Men’s Retreat


The Men's Retreat is designed to ignite passionate living with hundreds of men through outdoor activities, great food, engaging worship, and messages of conviction. It is a reminder that every man is called to a life of honesty, purity, and integrity. Become the man God has called you to be and be a light to a dark world.

Men's Retreat Wrap Up

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Visit the Hume News Audio Archive for the audio recording from the 2013 Men's Retreat.

Dates and Speakers

2014 Fall Men's Retreat #1October 16-19, 2014
  • Speaker: Kent Hughes

    Dr. Hughes received his Master of Divinity degree from Talbot Seminary as well as advanced degrees in ministry and divinity from Biola University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has authored numerous books including Disciplines of a Godly Man and many volumes of the Preaching the Word commentary series of which he is the editor.

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  • Speaker: Albert Tate

    From Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness in Mississippi to FELLOWSHIP in Monrovia, California, Albert Tate is a fifteen-year veteran who has taught and served in a variety of strategic pastoral leadership positions. In 2011, with support and affirmation from several mentors and ministry partners and an undeniable call from God, Albert and his family began the adventure of planting FELLOWSHIP, Gospel-centered, multi-cultural, intergenerational community. Albert's genuine love for the Gospel, God's people, and his dedication to mobilizing the Church, gave him the ingredients needed to strike up this adventure. People of all ages have experienced the transforming power of the Gospel through his dynamic speaking which captures both humor and convicting challenge at the same time. As for his family, Albert and LaRosa are still honeymooning after ten years of marriage, and they are proud parents of two beautiful elementary age daughters, Zoe & Bethany, and a delightful toddler son, Isaac.

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  • Music: Joel Weldon

    A prolific singer/songwriter/composer, Joel Weldon has written a diverse collection in his life's work, now spanning more than 2 decades. Mainstream Christian rock; moving story ballads; passionate songs of worship; even composing music for 5 PBS documentaries and jingles for corporations such as Caterpillar. His music has been featured on CMT ( Country Music Television), Promise Keepers, Harvest Crusades with Greg Laurie, Franklin Graham Crusades, Young Life International, and churches have used his worship songs across the USA and around the world, including songs licensed to WORD Records, Maranatha Music, Vineyard Music, Willow Creek Association, and many others.

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2014 Fall Men's Retreat #2October 23-26, 2014
  • Speaker: Steve Farrar

    Steve Farrar is the founder and chairman of Men's Leadership Ministries. He holds a Master's degree from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, and an earned doctorate from Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas. Steve is the author of the best-selling book, "Point Man: How a Man Can Lead His Family."

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  • Speaker: Brad Bell

    After living the stereotypical college life as a star athlete at CSU Fresno, Brad Bell gave his life to Christ in 1993. Dallas Theological Seminary fed his appetite to learn more about Jesus where Bell received a M.A. in Biblical Studies. Yet, a degree wasn't the only achievement for him in Texas; Bell met and married his bride, Jen, in Texas before moving back to his hometown of Fresno, CA. He was crazy enough to quit his job to start a church in Fresno with no financial support, no staff, and no building! Not without good reason, though! Tired of seeing people exhausted from the treadmill of "try hard - do good - fail," Bell developed a deep passion for discipleship. He had to respond to the calling that the Lord was stirring in him!

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  • Music: Pete Shambrook

    Pete Shambrook has been a Pastor and worship leader at Rockharbor Church in Costa Mesa for 11 years and has recently stepped out to pastor his own community in Orange CA that serves as a campus of Rockharbor Church. Serving as worship leader for Promise Keepers from 1996 - 2005, Pete led men in worship in stadiums and arenas across the United States along with many conference style worship gatherings from men's retreats to ministry conferences.

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Schedule and Details


3:00 PM Check-in at the Snack Shop Patio
5:30 PM Dinner - Ponderosa Dining
7:00 PM Meeting - Ponderosa Chapel
7:00 AM Early Bird Coffee - Ponderosa Dining
7:30-9:00 AM Breakfast - Ponderosa Dining
9:00 AM Seminars #1 & #2
10:30 AM Meeting - Ponderosa Chapel
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch - Ponderosa Dining
1:00-5:00 PM Afternoon Activities
1:15 PM Seminar #3
5:30-7:00 PM Dinner - Ponderosa Dining
7:00 PM Meeting - Ponderosa Chapel
8:30 PM Snack - Ponderosa Dining
Fire Pits, Ark Open
Activity Sign-Ups in Ponderosa Dining
9:00 PM Concert - Ponderosa Chapel
7:00 AM Early Bird Coffee - Ponderosa Dining
7:30-9:00 AM Breakfast - Ponderosa Dining
9:00 AM Q&A with the speakers - Ponderosa Chapel
10:30 AM Meeting - Ponderosa Chapel
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch - Ponderosa Deck
1:00-5:00 PM Afternoon Activities
5:30-7:00 PM Dinner - Ponderosa Dining
7:00 PM Meeting - Ponderosa Chapel
8:30 PM Snack - Ponderosa Dining
Fire Pits, Ark Open
9:00 PM Improv Comedians - Ponderosa Chapel
7:00 AM Early Bird Coffee - Ponderosa Dining
7:30-9:00 AM Breakfast - Ponderosa Dining
9:00 AM Meeting - Ponderosa Chapel
11:30-12:30 PM Lunch - Ponderosa Dining


