Wagon Train

Camp for 8-11 year-olds

Summer 2018

Why choose Wagon Train?

Clear Gospel Message

The gospel isn’t merely one ingredient in our programming mix. It’s the reason for everything we do.

Exciting Theme

The theme is a practical link between the entertaining aspects of camp and our presentation of the Gospel. While we believe the theme is a critical part of the camp experience, it's our desire that by the end of the week it becomes background to Biblical truth.

Recreation

The high-energy, innovative games at Hume Lake give campers an outlet for their energy, while providing counselors a chance to encourage team-building and leadership skills. We call it RECREATION.

Activities

Hume Lake has an arsenal of activities for you and your students. Each afternoon during free-time? We PLAY.

Local Ministry

We believe youth pastors know their youth groups best. To that end, we run camp in order to give youth pastors the freedom to focus on their students.

Energetic Worship

Campfire worship, morning prayer, and marveling at God’s creation. We nurture the attitude of worship from sunrise to sunset.

Amazing Location

Hume is a place of great natural beauty, with warm summer days, cool nights, an amazing lake and wilderness surroundings. God makes cool stuff.

F.A.Q.s

Overview

Wagon Train is a fun, rustic summer camp for kids age 8-11 years old, entering 3rd through 6th grades. This Old West experience includes sleeping in a real covered wagon, learning Archery and BB guns, riding canoes and kayaks around the pond and exploring Fort Logan (our three-story island fort). 

But the fun doesn’t stop there! Camp-wide recreation games like Capture the Flag, the Water Carnival and our awesome night game Stampede will have you talking about camp for years to come. You’ll also sit around a campfire singing worship songs, memorize scripture, watch amazing skits about the Bible performed by the Wagon Train staff and hear each morning and evening the Good News of Jesus and his love for us. We almost forgot to mention: D&G tag, Chipmunk rappelling rock, Trading Post, and a tree house fit for a king: Burnside Manor. You’ll experience all this and more, like great food, friends and fun.

Ponderosa truly is the best of both worlds where you can escape the regular routines of life while rediscovering all the things that a life in Christ provides. So welcome to Ponderosa, enjoy the big crazy moments and savor the quiet in between times where you can once again hear that still small voice.

Map to Hume

IMPORTANT
Some older mapping services will suggest you take the 245. It is a curvy, winding road that will take you at least an additional hour. DO NOT take 245!

If you’d like to orient yourself to the camp before arriving, download this PDF of the Hume Lake campus map.

What to Bring

BEDDING

  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Twin bed sheet
  • Alarm clock (battery powered)

CLOTHING

  • Pants
  • Shorts
  • Swim Shorts/Swimsuit (one piece)
  • Sweatshirt (hooded)
  • T-shirts
  • Dark/camo clothing for night game
  • Shoes – regular use
  • Shoes – to get wet
  • Socks – bring extra
  • Sandals- for pool and shower times only
  • Underclothes
  • Hat

TOILETRIES

  • Towel/Beach Towel
  • Soap/Shampoo
  • Personal hygiene

MISC

  • Bible
  • Pen/Paper
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Camera and batteries
  • Water bottle
  • Decorating supplies for wagon clean up
Can I visit my child?

Wagon Train is a closed camp. This is for the safety and enjoyment of every camper. We ask that family and friends not visit during the week. If necessary, parents may schedule a proper meeting with their child by contacting the Administration Office and making arrangements.

Can I send mail to my child?

Yes!

Here's how you'll need to address your letter/package:

Wagon Train – [Camp Dates][Camper Name] – [Church registered with]64144 Hume Lake Rd
Hume, CA 93628

For example:
Wagon Train – June 15-21
Johnny Smith – ABC123 Church
64144 Hume Lake Rd
Hume, CA 93628

IMPORTANT: Please send five days prior to desired delivery date!

Emergencies

A doctor and a nurse is provided for each week of camp and there is a volunteer fire dept on-site with two on-call EMT staff daily. There is a fully-stocked First Aid station with 24 hour access to counselors. A registered nurse administers and ensures all daily medications are given to campers.

Phones

There is no cell reception at Hume Lake or pay phone at Wagon Train. There is only access to a phone for Church business and Emergencies. Campers are not allowed to make non-emergency calls during their week at camp.

The Trading Post and Spending Money

The Trading Post supplies only crafts and snacks for purchase during freetime 2-5pm daily. It does not supply camper personal items. These are available in the General Store in Main Camp if forgotten.

Money for additional snacks and crafts may be added to the camper account through the registration page. All camp activities are included at no additional cost.

Weather and Wagons

Warm, hot days & cool, cold nights. Rarely rains, if ever.

10 beds per wagon, Each bed has a personal shelf. Four large areas underneath each wagon for luggage storage.

Pricing

You Bring a Counselor

$485

per camper

$260

per counselor

We Provide a Counselor

$560

per camper

Registration

June 10-16

Week 1

Registration will go live October 24 at 10:00 AM.

June 17-23

Week 2

Registration will go live October 24 at 10:00 AM.

June 24-30

Week 3

Registration will go live October 24 at 10:00 AM.

July 1-7

Week 4

Registration will go live October 24 at 10:00 AM.

July 8-14

Week 5

Registration will go live October 24 at 10:00 AM.

July 15-21

Week 6

Registration will go live October 24 at 10:00 AM.

July 22-28

Week 7

Registration will go live October 24 at 10:00 AM.

July 29-August 4

Week 8

Registration will go live October 24 at 10:00 AM.

August 5-11

Week 9

Registration will go live October 24 at 10:00 AM.

August 12-18

Week 10

Registration will go live October 24 at 10:00 AM.

Questions?

Please contact Hume Registration // register@hume.org // (559) 305-7770

Please contact Hume Registration
register@hume.org // (559) 305-7770

Questions? Please contact
Hume Registration
 register@hume.org
(559) 305-7770

logo-hume-ministries-white-02

© 2000-2017 Hume Lake Christian Camps. All rights reserved.