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Molly Holzknecht Joins the Camp Board

By Nancy Nelson, Development Director Warm Beach Camp's newest board member, Molly Holzknecht, has a special place in her heart for Christian camping. When Molly was 15 years old, the Lord spoke to her at a Young Life camp. With sparkle and conviction in her eyes, Molly claims, "Christian camping is a powerful tool of God and He has used it in my life and in the lives of many." Molly grew up in Bothell, Washington, graduating from Seattle Pacific ...

The Lights of Christmas — A Winter Wonderland

Keith Yarter, Sr., The Lights of Christmas Director It was interesting how many times during December I heard the songs, White Christmas and Winter Wonderland on the radio. It seemed that those two songs were the only ones being played throughout the season. I know that is not true, but when you experience a season like The Lights of Christmas of 2008, you begin to wonder. Yes, it was a challenging season with 11 days of snow, ice and cold ...

Preparing for Worldwide Christian Service

By Jessica Beach, Volunteer Coordinator A collective roar of laughter went up from the staff dining room as Priyanke, an intern at Warm Beach Camp, told the story in staff break of how Rob Down, the Camp's Construction Manager, had to rescue him and his boots from certain calamity.Earlier in the day, the two had been down in the horse pasture digging fence post holes in a torrential downpour which turned the fields into a virtual bog. Priyanke, having positioned ...

Living Memorials

MEMORIAL FOR/Given by:BARBARA JOHNSONMr. and Mrs. Don FriedrichELIZABETH KANEHENMr. and Mrs. David KanehenGORDON LINDGRENMrs. Carol JarrettBILL McKINDLEYMr. and Mrs. Don FriedrichMrs. Catherine JensenMr. and Mrs. Jim KaneenMr. and Mrs. Marvon McLaughlinMr. and Mrs. Ray SamuelsonMAYNO DELAMARTER PRIEBE Mrs. Myrtle MollerOPAL ROOTMr. and Mrs. Leon SpanglerROBERT AND JULIETTE VAN DINTERMr. Michael Van Dinter, Sr.        

Briefly…

Christmas Year-around! Just because we took the lights down doesn't mean we are done with The Lights of Christmas. Many exciting plans are being made for our thirteenth season opening December 3! If you would like to help with welding, construction, design, and décor, please contact Keith Yarter, Director of The Lights of Christmas. He'll find a project that is right for you and that will greatly bless thousands of people this next holiday season. It takes a year-round effort ...

Spring 2009

The Perfect Weekend Away! Women have an opportunity to experience the perfect weekend away from home this spring at the Warm Beach Women's RetreatsEmbracing the Vision Campaign Coming to Central Washington If you live in Central and North-Central Washington, you are encouraged to attend this fun and informative event in Wenatchee.Director's Column A Time for Community ...A Program in God's Time It was clear that God had guided this volunteer to WBC at just the right time!Seven Reasons to Die ...

Winter 2008

All Aboard!A new Polar Express Engine comes to The Lights of Christmas, thanks to the efforts of a group of wonderful people!The Lights of Christmas 2008 Schedule Dates and Times for this year's The Lights of Christmas...Director's Column I am glad it is Christmas timeWhat Happens the Rest of the Year? WBC is a place where people can set aside the daily routine and hustle-bustle of life to gain focus...The Lights of Christmas by the Numbers A collection of interesting ...

Give a Memorial Gift

When someone close to you goes home to be with the Lord, you want to give something that is fitting, meaningful, sincere. Through the thoughtfulness and concern expressed with a Living Memorial gift, Warm Beach Camp can continue to touch lives for Jesus Christ. When your Living Memorial gift is received, a tasteful and beautiful card is promptly sent to the family of the person honored telling them their loved one has been honored in this way. The amount of ...

Staff Alumni News

Jenny (Records) Filonczuk was a camp counselor the summers of '98 - ‘00. She and her husband, Shannon, recently moved to Mineola, Texas, where Shannon teaches high school chemistry and Jenny runs a program at the high school for "at-risk" youth. Jenny says that God has blessed them greatly in this move from their former home in Oregon. Sonya (Seifert) Lydford on summer staff '92, along with her husband, Robert, finalized the adoption of Alice Yei Klembia Lydford on National ...

Thank You, Volunteers

The people listed below volunteered their time and talent to help out at Warm Beach Camp during the months of October, November, and December, 2008. Most of them were part of the incredible army of volunteers who helped make The Lights of Christmas possible. Others served as maintenance help, construction workers, office and mailroom helpers, grounds maintenance help, camp nurses, wrangling staff, program staff, helped at the Thanksgiving Working Weekend, or provided another important function. All told, nearly 14,100 hours ...

