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Sugar Creek Bible Camp has an exciting employment opportunity to join the year-round ministry team as the Program Director.  Sugar Creek Bible Camp is a year-round camp and retreat ministry. The role of the Program Director includes the creation, development, and leadership for all program offerings.


Program Director Job Description and Application


Please send resumes, completed application, and questions to:
Don Shunkwiler, Executive Director

Position open until filled.


2017 Staff Application

2017 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.  If you have any questions, you can email Jeff Thompson at

Winter 2017 Recruiting Schedule:

January 30th- UW Stout
February 7th- Waldorf
February 8th- Wartburg College
February 8th- Mankato State
February 9th- Luther College
February 14h- UW Stevens Point
February 15th- St Olaf College
February 15th- UW La Crosse
February 16th- Winona State
February 16th- Luther College
February 17th- Gustavus Adolphus



  • 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 55 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. 2017 Job Descriptions.


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


All staff receive room and board

  • 2017 High School Grads: $225 per week
  • Counseling and Support Staff-at least 1 year college or work: $240 per week
  • Village Leader: $245 per week

Time Commitment-2017

  • May 30 – August 11, 2017 (Staff contracts vary by position, some will be required to work early and/or work late.)
  • Two weeks of staff training May 30-June 9
  • Staff will be able to take weeks off during the summer upon request and also based on staff 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 (June 16-18), 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.  Returning staff from 2017 need only 1 reference.  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 Executive Director or the Program Director. If possible, please stop by one of our recruiting locations
  3. If hired, a health form MUST be completed and given to the camp before arrival at camp.

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 contact Don Shunkwiler, Executive Director.