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A Summer of Breakthroughs

Over the past several weeks of Camp ministry, many Campers have made decisions for Christ through Warm Beach Camp Ministries. In just one week of Horsemanship Camp, nine out of 12 Campers made commitments to Christ. At Black Diamond, more than 20 kids made first-time decisions at Day Camp and Group Camps in one week.   

Somehow the pandemic has created an environment at Camp, unlike any other year. For lots of kids, it’s the best week they’ve had in two years. Andrew Hurst, Director of Youth Ministries at Black Dimond, said, “kids are more open to the idea of meeting new people, and Camp allows them to drop their barriers and enjoy life. In addition, parents are reporting that their kids don’t care what it takes to get to Camp this year – they will do it! 

Amidst the chaos of the world, everyone is more aware of the need for God when they experience Camp. A counselor from a guest group shared, “There were many powerful breakthroughs this week, particularly with kids being able to share what’s really going on in their lives. There were deep conversations and soul issues brought into the open that have been hidden too long.” 

Many Campers have never had God’s love tangibly demonstrated to them, and they are responding to the acceptance, love, and support they can see and feel at Camp. Ginger Reitz, Assistant Horsemanship Director at Warm Beach Camp, commented, “Every week, we have kids giving their hearts to Christ!” Ginger went on to explain that Campers are not only excited about being Campers that want to return to be Wranglers in Training.  

God is demonstrating himself through the many facets of Warm Beach Ministries this summer. We are giving him thanks for all the crazy ways God is showing up and bringing joy, transformation, and hope to Campers who attended.   

A Summer of Transformation

This summer, Black Diamond Camp hosted 739 Day Campers. Not only did these kids participate in activities like ziplining, swimming, climbing walls, and archery tag, they also experienced God’s Creation and life-changing messages from God’s Word.   Each day, kids arrived with their own joys and excitement and their own set of worries and fears. One of those campers was Conner. Conner was at Camp most of the summer and usually had a go-with-the-flow attitude, but something was just off one ...

Welcome Emily Lambert, Development Systems Coordinator

Please welcome Emily Lambert, our new Development Systems Coordinator  Emily began working at Warm Beach Camp as Summer Staff in 2002. From there, Emily filled many roles: Youth Camp Counselor, Youth Camp Dean, Summer Staff Accommodations, Dining Room Manager, Outdoor Education Director, and many roles in The Lights of Christmas. In 2015 Emily and her family moved to Wenatchee to serve in church ministry.   After six years, Emily, her husband Matt, and four children (Elijah 12, Jonah 10, Asher 8, ...

Introducing the New Director for The Lights of Christmas

Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center, home of The Lights of Christmas, is excited to announce Kayla Castiglione as the new Director of The Lights of Christmas. The leadership team believes in Kayla and her vision for the future of the event. Kayla grew up volunteering at The Lights of Christmas with her mom and recalls the many memories of building lifelong relationships through the event. She later interned and became the Project Coordinator for the event shortly after her ...