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A Camp Where Disabilities Do Not Equal Limitations

special_friends_2010_280pxThis year, Warm Beach Camp kicked off the summer with Special Friends Camp which is specifically designed for adults with developmental disabilities. Campers enjoyed WBC’s fun activities which include: singing songs, swimming, train rides, horseback riding, the ropes course, and the climbing tower. Activtities are designed to accommodate every individual, regardless of their physical limitations. A recreational staff member, David Lawless said, “One camper didn’t have the mobility or the strength that it takes to climb the ropes course. So the staff just pulled him up with a rope while he made climbing motions with his hands; I have never seen a smile so big.”

Although Special Friends Camp is in its fifth year, this will be the first year that WBC has partnered with Camp Barnabas of Missouri in order to host an overnight camp. WBC Youth Program Director Laurie Fertello expects this to be the first of many years in which an overnight camp will be offered to those with disabilities.

Amid the joys and fun memories that typically come with camp, there was also something else which seemed to permeate the loving atmosphere at WBC. Special Friends Camp was conducted with a sense of purpose which could be noted by both counselor and camper alike. In the closing week of the overnight camp, both camper and counselor gathered around a handmade 5 by 3 foot wooden cross. Those who surrounded the cross had a brief ceremony in remembrance of Christ who died for them.

WBC’s Special Friends Camp seeks to bring dignity and hope to the lives of those who are often overlooked. An unexplainable kind of joy is present in this camp and it deepens each year as new people discover Special Friends Camp.

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Thanksgiving Working Weekend

[register url="https://ore2.venue360saas.com:7034/public/events/homepage?event=140"]Registration Opens August 15[/register]  [register url="/contact?to=Registration&p=Thanksgiving Working Weekend"]Contact Us[/register] November 22-25, 2018Deck the halls of Warm Beach Camp with lights and garland! Join us as we prepare for The Lights of Christmas! Help transform the grounds into a Christmas wonderland. There will be projects of all shapes and sizes, and we need a wide variety of gifts and talents to accomplish them all. Lodging and meals provided for all participating volunteers for a nominal fee. Choose the role that's right ...
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The August Extravaganza is Coming Up!

Benefit Event Raising Funds for Kids 2 CampSaturday, August 27, 2011 The twelfth annual August Extravaganza is just days away! It is a fun event that raises funds for the Camp's Kids 2 Camp Scholarship Fund, helping kids go to camp. Last year, the Extravaganza raised $54,000! You will find some incredible bargains, lots of great gift ideas, and even once-in-a-lifetime experiences ... each item going to the highest bidder. There's something for you at the August Extravaganza! The auction ...

From Florida with Love

Much of the work of ministry at Warm Beach Camp consists of preparing the way for others to experience rest, renewal, and re-connection. With good preparation, guests are able to fully enter into the purposes for which they come. Scripture exhorts us to bear one another’s burdens and thus live out the love taught by Jesus. We do this for each group that comes on the grounds as we prepare clean facilities, good food, and fun activities. Recently, the Lakeland ...