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Cedar Lodge

The Cedar Lodge Renovation

What an exciting moment when, on the last day of 2009, the final pledge was received to complete the funding for the first three phases of the Cedar Lodge renovation. This date was significant in that it meant we had met the last requirement to claim a grant from a foundation for $490,000 for this project. This project includes moving the public restrooms to the main floor of Cedar Lodge, and expanding the kitchen and Cedar Lodge Chapel. The first ...
Camp Pastor Bo

Lives transformed when camp pastor tells his story

Miraculously, Bo’s father came to the Lord. The family reunited and began attending church. Bo heard the salvation prayer, and he prayed it from his heart. “I believed God was the real deal.” But his faith waned. Drug dealers became his close friends. Ripping off unsuspecting victims became his calling card. “I told God I wanted to change,” he said. One night on the phone, Bo’s best friend said, “I am the devil.” “I thought I was already in hell,” ...

W-Bar-B Ranch programs

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Confessions of a Cancer Survivor

“I don’t want to be the statistic. I want to be the inspiration.” After six months of chemotherapy for breast cancer, Cheryl Boatman was too weak to wash dishes, let alone drive a car. “I didn’t know if I had enough strength to go up to Warm Beach Camp for last spring’s women’s retreat. When I drove up, I was so dizzy I couldn’t sit up straight. A man from her church unloaded the wheelchair from the back of her ...
Cedar Lodge

Camp reaches goal for Cedar Lodge grant

Faced with a looming deadline, it was down to the wire when the last pledge came in on December 31, 2009 to reach the goal and complete the funding for the first three phases on renovation work to be done on Cedar Lodge. This has allowed the Camp to submit the paperwork to claim the $490,000 completion grant from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust. We praise God for His faithfulness, and we are very grateful for all of the ...
Adoption Advocates International at Warm Beach Camp

Hospitality and blessing for children around the world

by Ed McDowell, Executive Director Adoption Advocates International (AAI) and Warm Beach Camp—imagine the international flare of Ethiopian dance, the drums of Ghana, an international talent show, and soccer, soccer, soccer. AAI’s family camp was a special weekend filled with energy, international culture and a reunion of family and friends. Children who knew each other from orphanages were reunited in friendship. Adoptive parents had opportunity to share their stories, successes and challenges in a supportive environment. When families willingly join ...

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Update on funding for Cedar Lodge

WBC has been awarded a $490,000 completion grant for this effort. To claim this grant, we need to have the rest of the funding identified through cash, pledges and gifts in kind. We have been asking the WBC community to make a special commitment to underwrite the remaining funding, to be paid over the next four years. We need all commitments identified by early December to claim the completion grant. We have gone from needing $590,000 down to $38,000 to ...

Cedar Lodge: A call for action in 2009

Cedar Lodge is crucial to the delivery of WBC’s mission. It is the “nerve center” of WBC. These first three phases of remodeling address the most important issues that need to be met to serve people effectively in the years ahead. Restroom Additions: Restrooms are needed on the main floor of Cedar Lodge. In 2010, WBC is offering its first overnight camp for people with special needs. In addition, WBC is providing camps and retreats for people with terminal diseases, ...

Washington’s premier camp, conference, and retreat facility

Washington's premier camp, conference, and retreat facility Located just one hour north of Seattle, Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center is the northwest’s premier camp, conference, and retreat center offering year-around programs for youth, families, and adults. Serving greater Puget Sound since 1956, Warm Beach Camp offers rental facilities and support services for church, school, non-profit, and governmental groups throughout Washington State and the lower mainland of British Columbia, Canada. With one of Snohomish County’s largest horse herds, Warm Beach ...
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Men’s Advance 2019

[register url="https://ore2.venue360saas.com:7034/public/events/homepage?event=258"]Register Now[/register]  [register url="/contact?to=Registration&p=Mens Advance"]Contact Us[/register] Northwest's premier men's ministry event March 1-3, 2019 - Warm Beach Camp and H.U.G.E. Men of God partner in this premier men's ministry event of the Pacific Northwest. Men's Advance challenges men to engage the mission of God in their lives, their families, workplaces, and communities. With soul-stirring worship and teaching along with practical workshops and small-group break-outs Men's Advance promises to be a powerful time of personal growth. Set in the park-like surroundings of ...
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Marriage Encounter

[register url="https://ore2.venue360saas.com:7034/public/events/homepage?&org=2&eventPlan=22&season=ALL&groupBySeason=false"]Register Now[/register]  [register url="/contact?to=Registration&p=Marriage Encounter"]Contact Us[/register] 2018 Dates: April 6-8, October 12-14 Discover God's plan for the covenant of marriage between a man and a woman! Marriage Encounter is for every marriage. Regardless of whether you have been married for five years or fifty-five, you will benefit from Marriage Encounter. You will gain new insight and find new levels of closeness as you and your spouse examine your relationship to each other, and to God. The weekend is only for ...

