Meadow Ranch

MIddle School Camp

Why choose Meadow Ranch?

The gospel isn’t merely one ingredient in our programming mix. It’s the reason for everything we do.

Creative Theme

The theme is a practical link between the entertaining aspects of camp and our presentation of the gospel. We leverage it as a background to Biblical truth.

Recreation

The high-energy, innovative games at Hume Lake give campers an outlet for their energy and counselors a chance to encourage team-building.

Activities

Hume Lake has an arsenal of activities for you and your students. Each afternoon during free time we push the limits while we play hard.

Dynamic Worship

Indoor worship, outdoor worship, corporate worship, devotional worship. Hume nurtures the attitude of worship from sunrise to sunset.

Local Ministry

We believe youth pastors know their youth groups best. In light of that, we run camp in order to give youth pastors the freedom to focus on their students.

Amazing Location

It is a place of great natural beauty, with warm summer days, cool nights, an amazing lake and wilderness surroundings. God makes cool stuff.

Pricing

Summer 2024 Registration Is Open!

You Bring a Counselor

$859

per camper

$300

per counselor

We Provide a Counselor

$929

per camper

Deposits are transferable and refundable
in the case of a canceled event

Need Financial Help?

There are scholarships available for every camper that needs them. We call it Camperships!
Campers and parents can apply for a Campership during the registration process online.

Learn more about Camperships here!

2024 Camp Dates & Speakers

Elyon Summer 2024 Theme

About the Summer Camp Theme

Throughout the week at camp, we will be walking through parts of the book of Matthew, focused on the person of Jesus. If you haven’t read this book before, take some time before camp to read it. As you do, pray and ask the Lord to reveal the truth of His Word to you; maybe jot down some questions that come up and talk with your youth pastor, small group leader, or a mentor about them before you come to camp.  

Spiritual Direction

Jesus is the central figure of the Bible and of all history which necessitates a response from all of us. This summer, we will be looking at the person of Jesus through the book of Matthew. As Jesus reveals who He is, He asks His disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” In the same way, all of humanity must answer the question, “Do you believe that Jesus is who He says He is?”

Visual Direction

Our series of live skits performed in Meadow Ranch take place in a dystopian humanoid world, where we follow Maddix, a tax collecting bot, as he encounters an unusual bot named Elyon; and he must overcome his disbelief and pride to discover if this bot really is the Savior, the One worth giving up everything he has ever earned or cared about in life to follow. Our hope and purpose for these skits is to set up each message that the speaker will be sharing from the Book of Matthew about the person of Jesus. 

Theme Verse

Matthew 16:13-16

Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

Super Spirit Day

Chrome Craze, Cyber Waves, and Neon Dayz

Team Colors

Neon Pink

Neon Pink

Neon Yellow

Neon Yellow

Theme Teaser Video

Theme BTS Video

FAQ

“To the Meadow!!” Meadow Ranch is a phenomenal place for middle school (6th-8th grade) students to get away from the everyday distractions and into the quietness the Meadow has to offer and learn more about who God is. From outdoor activities, energetic recreation, silly skits and suspenseful night games, to exceptional speakers, inspiring dramas and impactful worship, your time at Hume will make you want to come back for more! The relevant programming and passionate staff will help ensure your time in the Meadow will be life-changing.

IMPORTANT
Some older mapping services will suggest you take the 245. It is a curvy, winding road that will take you at least an additional hour. DO NOT take 245!

What to Bring

  • Bible
  • notebook
  • pencil/pen
  • flashlight
  • sleeping bag
  • pillow
  • toiletries
  • warm and cool clothes
  • jacket
  • modest one-piece swimsuit (no tankinis)
  • a towel for swimming and showering
  • a water bottle
  • $60 recommended spending money
  • If your child is bringing medication or supplements, please send them in their original containers.* 

What NOT to Bring

  • Drugs (unless prescribed by a doctor*)
  • alcohol
  • tobacco
  • fireworks
  • firearms
  • electronic devices

*Prescribed Medications, Vitamins & Supplements:
These will be collected and dispensed by the camp health center. We consider any vitamin, supplement, or over-the-counter therapy that is taken to treat a condition or maintain health to be a “medication”. We are not able to give a medication that we cannot identify and dose from the original container. Sending medication in anything other than the original container may result in the camper not receiving it.

Yes!

Here’s how you’ll need to address your letter/package:

Meadow Ranch – [Camp Dates]
[Camper Name] – [Church registered with]
64144 Hume Lake Rd
Hume, CA 93628

For example:
Meadow Ranch – June 15-21
Johnny Smith – ABC123 Church
64144 Hume Lake Rd
Hume, CA 93628

IMPORTANT: Please send ten days prior to desired delivery date!

At Hume we care about providing the highest level of healthcare to our campers and staff. Check out this important info for everything you need to know about health and safety while at camp.

For each week of camp, check-in begins Sunday at 2:00 PM for churches and individuals.

