Summer at Hume
Hume Teaching Series
Sunday through Thursday evening, a weekly guest speaker shares compelling biblical teaching seasoned with unique life experiences and personal stories. These free, informal evening sessions are held in the historic Memorial Chapel. Childcare and kids programs are available for a small fee.
Summer time is the perfect opportunity for couples and families to beat the heat and enjoy the majestic mountains and cool waters at Hume Lake.
Day camp and affordable child care allow you to set your own agenda or pick and choose from scheduled activities such as repelling, downhill mountain biking, and nature walks. Featuring a new speaker every week, our free evening programs include musical worship and biblical teaching.
Speaker: Sean McDowell
Dr. Sean McDowell is a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church, and in particular young people, to make the case for the Christian faith. He connects with audiences in a tangible way through humor and stories while imparting hard evidence and logical support for viewing all areas of life through a Biblical worldview. Sean is an Assistant Professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Biola University. Sean still teaches one high school Bible class, which helps give him exceptional insight into the prevailing culture so he can impart his observations poignantly to fellow educators, pastors, and parents alike. In 2008 he received the Educator of the Year award for San Juan Capistrano, California. The Association of Christian Schools International awarded Exemplary Status to his apologetics training. Sean is listed among the top 100 apologists. He graduated summa cum laude from Talbot Theological Seminary with a double Master's degree in Theology and Philosophy. He earned a Ph.D. in Apologetics and Worldview Studies from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014.
Speaker: Ray Johnston
Ray Johnston is a gifted communicator and author. He is the founding Pastor of Bayside Church in Granite Bay, and is a twenty-five year veteran of both youth and adult ministry. Ray also currently serves as the President of Thriving Churches International. He is a frequent speaker at conferences, leadership training events, national conferences and family camps. Ray is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University and Fuller Theological Seminary. Ray and his wife Carol currently live in Granite Bay. They have four young adult children, Mark, Scott, Leslie and Christy.
Speaker: Michael and Amy Smalley
Michael and Amy specialize in teaching couples the principles of loving well and loving for a lifetime. Their popularity as nationally renowned relationship experts quickly grew through their straightforward, no-nonsense advice.
Speaker: Dr. Jim Cook
Jim is a former missionary in India, the Philippines and Sri Lanka. Subsequently in Honolulu, Hawaii he founded International Baptist Church and College & Graduate School of Theology. After 16 years in Hawaii he became senior pastor of First Baptist Church, San Jose, CA. He is presently ministering with International Ministries across this nation and around the world. He uniquely blends a world focus with personal responsibility.
Speaker: Shea Sumlin
Originally from the great nation of Texas, Shea grew up in a broken home, far from the Lord, before surrendering his life to Jesus while in High School. After experiencing a radical spiritual transformation in college, he would eventually receive degrees from the University of North Texas and Dallas Theological Seminary. During that time he married his beautiful bride, Tiffany, and together have five precious daughters-Emma, Sara, Rebekah, Abigail, & Hannah. Shea spent nearly a decade serving as the college pastor of Denton Bible Church in Denton, TX, before then serving as Campus Pastor at The Village Church in Flower Mound, TX. In 2013, Shea and his family transplanted to Fresno, CA (for a second time) where he currently serves as one of the teaching pastors at The Well Community Church. Shea has a deep passion for teaching the Word of God and making disciples through the local church.
Speaker: PJ Lewis
After growing up in Northern California, PJ met his wife, Sheri, while earning a degree in Counseling and Bible at Christian Heritage College in El Cajon. Married in 1988, PJ and Sheri have been serving together for over 20 years in the areas of shepherding, teaching, counseling, and discipleship for both youth and adult ministries in the San Diego area, Carson City, Nevada, and Fresno. PJ enjoys playing games, hiking, exploring new places, and especially loves spending time with his wife.
Hume Lake Christian Camps offers plenty of delicious meal options. Coffees, snacks, beverages and groceries are always close at hand.
The best deal for lodge guests can be found at Pine Tree Dining. You can enjoy your meal upstairs in Pine Tree Dining, or take a to-go box to enjoy by the lake.
Regardless of where you enjoy your meal, save room for the famous Hume Lake milk shake! The milkshakes are so thick you'll have to eat them with a spoon!
Pine Tree Dining
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Delicious all-you-can-eat buffet, soda fountain, and outdoor seating.
Open lunch and dinner. In addition to the classic burger and fries, the Snack Shop serves up delicious milk shakes and lake-front seating.
Pondy Pizza and Pizookie
Open lunch and dinner. Enjoy a new menu of pizzas, pizookies, snacks, desserts and more! Located across from the Ponderosa Pool.
"Hume and Beans"
Hour vary, check the posted hours at each Hume and Beans. Two locations serve an assortment of hot and cold coffee beverages. For our lodge guests, Meadow Ranch Hume and Beans provides indoor seating.
A sense of adventure and a pair of closed toed shoes are the only things you need to get the most out of Hume Lake’s arsenal of activities. With the Sequoia National Forest as your backyard playground your opportunities to explore and relax are virtually limitless!
Get out in the wilderness on our Off Road Tour or go up in the trees on our High Adventure Course or Meadow Ranch pond zip line. Guided walking tours and a pancake breakfast are available if you’d rather slow down, take in the sights, and talk with friends.
If you venture into the surrounding area you’ll find even more activity opportunities. The Hume Lake walking trail, Boyden Cave, Sandy Cove, Ten Mile Creek, and several sequoia groves are just a few near by adventures waiting for you!
Stay at Hume
While there are a variety of activities available, our desire for our lodge guests is to engage you in a time of spiritual refreshment and relaxation during your stay. We encourage you to attend one of our evening Hume Teaching Series meetings during your time at Hume.
- Black Oak Lodge rooms include two queen beds, a seating area, phone, mini-fridge, and a coffee maker.
- Hickory Lodge rooms include a queen bed, twin bed, trundle bed, phone, mini-fridge, and a coffee maker.
- The Joshua Lodge rooms include two double beds and a coffee maker.
Breakfast is provided. Lunch and dinner are available for purchase at the Ponderosa Dining Hall.
*Black Oak has been completely renovated! The rooms now have two queen beds and a seating area, and the decor is a more modern lodge style.
BLACK OAK & HICKORY LODGES INCLUDE:
JOSHUA LODGE INCLUDES:
Note: Lodge rentals during Labor Day weekend may not include additional amenities such as the mini-refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron, ironing board, or phone.
NO PETS, SMOKING, OR ALCOHOL ALLOWED IN HUME LODGING
There is a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of the first night's stay due upon making reservation. The deposit will be forfeited if a reservation is cancelled.
If you have any questions about lodging at Hume, or to make a reservation, contact us:
The purpose of meetings, seminars and activities at Hume Lake Christian Camps is to educate and inspire attendees with Biblical teaching and instruction. We also desire to follow government guidelines which require attendance at meetings for organized camps and educational organizations. Your participation at these meetings is necessary for us to accomplish these goals. Please plan to attend all meetings.
Hume Lake Christian Camps operates outfitting and guiding services and recreational events in the Sequoia National Forest under a special use permit with the United States Forest Service, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin.