Our Mission

We inspire and equip youth to love God, serve others, and impact the world around them.

Children and teens have never been busier. It’s hard to stop, take a breath, and reflect on what God might be seeking to do in their lives.

Camp Sunrise is here to help. We help youth to focus on the most important things: their relationship with God, their relationship with others, and the work God has called them to do. Through summer camps and year-round retreats, youth can escape from distractions and focus on God. Caring staff make camp a place that feels like home, and dozens of fun activities immerse youth in God’s creation. Chapels and cabin devotions help youth dig into God’s Word, learning how it applies to their daily lives.

We believe that as youth grow to love God, serve others, and impact the world around them, they will live for God’s glory.

Meet the Staff

Ben Sparks—Director

"Hi! I'm Ben, the director at Sunrise since 2016. I love creating a place where youth can discover God's creation, learn about His love and salvation, and then help others do the same. Each day at Sunrise is a new adventure, whether training staff, meeting campers, or doing one of many behind-the-scenes jobs that make Sunrise an even better experience for kids."

Abby Arguelles—Kitchen Manager & Accounting

Abby leads a team of kitchen staff to prepare the delicious meals our guests enjoy! She also manages accounting, office work, and other behind-the-scenes tasks all around camp. When she's not working, Abby is busy keeping up with her goal of writing a note to every single camper and staff member who attend camp.

Scott Ryan—Maintenance

Scott serves tirelessly behind the scenes, making sure everything from vehicles to campfires are running smoothly! Successful camps wouldn't be possible without him. Scott and his wife Kathy have served at camp, church, and in the local community for over 15 years.


Our counselors are hand-picked young Christian men and women with a passion for working with youth at Camp Sunrise. Our counselors have passed extensive background checks and are well-trained. It's our prayer, and our plan, that every camper has a counselor they can relate to, who cares about them personally, and who models godly Christian living.

Our Core Values

Follow Jesus

We base all that we do on the foundation of God's Word, and on the example of Christ. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; James 1:21b-25)

Serve Others

We serve the ultimate Servant by lovingly helping staff and guests in any way we can. (Philippians 2:3-8)

Build Community

We treat staff and guests like family, creating a close-knit community where Christ-centered relationships are made and grown. (1 John 1:3-7; Hebrews 10:24-25)

Make it Better

We steward our God-given resources to continually improve on everything we do. (Colossians 3:23)

Let God Work

We share the truth in a distraction-free environment conducive to spiritual growth. We ask God to produce lasting spiritual change in people's lives. (1 Corinthians 3:6-9)

What We Believe

We believe that the Bible—both the Old and New Testaments—is God's Word, has no errors in the original writings, and was inspired by God from cover to cover. We believe that the Bible is the ultimate and final authority in faith and life.

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that the first man and woman were created sinless, in the image of God. But, because of the Fall, while all humans are still made in the image of God, they are also born with a sinful nature and are sinners in their thoughts, words, and actions. We believe that, because of sin, every person deserves not only physical death but also spiritual death (eternal separation from God) in Hell.

We believe that Jesus, God's Son, was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. We believe that He is truly God and truly human.

We believe that the Lord Jesus lived a perfect life on earth, died on a cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for our sins, and rose from death, all on our behalf.

We believe that all who believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior are justified on the basis of his shed blood.

We believe in Jesus's ascension into Heaven and in his present life as High Priest and Advocate for all who believe in Him.

We believe in the personal, premillennial, and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

We are non-denominational: We believe in the oneness of all true believers in Christ. We do not follow the special teachings or administrative authority of any particular denomination or church. We believe that God's Word is the final and only authority on all matters of the Christian faith.