Summer Leadership Intro: Chase

Hi there! My name is Chase Rodriguez, and I am excited about being this years’ Group Camp Speaker! I am originally from sunny Phoenix, Arizona, and have been in the Seattle area for almost nine years. I’ve had the privilege of serving in various youth ministry contexts in both the Church and non-profit organizations, which has led me to my current position as the Bible and Theology Teacher at Rainier Christian High School. My wife, Ali and I live in ...

Summer Leadership Intro: Preston

What's up! My name is Preston, and I am from Kent, Washington. I began working at Black Diamond Camp in the summer of 2022, have been a part of the Internship Program for the last 2 years, and I was the Service Team Lead last summer. I am so excited to say that I will be returning to be one of the Service Team Leads this summer! If you aren’t familiar with Service Team, this program is designed for students ...

Summer Leadership Intro: Libby

My name is Libby Schneider, and I am 19 years old. I am currently living in Bozeman, Montana while attending university. When I first applied for Black Diamond Camp, I knew very little about the program. My roommate and I were looking to apply for a summer camp, and we both ended up applying to Black Diamond Camp because my roommate loved attending the Warm Beach Camp campus as a kid. When we interviewed, we thought the managers seemed friendly, ...

Summer Leadership Intro: Liza H

Hi! I am Liza Hubbard, I’m 20 years old and from Centralia, Washington. I was first introduced to Black Diamond Camp in 2018 at a Dare to Share event that was hosted onsite. After that I attended Group Camp for the next four summers. Being a camper, I loved every aspect that Camp had; from Bible Study and ziplining to dance parties and hanging with friends. After my last summer as a camper, I knew that the next step for ...

Summer Leadership Intro: Maddie W

Hey everyone! My name is Maddie Williams, and I am a 21-year-old college student from Auburn, AL, currently studying Management at Auburn University. I unconventionally stumbled upon Black Dimond Camp online and I could not think of a more perfect fit for me! Adventuring outdoors is one of my favorite pastimes. The opportunity to pair it with intentional emotional and spiritual growth while pouring into others is a near-perfect alignment of my passions and values. When offered the opportunity to ...

My Summer Staff Experience: Ewa

Hello! My name is Ewa, I'm 20 years old and I'm from Łódź, Poland. I first heard about Black Diamond Camp through Camp America in 2022. Camp America is a program that allows people from all around the world to travel to the United States for the summer to work at a camp. I knew I wanted to visit the United States and after seeing Black Diamond Camp on their website, I knew I wanted to come and meet everyone! ...

My Summer Staff Experience: Jenna

Hi! My name is Jenna. I first came to Camp many years ago as a camper and continued to serve as a part of the Service Team Program. This past summer I worked at Black Diamond Camp as a part of the Summer Staff team with Day Camp and Group Camp. Group Camp is a summer program where churches bring their youth groups to Camp and we, as Summer Staff, serve as their counselors! Throughout these 4 to 5 day ...

Summer Staff Skills and Resume Builders

Summer Staff at Black Diamond Camp have the incredible opportunity to be the face of Camp to so many students. During their time with us, Summer Staff learn and develop many skills that can be useful to build their resumes. Here are just a few: People Skills: At Camp we serve people of all ages in many different programs. As counselors, Summer Staff are tasked with leading students (grades K-12) through activities, Bible studies, and the day-to-day life of a ...

My Summer Staff Experience: Kylie

Hello, my name is Kylie! I'm 19 and from Auburn, Washington. I first heard about Black Diamond Camp (BDC) when I attended Rainier Christian Schools, a school that meets on the BDC grounds. On one of the last days of my senior year in 2022, Tyler, the Youth Program Manager, came to our assembly and talked about Summer Staff. From there, I decided to work as Summer Staff in 2022 as a counselor/kitchen staff, stayed for the 2022-23 Internship Program, ...

My Summer Staff Experience: Alyssa

Hi, my name is Alyssa! I’m 21 years old and from Black Diamond, Washington. This summer, I served on Summer Staff, but more specifically, I served as a Counselor in Group Camp!Each session of Group Camp, counselors are assigned to a youth group that we spend the whole session serving. We facilitate their activities, run Bible studies, and overall, just get to know those campers in an in-depth way. I think one of my favorite things about this summer was ...