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How many volunteers does it take to change a light bulb?

LOC Vol Pic 4478Okay, so it is an old joke. I don’t even know how many it would take, but I would guess one. We have a lot of very talented volunteers!

I do know how many volunteers it takes to put on The Lights of Christmas. We need between 120 and 160 each night. There are about 2,750 spots to fill! More than 825 volunteers filled all those jobs last year. That is a lot of volunteers!

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 to be a part of an amazing event. What better way to experience The Lights than being on the team that puts it on!

We have some exciting new volunteer opportunities this year during The Lights of Christmas.  We are adding a Light Maze and need up to four volunteers each night to staff it. We also have a fun new Cookie Decorating Station located in Tinhorn Town. If you are creative and good with people, you might enjoy volunteering to help people decorate Christmas cookies. How fun is that?

We also need about 150 volunteers to come to Thanksgiving Working Weekend, November 27 to 30, and help decorate and put on all the finishing touches. Then, after The Lights closes, we need another 150 volunteers to help with Take-Down, to get the decorations taken down and put away. That will happen January 2 and 3. Whew! Are you out of breath yet?

As a volunteer, you can share the hope and joy of the Christmas season with the thousands of people attending The Lights. We have a volunteer task that will work for you!

If you are interested in helping before, during, or after the event, you can get more information or sign-up at our Volunteer Web Page, or give Jessica Wilson, Volunteer Coordinator, a call at (360) 312-3417. She can answer your questions, and help you sign up. For the best chance of getting the volunteer assignment you want, sign up as soon as possible!

Nurse Linda–A Big Impact in a Small Package

Little did Linda Visser realize in 1984 the long relationship she was beginning with Warm Beach Camp when, at the suggestion of Pastor Phil and Darlene Brooks, she started serving as a Volunteer Nurse. For the past 21 years, Linda has made the trek from her home in Wenatchee, Wash., to provide top-notch nursing care for a couple of weeks each summer, in addition to serving at a fall weekend teen retreat each year. Standing less than five feet tall, ...
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Horsemanship Camp enriches a camper’s life

Warm Beach Summer Horsemanship Camp aims to give campers a fun experience while learning and improving their horsemanship skills. The week is packed with horse related activities such as lessons, trail rides, showmanship, and vaulting. Campers also groom, saddle and care for their horse all week, giving them the experience of owning a horse. We believe that riding and caring for a horse develops life-skills of responsibility, faithfulness, diligence and communication. In order to offer maximum value in riding instruction, ...

Meet Our Staff–The Lamberts

By Joanie Yonker, Executive Assistant When Matt and Emily Lambert "tied the knot," little did they know the rich heritage they were building at Warm Beach Camp. Matt grew up attending camps at Warm Beach. His grandfather was a pastor in the Free Methodist Conference and Matt's father came here as a child, growing up and enjoying Warm Beach Camp in its infancy. Matt became a Warm Beach camper early in life, attending Junior Camp at Chinook and Junior High ...