Ministry highlights of
Sugar Creek Bible Camp
July/August 2022
I can't believe how quickly the summer has flown by. So many campers and so much fun. Just this morning I was on the MC porch and I could hear the lively chatter of campers as they walked down the valley. It brings joy to my heart and a smile to my face.
Annual Quilt Auction and Fall Festival
Saturday, September 10, 2022
Join us for a beautiful day and help support the wonderful ministries of Sugar Creek Bible Camp.
Baked Goods-BBQ Pork Lunch-Country Store with Rummage Items-Craft Fair with Local Artisans-Fun Walk & 5K Trail Run, Homemade Pies, Quilts for Auction and Raffle-Silent Auction with Theme Baskets-Sports Memorabilia-and more.

Quilt pictured is raffle quilt.
Sugar Creek Bible Camp
Viroqua Hills
Golf Course

Monday, August 22
Registration and Check-in Starting at 11:00 AM
Shotgun Start at 12:30 PM

18 holes-$75 per person
4 person Best Ball
2 Flights-with prizes!
5K Trail Run and Walk
Saturday, September 10
Join us for the 9th Annual Trail Run/Walk. Run with the gnomes on the trails and through the villages of Sugar Creek Bible Camp. Mugs will be provided for each participant.

8:00 AM Registration and 9:00 AM Start
Best Wishes Kjell
The holy spirit calls us each to new adventures. We celebrate with Kjell as he starts his full time studies at Southern Seminary to become an ELCA pastor. We give thanks for his many faithful years at Sugar Creek. Kjell spent numerous years as a camper at Sugar Creek in his youth and later joined the staff as a counselor and then as a member of the summer leadership team. Kjell is completing 7 consecutive summers on staff, the last four years as Program Director. Please join us in thanking Kjell for a hard job well done. You will be truly missed.
Welcome Lucy Hardy, Interim Program Director
Hello! My name is Lucy Hardie. My family and I are so looking forward to moving back to the La Crosse area and more specifically the beautiful valley of Sugar Creek! My husband, Ross, and I were both summer counselors at SCBC when we were in college. And I was also a camper in middle and high school. I’ve continued to support camping ministry both here at Sugar Creek and Luther Park Bible Camp in Chetek, WI. In May of 2022, I graduated from Wartburg Seminary, and am currently waiting to start the first-call process.
We have a 3-year-old son, Samuel, and a wonderful dog, Dutch. I (and my family) am extremely grateful for this opportunity to serve and support camp during this time of transition in both our lives and camp’s life. It is with great excitement that I come back to the valley and ministry that has been so important to not only my call to ordained ministry but also my formation as a disciple of Christ. For however long this interim period lasts, I look forward to seeing you at camp and around the area. We have so many fun ways to experience camp this fall including the Fall Festival, youth retreats, scrapbooking or craft retreats, or your own personal retreats/family gatherings.
May you feel God’s Peace surround you always.
Watch our Facebook Page and website for these upcoming events...
September 17 Fall Volunteer Work Weekend
September 23-25 Middle School Youth Retreat
September 29-October 2 Craft Retreat
October 3 Yesterday's Youth
In the Wild
COMMON NAME: Monarch butterflies
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Danaus plexippus
TYPE: Invertebrates
DIET: Herbivore
SIZE: Wingspan, 3.7 to 4.1 inches
WEIGHT: 0.0095 to 0.026 ounces
Monarchs at Sugar Creek
The monarch butterfly is one of the most recognizable on the planet. Its orange wings are laced with black lines and bordered with white dots. Famous for their seasonal migration, millions of monarchs migrate from the United States and Canada south to California and Mexico for the winter.
Monarchs were recently added to to the endangered species list because of shrinking habitat due and climate change.
Photo credit: Lizzy Hoversten
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 June and July, 2022.
In Memory of Given by

Wes Allen - Roger & Sheila Champlin
Donna Bassett - Jean Hays
Lori Beckstrom - Roger & Sheila Champlin
Ron Brudos - Darlene Bankes, Cheryl Johnson
Ron Havlik - Mari Sue Bethke, John & Ardus Cleveland, Philip Moldrem, Debra Schwingel
Gladys Lee - Roger & Sheila Champlin
Pastor Chuck Hulsether - Thurman & Judy Vangen
Galen "Ole" Olson - Roger & Sheila Champlin
Roger Sime - Roger & Sheila Champlin
Bill Stenulson - Greta Greif, Percy Jackson
Elaine Wrobel - Marcia Crowley, Glenn & Sharon Simmonds

