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Job Opportunities

Thank you for inquiring about Employment here at Sugar Creek!


Housekeeping Position Immediately Available

Up to 20 hours per week. Duties include general cleaning, vacuuming, mopping, etc. of guest rooms, lodges, restrooms, and other facilities as needed. Position could be shared. We are looking for someone who lives close to the camp. Please contact the camp: 608-734-3113 or Interim Director Jeff Barrow: 262-497-7576 if you are interested.



Please check back in December 2018.

You must be at least 18 by the start of staff training and a HS Graduate (or equivalent) to apply for any summer staff position. 


2018 Staff Application                      2018 Staff Reference

Individuals marked as a reference will receive an email and code allowing them to access the reference link above.  Sugar Creek Bible Camp follows all Equal Employment Opportunity laws.  Please call: 608-734-3113 if you have questions.

2018 Summer Camp Staff

2018 Recruiting Schedule

*Jan 29 – UW Stout         *Jan 31 – Mankato State      *Feb 7 – Wartburg

*Feb 7 – UW River Falls  *Feb 12th – Augsburg             *Feb 14 – Winona State
*Feb 14 – Augustana        *Feb 15 – UW La Crosse       *Feb 15 – Luther Camp Fair
*Feb 16 – St. Olaf              *Feb 20 – UW Stevens Pt.    *Feb 22– Waldorf
* Feb 22 – Luther              *
Feb 23 – Gustavus

Summer Camp Program

  • Sugar Creek is located in Ferryville, WI – six miles from the Mississippi river in the hills, bluffs and prairies of SW WI.
  • We operate a de-centralized program, which means we have several small villages of 25-30 campers. Each counselor has 6-8 campers for whom they are responsible.
  • We serve about 2500 campers each summer with our resident and day camp programs.
  • We hire approximately 50 summer staff.
  • Our positions include leadership staff, counselors, kitchen staff, off-site coordinator, wranglers, team driver, arts & crafts director, lifeguard, and staff-in-training coordinator. 2018 Job Descriptions.

Summer Staff Qualifications

  • Commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord—you must be willing and able to share your life in Christ with others.
  • Staff do not have to be Lutheran, but they must affirm ELCA Lutheran theology.
  • Openness—to be open to new people, situations, and experiences.
  • Passion—to help other people of all ages, and especially youth.
  • Staff must be willing and able to pass a Criminal Background check as a condition of employment.
  • Preferred one year post high school.

Summer Staff Salary-2019

All staff receive room and board

  • 2019 High School Grads: $230 per week
  • Counseling and Support Staff-at least 1 year college or work: $250 per week
  • Village Leader: $260 per week

Summer Staff Time Commitment – 2019

2018 information available in December

  • June 2 (leadership staff); other staff- June 4 – August 17, 2019 (Staff contracts vary by position, some will be required to work early and/or work late.)
  • Two weeks of staff training June 4-14, 2019
  • Staff will be able to take time off during the summer based on staffing needs per week.
  • Work week is from Sunday to approximately 6pm on Friday. (Day camp staff will be required to start earlier on Sundays.)
  • Staff will be required to work two weekends during the summer: family weekend and the other one by random assignment.
  • On occasion, staff will be expected to lead skits and songs at area churches during Sunday morning worship services.

Application Process

  1. Application link can be found above.  Staff are required to fill out entire application and references as applicable.  New applicants need three references, one of whom must be a pastor. Returning staff from 2018 need only 1 reference and it must be from a pastor.  References will be sent an email from our system giving them a code and link to access the reference form, you do not need to provide that information but please check with the individuals before you put them down.
  2. Interview with the Program Director or the Executive Director. If possible, please stop by one of our recruiting locations listed above.
  3. If hired, a health form MUST be completed and given to the camp before arrival at camp, or completed as part of your application process. The camp will run a Criminal Background Check which you must pass as a condition of employment.

Thank you for your interest in Sugar Creek Bible Camp. We hope to hear from you soon, and we look forward to speaking with you about employment possibilities at Sugar Creek!

For more information call: 608-734-3113.