Health Practices

Fall 2021 At Hume Lake and Hume SoCal

These are our most current plans for our California locations, updated on August 24, 2021.
If you are joining us at our Hume New England location, please see our Hume New England Health Practices.
COVID-19 protocols can change rapidly, and as a result, we will keep this page updated with the latest information.

Screening for Adults & Families

All participants are asked to self-monitor for COVID symptoms and are highly encouraged to self-isolate for 7 days prior to arrival at Hume.

Everyone arriving on the camp property will be asked standard COVID-19 related health screening questions and have their temperature taken.

Any guest, and their family group, showing any signs or symptoms of illness will be asked to isolate and then go home. A pro-rated refund will be issued.

To help prevent the spread and early departure from a Hume experience, Hume strongly recommends all adult and family guests, regardless of vaccination status, obtain a negative PCR test no more than 72 hours prior to arrival or a rapid antigen test no more than 24 hours prior to arrival regardless of vaccination status.

Hume employs the use of thermal imaging technology at all dining rooms to monitor the temperature of guests. Temperatures of guests will be taken at check-in and at breakfast.


Screening for Outdoor Education and Spiritual Emphasis School Groups

All participants are asked to self-monitor for COVID symptoms and self-isolate for 7 days prior to departure.

All participants are asked to complete Hume Lake’s standard pre-trip health check to be performed by a licensed medical professional, including temperature checks, no earlier than 24 hours prior to arrival. Hume Lake registration will provide forms in advance of arrival.

All unvaccinated school group participants must obtain a negative PCR test no more than 72 hours prior to arrival or a rapid antigen test no earlier than 24 hours prior to arrival, or a vaccination completed at least 14 days prior to arrival and submit physical proof to school officials prior to departing for Hume.

Schools are required to attest to visually verifying every camper and adult test result or proof of vaccination, ensuring PCR tests were completed within 72 hours of arrival, rapid antigens were completed within 24 hours of arrival, and vaccinations completed at least 14 days prior to arrival.

Hume employs the use of thermal imaging technology at all dining rooms to monitor the temperature of all guests. Contactless thermal imaging temperature scanning will take place at least once daily on all campers.


Face Coverings

Face coverings are optional outdoors and strongly recommended for all unvaccinated guests indoors (including indoor dining and large group meetings) when 6ft of distance is not able to be consistently maintained.


All staff and volunteers are required to wear face coverings indoors when working at all times.

Our staff is required to complete a temperature check and health questionnaire before each shift.

All staff and volunteers who have regular close contact with guests are tested regularly.

Weekend staff and volunteers are required to be tested prior to arrival.

Periodic surveillance testing of staff or all-staff testing conducted as warranted.

Isolation will be required for staff who test positive or who are potentially exposed to COVID-19 and not vaccinated.


Cleaning & Disinfection

Our Staff performs thorough cleaning in high-traffic areas such as lobbies, counters, dining areas, break rooms, loading docks, kitchens, classrooms, door walls, and areas of entry and exit including stairways, stairwells, and handrails.

Public spaces throughout campus and help counters are equipped with proper sanitation products to include hand sanitizer and/or sanitizing wipes.

Products used for cleaning are approved for use against COVID-19 on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved list and responsibly used according to product instructions.

In the event of a presumptive case of COVID-19, any such room will be removed from service and quarantined. Should this occur, the room will not be returned to service until the case has been confirmed or cleared. In the event of a positive case, the room will only be returned to service after undergoing an enhanced sanitization protocol in accordance with CDC guidelines.



Hume employs the use of Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization Technology™ in high trafficked areas reducing up to 98% of airborne SARS-CoV-2 virus.

For HVAC filtration, we will utilize MERV-13™ and MERV-8™ filters in high trafficked areas.

HVAC systems, internal fans, and operable windows will be kept functioning and operational to maintain good air circulation within the camp buildings throughout the season.

Hume is committed to the health and safety of all our guests and staff.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
info@hume.org1 (800) 965-4863


What happens if my test is positive?
Contact the Hume Lake Health Center at 559-305-7700 or at to speak with our nurse.

For school groups, PCR or Rapid Antigen Tests administered at a doctor’s office, clinic, hospital, urgent care, CVS or pharmacy, county or public health departments, etc., and verified by a licensed healthcare or testing professional (non-family member).

What is Antigen testing?
Antigen tests detect proteins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that form during the infection cycle and indicate that a person has an active infection. Rapid antigen tests offer several important benefits. They are highly portable, scalable, easy-to-use and provide a flexible approach to helping more people in more places get access to reliable testing in a cost effective way.

Hume’s medical team typically does not conduct randomized testing of otherwise healthy guests or those who are not known to have been exposed to COVID-19. We test campers for exposure, usually when they are symptomatic, but also if we determine a camper has been exposed to COVID-19 prior to or during camp.

  • We send the entire cabin/cohort/family home, regardless of vaccination status, to reduce potential exposure.
  • In some cases, the scope may move beyond the cabin/cohort/family or be less than the whole cabin/cohort/family if appropriate for the situation.
  • When a camper or entire cabin/cohort/family is sent home, the church or family of the camper is asked to coordinate pick-up and associated costs.
  • Hume Registration will prorate the cost of camp by the number of nights the camper was in camp before testing positive.
  • All parents of campers who test positive or were exposed to COVID-19 while at camp should expect to be contacted by their county’s health department with further instructions for quarantine or isolation.

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 staff brings every single request before the Lord.

Let us know how we can pray for you.

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.