Black Diamond Camps

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Summary

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

Website: blackdiamond.org

Phone: 253-939-0488

Email: info@blackdiamond.org


Organization details

EIN: 911513725

CEO/President: Steve Altick

Chairman:

Board size: 12

Founder:

Year founded: 1992

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

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.

Transparency grade

D

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Camps/Conference Centers

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating183 of 9408 of 23
Fund acquisition rating16 of 9422 of 25
Resource allocation rating395 of 94215 of 25
Asset utilization rating511 of 94016 of 23

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%0%0%0%0%1%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
2%0%0%0%0%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
30%48%16%64%73%22%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
3%0%0%0%0%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
70%52%84%36%27%78%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%83%80%78%77%79%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
96%81%147%71%70%94%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
77%68%118%55%54%74%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
4%19%-47%29%30%6%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%11%-13%15%24%1%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%17%20%22%23%21%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.380.350.300.280.380.16
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
5.519.3613.7911.6614.9159.63
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.173.274.133.255.619.29
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
3.203.151.814.462.111.21
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.310.320.550.220.470.83
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
3.072.501.302.861.130.22
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%25%29%24%32%19%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
2%21%23%22%25%18%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
244%214%238%272%180%520%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$849,560$381,279$738,528$451,592$171,364
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
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
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
Debt$2,351,311$2,409,904$2,465,881$2,650,972$3,073,213
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
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
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
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
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
Fundraising$0$103$72$0$7,672
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

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Doug SweetExecutive Director$41,779

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2019


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 9/20/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


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