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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.   

Flourishing and Abundance

Abundance from God has a surprising connection with our confession and acknowledgement of our own brokenness and limitations. I have found enormous freedom and confidence by recognizing God is coursing through my life, and increasingly living His will through me. The challenge is to lean into the growth God is putting before me. By leaning into God, I experience flourishing.  Warm Beach Camp Ministries stands in the abundant provision of God. It is daily. It is beyond what we could see or ...

Grateful for Our Faithful Volunteers

I have worked at Warm Beach Camp for many years. Only recently did I begin working with volunteers in a broader context while serving as the Interim Volunteer Coordinator. What an encouragement to all the staff to see how faithfully the volunteers want to serve. Several volunteers help us for many hours each week. So much of what they do is critical to the ministry. During The Lights of Christmas, we have volunteers that fall into the age category of “the golden years” ...

God’s Enduring Love

As we transition from 2021 to 2022 there is a profound truth that has become our focus for 2022:  God’s Enduring Love. We just finished the 24th season of The Lights of Christmas, the 2nd year of a drive-thru format. We shared and experienced God’s enduring love. The story of Jesus coming to save us, God coming to be with us, was clearly evident through, and word. We are grateful for all those who chose to take this in. As we look ...