Summer Camp Administrator Info

Hume Lake

We’re so excited to have your students come to Hume Lake Summer Camp! Below is all the pertinent information you’ll need, including all required registration forms. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us:

Hume Registration
[email protected]
559-305-7788

Hume Information
[email protected]
559-305-7770

Counselor Requirement:

We would like to remind you that California law requires all counselors and youth workers to be live-scanned and mandated reporter trained. It is your legal responsibility to ensure that you and your counselors have completed this prior to your arrival.

Registration

Please thoroughly read and respond to the following information. Please download or complete each section below. The sections are in order by the due date, just work your way down!

5 Weeks Before Camp

Online Roster 

Required: YES. 

Due: 5 weeks before camp. 

Follow these instructions for the greatest success. 

▸ LOG-IN To Your Account 

4 Weeks Before Camp

Final Count Form 

Required: YES. 

Due: 4 weeks before camp. 

Login to your account to complete the final count form. 

**If submitted after the deadline, a $50 charge will be assessed.**

Insurance Certificate Form 

Required: YES. 

Due: 4 weeks before camp. 

Login to your account to view and download the Hume Insurance Certificate Form.

** If submitted after the deadline, a $100 charge will be assessed.**

2 Weeks Before Camp

Campership Application 

Required: Only if the student in need is wanting to submit a request. 

Due: 2 weeks before camp 

Parents are able to complete a Campership application for their student(s) during their online registration process. As the group administrator, you can see who applied and how much was awarded through your online account.

Login to your account to view Campership responses.

24 Hours Before Camp Starts

Health Screening Form  

Required: YES. 

Important: Must be completed within 24 hours of arriving at camp. Please designate one (1) licensed professional (Doctor, Nurse, PA, or NP) to ask screening questions, take temperature and sign each form.  

Due: At check-in upon arrival. 

▸ DOWNLOAD Health Screening Form 

Payment Information

Final Balance 

To pay by Visa/MasterCard, log into your Online Account to complete this process. Please note that using this form of payment will result in an additional charge of 2.24% of your paid amount. If you plan to pay by check, you may mail payment to the Hume office. To find your remaining balance, log into your Online Account and click “View All Statements.” 

  • Summer Camp Deposit & Cancellation Policy  

    • A non-refundable deposit in the amount of $35/person must be received in order to confirm your registration.  
    • The second non-refundable deposit of $100/person (totaling $135/person) is due 130 days prior to camp check-in day.  
    • The third non-refundable deposit of $100/person (totaling $235/person) is due 60 days prior to camp check-in day. 
    • The remaining balance is due no later than 4 weeks prior to the event check-in day.  

    If the registration is canceled or changed for any reason after initial signup or any deposit is made, the attendee agrees that the full deposit per person will be forfeited. 

Final Details

Camper Medication 

You can locate your church’s Medication Administration Record (MAR) from your Online Account. This is a list of medications you should expect to collect. Please collect ALL medications, vitamins and supplements, except epi-pens, rescue inhalers & diabetic supplies. (Don’t worry if it’s not listed on the MAR, we can add it at camp!) All medication needs to be in its original container & in a Ziploc bag. Write your church name & each student’s name in Sharpie on the bag. You’ll turn medications into our health center staff at check-in when you arrive, so please collect medications before campers load up into vehicles. 

 

Check-In at Hume 

This is for church administrators, pastors, or leaders who will have the required paperwork, medications, and payment for the church. 

 

When you arrive, follow the signs for Check-in. Our staff will help direct you. 

Check-in Location: The Ark 

Check-in Begins: 2:00 PM  

Getting Here

Park Entrance Pass

Print and distribute one pass for each vehicle coming to camp. This pass is provided to prevent confusion when passing through the Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park on your way to Hume. Present this at the park entrance booth to avoid being charged the park visiting fee. Please note that this is not a pass for access to visit the National Park. It is ONLY to pass through the park to get to Hume Lake. It only allows a vehicle to drive non-stop through the 4 miles of the park on your way to Hume Lake Christian Camps.

▸ DOWNLOAD the Park Entrance Pass

Map and Directions

When you arrive, follow signs for Church Check-In. Our staff will help direct you.

Check out our Campus Map for help getting around once you’re here!

Church Resources and Training

Health and Safety Information

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.


