Outdoor Education


5th through 8th Grade

2024 Fall Season

Registration Now Open!

Oct 7-11, 2024

Grades 6-8


Speaker: Adam Brown

Oct 14-18, 2024

Grades 5-6


Speaker: Austin Payne

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

2025 Spring Season

Registration Now Open!

March 17-21, 2025

Private Group


Speaker: TBD

March 24-28, 2025

Grades 6-8


Speaker: TBD

March 31-April 4, 2025

Grades 6-8


Speaker: TBD

April 7-11, 2025

Grades 5-6


Speaker: TBD

April 21-25, 2025

Grades 5-6


Speaker: TBD

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

About the 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 year 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 teacher, small group leader, parent, or a mentor.

Visual Direction

This year’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.”

Theme Teaser Video

Here at Hume, we absolutely love activities of all kinds. Archery, paintball, jumping from trees, swimming, paddleboarding, and of course, blobbing—the list is long and FUN.

*Activities subject to weather conditions and availability. Certain activities are subject to age and weight restrictions. Please call or email for more details.

Archery Range

Channel Your Inner Robin Hood
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Stand Up Paddleboard on the Lake


Paddleboards, kayaks, and rowboats
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Meadow Ranch High Adventure

High Ropes Course

Push Your Limits
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Meadow Ranch Pool

Cool off in the pool
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Tag (Hard), You're It!
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The Ark

Enjoy basketball, skating, ping pong, and foosball
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Meadow Ranch Blob

The Pond

Blob // Noah's Nightmare
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Available Classes



Waterfront Ecology

Many organisms and creatures can be found in and around the waters edge. In this class, we will look at the ecology of our local freshwater waterfront here at Hume Lake, and study where the water comes from, how it sustains life, its importance to us and more. While many of us know that water is essential for daily life, students will also learn about some scaly & slimy creatures that call it their home. They will even be able to test their luck and see if they can catch some of their own creatures for themselves.


This class has also been referred to as “Sierra Conifers and Logging” as students will learn the basics of tree anatomy as well as help them to identify the various types of cone-bearing trees located here at Hume Lake. Trees provide us with the oxygen that is crucial for our living. God created these living giants for an important reason. Students will learn about how these trees live, and what role they play in the environment as well as the history of logging here at good ole’ Hume Lake. Students will be taken on a hike around Hume, where there will be “teaching stops” along the way and also times for the kids to participate in hands on learning.


A great faith-building activity as well as a challenge, students will head out to our Rappelling Wall to try out their skills. After a safety and equipment briefing each student will be encouraged by their peers to conquer their fears and rappel all the way down.


There are a variety of reptiles & amphibians that can be found in the forest surrounding Hume Lake. We will take a look at both native and exotic reptiles & amphibians, learning about how they are classified, what makes each of them unique, where they live (taking an up-close look at some of their natural habitats), as well as how they use and help the environment around them. Students will not only learn about them, but they will get to see many of these amazing creatures live in action as we let students see, touch, and interact with them.
OE-Native American

Native American Life

For centuries, Native Americans lived in some of the harshest environments in the world without the help of our modern “conveniences”. This class focuses on the skills and abilities of Native Americans, whose resourcefulness is often unrivaled. Students step back in time to visit an authentic Indian village and explore the Indian lifestyle and legends that once existed in the Hume basin. Wobonuch Indians once lived in the local area of Hume Lake, and they had to learn to live off the land. We will take a look at their lives through their food, shelters, beliefs and customs. Understanding a culture’s past can help us understand our own.
OE-Wilderness Survival

Wilderness Survival

Not only is the ability to survive in a wilderness emergency a pre-requisite for back country travel,
but you never know when you might find yourself in a situation where survival is all that matters. The keys to sustaining life are found in implementing a proper list of priorities and students will learn basic survival skills and how to adapt to their surroundings to stay alive. This class will be led by trained staff into the surrounding forest to demonstrate the skills of fire building, finding shelter, acquiring food and water, how to get around in the woods, and identifying common useful plants as well as ones to avoid as students attempt to “survive” disaster scenarios.


The Hume Lake Outdoor Education program is a Christ-centered, hands-on learning experience that will instill in students a passion for Christ, a respect for His creation and an understanding of the world around them.

Nestled deep in the Sequoia National Forest with multiple bodies of water and a variety of terrains & ecosystems, Hume Lake is the perfect classroom environment in which students will experience God’s creation.

Each of our outdoor adventure classes are designed to reinforce the state science standards you are teaching, while embedding our core values. Our energetic instructors will engage your students and make the learning process both fun and memorable while continually pointing students back to the creator. Time spent in chapels feature dynamic worship music, and an evening challenge from God’s word by our speakers, who live out what they teach, and know how to communicate with 5th – 8th grade students.

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.


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

OE/SE – School Name
Camper Name – Date of Camp
64144 Hume Lake Rd
Hume, CA 93628

For example:
OE/SE – ABC123 School
Johnny Smith – October 9-13, 2017
64144 Hume Lake Rd
Hume, CA 93628

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

Outdoor Education takes place in select weeks in Spring and Fall. Camp begins on Monday afternoons with check-in at 1pm. The first meal served is dinner on Monday evening at 5:30pm. Camp concludes Friday morning around 11:00am after students pack a sack lunch to either eat at a picnic table outside or to take with them on the road.

To get a good idea of what to expect for Outdoor Education:
Download the Sample Outdoor Education Camp Schedule

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.

Contact Us!

We are so excited for you to consider partnering with Hume Lake Christian Camps for Outdoor Education. 

Let us help you make this an easy, incredible experience for your school. 

Simply fill out this form to get started!

Mike Cirricione


Mike is the North Campus Pastor at The Well Community Church in Fresno, CA. He loves helping people connect to and engage with the truth of God’s Word. He’s a passionate follower of Jesus and a huge Dodgers fan who loves the outdoors and Hume Lake milkshakes. He and his wife, Kristin, have been married since 2008 and have four daughters, Brooklyn, Kensi, Sadie and Ashtyn.

Brian Holland


Brian is a disciple of Jesus first who has, by the grace of God, been in some type of pastoral role for 30 years in Southern California. He is currently the Lead Pastor for Ignite City Church. He has a strong desire to see people come to know and follow Jesus passionately and to live in true biblical community. He gets to be married to his best friend, 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.

Jordan Hogue


Jordan grew up right here in Fresno and loves his hometown. He loves woodworking, hitting the golf course, and making coastal trips with his wife. The gospel has radically transformed Jordan’s life, and it is the desire and motivation of that heart for all people to see the uniqueness and beauty of Jesus. Jordan has been married to his bride Jamie since 2011. They have a son named Rowan and a daughter named Jubilee.

Austin Payne


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 the Director of Student Ministries at 3Crosses in the East Bay with his wife Paige and two beautiful daughters, Piper and Phoebe! He has way too many hobbies including surfing, dirt bike riding, golfing, and pretty much any lawn game.

Aaron Logan


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.
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!


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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