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Introducing the New Director for The Lights of Christmas

Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center, home of The Lights of Christmas, is excited to announce Kayla Castiglione as the new Director of The Lights of Christmas. The leadership team believes in Kayla and her vision for the future of the event.

Kayla grew up volunteering at The Lights of Christmas with her mom and recalls the many memories of building lifelong relationships through the event. She later interned and became the Project Coordinator for the event shortly after her internship.

Then, she transitioned into the role of Retail Manager where she coordinated the vendors for the event for many years. If you have attended The Lights of Christmas, you have probably seen her running from vendor to vendor making sure customers and vendors get the best experience with shopping and food.

Kayla has a heart for others and deeply cares about the greater community.  Her vision moving forward is to strengthen community relationships and add new fun and creative displays that honor  the history of the event and share the Christmas story.

I want The Lights of Christmas to be a place families want to come and make new traditions and memories. A place where people feel the love and joy of the Christmas story and be inspired by that for change in the world.Kayla Castiglione

Join us in celebration as we usher Kayla into this new role here at Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center, home of The Lights of Christmas!

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 ...