Ideal for: Kids, Students, Teens | Ages: 8 – 15 | Dates: July 14th – 26th
Adventure is waiting…
Dare to be bold. Dare to explore. Experience adventure like never before.
Black Diamond Summer Camp is an outrageously fun 6-day experience where kids come seeking adventure and leave with a head full of memories, a heart full of life-changing insights from His Word… and maybe a few proud battle scars to prove it all happened.
3D Climbing Wall
Indoor Rock Wall
Leap of Faith
We are hunters, and adventure is our game. We are unstoppable, and you are our prey. Take aim and bring ‘em down, before they get you!
The stars never looked prettier. The moon never looked brighter. The s’mores never tasted sweeter. Get outside and experience life like no other in God’s beautiful creation.
Maybe you want the latest shirt, or a new comfy hoodie. Maybe you need a bigger coffee mug, or a fresh new water bottle to cover with stickers. Whatever the occasion, this stuff is the best!
Can you curve the frisbee through the trees? You’ll have it down after you play here! Come test your skill on our technical course!
Dodgeball is better when you glow in the dark...
Fuzzy wristbands, Keds, and sliding sideways on a Big Wheel made for some serious street cred back in the day. Well, we've amped it up.
Guaranteed to break the ice. This is camp-olympics! From scavenger hunts to more inventive contests, you're sure to make a few new friends along the way.
Ga-ga wha? Trust us, it's not for babies. Part dodge ball, part tag and part king of the hill, it takes action to another level. Stay with it. Rule the octagon!
Get outside and into the beautiful nature God created for us. There are miles of trails through our dense forest that any adventurer will enjoy!
Big trees, big roots, big rocks. These forests go big, and you should too. Hop on and get ready to shred the gnar.
Ever wonder what it’s like to fly through the trees? Harness up and get ready to soar!
Your heart pounds as you overcome your nerves and step off the edge. What were you thinking? Total focus. Step by step. Now you're down, confident. Again!
Bring it on. Serve it up. Spike, slam, wham, attack - Let your competitive spirit take over. You'll need it. Dig, set, spin, spike! Leave the campfire for day's end.
There’s nothing normal about this. You’re jumping out of a perfectly good tree. One of the biggest trees on camp, at that. Harness up, clip in, and get ready to fly!
It’s chilly outside, but that doesn’t mean you can’t swim! Our heated, indoor pool is perfect for every season!
Are you agile enough to get across? Use that ninja skill of yours and see if you’re among the few to make it to the other side.
3D Climbing Wall
Because climbing regular holds was too easy. Climb the crane, or maybe the logging truck? Which path will you choose?
Indoor Rock Wall
Are you a climbing purist? Want to send it on a more traditional route? We’ve got you covered. Chalk up and hit the wall.
Low Elements - Mountaintops
The floor is lava! Work together as a team to get everyone to safety in this group development challenge.
Low Elements - 3D Web
For those who thought our 2D web wasn’t enough of a challenge. This will test your group decision-making on a whole new level!
Low Elements - Labyrinth
Remember that game on your phone where you guide the ball through the maze? It’s that, life-sized!
Low Elements - 2D Web
You’ve got one goal: get to the other side. Your team has limited resources and just enough hands. Work together to figure out how to traverse the web with this group development challenge!
Leap of Faith
Your heart is pounding. You look down off the platform and see your team holding on to your rope. All that’s left is to jump. Do you take the leap?
Think you can climb to the top of this suspended challenge course? What about if you’re attached to a friend? What about two friends? Let’s see you beat our record. Hint: it’s under a minute.
Explore high in the trees with this suspended walkway. Whatever you do, don’t look down!
Enjoy a day in the sun, rafting down the Green River rapids with this off-site activity!
Four squares isn’t enough. Why not make it nine? Why not have it in the air? Let’s see how long you can hold the top spot.
These are no toys, but they are a lot of fun. We may not be slaying giants, but you will get good target practice. Take aim. Hold your breath. Steady. And...
BB guns are a lot of fun for beginners and expert shooters alike. Squeeze off a few pellets and plink some targets, and you'll see what we mean.
2018 SUMMER FOCUS
Sunk in sin, salvaged by Jesus..
A Typical Day At Camp
Rise & Shine
Morning Chaos Time!
