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Group Retreats

Ideal for: Churches, Businesses, and Organizations       |       Ages: All Ages      |       Dates: Year Round

Experience a unique retreat atmosphere. Build camaraderie.

Explore, and discover what’s not on the map.

A getaway retreat designed for churches, schools, or any group looking for a unique experience with your choice of exciting activities, life-changing moments, new friendships, great views and God’s Word. We’ll help you build a fully customized package using our facilities, staff and gear as you see fit.

Customizable Group Retreats

Whether it’s a low-key week, an extreme adventure or something in the middle, make your Black Diamond experience one filled with lasting memories.

You Lead. We Serve.

– Available August – May – Custom Tailored Program – Variety of Food, Lodging, Meeting and Activity Options

You tell us what your dreams are for your retreat, and we’ll help you meet them! Customize a program to your group’s specific needs, using Black Diamond staff, facilities and gear however you like. Minimum of 20 guests or maximum of 600 guests.

Amenities

Black Diamond Camps offers a unique experience the whole family will enjoy at each of our locations. Bunk together in our centrally located dorms while enjoying the comfort of your own linens and bedding. We also offer our hotel style accommodations in select buildings.

Rainier Campus

Only a short drive from Crystal Mountain, our Rainier property is a great getaway year round, and even better in the winter! Contact Elizabeth Holder at elizabeth.holder@blackdiamond.org or call (253) 939 – 0488 Ext. 713 to book your stay!

Adventure Activities

Arrow Tag

Basketball

Bouldering Wall

Camp Store

Coffee Shop

Disc Golf

Blacklight Dodgeball

Drift Trikes

Field Games

Ga-Ga Ball

Hiking

Inflatables

Giant Swing

Rappelling

Sand Volleyball

Quick Zip

Tree Zipline

Indoor Pool

Crane Yard

3D Climbing Wall

Indoor Rock Wall

Goliath Ball

Siege Fort

Low Elements

Mountaintops

Low Elements

3D Web

Low Elements

Labyrinth

Low Elements

2D Web

Leap of Faith

Vertical Playpen

Lord's Steps

Blacklight Mini Golf

9 Square

Slingshots

BB Guns

Playground

Archery

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!

Basketball

Ball hard, or maybe just a game of horse. Whatever your game, come break a sweat on our full court. Pick up moves with other campers from around the country, or take 'em to school like you do at home.

Bouldering Wall

You may only be a few feet off the ground, but that doesn’t make it easy. You’ll need balance, footwork, and strategy to beat our bouldering wall!

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!

Coffee Shop

When you’re in the land of coffee, you drink a lot of coffee. It’s okay, we do too. Come enjoy a nice, warm atmosphere in our Mountaintop Coffee Shop and grab a cup!

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!

Inflatables

We're not just full of hot air when we say, "If it inflates, it's great!" Bounce through our collection of endless obstacles and feel your excitement balloon.

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.

Quick Zip

The high-flying thrill of our zip lines can be a lot. That's why we've developed a course that's just right for building confidence in our younger campers.

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.

Goliath Ball

Some of us wish we were gladiators. Take up your sword and challenge your friends in this epic team fight!

Siege Fort

An all out nerf war with team-based domination! Hold the point and survive!

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!

Blacklight Mini Golf

All the perks of putt-putt, glowing in the dark! See how many strokes it takes you to complete this illuminated course!

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.

Playground

Sometimes you just need to kick back and swing for a little while.

Archery

Who can hit the bullseye first? Learn how to properly use a shortbow with this fun target practice!

Adventure Upgrades are a way for us to keep the cost of camp low for everyone while also offering extra adventures to those who want them. We offer one package: “Whitewater Rafting Trip“. See details below and if you would like to add it, just be sure and choose the option during the Sign Up process.

WHITEWATER RAFTING

It’s like navigating a torrent of liquid adrenaline while being yelled at to paddle harder, faster, this way and that – or else – you’re going swimming involuntarily. Suddenly the reason for the helmets and life jackets becomes crystal clear to you. This couldn’t be more fun!To add this to your camp experience, choose this option during the Sign Up process.

Additional Fee – $55 Per Person

Staff

Enthusiastic. Energetic. Inspiring. And SUPER Fun.

Black Diamond Camps’ staff seeks Christ-like change for every person who sets foot on our property. We aim to serve each group with a servant’s heart so retreats run smoothly and each participant has the chance to encounter God in a fresh way.

Heather Hartke

Retreats Director
253.939.0488 ext 711
heather.hartke@blackdiamond.org

John Cargill

Retreats Coordinator
253.939.0488 ext 704
john.cargill@blackdiamond.org

Allison Brannan

Retreats Coordinator
253.939.0488 ext 703
allison.brannan@blackdiamond.org

Jackie McGuffin

Retreats Coordinator
253.939.0488 ext 718
jackie.mcguffin@blackdiamond.org

Elizabeth Holder

Retreats Coordinator
253.939.0488 ext 718
elizabeth.holder@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 very special place.

Getting ready for camp.

Here’s your field guide for ultimate Black Diamond Retreat preparedness.

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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. If you still have questions? Contact us directly. More

Group Retreats Lodging

Lodging at Black Diamond Camps is flexible, offering hotel-style rooms with private bathrooms, dorm-style rooms with shared bathrooms, RV and camping facilities. More

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. More

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. More

Getting To Camp

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

Map

Arrival & Departure

We can’t wait to welcome you to camp! For more information on arrival and departure times, please contact us. Email

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 click the “More” button below. More

Financial Aid

Everyone should have a chance to come to camp. So we offer assistance to campers facing financial, emotional or spiritual hardships. More

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. More

Health and Safety

The spiritual, physical, and emotional well being of every camper is our top priority. We’re here to fulfill all their safety and nutritional needs. More

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. Contact Camp Director

Dates & Rates

CategoryLengthDatesRatesStatusRegister
Group Retreats3-DayDates Available Year RoundTBDContact UsSIGN UP

For any questions regarding Adult Retreats or registration please contact:

Heather Hartke: Email  |  253.939.0488 ext 711

On-site programs are custom-fitted to your organization, and cost is dependent on lodging and activity options. Please contact us for a quote and availability.

Payment Policy

  • Prices are the same for group leaders and campers
  • Full payment is preferred at the time of registration
  • Please only register for the number of campers you are confident will attend. You can always add more campers later if space is available.
  • ALL PAYMENTS MADE ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
  • Reservations canceled with advance notice will still require partial payment as indicated on contract signed by group leader.

If you have questions please contact heather.hartke@blackdiamond.org