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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.

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 ...