Our Commitment to Your Child's Safety and Health at Camp

Our Commitment to Your Child’s Health and Safety at Camp

This summer at Hume New England will look different than the past as we work to assure the safety of everyone attending camp and follow all national and state guidelines. We are still awaiting final guidance from the State of Massachusetts and will adjust accordingly.

Our staff is doing everything possible to prevent the spread of illness at camp, while ensuring a fun summer where young people have the opportunity to encounter Christ in a close and personal way.

Here is a brief overview of what this year’s experience will include to ensure everyone’s safety. Further details and updates will be provided to churches and camper families prior to camp.

Arrival and Check-In

  • Each family or church will be notified in advance of their check-in location and procedures. Arrival and check-in locations will be clearly marked.
  • Campers and counselors are requested to self-quarantine for 14 days prior to coming to camp.
  • Hands must be washed and/or sanitized before entering the check-in area.
  • During check-in, only one adult can accompany campers, and face-coverings will be required for everyone.
  • All campers and counselors will be screened for contagious diseases, including a non-contact body temperature reading. The nurse will collect camper health screenings and medications.

During Camp

  • Each day, everyone will be screened for temperature and other symptoms on the way into breakfast and again in the evening. If there are signs of possible infection, the person will be further evaluated by our medical staff. We have isolation rooms available for use when necessary.
  • All frequently-touched items in common areas will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day. Before each week of camp, all living spaces will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized in preparation for the next group of campers.
  • More signs, hand-washing stations, and hand-sanitizing stations have been added throughout the property.
  • Spacing has been increased as required between tables in the Dining Hall, chairs in chapel, and beds in camper housing.
  • Everyone will wear masks or cloth face-coverings if they are likely to be closer than 6 feet to other people who are not within their cabin group.
  • If anyone attending camp tests positive for COVID-19, we will report the case to our local Board of Health, and will also notify families of campers who were at camp at the same time, while maintaining confidentiality of the person who was diagnosed.

What We Request of Parents

  • If your child is showing signs of illness such as running a temperature, any gastrointestinal symptoms, difficulty breathing, or cold symptoms such as nasal drainage and/or coughing/sneezing, please keep your child home.
  • If your child has had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days, please keep them home.
  • Teach your camper to sneeze/cough in his/her sleeve and to wash his/her hands often while at camp, especially before eating and after toileting.
  • Instruct your child how to wear face-coverings correctly, how to use the type you are providing, and when to change them. Please send enough face coverings to wear throughout the week, and switch when they become wet or soiled.
  • If a camper becomes ill with any type of communicable disease, they will be separated from the rest of the camp population, and parents will be asked to arrange for their child to be transported home the same day, ideally within two hours.
  • If your child tests positive for COVID-19 within two weeks after attending camp, please contact camp administration. We will maintain confidentiality as we notify other families of a positive test result, and advise their campers to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Summer Camp

High School and Middle School

2020 Summer Camp has been canceled

Even though camp has been canceled this summer (2020), we want to offer Camp Kajabe, a virtual camp experience absolutely FREE! Check it out today!

We are very sorry to have to announce: the State of Massachusetts is not allowing any overnight camps to operate until the summer of 2021. Despite very positive progress in Massachusetts’ efforts to control the spread of COVID-19, this was a disappointing change to the state’s reopening plans. We are uncertain at this time how this affects our fall Guest Retreat season and will provide an update as soon as we have more information to share.

Thank you to all those who were planning to join us this summer. We are heartbroken that we will not be able to spend a week with you having fun, building friendships, enjoying the outdoors, and praising our Savior Jesus Christ. We will continue to trust God because He is trustworthy!

But there is good news! We have created our own unique virtual camp, and we’re offering it to you absolutely free!

For more information, visit our Virtual camp webpage

Why choose Hume New England summer camp?

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.

Dynamic Worship

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

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.

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 bright summer days, cool starry nights, sparkling water, and woodsy wilderness surroundings.
  • Pricing/Register
  • Theme
  • FAQ
  • Free eBook!

Pricing

You Bring a Counselor

$405

per camper

$200

per counselor

We Provide a Counselor

$475

per camper

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

About the Theme

This summer we will be looking at the character of God through the eyes of Moses, the man who spoke to God “face to face.” Moses understood that God’s love for His people cannot be separated from His holiness, nor His holiness from His justice, and that His sovereignty cannot be divorced from His goodness and eternality. Cultural relativism today often influences us to define God using our own imaginations; we create a god according to our image, rather than recognizing that God made us in His. But the one true God who “is the same yesterday, today, and forever” reveals to us the beauty of His character within His word.

Theme Verse

Exodus 34:6-8

And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.” Moses bowed to the ground at once and worshiped.

Super Spirit Day

Denim on Denim

Team Colors

Pomegranate

Mustard

Teaser Video

FAQ

Our Summer Camp is designed to provide an epic, high-energy, life-changing program for youth groups of all sizes. We accomplish this not only through traditional programming – speakers, bands, campfires, and activities – but also through creative themes, full-production films, stage theatrics, innovative recreation and dynamic worship.

IMPORTANT
Note:
Most online mapping services will suggest you turn onto Chestnut Hill Rd. from MA-23.
We recommend you do not take this route because it is steep, unstable, and closed during the winter.

Detailed Directions

You will need to bring the most recent copy of your child’s Hume Health Physical Form to check-in. Registration and payment are handled electronically through your online registration account, prior to check-in. Make sure you have completed all sections before camp. Bring any prescribed medications in the original containers and make sure they are listed in the medical section of your online account. 

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

What NOT to Bring

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

(Remember: Girls no bare midriffs or spaghetti straps; guys, no sagging.)

3:00 PM –  Arrive/Check In
5:30 PM  Dinner
6:15 PM – Counselor Meeting
7:00 PM – Chapel
Sign Ups/Free Time After Chapel
10:00 PM – Head To Cabins
10:30 PM – Devotions
11:00 PM – Lights Out

TUESDAY – FRIDAY
7:00 AM – Wake Up
7:15 AM – Early Morning Worship *optional
8:00 AM – Breakfast
8:30 AM – Cabin Clean Up
Counselor Meeting
9:15 AM – Chapel
10:30 AM – Small Groups
11:00 AM – Recreation
12:30 PM – Lunch
1:00 PM – Free Time
5:30 PM – Dinner
6:30 PM – Evening Recreation
7:30 PM – Chapel
8:30 PM – Evening Activity
10:00 PM – Head To Cabins
10:30 PM – Devotions
11:00 PM – Lights Out

SATURDAY
7:00 AM – Wake Up/Clean Up
8:00 AM – Breakfast
9:00 AM – Head Home

Yes!

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

Hume New England – (Camp Dates)
(Camper Name) – (Church registered with)
P.O. Box 156
Monterey, MA 01245

For example:
Hume New England – June 25-30
Johnny Smith – ABC123 Church
P.O. Box 156
Monterey, MA 01245

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

For each week of camp, check-in begins Monday at 3:00 PM.

Monday afternoon is a great time to get your swim test done. Dinner begins at 5:30 PM and the counselor meeting begins at 6:15 PM.

Camp ends Saturday morning after breakfast.
IMPORTANT: Individual campers must be picked up by 9:00 AM.

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