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Warm beach Camp’s “Want Ad”

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.

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
• Pickup trucks, small or full-sized, 1996 or newer
• Kayaks
• Golf Carts, gas or electric
• Mechanical/woodworking/construction tools
• Yard/garden/farm tools or equipment
• Trash containers, 32 gal. or larger, with wheels
• 30-40 gal. plastic storage tubs
• 8 to 10 half-inch plywood sheets, 4′ x 8′
• Extension cords, outdoor grade
• 8 Channel-locks plyers
• 8 Small wire cutters (dykes)
• 8 Small hammers
• Fine Point Sharpie Permanent Markers, large package
• Duct tape (case)
• Masking tape (case)
• Flashlights (2 D-cell type only)
• 12 16″ lighted Snowflakes (single string only)
• LED lights (assorted colors)
• Flood and Spot lights (low wattage or LED – assorted colors)
• 5 Medium-size plastic yellow tool boxes with tray
• 14-watt cordless power drill set
• 7-foot artificial Christmas tree (complete)
• 1 ladder, 6-foot

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 ...