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The craftsmanship shows!

W-Bar-B_Cabinets_240The dictionary defines a craftsman as an artisan, a person who practices or is highly skilled in a craft. Last month, two volunteer craftsmen teamed up to practice their art at Warm Beach Camp. Harley Graber and Ray Samuelson are very familiar around the grounds, having served as extended-stay volunteers working on all kinds of renovation and repair projects, and both of them are amazing craftsmen!

As you can imagine, this time of year we are getting ready for our summer season. That usually means preparing the youth camp, W-Bar-B, and Chinook Village—new home to the Special Friends program—for the busy summer ahead. One thing that has been long-needed in both facilities is some storage cabinets for supplies. This project was turned over to our craftsmen, Harley and Ray to work on.

In just one month they constructed seven beautiful cabinet units that have solved the storage problems for both camps. In the Barn at W-Bar-B, they built storage cabinets in a staff office area, one for program supplies, and one for nurse’s supplies. In the Longhouse at Chinook Village, they built cabinets for medical supplies in the new medical office for the Special Friends camps. These cabinets are not only functional, but they are also beautiful, fitting in so well in the rustic setting of these two facilities.

Our thanks go out to Harley and Ray for their beautiful contribution in sharing their craftsmen talents in a labor of love.

Storing Treasure

“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be." Matthew 6:19-21 NLT There was a time in life where Bev and I bid on abandoned storage units.  We did it with our good friends, Jim ...

Meet Warm Beach’s Intern, Jessica Graves

The internship program is back in full swing at Warm Beach Camp (WBC)! We are excited to welcome Jessica Graves (left) from Ferndale as a 2023-2024 WBC intern. Jessica has been coming to WBC since she was eight and has participated in summer camps and volunteer opportunities at The Lights of Christmas. “Years ago, my grandparents volunteered down here. And ever since I can remember, we’ve been coming down and helping with The Lights.” Jessica was looking for a job ...

Pony Club Rallies

Warm Beach Horsemanship proudly presents its pony clubbers with the opportunity to test their skills in the educational atmosphere of Pony Club rallies. Rallies are designed to foster young athletes in the areas, including but not limited to, showmanship, teamwork, horse care, and sportsmanship. Riders compete in a “horse show” environment where they are judged for their performance and evaluated for their skills in horse care, organization, grooming and turnout. The process is designed to thoroughly prepare competitors for the ...