At the Feet of Jesus

At the Home of Martha and Mary“As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, ‘Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do ...

Jumping Into Abundance

At camp, my favorite activity is definitely the zipline. I love running the zipline, especially when I get to facilitate the crow’s nest. The crow’s nest position means you are at the top of the tree and are the person who is responsible for getting people safely attached to the zipline, talking them through the process, and providing the support needed for them to zip down. The crow’s nest sits at about 35 feet up and it’s amazing up there! ...

Love is Patient

Everything around us moves so quickly, especially now with the Christmas season in full swing. The holiday season can test our patience, at the grocery store, on the road, even at home with our family. We want our packages to be delivered on time and we want everything to be perfect. Why is it we let ourselves become so frustrated and angry during this season of love and giving? Paul gives us some great insight in the book of Romans ...

The Summer Staff Experience: Mya

My name is Mya Slakey and I worked as Activities Staff at Black Diamond Camp in 2019! While in this role, I helped facilitate the high ropes activities we have here at Camp, which also meant ensuring safety and a fun time for the campers. I grew up going to camps, so when I needed outdoor recreation & adventure experience hours for my college degree, I knew I wanted those hours to take place at a camp in a cool ...

Give Thanks

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords. His love endures forever.” Psalm 136:1-3   His love endures forever. God’s enduring, steadfast, never ending, all consuming, tender, gracious, lavish love endures forever! His love endures forever. Give thanks! The Psalmist goes on to express all the amazing ways that God was with the people of Israel through ...

A Summer with Year-round Impact

Our family began attending Black Diamond Camp in 2016 when our kids were entering first grade, making this last summer our sixth year attending Camp! We truly feel that Black Diamond Camp has become a second home for our kids and each year, they beg to come to more and more sessions. Through the Day Camp program, our kids make friends, play outdoors, and have fun. When they get home, they are tired from all the fun they had all ...

Growing Together

Sound Christian Academy brought 100 high school students for a few days at the end of August to help build connections among scholars for the new school year. They participated in several group development activities where students stepped out of their comfort zone to complete the 3D Web as well as the TP Shuffle; unique team building activities at Camp. The dean of students expressed how great it was to see several of their new students talk about how much ...

A Leap of Faith

Adrian came to Camp as part of a guest group at Black Diamond. He was recognized for his outstanding participation in the virtue and wisdom courses during the retreat. The camp staff observed almost immediately that Adrian paid more attention during the virtue and wisdom seminars than any of the other boys. His questions about faith were well thought out. Adrian made friends right away and approached each activity with great enthusiasm. One activity was a bit of a challenge ...

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 ...

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 ...