Welcome Ricky Rivera

Black Diamond Camp is excited to welcome Ricky Rivera as a full-time Guest Services Event Coordinator! Ricky joined the team all the way from Phoenix, AZ, along with his wife Carissa and their one-year-old son Deni. Their family shares a love for sports, particularly basketball, and travel—whether it's exploring small towns or enjoying the magic of Disneyland. Before his current role, Ricky was an Event Coordinator at UCYC, a camp in Prescott, AZ, where he first met his wife on ...

My Summer Staff Experience: Jenna

Hi! My name is Jenna. I first came to Camp many years ago as a camper and continued to serve as a part of the Service Team Program. This past summer I worked at Black Diamond Camp as a part of the Summer Staff team with Day Camp and Group Camp. Group Camp is a summer program where churches bring their youth groups to Camp and we, as Summer Staff, serve as their counselors! Throughout these 4 to 5 day ...

More Than Listening

"But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like." James 1:22-24 NLT I recently had a physical. The doctor made some recommendations for my well-being. I listened attentively. Every one of the doctors’ recommendations made good sense to me. Imagine ...

Memories at Glacier Peak

Dan, lead Pastor of Parkside Church, walks up to the podium at center stage. After a night's rest in the comfortable beds at Glacier Peak, he and his church are ready to soak up all that God has for them this weekend. Climbing walls, indoor swimming, and drift trikes for the kids are just a few activities that have been booked for the annual family retreat. He loves that his group gets to sleep in the same building where they ...

A Full Circle Experience

As a first-year Intern at Black Diamond Camp, it is truly a joy to help run The Lights of Christmas. When I was a little kid, I experienced The Lights of Christmas with loved ones. Now that I work for the event, I have come full circle! I am blessed to see friends and family excited to see me participate in the long-loved tradition of sharing the joy and hope of Christmas with the community through the event. During my ...

God With Us

“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”)." Matthew 1:23 NIV Before you start reading this, I encourage you to take a deep breath right now. Breathe in for five seconds, hold for five seconds, then breathe out for five seconds. Now think about this scripture for a little bit. How true does that scripture ring true to you when you hear “God with us”? As we ...

Internship Highlight – Olivia

Hi, I’m Olivia Gaines and I’m an Intern at Black Diamond Camp (BDC). I am twenty-two years old and originally from Hockinson, Washington. I first came to Black Diamond Camp in 2021 as part of the Summer Staff team. I had such a wonderful summer full of deep friendships and opportunities for personal growth, and I knew I would miss camp when I left. I heard about the Internship Program and really wished I could stay for it, but I ...

A Chance to Serve

Hi! My name is Jenna Clifton, and I am 18 years old. I’m from Auburn, Washington and I’m currently an Intern at Black Diamond Camp. I have been a part of Black Diamond Camp for about 11 years as a camper, Service Team Member, Summer Staff, and now as an intern!I have made so many fun memories, many of which are from my time as a Service Team member. If you don’t know, Service Team is a program for campers ...

Sharing a Meal

The past couple of years my mom and I have started a new tradition of picking an area of the country and seeing as many states and baseball games as we can in as few days as possible. This year we found ourselves exploring New England and all the beauty and food there was to discover! As any good tourist roaming the eastern seaboard, we HAD to have a lobster roll. We discovered that one of the best spots was ...

Welcome Rosalyn Harris

Black Diamond Camp is excited to introduce Rosalyn Harris as the full-time Guest Services Event Coordinator! Rosalyn first joined the Black Diamond team in 2022 as Summer Staff and after continuing in the 2022-23 Internship Program, spent this summer (2023) as a Group Camp Program Head. Through the Internship Program, Rosalyn shadowed the Retreats Department and was able to learn the importance of being flexible to best serve each group’s needs. She is excited to step into this new role ...