Christian School Discipleship Retreat
For High School Students
The Hume Lake Spiritual Emphasis program is a time set aside for students, teachers and counselors to experience the love of Jesus Christ and grow closer to Him.
Group activities, unique challenges, and times of worship break students out of their normal routines and allow them to hear God’s word with a clear mind and a humble attitude. Each element of the program is designed to reinforce our core values.
Evening meetings and small group time provide solid biblical teaching and allow students to digest and wrestle with the truth in a supportive environment. Ample free time lets kids be kids and enjoy the many adventures Hume Lake has to offer.
As your ministry partner we want to help you invest in the spiritual health of your students throughout the year. Each school will return home with a packet containing ideas for chapels or spiritual emphasis weeks based on your time at camp. We’ll also send a Hume speaker to your school at some point in the year to follow-up on your camp experience.
Areas of Focus
Students will get a look at the galaxy we live in by an expert who can explain constellations and help map out the sky. We will look at it also from a spiritual perspective as we are reminded to how big God is.
This year we will be presenting the Pointman Leadership seminar. The Pointman Leadership seminar’s mission is to provide ethics training in character-based, principled leadership. This seminar has been presented to leaders all over the world.
The word “Talmidim” translates in Hebrew to mean “disciple”. A talmidim of the rabbi would seek with his whole heart to know everything about his Rabbi. His life would mimic that of his Rabbi. In that same way we will examine what it means and looks like to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.
We will be challenging the students with fun group building exercises that will grow them physically, mentally, and spiritually. They will learn to work together to overcome obstacles.
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!
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, water bottle, $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.
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
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!
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.
Pricing and Registration
Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable
Registration for 2020 Fall Spiritual Emphasis Retreats will be open by November 15, 2020
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Steve is the Junior High Ministries Director at First Presbyterian Church in Bakersfield, CA. He’s married to Heather and has two kids, Ethan and Abby. He’s been ministering to junior high students for 15 years and loves their energy and heart to take ownership of their faith. When he’s not hanging out with junior high students or chasing his own kids, Steve loves to watch the Giants play baseball, play video games, read or having great conversations with friends.
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