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

Registration is open

You Bring a Counselor

$789

per camper

$300

per counselor

We Provide a Counselor

$859

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!

Camp Dates

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!

Marooned on Trasher Island

About the Summer Camp Theme

We live in a world that is increasingly hostile towards Christianity, meaning that biblical truths are not widely accepted as cultural norms, and Christians are seen as narrow-minded, ignorant, and intolerant. Many things in culture are changing in a direction that is contradictory to the Word of God, and as Christ followers, we find ourselves in the midst of this reality asking ourselves questions such as, “how do we live with resilience as followers of Christ?” and “how do we stand firm on our convictions and beliefs while demonstrating care and respect for others at the same time?” These are questions that the Christ follower will wrestle through as we live out our faith resiliently. This summer we will look at the life of Daniel, and as we study his life, we will see an incredible example of a man who did this well. As we learn from Daniel’s life, our prayer is that we would have a better understanding of what it means to live in a hostile culture without compromise and that our faith would be one of resilience, able to withstand and recover quickly from difficult conditions.

Spiritual Direction

Throughout the week of camp, we will study the book of Daniel together, predominately the first 6 chapters. If you are unfamiliar with this story, take some time before camp to read it thoroughly. As you do, pray and ask the Lord to reveal the truth of His word to you, maybe jot down questions that come up and ask your youth pastor, small group leader or a mentor.

Visual Direction

This summer’s theme will take place with our main characters exiled on an Island in the Pacific Northwest in the 1940s, being forced to assimilate into this new culture and home they find themselves in or stand firm on their convictions and beliefs. There will be many fun, unexpected twists and turns along the way that we will watch unfold throughout the week as we follow our character study.

Theme Verse

Daniel 3:14-18

Nebuchadnezzar answered and said to them, “Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the golden image that I have set up? Now if you are ready when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music, to fall down and worship the image that I have made, well and good. But if you do not worship, you shall immediately be cast into a burning fiery furnace. And who is the god who will deliver you out of my hands?” Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”

Super Spirit Day

Under the Sea

Recreation Team Colors

Orange T-Shirt

Sunny Surfs

Tropical Blue T-Shirt

Tiki Turfs

Theme Teaser 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 five days prior to desired delivery date!

Questions?

Contact our Hume Information team
info@hume.org • 1 (800) 965-4863

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 info@hume.org.

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.

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.

Tyler Cornford

Speaker

Tyler grew up at Hume until he was 8. He now lives in Virginia with Sydney, his wife, and their two girls Gracie and Joy. He is leading a training program for his church that helps develop believers for cross-cultural ministry overseas. His primary desire is for all to hear the Good News of Jesus! He loves teaching God’s Word. He also loves coffee, spikeball, Christian hip-hop, and reading.

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.

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.

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 a high school pastor in San Diego, CA at North Coast Church with his wife Paige and two daughters, Piper and Phoebe! He has way too many hobbies including surfing, dirt bike riding, golfing, and pretty much any lawn game.

Eric Holmstrom

Speaker

Eric loves Jesus, his brilliant bride Sarah, and their four children! If he’s not jumping on the trampoline with the kids, skateboarding, or on a date with Sarah, you can find Eric hanging out with students talking about how Jesus changes everything. Eric serves as the Student Ministries Pastor and one of the Teaching Pastors at Purpose Church in Pomona, CA. Eric loves serving the local church through his preaching and leadership. For more about Eric, visit his Instagram: @Eric.H.Holmstrom

Christopher Hilken

Speaker

Chris Hilken is a pastor from San Diego California. He is also a trained apologist and frequently shares at conferences aimed at engaging the mind & the heart of believers and non-believers alike. He’s a single father of 5 children after losing his wife tragically in 2021. He shares his journey of grief as a testimony to the goodness of God.

Brian Holland

Speaker

Brian Holland has been in ministry for over 25 years in Southern California. He is currently the Lead Pastor for Ignite City Church. He is an outstanding speaker; he’s captivating, funny, but most importantly he is passionate to see people come to know and follow Jesus. He gets to be married to his incredible wife, Kelley, and has two amazing sons, Tyler and Dylan. Brian’s purpose in ministry is to help make disciples of Jesus who make disciple-makers.

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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