Fun in Granite Mountain Gym at Black Diamond Camp

The Granite Mountain Gym at Black Diamond Camp provides a variety of indoor adventure activities for groups of all ages. With activities like a 3D Climbing Wall and Drift Trikes, the Gym offers plenty of opportunities for your group to have fun!    After renovations over the winter to improve some of the activities, this facility is ready for some real adventure. Perfect for high school and adult groups, Axe Throwing has received new lighting updates to help you land a ...

Team Building at New Heights

The Vertical Playpen at Black Diamond Camp is perfect for any group looking for a challenge! Suspended between two trees, you and two friends can work together to navigate swaying beams, slanted posts, and spinning tires as you make your way to the top. Once at the top, everyone can stand tall and take in a view of Camp from a platform set at over 35-feet from the ground!  Looking to grow as a team? The Vertical Playpen offers unique ...

Getting ready for Summer at Black Diamond

Summer feels like it is just around the corner, but fear not, curriculum is well underway! So, how does Black Diamond Camp come up with what to teach campers every summer? Well, it begins with a rhythm of going through the Bible in 7 years. Our hope is that as we serve campers through our programs, kids will experience the Bible as a unified story that leads to Jesus. We divide the Bible into seven sections:   Genesis   Exodus – Joshua   ...

Bringing the Bible to Life at Group Camp

Take a moment and imagine being surrounded by 400 other people. Some strangers, some long-time friends, some people who you just met this week from a completely different church. You are all being led by a counselor whom you met at the beginning of this week, and they are taking you to your evening gathering.   When you all finally arrive, you see a bunch of tables surrounding the area with food on them, but for some reason, there are no ...

Mark Your Calendars!

What a great Winter Day Camp we had! God blessed Black Diamond Camp with some cold snowy weather, new friendships, and exciting new adventures throughout the week. It was wonderful to share with the campers how unique, beautiful, and special they are to God and how much love He has for all of us. If your child joined us this week, we encourage you to continue practicing the memory verse, Psalm 139:14, with them!  Although Winter Camp is now complete, ...

Facilities at Black Diamond Camp

Do you and your group love the fun and intimacy of staying in dorm style cozy cabins settled next to a beautiful creek? Or do you prefer the privacy and comfort of hotel-style lodging? Whatever your tastes, your group can find rest and relaxation at Black Diamond Camp with the wide range of facilities we provide!  One unique thing about our facilities is the versatility throughout each space. While each lodging and meeting space option has its own distinct layout, groups can choose the ...

Ministry Workers find Rest & Relax at Ministers Escape   

As an organization, we see how much pastors and those who work in ministry give of themselves daily. Our desire with Ministers Escape is to provide a place for those who minister to others to be ministered to. We want each person to have the opportunity to rest, refresh, and recharge.    At Ministers Escape, we strive to create a schedule which allows each person to come-and-go and create their own adventure whether as an individual, with team members, or with ...
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What to Look for in a Summer Camp

How do you choose a summer camp? If you were a kid before the digital age, you might have attended the camp that came highly recommended by your best friend. Or maybe you went to the one a short drive away, just in case of homesickness. But today… the options are endless! And the ability to conduct research online can make the selection process a bit overwhelming for parents and youth leaders. With so many things to consider, where do ...

Day Camp

“The kids STILL cannot stop talking about how much they loved camp. I had them at a few other camps through Boys & Girls Club this past summer since it was closer to my job in Bellevue, and because it was their first year at camps outside of what’s offered through the school district, so I wanted them to try different things out. They have mentioned at least on a weekly basis that I better not sign them up anywhere ...
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How A Minister’s Escape Can Change Your Church

Rest is holy. Pastors know this to be true and teach it regularly to the people they shepherd. Yet for many church leaders, the opportunity to rest, reflect, and connect with God outside the walls of the church, seldom comes. Why is this? There are many reasons – involving budget, time, and expectations – but most often, the reason a break doesn’t make the calendar, is simply because the overarching benefits aren’t known or talked about. And while it might ...