Warm Beach Christian Camps and Conference Center

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Warm Beach Camp offers a wide range of programs for the whole family and has facilities available for Guest Group rental by churches, schools, and non-profit organizations who want to program their own event. Warm Beach is also the home of The Lights of Christmas, a Northwest holiday tradition.

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: office@warmbeach.com

Organization details

EIN: 911710210

CEO/President: Ed McDowell


Board size: 0


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 rating821 of 99922 of 23
Fund acquisition rating926 of 100123 of 25
Resource allocation rating391 of 100114 of 25
Asset utilization rating761 of 99922 of 23

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$253,522$317,011$306,956$350,643$307,439
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,673,277$1,600,744$1,917,914$1,628,008$1,382,137
Long-term investments$287,193$276,028$158,931$151,568$154,549
Fixed assets$15,054,779$14,557,022$14,423,380$13,915,153$13,726,866
Other long-term assets$847,580$1,117,890$779,417$865,972$695,705
Total long-term assets$16,189,552$15,950,940$15,361,728$14,932,693$14,577,120
Total assets$17,862,829$17,551,684$17,279,642$16,560,701$15,959,257
Payables and accrued expenses$523,600$631,426$563,433$528,535$478,513
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$523,600$631,426$563,433$528,535$478,513
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$243,663$261,126$292,606$340,269$158,945
Total long-term liabilities$1,314,087$1,434,319$1,617,300$1,876,490$1,744,439
Total liabilities$1,837,687$2,065,745$2,180,733$2,405,025$2,222,952
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$15,231,464$14,473,898$14,469,930$13,579,018$13,297,643
With donor restrictions$793,678$1,012,041$628,979$576,658$438,662
Net assets$16,025,142$15,485,939$15,098,909$14,155,676$13,736,305
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Total contributions$1,054,357$1,072,373$1,234,710$902,713$1,149,833
Program service revenue$4,441,615$4,547,725$4,702,746$4,257,275$3,700,348
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$35,627$5,514($30,670)$13,719$5,271
Other revenue$19,049$16,382$20,918$16,544$125
Total other revenue$4,496,291$4,569,621$4,692,994$4,287,538$3,705,744
Total revenue$5,550,648$5,641,994$5,927,704$5,190,251$4,855,577
Program services$4,183,143$4,386,445$4,113,077$3,988,415$3,341,323
Management and general$547,364$572,683$611,093$550,272$525,141
Total expenses$5,011,445$5,254,964$4,984,471$4,770,880$4,102,604
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$539,203$387,030$943,233$419,371$752,973
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$539,203$387,030$943,233$419,371$752,973


Edwin R McDowellExecutive Direc$107,052

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 6/21/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


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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