News & Updates

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

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Our First Swimming Lesson

Camilla Blue is a graphic designer and mother of three red-headed kids in Stanwood, WA. She writes for her blog, A Little Grace and Mercy, at alittlegraceandmercy.blogspot.com.
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Special partnership makes special camp possible

The camp is conducted as part of the Barnabas2 (B^2) program, which partners with Christian camps across America to provide life-changing opportunities to people with special needs and chronic diseases. Under their model, every summer camp activity is taken apart and adapted to meet the needs of each individual camper. The flagship site, Camp Barnabas, currently serves over 1,300 campers, with a wide range of special needs, each summer. “For 15 years we have watched what allowing someone to understand ...
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Project Updates – June 2010

We have several projects currently underway at the Camp: We are working on a fencing set-back project at the stables to keep our herd away from the streams and help protect the environment. This work is partially funded by the Snohomish Conservation District. Now that the Wastewater Treatment Plant is processing the effluent to a reuse standard, we will be able to use the water for irrigation in the pastures during the warmer months of the year. Irrigation equipment has ...
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Annual Auction Raises Funds for Kids 2 Camp

The August Extravaganza - Saturday, August 28, 2010 It is fast-paced, exciting, and fun for the entire family. It is Warm Beach Camp’s August Extravaganza. The eleventh annual August Extravaganza is a fundraising event for the Camp’s Kids 2 Camp Scholarship fund. You will find some incredible bargains, lots of great gift ideas, and even once-in-a-lifetime experiences, each item going to the highest bidder. The auction preview opens at 9 a.m. and the auctions run until approximately 3:30 p.m. The ...
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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

A few weeks ago, more than 200 people gathered together at Warm Beach Camp to share a meal and receive a report on the ministry of the Camp. The purpose of the evening was to thank the people who have volunteered their time and talents to the Camp, and the donors who have invested their financial resources in this ministry. The event was the first annual Partners in Ministry Appreciation Event held on Sunday evening, May 16. Following a delicious ...

Warm Beach Camp Programs

Life changes here! For almost fifty years, Warm Beach Christian Camps and Conference Center has provided quality programs for the whole family, focusing on spiritual nurture, family and marriage building, character building, and civic concerns. Warm Beach Camp exists to provide time and space for people to relax, renew, have fun, and grow closer to God. Whether you experience Warm Beach Camp through a youth or family camp, come as an equestrian vaulter or as a “special friend,” you’ll find ...
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Refer your friends to Warm Beach Camp and earn free Starbucks

Do you ever wish your personal budget for lattes was a little bit bigger? Me too. Here's a great way to earn $10 Starbucks gift cards, while helping support the ministry of Warm Beach Camp. Earn a $10 Starbucks gift card for every referral who registers for one of the following 2010 summer camp programs at Warm Beach Camp: Day Camp, Junior & Junior High Camp, Horsemanship Camp, and Special Friends Day Camp. To be eligible referrals must indicate the ...
Kids 2 Camp scholarship fund at Warm Beach Camp

Help a Child Go to Camp This Summer

With summer right around the corner, registrations are now coming in for the summer youth camps. It also means that we are receiving requests for help through the Kids 2 Camp program. Without financial assistance, some of the children and youth who will be coming this summer would be unable to experience their week at camp. A number of these kids come from churches and social service agencies who are working with at-risk youth. For many of these kids, a ...
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Volunteer and Kick-Start Your Summer!

Memorial Day Working Weekend is an event where volunteers come and help the Camp prepare for its busy summer season. Volunteers paint, garden, clean, roof, sew, chop wood, power wash, help with crafts and The Lights of Christmas projects, or help in child care. It is a great opportunity for individuals, civic, school and church groups, to get involved. This year, the event is May 28-31. Volunteers who are staying on grounds arrive and get settled in on Friday night. ...
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Meet Our Youngest Donor!

Recently, a letter went out from the Camp sharing the need for some new refrigerators to meet new health regulations the County is instituting. A number of people have responded to this appeal, but one donation was hand-delivered by the donor to Ed McDowell, our executive director. Curtis Willson, the seven-year-old son of Free Methodist missionaries, Ryan and Jen Willson, brought his gift to help with the project — his entire savings — and gave it for new refrigerators. In ...

