camp 2023

Camp 2023 is for all students who will be in 5th through 12th grade in the Fall of 2023!

Wagon Train (5th & 6th grade)
Meadow Ranch (7th & 8th grade)
Ponderosa (9th - 12th grade)

Limited spots are available.


Click the appropriate image below to register your student for camp!

To secure your spot, at the time of registration, you will need to pay the $175 non-refundable deposit for each student you wish to register. The remaining balance can be paid at any time, or in installments no later than indicated below.

Wagon Train
Total Cost: $775

Payment Schedule:
Deposit: $175
March 16: $200
April 16: $200
May 16: $200

Meadow Ranch & Ponderosa
Total Cost: $875

Payment Schedule:
Deposit: $175
March 16: $250
April 16: $250
May 16: $200

We don’t want finances to be the reason students can’t go to camp. Hume Lake has an amazing Campership program, and our policy has generally been to match any camperships awarded by Hume Lake. You will be given the option to apply for a Campership during the registration process. If assistance is needed beyond that, please contact us (all requests will be kept confidential).

*If your camper is sent home during camp for Covid-19 related reasons, we will prorate the cost of camp by the number of nights the camper was in camp before testing positive. Hume Lake has offered this to us, we are transferring this generosity to you!



Wagon Train

Theme Verse: Daniel 3:16-18

In a culture that is increasingly opposed to Christianity, how can we remain faithful to our amazing God? Perhaps, it is by understanding that God is faithful to us and therefore worthy to be followed! This summer we will have an incredible time studying the book of Daniel. Our theme, Steadfast, will be set in a world where the wild west collides with marvelous medieval times. We will examine the steadfastness of Daniel and his friends while challenging ourselves to practice daily spiritual disciplines. Like Daniel, this will encourage us to be steadfast unto our God amidst a culture that is trying to deter us from doing so.  Yeehaw!

MEADOW RANCH & ponderosa

Theme Verse: Daniel 3:14-18

Super Spirit Day: Under the Sea

Recreation Teams: Sunny Surfs vs Tiki Turfs

This summer's theme will take place with our main characters exiled on an Island in the Pacific Northwest in the 1940's, 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.

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 summer 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.

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 youth pastor, small group leader or a mentor.



Saturday, July 15th | 9am-10am
Luggage Drop off/Medical Health Screening

Sunday, July 16th | 8:15am 
Arrive for departure for camp from Grace Bible Church

Saturday, July 22nd
Returning to Grace Bible Church late afternoon (generally between 3 and 4pm)

*Note: We are moving our lunch/bathroom break spot from Kettleman to Hanford! Pastor Ed has found a great Walmart parking lot (250 S. 12th Avenue, Hanford) that has an In-N-Out Burger, Sonic, an AMPM, and an El Pollo Loco. Safe parking lot with food options, without the chaos of Kettleman!

Wagon Train Parents: We will make sure to keep your students in groups with leaders while in Hanford. We will also be paying for your student's lunch so that they don't have to be responsible for the cash themselves.


Packing List
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, spending money for activities and keepsakes. $100 is the recommended amount for spending money. (Remember: Girls no bare midriffs or spaghetti straps; guys, no sagging.)  If females cannot find a one-piece bathing suit, they will be required to wear a dark-colored shirt over their suit at all times. Students are not permitted to bring drugs (unless prescribed by a doctor), alcohol, tobacco, fireworks, firearms, and electronic devices.  Students are not permitted to bring or use phones at camp.

Downloadable Packing Lists (Wagon Train, Meadow Ranch + Ponderosa)

Dress Code
Modesty is the policy at Hume Lake, and they ask that special attention be given to fit, appropriateness and slogans. Also, shoes and shirts are required during all meals and around camp.

Hume Lake requires that bathing suits be one-piece. Those without a one-piece suit may wear a dark colored t-shirt to cover a two piece. Hume Lake has provided us with the following examples that do not conform to the modesty concept: Girls - Extreme French cut bathing suits, low-cut and/or revealing necklines, open midriff, tops or dresses with spaghetti straps that are smaller than 1". Guys - speedos or underwear showing over pants/shorts that hang too low.



Every summer we have campers who feel led to be baptized while at camp, and we are honored to be a part of them! However, it is very important to us that the students understand the decision they are making, and that they have permission from their parent/guardian. If your student is interested in being baptized at Hume, please have them fill out our interest form. We will have a baptism class while at camp, and plan on performing the baptisms Saturday morning.

