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It’s Summer at Warm Beach Camp!

Family Camp Guests 2010As I write this, our first major guest group of the summer is outside my office window, enjoying their family camp. The first horsemanship camp of the season is going on just down the hill at the Stables. The first Day Camp of the year, this one for our Special Friends, is in full swing in the big circus tent. And a brand new team of summer staffers have settled in alongside the year-round staff, ready to serve our campers and guests in Jesus’ name. It is summer!

Each season of the year is a special time at WBC, but summer is the high point! We serve our largest groups. Each new week brings a flurry of activity, with new participants. And each day, people find the answer to the needs of their lives in Jesus. That’s what it is all about. That’s what we are all about.

And, you are a part of all this, too. Because of your financial support, because of your volunteer efforts, Warm Beach Camp is a special place where people find rest, refreshment, and renewal.

You don’t get to hear all the happy sounds out your office window like I do. You probably won’t get to see the crosses hanging on the walls in our staff lunch room, each representing another child who has made a life-choice to follow Christ. You don’t get the privilege and pleasure of hearing people share their testimonies of the life-changing power of the Gospel of Christ they have experienced while at Warm Beach. But, I want you to see and hear it through my eyes and ears. It is for you, too.

May God bless you for what you are doing for Warm Beach Camp.  —Ed McDowell

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 ...