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Welcome Heather Goetsch!

Heather joins Warm Beach Camp as the new Horsemanship Volunteer Coordinator.

Heather was born in Adak, Alaska, to a military family, often moving until the age of 12, when her family settled in Virginia. She married her wonderful husband Loren in 2010, who was in the military at the time, and in 2011, they settled in Washington, the third time for Heather!

Heather has experience working in and owning her own bakery/café; she worked in the legal field, was involved in real estate, and had the joy of being a stay-at-home mom while volunteering in her community. Heather is a mother of four and is currently homeschooling two of her children.

Her youngest daughter was eager to ride horses due to the family’s love of the tv show Heartland. After researching and seeing Warm Beach Camp Horsemanship offers faith-based lessons, Heather enrolled her daughter, and she went on to join Pony Club as well! By spending so much time down at the stables, Heather joined the adult riding lesson program in 2022, and her desire to be a part of the team grew.

By blending Heather’s childhood dream of working with horses and the gifts God has blessed her with and having a heart to serve, she is looking forward to how she can help lead volunteers in their equine growth. When she is not working, Heather enjoys spending time with her family and pets, gardening, and running the Diapers and Donuts ministry- which helps families in Snohomish County with diaper needs.

Welcome to the team, Heather!

Disabilities Program - Serving Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Camp SunSparrow

It is common knowledge that people need interaction with one another. To take that fact a step further, community and belonging are critical to the health and well-being of each and every person on planet Earth. It is a lesser-known fact that people with intellectual or developmental disabilities don’t have the same access to community as most populations. While there are a slowly growing number of environments facilitating this type of interaction, there is a continued need for these individuals ...

Horse Spotlight | Sapphire

We want to introduce you to the horses that serve at the Warm Beach Horsemanship and will be highlighting one of the 30 horses in our program every month.  Please meet our first horse, Sapphire. Age: 17 Breed: Friesian/QH Height: 15.1 Weight: 1,200 Color: Bay Discipline: English & Western With her kind spirit, steady temperament, and personable disposition, Sapphire is favored by many Warm Beach Horsemanship (WBH) students of all levels and disciplines. Sapphire has thrived in the WBH riding ...

The Perfect Pairing

Earlier in the Spring, Warm Beach Camp hosted a wonderful Kiwanis group om our grounds in Stanwood, WA! Our staff loves working with leaders to create successful events and for these guests it seemed to be the perfect pairing! Here's what they had to say: April 5-7th the Pacific Northwest Circle K International students had an opportunity to visit and stay at Warm Beach Camp. Circle K is the largest student lead service group for university students around the world. ...