Located in Central Pennsylvania
Located in Central Pennsylvania near State College and Altoona, Camp Blue Diamond is a year round Christian camp and retreat center affiliated with the Middle PA District of the Church of the Brethren. Located within Rothrock State Forest, CBD is 238 acres of hemlock, pine and oak forest, with a clean & clear stream fed lake running through the center of the property.
In June and July CBD offers 18 coed residential and adventure camps for youth ages 5 - 18 and adults. In August there's Family Camp too. New for 2015 is the Early Bird Discount, but you must register before March 1st. To see the Summer 2015 Schedule go to the Summer Camp page. From there you can go to each camp's webpage for details, photos and costs. To learn more about Discounts or Scholarships visit the Financial Aid page.
In August, CBD hosts the two week long Centre County Law Enforcement's Camp Cadet program. This camp is open to Junior High youth ages 12-15. The first week is open to girls and the second to boys. At Camp Cadet, campers learn about law enforcement and experience a wide variety of related activities. For more information contact Officer Robert Keen and check out the Camp Cadet webpage and Slide Show.
During April, May, September and October, Camp Blue Diamond is the home of Shaver's Creek Outdoor School, an environmental and experiential education program of Penn State University. Each week about fifty to seventy upper elementary age students learn about Pennsylvania wildlife, history and how to protect the environment. For more information about Outdoor School contact Ellen Will of PSU's Shaver's Creek Environmental Center.
Camp Blue Diamond has a wide variety of modern Lodges, cabins, pavilions and a fifty site RV & tent campground available to family, church, school and not-for-profit groups for rental throughout the year. To find the cabin or lodge that would best accommodate your group and to see rates, visit the Lodge or Cabin Rental pages.
Camp Blue Diamond is a restful, Christian retreat center that can accommodate up to 150 guests. Alcoholic beverages, smoking, use of tobacco products, and motorized recreational vehicles (ATV's, Jet Skis) are not permitted. Pets are allowed only in the RV campground - not in the Cabin, Lodge or Beach areas. Firearms are only allowed by licensed hunters during hunting season, and must be locked inside vehicles when on the property. Hunting is not allowed on camp property.
Camp Blue Diamond is a member of the Church of the Brethren's Outdoor Ministries Association and is fully accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA).
This website was created and is maintained by Dean Wenger, Executive Co-Director of Camp Blue Diamond.
photos are the property of Camp Blue Diamond and can only be used with permission from Dean or Jerri Heiser Wenger. If you have comments about the website, please contact Dean at
(814) 667-2355 or email.