Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center (WBC) in Stanwood, WA encompasses over 250 acres of scenic beauty including panoramic views of Puget Sound and both the Olympic and Cascade Mountain Ranges. There are miles of meandering trails to explore through acres of cedar and evergreen forest and coastal wetlands. Plus there are many interesting sites and towns nearby for your “Musical Supporter” (non-participant spouse/partner) to visit while you are honing your skills for the big concert. WBC is located approx 1.5 hours North of Seattle (60 miles) and 1-hour South of Bellingham (45 miles).
Lodging at Warm Beach Camp
- For NWBB 2024, we have reserved the Cascadian Lodge. Resident musicians will get a single occupancy room with a queen bed and vanity/sink. Central bathrooms/showers (separate for male and female) are located in each wing of the Lodge. The Cascadian Lodge Lobby is a great central meeting area, with a fireplace, 24-hour self-serve coffee/tea, shared refrigerator and microwave.
- We have a limited number of rooms available in the Olympic View Lodge, which offers larger single occupancy rooms, each with a queen bed and private bathroom. Olympic View Lodge residents also have access to the Cascadian Lodge Lobby.
- Musicians may also stay at the Warm Beach RV/Tent Camp Area if travelling in an RV, travel trailer, or camper. RV sites have full utilities and a nearby bath house with restrooms/showers. RV musicians also have access to the Cascadian Lodge Lobby.
- Commuter musicians may commute daily from their home or other lodging that they arrange on their own. Commuters also have access to the Cascadian Lodge Lobby.
- There are no TVs in any of the WBC buildings, but free Wi-Fi service is available throughout the WBC campus.
Meals are served cafeteria-style in the Cedar Lodge Dining Hall.
Rehearsals and Performance
The Big Band will rehearse in Maple Center. The Combo or Little Big Band will rehearse in an Olympic View Lodge Meeting Room. We will also use Maple Center, the Olympic View Meeting Room, and the Cascadian Lodge Lobby for sectionals.
Please note that participants will be walking outdoors to/from their lodging, rehearsal locations, sectionals, and meals. View maps of Warm Beach Camp here (PDF file).
Our Friday night concert will be held in the Program Center Auditorium (picture below.)