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Junior Retreat
Wilderness First
Aid Courses
Current Grade/Age
Fall Outdoor School
Sept. 25 - Nov. 10
Grades 3,4 & 5
October 20 - 21
November 4-5
Nov. 12 - 16
Youth Retreat
Grades 9 - 12
January 12 - 14
Jr. High Retreat
Grades 6 - 8
February 23 - 25







Junior Retreat: Miracles - The Power of Jesus: Oct. 20-21
3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are invited to this fall’s Junior Retreat at Camp Blue Diamond on Oct. 20 & 21. The Bible tells us that Jesus’ miracles served the purpose of demonstrating Jesus’ power and divine authority. Jesus showed that He had God’s power by healing physical illness, raising from the dead, feeding the 5,000 and even forgiving people’s sins!  We will spend time learning about the miracles performed by Jesus and what they can teach us today!

The retreat starts Friday evening at 7 p.m. and ends Saturday at 7 p.m. It will be jam packed with games, singing, gaga, a campfire, the Giant Swing, crafts, Bible Discovery and your camp friends and counselors. Cost is $35, Register by Oct. 11th and pay $30! To register complete this Junior Retreat Flyer and mail it to CBD. Mark the date now and plan to attend this overnighter with your friends.   



2017 Summer Camp Project: 
If a Tree Falls

“Plant a new Truffula.  Treat it with care.
Give it clean water.  And feed it fresh air.” – The Lorax

Our friends at New Community Project couldn’t agree more with Dr. Seuss!  That is why they are replanting trees in South Sudan and Myanmar, and protecting the Amazon rainforest.  As we know forests provide habitat, regulate rainfall, clean the air, store carbon, and provide natural medicines and homes for native communities. They also bless us with places of wildness and wonder.

The 2017 summer camp offering project was If a Tree Falls.  Campers, parents and staff raised $702.90 to plant trees – that 7000 trees!  Way to go!




Brethren Open Tournament - Aug. 8th
Camp Blue Diamond and the Middle PA District Center thank the 34 sponsors and 100 golfers that made the 23rd annual Brethren Open at Iron Masters a huge success.  The event netted over $11,000, with half going toward summer camp expenses and half toward District ministry training. After the tournament a banquet was provided by Frederick’s Meat Market at the Albright Church of the Brethren Fellowship Hall. A very heartfelt thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers, the Albright church and especially the $1000 Tournament Sponsors: the Huntsman Family Foundation, Juniata College and Dr. Ramon Burket. 

Tournament Sponsor ($1000):           
Dr. Ramon Burket                                   
Juniata College                                       
The Huntsman Family Foundation         

Course Sponsors ($500):
Ameriprise Hinish & Associates  
Bolger Brothers, Inc
Cordell Construction
Cove Lumber
Gatter & Diehl Inc. 

$20,000 Hole-In-One Sponsor:           
JHM Associates – Capital Fundraising

Hole Sponsors ($400 - $200):  
Blair Mill Carpet Outlet                      
Bolger Funeral Home
Brethren Mutual Aid                           
Brumbaugh Transmission 
C.G. Angle Inc. Construction
DBB – Technology Solutions             
Erie Insurance–Phil Paterson
Fox’s Pizza Den - Martinsburg          
Joe & Renee Keith/
Dean & Jerri Wenger                           
Merrill Lynch – Cynthia Karcher        
Overhead Door of Blair Co              
Robert & Janet Sell                          
Smith Transport                                 
Spring Cove Container                      
Thompson Funeral Home                 
The Spring House                                     
Dean & Jerriann Wengers                 

Prize & Food Sponsors: 
Ken Ake Landscaping

Barkman Oil
Frederick’s Meat Market
Heller’s Gas 

Long Dentistry

Roaring Spring Water
Teeter Insurance Group
Greg & Kim Stoudnour 



Wilderness First Aid Course: Nov. 4-5
Penn State University is offering a SOLO Wilderness First Aid Courses this fall at Camp Blue Diamond. The two-day, 18 hour course is designed for outdoor enthusiast and trip leaders. Anyone can attend. No previous experience is required. The course will be held Nov. 4-5. Cost is $300 which includes: supplies, meals and overnight lodging. Returning summer CBD staff members can receive a 50% discount toward the class and pay $150.  

Accredited summer camps must have a staff person certified in Wilderness First Aid (WFA) on trip or travel camps that are more than 30 minutes from emergency rescue systems (EMS) or hospitals.

This emergency response training includes patient assessment, musculoskeletal and soft tissue injuries, splinting, CPR and a variety of other topics. The emphasis of WFA is to provide emergency response, primary and long-term care, in all weather conditions with or without standard 1st aid equipment.

Lecture and discussion, practical exercise and outdoor scenarios help students gain confidence, and encourage the development of critical decision making skills. To register, print off the Wilderness First Aid Flyer. Deadline for the Nov. class is Oct. 24th. SOLO is the premier provider of Wilderness First Aid internationally.