Family DIRT

A Blast in the Desert

November 3-5, 2023

What is Family DIRT?

Come experience Family DIRT Hume’s off-road event for the whole family. Bring your toys, RVs, and family members to the Southern California desert for an unforgettable weekend of off-road adventure, fantastic food, a challenging speaker, prizes, giveaways, and connection with other families. Ridgecrest has something for everyone, with a wide variety of terrain for all skill levels.

F.A.Q.s

  • How much is it? Check out the pricing below.
  • When do I have to register by? In order to receive your free D.I.R.T. T-shirt, you must register before October 15, 2023. Registration will still be open until the event starts, but registrations after October 15 will not receive the free T-shirt. But, you can register any time. There is no cutoff date.
  • How old do you have to be to attend? There is no minimum age, but a parent/guardian is required and responsible for any minors under their care at all times.
  • When does it start and end? The event begins with check-in on Friday at 3:00 PM and we’ll shut down on Sunday at 10:00 AM. However, feel free to come earlier and stay later.
  • How many meals are provided? We will be providing 3 meals (Saturday breakfast, Saturday dinner, and Sunday breakfast) and a couple of snack times. An optional meal for purchase on Friday is available while supplies last. Otherwise, please bring your own food for dinner on Friday and lunch on the trail on Saturday. You can also go to the Blue-In Cafe for a hot meal as well.
  • Can I bring alcohol? No. This is a non-alcohol event.
  • Will there be prizes? You bet.
  • Will I have a good time? Oh yeah!
  • What should I bring? Your own accommodations, something to ride, tools, riding gear, helmet, goggles, cell phone, clothes, jacket, flash light, toiletries, lawn chair, snacks, something for lunch on Saturday, firewood, fuel, oils, family, your appetite, and a sense of adventure.
  • Where? BLM Ridgecrest/Mojave (map). Located about 3.5 hours from Fresno, 2.5 hours from Los Angeles, and under 4 hours from San Diego.
  • Where will we be camping? We will be camping in the Prospectors Camp Site located between Searles Rd. and Trona Rd. near the Red Mountain riding area. The GPS coordinates are N35.484767, W117.625833. Download the directions map.
  • Driving directions:
    • From the North take HWY 99 South to HWY 58 East to HWY 14 North East. Take Garlock road to HWY 395. Take a right on Searles Station CTF. Follow the signs to our campsite on the right-hand side.
    • From the South take HWY15 to HWY 395. Take a right on Searles Station CTF. Follow the signs to our campsite on the right-hand side.
  • What’s the terrain like? A bit of everything! There are roads, trails, washes, open desert, single track, and hill climbs.
  • What’s the weather going to be like? We don’t know, but you can check online. Be prepared for cold evenings and possible blowing sand.
    • Do I need to bring my own RV/sleeping accommodations? Yes. You are responsible to provide your own housing.
    • Where can I rent an RV? *Here is a suggestion: luv2camp.com.
    • Do I need to reserve an RV spot? You do need to register for the event, but there are no designated spots. Just come out and pick a spot near our meeting and kitchen area.
    • Will there be RV hook-ups? No. We’ll be dry camping in the desert.
    • Will there be port-a-potties? Yep.
    • Can I rough it in a tent? Yes, but it can get cold and very windy. If the wind kicks up, it could blow your tent over!
    • Do I need to bring my own ride? Yes, we will not be providing any vehicles to use or rent.
    • Is this open to all forms of off-road vehicles? Yes, bring whatever you’ve got. It’s for motorcycles, quads, buggies, 4x4s.
    • Does my ride need to be registered? Yes, all vehicles must be registered with a current green or red OHV sticker and all quads must have flags.
    • What happens if my vehicle breaks? You are responsible to repair your own vehicles. Be prepared and bring tools (or a friend that has tools.)
    • What happens if I get hurt? You are responsible for all risk and liability while you are riding. We suggest riding with a cell phone to be able to dial 911 in case of a medical emergency.

    *Hume Lake Christian Camps provides this list of providers as a courtesy only. The listing of an equipment provider on this page does not imply an endorsement of their products, services or safety records. D.I.R.T. attendees who choose to use these equipment providers do so at their own risk.

  • How do I make sure I get my free DIRT T-Shirt? In order to receive your free D.I.R.T. T-shirt, you must register before October 15, 2023. Registration will still be open until the event starts, but registrations after October 15 will not receive the free T-shirt.
  • What if something comes up and I have to cancel? If you need to discuss cancelling your registration, please email our Registration Team or call us at 559-305-7788.
  • Who do I contact if I still have some questions? Contact Jason Andrews at jandrews@humelake.org or 559-305-7784.
  1. If and when you are needing to cancel any spots, it will forfeit the full deposit per spot for what the deposit is at the time of cancellation.
  2. We will offer a 100% refund for cancellations directly related to COVID-19 infection.

Pricing

Adult

Ages 18+
$ 109
  • Lodging is self-provided

Teen

Age 13-17
$ 99
  • Lodging is self-provided

Child

Age 4-12
$ 89
  • Lodging is self-provided

Infant

Age 0-3
$ 0
  • Lodging is self-provided
FREE

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Questions?

Please contact Jason Andrews // Adult Ministries Director
jandrews@hume.org // (559) 305-7784

Please contact Jason Andrews
Adult Ministries Director
jandrews@hume.org // (559) 305-7784

Please contact
Jason Andrews
Adult Ministries Director
jandrews@hume.org
(559) 305-7784