Welcome Jagger Riffle!

Black Diamond Camp is excited to welcome Jagger Riffle as the full-time cook! Jagger served as an intern at Black Diamond for the last year and a half and has now transitioned his role from intern to full-time, year-round staff. The internship at Black Diamond allowed him to explore all the avenues of ministry involved in Christian Camping. Jagger came into his internship with missions experience through YWAM and also had experience working in a church. For Jagger, the draw ...

The Coffee Shop

Camp pairs well with a good cup of coffee! At Black Diamond Camp, we LOVE coffee, and it plays a big role in making Camp happen. So of course, the Coffee Shop is one of my favorite features here at Camp. The Coffee Shop is located in the Mt. Baker Dining Hall and is open at all mealtimes. Our menu consists of 4 signature lattes called: The Graham, Campfire, Sasquatch, and Black Bear, each of which vary in sweetness and ...

Welcome Stuart Jennings

Warm Beach Camp Ministries is so excited to welcome Stuart Jennings onto our team as Community Coordinator for Rainier Camp & Retreat Center. Stuart grew up attending camps at both Warm Beach Camp and Black Diamond Camp (when it was known as Camp Berachah) and joined Black Diamond staff in May 2022 as Summer Staff. After spending the summer leading worship, he decided to jump into this new role! We are currently hosting Crystal Mountain Ski Resort at our Rainier ...

Interns Fall 2022

We are so thankful to have the privilege of working alongside nine amazing Interns this year and are looking forward to getting to know them over this season. Here’s a little to help you begin to get to know them too! Jagger Riffle is a second-year Intern here at Camp, originally from Kent, Washington. He came out to Camp in Summer 2021 to do Summer Staff and has been here ever since. He loves making campfires for groups here at ...

Black Diamond Open House

The Black Diamond Open House, Saturday, September 24, was a great success, hosting over 100! Many had been guests this past summer, with a few new visitors to Black Diamond as well! It was a day full of sunshine, yummy food, and fun activities with the community. Everyone had the opportunity to tour the Camp, have some fun in the gym, and take a dip in the pool before heading home for the day. One of my favorite moments was ...

Lodging Highlight: Glacier Peak

Perched on the hill overlooking Black Diamond Camp is a massive two-story building called Glacier Peak. This amazing structure contains two meeting spaces that each hold 250 people and room accommodation in the form of 78 hotel-style rooms. It’s divided into two meeting spaces called Mt. Zion and Mt. Hermon. Both are fully equipped with sound systems, projectors, coffee & tea bar along with a full size fridge. Your church group or retreat will sleep easy with Tempur-Pedic queen size ...

Summer 2022 Recap

Have you ever met someone filled with so much excitement, so much happiness, and joy that you want to be around them all the time!? Everyone at Black Diamond Camp this summer was blessed to be around a camper just like that this summer, and his name is Royal. His happiness is so infectious that you can’t help but laugh or smile being around him. Having Royal and other kids just like him come to camp this summer was a ...

Final REWIND!

This summer truly has been crazy. We had awesome opportunities to serve groups, both returning or just starting their partnership with Black Diamond, and in a summer that finally felt close to back to normal, we had some amazing times. From dance parties throughout the night, to kickball chaos that was played in 98-degree weather! When I think of this summer and what it can be culminated down to, it would be our last night of Session 7 on our ...

Meet the Team – Mickey Slakey

My name is Mickey Slakey, and I found Black Diamond Camp in the spring of 2019, soon after I accepted Christ into my life. I worked as a counselor for the summer of ‘19 and loved every minute of the adventure! One of the biggest perks of camp ministry is witnessing campers grow in their relationships with Jesus. After camp that summer, I moved to Indianapolis, where I taught 3rd grade until the summer of 2022. I am thrilled to ...

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 ...