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What I learned as a horse camper

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By Ruthann Good
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My time spent as a horse camper were some of my favorite childhood memories. Each summer, I would wait in anticipation for my week of horse camp, packing my bags far in advance before I would go. I could not wait to spend a week with horses, staff, and fun all day long.

Ruthann webI started going to horse camp as young as I was allowed, all the way through high school, and then worked as a Jr. Wrangler or Wrangler in Training. I can’t even begin to count all the things I learned as a camper but these few things have impacted my life forever!

I learned a lot about horses – how to ride, groom, saddle, and learned enough to teach it. More than all that though, I learned how much Jesus loves me and how horses and God impact people for a life time. I had counselors who spurred me on when I was going through hard seasons, ones who taught me about servant leadership, and how to love as Jesus does.

I would never in a million years take away my time at camp, and honestly, it has helped shape me into the person I am today.

Going Once, Going Twice … Sold!

The August Extravaganza is coming on Saturday, August 23, 2008 It is fast-paced, exciting, and fun for the entire family - so big it takes place under a big-top tent! There's only one word to describe it: extravaganza! It is Warm Beach Camp's August Extravaganza. The ninth annual August Extravaganza is a fundraising event for the Camp, helping to raise needed funds for camp scholarships and the Camp's operations. Last year, hundreds of people came ready to buy and have ...
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A Labor of Love

Volunteers working on the Cascadian remodel project. Left to right: Benny Kruger, Larry Hagglund, Bob GravesCascadian Lodge was built in 1962 and has housed approximately 136,000 guests to date. Since its original construction, the facility has seen few upgrades or renovations. Two years ago Warm Beach started raising money for an interior make-over. Forty-six donors have contributed to the renovation project that will upgrade flooring, doors, furniture, décor, improve heating sources, lighting and outlets, and address needed repairs. Meeting room ...

Skagit Valley Ministry through Kids 2 Camp

All of your children come from low income families, with many just struggling to put food on the table. Thank you for making this summer one that these children will never forget. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to working with you in the near future. Flora Lucatero, Executive Director, Children of the Valley After School Program