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Planting – Because God First Loved Us

From Tim Marshall on Unsplash

When somebody shows love to us first, there is a natural and healthy desire to do or say something nice in response to the expression of love.  We want to give love in return.  Often, we may even ask a simple question: Is there something I can do for you? 

When we consider God, we know that He has shown us love before anyone else.  It creates a wonderful opportunity for us to consider what we can do for Him.  Thankfully, the Bible gives us insight into what matters to God.  The Holy Spirit draws near and confirms specifics that are built upon the truth of Scripture.   

One of the things God loves is the planting of things that will bear good fruit.  He asks us to plant generously and to prepare the soil where we plant.  When we think of “preparing the soil” at each campus of Warm Beach Camp Ministries, we recognize there are so many wonderful opportunities for planting seeds of God’s love into the lives of others.   

In response to God’s love, we are inviting people to experience His amazing love through adventure, renewal, rest, and good honest fun.  We want people to experience this story of God’s love firsthand.   

In response to God’s love, we are planting seeds of collaboration to work with group leaders in planning, developing, and executing the best experiences possible to meet the goals for a deeper walk with Christ and others in community with Christ.   

In response to God’s love, we are planting seeds of hospitality to help educators and other non-profit leaders, meet the educational and social needs of the people they serve.  We do this out of God’s amazing love.   

Because God first loved us, our desire is to provide life-changing experiences in 2021 at Black Diamond Camp, the Rainier Campus, and Warm Beach Camp.  We want to reflect His love to each guest and camper, that they would experience it firsthand. Will you pray with us to that end? 

-Ed McDowell, CEO
Warm Beach Camp Ministries

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, ...

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 ...