Hume Summer Camp is unique each year, presenting the truth of the Gospel in a fresh way through a creative narrative and theme. We do this to give students and their youth pastors a fresh context that reenergizes the conversations and relationships they've been investing in all year. And with our fun games, dynamic worship, and great food, you'll wish summer camp never ended!
THEME TITLE | “BINGO”
We live in the midst of a world that is not the way God intended it to be. The prophet Elijah also experienced ungodliness happening all around him, yet he chose to trust and obey the Lord’s commands by taking a stand and proclaiming God’s truth.
This summer Hume will take a look at the life of Elijah and challenge students to proclaim God’s truth in an ungodly culture.
1 Kings – Chapter 16 through 2 Kings – Chapter 2
KEY VERSE – 1 KINGS 18:21
Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.” (NIV)
SUPER SPIRIT DAY
This summer the Super Spirit Day theme is
ROOTIN’-TOOTIN’, ROCKIN’-SOCKIN’, HOOTIN’-HOLLERIN’ HOEDOWN
Be sure you bring fun clothes, face paints, props and any other accessories you will need to show your team spirit. See the shirts below for team colors.
Weeks 1-4: KELBY DOVER
Kelby Dover is a songwriter and worship leader based out of Nashville, TN where he lives with his wife, Sam. Kelby moved to Nashville from Raleigh, NC where he received a bachelor's degree in music and christian studies from The College at Southeastern. He also served as a worship leader at The Summit Church for over four years. Kelby has cuts in Christian, pop and rock music while continuing to write for himself as well as other artists.
More info at kelbydover.com
Week 5 band is TBA
What can I expect at a Hume camp?
CLEAR GOSPEL MESSAGE
Hume New England guest speakers know kids and teens as well as their Bibles. They unwrap and animate God’s truth in ways that connect with today’s youth. Students will hear the Gospel of Jesus in chapels and talks, then wrestle with it in seminars, breakouts, and all those unscripted moments between the counselors and students that a Hume New England camping experience delivers.
Hume New England nurtures the attitude of worship in all that we do. While we enjoy seeing students have fun, our true joy is leading each one to seek God in every aspect of his or her life. Activity wrap-ups, personal quiet times, small-group prayer, and early morning sunrise worship are a few of the times we’ve set aside for students to reflect on the holiness of God and to give Him glory.
The high-energy, innovative games at Hume New England give campers an outlet for their energy, while providing counselors a chance to encourage team-building and leadership skills. For an hour a day, we let kids be kids. We call it recreation.
Game winning teams are awarded points throughout the week, and on Spirit Day themed costumes multiply your points to give your team the cutting edge!
It is a place of great natural beauty, with warm bright summer days, cool starry nights, crisp colorful autumns, cold snowy winters, sparkling water, and woodsy wilderness surroundings.
Hume New England’s expansive acreage and comfortable facilities in the Berkshire Mountains provide dynamic and powerful opportunities for Christian growth and fellowship in a setting rich with potential for outdoor enjoyment, challenge, recreation, and relaxation.
Hume New England has an arsenal of age-appropriate seasonal activities for you and your students. Each afternoon during free-time they will enjoy traditional camp favorites as well as exciting new activities—all within walking distance!
Activities include: Paintball, lake-tubing, ropes course, kayaking, and more!
The theme is a creative and practical link between the fun, entertaining aspects of camp and our presentation of the Gospel.
While we believe that the theme is a critical part of the camp experience, it is our desire that by the end of the week it becomes background to the Biblical truths taught throughout the week.
The live drama productions, recreation team names, and Spirit Day, are some of the programming elements we use to capture campers’ attention, win their trust, and direct their focus to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We run camp in order to give youth workers freedom to do what they do best—relate to students, listen, offer love and guidance. We free them up from the myriad of details required for a successful, memorable camping experience—the programming, lodging, meals, recreation, speakers, and music so they can minister to students.
After all, when Jesus left this planet, he left behind a church, not a camp.