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858-youthcampsIt's not easy to raise three boys, especially if you are a single mother. Each summer, the boys head out to Camp—a respite for Mom and a highlight for the boys.

As the boys become teenagers and are in high school, imagine the profound joy of Mom when she hears one of her sons ask, “Can I go to Warm Beach and volunteer with Special Friends Camp?” Some stories only become deeper and richer with time. Later that summer, Mom heard “I want to do that again next year!” Camp, a place of both giving and receiving.

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2015 Refresh - A Women's Event Wrap Up

About 300 women from the Pacific Northwest attended Refresh - A Women’s Event 2015 for a weekend of fun, worship and nourishment for the soul.

Keynote speaker, Kim Meeder, boldly shared God’s timeless messages of Truth, Hope, Encouragement and Purpose for every woman. You can listen to her speaking sessions from the weekend in the audio files below. We hope you will be encouraged and strengthened in your faith.

Audio Files:

Kim Meeder, Session 1, Friday evening | Download:

Kim Meeder, Session 2, Saturday morning | Download:

Kim Meeder, Session 3, Saturday evening | Download:

Kim Meeder, Session 4, Sunday morning | Download:

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You can't fake JOY

Here's a new definition of joy. "Joy is a pervasive sense of well-being." What would a "spiritual selfie" of your life reveal? Would it reveal that you are living a life of joy?

Joy comes when we:
   have clear direction in life
   live in God's presence
   spend time praising God
   thank God for what he has already done

What does a "joy-filled" life looks like? The song we used to sing says it well.
    Joy is the flag flown high
    from the castle of my heart
    O let it fly in the Sky
    let the whole world know
    that the KING is in residence here

Joy on the inside reflects on the outside, not dependent on circumstances.

Pastor Phil Brooks, Warm Beach Camp Volunteer
Warm Beach Camp, life changes here


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Families hit “reset” together at camp

858-FamilyCamps-at-Warm-BeachImagine a warm, sunny summer day at Warm Beach Camp. The shade has stretched over the side of Cedar Lodge lawn. Chairs and picnic blankets cover the grass. Parents and grandparents chatter as kids play in the sunshine. Smiling faces show and laughter fills the air as games of hopscotch, Frisbee and volleyball spring up among newfound friends. Welcome to an afternoon at Family Camp.

Whether it’s the thrill of creating new traditions or re-visiting fond memories of years past, <next part of the sentence, sans serif font treatment> Family Camp is a special time where people of all ages come together to relax, renew and reconnect with God and each other.

Age group sessions are offered in the morning and evening. A variety of fun activities for the whole family fill the afternoon and special evening activities conclude the day. The schedule is relaxed with a variety of options to provide the freedom to create an experience that is as laid-back or action-packed as each family chooses.

While only a brief period of days are spent together at camp each August, the benefits of that special family time are likely to be evident throughout the year.

“We really used this time to reconnect and reset as a family. We heard God’s call for us… Family Camp did not disappoint and we treasure this time.” says one first time camper.
“It is always a great time we set aside, and we see God work,” says another camper, who has attended with her family for over 20 years. “We are more quiet and listening [after camp]. We always learn and grow. We push the reset button.”

Join us with your family this August as we, once again, hit “reset” together at camp.

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Last call for Dinner!

The Partners in Ministry Dinner, Saturday, May 9

We are holding our annual thank you event for our volunteers and donors, and you are invited! It is just days away, but if you act quickly, it is not too late to get your reservations made to attend! I hope you will join us as we share what God has been doing through the ministry of Warm Beach Camp, and allow us the opportunity to express our appreciation to you, our donors and volunteers.

voetbergfamily2014Please join us on Saturday, May 9, at 6 pm in the Program Center Auditorium for a delicious supper, and testimonies and reports on what God is doing through the ministry of Warm Beach Camp. The doors will open at 5:30 pm.

We are excited to have The Voetberg Family Band with us to provide special music (pictured at right). This talented family features eight siblings between the ages of 15 and 25, each an award winning musician. Their music is delightful. You will enjoy hearing them!

This event is not a fundraiser. There will be no appeal given. It is simply a time of appreciation and sharing how the Camp has used your investments in this ministry to make a difference.

