The Hume New England Story
In 1941, New England Keswick was established in the beautiful Berkshires of Massachusetts. For seventy years it faithfully provided Christian camping with a deep desire to see students and adults come to know Jesus as Lord. Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, Hume Lake Christian Camps began their ministry in the Sierra Nevada’s near King’s Canyon National Park. Since 1946, Hume has served over one million campers and continues to clearly present the Gospel in each and every camp it offers. It was in 2010 that God allowed these two camps with the same passion and mission to collide.
New England Keswick had found themselves lacking the financial support needed to sustain camp and had been praying that God would provide a way to continue to use their land to bring people to Himself. The staff and Board of Directors at Hume had been praying and searching for nearly twenty years for property to start a camp on the East coast. It was in answer to these prayers that God had Keswick and Hume meet.
In the summer of 2011 Hume began to help run camp at Keswick, and by the following summer Hume New England was officially established. Hume’s staff and leadership feels extremely privileged to have been welcomed into the New England community and has a deep respect for the tradition and culture it holds. It is Hume’s most sincere desire to build lasting relationships with local churches in order to provide an outstanding camp experience for students and adults to grow in their faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
The Rest of the Story
Hume Lake Christian Camps / Hume Ministries
Hume’s ministry has followed the leading of God to expand it’s reach to include camps in Hawaii, San Diego, Hume New England and internationally through partnerships as well as short-term missions trips. Wherever God leads, the mission is still the same.
The retreat center at Hume Lake Christian Camps is dedicated to the glory of God and the proclaiming of the Kingdom of His Son, Jesus our Savior. Since that first summer of camping in 1946, more than a million young people and adults have been exposed to God’s love and wonderful plan for their lives through Hume’s ministry.
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