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!
- SKILLED LABOR:
- 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 pianos – pianos 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 furniture – Hospitality 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 TVs – however 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!