Project Updates – April 2010

We have several projects currently underway at the Camp: Construction continues on the parking pad and sidewalks for the ADA restroom being put in at The Pines. This is the final part of the ADA project we started last spring for the Special Friends Camps that included the purchase of a special trailer-mounted ADA mobile restroom. Projects recently completed include: Thanks to the volunteer support of Ray Samuelson, Rob Down, and the vaulting club, the workout building at the Stables ...
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Here is Our “Help Wanted” Ad!

Each summer, Warm Beach Camp seeks to fill between 40 and 50 summer job positions with people who have a desire to serve God, minister to people, and be part of a ministry that touches the lives of thousands of campers during this two-and-a-half-month period. In most cases, no experience is necessary. There are currently summer employment openings for male camp counselors, and positions in Food Services and Accommodations. Do you know someone looking for something new and exciting to do this summer? They ...
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Say Yes to Volunteer Opportunities for Special Needs Camps

by Laurie Fertello I wish you could have been there when I had the opportunity recently, to tell two Mothers that their adult sons could come to Special Friends Day Camp!  You would have seen the longing on their faces turn to joy and the tears in their eyes when they finally realized a dream come true for their adult children! Saying “YES” to people who are so often told “NO”, is a great privilege of mine and I do ...
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Is This Myth at WBC Busted?

There is a running joke at Warm Beach Camp that once you work or volunteer here, you end up coming back over and over again for the rest of your life. Scott Brandenberger, one of our current volunteers, is evidence that this may be more than just a myth. Rod Brown, former Associate Director at WBC, recruited Scott from Greenville College in Illinois to be a summer staff counselor in 2003. “I didn’t know anyone when I got here.” said ...

Dad and Me Weekend Schedule

(schedule subject to change) Friday 5:00 pm    Registration and Recreation tickets soldMove into your cabin 7:00 pm    Dinner 7:30 pm    Orientation for weekend 9:00 pm    Open Swim & Mini-golf Saturday 8:00 am    Pancake Breakfast 9:00 am    Chapel 10:30am-12 pm    Activity Time* 12:00 pm    Lunch 1:00-5:00 pm    Activity Time* 5:30 pm    Supper 6:30-8:00 pm    Activity Time* 8:15 pm    Chapel 9:15 pm    Free time and snack time (Smores!) Indoor arena soccer Sunday 8:00 am    Breakfast 9:00 am    Chapel 10:30 am   Rocket Launch ...
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Warm Beach Vaulters Win National Awards

PRESS RELEASE On March 6, 2010, three Warm Beach Vaulters received awards at the national convention of the American Vaulting Association (AVA) held in Portland, Oregon March 5-7, 2010. Coach Patti Skipton received the “2009 Trainer of the Year” award in recognition of her outstanding horse training ability. Nancy Stevens-Brown, AVA past president told Patti, “I am giving you this award because your horses always look so happy when they compete.” Patti will also be coaching the Friendship Team at ...
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Partners in Ministry Appreciation Dinner

  Saturday, May 12th, 2018We invite you, our partners in ministry, to join us in a time of appreciation as we honor you for standing with us as donors and volunteers. The people who stand with us as volunteers and donors are vital to making the ministry of Warm Beach Camp work, and we think it is important to tell you that once in a while.We invite you to join us in a time of appreciation as we honor you, our ...

Volunteer Events

May 28-31, 2010 - Memorial Day Working Weekend November 25-28, 2010 - Thanksgiving Working Weekend December 2-29, 2010 - Volunteer during the Lights of Christmas December 30-31, 2010 - Take Down for The Lights of Christmas

Update on Projects – March 2010

We have several projects currently underway at the Camp: We are converting the old draft horse barn to a secondary work-out room for the Warm Beach Vaulters, thanks to volunteers Rob Down and Ray Samuelson. The parking pad and sidewalks for ADA restroom are being put in soon at The Pines. This is the final part of the ADA project we started last spring for the Special Friends Camps that included the purchase of a special trailer-mounted ADA mobile restroom. ...