Mission Statement

“Where all generations encounter Christ, experience God’s grace, and are
empowered by the Holy Spirit to go forth in faith”

Who we are

Sugar Creek Bible Camp is a camp and retreat and conference center located in Ferryville, Wisconsin. Established in 1966, the camp is fully ACA accredited and offers a wide array of impactful programs focused on faith formation, healthy self-confidence, and other life skills. Outdoor adventure programs for K-12 children every summer (entering grades k-12) in week-long residential and Day Camp programs. 

Affectionately referred to as “the valley” by many guests and staff, Sugar Creek is nestled in 660 beautiful acres of vast forest, trout streams, ponds, and prairies in the heart of the Driftless region of Wisconsin. Campers and guests enjoy ten miles of private trails and a variety of outdoor recreation activities. 

Open year-round, Sugar Creek hosts overnight events every weekend for individuals and groups in three comfortable lodges, 17 cabins, and camping areas for RVs and tents. Food service with home-style meals is also provided upon request. 

As a shared ministry of 125 churches around the Midwest, mostly ELCA Lutheran congregations, Sugar Creek is a nonprofit (Christian) Bible camp. Children, youth, families, and groups of all beliefs and backgrounds are also welcome here for custom events and meaningful retreats. In 2022 we hosted guests/events all 52 weeks of the year.

Sugar Creek is 501c3 nonprofit. Your support and donations make it all possible; financial gifts are eligible to be tax deductible.

Program Philosophy

Sugar Creek is...


Campers need quality time outside. Our programs get them in touch with creation in ways that lead to awe, respect, and curiosity. Meals, Bible studies, worship, and fun activities all happen in God's beautiful creation.


Safety of campers is our top priority! Rigorous background checks and thorough training ensure that our staff is ready to respond to emergencies. Our concrete storm shelters and on-site nurse provide additional peace of mind. And, we meet the strict safety and program standards of the American Camping Association.

...Christ Centered!

Faith formation at camp is a way of life lived out in holy play, caring conversations, and intentional time spent in worship, Bible study, conversation, and in Gods glorious creation. Our faith expressions permeate every aspect of the camp experience.


Our fun-filled programs include age-appropriate activities, games, and songs. While every week at camp is different, campers might go creek stomping, play village games, camp out, swim, hike, do crafts and nature activities, enjoy archery, have a pool party, canoe, bike, have a pony ride or horse ride, and more!

...Small Group Focused!

Our philosophy is that young people learn and grow best in small groups. Your child will be with 6-8 other campers and one counselor for most activities, allowing for personal relationships and individual attention.

...A Partnership with your Congregation

We are here to serve you! Join us for Confirmation Camp, Day Camp, Retreats, or Adult Education! Our programs are designed to support the ministry of your congregation and your home.