Different Than He Commanded

“Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu put coals of fire in their incense burners and sprinkled incense over them. In this way, they disobeyed the Lord by burning before him the wrong kind of fire, different than he had commanded.” Leviticus 10:1 NLTWhat’s the big deal here?  This chapter begins with a very important truth to take to heart:  With very specific instructions from God, we choose to do things differently than God has commanded us to. There is a follow-up ...

Summer Leadership Intro: Chase

Hi there! My name is Chase Rodriguez, and I am excited about being this years’ Group Camp Speaker! I am originally from sunny Phoenix, Arizona, and have been in the Seattle area for almost nine years. I’ve had the privilege of serving in various youth ministry contexts in both the Church and non-profit organizations, which has led me to my current position as the Bible and Theology Teacher at Rainier Christian High School. My wife, Ali and I live in ...

Among Us and With Us!

This past Spring Break Day Camp was a huge success! Through our theme "Among Us and With Us," campers learned how God’s presence is everywhere and is available to everyone, and most importantly, that God wants to have a relationship with them today! Thankfully, the weather was wonderful all week long and the 20 campers that attended were excited to learn about God, ready to play, and had the urge to dance. It was a fun week! With spring break ...

Summer Leadership Intro: Preston

What's up! My name is Preston, and I am from Kent, Washington. I began working at Black Diamond Camp in the summer of 2022, have been a part of the Internship Program for the last 2 years, and I was the Service Team Lead last summer. I am so excited to say that I will be returning to be one of the Service Team Leads this summer! If you aren’t familiar with Service Team, this program is designed for students ...

Summer Leadership Intro: Libby

My name is Libby Schneider, and I am 19 years old. I am currently living in Bozeman, Montana while attending university. When I first applied for Black Diamond Camp, I knew very little about the program. My roommate and I were looking to apply for a summer camp, and we both ended up applying to Black Diamond Camp because my roommate loved attending the Warm Beach Camp campus as a kid. When we interviewed, we thought the managers seemed friendly, ...

Welcome to the Dining Hall

Have you had the chance to visit the Mount Baker Dining Hall at Black Diamond Camp? Here at Camp, we believe that some of the best conversations happen at mealtimes. So, we serve meals family style! That means when a group arrives at the Dining Hall, they will have tables reserved just for them; already prepared with plates and utensils. There is also a wooden token that gets taken back into the service area of the kitchen in exchange for ...

Summer Leadership Intro: Liza H

Hi! I am Liza Hubbard, I’m 20 years old and from Centralia, Washington. I was first introduced to Black Diamond Camp in 2018 at a Dare to Share event that was hosted onsite. After that I attended Group Camp for the next four summers. Being a camper, I loved every aspect that Camp had; from Bible Study and ziplining to dance parties and hanging with friends. After my last summer as a camper, I knew that the next step for ...

Summer Leadership Intro: Maddie W

Hey everyone! My name is Maddie Williams, and I am a 21-year-old college student from Auburn, AL, currently studying Management at Auburn University. I unconventionally stumbled upon Black Dimond Camp online and I could not think of a more perfect fit for me! Adventuring outdoors is one of my favorite pastimes. The opportunity to pair it with intentional emotional and spiritual growth while pouring into others is a near-perfect alignment of my passions and values. When offered the opportunity to ...

Band Together, Start the Party!

Sharing God’s love with everyone you encounter is meant to be a joyous and cheerful time, and the young campers experienced that at Black Diamond Camp just last month! This year’s Winter Day Camp theme was “Band Together, Start the Party!” Our focus was on how God is a fantastic reason to celebrate and to be joyful through life because of Him. Thirty campers from ages 5 to 12 joined in the party fun. Regardless of the cold and wet ...

Who Are You Counting On?

"Don’t put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there. When they breathe their last, they return to the earth, and all their plans die with them. But joyful are those who have the God of Israel as their helper, whose hope is in the Lord their God." Psalms 146:3-5 NLT We love to put our confidence in a person. We so easily focus on powerful people with great plans. These powerful people gather attention and are ...