Summer Leadership Introduction: Rosalyn

Hey, my name is Rosalyn! I am twenty-one years old, and I am from Tulsa, Oklahoma. I first came to Black Diamond Camp as a Summer Staff in 2022 when looking for a summer job in ministry. One of my favorite things about Camp and summer, is the opportunity to see kids come to know Christ through activities, Bible studies, and even the fellowship that occurs at meals. I also have so many great memories spent with fellow staff members! ...

Summer Leadership Introduction: Olivia

Hi, my name is Olivia! I’m twenty-two years old and I’m from Vancouver, Washington. I first heard about Black Diamond Camp from a friend in college. It sounded like a fun and positive atmosphere where I could both be impacted by God and help make an impact in a community! I began working on Summer Staff in 2021 as a counselor and loved it! I got to test my personal strengths and be a part of an amazing team of ...

Internship Program Highlight – Retreats

Through the Internship Program at Black Diamond Camp, young adults have an opportunity to assist, and shadow each department of Camp. One way they do this is through their service in the retreats department! In addition to each of our summer programs, we run retreats year-round. As one of the Event Coordinators, I work closely with group leaders to help plan and host their retreats. But this could not be done without the help of our amazing Interns. The Interns ...

An Unexpected Positive Impact

As Day Camp approaches at Black Diamond Camp, the staff will begin preparing for guests to arrive by readying the grounds, planning activities, and brainstorming what they will teach the children attending. However, there should always be flexibility, for in particular circumstances, the staff are the ones who learn the most through interactions with the children at Camp. Sometimes a guest will bring out a child-like faith in all involved. That was the exception this past summer when a unique ...

Internship Program Highlight – Recruiting

Through the Internship Program at Black Diamond Camp, young adults have an opportunity to assist, and shadow each department of Camp. One way they do this is through recruiting trips! During the non-summer months, we hit the road and visit tons of colleges and young adult groups to recruit Summer Staff. It’s always great having them come on these trips. It’s amazing to see their ability to connect with the college students in ways I wouldn’t think of. This year, ...

Winter Break Camp Recap

Winter Day Camp brought so much fun to our staff and families! The weather was VERY cold, but that did not stop the adventure and excitement of Camp! In addition to the multiple returning families, we were joined by many new families that we now can call friends. The Winter Day Camp theme was "Power Up! Raising Your Game in Life". Through this, campers explored their value and how God loves them for who they are. Not only did the ...

Internship Skills and Resume Builders

The Interns at Black Diamond Camp are the hands-and-feet in making life change at Camp. While working in camp ministry, there are a wide range of skills interns learn and develop. Here are just a few of the skills gained through the Internship Program: Hospitality and Guest Service: A large part of the Internship Program is spent serving guest groups on grounds during Retreat Season. When working with guest groups, interns facilitate activities, work in the Coffee Shop, help with ...

Transformational Experiences

Warm Beach Camp Ministries seeks to connect 1 million people with Jesus by partnering with leaders in providing transformational experiences over the next 5 years. As I allow our strategic intent statement to seep into my heart and mind, I am beginning to see the Lord transform (all be it slowly) the way I engage with leaders, think about leaders, and pray for leaders. This week I got caught up in a text thread with a passionate and wonderful leader ...

My Summer Staff Experience: Rosalyn

Summers at Black Diamond Camp are lively, full of adventure, and packed with new experiences. As part of Summer Staff, I served by being the hands and feet of Christ in the counselor position. Though I served in both Group Camp and Day Camp, each day always began with a morning meeting devoted to prayer and preparation. With ready hearts, we set off to greet campers of all ages who were about to have the best week ever! From splashing ...

Jumping Into Abundance

At camp, my favorite activity is definitely the zipline. I love running the zipline, especially when I get to facilitate the crow’s nest. The crow’s nest position means you are at the top of the tree and are the person who is responsible for getting people safely attached to the zipline, talking them through the process, and providing the support needed for them to zip down. The crow’s nest sits at about 35 feet up and it’s amazing up there! ...