Minister's Escape Escape into Outdoor Adventure

People often times ask us "how" and "why" we do this event each fall and spring.

So, here's the answer:

We have seen hundreds upon hundreds of ministers come through our gates and talk about how fatigued they are, and how they wished they could come to Black Diamond without having to be a leader.

We are also burdened by the consistent conversations we have with church leaders in regards to their families and the lack of quality time they've had together (away from their church). We understand there's never an easy time to pull away from those people in your church, so this is an excuse to put a time on your calendar.

Finally, so many people we meet in our face-to-face travels tell us that they wish they could get out somewhere quiet in order to breathe deeply, pray intensely, fast, get into God's word, write, create, brainstorm, etc. So, this is our attempt at creating an environment for all of these things to take place!

June 4-6, 2018

Minister's Escape at Rainier

Registration Details

  • Bring three from your church for FREE! (including families)
  • For Additional guests:
  • Ages 8 and above - $40/guest
  • Ages 7 and below - $20/guest
  • Registration includes meals, lodging, and activities.
  • Please make sure that all members of your party are registered for the event.
  • Address: 67404 State Route 410 East, Enumclaw, WA 98022

Schedule coming soon!

Housing Details

Housing Accommodations - We have several private rooms available within our suite-style lodges, but they will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis (Limit 2 private rooms per church). Know that we will do our best to accommodate everyone to give you a great getaway, but we have a limited number of these rooms. Please contact heather.hartke@blackdiamond.org for specific lodging requests.

From there, we will put as many people in separate rooms as possible. Each of these dorm-style rooms have three pairs of bunk beds to accommodate a total of 6 people per room, and access to shared bathrooms.

You may request to share a room if you have extended family or friends coming to the same retreat. If this is your desire, please let the Retreat Coordinator know at the time of registration.

Other Details

  • 9.5 miles from Crystal Mountain Ski Resort
  • 9.0 miles from Mt Rainier National Park
  • Dozens of trailheads branch from our campus, including Skookum Flats Trail and Buck Creek Trail.
  • We do not have cell phone service at our Rainier location, but we do have wi-fi that will be available to you in case of emergency or work purposes. If you need to use a phone, we do have a land-line available in our Main Lodge.
  • Driving Directions click here

October 8-10, 2018

Registration Details

  • Bring three from your church for FREE! (including families)
  • For Additional guests:
  • Ages 8 and above - $40/guest
  • Ages 7 and below - $20/guest
  • Registration includes meals, lodging, and activities.
  • Please make sure that all members of your party are registered for the event.

Download the Schedule Here

Housing Details

You will be staying in the Glacier Peak Lodge, our hotel-style lodging. Each room has a private bathroom, a Queen-size bed and a set of bunk-beds. Occupancy of these rooms can be 1-4 people. Bedding and towels are provided. For larger families, we can provide an additional room as requested. WiFi is available in the nearby meeting space.