News & Updates

See & read about what is going on in the Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center community

Praise the Lord for our new Guest Service Associates, Scott Brandenberger & Liz McBride

Welcome Scott Brandenberger! Many of you may already know him from his time as Camp counselor at Warm Beach in 2005. In the intervening years, Scott has lived in Korea where he met and married his wife, Grace. They have three wonderful kids (Alan, Elsa, Levi)  to add to our Camp family. Scott has also owned his own woodworking business, been a teacher and brings many years of customer service to our team. He will be working on the Registration ...

This is God’s Place

God chose Warm Beach Camp to be the home of The Lights of Christmas! He chose the people to start this amazing experience to share the true message of Christmas. He fills the staff with His love and joy so that it pours out of us to the community to soften hearts and bring change. The world is a dark place, and the last couple of years have been difficult! But no matter what, when you drive through The Lights ...

Horses: Life Impact

If you have ever felt a horse’s warm breath on your skin or breathed in their scent as you hugged their neck while laying your head on their side, you will know that horses have a way of reaching deep into your soul. They bringing comfort to places in your heart that may be buried under layers of grief, bitterness, rejection, fear, or hurt. Our goal at Warm Beach Horsemanship is to provide as many opportunities as possible for people ...

Power to Please God

Dear friends, you always followed my instructions when I was with you. And now that I am away, it is even more important. Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him. Philippians 2:12-13 NLT The power to please is something most people value. We appreciate it when someone does something to encourage or bring ...

Not just a Camp, a Sanctuary

Project Sanctuary believes when one person serves the whole family serves. We take a human-centered, solution-based approach to helping military families heal and move forward in life. Through innovative long-term programming focused on connectedness, we restore hope and empower families to recover and thrive. Warm Beach Camp helps us create an environment conducive to healing. With beautiful surroundings and loving staff, the families on our retreats can relax and let down all the walls they have built up. The scenery ...

Just like the Father 

Photo by Ron Lach from Pexels You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.  Luke 6:36 NLT  https://bible.com/bible/116/luk.6.36.NLT  “You are just like your father” or “You are just like your mother” are phrases describing similarities for the better or worse with those who have raised us.    When Jesus says “ just as your Father in Heaven is, so we should be” it is a big statement to receive.  As a Father of 9 children, I know that my contribution to their lives is mixed, because I have done some really good things while also ...

The Lights of Christmas: A Community Event

Our community is a huge part of who we are as The Lights of Christmas. Our staff and volunteers help put the event together, local businesses help with promotion, donors support the big picture, and the people attend the event with their friends and family. Over the last year, we worked to create bigger and brighter displays and I am excited for what we are accomplishing together. Volunteers were here all summer working on new displays like Icicle Falls, The ...

You are so Full of it!

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. Colossians 3:16 NLT https://bible.com/bible/116/col.3.16.NLT “You are full of it” is a phrase usually reserved for a ridiculous attitude and opinion in life towards something. It is a statement of sarcasm, humor, and cynicism all wrapped into one. Do you remember ...

Moving Forward Together

We have an opportunity to do something quite extraordinary in these times: Move forward together as we navigate this extended time of pandemic. While various forms of isolation and division have become a new way of living, as a follower of Jesus, we are called to a beautiful way of community that gives us the opportunity to find meaningful and creative ways to move forward together. We don’t do this in rebellion or anger. We move forward together with compassion, ...

Introducing Taylor Hanks

Welcome to Taylor Hanks, our new Accounts Receivable Bookkeeper & HR Administrative Assistant. We are so excited to have her as part of the Staff Family. Taylor recently graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and is working toward her Master’s degree in Accounting. Born in Wyoming, she moved to Washington as a teen and has been here ever since. She has 2 brothers and a sister and is currently living in Anacortes. Taylor has a lot of diverse ...

A Summer of Transformation

This summer, Black Diamond Camp hosted 739 Day Campers. Not only did these kids participate in activities like ziplining, swimming, climbing walls, and archery tag, they also experienced God’s Creation and life-changing messages from God’s Word.   Each day, kids arrived with their own joys and excitement and their own set of worries and fears. One of those campers was Conner. Conner was at Camp most of the summer and usually had a go-with-the-flow attitude, but something was just off one ...

Welcome Emily Lambert, Development Systems Coordinator

Please welcome Emily Lambert, our new Development Systems Coordinator  Emily began working at Warm Beach Camp as Summer Staff in 2002. From there, Emily filled many roles: Youth Camp Counselor, Youth Camp Dean, Summer Staff Accommodations, Dining Room Manager, Outdoor Education Director, and many roles in The Lights of Christmas. In 2015 Emily and her family moved to Wenatchee to serve in church ministry.   After six years, Emily, her husband Matt, and four children (Elijah 12, Jonah 10, Asher 8, ...

A Summer of Breakthroughs

Over the past several weeks of Camp ministry, many Campers have made decisions for Christ through Warm Beach Camp Ministries. In just one week of Horsemanship Camp, nine out of 12 Campers made commitments to Christ. At Black Diamond, more than 20 kids made first-time decisions at Day Camp and Group Camps in one week.    Somehow the pandemic has created an environment at Camp, unlike any other year. For lots of kids, it’s the best week they’ve had in two years. Andrew ...

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 ...

5 Hidden Gems of Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center

It’s no secret that Warm Beach Camp is bursting with beautiful scenery, but some areas of the Camp’s grounds are more visited than others.  We want to share the more beautiful and less known areas of the grounds so everyone can enjoy all the amazing beauty of Camp!  #1 – The Serenity Circle Nestled between the RV/tent sites and the main conference center grounds, this lush loop trail is home to a small fire circle, a small stream fed bog, and ...

Find Treasure at The Kids 2 Camp Virtual Auction 2021

The Kids 2 Camp Benefit Auction is the perfect time to get cool stuff while giving back. Generous donors provide fun merchandise, and all the money raised is used to send kids to Camp to experience a life changing experience learning about Jesus.   Here are some of the awesome items offered this year: If you like gadgets and all things high tech, there are several amazing items sure to catch your eye! Fun electronics up for bid include an ...

Accomplished Love

Photo by Mayur Gala on Unsplash If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 1 Corinthians 13:1 NLT https://bible.com/bible/116/1co.13.1.NLT Have you ever been with a person who was compelled to share with you all their accomplishments in life, only to find out they were not really interested in you? More importantly, there is a lack of basic love and care being ...

The Lord Will Help You

The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm. Exodus 14:14 NLT https://bible.com/bible/116/exo.14.14.NLT “Slow down and let me help you with that.” Many a person has said something like this to a friend, family member, or co-worker. A person is getting worked up over something. Anxiety, fear, or a legitimate concern is creating stress. Often times, someone else can see a way to help. The first challenge is providing help is simply bringing a sense of calm to the ...
fire circles

Oasis Around the Campfire

For a few days we get to be together this summer. It will be a time of Oasis. Family and friends connecting after a long time apart. Its time. I am excited to be with you. I sure hope you can come. Our gathering will be filled with fresh simplicity and a relaxed space. Enjoy the pool, hike some trails, take in mini golf, disc golf, ride your bike, kids concert on the lawn, and make some incredible memories. Bring ...

More Than I Could Ask For

I volunteer with Warm Beach Camp Horsemanship. 2020 was my first year with the program, and it was remarkable! At first, I was a little bit wary of connecting with another group of horsewomen, as I had "PTSD" of sorts from my experiences at stables with other strong horsewomen. I felt God tugging at my elbow though, so I went through the volunteer registration process and set a date to meet Ginger at the Warm Beach Camp stables. Ginger and ...