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Warm Beach Vaulters Win National Awards

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Kimberly Barnes vaultingOn March 6, 2010, three Warm Beach Vaulters received awards at the national convention of the American Vaulting Association (AVA) held in Portland, Oregon March 5-7, 2010.

Coach Patti Skipton received the “2009 Trainer of the Year” award in recognition of her outstanding horse training ability. Nancy Stevens-Brown, AVA past president told Patti, “I am giving you this award because your horses always look so happy when they compete.” Patti will also be coaching the Friendship Team at the World Equestrian Games held at the Kentucky Horse Park this fall in Lexington Kentucky.

Stanwood High School Graduate (2009) and Seattle Pacific University student, Kimberly Barnes, received the 2009 Silver Women’s High Point award. This award recognizes vaulters who accumulate the most points in at least three AVA recognized competitions throughout the year.

“I was so surprised at first. I really didn’t expect it. It was an awesome way to end my vaulting career, since I’m off to university now,” said Kimberly.

Twin City Elementary Fifth Grader, Kaleb Patterson, received the Bronze Men’s High Point award. This is Kaleb’s second 2009 High Point Award, having received the Copper High Point award for 2008.

“Winning two times in a row was really exciting and showed that I earned may way to the Silver level,” said Kaleb.

Vaulting is the sport of dance and gymnastics performed on the back of a moving horse. Since arriving from Europe in the 1970’s, this sport has made its way to Snohomish County in a big way. The Warm Beach Vaulters, from Warm Beach Camp in Stanwood Washington, is the third largest club in the nation growing from just a few vaulters in 2006 to over 40 today. Warm Beach Vaulters are based at Warm Beach Camp in Stanwood, Washington.

Situated on a picturesque bluff overlooking Port Susan Bay, Warm Beach Camp hosts over 300 church, school, non-profit, and governmental agency groups a year. In addition to hosting camps, conferences, and retreats, Warm Beach Camp also provides programs for all ages including environmental education, challenge course team-building, horsemanship camps, special needs camps, and the Northwest’s premier holiday event, The Lights of Christmas. For more information on Warm Beach Camp and the Warm Beach Vaulters, log on to www.warmbeach.com

A Little Piece of Heaven

Prison Fellowship's Angel Tree Program started in 1982 as a Christmastime ministry to the children of prisoners. In 1995, the program expanded to encourage churches to get these same children into summer camping experiences. Warm Beach Camp was being invited to participate, and we responded with a resounding yes, not knowing it would become one of the most profound youth ministry endeavors we had ever undertaken. I'll never forget the first bus full of Angel Tree campers pulling into the ...

Living Memorials

  MEMORIAL FOR/Given by IN HONOR OF/Given By BRADEN BLAKE ALLISONMr. and Mrs. Leon Spangler SHAWN RITCHEYMr. and Mrs. Donley Ritchey DORIS HEPKERMr. and Mrs. Wes Thompson ELIZABETH KANEHENMr. and Mrs. David KanehenMr. and Mrs. John Yarnell GORDON LINDGRENMr. Harry FruddMrs. Catherine JensenMr. and Mrs. James Kaneen MARGE OLIVEIRAVirginia DietzelMr. and Mrs. Dave EatonMr. and Mrs. David KilleMr. John OliveiraMr. and Mrs. Kenneth PetersonMr. and Mrs. Mark SkiptonMr. and Mrs. Larry WalshPaulyne White HAZEL SIMSHAUSERRoxanne Camp  

2015 Refresh – A Women’s Event Wrap Up

About 300 women from the Pacific Northwest attended Refresh - A Women’s Event 2015 for a weekend of fun, worship and nourishment for the soul. Keynote speaker, Kim Meeder, boldly shared God’s timeless messages of Truth, Hope, Encouragement and Purpose for every woman. You can listen to her speaking sessions from the weekend in the audio files below. We hope you will be encouraged and strengthened in your faith. Audio Files: Kim Meeder, Session 1, Friday evening | Download: Your ...