Special Friends

Develop relationships with special needs adults.

A great local mission opportunity to share Christ's love by being a caring presence in the life of a special needs adult. Come individually or as a group. Volunteers are welcome to stay overnight on the grounds for the week free of charge. All meals are included. After campers leave for the day, you are free to participate in fellowship activities with other staff and volunteers. Each evening there will be a special chapel time where you can grow closer to the Lord and each other.

Develop relationships with special needs adults.

Lead campers through swimming, climbing, worship, games and more!

2018 Dates:

  • June 24-29 - Day Camp
  • July 1-6 - Day Camp & Overnight Camp
  • July 8-13 - Day Camp & Overnight Camp
  • July 15-20 - Day Camp
  • July 22-27 - Day Camp & Overnight Camp
  • August 5-10 - Day Camp & Overnight Camp

Age Requirement:

Age 15 or older. Volunteers ages 15-17 will need to have a parent/guardian signature on application.

Each week begins with two days of training for volunteers starting at 2:00 pm on Sunday and going through Monday afternoon. Campers arrive on Tuesday, and then the real fun begins.

Additional Volunteer Information

Volunteer Application

Have questions? Need more information? Contact Faith Oates, Volunteer Coordinator: foates@warmbeach.com // 360.761.1267

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.

Warm Beach Camp cannot adequately support campers with the following health conditions:

  • Diabetes - cannot accommodate 24 hour monitoring
  • Active Seizure Disorder - Must be seizure-free and with no medication changes for minimum of 3 months
  • Active self-mutilation and self-harm behavior
  • Active anger-management and violent behavior conditions
  • Trach or ventilator dependent campers
  • Anaphylactic food allergies
  • G-tube/J-tube/NG tube for liquid diet feeding
  • Any form of urinary catheter
  • Any form of Ostomies for bowel elimination
  • Any form of port
  • Severe Autism
  • Physical or sexual aggression or intimidation (ie: hitting, biting, pinching, tackling, bullying, etc.)
  • Non-weight bearing, requiring transfers with a Hoyer lift
  • Swallowing disorders that require blended or thickened liquid diet

Warm Beach Camp can accommodate vegetarianism and gluten-sensitivity if advised prior to camper attending camp. However we cannot serve other diets that cannot be accommodated by the camper selecting available options from the food line or special diet requirements including swallowing disorders that require blended or thickened liquid diet.

Warm Beach Camp cannot guarantee campers with anaphylactic allergies will not experience a trigger while at Camp. Warm Beach Camp does not stock, provide, or cook with peanuts. However, our food products may be processed in a facility that also processes peanut products or other allergens. Despite attempts to restrict other campers from bringing peanuts, we cannot guarantee that other campers will not bring peanuts. Campers with severe anaphylactic risks to environmental triggers are not encouraged to register for a session at Warm Beach Camp.