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Spring, a Season of Hope

Springtime is a season of hope. Young animals are being born. Seeds are beginning to sprout. Blossoms appear on the trees promising abundance in the fall. The Church celebrates the resurrection of Christ, the author of hope and the source of abundant and eternal life. 

As I reflect upon the Warm Beach Camp Ministries, we also are in a season of hope, of promise. The purposes of God in bringing Black Diamond Camp and Rainier Camp & Retreat Center together with Warm Beach Camp is being cultivated and nurtured. While no one can predict how the pandemic will affect summer, we are preparing for abundance.  

At Black Diamond Camp, summer programs are being prepared. Summer staff are being hired and facilities are being readied. At Rainier Camp & Retreat Center, the main lodge is receiving repairs and improvements, while older facilities are being carefully closed down allowing us to concentrate energy on improving the central aspects of the Camp.  

Warm Beach Camp is seeing tremendous growth in the horsemanship program. We recently received a grant for a staff position to focus on volunteer recruitment and fundraising so that we can fully focus on supporting the growth that is occurring.  

Summer groups are planning to bring family and youth groups to our Camps and work is underway to prepare facilities, care for grounds, and accomplish projects that will greatly enhance our guests stay. Even during the pandemic, the properties continue to receive care and attention so that they are fully prepared to receive campers. 

 This season of preparation, like watering seeds and awaiting the new plant’s emergence, brings hope as we look forward to the harvest to come. Whether in large or small numbers, with or without masks, in small cohorts or large groups, people will come to camp and have a transforming encounter with Christ. They will grow closer to their families. They will embrace Biblical truths that will change the trajectory of their lives. In so many ways, life changes here. This is our testimony and our hope.

-Patrick Patterson, COO
Warm Beach Camp Ministries

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 ...