Did I See What I Think I Just Saw

Did I See What I Think I Just Saw? Challenging our filters for enhanced clarity.

Since moving to Black Diamond Camps, I have been experiencing the pain and pleasure of the mountain on new levels through mountain biking. When going on these adventures, it is important to utilize the right gear to help you survive the mountain. With the droves of flying bugs, splattering mud, sun glare, and rogue tree limbs slapping my face at every turn, it did not take me long to realize the need for proper eye protection. Eyes are sensitive and ...
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Counselor Spotlight: Evan Sterbick

Here at Black Diamond Adventure Camps, we LOVE our summer staff! These super-fun, spiritually-sound, college-aged leaders come from all walks of life, and serve our campers with enthusiasm, day in and day out. It’s not always easy, they say, but the experience is worth it 100 percent! Today we’re featuring Evan Sterbick! Hey, Evan! Where are you from? Graham, Washington What do you do in the off-season? I’m a full-time student at Western Oregon University. I volunteer with Family Building ...
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What to Look for in a Summer Camp

How do you choose a summer camp? If you were a kid before the digital age, you might have attended the camp that came highly recommended by your best friend. Or maybe you went to the one a short drive away, just in case of homesickness. But today… the options are endless! And the ability to conduct research online can make the selection process a bit overwhelming for parents and youth leaders. With so many things to consider, where do ...
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Retreat Staff Spotlight: Heather Hartke

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… Heather Hartke! Hello! What’s your name? Heather Hartke Where are you from? Born and raised in East Texas! What’s your position on the retreat staff and what does it involve? Retreats Director. I work with ...
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How Ziplining Can Help You Grow Spiritually

At camps and vacation spots around the globe, ziplining has become a popular activity among thrill-seekers of all ages. And while most associate the experience with adrenaline rushes and breathtaking views, what many don’t realize is that ziplining can have surprising benefits for the heart. And we’re not just talking about the cardiovascular kind! Although ziplining has been shown to lower blood pressure, we’re referring to something much deeper: spiritual growth. An Exercise in Trust No doubt about it, ziplining ...
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4 Reasons Why Becoming a Camp Counselor is Worth It

If you think that being a camp counselor is nothing more than making s’mores and singing campfire songs, think again! Here at Black Diamond Adventure Camps, our summer staffers spend their days bringing our mission to life: inspiring Christ-like change through outdoor adventure, authentic relationships, and Biblical truth.  It’s not always easy, they say, but the experience is worth it – 100 percent! Here are four reasons why. 1. Make A Difference Working as a camp counselor will impact your life in ...