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Summer Camp Video
Winter Newsletter
Annual Dinner Registration
Spring Work Day
Quilt & Craft Camp
Father/Son Retreat
Sr. Adult Day
Summer Camp Online Registration
Summer Camp Registration Form
Online Health Form
Health Form
Summer Staff Application
Current Grade/Age
March 23 & 24
April 7
March 26 - May 4
April 20 - 22
K-8 grade boys & Dads
April 27 - 28
Sr. Adult Day - Joe Murgo!
June 1
June 2 - July 28
Golf Tournament
August 14
Family Camp
August 17 - 19
September 22









Summer Camp Registration Open!
Summer Staff Applications Available
On-line Registration is now open and already 260 campers have signed up for summer camp!If you were a CBD camper last summer, a summer camp brochures was mailed to your home, and summer camp brochures are available from Middle Pennsylvania Church of the Brethren and American Baptist congregations.

Make plans now for the best week of your summer. At Camp Blue Diamond you'll be sure to grow in faith, have fun, make new friends, and have an adventure! Check out the Summer Camp Page, then go to your favorite camp to discover dates, fees and photos.

Don't hesitage. Some specialty camps are already closing. Favorites like Outdoor Living Skills and Junior Adventure fill up by early.

Got Questions, want a Summer Brochure mailed to your house - Contact the CBD Office and let us help!

Summer Staff Applications are available now. CBD will be hiring counselors, lifeguards, a naturalist, a crafts director and a tower/swing director. More information is available on the Summer Staff page.





Annual Fundraising Dinners: March 23 & 24
Warmer weather is just around the corner, so join your friends at this year’s Camp Blue Diamond Annual Dinners and ‘Swing Into Spring!’ On behalf of the staff and board of Camp Blue Diamond, we invite you to attend CBD’s Annual Dinners on Fri., March 23rd or Sat., March 24th.  To get tickets either buy them for the waiters listed on the back of the Annual Dinner Flyer, or complete your flyer and mail it to camp. If you are unable to attend, we invite you to send a donation or purchase tickets and give them to friends.

Entertainment for this year is the Keystone Society of Swing, a high energy big band that performs music from the ‘20’s – ‘60’s. The Keystone Society of Swing promotes the preservation and performance of classic big band dance music with a sprinkle of the more modern. Featured too is vocalist Elizabeth Kennedy Webb, singing several big band hits. This year's meal will feature BBQ'ed pork ribs, potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, escalloped apples and ice cream brownie delight!

Tickets are $50, and proceeds will go toward summer camp expenses. Extra gifts beyond the ticket price, and donations sent by those unable to attend, will go toward a new camp van. Camp’s  van is almost 16 years old and has nearly 100,000 miles. It’s running well, but the Camp Board decided now is the time to start raising funds for a replacement!


Camp and District Join Together for Youth Ministry

Hello! My name is Amanda Helfrich and I am the new District Youth Coordinator for a joint ministry between Camp Blue Diamond and the Middle PA District. We believe our ministry is more effective if we work together to reach youth across the district, which is why we created DCYM (District and Camp Youth Ministry). Our goal is to provide meaningful, spiritually fulfilling experiences throughout the year as we connect youth from all corners of the district. I’m really excited about this opportunity to connect with you and would love to see you at these upcoming events!

Volleyball Tournament: March 17
Washington D.C. Soup Kitchen Trip: April 25 - 28
Youth Camp at CBD: July 8 - 14
Summer Splash at Raystown Waterslides: July 11
National Youth Conference: July 21 - 26





Spring Work Day: April 7
Come help CBD get ready for summer camp! Some of the projects for the day include: wood cutting, splitting and stacking, staining, carpentry, raking, repairing and cleaning. If you have a splitter, chainsaw or truck for hauling wood,please bring them along.  Pancakes and sausage served from 7:30 to 8:00, and jobs will be at 8:00.  A hearty lunch will be served at noon. Please contact camp and let us know you are coming. Tell us how many people are coming and if you want to help with a specific task.  Middle School and Youth groups, with adult leadership, are welcome.Wood cutting needs are limited, but there are a lot of other jobs!



Quilt & Craft Camp: Apr. 20–22
All are welcome! Bring your craft project, and join the camaraderie of creating beauty and laughter in the comfortable surroundings at Camp Blue Diamond. This annual event is a spiritual and creative retreat. Together we worship God and create beauty though the work of our hands.

Participants are encouraged to bring their quilt work, cross stitch, knitting, scrap booking, etc… and join the fun! There will be workshops available on Saturday for those wanting to learn a new skill and make something beautiful. Workshops for this year are: making a Biscuit Basket, making a Carrie Nation Quilt Block (a fantasic project for beginners!) and a mystery project involving 'pet screen'. For more information or to register pring off the Quilt and Craft Camp Brochure.







Father/Son Retreat: April 27 - 28   Caring for God’s Creation
God gave us a beautiful planet with fresh water, animals and plants to enjoy and use. He instructed us to take care of these gifts and protect them too. At the Father/Son Retreat we’ll learn ten easy, but important things each of us can do to Care for God’s Creation. And we’ll do some of them too!

The Father/Son Retreat is a terrific time for dads (grandpas) and sons to spend time together.  The retreat begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday and closes at 3 p.m. Saturday.  In addition to learning what we can do to Care for God’s Creation, we’ll play games, hike to Lost Cave, have a chance to fish and canoe, cook over a fire, do a craft, and ride the Giant Swing. Bring along your sleeping bag and pillow, and if you want to go into the cave, a flashlight and a pair of boots (it can get wet and muddy). Cost is:  $35 for adults, $25 for boys grades K-8. Register by April 20th. For more information or to sign-up, print off a Father/Son Retreat Flyer.



Senior Adult Day – Friday, June 1
Come meet Chief Meteorologist for WTAJ, Joe Murgo! This is a great opportunity to learn about weather, hear Joe’s journey to becoming a TV meteorologist, spend the day in fellowship with friends new and old, & enjoy the beauty of camp. This event is geared toward Senior Adults, but all are welcome! Cost is $10 and includes a continental breakfast and a big, homecooked, noontime dinner. In addition to Joe’s session, there will be worship, music, and optional crafts, camp tours and the climbing tower. To register, complete the Senior Adult Day Flyer and mail it to CBD.