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
register@hume.org
559-305-7788

Hume Information
info@hume.org
559-305-7770

New for 2023

Please see our updated policies that are new for this summer:

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. 

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

Hume Final Count Form 

Insurance Certificate Form 

Required: YES. 

Due: 4 weeks before camp. 

▸ DOWNLOAD Hume Insurance Certificate Form 

** If submitted after the deadline, a $50 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.

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.” 

Winter 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 60 days prior to the event check-in day.  
  • The remaining balance is due no later than 2 weeks prior to the event check-in day.  

If the registration is cancelled or changed for any reason after initial registration 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

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).

Summer Camp Booklets

Below are digital copies of the counselor booklets for each camp. Every counselor will receive a printed copy at the first counselor meeting on Sunday evening after dinner. In it you will find a camp schedule, the rules of camp, a camp map, other important info about your week of camp, as well as daily devotionals and discussion questions. 

Wagon Train Counselor Booklet

Meadow Ranch Counselor Booklet

Ponderosa Counselor Booklet

Wildwood Counselor Booklet

Media

Photos From Camp

NEW FOR 2023!

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 support@bunk1.com.

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

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
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

Team Colors

Sunny Surfs

Tiki Turfs

Theme Teaser Video

Meadow Ranch
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

Wagon Train
Steadfast Wagon Train 2023
Steadfast - Hume Wagon Train Summer Theme

About the Summer Camp Theme

In a culture that is increasingly opposed to Christianity, how can we remain faithful to our amazing God? Perhaps, it is by understanding that God is faithful to us and therefore worthy to be followed!

This summer we will have an incredible time studying the book of Daniel. Our theme, Steadfast, will be set in a world where the wild west collides with marvelous medieval times.

We will examine the steadfastness of Daniel and his friends while challenging ourselves to practice daily spiritual disciplines. Like Daniel, this will encourage us to be steadfast unto our God amidst a culture that is trying to deter us from doing so. We cannot wait to see you this summer! Yeeehaw!

Theme Verse

Daniel 3:16-18

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.”

Wildwood
Living Stones Wildwood 2023
Living Stones Wildwood 2023

About the Summer Camp Theme

This summer, as LIVING STONES, we will explore what it means to obey and follow God as members of the body of Christ, the church. Come eager to be met and changed by God this summer at Wildwood!

Theme Verse

1 Peter 2:4-5

As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

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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