Main Lodge

P.O. Box 240
4013 Blue Diamond Dr.
Petersburg, PA 16669
(814) 667-2355



Located in Central Pennsylvania

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Summer Camp Video
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Capital Campaign Video

Located in Central Pennsylvania near State College and Altoona, Camp Blue Diamond (CBD) is a year round Christian camp and retreat center affiliated with the Middle PA District of the Church of the Brethren. Located within Rothrock State Forest, CBD is 238 acres of hemlock, pine and oak forest, with a clean & clear stream fed lake running through the center of the property.

In June and July CBD offers 20 co-ed residential and adventure camps for youth ages 5 - 18 and adults. In August Camp Blue Diamond hosts a Family Camp open to everyone.

The 2019 Summer Camp Schedule is available on the Summer Camp page. From the Summer Camp page you can go to each camp's webpage for details, photos, costs and to register.
To learn more about Discounts or Scholarships visit the Financial Aid page.

In August, CBD hosts the two week-long Centre County Law Enforcement's Camp Cadet programs. This camp is open to Junior High youth ages 12-15. The first week is open to boys and the second to girls. At Camp Cadet, campers learn about law enforcement and experience a wide variety of related activities. For more information check out the Camp Cadet webpage and video.

During April, May, September, October and November, Camp Blue Diamond is the home of Shaver's Creek Outdoor School, an environmental and experiential education program of Penn State University. Each week about fifty to seventy upper elementary age students learn about Pennsylvania wildlife, history and how to protect the environment. For more information about Outdoor School contact Ellen Will of PSU's Shaver's Creek Environmental Center.

View of the Interior of the Rising Sun or Lakeside Cabin
Camp Blue Diamond has a wide variety of modern Lodges, cabins, pavilions and a fifty site RV & tent campground available to family, church, school and not-for-profit groups for rental throughout the year. To find the cabin or lodge that would best accommodate your group and to see rates, visit the Lodge or Cabin Rental pages.

Camp Blue Diamond is a restful, Christian retreat center that can accommodate up to 180 guests. Alcoholic beverages, smoking, use of tobacco products, and motorized recreational vehicles (ATV's, Jet Skis) are not permitted. Pets are allowed only in the RV campground - not in the Cabin, Lodge or Beach areas. Firearms are only allowed by licensed hunters during hunting season, and must be locked inside vehicles when on the property. Hunting is not allowed on camp property.

A group of high school age youth enjoy a winter retreat at CBD

Camp Blue Diamond is a member of the Church of theBrethren's Outdoor Ministries Association and is fully accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA).

This website was created and is maintained by Dean Wenger, Executive Co-Director of Camp Blue Diamond. Copy and photos are the property of Camp Blue Diamond and can only be used with permission from Dean or Jerri Heiser Wenger. If you have comments about the website, please contact Dean at (814) 667-2355 or email.