Diversity and Inclusion Commitment Update

As previously shared, The Bear Creek Camp Board of Directors is fully committed to embracing the inclusion of all by continuing to lean into our mission. While our journey may not be exactly as previously stated, we are excited to take the next steps as an organization to formally announce our participation in an upcoming […]

Suspension of Summer Programs

Dear Bear Creek Community, We write today with news that we never expected to write. After more than two months of learning, prayer, and contingency planning, and in light of guidelines issued as part of the Governor’s phased reopening plans, the Bear Creek Camp Board of Directors made the difficult decision to suspend our 2020 […]

Summer Camp Schedule Update

Right now, we’re all doing new and unusually hard things. The current COVID-19 situation is fluid and changing daily. It’s testing our adaptability and our patience, and we imagine it’s testing yours as well. The Bear Creek Camp Board of Directors has reached the difficult decision to delay the start of summer camp. The earliest […]

Our Continued Response to COVID-19

As our world goes through unprecedented times, we have been thinking about you and dreaming of welcoming your children and families to camp. Our year-round staff, summer staff, and board of directors have been praying- praying for our collective health, safety, and happiness; praying that this will resolve well and quickly so we can return […]

Direct Thrivent Choice Dollars Before March 31st!

Dear Thrivent Members of our BCC Community, Your Thrivent Choice dollars are an opportunity for you to make a difference during this challenging time. Please take a moment to allocate your Thrivent Choice dollars to support the ongoing ministry here at Bear Creek Camp. Last year through Thrivent Choice Dollars, you provided nearly $17,000 to […]

Gala Update

In light of the current global situation, we are making the decision to cancel the Campfires & Cocktails Gala for 2020. We know that many of you were making plans to join us on April 18th and through this challenging time the ministry of Bear Creek Camp will continue to rely upon your support. While […]

Camp Health Update

Dear Bear Creek Camp Community, Our mission to “Explore, Celebrate, and Grow in God’s Creation” can only be accomplished if our campers and guests are participating in an environment that promotes safety and health. Like many of you, we’ve been monitoring the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past couple of months. We […]

New Executive Director

On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are excited to announce Collin Grooms as our new Executive Director at Bear Creek Camp! For the past five years, Collin has served as the Site Director for Lake Lucerne Camp and Retreat Center, a United Methodist camp in Central Wisconsin. A lifelong member of the ELCA […]

Summer Staff 2020

Are you or is someone you know a college-aged, Jesus-loving, fun, and adventurous person? If so, we have the perfect life-changing and rewarding experience for you! Applications are now available to be a Bear Creek Camp Summer Counselor or Junior Counselor for Summer 2020! This will be a summer you will never forget, where you […]


We are excited to have 9th -12th graders at camp January 10-12 and 4th-8th graders at camp January 24-26th for CONNECT! Join us for a great weekend connecting with God and each other. This exciting and refreshing weekend only costs $115. Our theme for winter camp is Breathe: giving all our worries to God. It […]