Rotation #1 –
Learning, Bonding, or Playing!
Rotation #2 –
Get After it!
Rotation #3 –
Now You’re Going!
Sing. Dance. Praise.
Jesus-Loving. Selfless. Inspiring. And SUPER Fun.
Our staff is made up of a bunch of really fun, mission-minded people who are also super serious about providing you with the best camp experience ever. Each day they demonstrate their passion for serving Jesus Christ through leading by example with a cheerful demeanor.
Our staff members are recruited based on their:
Personality & Ability
Passion for Teaching
Relationship With Christ
Qualifications & Skills
Education & Training
Some of the things that make Black Diamond such a special place.
Experience the beauty of natural, snow-capped peaks, dense green forests, beautiful wildflowers, and crisp mountain streams. When you’re near Mt. Rainier, the beauty of God’s creation speaks for itself.
Auburn Camp Facilities
With a variety of lodging options and hundreds of beds to choose from, Black Diamond Camps is built for you to have the maximum camp experience!
Rainier Camp Facilities
A perfect option for groups looking to get away from the hustle and bustle and spend time in creation. Whether you have a big group or a small retreat, our Rainier Campus is fully equipped for you to have the best experience on the mountain!
Health & Safety
The physical and emotional wellbeing of our campers are top priorities. Meals provide proper fuel for active bodies and every facility and activity is designed, built, staffed and maintained to eliminate chances for injury.
Round ’em up!
Sign ’em up!
Bring ’em out!
But before you do, make sure everyone in your group knows the drill.
Whether they’re a camper or a parent, new to Black Diamond or just need a refresh; here’s your field guide for ultimate camp preparedness. Don’t forget the sunscreen and a change of undies. Now, let’s go make some memories.
Preparing Your Camper(s)
We’ve packed a lot of info in here so your campers can be fully prepared for their camp adventure. Still have questions? Contact us directly.
Group Camp Lodging
Dorm rooms are close to the dining hall and all activity areas. They have shared bathrooms and are cleaned by staff regularly.
What to Bring
Toothbrush? Check. Shorts and T-Shirts. Check. Swimsuits? Double-check. Here’s a complete list of stuff to bring with you to camp.
Health and Safety
The spiritual, physical, and emotional wellbeing of every camper is our top priority. We’re here to fulfill all their safety and nutritional needs.
Getting To Camp
Black Diamond is located at:
19830 SE 328th Pl,
Auburn, WA 98092.
For directions click the "MAP" button below.
You don’t have to go minimalist, but who wants a bunch of stuff to keep track of? Pack light for a stress-free camp experience.
Arrival & Departure
Departure: The Parent Experience will begin around 6pm on the last day and departure begins afterwards!
Camp is a place to make new friends. But if you prefer to hang with your BFF’s, just check the little box at sign up and we’ll get back with you.
Camp Credit & Squirrel Bags
Deposit funds for the purchase of snacks or merchandise, or pre-order a “Squirrel Bag” filled with goodies and gear for your camper.
Email, Mail & Packages
Campers LOVE to get mail! You can leave it with us when you drop off your camper. Or mail it, but just remember to send it a week ahead.
Payments for groups and individuals can be handled in a number of ways. Review our options and policies BEFORE registering for camp.
Code of Conduct
We’re here to have fun, build each other up and encourage others in love! But there are a few behaviors that just won’t fly at Black Diamond Camps.
Cell Phones / Devices Policy
There is no app for this. Stop, listen and look around. Nature is amazing! Enjoy it while you can. Please leave your cell phones and devices at home.
Dates & Rates
A $100 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration.
50% of total camp fees are due by April 1st.
100% of total camp fees are due 30 days before arrival.
50% of total camp fees must be paid for registrations after April 1st at the time of registration.
Cancellations prior to April 1st will be refunded everything except the $100 deposit.
Cancellations between April 1st and 30th before the first day of your camp session will be charged 50% of total camp fees.
Cancellations within 30 days of the first day of your camp session will be charged full camp fees.
All reservations must be made with a credit/debit card or electronic check. Continuing payments can be made with check, cash, or credit/debit card as well. Special consideration for refunds will only be given for unexpected situations that fall under one of the following categories:
- Death or major illness in the family
- Injury or illness of camper with doctor’s note
- Extreme financial crisis in the family