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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.

Service and Sacrifice

Photo by Thanti Nguyen on Unsplash For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:28 NLT https://bible.com/bible/116/mat.20.28.NLT Power and position are such common pursuits in life. Entire systems are built around it. Many times, we don’t even pay attention to it anymore. As a follower of Jesus, we are asked to think about power and position very differently through two words: service ...

God Can Be Trusted

Photo by Jannis Lucas on Unsplash Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Hebrews 10:23 NLT https://bible.com/bible/116/heb.10.23.NLT Where trust exists, hope is likely to be nearby. The two work together. Trust gives hope confidence. Hope fuels trust. Hope thrives in relationships that can be trusted. One of the big challenges of today is the issue of “who can be trusted.” There is not one person or system ...

Unexpected Blessings

The sun was shining as three women saddled their horses at the Warm Beach Camp stables, but this ride was not for campers. They had a much different purpose. The ladies mounted their horses and made their way up the hill toward the Warm Beach Senior Community.   The COVID-19 crisis has meant that the Senior Community residents have been quarantined since early March. As for many of us, lock-down has led to feelings of isolation and sadness. The ladies from ...