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To Korea with love

The Church in South Korea is inspiring. With a fraction of the population of America, it is the second largest missionary-sending country in the world, just behind the U.S.! Korean Christians are some of the most passionate of any in the world. Nevertheless, only 30% of Koreans express faith in Christ. Korean Christians are working hard to reach their fellow citizens. One of the effective means of reaching Koreans with the Gospel is through English language learning. Myungsun Presbyterian Church, ...
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Kids 2 Camp benefit events help a very important cause!

Saturday, August 26, 2017 The eighteenth annual Kids 2 Camp Benefit Auction is just a few weeks away! This fun and important event raises funds for the Kids 2 Camp Scholarship Fund, helping make it possible for kids to go to camp. Last year, the auction raised nearly $141,000! Last year, we also launched a brand new family fun activity to help raise scholarships — the Kids 2 Camp Benefit Run. It was exciting to watch young children, parents, and ...
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Welcome the Oates Family

On July 9th Faith and James Oates and their kids pulled into Warm Beach Camp. Faith is Warm Beach Camp’s new Volunteer Coordinator, and James is the new Assistant Plant Manager. Faith grew up in Christian camping at Oak Glen Christian Conference Center in Southern California. The Oates family moved to Warm Beach Camp from Glorieta Camp 2.0 in New Mexico where Faith was the Front of the House Food Service Manager and Volunteer Coordinator, and James was the Facilities ...
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Project Updates – August 2017

Here is the latest news on the Camp’s current projects:Here is the latest news on the Camp’s current projects: The new playground equipment has been installed and is in full use. The new commercial-grade playground equipment is designed for children age 5 to 12, and has a capacity of up to 50 youngsters. The equipment includes slides, climbing apparatus, as well as ground level elements that children with mobility challenges can also enjoy. In addition to the new playground, volunteers ...
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It’s Dinner Time!

Partners in Ministry Dinner, Saturday, May 13 The Partners in Ministry Appreciation Dinner is almost here. Have you made your reservations to attend yet? It’s not too late! I hope you will join us as we take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation to you, our donors and volunteers, for your partnership with us. Please join us as our guests on Saturday, May 13, at 6 pm in the Program Center Auditorium for a delicious dinner, special music by ...

Students “Spring” into auction!

Nearly every year since 2007, the senior class from Lakeland Christian School (LCS) in Lakeland, Florida, has migrated to Warm Beach Camp for their Senior Mission Trip. This year’s group will be made up of 15 chaperones and 81 students who will spend a major portion of their time doing volunteer work projects for the Camp. This year, their work project include cleaning up the RV area, setting up the tents for summer, helping install the new playground equipment, constructing ...

Kids 2 Camp Benefit Run coming this summer

August 26, 2017 Last August, we launched a brand new family fun activity to help raise scholarships for the Kids 2 Camp Fund. We held our very first Kids 2 Camp Benefit Run with 75 participants of all ages. It was a chance to watch young children, parents, and grandparents alike experience the beauty of God’s nature while supporting a great cause. We invite you to come help us finish the 2017 summer season strong at the 2nd Annual Kids ...

Project Updates – May 2017

Here is the latest news on the Camp’s current projects: The Cedar Lodge Chapel renovation project is just days away from being completed! In the last six weeks, a new ceiling and lighting have been installed, and a new roof put on. This will complete the three phases of renovation in Cedar Lodge that were part of the Embracing the Vision Campaign. The new playground equipment that will replace the old “Big Toy” playground structure will be installed on May ...

Remembering with an Eternal Purpose

by Nancy Nelson During the last few years, my immediate family has been stepping into eternity. Matter of fact, when my 94+ year old mom, now on Hospice care, slips into Heaven, I will be the only one left from the family into which I was born. Thankfully, there is a legacy opportunity that we’ve taken advantage of here at Warm Beach Camp. A few years back, we memorialized a room in the new ADA Mount Baker Cabin for my ...

Annual Appreciation Event for our Partners in Ministry

Our opportunity to tell you thank you! We invite you to join us in a time of appreciation as we honor you, our partners, for the important role you play in keeping this ministry strong and growing. Please give us the opportunity to say thank you, to share what we’ve done with your investments of time and money, and to take a look at where God is leading us in this ministry. Please join us as our guests on Saturday, ...

