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

Summer 2021 Registration open 

Why choose Hume SoCal 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 "Rec" games 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 SoCal has an arsenal of activities for you and your students. Each afternoon during free time we push the limits while we play hard.

Amazing Location

Hume SoCal is a place of great natural beauty, with warm bright summer days, cool starry nights, sparkling water, and wilderness surroundings.

2021 COVID Update

Please read our COVID Statement for the most up-to-date COVID-19 protocols, requirements, and information regarding camp this summer.

  • Register
  • Theme
  • Activities
  • Meetings
  • Lodging
  • Dining
  • FAQ

Pricing

You Bring a Counselor

$545

per camper

$335

per counselor

We Provide a Counselor

$690

per camper

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

Camp Dates

Jun 14-19

High School

Worship: TBA

Jun 21-26

Middle School

Worship: TBA

Jun 28-Jul 3

Middle School

Worship: TBA

JUL 5-10

High School

Worship: TBA

Jul 12-17

High School

Worship: TBA

Jul 19-24

High School

Worship: TBA

Jul 26-31

Middle School

Worship: TBA

AUG 2-7

High School

Worship: TBA

About the Summer 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

Here at Hume, we absolutely love activities of all kinds. Scaling trees, ziplines across the lake, flying high from the blob, exploring God’s creation, and of course sport competition—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.

Spring, Summer, and Fall Activities

Airsoft
30 players per game. Natural, forested Game Field. Gear provided (guns, ammo, masks, and jackets).

Bubble Ball
Wearable, inflatable spheres; climb inside and then play soccer or other creative games.

Climbing Tree
65-foot tree climbing challenge with hand and foot holds.

The Lakefront
Multiple recreational opportunities including:

  • The Blob – Participant drops from a platform onto an inflatable blob which launches another participant into the lake.
  • Tarzan Swing – Swing from a high platform into the lake
  • Water Zipline – Zip from a high platform into the lake
  • Swimming – Shallow end of lake that slopes from the shore to a depth of 4.5 feet.

Leap of Faith
45-foot climbing pole onto a Leap platform; leap off, reaching for a trapeze bar.

Log Walk
Balance challenge on log suspended 35 feet off the ground.
Option 2 – Swing below the log across the monkey-ropes.
Option 3 – Climb up a cargo net to the log rather than climbing up the tree.

Quick Jump
40-foot climb onto Quick Jump platform, then a 13-foot free-fall from the platform using a free-fall device.

Rec Field
Large, grass recreation field, including:
Softball backstop and softball field (no softball equipment available at this point in time).
Soccer goals (equipment included).
Sand volleyball court (equipment included).

Rec Room
Snack Bar, 3 pool tables, 2 ping pong tables, 2 foosball tables, 2 bumper pool tables.

Swimming Pool
Shallow to 8-foot depth with a diving board. 2 outdoor showers and nearby restrooms.

Zipline
40-foot climb up to Zipline deck, then free-jump to zipline over the lake.

Winter Activities

Tube Runs
Run 1: Single rider down a steep, straight slope
Run 2: Riders can link together and train down a curved run

Rec Room
Snack Bar, 3 pool tables, 2 ping pong tables, 2 foosball tables, 2 bumper pool tables.

Ultimate Joust
Player-vs-Player. Inflatable event with two pedestals. Players attempt to knock each other off of pedestal with foam-cover jousting staffs.

With high quality A/V and an amazing view, our Chapel is the perfect place for your meeting needs.

The Chapel

From dorm-style cabins to beautiful lodges, we’ve got just what you need!

Main Retreat Lodge

Guest Retreat LodgeS (2 Total)

Dorms (6 Total)

We offer a beautiful Dining Hall to accommodate your needs!

Our meals have a home-cooked feel, family-style, and our staff is friendly and eager to serve you.

We seek out the best produce to provide only the most delicious recipes for our guests. We tailor each menu to accommodate your type of group.

Dining Hall

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

We have a mostly paperless system. Most registration is handled electronically through your online registration account. Make sure you have completed all sections prior to camp. Bring any prescribed medications in the original containers and make sure they are listed on the medical section of your online account. For Summer camp registrations, you will need to bring the most recent copy of your child’s Health Physical Form when you check-in.

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.)

Yes!

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

Hume SoCal – (Camp Dates)
(Camper Name) – (Church registered with)
P.O. Box 8560
Green Valley Lake, CA 92341

For example:
Hume SoCal – July 5-10
Johnny Smith – ABC123 Church
P.O. Box 8560
Green Valley Lake, CA 92341

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.

Questions?

Please contact our
Hume Welcome Team
info@hume.org
1-800-965-4863