Summer Retreat Recap 2023

This past summer, the Black Diamond Camp Event Coordinators had the opportunity to serve over 50 different guest groups alongside summer programs. These groups consisted of churches, schools, and many different local businesses and organizations. We love getting to dream big with each leader to make their dreams come to life during the summer!  Everything from obstacle courses built on-site by church leaders for their students to enjoy or setting up a dance party in the Blacklight Dodgeball room! BIG shout ...

Summer 2023 Rooted Recap

“Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” Colossians 2:6-7 This verse was the foundation of the summer program for both Group Camp and Day Camp. The value in what this verse says is huge, and it allowed us to share the Gospel in many unique ways to so many campers, families, and churches that ...

Summer Leadership Introduction: Preston

Hello, Black Diamond Camp (BDC) Blog! My name is Preston Haggerty, I am twenty-six years old, and I am from Kent, Washington. I grew up going to Camp back when BDC was known as Camp Berachah, and years later I returned in 2022 as Summer Staff. Then I was part of the 2022-23 internship program. My time at Black Diamond Camp has been amazing! A little bit about me, I am a HUGE NERD. I love reading fiction and nonfiction ...

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 ...

A Great Retreat Space!

Black Diamond Camp, located just south of Seattle, strives to be a place where authentic relationships can form and flourish. To achieve this, a variety of meeting spaces are available that allow groups of most sizes and interests to enjoy their time at Camp in a comfortable setting, while still being surrounded by the beautiful outdoor scenery and adventure activities. The dedicated staff do everything in their power to ensure that groups are provided with everything they need to succeed. ...

A Summer Rooted in God

As summer fast approaches and we start to prepare for what God is going to do, we wanted to share the Summer 2023 theme and the process of landing on it. We are excited to announce the theme, “Rooted”! Part of the preparation process includes working together as a team to plan the theme and curriculum for the summer. We are currently in year three of a seven-year cycle which starts in Genesis and ends in Revelation. This summer, we ...

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 ...

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 ...