Black Diamond Camps

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Black Diamond Camps (formerly Berachah Ministries) is excited to be entering a new season of leadership and growth! While we celebrate Berachah's rich history, and the tens of thousands of lives impacted here, we're eager to see what God has planned for the next generation at Black Diamond Camps.

We are conveniently located 35 miles from downtown Seattle, offering year-round retreat opportunities for adults and youth groups and life-changing summer experiences. Our easy to reach location, variety of accommodations & meeting rooms for large or small groups, and recreation facilities make us the Northwest's premiere Christian Camp and Conference Center.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Black Diamond Camps
19830 SE 328 Pl
Auburn, WA 98092


Phone: 253-939-0488

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 911513725

CEO/President: Steve Altick


Board size: 12


Ruling year: 1992

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2018


Our Vision is to fully utilize the resources God has given us, inspiring each individual to leave Black Diamond Camp more Christ-like, ready to make a difference in their own life, home and community.

And we do it all in a super fun and inspiring way that's designed to "Get 'em off the Couch!" and bring the best out in every single camper.

The 90/10 Rule. Our Teaching Philosophy. We take an adventure-based approach to teaching because campers recall 10% of what they hear, but 90% of what they do.

We're all about Camper Experience. So we teach on the go and integrate spiritual purpose in all we do. Our goal is to show campers how to have fun and connect with God through activity and adventure.

Long talks on complex theology by big-name speakers with lofty titles are not our bag. Instead, passionate staff connect one on one with campers, teach on the go, in the woods or on the trail, and integrate God's Word into action and adventure experiences for maximum impact.

Mission statement

Our Mission is to inspire Christ-like change through outdoor adventure, authentic relationships, and Biblical truth.

Statement of faith

The Bible is God's written revelation to man. It is verbally inspired, authoritative and without error in the original manuscript.

Jesus Christ is God's Son, born of a virgin. His sinless life, miracles, death on the cross to provide for the redemption, bodily resurrection and ascension into heaven, present ministry of intercession for all who believe, and his return in power and glory.

God's Holy Spirit performs the miracle of new birth in an unbeliever and indwells believers, enabling them to live a Godly life.

Man was created in the image of God, but because of sin, was alienated from God. Only through faith in Christ alone for salvation, which was made possible by His death and resurrection, can that alienation be removed and eternal life secured.

Warm Beach Camp Ministries operates Black Diamond Camp as an integrated auxiliary of the Free Methodist Church of North America and aligns in matters of belief with the Free Methodist Church of North America, Book of Discipline.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Camps/Conference Centers

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating316 of 111310 of 36
Fund acquisition rating24 of 11144 of 37
Resource allocation rating476 of 111419 of 37
Asset utilization rating771 of 111325 of 36

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$180,132$169,669$212,679$251,679$121,934
Short-term investments$158,182$203,932$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,187,874$754,880$951,207$703,271$293,298
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$9,930,119$9,652,770$10,080,701$9,783,601$8,451,392
Other long-term assets$94$0$54,758$0$8,744,690
Total long-term assets$9,930,213$9,652,770$10,135,459$9,783,601$17,196,082
Total assets$11,118,087$10,407,650$11,086,666$10,486,872$17,489,380
Payables and accrued expenses$236,793$290,919$174,171$231,174$199,055
Other current liabilities$140,569$125,788$39,093$101,775$44,318
Total current liabilities$377,362$416,707$213,264$332,949$243,373
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$74,892$169,759$0$390,025$0
Total long-term liabilities$2,426,203$2,579,663$2,465,881$3,040,997$3,073,213
Total liabilities$2,803,565$2,996,370$2,679,145$3,373,946$3,316,586
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$8,308,204$7,411,280$8,407,521$7,085,630$5,393,258
With donor restrictions$6,318$0$0$27,296$34,846
Net assets$8,314,522$7,411,280$8,407,521$7,112,926$14,172,794
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,288,679$349,781$2,789,053$4,126,528$633,236
Program service revenue$2,288,901$1,803,162$1,624,424$1,596,607$2,261,967
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$14,563($114,128)($41,794)($99,462)$0
Other revenue$195,681$83,791$18,300$6,199$7,718
Total other revenue$2,499,145$1,772,825$1,600,930$1,503,344$2,269,685
Total revenue$4,787,824$2,122,606$4,389,983$5,629,872$2,902,921
Program services$3,233,389$2,499,285$2,422,046$3,020,036$2,150,312
Management and general$651,193$619,459$673,270$925,014$567,826
Total expenses$3,884,582$3,118,847$3,095,388$3,945,050$2,725,810
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$903,242($996,241)$1,294,595$1,684,822$177,111
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$903,242($996,241)$1,294,595$1,684,822$177,111


Doug SweetExecutive Director$41,779

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2019

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