Warm beach Camp’s “Want Ad”

Here is a list of some things we could really use at the Camp right now. Please take a moment to look it over and see if you have any of these items, lying around unused, and taking up space, that you could donate. It will be a big help to the Camp, and we'll see that you receive a valuable letter of receipt, good for income tax purposes. To donate items, please email Gary Kocher, or call him at ...

Living Memorials

MEMORIAL FOR/Given By IN HONOR OF/Given By VIVIAN FISHERGerry Larsen ELISABETH AND LAURA BRIGGSMr. and Mrs. Ernie Briggs ELIZABETH KANEHENMr. and Mrs. David KanehenMr. Nick Kanehen DON GOEHNERTerri Goehner GORDON LEASORMr. and Mrs. Rod Allen MIRIAM GOODNIGHTNancy Bacon GORDON LINDGRENMrs. Arlene ScottMr. and Mrs. Don Spears BETTY HELMERMr. and Mrs. Charles Markin BILL McKINDLEYMrs. Arlene ScottMr. and Mrs. Don Spears MARSHALL LANGOHRMr. and Mrs. Charles Markin MAYNO DELAMARTER PRIEBERev. and Mrs. Virgil IversonMrs. Lois LingrenRev. and Mrs. Greg McPhersonMr. and ...

Give a Memorial Gift

When someone close to you goes home to be with the Lord, you want to give something that is fitting, meaningful, sincere. Through the thoughtfulness and concern expressed with a Living Memorial gift, Warm Beach Camp can continue to touch lives for Jesus Christ. When your Living Memorial gift is received, a tasteful and beautiful card is promptly sent to the family of the person honored telling them their loved one has been honored in this way. The amount of ...

The Perfect Weekend Away!

By Sarah Eschbach, Marketing Associate Hmmm ... the perfect weekend away. What does that look like? Perhaps a quiet, serene setting where you can think, read, or pray, free from the distractions of home. Or perhaps it would involve a bit of pampering, delicious food, and fellowship with other women. Or maybe just a few days of no dishes, no cooking, and not one single load of laundry! Well, if any of these images helps you define your perfect weekend ...

The Warm Beach Sounder Newsletter

Spring Issue A quarterly publication, The Warm Beach Sounder is the official newsletter of Warm Beach Camp, carrying news of what is going on at the Camp, as well as information about upcoming events. People tell us they consider it a "must-read, cover to cover" for anyone interested in Warm Beach Camp. You will enjoy receiving The Sounder. There are more than 18,000 subscribers to the Sounder. In an effort to reduce printing and distribution costs, we are now offering ...

Areas of Concentration

Interns participate in a core program of similar experiences as well as concentrating on specific fields of interest (areas of concentration). Interns select their area of field interest and most of their time is under the care of the manager of that area called the field supervisor. The Intern Coordinator oversees the core program and each intern’s involvement throughout the year. The Internship Program provides a very flexible framework by which we can build an experience that will productively blend ...

Staff Alumni Reflections

Warm Beach is a family. You feel it your first day on the job. It gave me the feeling that I was really making a difference in someone's life, not just my own. I would say to someone considering working at Warm Beach Camp to be open to God's leading in your life. Working at Warm Beach Camp is not only a time to share Christ's love with others, but a time for you to grow personally and spiritually. You ...

Employment Opportunities

Full-time Year-round Positions {slider Plant Services Assistant Manager} This position will assist the Plant Services Manager in the direction and coordination of the activities of the Maintenance Department staff, in order to meet the over-all mission of the camp. This person will serve with the Plant Services team to maintain the buildings, grounds, and equipment of Warm Beach Camp; will be involved in the maintenance of the water and wastewater systems, and will provide support to all other operational departments ...

Mission in Motion

Facilitating the mission & ministry of over 350 groups a year ranging from churches to schools and non-profit agencies Celebrating the Faith, Hope, and Love of the Christmas season with around 50,000 people a year through The Lights of Christmas. Ministering to over 200 at-risk and needy young people a year through Kids 2 Camp Scholarships. Strengthening the family through Family Camp, Dad & Me Retreats, and partnering with other churches in providing family ministry to their communities. Partnering with ...

WBC Day Camp is Off to Africa

 by Nancy Nelson, Development Director "Please don't send me to Africa!" belted out a group of children as they sang a song many years ago in the auditorium at the close of a family camp. Fast forward to 2007, and one of those "kids," Matt Lambert, now a Guest Services Representative for the Camp, along with five other staff members, can't wait to board a plane in late August to head for Burundi, a little country in the heart of ...
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