**Also please note in the above document our Marijuana and CBD Policy, new for 2024.**

Sick Camper Policy

Sick Camper Policy
Campers who feel ill while at camp, and are brought to the health center by their youth leader, will be evaluated for a fever and other contagious symptoms. If a camper is found to have a fever in excess of 100.4 and have potentially contagious symptoms, they will be isolated at the health center until the fever is gone for 24 hours without any anti-fever medication in their system, and their symptoms are improved. If symptoms persist or temperature goes above 102, then arrangements will need to be made to have the camper picked up from camp by a parent or guardian in the shortest time frame possible. If the 24 hour isolation period would exceed the time remaining in camp, a parent or guardian will be responsible for the pick up of the camper in the shortest time frame possible. 

Sick Camper Transportation

Sick Camper Transportation
It is imperative that parents are aware of this policy and are ready to pick up their camper in the case where they become sick and potentially contagious. Hume does not recommend transporting sick campers home in the same bus or vehicle that is being used to transport healthy students. In the event of serious injury or a life-threatening emergency, Hume will assist with the transportation of campers, but we strongly urge all churches to have an additional vehicle on site for the medical transportation of campers in non-emergency situations or due to illness.

Policy for children of counselors/youth pastors

Policy for children of counselors/youth pastors at Hume (Cabins and Chapel)

At Hume, we desire to support the ministry of the local church and its leaders to the fullest extent possible. Youth leaders, in particular, are some of our most valued partners. Our ministry has a lasting impact because of the countless number of youth pastors, leaders, and volunteers who dedicate their time, finances, and even their families to the ministry. We recognize that doing ministry is often something that the entire family is involved in. To that end, we want to be a support to youth leaders who are counseling at camp and want to bring their spouses and children to experience a week/weekend at Hume as well.

If you are able to bring your family to Hume, and they are staying in a lodge, rented cabin, or just visiting for the day, we have just a couple of guidelines we ask you to follow.

  1. Only youth counselors and campers who are registered for the week/weekend event are allowed to sleep in our youth cabins. Practically, this means no infants or children of the youth leader or counselor of that cabin are allowed to sleep overnight in the cabin. 
  2. Throughout the event there are numerous opportunities for families of youth leaders to interact with their students. These can include church breakouts, free time, recreation, meals, evening activities, and many more. However, one of our core values is to provide a distraction-free environment for the students to worship, engage in solid biblical teaching, and respond to the Lord. Understanding the difficulty of creating an environment like this with teenagers, we ask that infants and small children of youth leaders not attend the main chapel sessions.

Again, our desire is that students attending a camp or retreat at Hume are provided a safe, distraction-free environment for them to be challenged by the Lord. Please help us do that by following these two guidelines. 

Activities Sign-Ups for Meadow Ranch and Ponderosa

Check out this document for everything you need to know about signing up for activities in Meadow Ranch and Ponderosa!

Also, here are some sample sign-up sheets for Meadow Ranch and Ponderosa activities for your reference (you will receive them when you arrive at camp).

Counselor Camp Booklets

Meadow Ranch

COMING SOON

Wildwood

COMING SOON

Media

Photos From Camp

Download The Hume App!

To view photos from your week at camp, download the Hume app or visit bunk1.com and log in with your Hume registration information (email and password).

Hume App Facial Recognition

Photo Gallery With Photo Tagging

You  can browse through all photos uploaded by camp, saving your favorites along the way. You can purchase and share high-resolution digital downloads and prints from our desktop version or create unique photo gifts such as mugs, calendars, phone cases, and more.
Our new photo tagging feature with facial recognition makes it easy for parents, counselors, church admins and youth pastors to see their campers in action! Parents can upload a photo of their camper and they’ll receive push notifications whenever we detect photos that may contain their camper.

Send Bunk Notes

No need to wait for snail mail; Send Bunk Notes day or night. We receive and distrbiute Bunk Notes once every 24 hours. Parents can use Credits to create Fun Notes that include borders, photos, Sudoku Puzzles or Baseball Box Scores.

Purchase Bunk Note Express and receive a unique email address for your camper. Parents can customize their camper email address and share with grandparents or other relatives so that they can send Bunk Notes too.

Get Started Today!

Search for Hume Christian Camps on the iOS App Store or on Google Play.
Log in using the same credentials that you use to access your Hume online account.

