Day Camp

“The kids STILL cannot stop talking about how much they loved camp. I had them at a few other camps through Boys & Girls Club this past summer since it was closer to my job in Bellevue, and because it was their first year at camps outside of what’s offered through the school district, so I wanted them to try different things out. They have mentioned at least on a weekly basis that I better not sign them up anywhere ...
BD Blog Ministers Escape

How A Minister’s Escape Can Change Your Church

Rest is holy. Pastors know this to be true and teach it regularly to the people they shepherd. Yet for many church leaders, the opportunity to rest, reflect, and connect with God outside the walls of the church, seldom comes. Why is this? There are many reasons – involving budget, time, and expectations – but most often, the reason a break doesn’t make the calendar, is simply because the overarching benefits aren’t known or talked about. And while it might ...
BD BLOG FATHER SON

3 Unexpected Benefits of a Father-Son Retreat

Father-Son Retreats – they may sound like all fun and games (trust us, they still are!) but these unique getaways offer far more than what you might expect. At Black Diamond, our Father-Son Retreats provide dads and sons with the opportunity to engage in adventure activities that strengthen their special bond and teach both parties important lessons along the way. Here are three benefits of a Father-Son Retreat at Black Diamond that you might not have thought about yet! Bonding Over ...
John Cargill BD Retreat Staff Spotlight

Retreat Staff Spotlight: John Cargill

Our Retreat Staff at Black Diamond go the extra mile to see that our guests get the experience they’re looking for! From the initial planning stages until the very end of your stay, these leaders are committed to serving and serving well. Today we’re featuring… John Cargill! First off, John, where are you from? I’m from Lubbock, Texas. What’s your position on the retreat staff and what does it involve? I am a Retreat Coordinator. I assist groups in the ...