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Red Willow Ministries offers programs for any time of the year! We have facilities that are open during any type of weather or season. Camps and retreats are offered year-round for all ages. We are very ecumenical in our service to all Christian organizations.  We also serve non-church groups contracting with the camp for meetings, banquets, weddings, and family reunions.

Red Willow

Bible Camp is

An outdoor ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) supported by the Eastern North Dakota Synod and its 200+ congregations. A camp, conference, and retreat facility established in 1926 to serve youth and adults in the region.

A camp, conference, and retreat facility established in 1926 to serve youth and adults in the region. The camp can accommodate 90 overnight guests during the summer and 50 retreat guests year-round, presently serving approximately 2,000 individuals each year, with four full-time staff committed to the ministry.

A ministry that seeks, through Christ-centered programming, to meet the needs of the people of these congregations and surrounding communities. 500 acres of beautiful rolling hills and prairie with waterfront on Red Willow and Trinity Lakes (eight miles north of Binford, North Dakota) including a retreat center, ten summer cabins, a waterfront area with canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, and a pontoon, a pool, a miniature golf course, the Memorial Chapel, group challenge course, outdoor worship areas, arts and crafts cabin, hiking trails, and more, making this a place to gather, worship, learn, grow, share, serve, and recreate with others.

But it is more than just a place, it is the countless disciples brought together with a common goal of sharing the Gospel story with young and old alike, serving Christ’s church with the gifts and resources we have gratefully received from God.

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Our Beliefs

We believe in God the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. We believe in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary…

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Our Mission

Red Willow Ministries is a community for all people to hear God’s call to live in relationship with God and one another.

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Our Legacy

Red Willow Bible Camp Founded in 1926 and is alleged to be the oldest, continuously-operating Lutheran Bible Camp in the United States. It has always been humbling to do the math: if we figured conservatively on serving 1,000 youth…

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Our Staff

Red Willow Ministries employs year-round, full and part-time staff. Our organization is greatly enriched by the sharing of their compassion, their talents and their knowledge.

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