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We really couldn’t be the camp we’re striving to be without your support.

There are many ways to contribute financially to the camp, including memorials and legacy gifts, becoming a Friend of Red Willow, or contributing to one of our special appeals.  We welcome you to contact us for any assistance with your gift giving ideas.

Donate Online

If you donate online you’ll get these benefits:

Recurring Donations: Schedule donations to occur automatically monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually. A reminder email will be sent before the transaction runs.

Choose Your Cause: You can allocate your gift towards camperships, the general fund, or other campaigns. You can also give a gift “in memory” or “in honor” of a loved one.

View Your Transactions: You’ll be able to print statements and see your giving history through your online donation account.

In order to donate online, click the button above. Select the campaign you’d like to give towards and enter the amount. Check the recurring gifts box at the bottom if you would like your gift to repeat. Click “Add Donations.” Create your online account. This will allow you to view your giving history and will make it easier to donate again. Schedule your recurring gifts (if applicable). Enter your payment method and then proceed to checkout.

Cost Guide

Examples of costs to help guide your gifting decision:

$20 = Case of orange juice cups

$30 = One day of camp for K-3rd graders

$48 = Package of 36 AA batteries

$60 = Case of peanut butter

$125 = Arts and craft supplies for one week

$250 = Counselor salary for a week

$305 = Camp scholarship for a week

$350 = Summer curriculum

$800 = First aid supplies for summer

$1,833 = Average electric bill for one month (heat & lights)

$2,000 = One week summer food cost

$2,500 = Full salary for summer counselor (need 13)

$3,000 = Full salary for one Leadership Team member (need 4)

$4,000 = Pool maintenance & chemicals for one summer

$7,000 = Refurbishing one cabin

$10,000 = Yearly cost for newsletter & brochures

$50,000 = Pool bathhouse

Thrivent Members

Remember that you can designate your annual Thrivent Choice dollars to the camp. Visit Thrivent Financial or call 1-800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice”.

Memorials and Honorariums

Memorial and Honorarium envelopes are available through your church or call the camp for a supply. You can also designate your memorial or honorarium with our printable mail-in Donation Form.

Endowment Fund

Read about our Endowment Fund  here.  Gifts by business entities and individuals to our Endowment Fund qualify for a 40% ND income tax credit.  To qualify, an individual must donate $5,000 or more per year to our fund. Should they itemize deductions, those qualifying may receive a “tax reduction subsidy” of 55-60%.

If you decide to take advantage of this opportunity, please call Rick at 701-676-2681 for details, as you work with your professional advisors in your tax planning.

Legacy Gifts

Red Willow Ministries relies on legacy gifts through bequests, beneficiary designations, and life insurance gifts. By remembering Red Willow in this way, you help to establish a future financial stability to serve the many generations to come.

  • Wills
  • Estate
  • Life Insurance Beneficiary
  • Church Endowment Fund Distributions
  • Charitable Gift annuity
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Planting the Seeds of God’s Love

We’re excited that you are interested in helping Red Willow through grain donations!

Our “Bushels of Love” program helps farmers utilize God’s blessings to help us nourish the spiritual lives of the children we serve at Red Willow Ministries. You will receive not only tax advantages, but a feeling of good will knowing you have made a difference to help the camp provide quality programs.

Why Should Active, Self-Employed Farmers Give Grain Instead of Cash?

This method of giving has been accepted for over four decades and is promoted by charities around the nation. A gift of grain, corn, beans, or any crop you choose can be given through your local elevator and you can receive some significant tax advantages.

How Does it Work?

It is a simple process.

  1. You haul in a load or two of last year’s crop and state that the grain belongs to Red Willow Ministries.
  2. Your gift will then be used to continue and enhance the wonderful programming provided by Red Willow Ministries.

To help you through this process we’ve also created a Letter to Grain Buyers that you can use to show the elevator how to transfer the grain, as well as a Letter for the Elevator that they can use to inform Red Willow Ministries of the transfer.

More Information:


Friends of Red Willow would like you to be a friend! Every gift, no matter how large or small, is important. Every gift contributes to our efforts at sponsoring campers in need, fixing up cabins, updating the retreat center and chapel, and beautifying the camp’s grounds and landscaping. Every gift helps us fulfill our mission of helping children, youth and adults build a personal relationship with Christ! 

Friends of Red Willow exists to support the growth of Red Willow Ministries and keep its Bible camps and retreats affordable now and for future generations. You can be a part of this ministry.

Why Now?

Because now is when Red Willow needs us! Friends of Red Willow are people who want to support the mission of Red Willow, knowing that through our annual gift membership, we make a major contribution to the continued growth and ministry of the camp.

How Can I Join?

It’s easy to join at an annual gift level of $100 or more, as generously as you can:

  • Friend = $100-199
  • Patron = $200-499
  • Partner = $500-999
  • Builder = $1,000 or more

Download  a printable donation form or donate online!

Thrivent Involvement:

Red Willow Ministries is a registered organization of Thrivent Financial for Lutheran’s Choice Dollars program. Thrivent members interested donating their Choice Dollars may contact the camp office for more information.

More Information

Friends of Red Willow is under the guidance of Richard Solberg, formerly of Finley, ND and now living in Fargo. For more information about the Friends, or to receive the Friends of Red Willow Newsletter, contact the camp office at 701-676-2681 or


Matching Fund Campaign Doubles Your Gift!

Do you have a “place in your heart” for Red Willow? There’s a new opportunity to support the ministry of “your camp” now and for the future, and you can even double the impact of your gift

Longtime Friend of Red Willow Richard Solberg has helped us launch “90 Hearts for Red Willow,” as a way to honor our 90 years of ministry and continue to provide strong financial support that helps the camp move forward for years to come.

90 Hearts for $900

We’re looking for 90 individuals, churches or church groups who would consider giving now or pledging $900 over the next three years – and, Mr. Solberg is generously matching ANY gift or pledge, large or small, up to $900 made between now and December 31, 2017.

How to Give:

If you have the capacity to give $900 (or more), know that you can make a one-time gift or pledge to give over 3 years (examples: $300 each year or $25 each month). If you can give a smaller amount, know that any gift is a blessing for us.

  • Give Online
  • Be sure to specify Seeking 90 Hearts for Red Willow in the “Other Donations” section’s comment box.
  • Give by Check
  • Checks can be written out to Red Willow Ministries with Seeking 90 Hearts for Red Willow in the memo.

Thank you for the incredibly generous support from all of you and Mr. Solberg. Please prayerfully consider joining us in 90 Hearts for Red Willow.

Our Mission

“Red Willow Ministries exists to strengthen and serve the church in its gospel mission and ministry with and through Jesus Christ to every generation.”

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