Meet Annaliesa-2022 Summer Staff

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 ...

Welcome Tyler Petras back to Camp

Black Diamond Camp is so excited to welcome Tyler Petras back to Camp as Youth Program Manager! Tyler Petras grew up attending Black Diamond Day Camp and it became like a second home for him. As he got older, he began working at camp in any way he could! January 2016 through March 2020 saw him working at Camp full-time. He and his wife Kayla are so excited to return to camp and cannot wait to see what the future ...

Welcome Mya and Mickey Slakey

Please welcome Mya and Mickey Slakey to the Black Diamond Camp staff! Mya and Mickey first came to Camp in 2019 as summer staff and it was there they both discovered their love for camp ministry. After getting married in March of 2021, they began talking about the next steps in their life together. At the time, they were both in full-time teaching positions but had a desire to go back into camping ministry. When hearing about open positions at ...

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   ...

Facility Highlight: Glacier Peak Lodge

This week’s facility highlight at Black Diamond Camp in Auburn, Washington, is none other than Glacier Peak Lodge. This lodge is perfect for adult, corporate and family events!   Glacier Peak Lodge is divided into two meeting space areas called Mt. Zion and Mt. Hermon. Both have easy access to a beautiful back patio and the facility comes equipped with sound, projectors, whiteboards, a coffee and tea bar, and fridge. Maximum capacity is 250 people per meeting space.   Are you looking for a meeting space and overnight accommodations for your group? Glacier Peak Lodge ...

Winter Day Camp is Almost Here! 

Winter is officially here! Days are shorter, temperatures are colder, and the sun peaks out occasionally, teasing us with its warmth. This benchmark of the seasons reminds me that, yes summer is close, but Winter Day Camp is so much closer. Winter Day Camp for kids ages 5-12, allows us to invite families back to Camp, reunite friends, and we’ll have the opportunity to bring camp adventures to new families in our community.   This winter, laughter and joy will ...

JESUS! (whisper) I know Him

Photo by Burkay Canatar from Pexels I love Christmas! The music, the gifts, the joy, the decorations, the cookies, and yes even the ugly sweaters which I have one for every day of the week! The reason I love Christmas above all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is God became flesh and dwelt among us. This was something new, something the world had never seen before!    After 400 years He broke the of silence and restored His presence ...
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A Day in the Life of a Day Camper

No two days at Black Diamond are the same! Come along with us and learn about the typical – but never ordinary – day in the life of a Day Camper. Before we start, let’s talk about who’s who at Black Diamond Day Camp: Campers: Local kids, ages 5-12, who love to have fun! Counselors: College-aged Christian adults, carefully screened and selected, to serve our campers all summer long. They’re stellar role models, and they love to have fun, too! Ready? ...
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3 Ways to Spread Christmas Cheer this Season

Christmas is almost here! If you’re already crafting the perfect playlist, decking the halls, and dreaming of gifts and gatherings, you’re right on track for getting into the holiday spirit. And while all these things are fun and good, it’s important to remember the reason why we celebrate this special season – the birth of our Christ our King! This year, don’t forget to make the effort to consider the needs of others as you celebrate. Here are 3 easy ...
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My Favorite Place at Camp

When you come across the bridge at the entrance of Black Diamond Camp you are greeted by the friendliest of all trees. This tall tree sits on the bank of the creek and monitors the traffic. The traffic of the kids walking in its shade, the traffic of cars crossing the bridge it stands next to, and the traffic in the bustling creek that flows beside it.   Of all the trees at Black Diamond Camp this is my favorite one. Its leaves start as the smallest buds in spring and ...