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Spring Cleaning Time is Here!

Are things piling up around you? Is the garage overflowing; are you afraid to open that hall closet; or worst yet, are you paying every month for storage space? WBC can help!

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.

We are also looking for items for our annual auctions at the August Extravaganza. Items in new or near-new condition, or services or experiences that you could donate are what we are looking for.

To donate items, please email Gary Kocher, or call him at the Camp office, 360-652-7575 ext. 244.


  • 42″ or larger Plasma TV
  • Video projector, 2000 lumens or better
  • HD-DVD player
  • CD Boom-box
  • Adjustable metal music stands
  • “Mity-Lite” 8-foot folding tables
  • U-Haul-style truck with Easy-Lift tailgate
  • Small or full-size pickup trucks, 1990 or newer
  • Sea Kayaks
  • Outboard boat motor, 10 HP preferred
  • Golf Carts, gas or electric
  • Gator, Mule, or equivalent utility grade ATV
  • Plastic resin patio tables
  • Patio table umbrellas and stands
  • Pressure treated lumber, 2×4, 2×6, 4×4, 4×6
  • Pier Blocks
  • Mechanical/woodworking/construction tools
  • Yard/garden/farm tools or equipment
  • Gas or electric leaf blower

Ministry is the Connection Between Instructor and Student

About a year ago, a wonderful 85-year-old grandmother entered my life. She approached us with the interest of taking riding lessons after many years of being out of the saddle. Inez grew up with horses and even raised a horse from a foal to his last day on earth. Her daughter was involved in a local Pony Club and Inez had ridden until her kids moved on to adulthood. She deeply missed riding and the bond that comes with riding ...

Hearing from God

The past year has been difficult, bringing physical challenges, relationship losses, and employment transitions. My husband and I came to Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center for several reasons. One of the most important was to hear from God. One of the things I appreciate most about Warm Beach, is it provides the perfect environment to listen to God’s voice. I hear His laughter in the sound of children at play and see His joy on the faces of little ...

Trust in Hope

Hope in the context of the Bible is not the same as hope in the context of our current culture. Our culture often uses hope as wishful thinking, "I hope so…." Biblical hope, on the other hand, is an assurance of a promise that will come to pass! Down at the Stables, we have another "Hope" I'd like you to get to know. A large, beautiful, gentle giant of a draft horse named Hope. As an equine partner in our ...