Outdoor Education

Christian School Science Camp

5th through 8th Grade


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.

Available Classes



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.


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.



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.

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.



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. 

OE-Wilderness Survival

Wilderness Survival

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 proper list of priorities and students will learn basic survival skills and how to adapt to their surroundings to stay alive.


Map to Hume

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, flashlight, sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries, warm and cool clothes, jacket, modest one-piece swimsuit (no tankinis), a towel for swimming and showering, $60 recommended spending money.

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

What Not to Bring
Drugs (unless prescribed by a doctor), alcohol, tobacco, fireworks, firearms, electronic devices.

Can I send mail to my child?


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 five days prior to desired delivery date!

Safety and Medications

A Registered Nurse is around for each week of camp and there is a volunteer fire dept on-site with on-call EMT staff daily. There is a fully-stocked First Aid station with 24 hour access to counselors, and our registered nurse administers and ensures all daily medications are given to campers.

Please send any medications (including supplements) in the original container. Do not send common as needed medication like Tylenol & Ibuprofen as the infirmary has these available. Campers may only keep Epi pens and rescue inhalers with them. All other medications must be turned into the camp Nurse, and will be dispensed at each meal and before bedtime. A registered nurse will also be on-call to provide first aid.


2017-18 School Year


per camper


April 9-13, 2018

2018 Spring Week 1

April 16-20, 2018

2018 Spring Week 2

April 23-27, 2018

2018 Spring Week 3


Please contact Jeff Brannan // jbrannan@hume.org // (559) 305-7470

Please contact Jeff Brannan
jbrannan@hume.org // (559) 305-7470

Questions? Please contact
Jeff Brannan
(559) 305-7470


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