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How Volunteers Make Mission Possible

Volunteer2 Photo 450pxChaos” would be the word to describe my household when my husband has to go out of town for a week.  All of a sudden the stack of dishes looks bigger, the children are screaming louder, and my nine year old has more homework than ever. When my husband is out of town my moto is, “lower your expectations.” There is just too much to get done, so I settle for safe and fed. When my husband returns home, we hit our stride and the state of chaos subsides.

In the day-to-day operation of Warm Beach Camp, there are thousands of tasks to be accomplished that contribute to a fantastic guest experience. It’s the volunteers who come alongside the staff to make our mission possible. Volunteers make the mini-golf course look bright and inviting, help improve and maintain the grounds, and work on paint projects for summer camp and The Lights of Christmas Festival, and much more. Volunteers allow Camp to make sure guests are not just safe and fed, but they also leave cared for and loved. This is the heart of Christ.

By Jessica Wilson, Development Director

Towering achievement: Outdoor Education camps touch schools

By Mark Cutshall He was one frustrated, angry fifth-grade boy. Frustrated by looking up at the top of a climbing tower he knew he could never reach. And angry with his teacher, Marcie Trudeau, who wanted the best for him and was willing to say, “You know our class motto, Jeremy. You can at least give it a try. You never know what you can accomplish.” And so grudgingly, Jeremy strapped in to the harness, swallowed hard, and with 27 ...

Confessions of a Cancer Survivor

“I don’t want to be the statistic. I want to be the inspiration.” After six months of chemotherapy for breast cancer, Cheryl Boatman was too weak to wash dishes, let alone drive a car. “I didn’t know if I had enough strength to go up to Warm Beach Camp for last spring’s women’s retreat. When I drove up, I was so dizzy I couldn’t sit up straight. A man from her church unloaded the wheelchair from the back of her ...

Youthful Volunteers are “God’s Hands” to Others

By Jessica Beach, Administrative Assistant Warm Beach Camp has been blessed with many volunteers, both young and old. Without them, our organization would not be able to function the way it does. Here, we would like you to meet two of our younger volunteers who are leaving their mark on this ministry. Michael Stemple is not your average 20-year-old. I found this out when I asked him how he came to live and volunteer here at Warm Beach Camp. About ...