap off your stay. On the bus ride home you will stop in Springfield, IL to visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum as well as Lincoln's Home.
Yesterday's Youth
We are so thankful that we were finally able to host a Yesterday's Youth event again with over 40 in attendance! Thank you to Michael Douglass for his engaging presentation on the indigenous people and early settlers of the Driftless Region. Much appreciation also to Laurel Brandt for sharing his diverse accordion musical repertoire with us. So much fun was had by all and we are happy to spend time together again. Link
Horse Wrangler & Hospitality Coordinator Position
Sugar Creek is hiring a full-time, year round Wrangler and Hospitality Coordinator. If you or someone you know has this unique skill set please take a look and share the attached job description . God may be calling you to Sugar Creek Bible Camp.

In the Wild
Grateful! Thankful! Blessed!
Memorials and Honorariums...
are one of many ways to support Sugar Creek. Thank you to all of you who remembered or honored friends and loved ones with a gift to this Bible Camp ministry.

Donors and Sustaining Givers...
Sugar Creek Bible Camp is blessed to have monthly supporters, known as Sustaining Givers, as well as regular Congregational Supporters (benevolence) and Individual Donors.

These gifts were received in March, 2022.

In Memory of Given by

Donna Bassett Donna Roe
Dick Campbell Sarah Mummaw-Flury
Ron Hayden Bob & Sally Severson
James Hemker Sonja Moe
Duane Hoff Wayne & Karen Sherry
Irv Johnson Family & Friends, Roger & Lori Beckstrom, John & Karen Case, Tom & Annmarie Demarais, Steven Fisher, John & Lillie Gates, Pat & James Larue, Jeff & Mary Priem, Jan Sahagian-Crandall, Beverly Scott
June Krahn Bob & Sally Severson
Henry Oechsle Jeffrey & Michele Clausing, Mr. & Mrs. Ray Perkins, Kevin & Lori Wiest
Carol Sherry Olin & Arlette Knudsen, Gary & Marsha Vance
Ralph "Junior" Torgerson Darlene Bankes, Roger & Sheila Champlin
Al Wee Roger & Sheila Champlin

Congregational Donors

Barneveld Lutheran Church
Bethany LC - New Lisbon
DeSoto Lutheran Church
Evangelical LC - Mt. Horeb
First Lutheran Church - Onalaska
Good Shepherd LC - La Crosse
Grace Lutheran Church - 3 point
Grace Lutheran Church - Darlington
Grace Lutheran Church - Dodgeville
Holmen Lutheran Church
Immanuel Lutheran Church - Caledonia
Immanuel Lutheran Church - Cashton
Immanuel Lutheran Church - Viroqua
Journey Lutheran Church
Luther Memorial Lutheran Church
Middle Coon Valley Lutheran Church
Mindoro Lutheran Church
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Our Savior's Lutheran Church - La Crosse
Our Savior's LC - West Salem
St. John's Lutheran Church - Boscobel
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Trinity Lutheran Church - Sparta
W-ELCA Donors

Christ Lutheran Church
First English Lutheran Church

Individual Donors

Peter & Joan Allen
Pastor Jim & Lynn Arends
Kevin & Betty Baird
Jennifer Bjorklund
Henry & Liz Bothfeld
Clark & Jeanette Butler
Elizabeth Davis
Michael Douglass II
Karen & Jim Edwards
Ed & Diane Eisermann
Arne & Katie Everson
Richard Faldet
Pastor Donald & Elizabeth Fox
Nicole Garbers
Harlow & Audrey Gierhart
N. Bryce & Katie Griffin
Charles Gustafson
Carl & Ardith Hansen
Trish Harman
Meredith Hink
Julie Hook
Tamra Hull
Shirley Hummel
Pastor Joe & Brianna Iverson
Kyle Jaeger & Laura Mackey
Daniel Kirschbaum & Jonathan Tippetts
Gregg & Pastor Lori Kleppe
Linda Kraemer
Michael & Karen Mahlkuch
Trygve & Karan Mathison
Brad & Sue Meng
Pastor Steve & Stacey Meyer
Charles & Tiana Montgomery
Kate Moody
Roxann Nedrelo
Alice Olson
Randal Rossing
Coleen Schultz
John & Nancy Solberg
Dr. Jake and Pastor Anna Sorenson
Kristen Swedlund & Pastor Andy Twiton
Lavonne Swiggum
Sandra Tainter
Lori Taylor
Knute & Carol Temte
Pastor Eric & Megan Thiele
Verna Wallace
Leonard Werner
Tim & Geri Zauche
Jenni Zupan
Thank you to the Thrivent Choice members that gave to Sugar Creek this year.
Eric Bakken
Ramie Bakken
Rick Bakkum
Suzanne Bartels
Debra Bassett
Joanne Benning
Bernard Bjorkland
Jena Bjorkland
Larry Blunck
Ronald Brudos
Susanna Brudos
John Cleveland
Donald Connelly
Mary Connelly
Lyle Dalton
Dale Dax
Arne Fremstad
James Gerth
Karen Gerth
Ted Glasbrenner
Leon Glasbrenner
Richard Guldenaar
Adrian Hagen
Amy Hanson
Verlyn Hanson
Shirley Hyer
Richard Iverson
Joshua Iverson
Shirley Johnson
Larisa Johsnon-Tong
Bette Keehner
Kathryn Kieckhafer
Ronald Koenig
Robin Kohls
David Kowlczyk
Lisa Kowlczyk
Stacey Markuson
Timothy Marty
Keith Milner
Bette Pedretti
Janet Pohlman
Diana Saegrove
Marcus Saegrove
Warren Schaefer
Robert Schiefelbein
Sharon Schiefelbein
Robert Severson
Sally Jo Severson
Linda Smrcina
Nancy Solberg
Lynn Susag
David Swasko
Patricia Swasko
Linda Thies
Erik Tolvstad
Timothy Zauche
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