Fun without limits!

The minute a camper arrives at Special Friends Day Camp, they are celebrated — the way we all wish we were — with unabashed enthusiasm and acceptance. Lines of campers and “buddies” form on either side and cheer the arrival of every camper. Every day starts off with a celebration. Summer can’t come soon enough for these Special Friends day campers. Special Friends Day Camp is for special needs adults ages 15 and up. Our campers never age out of ...

Project Updates – March 2017

Here is the latest news on the Camp’s current projects: The final push for completing the renovation project in Cedar Lodge Chapel began on March 13. The work being done includes new texture and paint for the ceiling, and new lighting. As soon as weather permits, a new roof will be put down on this wing of Cedar Lodge. What a difference this project is making! Be sure to take a peek in the Chapel the next time you are ...

The Lights of Christmas turns Twenty!

The year was 1997 and a brand new event opened for the first time at Warm Beach Camp — The Lights of Christmas. As December arrived, no one quite knew what to expect. The Camp had never done an event like this before. Would anyone come? The idea of a Christmas event at Warm Beach Camp was brand new to people. What was this “lights thing” that the Camp was doing? Boasting a half-million lights and open just 12 nights, ...

The Howells find Warm Beach Camp

By Jenny Howell It was three weeks ago that our family of seven arrived at Warm Beach Camp. With our future ministry unknown as we search for God’s direction, we have found a place of refuge, purpose, and encouragement. Our hearts are filled to the brim with a place to live, community who understands our pastoral season of transition, and an opportunity to serve the Camp and staff. Only God orchestrates this kind of goodness. The seasons when we feel ...

Project Updates – November 2016

Here is the latest news on the Camp’s current projects: The new audio/visual systems have been installed in Cedar Lodge Chapel as a part of the refurbishment project currently underway. The new chairs have arrived. The rest of the work in the Chapel is on hold until after The Lights of Christmas. Work still needing to be done includes the new lighting, new texture/paint for the ceiling, and when it stops raining, a new roof on this wing of Cedar ...

Volunteers Needed for The Lights of Christmas

During The Lights of Christmas, which opens December 1st, more than 100 volunteers are needed each of the 19 nights the event is open. We especially need more volunteers for the nights of December 20 through 23 and 26 through 28. It takes people serving as parking attendants, costumed characters, greeters, ticket sellers, toy shop “elves,” hosts, security help, and more. The volunteers provide the smiles and warm hospitality that the event is best known for. Plus, the volunteers get ...

Project Updates – September 2016

Here is the latest news on the Camp’s current projects: The refurbishment project in Cedar Lodge Chapel is nearing completion. The new snack bar has been completed. New chairs have been ordered. Work still in progress includes the new audio/visual systems, new lighting, and ceiling paint. This is the third and final project of the Embracing the Vision Campaign that provided funding for the new restrooms and the remodel work in the kitchen. We are grateful for the many people ...

Teen discovers it isn’t just about getting volunteer hours

Little did Aidan Espinosa, age 15, realize that his life was about to change when he stepped into the Special Friends volunteer training session this past summer to help with the camps for adults with special needs. Originally, Aidan had signed on in order to fulfill his volunteer hours requirement for high school graduation. In the process of becoming a buddy for a Special Friends camper, he not only found a safe place to belong himself, but his world perspective ...

The K2C Benefit Auction — Amazing!

The 17th annual Kids 2 Camp Benefit Auction was held on Saturday, August 27. The bidding was brisk with more than 300 items going to the highest bidders. When the dust settled, more than $141,000 was raised for the Kids 2 Camp Fund! By the end of this year, we are projecting that over $202,000 will have been given out in scholarships, helping bring more than 1,700 campers to Warm Beach Camo. We are committed to not turning any child ...

Come volunteer during The Lights of Christmas’ 20th year!

This year, The Lights of Christmas is celebrating its 20th year! There will be lots of celebration and plenty of fun. While the event doesn’t open till December 1st, the crew that hangs all those lights is already hard at work. It takes about three months to get the Christmas lights in place! An event like this doesn’t just happen by itself. It takes lots of planning and a lot of help to make it all come together! During October ...