Warm Beach Christian Camps and Conference Center

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Located just one hour north of Seattle, Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center offers year-round camp, conference, and retreat rental facilities and also has programs for families and adults. Serving greater Puget Sound since 1956, Warm Beach Camp provides rental facilities and event planning services for church, school, non-profit, and governmental groups throughout the Pacific Northwest and the lower mainland of British Columbia, Canada.

Warm Beach Camp offers year-round equestrian programs such as riding and therapeutic lessons, horse camps and equestrian vaulting. Warm Beach is also home of The Lights of Christmas, a family-friendly holiday festival.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Warm Beach Christian Camps and Conference Center
20800 Marine Drive
Stanwood, WA 98292

Website: warmbeach.com

Phone: 360-652-7575

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 911710210

CEO/President: Ed McDowell

Chairman: David Goodnight

Board size: 17


Ruling year: 1996

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2018


Vision: Changing lives and transforming communities, both locally and globally, through Christ-centered hospitality, outreach, and programming.

Core Values: By honoring God first, we seek to align our vision and ministry development with Christ's calling to share the good news of His love and forgiveness. We are a Christ-centered and Bible-based organization, meaning all decisions are grounded in Scripture. Warm Beach Camp is also focused on sustainability, valuing stewardship in the environment, finances, and treatment of employees, volunteers, and guests.

Mission statement

Providing Christ-centered environments, experiences, and resources that draw people to God through camping ministries, conferences, and events.

Statement of faith

We believe the Bible is God's written Word, divinely inspired by the Holy Spirit; it is infallible, entirely trustworthy, and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and life.

We believe in one God eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His atoning death for our sins, in His bodily resurrection, and His personal, visible return to earth to reign in righteousness and glory.

We believe in the Holy Spirit and His work of conviction, regeneration, and sanctification, who indwells every believer, equipping them to live a godly life.

We believe in the necessity of new birth, in salvation by faith in Jesus Christ alone, and the importance of life fully committed to the will of God in Christ.

We believe the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, called to be God's redeemed people.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Camps/Conference Centers

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating1078 of 110436 of 36
Fund acquisition rating1063 of 110534 of 37
Resource allocation rating886 of 110533 of 37
Asset utilization rating965 of 110433 of 36

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$311,492$273,327$264,556$253,522$317,011
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,490,227$3,885,069$2,700,845$1,673,277$1,600,744
Long-term investments$198,536$209,122$203,684$287,193$276,028
Fixed assets$23,102,544$22,677,338$16,704,191$15,054,779$14,557,022
Other long-term assets$853,790$862,368$856,409$847,580$1,117,890
Total long-term assets$24,154,870$23,748,828$17,764,284$16,189,552$15,950,940
Total assets$28,645,097$27,633,897$20,465,129$17,862,829$17,551,684
Payables and accrued expenses$549,132$522,026$371,438$523,600$631,426
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$549,132$522,026$371,438$523,600$631,426
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$539,613$488,851$430,561$243,663$261,126
Total long-term liabilities$1,858,476$2,106,000$2,158,756$1,314,087$1,434,319
Total liabilities$2,407,608$2,628,026$2,530,194$1,837,687$2,065,745
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$24,544,401$23,689,029$16,934,804$15,231,464$14,473,898
With donor restrictions$1,693,088$1,316,842$1,000,131$793,678$1,012,041
Net assets$26,237,489$25,005,871$17,934,935$16,025,142$15,485,939
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,866,217$8,804,447$3,769,394$1,054,357$1,072,373
Program service revenue$4,952,127$2,556,495$1,396,093$4,441,615$4,547,725
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$64,306$59,312($36,254)$35,627$5,514
Other revenue$654,854$597,641$335,855$19,049$16,382
Total other revenue$5,671,287$3,213,448$1,695,694$4,496,291$4,569,621
Total revenue$7,537,504$12,017,895$5,465,088$5,550,648$5,641,994
Program services$4,552,587$3,612,560$2,548,190$4,183,143$4,386,445
Management and general$1,279,125$1,006,727$749,202$547,364$572,683
Total expenses$6,262,421$4,949,058$3,564,186$5,011,445$5,254,964
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$1,275,083$7,068,837$1,900,902$539,203$387,030
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,275,083$7,068,837$1,900,902$539,203$387,030


Edwin R McDowellExecutive Director$129,734

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/25/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Warm Beach Camp was originally developed in 1956 as a ministry of the Pacific Northwest Free Methodist Church. While remaining an integrated auxiliary of the Free Methodist Church, Warm Beach Camp incorporated as a separate, private 501(c-3) non-profit organization in 1995 and still maintains a corporate mission and values reflective of our heritage.

The Warm Beach Story continues to unfold as today's people find their place of rest, renewal, and reconnection at Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center.

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