Safe place to live adventurously

Warm Beach Camp draws kids out of their routine lives and places them into a natural environment. Camp is filled with unique experiences tailored to their age and development that offer personal growth and connection with God and other people. The heart of camp is relationships that lead to personal and spiritual growth. Camp is meant to be fun, memorable, and personally enriching spiritually, emotionally, relationally, and physically.

Outdoor talents
Life skills


Your faith
Your character
Your comfort zone


Spiritual life
Personal confidence


For grades 4-6
4th – 6th graders will discover the power of the great outdoors and the loving nature of God. Campers climb, canoe, swim, play, and bond with their cabin mates while growing closer to Jesus.
For grades 7-9
7th – 9th graders explore and seek out adventure with Jesus. Through the challenge course, canoeing, swimming, ultimate team challenges and more, campers grow in life skills and their trust in Jesus.


Discover Camp Highlights:
Climbing Tower, Large Group Games, Outdoor Skills Challenge, Amazing Race, Campfires, Swimming, Night Ziplines (6th graders only), Team Building, Crafts, Chapel Time, Canoeing, Archery Tag Tournament, Mountain Boards, Archery & BB Guns, Amazing Cabin Guides
The theme for 2019 is The Story of Creation. We will journey through the book of Genesis.

Adventure Camp Highlights:
High Ropes Course, Large Group Games, Outdoor Skills Challenge, Amazing Race, Campfires, Swimming, Surprise 9th Grade Activity, Team Building, Crafts, Chapel Time, Canoeing, Archery Tag Tournament, Mountain Boards, Archery & BB Guns, Amazing Cabin Guides
The theme for 2019 is Champions of Faith. We will explore Bible characters who had big faith in crazy circumstances.

Parents, please join us for Saturday Family BBQ and closing program: a high energy review of the week begins at 11am and concludes with a casual lunch picnic that sends you on your way with a smile.

2019 Dates and Prices

Tier Pricing for 2019 - Realizing families have different abilities to pay, Warm Beach Camp now has a three-tier fee structure to meet everyone’s needs.

Session Dates Grades Rates
Tier 1 / Tier 2 / Tier 3
Discover Camp #1 Mon - Sat, July 1-6 4-6 $458 / $553 / $620
Discover Camp #2 (sold out) Mon - Sat, July 15-20 4-6 $458 / $553 / $620
Discover Camp #3 Mon - Sat, August 12-17 4-6 $458 / $553 / $620
Adventure Camp #1 Mon - Sat, July 8-13 7-9 $458 / $553 / $620
Adventure Camp #2 Mon - Sat, July 22-27 7-9 $458 / $553 / $620
Adventure Camp #3 Mon - Sat, August 5-10 7-9 $458 / $553 / $620
Register Now

For more information email the Registration Department
or call 360-652-7575 / 800-228-6724 toll free during office hours 8:30am - 5:00pm (Mon-Fri).

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Health Conditions

Warm Beach Camp desires to provide a safe and appropriate camp experience for all campers who attend. Due to limited medical staff and facilities, we are limited in the range of special needs and health conditions that can be properly accommodated.

Parent Information

  • Camp Schedule +

    Daily Sample Schedule

    7:00 am Rise and Shine
    8:00 am Breakfast
    9:00 am Time Alone with God
    10:00 am Bible Study
    11:00 am Choice Activity (i.e. Crafts, Camp Store, Ultimate Frisbee)
    12:00 pm Lunch
    1:00 pm Camp Clean Up
    2:00 pm All-Camp Activities
    6:00 pm Dinner
    7:00 pm Large Group Game
    8:00 pm Chapel
    9:00 pm Fire Circle
    10:00 pm Get ready for bed

    Parents, please join us for the Saturday Family BBQ and closing program. Begins at 11:00 am and concludes with a casual lunch picnic.

  • What to Bring +

    Packing Guidelines:

    1. Label everything – put camper’s name on everything.
    2. Put it all in two bags – a suitcase for clothing and a bag for pillow and sleeping bag.
    3. Pack together with your camper so that your camper knows what is coming to camp and can be responsible for everything.
    4. Include plastic bags for wet or dirty clothes.
    5. All prescription and over-the-counter medications must be in original packaging and turned over to the nurse at check-in.

