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.

Projects for this summer include:

  • Re-furbishing the exterior of the Warner Retreat House, include taking out the fireplace, installing a new roof, and removing the carport. This house is known as the Nutcracker Suite during The Lights of Christmas.
  • Painting the exterior of the Program Center and replacing the railings around the courtyard flower beds
  • Installing new carpet in the Program Center meeting rooms A, B, and C.

The Conditional Use Permit application is still awaiting approval from the county. This permit is needed before we can begin on the Cedar Lodge renovation projects. Please pray that the Lord will go before us in getting this permit approved.

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Cedar LodgeWhat 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 project slated for completion is the restrooms. We hope to begin construction this fall. Phases II and III are scheduled to begin in May of 2011. This all hinges on receiving our Conditional Use Permit from the county, followed by the building permits for each phase of the renovation projects after that.

We are currently working on the detailed plans for these projects, and lining up the help that will be needed to get these projects completed. Please pray that the Lord will bring everything together to allow us to proceed.

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Cedar LodgeFaced 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 people who gave the gifts and made pledges that brought us to the finish line. We hope to begin construction in Fall 2010 on the first phase of renovation in this project: moving the restrooms to the main floor of Cedar Lodge. Phase II and III are scheduled to begin in May of 2011.

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Cedar Lodge is the building that serves as the center of our hospitality for gathering, food and fellowship. As WBC is growing in serving people with special needs, specialized diets, and disabilities it is essential to complete three phases of upgrades:

  • Establish ADA restrooms on the main floor of Cedar Lodge,
  • Expand the kitchen to meet the dietary needs of people today,
  • Emprove the meeting room in Cedar lodge to better serve the variety of meeting formats required today.

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In 2008 Warm Beach Camp announced a broad reaching $8.6 million campaign that provides resources for Kids 2 Camp, program development and several key capital projects. One of the key capital projects is a significant remodel and expansion of Cedar Lodge at a cost of $2.8 million. We have a unique and time sensitive opportunity related to Cedar Lodge.

Completion Grant Opportunity: If $590,000 of new four-year commitments is received between now and December 2009, Warm Beach Camp (WBC) will receive an additional $490,000 completion grant - this will complete the funding commitments for this mission critical work.

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The Volunteer Center is receiving much needed restrooms and laundry that will enable WBC to better support the volunteers that give so much to the ministry of the Camp. There is also a new deck added to the front of the restrooms & laundry that creates a welcoming community atmosphere. This project will be completed during the summer of 2008. Add a comment
Work began in 2006 and we are almost finished! The cabins & minilodges received new roofs, paint, and windows. Mt. Cabins 1-3 have a connecting deck and new archways also grace the entry points of the whole village. The Mt. Cabins received new bunks & mattresses and new door locks. The final pieces of this project are to add porch entryways to cabins 7-9 and possibly new carpet in the lobbies of the minilodges. These facilities serve thousands of guests a year, particularly in the summer. We are grateful for the donations and support that allow us to give these vital facilities much needed care. Add a comment
These phases include new restrooms upstairs, remodeled and expanded Cedar Lodge Chapel, and a new and expanded kitchen downstairs. Funding is still being pursued and work is projected to commence in 2010. Guests are eagerly anticipating these new upgrades that will allow us to better serve the increasing numbers of guests at Warm Beach Camp. Add a comment
Equestrian Vaulting is taking off at Warm Beach Camp. Since 2006, the program has developed into weekly lessons for over 40 kids as well as three competition teams. The team competes and performs exhibitions all over the Pacific Northwest and has finished well in the National Vaulting Championships held in Denver Colorado 2007. In support of the Vaulting program, we have finished construction on a small practice gym and purchased a third horse and vaulting surcingle. The next steps are to secure additional sponsorships to underwrite team travel costs, purchase one more surcingle, and build box stalls for the draft horses that are used for vaulting.  Add a comment
In addition to the Vaulting Program, work was completed to expand the parking and finish the snackshop. Twenty-four temporary indoor box stalls were erected over the winter to enable better care of the horses and reduced mud build-up in the winter pasture. Plans are being made to add draft horse stalls to the back of the indoor arena, build restrooms, expand the facility for a stock farm program, add false fronts on the buildings and landscape around Crum Pond. The new vaulting and riding lesson programs bring hundreds of guests and parents to the stables each week year-around. The facility just isn't conducive to that much traffic. A lack of bathrooms is a real inconvenience, particularly when other retreat guests are using nearby facilities. As the program develops, our goal is to bring a Western Town motif tying the Stables and Bayview into a themed environment. Add a comment

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