The Internship Program – Leading and Learning

In 2018, I was privileged with the opportunity to move from my small town in Texas, to Washington to participate in the Internship Program here at Black Diamond Camp. I spent my time as an Intern learning the ins and outs of camping ministry and loved it! During the Internship, we were able to shadow each of the departments at Camp and through that, I learned I love working with our Retreat groups. I started working full-time at camp in ...

My Summer Staff Experience: Annaliesa

Hey! My name is Annaliesa and I’m from Lee’s Summit, Missouri (which is just south of Kansas City). I really enjoy spending time outside, whether it’s playing sports or just going for walks. I also love reading and movies. I heard about Black Diamond Camp from my friend who had a roommate who worked here a few summers ago and loved it! I knew I wanted to give this summer to God to focus on serving Him in any way ...

Adventure Activity: Arrow Tag

Looking to channel your inner Katniss Everdeen? Archery Tag at Black Diamond Camp is perfect for any group seeking a little healthy competition. Located behind the Rattlesnake Ridge Playground, the Archery Tag course is a clearing filled with trees and obstacles creating the perfect arena for a battle!   While you can opt for a typical 1 verse 1 or team vs. team version of the game, there are also plenty of game modes to try out!  For example, there is ...

My Summer Staff Experience: Madison

Hear about Madison’s experience working on summer staff at Black Diamond Camp in 2021. Why did you decide to do summer staff? “Prior to working at Black Diamond Camp, I had no prior experience in camping ministry, but after hearing such good things about Camp, I decided to apply. Although I had no idea what to expect, I wanted the summer camp experience. I wanted to move out of state for the summer, serve my staff and serve kids! Black ...

An Inspirational Experience

Group Camp is a program that inspires partnerships with pastors and churches in having the best experience they can at Camp with their students. The program provides complete programming while taking care of logistical needs. Black Diamond runs this program’s curriculum through a seven-year cycle starting in Genesis and ending in Revelation. The hope and desire in this model are for sixth graders coming to Camp for the very first time will hit all the major points in the Bible ...

A Weekend of Play

I’m so glad I found Minister’s Escape! As a Senior Pastor, our family is very busy and doesn’t get to play together often.   The Camp packs so many incredible family-play options into two days that we make up for lost play time and then some! From zip lining and rappelling to swimming and glow-in-the-dark dodge balling, there’s so much fun to be had! The Staff are very friendly, and the accommodations and meals are excellent, especially “grill your own steak” ...

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 ...