Archery Range: Friday 1:00 – 4:00 PM, Saturday 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Come try our state of the art target range located behind Meadow Ranch Chapel or our 3-D range in Wagon Train.
Cost: No charge

The Ark: Thursday 8:30 – 11:00 PM, Friday and Saturday 1:00–5:00 PM, 8:30 – 11:00 PM
Open during afternoon free time for Basketball, Foosball, Ping Pong and Billiards. Located by the Meadow Ranch Pond

Climbing Spire: Friday 1:00 – 5:00 PM, 8:30 – 10:30 PM, Saturday 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Come challenge yourself on our outdoor climbing wall. It’s fun, easy and great for any skill level. Located next to the Meadow Ranch Pool.
Cost: No charge.

Zipline: Friday 1:00 – 3:00 PM, Saturday 1:00 – 4:45 PM
Take a ride through the trees on our 600 foot zipline over Meadow Ranch Pond. Meet at the Meadow Ranch Pond dock.
Cost: $5 per ride.

Fly Casting Instruction: Friday and Saturday 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Come to the Snack Shop Lawn Friday and Saturday for free fly casting instruction. All necessary equipment will be provided.
Cost: No charge.

Meadow Ranch Ropes Course: Friday at 3:15 PM & 8:30 PM and Saturday at 1:15 PM & 3:15 PM
Located next to the Meadow Ranch Lawn.
Cost: $15 per person.

Off-Road Tour: Friday and Saturday at 1:00 PM & 3:15 PM
Enjoy amazing views on a guided tour through the back roads surrounding Hume Lake. Meet in front of Ponderosa Chapel.
Cost: $25 per person.

Waterfront Boathouse: Thursday 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Friday 10:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday closed
Located next to the Snack Shop
Boats and Bikes – No charge, I.D. required for deposit
Disc Golf Discs – No charge, I.D. required for deposit
Golf Carts Rental – $10 per half hour, I.D. required for deposit – Driver must be at least 18 and have a valid driver’s license.

Archery Tag: Friday 1:00 – 5:00 PM, 8:30 – 10:30 PM, and Saturday 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Come out and experience the thrill of shooting each other with real bows and arrows! It’s great fun for all ages.
Located on the Meadow Ranch lawn.
Cost: No Charge

Shotgun Range: Friday and Saturday 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Shuttle leaves from Ponderosa Chapel Parking
Cost: $5 for 8 shots

Paintball: Friday 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Meet the bus at Ponderosa Chapel Parking
We recommend wearing long sleeves and long pants.
Cost: $15 per person and $5.00 for 100 extra rounds of paint.

.22 Rifle Range: Friday and Saturday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Here’s a chance to have some fun plinking at random targets at our .22 rifle range.
Located next to the snowboard run.
Cost: $2 for 10 rounds

Hiking: Any time
Maps available at the Administration Office.

  • Around Hume Lake
  • Inspiration Point
  • Little Brown Church
  • Sunshine Ridge


See the Lodging Options tab for descriptions and photos of each option.


Multiple Occupancy: $199/person
Single Occupant: $299/person

Linens not provided in standard lodging for men's retreats.
Please plan on bringing your own bedding or sleeping bag.


Multiple Occupancy: $239/person
Minimum of 6 occupants required


Multiple Occupancy: $399/person
Single Occupant: $499/person


The housing will be assigned first-come, first-serve based on when you register.  This reduced rate is based on multiple occupancy. Minimum of 6 people to a room is required in standard and deluxe rooms. Hume will assign roommates if needed.


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Men's Promo

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Adult Program Overview

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Men's 1 (October 16-19, 2014)
Men's 2 (October 23-26, 2014)

Lodging Options


This is the camp experience.  Our Standard housing is made up of cabins and dorms, many of which have full bathrooms attached or are in room.  The rest have bathrooms within walking distance.  These accommodations are outfitted with a queen bed or bunk beds and sleep 5 to 10 people for groups.  For Marriage Retreats, there will be one couple per room.  Linens are not provided during Mens and Family Retreats.


Not looking for the camp experience?  Then upgrade to our Deluxe accommodations which include linens and have full bathrooms in the room.  Larger than hotel rooms, these dorms can sleep 5 to 10 guests comfortably.  For Marriage Retreats, there will be one couple per room.


Perhaps a hotel room is your idea of retreating... then our Premium Lodge rooms are for you.   With amenities like a coffee maker, telephone and a refrigerator in your room you won't feel like you're "roughing it" at all.  Each room can sleep up to 4 guests comfortably.  For Marriage Retreats, there will be one couple per room.

Self-Provided Housing:

For those who do not need Hume housing for the retreat, but have instead arranged their own lodging at a privately-owned cabin in the area. Please note that RV parking and tent camping are not available on Hume property.