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“I Received a Scholarship”

Warm Beach Horsemanship offers Equestrian Vaulting instruction through camps, classes, and even a competitive club team. Equestrian Vaulting is essentially gymnastics and dance on a moving horse. Many who participate in vaulting instruction are horse enthusiasts but have never tried the sport. As you can imagine the first time sitting on a horse with no saddle and being asked to let go and stretch your arms to the side can be rather unnerving.

Ginger Reitz, Assistant Horsemanship Director, describes the experience like this “You will come up against the boundaries of yourself in every way: physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It forces you to be authentic.” It’s moments like this when Ginger encourages her students to pray. Before the lesson starts the campers, sometime reluctantly, pray before getting on the horse.  When the lesson is over, Ginger then asks the campers what they are grateful for.  Answers usually range from, “the horses,” to, “all the activities.”

This summer one camper’s reply stood out to Ginger. At the end of a lesson a boy slowly raised his hand and said, “I am grateful that I received a scholarship so I could come and be a part of this camp.”

Camp fosters a sense of gratitude, perseverance, and positivity like no other environment can. It sends youth back out into their everyday lives with hope that not only can they do great things, but that a great God loves them.

Last year 1,600 campers were able to attend a program of Warm Beach Camp because of generous donations to the Kids 2 Camp Scholarship fund. Thank you for contributing to the life of this camper through Kids 2 Camp. You are showing campers the love of Christ every day.

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 ...