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Wish List

Can you help? We need the following items to support our efforts in ministry. Your gift can be tax deductible; we will be glad to provide you a receipt:

Vehicles  transport Youth Ministry staff & maintain the Bible Camp
  • Vehicles  land or sea! For summer camp travels or fundraising. Trading yours in? Consider instead a tax-deductible gift to your Bible camp.
  • Minivans  good used vans for summer Day Camp teams
  • 4 wheeler or UTV  to care for trails and forests in your 661-acre valley
  • Small Tractor  or 4wd loader. 25+ hp needed
  • Trailer  enclosed cargo trailer needed, but any trailer gift also benefits this ministry
Indoors  for serving Camp Guests 
  • DVD Player  or blu-ray player, for presentations and retreat guests
  • Vacuum Cleaner  commercial vacuum cleaners or “Shark” brand for cabins
  • Washers & Dryers  large capacity washer or a 220V electric dryer (currently we need 2 of each before summer, as of Feb 2020). Good used = OK!
  • Kitchen Supplies  commercial equipment for 3 lodge kitchens
  • TV  55″ or larger, for retreat groups and meetings
  • Digital Cameras  to show God’s love at work during summer Bible camp! 🙂
Farm and Shop  care for & expand camp facilities
  • Cattle Panels  16′ x 50″ panels – for small farm animal pens
  • Gravel or Blacktop  or money to complete small road projects
  • Lumber  Got some boards in your garage? Want space instead? 😉 They’ll be used here! New/used boards are needed often for projects at camp.
  • Trees and Perennials  Help beautify your camp, in sun and shade…
  • Tools  Hand tools, power tools, shovels & rakes for service projects, “free after rebate” Menards paint brushes and misc supplies, cotton or leather gloves for volunteers, safety glasses, old tool boxes, etc. – lots to build at Sugar Creek!
  • Rebate Cards  or gift certificates to hardware stores
  • Guard Rail Ties  6×8 or 8×8 treated beams for landscaping. RR ties needed too
  • MIG Welder  welder, welding supplies, cutting torch
  • Fence and Fence Posts  Steel “T” posts, round wood posts, garden fence, etc.
  • Horses  Must be of gentle temperament for gentle young riders
  • Tack  Saddles, blankets, riding gear: good, quality tack
  • Hay  of the quality for horses
  • Wood Furnace  for heating lodges and homes with renewable resource
Program Supplies & Gear  kids activities, general needs
  • Arts & Crafts  General art supplies for 1600+ kids/summer. Every bit helps!
  • Tents  Used or new, 4+ person tents needed for camping. Eureka Timberline Outfitter 4 model is best; any rain-proof tents are a way to help
  • Tarps  of all sizes for tents, firewood, shelters (canvas) and year-round projects
  • Office Supplies  paper, pens, markers, notes, used in summer & all year
  • Backpacks  frame backpacks, 45+ liter capacity for hiking
  • Digital Piano  for worship music (Yamaha Clavinova may work best)
  • Life Jackets  newer vest-style PFDs of all sizes
  • Camera Drone  help us show thousands of people the power, beauty, and joy of ministries at Sugar Creek Bible Camp
  • Outdoor Games  VB net, sports balls, croquet sets, bocce ball, frisbees
  • Pool Toys  beach balls, pool noodles, inflatables, sun screen (30+ SPF)
  • Health Supplies  misc. supplies for summer nurse’s station
Volunteer  your help is appreciated all year – big variety of projects
  • Tuesdays  Nearly every week offers you Volunteer Tuesday!  You can belong and make a difference on our small, fun crew! (And just think of all the new tools you can finally get the excuse to buy!) Help with a ton of truly important projects at Bible camp. Or schedule a visit anytime to lend your hands to other projects such as…
  • Indoor Projects
    • Office – help in our busy, good-humored office  😛
    • Mailings – help put together a bulk mailing (please call for dates)
    • Paint, clean, arrange, fix, beautify, bless – throughout 25+ buildings
  • Outdoor Projects
    • LOTS of outdoor jobs for individuals, youth/adult groups, and families
    • Protect – stain decks, paint buildings, roof shelters, build RR tie steps
    • Hiking Trails – trim branches and clear paths… we’ve got MILES…
    • Cut & stock firewood  to heat buildings and fuel worship at campfires
    • Make log benches for campfires
    • Fencing – fix various styles of fences – wood, wire, panel fences, etc.
    • Reinforce trails – to prevent erosion at key spots
    • Heavy equipment – often needed for bigger projects
    • Lots more… Needs change daily. Please ask!
  • Electrician  for small and medium projects around camp
  • Plumber  consultation and improvements welcome for efficiency and longevity
  • Mechanic  ongoing maintenance is a priority with our vehicle fleet. Professionals & gear-heads appreciated… 🙂
  • Carpenter  or handy-person for small repairs. Ask for a current project list.
  • Other?  Do you have special skills or gifts you could offer to a Bible camp? We’d love to hear from you… Tell us how you might hope to be part of this ministry.

Call 608-734-3113 to chat with Jesse Klosterboer, Executive Director, to explore ways you can play a role in this far-reaching ministry. Thank you!


Items we CANNOT use  🙂  Please do not drop off:
  • Organs, old pianospianos must be approved by the Director. To make our musical ministry stronger, we do need a quality digital piano for worship
  • Well-used or stained furnitureHospitality first. Camp is rustic but clean 🙂
  • Nice furniture new or used, please send a picture before sending a pick-up… It may or may not be a match for the styles. Always great to ask… Thanks!
  • Old printers, appliances, tube TVshowever a good washer & dryer are needed
  • Broken / rusty items
  • Damaged things for Auction – our annual Quilt Auction fundraiser will be limited to a large, beautiful selection of hand-made quilts, hand-crafted woodworking and some specialty items. Got something to donate? Always great to ask! 🙂


If you are a member of Thrivent (insurance or retirement accounts, for example), you may be aware that you can help Sugar Creek at no cost to you!  You can direct some funds to Sugar Creek every year. As a Thrivent customer you may have a certain amount of Thrivent Choice dollars that you get to direct (no cost to you) to a nonprofit of your choice.

Please call Thrivent today at 1-800-847-4836 to direct the Choice dollars. You can even ask them to go automatically each year to support an organization like Sugar Creek.

Thrivent also provides members with up to two “Action Team” cards worth $250 each every year! Click the link to apply. (It’s very quick and easy.) Then bring a small group from your church or workplace to do a service project at Sugar Creek Bible Camp. The $250 card could pay for materials, tools, lunch, etc. for your project – everyone wins!

Questions about Thrivent Choice or Thrivent Action Teams?  We would love to help you. Call Thrivent at 800-847-4836, or Sugar Creek at 608-734-3113. Thank you for your support!