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Childlike Community

My daughter, Israel– also called Izzy, is known as the wispy curly-haired girl with the vocabulary of a thirty-year-old rather than a 3-year-old. Her favorite phrases are, “I’m just feeling frustrated” or “Mommy, I need some space.” Let me tell you, she used those phrases a lot being stuck in the house without her friends during the pandemic.

Izzy loves to socialize; she is what you would call a social butterfly and she has a butterfly rain jacket to prove it. Which she gladly opens and pretends to fly around to anyone willing to look. Some of her favorite things to do are dancing, dressing up in fun costumes, and chatting to anyone who is patient enough to listen.

She hated not having the ability to hang out with her friends. She would cry saying she missed Josiah, Denver, Niomi, Moe, and Anthony. (These are Camp staff children around her age.) She missed playing on the playground, hide-and-seek, and fellowship with her community. One of the many benefits of working at Camp is the incredible community of staff, volunteers, and donors who truly love and care for everyone who contributes to the ministry. And for staff kids, this is an unfathomable blessing! They love their community, and they have safety here at Camp that is unparalleled anywhere else. Warm Beach is truly holy ground, and they enjoy stomping around it with each other.

Because of School at Camp, Izzy, and some of the kids from Camp and the surrounding community, have the opportunity to be together, to learn together, to be kids again. Sure, some of them have virtual school lessons built into their day, and yes, they are safeguarded against Covid19 exposure because of the diligent care of the incredible staff running the program. But, the best benefit is for kids to feel like kids again, to relieve some pressure from families, and to feel the benefits of this holy community we call Warm Beach Camp.

A big thank you to the generous donors who provided Kids 2 Camp scholarship funds so that my child and others like her could feel a sense of normalcy and all the other many benefits that come from this incredible program.

-Kayla Stikeleather, Marketing Specialist
Warm Beach Camp Ministries

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Oasis Around the Campfire

For a few days we get to be together this summer. It will be a time of Oasis. Family and friends connecting after a long time apart. Its time. I am excited to be with you. I sure hope you can come. Our gathering will be filled with fresh simplicity and a relaxed space. Enjoy the pool, hike some trails, take in mini golf, disc golf, ride your bike, kids concert on the lawn, and make some incredible memories. Bring ...

More Than I Could Ask For

I volunteer with Warm Beach Camp Horsemanship. 2020 was my first year with the program, and it was remarkable! At first, I was a little bit wary of connecting with another group of horsewomen, as I had "PTSD" of sorts from my experiences at stables with other strong horsewomen. I felt God tugging at my elbow though, so I went through the volunteer registration process and set a date to meet Ginger at the Warm Beach Camp stables. Ginger and ...

Oasis Family Camp 2021 – What You Need to Know

I am so excited Warm Beach Camp is able to offer Oasis Family Camp this year! It will be Wednesday, July 28-Sunday, Aug. 1 and it's going to have a new look and feel this year. The focus is on connecting and having fun together as a family. Your family can connect with God through worship, devotions, hospitality, fellowship, and creation, and with each other through fun activities and time spent together! Due to COVID related restrictions, we will not ...