Have your next retreat at Red Willow Bible Camp!
Red Willow Bible Camp and Ofstedal Retreat Center are open year-round to host your church, club, or organization’s next retreat or meeting.
How to Book the Site
If you are interested in renting our retreat center or part of the camp, please contact our Hospitality Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options for housing, meals and facilities.
We hope to serve your group or church in the coming year!
About Our Facilities
Our year-round Ofstedal Retreat Center hosts a variety of amenities. Ten Theme Rooms, accommodate the growing demand for adult retreat sleeping quarters and will sleep 34 adults, if all beds are occupied. Two dorm style rooms will sleep an additional 24 people, and our Health Center is converted during the winter to sleep another 7. We can host up to 60 people in the retreat center during the winter, and 53 during the summer.
The Ofstedal Center also has dining facilities for 120. The Ausland Lounge, overlooking beautiful Red Willow Lake will host your group of up to 30 plus has a fireplace and the best view of the lake the camp has to offer. A viewing deck off the Ausland Lounge is an added plus in the summer.
‘The Upper Room’, an additional meeting room sits on the 2nd floor of the center and can accommodate your board retreat, youth event or other meeting. We can seat 30 in theater seating, or 25 around tables. It has a large dry erase board. In the summer it doubles as our staff lounge, so is not available from mid May to mid August.
We also have an accessible restroom on the main floor. A lift chair will help our guests who are unable to climb steps descend the 6 steps to our mezzanine level shower rooms.
The building also has a gym which can be used for volleyball, basketball or games. Bring your swim suit any time of the year to enjoy the large sauna tucked away behind the gym.
Our canteen is always well-stocked with beverages, snacks, candy, souvenirs, and more. It is available to our campers as well as rental groups.
The former “Cooks Cabin” has a new life serving the camp as a retreat house. The Hospitality House has been renovated off and on since 2004 by employees of Farmers and Merchants Bank in Tolna and members of Sharon Lutheran Church in Grand Forks. The house sits in the center of our campus, close to the retreat center and parking. It features a kitchenette equipped with a stove, microwave, toaster, coffee pot, dishes and some basic food supplies. The living/dining area has a TV/VCR, couch, chairs, table and chairs. There is a large bedroom with a queen sized bed and bunk beds, as well as a small bedroom with a full bed. The bathroom has a shower/tub, stool and sink. There is one step up to the toilet and tub.
Church leaders are invited to use the Hospitality House for a time of study and reflection, and a way to find peace and quiet where cellular phones don’t work, and you can read, hike or spend time in contemplation. Depending on the schedule at the retreat center, you are invited to eat meals with the staff, or prepare your own in the kitchenette. You are cordially invited to make a personal or family retreat at Red Willow Bible Camp part of your schedule. Call the camp office at 701-676-2681 to reserve the Hospitality House.
“Red Willow Ministries exists to strengthen and serve the church in its gospel mission and ministry with and through Jesus Christ to every generation.”