A Letter from Rick & DeAnna Frederick

Dear Red Willow Family,

Rick Frederick
Rick Frederick-Executive Director

It is with great joy that DeAnna and I have accepted the call to serve as your Executive Director and Food Service Director at Red Willow Bible Camp. We look forward to experiencing all the traditions, people, and events that make Red Willow such a vital part of the spiritual life of the Eastern North Dakota Synod. I have been involved in outdoor ministry for over 30 years; as a camper, summer staff, weekly Bible Study leader, and full time staff. DeAnna has joined me in serving at a previous camp as the Food Service and Hospitality Director.

DeAnna Frederick
DeAnna Frederick-Food Services Manager

We believe that outdoor ministry plays a key role, along with congregations, in the spiritual, social, and personal growth of children, youth, and adults in deepening their faith and their relationship with their Creator and his Creation. Over 50% of pastors and full-time church workers can point to an experience in an outdoor ministry setting that helped them in their journey to serve God and his Church.

DeAnna and I have been married almost 25 years and have two adult sons. Our oldest, Adam, served 4 years in the USMC and was stationed in Okinawa for two years, Ben our youngest is currently serving in the USMC at Okinawa. Our third child is Mac, a mixed breed dog who has brought much joy into our lives.

Please feel free to reach out to us and tell us your story.

Rick & DeAnna Frederick


1st Annual Run-Walk-Pray Trail 5K

Saturday, September 10 @ 8:00 am

The Run-Walk-Pray course will navigate through part of the over 500 beautiful acres owned by Red Willow Ministries. The terrain includes some uneven ground, mini-hills, and a gravel road. Proceeds will benefit programs and activities of Red Willow Ministries. 

If you are up for a challenge or just want to enjoy nature at its finest; reserve your spot on the starting line today!  Registrations are also welcome on race day – but to be ensured a race day shirt, please consider pre-registration.

Click here for more details…

90th Anniversary Celebration

Join us as we celebrate 90 years of changing lives! This weekend get-together will give you the opportunity to rekindle friendships, relive memories, and recharge your faith. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about the history of Red Willow Ministries, and even be able to participate in a tradition that was started at camp over 80 years ago!

Please RSVP by June 1 by clicking here and take a look at our Lodging Options.

Learn More About the History of Red Willow

Take a look at the History of Red Willow Bible Camp by Rev. Ofstedal, written in 1945. Also check out our special 90th Anniversary E-Newsletter.

Can’t wait to get started?

Start the celebration now by helping us reach our anniversary goal of collecting 90 donations of $90 and 90 stories of how God has changed lives through Red Willow Ministries. Send donations by mail or online, and mail or email your stories to office@redwillowbiblecamp.org. Please also send us your email address so that we can keep you updated on the event.

By sending your stories you give us permission to use them with your name for promotional purposes (anonymous stories also welcome).

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