Black Diamond Camps – Free Adventure Day, Great Summer Camp + Family Camp & More!

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Black Diamond FREE Adventure days

Black Diamond Camps – Free Adventure Day, Great Summer Camp + Family Camp & More!

My kids have been visiting the Black Diamond camps for years now (well mostly when they were younger), so they hold a special place in our hearts. We have so many wonderful memories there. One free event they they held for awhile was the free Adventure days. These were discontinued a few years back, but I just saw they were bringing them back this year. These are such a great way to get out and experience all of the camps have to offer, and a perfect free day for families to have fun together.

This is a review of a previous years Adventure Day at Black Diamond Camps, to give you a general idea of how they go. Things might look a little different this year, but I am sure it will still be fun. I used to pack my van full of the neighbor kids and my own kids, and we would all go have a blast during the free adventure day. It is great for all ages, but i would say really ideal for elementary age kids.

If you are looking for fun and frugal things to do with kids, be sure to check out our Things to do with Kids in Seattle and Beyond round up too!

Read this review here to get a better idea of what the Black Diamond Camps are like too.

** Update for 2024 – The FREE Adventure Day is Back!!!

During a previous year I took my kids, and some friends to the FREE Adventure Day at Black Diamond Camps, and it was full of free activities for the family to enjoy. We had so much fun that I thought some of you might want to attend this year.

The 2024 Adventure Day will be happening on April 6th this year, from 1pm to 4pm. It is a big property, so lots of space to roam, and I cannot believe what they offer for free on the Adventure Days (zip lining and rock wall climbing – where can you do that for free?)!

This camp facility is located in the South Sound (Black Diamond). My kids have attended various camps and activities there for years (it was formally known as Camp Berachah), and my son attended for many summers, and so this spot has a special place in the hearts of my family. It is now Black Diamond Adventure Camps and there were some wonderful updates, and the entire grounds looked fantastic. It is packed full of adventurous activities, and there are opportunities to enjoy them via free activity days, kids camps and even family camps. We share a bit about our experience in case it is someplace your family might want to explore too.

Black Diamond Camps are a Christian based camp, full of adventure and tons for kids and families to do. You can enjoy overnight camps, day camps, sports camps, family camps, couples retreats, holiday events or just one of their fun event filled day events. Find a full listing of camp or event options here.

The Adventure Days are what we attended, and they are free days where you can come out and enjoy many of the activities that the campers would enjoy, and check out the campgrounds, to see if it might be a good fit for your kids or family for the summer. They are completely free, but they do accept donations if you want to do that.

In addition to Adventure days, they offer summer kids camps, they have a family camp that is fairly affordable as far as family vacations go, and many more opportunities to getaway here.

Here are some of the highlights from the camp, so you can consider if it might be something that is a fit for your family.

Black diamond camps play fields

The grounds are beautiful, and there is plenty of tree coverage to keep you comfortable on warm summer days. I love just walking the grounds, it is so peaceful there. But in addition to that it is also packed with adventure activities, and good old fashioned things like volleyball, basketball, and playgrounds too – as well as lots of green space to just relax.

Black diamond camps swimming pool

They have a large swimming pool that is monitored by a life guard. It is indoors (so can use it in all weather), but they have sliding doors that open up and keep it from getting stuffy in the summer. There are tables and chairs parents can relax in just outside too, if you do not want to get in the pool with your kids.

black diamond camps zipline

Black Diamond Adventure Camps have zipline fun for everyone! This one is for those that want to zip, but do not want to climb the tree on the larger zip line, if you are afraid of heights. You must be 150lbs or under to ride this one, and it is perfect for younger kids.

zipline at black diamond camps

This is the ladder you would climb for the regular zip line. You are harnessed in, so isafety first, and then you climb this ladder to the platform above, and zip down to the ground from there (and over a creek)! Ziplining can be an expensive activity, so this is a great time to try it out without the super high costs.

They have a very large indoor area that provides many fun activities too, so again, something to do for all kinds of weather. Here you see their repelling wall, where you get harnessed up for safety and then repel down this large wall.

On the other side of the repelling wall, is this 3-d climbing wall, that kids of all ages love! There is also a traditional rock climbing wall in this indoor facility (as well as a smaller boulder climbing wall outside) so if climbing is your thing, there are plenty of opportunities to do that.

There are also different inflatables that they set up indoors or outdoors, depending on the event. This fun bouncy slide was up while we visited, and the kids (and some parents) had a great time on this.

If you want to relax and enjoy some pool, or a snack (there are two coffee shops on the grounds) you can relax in this converted bus (now has some tables and chairs) or lounge area. There are also tons of spots outside with picnic tables around a large fire pit, etc.     

The Drift Trikes are fun for all ages. They are harder then they look. You get them moving and then tilt your body to make them drift around corners. My kids are 10 and 12, and still loved these!

These are just some of the highlights, but they have a ton more adventure activities onsite at Black Diamond Camps.

Additional Activities include:

  • Crane Yard (an obstacle course built in shipping containers)
  • Obstacle Course built in the trees
  • Archery
  • Disc Golf
  • 9 Square
  • Sling Shots and BB Guns (with targets)
  • Black Light Dodge Ball
  • Giant Swing
  • Inflatables
  • Various Group Games (like gaga ball – which my kids love)!
  • A playground to relax at with the kids, fire pits, and much more!
  • Find more about all the Black Diamond Camp activities available here.


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