You are vital to making the ministry of Warm Beach Camp work, and we think it is important to tell you that once in a while. Come as we celebrate together in the joy of the victories God has given us. I really hope to see you there!

Please note: reservations are required. Please help us prepare by making your reservations by May 2. You may reserve your place now by emailing the names of those coming in your party and your phone number to associates@warmbeach.com, or by calling the Camp at 1-800-228-6724.

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What are you doing this summer?

WBCabinGroup1Each summer, the Camp seeks to fill between 40 and 45 summer job positions as well as over 70 volunteer nurse positions throughout the year.

Summer staffers serve during the two-and-a-half-month period from mid-June to the end of August. Generally, summer staff are college-age, and in most cases, no experience is necessary. There are currently openings for counselors, workers in food service, accommodations, and maintenance.

Warm Beach Camp’s volunteer nurses serve during week-long camps, weekend retreats, and The Lights of Christmas. Volunteer nurses receive room and board for themselves and their family, plus there are discounts available for family members to attend camp sessions at the same time.

If you or someone you know is looking for something new and exciting to do this summer, we are looking for those with a passion for ministry and joy of working with people. If you are interested in paid summer positions please contact Christina Barnes by email or call her at (360) 216-4262. If you are interested in Volunteer Nurse positions please contact Jessica Wilson by email or call her at (360) 312-3417.

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How about some Holiday plans?

Memorial Day Working WeekendMWWVolunteerPhoto, a long-standing volunteer event here at Warm Beach Camp, allows the Camp to prepare for its summer program season by asking volunteers to come and help spruce up the place. This is a great opportunity for individuals and civic, school, and church groups to get involved in their community.

Volunteers paint, garden, clean, chop wood, power wash, clear trails, set up tents, or help with crafts and Lights of Christmas projects.

This year, the event runs from May 22-25. Volunteers who are staying on grounds arrive and get settled in on Friday night. After breakfast on Saturday, work begins at 8:30 and goes until 5:30. Sunday is a day of rest, and then it’s back to work on Monday morning.

Volunteers work through the afternoon, enjoy supper together, and then head home. If you can only make it for one of the work days, we would still love to have you! You are welcome to stay with us while you volunteer, or you can commute from home. Housing and meals are provided for a small fee.

For more information, or to register, go to Memorial Working Weekend page on our website. You may also call Jessica Wilson at 360-312-3417.

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Bring a Friend PROMOTION 2015

Bring a Friend Promotion for Summer Horsemanship Camps 2015

Warm Beach Horsemanship Bring a Friend Promo

Refer a new friend to Warm Beach Horsemanship Camp, and you both save $50. Be sure to enter the coupon code FRIEND50 at checkout so that you'll both receive the discount. For any additional friends you recruit, your account will be credited within 7-10 business days. It is a wonderful way to "earn your way to camp."

Below are a few qualifications that you need to know about:

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  • Your friend(s) must be a "first-timer" to Horsemanship Camp. A sibling who has never been to Warm Beach Horse/Vaulting Camps will qualify
  • Your friend(s) will need to enter your full name in the "Referred by" field when registering
  • For each friend that lists you in the "Referred by" field, you will receive $50 to be used toward your camp registration fee
  • This discount has no cash value upon cancellation of registration

Sorry, this offer cannot be used with any other discounts or coupons.

 Learn more about our Horsemanship Camps

Questions? Contact the Warm Beach Camp Registration Department at:

800.228.6724 (toll free) or email registration@warmbeach.com.
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Project Updates - May 2015

Here is the latest news on the Camp’s current projects:

  • KitchenRemodelEditedThe renovation work in lower Cedar Lodge is progressing well. The kitchen remodel work where the old walk-ins used to be should be completed in May. (See photo at right.) The Camp Board has authorized work to begin on refurbishing Cedar Lodge Chapel in 2016. This project will focus on updating the room, installing energy efficient windows, and upgrading the audio/visual systems.

