Connecting Jesus

Then Jesus took them through the writings of Moses and all the prophets, explaining from all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. Luke 24:27 NLT Have you ever wanted to spend a few hours with a person to just be influenced and taught by them for a little while? Imagine being able to do that with Jesus! The unknown third person (Jesus) took the time to walk with these two on this 7-mile journey through the writings of Moses and ...

Come a Little Closer

I stopped in to visit my Father-In-Law, now 90 years old. He is a farm kid athlete from Snohomish WA. “Crazy Legs” was his nickname for speed and agility in football and track. In High School, the Lord got hold of his life, and he ended up being a pastor. As I knocked on his door, he met me with tears of joy in his eyes as he had been reflecting on a particular Sunday a long time ago when ...

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 ...

God Speaks through Rosie

I have recently been given the opportunity to work with Rosie, one of our newer horses that we are bringing along in training here at the Warm Beach Horsemanship barn. I am always excited to get to know a new horse and their personality. However, it didn’t take long to realize this sweet mare harbored a lot of anxiety and worry. I tried to coax her into calmness with gentleness and patience, but she still didn’t fully trust me. When ...

Meet Adriene, the new Disabilities Ministries Coordinator

Warm Beach Camp is excited to announce Adriene Duguay as the Developmental Disabilities Ministries Coordinator! Adriene was born and raised in Shoreline, Washington, and graduated with a degree in Psychology from Trinity Western University in British Columbia. Adriene has diverse work experience ranging from working housekeeping at Seattle Pacific University to working in a hockey shop to, most recently, working at a day camp. No matter where she has found herself, she keeps being called back to working with individuals ...

New program, Camp SunSparrow, opening this summer!

Warm Beach Camp Ministries is delighted and grateful for the opportunity to bring back a beloved program in a new way. Serving persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities has been heavily led by the guidance of God through the decades, and Warm Beach Camp is elated to be serving this community once more! Through the evolution and restructuring of Special Friends Camp, Camp SunSparrow has emerged as the newest program in a long line of the Disabilities Ministry at Warm ...

Hosting the Annual CHA Conference | Community Impact

March began with excitement, as Warm Beach played host to this year’s CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association) Region I Conference! The Warm Beach Horsemanship team and its many crucial volunteers were dedicated to serving our regional community through the provision of safe horses, tack, facility, and accommodations. The event was a highlight for equine professionals and enthusiasts who gather each year to seek continuing education, mentorship, and community as well as a chance to sharpen their skills. The conference provides a ...

Enjoy Camp for a Day!

Stepping on the grounds of Warm Beach Camp feels like home. From alumni summer staff to guest group participants, Warm Beach has become a second home to our Partners in Ministry. Last May, at the Partners in Ministry Open House, I reconnected with my friend and fellow summer staff alumni I worked with 22 years ago. We shared a picnic lunch with our families and then watched our kids swim in the very pool that we swam in as campers ...

An Internship that offers more!

“I’m leaping into the world! This is my first time living on my own, and I feel safe here. I feel like I belong. My favorite part about Warm Beach is the people; it is the coolest place to be!” exclaimed Jessica Graves, a current intern at Warm Beach Camp. A supportive and encouraging environment has been created by Intern Coordinator Sara Kauffman, where interns like Jessica feel safe to push out of their comfort zones. Sara walks alongside each ...

Welcome Matt Pfiffner, the new General Manager!

Warm Beach Camp is excited to announce the new General Manager, Matt Pfiffner! Matt grew up in the Kent/Renton area and attended Kent View Christian School on the grounds of Black Diamond, formerly Camp Berachah. He then attended Trinity Western University in British Columbia, spending his summers working for Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission. He graduated from Trinity Western University with a bachelor’s in psychology and biblical studies and went on to earn a master’s in biblical studies. After graduation, Matt ...

A Heartwarming and Joyous Plan!