Congregational Donors

Barneveld Lutheran Church
De Soto Lutheran Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church - Mt. Horeb
First Lutheran Church - Onalaska
Freeman Lutheran Church
Good Shepherd LC - La Crosse
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church - Viroqua
Grace Lutheran Church - 3 point
Grace Lutheran Church - Darlington
Grace Lutheran Church - Dodgeville
Holmen Lutheran Church
Immanuel Lutheran Church - Caledonia
Immanuel Lutheran Church - Viroqua
Lewis Valley Lutheran Church
Luther Memorial Lutheran Church
Middle Coon Valley Lutheran Church
Mindoro Lutheran Church
Our Savior's Lutheran Church - La Crosse
Our Savior's LC - West Salem
St. John's Lutheran Church - Boscobel
St. John's Lutheran Church - Oregon
St. Peter Evangelical LC - Prairie du Chien
Utica Lutheran Church
West Koshkonong Lutheran Church
Westby Coon Prairie Lutheran Church
Zion Lutheran Church - Reedsburg

Gifts in Kind

Bluffview Greenhouse - flowers for the RC welcome area
Diane Colborn & Key Ingredients - chicken feed for the summer
Kara Ellis & Forward Path Logistics - 25 cases of hand sanitizer
Pastor Meg and Robert Hoversten - mental health training
Kyle Jaeger & Laura Mackey - summer staff cookout
Dr. Ann & Tim Marty - nurse's station medical supplies
Trinity Lutheran Church Youth Group, Sparta - Kwik Trip gas cards
Jeff Wendt - freight and labor for moving bunk beds
John Zehrer & Star Valley Flowers - field cut flowers for Pioneer dinner
W-ELCA Donors

St. Peter's Lutheran Church - Loganville

Individual Donors

Peter & Joan Allen
Ruth & Jerry Anderson
Pastor Jim & Lynn Arends
Kevin & Betty Baird
Roger & Lori Beckstrom
Jennifer Bjorklund
Cody & Katie Brockway
Deanna & Fred Brockway
Karn Carroll
Marion & Ruth Clark
Ed & Lori Copus
Ramon Cram
Linda Dahl
Elizabeth Davis
Ken Deaver
Martand Delwiche
Michael Douglass II
Ron & Marsha Ellefson
Dave & Pat Fisher
Pastor Donald & Elizabeth Fox
Ted Glasbrenner
N. Bryce & Katie Griffin
Doug & Gail Grimsled
Pastor David & Connie Guetzke
Carl & Ardith Hansen
Terri & Al Hanson
Sue Hayden
Meredith Hink
Palmer & Marth Hoffland
Shirley Hummel
Al & Jan Isen
Pastor Joe & Brianna Iverson
Percy Jackson
Kyle Jaeger & Laura Mackey
Trudy Johnson
Daniel Kirschbaum & Jonathan Tippetts
Gregg & Pastor Lori Kleppe
Mike Larson
Karen Mack
Michael & Karen Mahlkuch
Bill & JoEllen Mapp
Brian & Lori McCulloh
Bob & Ruth Ann Messling
Pastor Steve & Stacey Meyer
Keith Milner
David Mikkelson
Nancy Mikkelson
Charles & Tiana Montgomery
Kate Moody
Don Morovits
Roxann Nedrelo
Karen Nelson
Arnold & Coralie Nomann
Dayna Norvold
Alice Olson
Vernon Olson
Bob & Eloise Pearson
Jack & Bonnie Rath
Bethany Redbird
Cathy Reed
Jean Rozeske
Warren & Sandra Schaefer
Bob & Sally Severson
John & Nancy Solberg
Jennifer Strand
David & Trish Swasko
Lavonne Swiggum
Pastor Eric & Megan Thiele
Anson & Amy Thompson
Thurman & Judy Vangen
Verna Wallace
Jake Wedeberg
Jim & Julie Wedeberg
Audry Weymiller
Dan & Carolyn Wokosin
Mark & Claudia Ziemer
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