News & Updates

See & read about what is going on in the Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center community

Always Improving

By “keeping the path clear to the cross,” lives can change and, in turn, communities can be transformed through the programs at Warm Beach Camp. One key element to all of this is to have well-maintained and beautiful grounds and facilities that are not a hindrance or distraction from the good people experience at Camp.

Two major projects were completed in 2019. The remodeling of Cascadian Lodge and the repaving of Cedar Lodge loop. These significantly improve the quality of experience of Camp. In addition, Glacier and Whistler Lodges received new sinks and counters in their lobbies. The Program Center auditorium interior was painted and acoustic treatment was added to the stage. A new privacy fence was added to the entrance of Camp. Two houses were painted, and new windows were installed in several more. Many other needed, but less visible, improvements were also made.

In 2020, two major project areas will be the Chinook Village Cabins and Snohomish County required surface water drainage improvements across from the main entrance of Camp. Numerous small projects such as painting, roofing, and flooring will be done as well. Landscaping improvements will unfold as usual. The Program Center courtyard will also be improved.

The continuous improvements to the ground and facilities add value to the guest experience and sustain the effectiveness of the ministry over the years to come. We are grateful for the generous donations and willing hands that make these possible. Together we are keeping the path clear to the cross.

-Patrick Patterson
General Manager/C.O.O.
Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center

Beautiful Music

On any given Thursday afternoon during the summer, if you drive into Camp towards the big tent you can hear the music and elation flowing from Special Friends campers, volunteers, and staff. The band is playing, drums are hit, tambourines and maracas are shaken, air guitars are strummed, and campers and staff alike are dancing and singing with joy. The moment the music begins to play, the dynamic changes, everyone seems to understand the common language of music, and the ...

The Gardener, the Vine, and the Branch

Photo by www.zanda. photography on Unsplash He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. John 15:2 NLT https://bible.com/bible/116/jhn.15.2.NLT  Jesus tells us that, in vineyard terms, that He is the vine, our lives are the branches coming off of the vine, and God the Father is the gardener taking care of keeping the vine and the branches healthy and producing. When it comes ...

Planning and Purpose

Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash You can make many plans, but the Lord ’s purpose will prevail. Proverbs 19:21 NLT https://bible.com/bible/116/pro.19.21.NLT  Planning is an important part of life. It encourages engagement with others, reflection on what is, what needs to be, and how to get there. By nature, planning is a process and continuous. Our planning is different than God’s purpose. Planning describes how we envision getting from point A to point B in our lives. God’s purpose is ...