News & Updates

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


Horseback Riding and Vaulting Lessons are being offered this fall. These weekly lessons are ideal for riders to sustain the riding improvements they experience during summer camp. For more information, contact email Patti or call her at the Camp.

Eyerusalem McDowell, daughter of Ed and Bev McDowell, was recently named a “Shining Star” by the Stanwood School District for the ’07-’08 school year. This award is given to students who have demonstrated their abilities to work hard and overcome challenges. Eyerus was one of 11 students to receive this award.

Do you have some time and the desire to volunteer? We are always looking for people willing to help with a wide variety of projects around the Camp. Right now, we could particularly use some help with painting projects, light testers, and a builder for The Lights department, volunteer nurses, and grounds-keeping help. From projects requiring skilled trades professionals to ones that take no special skills at all – we have something you can help with. Please email Volunteer Coordinator, Jessica Beach, or call her at the Camp.

Curtis O’Day and Lydia Overton, both of whom work in the Camp’s Recreation Department, were married in a ceremony at the Cedarhome Baptist Church in Stanwood on June 14, 2008. The newlyweds are living in Stanwood, Washington.

Warm Beach Camp’s new portable Initiatives Course means that we can bring team-building initiatives to you! Our facilitators will come to your location with a custom program to work on group skills, learning, teamwork, communication, personal growth or anything else through challenging activities for the mind and body. Fun for everyone, this is ideal for your business, school, church, missions team or club. If you are not able to come to WBC, we can now come to you. For more information or to schedule your group, please contact Guest Services.

Sarah Karstetter, who works in the Marketing Department for the Camp, was married to Jake Eschbach in Custer, Washington, on July 20, 2008. Sarah and Jake are living on Camano Island, Washington, and Jake is working for Costco.

For the latest information about WBC, check the Camp’s website. Information about our programs, facilities, employment, and more is a mouse-click away. You can even make donations online through our secure online system. Check out the new Camp videos available online. And, new features are always being added to the website. Be sure to check it often.

One of the newest features at our website is Online Registration now available for The Lights of Christmas and many retreats and events throughout the year. Now you can register for a Camp event any time you want. It is convenient, fast and simple. WarmBeach.Com is your one-stop-shop for all things WBC.

Warm Beach Camp hosts dozens of school, church, governmental, and non-profit events each year. If you or someone you know of is planning a camp, conference, training program, or retreat, suggest they contact WBC or go to our website.


Ministry is the Connection Between Instructor and Student

About a year ago, a wonderful 85-year-old grandmother entered my life. She approached us with the interest of taking riding lessons after many years of being out of the saddle. Inez grew up with horses and even raised a horse from a foal to his last day on earth. Her daughter was involved in a local Pony Club and Inez had ridden until her kids moved on to adulthood. She deeply missed riding and the bond that comes with riding ...

Hearing from God

The past year has been difficult, bringing physical challenges, relationship losses, and employment transitions. My husband and I came to Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center for several reasons. One of the most important was to hear from God. One of the things I appreciate most about Warm Beach, is it provides the perfect environment to listen to God’s voice. I hear His laughter in the sound of children at play and see His joy on the faces of little ...

Trust in Hope

Hope in the context of the Bible is not the same as hope in the context of our current culture. Our culture often uses hope as wishful thinking, "I hope so…." Biblical hope, on the other hand, is an assurance of a promise that will come to pass! Down at the Stables, we have another "Hope" I'd like you to get to know. A large, beautiful, gentle giant of a draft horse named Hope. As an equine partner in our ...