Wagon Train

Camp for Ages 8-11

Why choose Wagon Train?

The gospel isn’t merely one ingredient in our programming mix. It’s the reason for everything we do.​

Exciting 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 games at Hume Lake give campers an outlet for their energy and counselors a chance to encourage team-building.

Energetic Worship

Campfire worship, morning prayer, and marveling at God’s creation. We desire to nurture the attitude of worship from sunrise to sunset.

Activities

Hume Lake has a wide variety of activities for you and your students. Each afternoon during free time we PLAY.

Local Ministry

We believe children's pastors know their groups best. In light of that, we run camp in order to give pastors the freedom to focus on their students.

Amazing Location

Hume is a place of great natural beauty, with warm summer days, cool nights, a forest full of trees, our own pond, and wilderness surroundings. We love getting to see God through what He's created.

Pricing

Summer 2024 Registration Is Open!

You Bring a Counselor

$759

per camper

$300

per counselor

We Provide a Counselor

$819

per camper

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

Need Financial Help?

There are scholarships available for every camper that needs them. We call it Camperships!
Campers and parents can apply for a Campership during the registration process online.

Learn more about Camperships here!

2024 Camp Dates

Jun 23-29

Jun 30-Jul 6

Aug 4-10

WHO? Wagon Train 2024 Theme
WHO? Wagon Train 2024 Theme

Meet the New Wagon Master

About the Summer Camp Theme

In the world today, we are constantly told to believe in ourselves, focus on ourselves, and to define truth and reality for ourselves. But we find that the Bible teaches the opposite, and that there is only One who is truly worth putting our trust and belief in.

This summer in Wagon Train, we will dive into the book of Matthew. Through the eyes of Matthew and his Western world, we will look closely at the person of Jesus; and like Jesus’ closest followers, we will be faced with one of the most important questions He asked them, “Who do you say that I am?”

Our theme “Who?” will challenge students to honestly answer the question, “Do you believe Jesus is who He says He is?”

Theme Verse

Matthew 16:13-16

Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

FAQ

Wagon Train is a fun, rustic summer camp for kids aged 8-11 years old, entering 3rd through 6th grades. This Old West experience includes sleeping in a real covered wagon, learning Archery and BB guns, riding canoes and kayaks around the pond, and exploring Fort Logan (our three-story island fort). 

But the fun doesn’t stop there! Camp-wide recreation games like Capture the Flag, the Water Carnival and our awesome night game will have you talking about camp for years to come. You’ll also sit around a campfire singing worship songs, memorizing scripture, watching amazing skits about the Bible performed by the Wagon Train staff and hearing each morning and evening the Good News of Jesus and his love for us. We almost forgot to mention: D&G tag, Chipmunk rappelling rock, Trading Post, and a tree house fit for royalty. You’ll experience all this and more, like great food, friends and fun.

IMPORTANT
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!

If you’d like to orient yourself to the camp before arriving, download this PDF of the Hume Lake campus map.

BEDDING

  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Twin bed sheet
  • Alarm clock (battery powered)

CLOTHING

  • Pants
  • Shorts
  • Swim Shorts/Swimsuit (one piece)
  • Sweatshirt (hooded)
  • T-shirts
  • Dark/camo clothing for night game
  • Shoes – regular use
  • Shoes – to get wet
  • Socks – bring extra
  • Sandals- for pool and shower times only
  • Underclothes
  • Hat

TOILETRIES

  • Towel/Beach Towel
  • Soap/Shampoo
  • Personal hygiene

Medications

  • If your child is bringing medication or supplements, please send them in their original containers.
  • We are not able to give 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.

MISC

  • Bible
  • Pen/Paper
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Camera and batteries
  • Water bottle
  • Decorating supplies for wagon clean up

Wagon Train is a closed camp. This is for the safety and enjoyment of every camper. We ask that family and friends not visit during the week. If necessary, parents may schedule a proper meeting with their child by contacting the Administration Office and making arrangements.

Yes!

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

Wagon Train – [Camp Dates]
[Camper Name] – [Church registered with]
64144 Hume Lake Rd
Hume, CA 93628

For example:
Wagon Train – June 15-21
Johnny Smith – ABC123 Church
64144 Hume Lake Rd
Hume, CA 93628

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

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.

There is no cell reception at Hume Lake or pay phone at Wagon Train. There is only access to a phone for Church business and Emergencies. Campers are not allowed to make non-emergency calls during their week at camp.

The Trading Post supplies only crafts and snacks for purchase during freetime 2-5pm daily. It does not supply camper personal items. These are available in the General Store in Main Camp if forgotten.

Money for additional snacks and crafts may be added to the camper account through the registration page. All camp activities are included at no additional cost.

At Wagon Train, you can expect warm days and cool nights. Days are a bit warmer in July and August. Nights are a bit more chilly in June and late August. It rarely rains.

Each wagon has ten beds, and each bed has a personal shelf. There are four large areas underneath each wagon for luggage storage.

For each week of camp, check-in begins Sunday at 2:00 PM for churches and individuals.

Sunday afternoon is a great time to get your swim test done. Dinner begins at 5:30 PM and the counselor meeting begins at 6:30 PM (at the Wagon Train Pavilion).

Camp ends Saturday morning after breakfast.

IMPORTANT: Individual campers must be picked up by 9:00 AM.

To get a good idea of what to expect for summer:

Download the Wagon Train Camp Schedule

Questions?

  • Contact Us

Do you prefer the phone?

Call our Hume Information team
 1 (559) 305-7770

Deposit and cancellation policy

Deposits and Payments
  1. The first deposit will be $35/spot, due upon booking
  2. The second deposit will be an additional $100/spot (totaling $135/spot), due 130 days prior to arrival
  3. The third deposit will be an additional $100/spot (totaling $235/spot), due 60 days prior to arrival
  4. The final balance will be due four weeks prior to arrival
Cancellations
  • If and when you are needing to cancel any spots, it will forfeit the full deposit per spot for what the deposit is at the time of cancellation.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at [email protected].

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!

Volunteer

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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