Reflections

"This was a great, somewhat difficult time. The acceptance of the reality that marriage is very difficult and work, but worth it was a valuable concept to me." "Thank you, team, for investing in us, and sharing from your experiences, and life. It means so much to see strong marriages founded on God that last the test of time, struggles, and everything else that attacks the true purpose of a marriage centered on God." Commitment made: "Closer communication and understanding ...
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Engaged Encounter

[register url="https://ore2.venue360saas.com:7034/public/events/homepage?&org=2&eventPlan=23&season=ALL&groupBySeason=false"]Register Now[/register]  [register url="/contact?to=Registration&p=Engaged Encounter"]Contact Us[/register] Equip your marriage to go the distance. Your marriage will never be the same! 2018 Dates: March 9-11, October 19-21 Marriage is more than saying "I do." Your wedding will last for a moment, but a successful marriage will last a lifetime. Start your new life on the path to a successful marriage by attending Engaged Encounter at Warm Beach Camp. Engaged Encounter is a quiet and relaxed weekend for couples who are contemplating marriage. ...
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Refresh – A Women’s Event

Schedule  Register Now  Contact Us May 4 - May 6, 2018 “Wholly Loved” – Embrace Who You Are In Christ Refresh - A Women's Event, there's room for your soul in this weekend-long event at Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center. Located just one hour north of Seattle in Stanwood WA, Warm Beach Camp has three hundred acres of scenic beauty with a panoramic view of Puget Sound and both the Olympic and Cascade Mountain Ranges. Take time away from the ...
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Thanksgiving Working Weekend

[register url="https://ore2.venue360saas.com:7034/public/events/homepage?event=140"]Registration Opens August 15[/register]  [register url="/contact?to=Registration&p=Thanksgiving Working Weekend"]Contact Us[/register] November 22-25, 2018Deck the halls of Warm Beach Camp with lights and garland! Join us as we prepare for The Lights of Christmas! Help transform the grounds into a Christmas wonderland. There will be projects of all shapes and sizes, and we need a wide variety of gifts and talents to accomplish them all. Lodging and meals provided for all participating volunteers for a nominal fee. Choose the role that's right ...

Fifty Years of a Developing Dream – Part 6

Chapter Six:1970-1980-Working on Ministry Purpose and Facility Refining! It was now 1970, just fifteen years after the decision was made to create a new Christian Camp Center. Director Winfred McMullen, still serving part-time while supporting his family as a full-time educational professional, continued to give excellent and creative leadership to Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center. For thirteen years, he directed the fledgling camp, working out of a bedroom office in his home - the family trekking to Warm Beach ...

Fifty Years of a Developing Dream – Part 5

Chapter Five:The Ministry Grows, Construction Struggles to Keep Up! By 1965, just ten years after the decision was made to create a new Christian Camp Center, the young Warm Beach Camp was bursting at the seams. Under the creative and faithful leadership of Director Winfred McMullen, an increasing number of new groups and camping programs were calling Warm Beach Camp their home. Among these early signers-on were the Lutheran Brethren Bible Camp, Cascade Family Camp, Young Life, Apostolic Christian Church ...

Fifty Years of a Developing Dream – Part 4

Chapter Four:The Tough Years: To Stay the Course--Daring Faith, Struggle, and Strategy! By 1962, seven years had passed since the historic decision in 1955 to launch into the unknown territory of creating a new Christian camping center. Seven tough, stretching years! There were times of great jubilation ... like when the "Warm Beach property" became available and when the members of the parent Free Methodist Conference swung behind the venture. There were also periods of faith-testing ... like the oftentimes ...

Fifty Years of a Developing Dream – Part 3

Chapter Three:Construction Years - Facility Development & Program Deadlines! The years 1955 to 1958 were the years of search, site selection, and shaping of the new Camp/Conference Center by the Free Methodist Conference. There was a powerful surge of energy and enthusiasm generated. If the activity of those years seemed frenetic and intense, the construction period - 1958-1962 - became even more so. Reading through the records of dozens of meetings almost takes one's breath away! There were several reasons: ...