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Director’s Column

Come Away

As I travel around the Pacific Northwest, I see people fragmented by the various responsibilities in their lives. They need to get away. There seems to be no “margin” in their lives at all. They move from thing to thing and activity to activity with no rest or relaxation to call their own.

Even technology invades our lives, and our response to it piles more on rather than creating space for rest. Our world demands more, more, more, and our inner being begs for rest, rest, rest in the busyness of our lives.

The Warm Beach Camp Experience offers a profound opportunity to get away and renew our body, soul, relationships, and perspective of life.

The call of God on our lives draws us to an intentional move toward rest. At Warm Beach Camp, we recognize that “keeping the path clear to the cross” includes making a time and place for rest in our lives. The Camp’s desire is to help people get away and let God meet with them. And when He does, the margin of His purposes appears.


So, come away and find rest unto your soul.

Ed McDowell

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 ...