Sunday afternoon is a great time to get your swim test done. Dinner begins at 5:00 PM and the counselor meeting begins at 5:45 PM (in Cedar Chapel).

Camp ends Saturday morning after breakfast.

IMPORTANT: Individual campers must be picked up by 9:00 AM.

 

To get a good idea of what to expect for summer:

Download the Meadow Ranch Camp Schedule

Questions?

  • Contact Us

Do you prefer the phone?

Call our Hume Information team
 1 (559) 305-7770

Deposit and cancellation policy

Deposits and Payments
  1. The first deposit will be $35/spot, due upon booking
  2. The second deposit will be an additional $100/spot (totaling $135/spot), due 130 days prior to arrival
  3. The third deposit will be an additional $100/spot (totaling $235/spot), due 60 days prior to arrival
  4. The final balance will be due four weeks prior to arrival
Cancellations
  • 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.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at [email protected].

TJ McDaniel

Speaker

TJ is the High School Pastor at North Coast Church in Carlsbad, CA. He and his amazing wife met at Hume Lake, and have been married for four years. They enjoy rock climbing, pretending to know how to surf and wishing they had a puppy.

Chris Hilken

Speaker

Chris Hilken is a husband, father of 5, and the lead pastor of College Ave Church in San Diego. He is also a professor of systematic theology and apologetics. He is passionate about teaching the Word of God so that we can know, love, and follow the real Jesus.

Austin Payne

Speaker

Austin grew up in Quito, Ecuador as a missionary kid which kick started his passion for seeing people surrender their lives to Jesus. He now serves as the Director of Student Ministries at 3Crosses in the East Bay with his wife Paige and two beautiful daughters, Piper and Phoebe! He has way too many hobbies including surfing, dirt bike riding, golfing, and pretty much any lawn game.

Kevin Hasenfus

Speaker

Kevin is a Campus Pastor for Sun Valley Community Church in Gilbert, AZ. He has a passion for helping people meet, know, and follow Jesus. His hope is to teach in such a way that students stop just knowing things about Jesus and start Knowing Jesus! Kevin has a beautiful wife named Shayna who he met while on staff with Hume as well as two amazing little boys, Gunnar and Kannon who keep his life full of surprises and laughter.

Jeff Sanford

Speaker

Formerly the Wagon Master at Hume Lake’s Wagon Train camp, Jeff Sanford is now a high school teacher at Hume Lake Charter School. He started his youth ministry experience working at Skate Church in Portland, OR where his passion for teaching students ignited. He has a passion for the Lord and for clearly communicating the Gospel in a fun, clear, and creative way. He loves being with his awesome family, bird watching, hockey, skateboarding, playing music, and doing art.

Cory Fenn

Speaker

Cory is a husband and father whose greatest passion is sharing the good news of Jesus with the world. He also serves as the Executive Director of Onward, a leadership development and discipleship organization that helps train and develop young and emerging ministry leaders from all over the country.

Aaron Logan

Speaker

Aaron “Chip” Logan is the Children’s Pastor/Elder at Grace Church of the Valley in Kingsburg, CA. Before coming to GCV he spent four years on Hume’s own program team as a camp director. Aaron has a deep passion for God’s Word and loves figuring out how to present the big truths of the Bible in powerful and easy-to-understand ways. He also loves fancy leather Bibles, comic books, good sitcoms, really long podcasts, and spending time with his wife, Anna, and their two young sons.

David Rimestad

Speaker

David and His wife Emily were a part of the church planting team who reached the Maliyali with the Gospel back in 2022. David holds his Bachelors in Theology and longs to see all peoples from all places hear the good news and to see God’s Mission finally come to an end. Now stateside, the Rimestads desire to assist the Church in making that a reality. Residing in California, David’s favorite pastime is being at the beach with his wife and their three kids – Calvin, Lou Lou and Izzy.

Josh Manning

Speaker

Josh was born and raised in Fresno, CA, and has served as the Student Ministries Pastor at New Covenant Community Church since 2018. His heart is to see students embrace the truth of the Gospel in surrendering their lives to Christ. Josh and his wife Brynn met at Hume, and love any chance they get to be back on the mountain!

Hume Christian Camps and Retreats

Join us for an amazing

Summer at Hume

We’ve opened our lodges and cabins to families and couples! Come up the mountain to worship, hear the Word, and spend time playing together in God’s creation. It’s the best place to be this summer!

Virtual Summer Camp 2020

Missing camp? Try our

Virtual Camp

We’re bringing Hume to you! With chapels hosted by our Camp Directors, you’ll get to participate in worship, play “virtual Rec” games, watch theme videos, and hear from Hume speakers. You don’t want to miss this!

We need help this summer!

Volunteer

As you know, things are a bit different at Hume this summer. The good news? The Lord has made it possible for us to shine His light in some wonderful ways, and we really need your help to make it happen!

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