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Summer Camp

Adventure

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.

Hang up and hang out: making memories that last.

Unbridled fun and real outdoor adventures. No phones. No devices. No wifi in these woods, but we guarantee you’ll find a better connection. It’s a place where life-long memories are born, where life-changing growth is found through the Word of God, and bonds are formed with friends you’ll never forget. Not to mention, learn from the best at roasting a proper marshmallow. Summer Camp is no walk in the park. It can be a challenge — physically, spiritually, and emotionally. You’ll love it when you’re here, and miss it when it’s over… until you come back next year!

Adventure Activities

Arrow Tag

Campouts

Camp Store

Disc Golf

Blacklight Dodgeball

Drift Trikes

Field Games

Ga-Ga Ball

Hiking

Mountain Bikes

Giant Swing

Rappelling

Sand Volleyball

Tree Zipline

Indoor Pool

Crane Yard

3D Climbing Wall

Indoor Rock Wall

Low Elements

Mountaintops

Low Elements

3D Web

Low Elements

Labyrinth

Low Elements

2D Web

Leap of Faith

Vertical Playpen

Lord's Steps

River Tubing

9 Square

Slingshots

BB Guns

Arrow TAG

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!

Campouts

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.

Camp Store

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!

Disc Golf

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!

Blacklight Dodgeball

Dodgeball is better when you glow in the dark...

Drift Trikes

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.

Field Games

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 Ball

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!

Hiking

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!

Mountain Bikes

Big trees, big roots, big rocks. These forests go big, and you should too. Hop on and get ready to shred the gnar.

Giant Swing

Ever wonder what it’s like to fly through the trees? Harness up and get ready to soar!

Rappelling

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!

Sand Volleyball

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.

Tree Zipline

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!

Indoor Pool

It’s chilly outside, but that doesn’t mean you can’t swim! Our heated, indoor pool is perfect for every season!

Crane Yard

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?

Vertical Playpen

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.

Lord's Steps

Explore high in the trees with this suspended walkway. Whatever you do, don’t look down!

River Tubing

Enjoy a day in the sun, rafting down the Green River rapids with this off-site activity!

9 Square

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.

Slingshots

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

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.

2019 SUMMER FOCUS

ENCORE

the Greatest Encore to the Greatest Show has yet to happen...

2018 SUMMER FOCUS

SHIPWRECKED

Sunk in sin, salvaged by Jesus..

 

2017 SUMMER FOCUS

EAT

the One who sustains, the One who give eternal life!

2016 SUMMER FOCUS

And the world will know...

A summer of life-change.

A Typical Day At Camp

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full-trail

7 AM

Rise & Shine

8 AM

Breakfast!

9 AM

Morning Chaos Time!

10 AM

Rotation #1 –
Learning, Bonding, or Playing!

1 PM

Lunchtime!

1:45 PM

Rotation #2 –
Get After it!

4:30 PM

Rotation #3 –
Now You’re Going!

7 PM

Yay! Dinner!
We’re Starving!

8 PM

Evening Experience.
Sing. Dance. Praise.
Inspire higher!

10 PM

Wind Down.

Group Camp Experience

It helped me get more into the bible and discover even more of the joy of building that relationship with God! - Matthew | Grace Church

Staff

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.

Marcus Johnson

Summer Camp Director
253-939-0488
marcus.johnson@blackdiamond.org

Our staff members are recruited based on their:

Personality & Ability

Passion for Teaching

Servant's Heart

Relationship With Christ

Qualifications & Skills

Education & Training

Camp Features

Some of the things that make Black Diamond such a special place.

God's Creation

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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What not to Bring

Not to be a downer, but this is camp, baby! Enjoy it. Here’s your list of items to leave at home. Yes, cell phones are on it.

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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.

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Getting To Camp

Black Diamond is located at:
19830 SE 328th Pl,
Auburn, WA 98092.
For directions click the "MAP" button below.

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Luggage Limit

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!

Roommate Requests

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.

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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.

Adventure Activities

There are way more adventures to experience at camp than can be done in a week. But if your adrenaline isn’t rushing quite fast enough visit HERE.

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Payment Policies

Payments for groups and individuals can be handled in a number of ways. Review our options and policies BEFORE registering for camp.

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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.

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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.

In Case of Emergency

We want kids to establish their independence. But if there’s a home emergency, contact the camp Director and we’ll arrange a call.

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Dates & Rates

Summer Camp 2019LengthDatesRatesStatusRegister
Session 16-DayJuly 14-19, 2019$450/guest ($100 Deposit)OPENRESERVE
Session 26-DayJuley 21-26, 2019$450/guest ($100 Deposit)OPENRESERVE

For any questions regarding Summer Camp or registration please contact:

Marcus Johnson: Email  |  253-939-0488

Payment Policy

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

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