Camp '23 - Baptism Interest and Permission


Wagon Train (5th & 6th Grade)
All Wagon Train activities are included in the cost of camp. Activities included in the past have been: rappelling, BB, archery, swimming pool, one craft during craft time, all games and much more (like the brand new zip line over the Wagon Train pond!)

Meadow Ranch & Ponderosa
In the past Meadow Ranch and Ponderosa camps have included some free and paid extra activities for your campers to choose from during the week (they can partake in these activities during free time in the afternoons). 

Campers can sign up for activities while at camp, or during the registration process. If your camper wants to try an activity that they aren't signed up for, have them let their cabin leader know on Sunday evening and they will help them get signed up.


Hume Lake has always been so good at providing a place to view "proof of life" photos each day in Wagon Train, Meadow Ranch, and Ponderosa. New for 2023! To view photos from our week at camp download the Hume app (search for Hume Christian Camps) or visit and log in with your Hume registration information (email and password).

Photo Gallery with Photo Tagging
You  can browse through all photos uploaded by camp, saving your favorites along the way. You can purchase and share high-resolution digital downloads and prints from the desktop version or create unique photo gifts such as mugs, calendars, phone cases, and more. The new photo tagging feature with facial recognition makes it easy for parents, counselors, church admins and youth pastors to see their campers in action! Parents can upload a photo of their camper and they’ll receive push notifications whenever we detect photos that may contain their camper.

NOTE FROM HUME: Our mobile app is powered by Bunk1. You will have the option to upgrade to use the Bunk Notes feature described below. If you choose to upgrade, charges on your card will appear from “Bunk1 Summer Camps”. Access to the photo gallery is available for free, but you’ll still need to “purchase” the free bundle.

Send Bunk Notes
No need to wait for snail mail; Send Bunk Notes day or night. Hume will receive and distribute Bunk Notes once every 24 hours. Parents can use Credits to create Fun Notes that include borders, photos, Sudoku Puzzles or Baseball Box Scores.

Purchase Bunk Note Express and receive a unique email address for your camper. Parents can customize their camper email address and share with grandparents or other relatives so that they can send Bunk Notes too.

Speaker Messages and Audio
Hume records speaker messages from the main chapel sessions and seminars each week of camp in Meadow Ranch and Ponderosa. Visit and find your camp to listen.

Recreation and Wrap Up Videos
Watch the videos from your week of camp. Visit, find your location (Hume Lake) and week of camp (Week 7) to view videos. You can view the video embedded on that page, or follow the share link for each video to access more features and download to play in your church or keep forever. Ponderosa has daily recreation videos and a wrap up video at the end of the week. Meadow Ranch has one recreation highlight video and a wrap up video at the end of the week. Wagon Train has a wrap up video at the end of the week.

sick camper policy

The following "sick camper policy" is directly from Hume Lake:

Campers who feel ill while at camp, and are brought to the health center by their youth leader, will be evaluated for a fever and other contagious symptoms. If a camper is found to have a fever in excess of 100.4 and have potentially contagious symptoms, they will be isolated at the health center until the fever is gone for 24 hours without any anti-fever medication in their system, and their symptoms are improved. If symptoms persist or temperature goes above 102, then arrangements will need to be made to have the camper picked up from camp by a parent or guardian in the shortest time frame possible. If the 24 hour isolation period would exceed the time remaining in camp, a parent or guardian will be responsible for the pick up of the camper in the shortest time frame possible.

It is imperative that parents are aware of this policy and are ready to pick up their camper in the case where they become sick and potentially contagious. Hume does not recommend transporting sick campers home in the same bus or vehicle that is being used to transport healthy students. In the event of serious injury or a life-threatening emergency, Hume will assist with the transportation of campers, but Grace Bible Church will have a vehicle on site for the medical transportation of campers in non-emergency situations or due to illness.



Don’t feel pressured to do so, but you can send your camper a care package for them to receive while at camp! 

It is important that you send the package five days prior to the delivery date! 


Send it to:

Hume Lake Christian Camps July 16-22

Ponderosa, Meadow Ranch or Wagon Train (indicate which camp)

Camper Name / Grace Bible Church

64144 Hume Lake Road

Hume, CA 93628