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“Empower Young Lives: Donate to Warm Beach Camp’s Kids to Camp Fund Today!”

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of children and families? If so, you're in the right place! The Kids to Camp Fund—a vital initiative aimed at providing unforgettable experiences for people from all walks of life. Join us as we explore the profound impact of camp adventures and how your generous donations can help us continue this mission.  Why Kids to Camp Fund Matters: At Warm Beach Camp, we believe that every person deserves the ...

Kids 2 Camp Benefit Day

Through Kids 2 Camp, Warm Beach Camp Ministries provides life-changing camping experiences to everyone regardless of economic restrictions. When kids have the same opportunities as their peers to experience worship, fellowship, and fun - transformation happens. Last year, 1,347 individuals were helped with full or partial scholarships. To expand the ministry’s impact on reaching more kids and their families for Christ, the traditional Kids 2 Camp Auction has been reimagined into the Kids 2 Camp Benefit Day. The first Kids ...

The Lights of Christmas for All Partnerships

Salt of the Earth Food Blessing distributed 200 ticket vouchers amongst their five locations through The Lights of Christmas for All Fund. One of the recipients at the Smokey Point distribution location was in tears, saying, “Really, I wasn’t going to be able to do that for my kids this year. This will be an amazing gift, as I already told them we would not be able to go on our annual family tradition.” This is the impact each ticket ...

Joy at the Kids 2 Camp Auction

It was a joy seeing everyone come out for the Kids 2 Camp Benefit Auction. The day was filled with fun, light-hearted laughter, and excitement for the day’s festivities. It was the first year of in-person mobile bidding for the Silent Auction, allowing individuals to bid on items outside eating lunch or even being poolside with their children! A new family fun addition of a bouncy house was a big hit with all the kids. What a wonderful day it ...

Egg My Yard Fundraiser

Local churches and organizations have been devising fun and inventive ways through community involvement to help raise funds for Kids 2 Camp! A church recently participated in an “Egg My Yard” fundraiser to help send kids and families to camp this summer. An “Egg My Yard” fundraiser sells pre-filled easter eggs and offers to hide them in families’ front yards just in time for Easter. A local church sold over 3,000 eggs to 40 homes and drove 600 miles roundtrip ...

Camp Makes an Impact

One can never know how God will choose to move in one’s life. All that is required of us is to surrender and let Him lead. The outpouring of God’s Spirit upon the lives of students and leaders attending Warm Beach Camp was a beautiful illustration of living in those surrendered moments. A middle school-aged youth group from a local church attended a camp retreat at Warm Beach Camp this spring. Many students who attend the youth group come from ...

Farewell to Eugene and Holly

Warm Beach Camp Ministries is immensely blessed with individuals that come alongside the ministry to help uphold the values of the mission. In even rarer instances, an entire family that shares the love of Christ will create a space where others feel seen, heard, and welcomed. Eugene and Holly Barnes and their children exemplify that. Warm Beach Camp is grateful to have had the Barnes family be a part of the Camp community for the past 30 years and help ...

Volunteering with Warm Beach Camp Ministries

Volunteers are an integral piece of Warm Beach Camp Ministries. Volunteers help in a multitude of areas to keep the ministry operating smoothly and enable growth. Whether staying year-round or popping in for a day of service we value our volunteers! In mid-November, staff and volunteers from Black Diamond Camp joined forces with staff and volunteers from Warm Beach Camp for three days to prepare for The Lights of Christmas event. During this time, the Stanwood Rotary Club spent an ...

The Kids 2 Camp Benefit Auction Recap!

What a joy to be back together in person again for the Kids 2 Camp Benefit Auction. After two years of hosting the Kids 2 Camp Auction online due to Covid, we honestly didn’t quite know what to expect! There were quite a few changes from what we had done in 2019 including hosting it during Family Camp in the end of July, moving from the Big Top tent to the Maple Center, adding many family fun elements (including free ...

The Auction is Moving!

I don’t know about you, but I have missed being together for the annual auction. If you have joined us in the past, you will remember the fun of quietly (or not so quietly) outbidding someone for a certain item, or the friendly competition for a delicious-looking cake or pie.  Over the last two years, as we navigated the pandemic, we have been grateful for the opportunity to move the auction online. We found new opportunities and a way to ...

Excited to Welcome Lewis Van Hofwegen

Warm Beach Camp is excited to welcome Lewis and Brittany Van Hofwegen. Lewis has a background in mechanics and will be joining the Plant Services Team. After praying for years about getting involved with ministry, they are thrilled that the Lord led them to Warm Beach Camp!  Lewis and Brittany arrived in late February from northwest Iowa with their two children, Lily (6) and Luke (4). As a family, they enjoy getting out and exploring new places and seeing new ...

Welcome Tori Raiguel, Volunteer Coordinator

Please welcome Tori Raiguel, our new Volunteer Coordinator for Warm Beach Camp Ministries. Tori began working at Warm Beach Camp in 2015 as the Assistant Director for The Lights of Christmas, and now has transitioned to a new challenge. Tori is a wife to Joe and mother to three wonderful children Dustin, Rebekah, and Paul. Tori loves the Camp, specifically the close faith-based community, campfires, and getting to be a part of the life-changing work God does at Camp through ...

A Very Good Thing

When I gaze upon the beauty of a PNW sunset from my outlook at the stables. God’s faithfulness and provision are ever-present. His evidence abounds. The evergreen trees and lush green pastures withstand record breaking heat of summer, buffeting high winds of fall and bitter cold in winter. They remain the backdrop for the life-giving ministry between horses and people and give testimony to the work the Lord has laid before us at the stables. Beautiful fruit is being shaped ...

God’s Enduring Love

As we transition from 2021 to 2022 there is a profound truth that has become our focus for 2022:  God’s Enduring Love. We just finished the 24th season of The Lights of Christmas, the 2nd year of a drive-thru format. We shared and experienced God’s enduring love. The story of Jesus coming to save us, God coming to be with us, was clearly evident through, and word. We are grateful for all those who chose to take this in. As we look ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Join Us in Prayer

You are invited to join us next week, as we gather via Zoom to seek God and His leadership in this time of emerging from the pandemic. Join us for one session or all three as you are able. These prayer sessions will also be a valuable opportunity to connect as a community, receive important updates on the re-opening of ministry at all three campuses and of course a time to pray for the staff and guests that will soon ...