    What To Bring:

    • Sleeping Bag & Pillow
    • Towels & Toiletries
    • Extra Clothes
    • Jeans/Long Pants
    • Coat/Jacket/Rain Gear
    • Bug Repellant/Sunscreen
    • Modest Swimsuit & Towel (no bikinis please)
    • Something White to Tie Dye
    • Outfit to get MESSY
    • Bible/Pen & Notebook
    • Tennis Shoes (2 pair)
    • Store Card Money ($20-50 suggested)
    • Flashlight
    • Water Bottle

    What NOT to Bring:

    • Gaming devices
    • Radios
    • Music Devices
    • Cell Phones/Tablets
    • Knives
    • Weapons
    • Drugs
    • Valuables
    • Perfume/Body Scents

    Phones/Personal Electronic Devices:

    Campers are not to bring cell phones or personal electronic devices to summer camp. Warm Beach Camp cannot insure the safety and security of devices or their proper use. Electronics quickly become a source of conflict and distraction away from the purposes of summer camp. Summer camp is designed to immerse campers in the natural environment of temporary community with cabin-mates and a counselor. Campers grow in life skills such as interpersonal communication, social skills, conflict resolution and are encouraged toward spiritual sensitivity to God. Growth occurs best in a setting distinct from everyday life.

  • Camp Photos +
    Photos and videos from camp will be uploaded daily to our private online gallery on SmugMug. Parents will receive a link when they drop their child off at camp so they can follow the week. Photos will be available for free download, or you can choose to purchase a print from the site. If you have questions, please contact our Registration Department at, 800.228.6724 ext. 2282.
  • Contacting Campers +

    Send camper mail to:

    Camper's Name / Session #
    Warm Beach Camp
    20800 Marine Drive
    Stanwood WA, 98292

    Send camper email to:
    Subject: Camper's Name / Session #

    Registration Department office hours: 8:00am-5:00pm weekdays
    After hours: recorded message will give instructions for the Guest Service cell number.

  • More Details +

    Camp Store

    The Camp Store is open daily for campers. Snacks and drinks are available for your child to purchase, along with gift items, souvenirs, and Warm Beach Camp attire. Typical spending is $20-30. Soda and candy purchases are limited each day to make sure campers do not over-indulge on sweets. Camp Store money is collected at check-in and exchanged for a “Store Card” through which staff keep track of camper’s purchases. Any unused money will be returned at the close of camp.

    Optional Extra Fee Items

    The following items may be purchased at registration and check-in:

    Store Card – money for Camp Store (see information above)

    Horseback Trail Rides - maximum capacity of 30 spots each week

    Horsemanship campers may purchase Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) manuals: individual level or composite of all levels.


    Parents are encouraged to meet our staff and tour the camp during check-in or on the last day of camp. During the week we ask that campers not have visitors nor encourage phone calls. Campers may not have guests during the camp session.

    Lost and Found

    Lost and Found items are collected by staff and held by our Accommodations Department. Please contact the receptionist and leave detailed information about lost items, what camp/week your child attended, and your contact information: / 800.228.6724

    Camper Health and Safety

    Camper health and safety is Warm Beach Camp’s paramount concern. An on-site nurse is available 24 hours a day while camp is in session. The nurse operates under the standing orders of a licensed physician. Counselors are carefully screened, selected, background checked, and trained. (see Leadership & Staff information for details)

    In order to protect children, our policy prohibits any staff person to be alone in a private location with a camper. If a camper needs to return to their cabin for something, for example, a staff member will never do this alone with a camper – they will get another camper or staff member to go with them. If a one-on-one conversation is necessary between a staff member and camper, it will always be in view of other people. 

    Behavior Management

    We enforce a no tolerance policy at camp. All counselors are trained in our behavior management and anti-bullying policy. If a behavior does arise that causes a disturbance: the child is removed from the situation, there is a very caring conversation about a change in behavior. We partner with the camper to come up with a solution that works for everyone, grace is given, and consequences are enforced, if necessary. At no point will corporal punishment be allowed. If there is no change in the camper’s behavior, the Camp Director will call the child’s parent/guardian and discuss the options.

    Leadership and Staff

    Warm Beach Camp program leadership serve on year-round staff and possess many years of camp leadership experience. We hire college-age leadership staff and cabin counselors who facilitate the programs on a daily basis alongside year-round Camp staff.

