About PRBC

Park River Bible Camp is a camp and retreat ministry for all ages that encourages a faith relationship with Jesus Christ through Bible study, worship, music, and fellowship.

We Are a Christ-Centered, Lutheran Ministry

Being a Christ-centered camp, we desire for our campers to have a living faith in Jesus Christ. Being Lutheran, we hold to the confessional Lutheran understandings of faith, salvation, grace, sin, the Church, and the sacraments.

We Are a Diverse Ministry

We offer many different programs for different age groups: Camping and retreating for youth throughout the entire year; a Vacation Bible School program throughout the summer; quilting and scrapbooking/stamping retreats for adults; and fall and spring gatherings each for senior citizens and for citizens with disabilities.

We Have Excellent Grounds, Facilities, and Program Structures

We are located on about 120 acres of property 6 miles west of Park River, ND (about an hour northwest of Grand Forks, ND.) Among our facilities we have a large, newly renovated Chapel and Fireside Room; a year-round Retreat Center with cabins, a gym, a fellowship room, restrooms, and a kitchen; and a Dining Hall. We can currently house about 200 people in our 12 rustic cabins, 5 winterized cabins, and 5 Retreat Center rooms. We also have a batting cage, a low adventure course, a high ropes course, and a climbing tower and paintball.

Meet our Team

Rebecca Kjelland

Rebecca Kjelland

Director of Ministries

Rebecca, her husband Aaron, Sander (9), Jonas (9), Torfinn (7) and Brune (5) reside in rural Park River, ND, where they farm.  Rebecca was not raised in a Christian home, but came to know the Lord at a Bible camp near Seattle, WA when she was 13 years old.  It was then, that she fell in love with Jesus, and it was the first time she felt loved and worthy of love.  Rebecca has a great testimony and is using it to connect with people from all walks of life.


Tammy Olson

Tammy Olson

Office Manager

Hi, I am Tammy Olson, Office Manager at Park River Bible Camp. I started working at Park River Bible Camp the summer of 2008. I live in Edinburg with my husband Daniel, son Andrew, and daughter Elizabeth.

Richard Kavli

Richard Kavli


Richard Kavli, from Dahlen, has been working at Park River Bible Camp since 2001. He works part-time throughout the year as a maintenance man. His expertise in pool maintenance and electrical wiring have been greatly appreciated, along with everything else he does for Park River Bible Camp.

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