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Across the lake from CBD's Retreat Center and Summer Camp/Outdoor School Facility, CBD operates a Family Campground. The campground has RV and tent sites as well as a primitive Cabin available for rental. Jim & Lisa Golden in Site 28 are the Campground Hosts. They oversee hospitality and maintenance in the Family Campground.

All of Camp Blue Diamond’s 46 sites are shaded and include a picnic table, fire ring and water hook-up. Electricity (both 30 and 50 amp service) is available as well as sewage hook-up. Two washhouses offer flush toilets, sinks and showers. A dump station, dumpster, firewood and ice are available for our guests. 

CBD's Family Campground has a family oriented, quiet atmosphere. It is a great place to relax, enjoy nature and have family time. A WiFi hotspot is available in the campground parking lot. A lake and sandy beach are open to guests for swimming and canoeing. Hiking, a small basketball/volleyball court, beach volleyball, biking and fishing are also available. Limited special planned activities are available to guests on Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Heritage Fair (Sept. 21) and a few other weekends. Guests are welcome to join Sunday morning worship with churches using the Lakeside Pavilion.  

The family campground is open to guests from May 15th to Oct. 31st. Families with Yearly Sites may use the campground during the offseason too; however, water service to each site is discontinued during the winter months.

Available Sites
In the Campground map, sites boxed in green are available for transient (one night or more)rental. Sites not in green are 2019 Seasonal and Yearly sites and are not available for transient rental, since they have been taken for the entire summer. Anyone interested in a Seasonal or Yearly Site should call (814) 667-2355 or contact the camp office. Seasonal and Yearly sites are for vacation usage - Fulltime residency is not allowed. Seasonal and Yearly sites may only be used by the immediate family renting the site.

Transient Campers (one night or more) may choose from the green boxed sites. If you are interested in camping at Camp Blue Diamond, please give us a call at (814)667-2355 or contact the camp office.   

Nearby Attractions
Attractions less than 30 minutes away include: Shavers Creek Environmental Center, Lincoln Caverns, Penn State University, Beaver Stadium, State College Spikes (Minor League Baseball), Bryce Jordan Center, Juniata College’s Peace Chapel, and world famous trout fishing in the Little Juniata River. Attractions 30 minutes to 1 hour away include: DelGrosso Amusement Park and Waterslides, Raystown Waterslides, Horseshoe Curve, Penn's Cave, Altoona Curve Minor League Baseball, Altoona Railroader Museum.

Reservations Required
For holiday weekends there is a two night minimum. Payment is required when a reservation is made. If you cancel more than one week prior you will be refunded less a $5/site fee. If you cancel less than one week prior you will be refunded less one night's fee/site. No Show - No Refund. To make a reservation or learn more about the campground call (814)667-2355 or contact camp.


Family Campground Policies:

  • Report all injuries and problems immediately to the campground directors.
  • Insurance is the responsibility of the camper.
  • Leave all plants, trees, rocks, etc... in their present positions.
  • Put all garbage in the dumpster.
  • Outside fires may only be built in fire rings.
  • One car or truck per site. Extra vehicles should be parked in the campground lot.
  • Parents must provide adult (age 18) supervision for water activities. Everyone must wear lifejackets to canoe. Equipment must be put away after use.
  • For child safety reasons, guests are not allowed in the summer camp/outdoor school area beyond the Office.
  • Pets are allowed only within the campground, and must be leashed. Pets are not allowed at the beach, pavilions, or in the summer camp area.
  • Quiet time is from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. Turn off lights before going to bed.
  • Camp Blue Diamond is a substance free environment. We encourage guests not to smoke, and strictly forbid smoking off your campsite. The following will get guests evicted without refund: alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs and obscene language.
  • Seasonal and Yearly site holders may have visitors. Groups with 10 or more visitors must rent a pavilion. 
  • Visitors park in the campground lot, and leave by 10 p.m.
Campground Ice and Wood Shed

Campground Daily Rates-2019

$23/night - W
$26/night - W, E
$26/night - Primitive Cabin: W,E
$30/night - W,E,S

Earliest Check-in 4 p.m.
Latest Check-out 4 p.m.
$5/night/person over 5 people 
$23/night - additional unit on site

Campground Weekly Rates-2019

$138/week - W
$156/week - W, E
$156/week - Primitive Cabin: W,E
$180/week - W,E,S

 Seasonal & Yearly Rates - 2019 (Seasonal Site: May 15 - Oct. 31)
(Yearly Site: May 15 - May 15)

$1075/Season - W, E
$1180/Season - W,E,S
$1275/Yearly - W,E
$1380/Yearly - W,E,S

The Family Campground is for vacation usage.
Fulltime residency is not allowed.

Seasonal/Yearly Sites can only be used by
immediate family members.

Site water shut off Nov.- April. Water available
at the Campground Pavilion.

$50 less for Yearly site holders using site
only as unit storage space and not camping