NOTE: Our mobile app is powered by Bunk1. You will have the option to upgrade to use the Bunk Notes feature described below. If you choose to upgrade, charges on your card will appear from “Bunk1 Summer Camps”. Access to the photo gallery is available for free, but you’ll still need to “purchase” the free bundle.

SUPPORT

Our Hume Mobile App is powered by Bunk1. If you have any technical difficulties, the Bunk1 team is available to support you 7 days a week during peak season. They guarantee a response within 24 hours and it’s usually much quicker than that. Please call Bunk1 at 212-974-9112 or email [email protected].

For FAQ’s related to the services above, visit bunk1family.com/faqs

Speaker Messages and Audio

Audio Recordings
We record speaker messages from the main chapel sessions and seminars each week of camp in Ponderosa and Meadow Ranch. Visit hume.org/media and find your camp to listen.

Videos From Camp

Recreation and Wrap Up Videos

Watch the videos from your week of camp. Visit hume.org/media, find your location and week of camp to view videos. You can view the video embedded on that page, or follow the share link for each video to access more features and download to play in your church or keep forever.

Ponderosa has daily recreation videos and a wrap up video at the end of the week.

Meadow Ranch has one recreation highlight video and a wrap up video at the end of the week.

Wagon Train has a wrap up video at the end of the week.

Wildwood does not have any weekly video content, but you can catch a glimpse of our Wildwood campers in our Stories From Summer Camp videos where we share the testimonies from all of our camps each week this summer. hume.org/stories


Theme video content will be published at the end of the summer after every camper has had the opportunity to experience the opener, videos, and dramas for the first time during their week of camp. To view past year’s themes, visit hume.org/themes

Media Guidelines for Churches

Shooting Photo and Video For Your Church

We love partnering with our local churches and want to make your camp experience the best! With that in mind, we have a few guidelines for capturing media at camp that we want you to be aware of. Our heart behind this guide is to help keep our campers safe and minimize distractions so that the gospel can clearly be proclaimed and received.

Churches are welcome to bring their own photographers and videographers to camp. We only ask you to keep a few things in mind:

• Please give Hume Media Staff the “right of way” at all times. We ask that you do not impede their shot to get your own.
• It is important that you do not become a hindrance or distraction to programmed events. Please stay off stages, out of the middle of recreation, and out of any “staff only” areas.
• Feel free to use anything we post online for your church’s promotional purposes. Please do not ask our Hume Media Summer Staff for any special photo or video favors or any unedited photos or video clips. If you have any special requests, you may email [email protected]
• You may not fly drones at any time while at camp.
• To the best of your ability, please only take photos or videos of students who belong to your church.
• Hume and our staff are not responsible for any damage or misplacement of camera gear. Please bring any equipment at your discretion.

Thank you so much for abiding by these guidelines this summer! We truly value your partnership as we minister to youth together for the sake of the gospel.

 

Counselor Guidebook

We believe the counselors that you bring with your church are a key part of this ministry. We’ve created these resources for them to learn about their responsibilities as counselors. Please have them read this Counselor Guidebook carefully before coming to camp. 

Camp Theme Information

Learn about the spiritual direction and download promotional materials for each camp at Hume Lake this summer.

Ponderosa
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

We will be showing a series of short theme videos that 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 videos 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

Royal Blue T-Shirt

Royal Blue

Purple T-Shirt

Purple

Theme Teaser Video

Theme BTS Video

Meadow Ranch
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

Wagon Train
WHO? Wagon Train 2024 Theme
WHO? Wagon Train 2024 Theme

Meet the New Wagon Master

About the Summer Camp Theme

In the world today, we are constantly told to believe in ourselves, focus on ourselves, and to define truth and reality for ourselves. But we find that the Bible teaches the opposite, and that there is only One who is truly worth putting our trust and belief in.

This summer in Wagon Train, we will dive into the book of Matthew. Through the eyes of Matthew and his Western world, we will look closely at the person of Jesus; and like Jesus’ closest followers, we will be faced with one of the most important questions He asked them, “Who do you say that I am?”

Our theme “Who?” will challenge students to honestly answer the question, “Do you believe Jesus is who He says He is?”

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.”

Wildwood
Tabernacled Wildwood 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?”

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.”

Is Your Church Coming To Summer Camp?

It’s not too late! Register today and join us for an amazing week of discipleship!

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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