What is Camp Blue Diamond?

Located in Central PA near State College and Altoona, Camp Blue Diamond (CBD) is a year-round, ACA accredited, Christian camp and retreat center.  

Changes caused by Corona Virus Pandemic: 

Camp Blue Diamond's RV Campground and Cabins will be open starting May 15th.  CBD is planning to have the RV Campground and the Lakeside and Rising Sun cabins available for guests. You may contact the camp office for details or to make a reservation. Cabin rentals will be limited to groups of ten or less, and all families/groups must practice social distancing.    

When Huntingdon County enters the PA Yellow Phase (hopefully in late May or June), CBD should be allowed to  accommodate cabin and pavilion groups of up to 25.  

Because of state restrictions and guidelines, Camp Blue Diamond will not offer summer resident camp in 2020. CBD will be offering a virtual camp experience for children and youth who have already signed up for camp. This will include Bible studies, crafts, music and nature activities. The CBD office will contact registered campers and inform them about the virtual camp options. CBD is planning to hold Family Camp in August, and may add a second Family Camp.

CBD will offer co-ed residential, adventure and family summer camps for children, youth and adults in 2021. Information about these camps, and registration will begin in November. CBD is home to the Centre County Camp Cadet and Penn State's Shaver's Creek Outdoor School.     

CBD has a lodge, cabins, pavilions and a 46 site RV & tent campground available to family, church, school and not-for-profit groups for rental. Camp can accommodate up to 180 guests. Alcohol, vaping, tobacco, and motorized recreational vehicles are not permitted. Pets only in the RV campground. Firearms only allowed by hunters during hunting season. 



Diamond Lake sits at the center of CBD's 238 acre site


Our Camp Blue Diamond Commitment

Every child attending CBD will have the opportunity to:


1. Grow in Faith

2. Make new Friends

3. Choose a new Experience or Adventure

4. Most importantly - Have Fun! 


Why choose Camp Blue Diamond?

1. CBD is ACA accredited summer camp, meeting over 150 camp industry standards..

2. CBD is well supported by friends and churches, so our fees are less than comparable camps.

3. CBD is a beautiful and well-maintained facility with available lodge and cabin rentals for church, school, family and non-profit groups. 

4. Discounts are available for families with more than 1 camper. 

5. Scholarships are available to those with financial need.     

CBD Videos

The CBD 2019 Summer Camp Video!

New CBD Concentric Circles Video

Thanks to Camp Brethren Heights director Randall Westfall who created this video using original music he composed while at CBD. 

Contact Us

Got a Question? Want us to mail you a summer camp brochure? Would you like a tour? Want to receive the quarterly newsletter? Send us an email.

Better yet, call us (814) 667-2355

If we're not in, leave a message. It's a camp, we're outside having fun!

Camp Blue Diamond Inc.

PO Box 240, 4013 Blue Diamond Dr., Petersburg, PA 16669 USA