    Warm Beach Camp invests heavily in staff training and certifications, particularly in the more high risk areas such as aquatics, challenge course, and horsemanship. Year-round staff attend conferences and trainings through Christian Camp and Conference Association. Pool staff are Red Cross certified lifeguards. Challenge Course staff are trained according to the standards of the Association of Challenge Course Technology (ACCT). Horse staff are certified through the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA).

    Staff are selected following a rigorous process involving a detailed application form, four personal references, personal or Skype interviews, and a national background security check.

    The first week of the summer is spent in summer staff training where counselors receive over 50 hours of instruction on camp procedures, first-aid, cabin group management, conflict management, camp activities, and Warm Beach Camp’s Child Protection Plan.

    Camp Philosophy

    Warm Beach Camp draws kids out of their routine lives and places them into a natural environment. Camp is filled with unique experiences tailored to their age and development that offer personal growth and connection with God and other people. The heart of camp is relationships that lead to personal and spiritual growth. Camp is meant to be fun, memorable, and personally enriching spiritually, emotionally, relationally, and physically.

    Warm Beach Camp History

    The Free Methodist Church sold two smaller camp sites to found Warm Beach Camp in 1956. For over sixty years, campers have experienced the many ways that life changes here. For more information on our history, visit our website at

    Warm Beach Camp Mission

    We exist to provide environments, experiences and resources that connect people of all ages to God, one another, and all of creation.
    Our mission is lived out in ways that point others to the life-transforming work and the teaching of Jesus Christ. For more information on our mission, visit


    Contact our Registration Department at: / 800.228.6724 x2282

  • Camper Safety +

    Dear Parent,

    Our organization has always taken the protection of our campers very seriously. And because we diligently seek the highest standard of child care in the youth serving industry, in 2012 we implemented a Child Protection plan to maintain the highest level of safety possible for all our campers. This safety plan begins with you. Because you know your child better than anyone, we ask that you discuss our organizations Code of Conduct with them before they arrive. Help us educate your child on what is acceptable and unacceptable behavior for staff and/or youth. This effort will not only help protect them, but our staff and other youth as well.

    We have also provided a list of resource materials that will help educate you, as well as, give insight into discussing sensitive issues with them. While we DO NOT discuss sexuality as part of our curriculum, it is important that they have an age appropriate discussion with you before they come. We seek to take a proactive role in preventing any situation of this nature. Educating your child is empowering them to make the right decisions.

    Please feel free to call Lindsey Baer-McDowell, our Director of Youth & Outdoor Ministries, at 800.228.6724 ext. 2264 to discuss any information on this subject.

    Our Child Protection Policy (PDF) contains the following:

    • Code of conduct
    • Minor’s rights
    • Disciplinary policy
    • Resource materials

    We seek to provide an atmosphere of “Christ-like” relationships at our organization and your involvement can only serve to promote our efforts.

    Thank you,

    Patrick Patterson
    General Manager/C.O.O


Youth Program Leadership

Youth & Outdoor Ministries Director
Lindsey Baer-McDowell
Lindsey has always loved playing outdoors. She started on the Challenge Course at Warm Beach Camp in 2007, and found her passion. After working locally and abroad with numerous youth and outdoor organizations, she graduated in 2012 from Trinity Lutheran College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Children, Youth & Family Studies, focusing on Outdoor Leadership. Lindsey believes in the transformative power of outdoor experiences and is excited to serve as the Youth & Outdoor Ministries Director.
Youth Program Manager
Sara Rodriguez
Sara breathes, lives, and dreams camp. She’s been involved in camp ministry for nine years in many roles. Sara is passionate about ministering to youth and their relationship with Jesus. Her passion was fostered through her education as she earned her B.A. in Adolescent Ministries from IWU and her M.A. in Christian Education from DBU. Sara gives of herself with a selfless intentionality and seizes each of life’s adventures; her drive for fostering authentic community and her heart for discipleship inspires all she meets.
Challenge Course and Recreational Activities Manager
Spencer McDowell
Spencer is passionate about seeing spiritual and emotional growth in individuals and believes that challenge course and recreational activities is a great way to achieve these goals. Spencer has worked in the challenge course industry for nine years and keeps safety as a top priority. He is a qualified trainer, a certified in-house inspector, and Challenge Course Manager.