  • The two new Chinook Village dorms to serve the Special Friends Overnight Camps are currently under construction. These dorms are designed to accommodate those with special needs. A crew of volunteers came one Saturday in March and got all of the exterior walls, trusses and roof up on one cabin, and the walls up on the second cabin, all in one day! If you or your group have construction skills and could help in the next few weeks for a day or more in the next few weeks, please contact Jessica Wilson at (360) 312-3417. These two dorms are scheduled for use at the Special Friends Overnight camps this summer.

  • A new health room, office, and storage area have been built at W-Bar-B Ranch this spring. Just the electrical and finish work remains to be completed. The health room provides an area where the camp nurse can dispense medications and address the medical needs of the campers. This project is funded, in part, by a foundation grant.

  • Bayview Ranch House is being painted this spring and will get new gutters this fall.

  • At the Stables, the construction of the new manure shed is underway, scheduled for completion in June. This project helps the Camp protect the water quality in Port Susan Bay from the run-off from our herd of horses.

  • Work is underway on the Amphitheater, installing a retaining wall beyond the fire pit to expand the “stage” area, allowing more room around the campfire, or for worship teams leading singing. This is in preparation for a new permanently installed outdoor sound system scheduled to go in next year. This project is being funded by the Apostolic Family Camp and Warm Beach Camp.

  • We are getting ready to make repairs to the south wall of the Dining Room in Cedar Lodge. This wall faces directly into the harsh winter weather and had developed rot that must be torn out and the wall repaired. The siding, insulation, and windows will be replaced, along with any needed structural repairs.

If you are interested in volunteering to help with any projects, whether you have a few hours or a few days, call Jessica Wilson at (360) 312-3417 or click here to email her.

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Time away with Dad is awesome

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It is awesome…. Children getting time with Dads with all the fun and adventure Camp has to offer. That’s what Dad & Me Weekends at Warm Beach Camp are all about.

Night swims, archery, canoes, climbing walls, zip lines, high ropes course, team swing, trails, 4-square, Gaga-ball, human fooseball, BB-guns, mountain boards, rocket building, rocket launching, horse arena soccer, disc golf, mini golf, tennis, basketball, field games… and that’s just the beginning.

Campfires, devotions, marshmallows, chocolate, graham crackers, espresso, barbeque, hamburgers, more chocolate, Dad & Daughter dance, Dad & Son laser tag, trails, hikes, bikes, laughter… and all this leads to:

Dads sharing their hearts with their kids. Kids playing and seeing their Dad play with robust laughter. Connections with God and the sense of pleasure and delight in their relationship… and all this leads to:

A better life for everyone.

Life changes here
Ed McDowell, Executive Director

Dad & Sons or Dad & Daughters weekends are scheduled twice each year. For information and to register.

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Friends attend Refresh year after year

Refresh WomenIf you’ve attended Warm Beach Camp’s Refresh Women’s Event in the last 30 years, chances are you have encountered the ladies of Agassiz Christian Reformed Church. Two close friends started the tradition, which has grown to reach outside their church, beyond the boundaries of denomination, neighborhood and immediate friends.

“Our goal was to introduce someone new every time we came to retreat,” says Geraldine, who has attended with the group since 1986. And introduce they have – Bible study members, family members and new friends join together under the Agassiz name year after year.

While their group has expanded, the Refresh weekend retreat holds special meaning. “We attend all the sessions and are encouraged by the speakers. The speakers get us talking about different topics that we wouldn’t normally discuss. I would say our main focus is getting to know each other on a different level,” says Geraldine. The group spends much of their free time together, reveling in traditions such as their annual piano sing-a-long and late night games. “It brings our group together. We’ve played everything from charades, to taboo, to canasta, to get-to-know you games.”

The group’s steadfastness in this weekend tradition has withstood loss of children and spouses, divorce, physical limitations and church splits. They continue to attend the Refresh Women’s Event, as they have for the last 30 years, in face of trials and changes. “We attend together under Agassiz Christian Reformed Church just to stay together. But we are Lutheran, Reformed, Mennonite, Baptist, Pentecostal and maybe more as well. It’s not about the label on the church door – we are one in Christ.”

This year’s Refresh Women’s Event is May 1-3, and is open to individuals and groups. Register now to get the best selection of housing.

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