When a woman from a senior community quilter’s group came to Warm Beach Camp, she was not expecting to have a bond with a group of students attending a high school retreat. However, where God is at work, connections can be found in the unlikeliest of places. At mealtimes, the woman and her quilter friends would go to the dining room and share the space with a group of teenagers and their teachers. Through conversation over a delicious meal, it ...

A Trail 90 Motor Bike with No Light

Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. Psalms 119:105 NLT Warm Beach Camp….when everything was green grass, forest, dirt roads graveled paths and a few buildings. I knew every inch of this place, after all, I grew up here. It was the place of adventure, rebellion, friendships, stealing stuff from the snack shop, and sneaking around. It was also the place of profound relationships, where I fell in love and raised a family. It was ...

2024: Focus on What Matters

Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you. Psalms 143:8 NLT January 1, 2024. The new year was just beginning. As the morning chores were underway, I turned on the morning news to see what was being reported. It wasn’t news. It was bad news. It was one story after another filled with fear. Very little reporting and a lot of speculation. Bev ...

Partnering for Transformation

Working together to invite people to come to Jesus Christ is the best! When trusted relationships join in providing transformational experiences, people’s hearts and minds are opened to a gracious God who loves them. Partnering for transformation combines efforts with trusted leaders in providing transformational experiences to connect 1 million people with Jesus by the end of 2027. This year, we are on a mission to work collaboratively with leaders to structure their time at camp in unique ways to ...

Welcome Allison Brannon!

We are excited to welcome Allison Brannan as a Group Sales Specialist at Warm Beach Camp Ministries! Allison grew up in Kent, Washington, and graduated from Thomas Edison State University with a bachelor’s in liberal studies. She worked part-time from 2008 to 2016 in the Equestrian Program at Camp Berachah. During that time, Allison assisted with therapeutic lessons, led trail rides, became a CHA-certified instructor, and taught Western and English lessons. Camp Berchah became Black Diamond Camp (a Warm Beach ...

My Marketing Job at Warm Beach Camp Ministries

Hi, my name is Kayla Stikeleather, and I am the Assistant Marketing Manager for Warm Beach Camp Ministries (WBCM), and let me tell you, I love my job! I was hired in 2018 and lived at the Warm Beach Campus with my husband and young daughter until we moved back to the Carolinas in 2021. Now, I work remotely. In my position, I manage social media and digital ads, work on strategic planning, design the marketing strategy with my manager, ...

“I’m Eternally Hopeful!”

God is the source of hope. Let that sink in. All hope flows from God. Joy and peace show up in our lives because of our trust in Him. The Holy Spirit gives us confident hope even when “evidence on the ground” might seem to be saying something else. I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power ...

Three Places of Christmas

"Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord our maker,"  Psalms 95:6 NLT Christmas is filled with special places that have the potential to draw us closer to Jesus. Here are three of my meaningful places of Christmas I wish for you this year: The Nativity: There are two nativity scenes that I try to spend time at every year. One is at The Lights of Christmas. The other is a small nativity that sits ...

Refreshment in God’s Creation

  Looking for a place to do strategic planning for 2024/2025? Check out the meeting rooms at Warm Beach Camp! Get away from the distractions of life and find refreshment in God’s beautiful creation. With stunning views of Port Susan Bay, yummy meal options, and meeting rooms to fit most sized groups, you’re sure to find inspiration. Come experience Christ-like hospitality and stunning views at Warm Beach Camp in Stanwood, Washington. Want a more interactive experience? The Warm Beach staff ...

What’s Unique about Tiny Tots Riding Lessons

“There’s no other place like this.” -Tiny Tot Rider’s Parent The Warm Beach Horsemanship (WBH) program draws participants from ages 3 to 80! From beginning riders to dedicated competitors, kids interested in the Olympics to home schoolers completing their PE credit, there's something for most everyone at WBH. One aspect of the program that can be easy to overlook are the young riders who participate in the half-hour lessons for ages 4-5 called Tiny Tots. A four-year-old rider, new to ...