Synopsis by Mark Deming
A handful of kids planning a spooky night of camping out get some real scares in this comedy-drama for the whole family. The kids from the Sugar Creek Gang are making their way through the swamp one day when they stumble upon a mystery that leaves a few people in town wondering if anyone is safe. As tempers rise, the gang plans to sleep overnight in a cave that's thought to be haunted, but some of them wonder if it's safe. Later, Poetry (Samuel Hodge) brings his goat to school and raises a ruckus, and the kids learn Old Man Paddler (Ben Johnson III) may be involved with the mystery. The Sugar Creek Gang: Secret Hideout is the fourth in a series of family films based on the Christian-themed books for young people by Paul Hutchins.