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August 2022

Hume Subdivision News

A Hume Lake leaseholder community connection

Purpose: The Hume Subdivision News is a community newsletter for the Hume Lake Christian Camp Subdivision. The intent is to communicate to HLCC leaseholders relevant, current, and upcoming information about this unique community that will foster a sense of community and draw people closer to the ministry of Hume Lake Christian Camps.

What is the Hume Subdivision News?

Welcome to the very first Hume Subdivision News! The Hume Subdivision News is an every other month online publication to connect the community of Hume Lake subdivision leaseholders. We don’t want to add just another email to your inbox. Instead, we hope to send out important information each leaseholder should know and information about what is going on in the ministry of HLCC. We encourage you to look through each Hume Subdivision News as this will be where we will share all the critical information and reminders for leaseholders.  

Our goal with this newsletter is simple. We want to help connect the community of the HLCC subdivision, communicate important things leaseholders should know, and draw people closer to the ministry of Hume Lake Christian Camps.

As a leaseholder of the Hume Lake Christian Camps subdivision, you are a part of a unique community that has always been integral to the ministry of Hume Lake Christian Camps.  We consider each leaseholder a Ministry Partner in helping share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to as many people as possible in the time the Lord has given us.  We continue to value your partnership in ministry and look forward to seeing how God will be glorified through the ministry of Hume Lake Christian Camps and the Hume Lake Christian Camp Subdivision.

Philippians 1:4-6
In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

New Leaseholder Relations Director

As many of you already know, this year, the HLCC board of directors chose to create a new full-time Hume Lake subdivision position called the Leaseholder Relations Director. This position was created to bring management and oversight to the subdivision and help grow relationships between leaseholders and Hume Lake Christian Camps. 

Chuck Bosman and His Family

My name is Chuck Bosman, and it’s my privilege to be the Leaseholder Relations Director for the Hume Lake Subdivision. I’ve worked for Hume Lake Christian Camps in various capacities since 1992. Little did I know that working at Hume for a summer job after graduating from college would become a lifelong ministry career. In many ways, the ministry of Hume Lake has changed and shaped my life just like it has for many of you.

Early on, I was asked to be the Wagon Master in Wagon Train. If you’ve had your cabin since the 90s, it may have been my voice waking you up on the PA in the mornings during the summers. I’ve also held many other leadership roles at Hume, including Outdoor Education, Winter Camp recreation, Wildwood Director, HR supervisor, and the Director of Adult and Family ministries. God has blessed me more than I deserve with many years of seeing students and adults change the trajectory of their lives here at Hume Lake. 

I met my beautiful wife Sarah at Hume while she was on summer staff, and now we have three teenage boys that love living at Hume Lake. As a family, we enjoy vacations and road trips where we can experience new things and create memories as a family. Like you, many of our best family moments have Hume Lake attached to them in some way. 

Over the years, I’ve had the privilege to get to know many of the subdivision leaseholders, but there are still many of you that I’ve never met. I look forward to meeting each of you in person at some point soon. Next time you are at Hume, please let me know so we can connect or just stop by my office when you are here this summer. 

Together with Sharon Hensley, our Subdivision Coordinator, I look forward to helping you as we all serve together as ministry partners with Hume Lake Christian Camps

Life Change at Hume Lake

Used for His Glory

By Jocey Pearsey, Lot 84

This summer I’ve spent a lot of time on my hands and knees, scrubbing and cleaning between renters in our cabin. Each time I enter this posture I can’t help but feel my heart do the same. As I clean my mind inevitably begins to dwell on this space and the people it holds. Each time I am humbled and overwhelmed with gratitude and praise, not because I’m cleaning, but because I know God is working in special ways through the cabin and I still can’t believe I get to be a part of it. It’s His cabin after all, and I’m merely the steward.

Cleaning Tools

Over our six years of renting, we’ve welcomed so many different types of people: Couples celebrating anniversaries or their “Babymoon”, new grandparents coming to meet their first grandbaby, past staff who haven’t been back in ages, two separate authors working on their books, a teacher on sabbatical, and countless families seeking quality time together. Two separate families evacuated due to fires, have found a safe haven in our cabin, and as evacuees ourselves from the 2015 Rough Fire, we can’t help but gather evacuees to our cabin as we remember our own uncertain situation.

In 2020, when Hume canceled summer camps, we even had a small group of high school girls and their counselor come and stay. We learned later that one of those girls accepted Christ that week. I couldn’t be more grateful to see glimpses like this, that God is working not only down in main camp, but He’s changing lives in the subdivision too. In your cabin and in mine. To Him be ALL the glory.

Dathan Brown's Resignation

Click the button to read the HLCC Board’s Official Statement

Upcoming events

Let’s clean up the Subdivision! On Country Fair weekend, we will have a 50-yard dumpster in the Bus Parking area (on the right just before you get to the Maintenance Yard). This will be an excellent opportunity for leaseholders to clean up around their cabins and lots, with an emphasis on cleaning up around the outside. Let’s all pitch in to make our little areas of the subdivision look great!  

What can go in the dumpster:

  • Debris and trash from around the outside of your cabin
  • Items from inside your cabin you are getting rid of – beds, furniture etc.
  • Old appliances

What cannot go in the dumpster:

  • Tires
  • Paint and Chemicals
  •  Please do not dump debris from large construction in this dumpster. – Debris from major construction must always be hauled off the hill. 
  • Needles, branches and logs – They go to the Needle Dump.
  • Daily household trash – Normal trash goes to the Homeowners trash drop off.

Please remember there is one dumpster for over 200 cabins. Once the dumpster is full we cannot take anymore, so leave room for others to clean up their lots as well.  

Join us Sunday September 4th at 4:30 pm at the Wagon Train Pavillion for a Subdivision Potluck. This is a great opportunity to hang out with friends and get to know other leaseholders as well. The drinks, plates, and plastic utensils will be provided. Please bring an entreee dish or dessert that will feed a typical family. This will be in place of the typical leaseholder meeting that took place on Country Fair weekend.

Leaseholders ladies and Hume staff ladies are invited to attend the Women’s Tea on Thursday September 1 at 2:00 pm at the Wagon Train Pavilion. Beverages will be provided. Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share. If you have questions or would like to help please contact Linda Scianna at linda@Scianna.com.

Don’t miss out on this year’s Country Fair hume.org/country-fair

Once summer ends, and the weather turns cooler, that means it’s time for our Fall Adult and Family Retreat season. Check out our line up of Fall Retreats that we have available. hume.org/lake/adult-retreats

At Hume Lake Christian Camps we are busy putting on camps and retreats year-round.  Please consider helping out the ministry while you are here at your cabin. We can use volunteers with various skill levels. 

For more information, please get in touch with Jenny Brannan at jenny.brannan@hume.org.

Reminders

New Leaseholder Webpage

During our Memorial Day Leaseholder meeting, we announced a new resource for Leaseholders. Now you can find up-to-date leaseholder information and documents at hume.org/leaseholder. Currently, on the leaseholder webpage, you will find:

  • Current Hume Lake Christian Camps Fire Restrictions
  • Current Water Conservation Stage
  • Hume Lake Guest Rules and Regulations
  • Hume Lake Subdivision Cabin User Form
  • Rental Cabin List
  • Lease Transfer List 
  • Leaseholder Application to Rent
  • Application for Proposed Leaseholder Construction 
  • Application for Lease Transfer or Family Transfer
  • Application for Lease Change to Trust

 As more leaseholder information and documents become available, we will add them to the webpage.

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events!