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3 Unexpected Benefits of a Father-Son Retreat

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...

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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...

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How Ziplining Can Help You Grow Spiritually

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...

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Retreat Staff Spotlight: Heather Hartke

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…...

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A Day in the Life of a Day Camper

A Day in the Life of a Day Camper

No two days at Black Diamond are the same! Come along with us and learn about the typical – but never ordinary – day in the life of a Day Camper. Before we start, let’s talk about who’s who at Black Diamond Day Camp: Campers: Local kids, ages 5-12, who love to have...

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What to Look for in a Summer Camp

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...

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Counselor Spotlight: Evan Sterbick

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...

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