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May We Pray for You?
Prayer is one of the pillars of everything we do—and in these trying times, we have unceasing faith in the Creator of the universe. He encourages us to bring our troubles and praises to Him. In that same light, we would love to pray for you. The Hume Lake staff brings every single request before the Lord.
Let us know on our Prayer webpage.
Please pray that we will be able to resume camp operations as soon as possible and that God will use us at this time to point people to Him.
Update: May 13, 2020
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”
– Proverbs 3:5.
In these unprecedented times, we remain committed to keeping you updated on how we are proceeding with camps and retreat. Please take a moment to watch an important video message from Executive Director Dathan Brown.
As Dathan has said, we are still under governmental restrictions that, unfortunately, prohibit us from opening camp as scheduled. Therefore, we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the first three weeks of summer camp (June 7-27) for all camps at our Sierra Nevada Hume Lake location. This includes Ponderosa, Meadow Ranch, Wagon Train, and Wildwood. This will also affect our Summer Teaching Series. We know this will have a profound impact on many youth and adults.
And yet, even in our disappointment, we continue to trust the Lord. It is a remarkable blessing to see how He transforms lives here at camp, but we also know our God is bigger than this. He can do indescribable things in the hearts of those who look to Him, no matter what the circumstances.
Update: May 7, 2020
Hello Hume Family! Here is the latest from our Executive Director Dathan Brown on COVID-19. We hope this message encourages you and brings you much hope!
Update: April 26, 2020
We have received inquiries about whether or not we are canceling camp this summer. We hear you! At this point in time we are planning on summer full steam ahead, and we are excited as we look to the summer (even as we shelter in place). We also realize there are still unknowns as we watch the news in California and the nation unfold alongside you. We are absolutely convinced that the Lord is in complete control no matter what happens. That’s one of the reasons we are focusing on hope, and fixing our eyes on what is eternal. If it should happen that we are forced to cancel, we would be crying right along with you! And yet we’d rejoice in the Lord no matter what. But to say again, we are moving forward with plans for summer and waiting on the Lord for His timing.
Update: April 24, 2020
No matter what the season or circumstance, we can be assured that our God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. If we can trust Jesus with our eternity, we can trust Him with our today!
Update: April 17, 2020
A brief message of encouragement from the Word from Executive Director Dathan Brown. If we can trust Jesus with our eternity, we can trust Him with our today!
Update: March 28, 2020
CEO Dathan Brown shares some thoughts (with one of Hume’s iconic views).
Hume is temporarily closed in all of our locations, and now is not a good time to try to visit. However, we are hoping to open up our doors later this spring, and we are planning even now for wonderful summer of ministry. Sets are being built, summer staff hired, the works. We can’t wait to hear the beautiful sounds of students worshiping our Creator, and look forward to hearing their stories of life-transformation. We fully trust the Lord no matter what happens, and our prayer is that this would be an amazing, fun-filled summer honoring Jesus! Please keep praying for all who are affected by the current crisis and for summer 2020.
Video Update: March 17, 2020
A message from Executive Director Dathan Brown.
Update: March 14, 2020
To date at Hume in all our locations, there have been no known cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19). However, in an abundance of caution and a desire to follow national, state, and local recommendations, we have decided to cancel all outside groups that are not currently underway through April 5, 2020.
It’s a beautiful day at Hume Lake. Preparations are being made, even today, for ministry later this spring and we are looking forward to an amazing summer of ministry to come. We are excited to see how God may use this summer’s theme to transform lives.
It is comforting to know that we can trust God because He is trustworthy.
Hume Lake Christian Camps is committed to the health and safety of all our guests and staff. Please know that our team is taking this seriously and we are monitoring this situation closely.
Update: March 6, 2020
Hume Lake Christian Camps is committed to the health and safety of all our guests and staff.
In recent days, there has been a lot of news coverage regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). Our health staff and leadership are aware of the issues and concerns. We continue to have procedures in place that will mitigate any potential impact on our guests (pre-camp screening of campers for sickness, monitoring guests while on-site, hand-washing stations, additional cleaning procedures, health staff, isolation if needed, etc.).
To date, we have had no detected outbreaks of Coronavirus with our guests, with our partner churches, or our local Hume community at any of our properties. Thus far, we have only seen normal seasonal flu issues at our camps.
In the event of an outbreak affecting any of the Hume locations, we will follow directions as needed from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—as well as state and local agencies—up to and including quarantines of guests, staff or staff families, and will comply with camp closure if mandated. We will continue to track the status of communicable diseases, use best practices to reduce the impact of these diseases, and communicate any potential impacts to our guests and staff.
Please know that our team is taking this seriously and we are monitoring this situation closely.