In what seems like just the blink of an eye, another year has passed. In fact, the decades seem to be moving quickly as well. I remember as a kid, time seemed to move slowly. As a little boy, it felt like nap time would never end, birthdays would never come and the winter snow […]

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Drought Challenges

December 30, 2015


We have been talking about the statewide drought for a couple of years. We are hopeful that this coming winter season will change all that for Hume Lake Christian Camps because it has taken a toll on the property and the ministry. Many of you know that we had to postpone some of our strategic […]

Hume New England Tour & Cruise

December 30, 2015


It’s likely that when you think about spending time at Hume your mind drifts up the mountains, through the trees, to the lake, and then lingers on the fun you always have with your friends and family. These days there is so much more to Hume than just that one beautiful place in the mountains. […]

Offsite Ministry Fall 2015

December 30, 2015


The Rough Fire brought both unforeseen challenges and incredible offsite ministry opportunities for us this fall. With the cancellation of all Hume events from the end of August until the end of December, we looked for ways to continue ministry, but away from the lake location. In the Fresno area we were able to provide […]

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    Pioneer Spirit

    When I think about our country, the legacy of this land was laid by people with a sense of adventure, clear vision and a pioneer spirit. I am filled with that same pioneer spirit as I walk the grounds of Hume New England. Much like the early American settlers, I believe we are breaking ground […]

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    How to Sell You Assets Tax Free

    There are a number of reasons why you might wish to create a charitable remainder trust (CRT). The first may be for capital gains tax savings. When you transfer an appreciated asset to a charitable remainder trust, you avoid capital gains tax on the sale. Because the trust is tax exempt, you can sell your […]

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    Hume International: Thailand & Papua New Guinea

    One of my favorite things about Hume Lake is its commitment to sharing the gospel not only here in the states but also abroad. I was so pumped to be able to join Hume International as we brought camp to over 400 junior high and high school missionary kids in northern Thailand. It was an […]

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    Family DIRT

    How does one summarize the first Family DIRT riding event? Incredible? Amazing? Epic? Off the charts? For the past three years, mothers and daughters have been asking for a family version of our guys DIRT event. After months of planning, working alongside numerous departments at Hume, and partnering with riding clubs like RUTS, God brought […]

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    Day 8/9: Our Last Day

    Wow, how has the week gone by this fast? Yesterday was our last full day together and this morning we disembarked and headed our separate ways. It has truly been an incredible week. Hume New England, Portland, Bar Harbor, Saint John and Halifax, along with (a few) colorful trees, beautiful lighthouses and Dathan’s favorite . . . […]

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    Day 7: Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Halifax, Nova Scotia (or, New Scotland) was the setting for today’s adventure. There was a great little walk along the harbor with ships, restaurants, shops and activities. It was a (relatively) warm afternoon and the perfect weather to explore. Some of our group, myself included, visited the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. It was a […]

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    Will You Trust the Cap’n?

    Summer 2015 This summer’s theme entitled, Aye Aye, Cap’n, was amazing! The Sunday night Openers were spectacular. Hume staff and a couple hundred volunteers sewed costumes, built pirate ships, wrote scripts, designed sets, created musical scores and engineered dancing water features. It looked more like a Disney production than a summer camp opener. In fact, […]

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    Below are two simple stories. However, when you read closely and envision experiencing the life change firsthand, they become more awe-inspiring… An Excerpt From a Counselor’s Email We have about five guys in our youth group who have been disruptive and for lack of a better term troublemakers since their freshman year. They have come […]

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    Meadow Ranch

    The best part of every week in Meadow Ranch is 10 quiet seconds on a Monday night. For 10 still seconds, five hundred junior highers sit motionless with their heads bowed and eyes closed. It is by far the best 10 seconds of every week. Better than the Opener, better than the ropes course and […]

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    Wagon Train

    I’d have to say at Wagon Train, by far, the most challenging part for my staff and me is to take the deep, profound truths of God’s Word and boil them down to the basics, stripping away any unnecessary complexities or clutter, and presenting them in the most clear and simple way possible. Really, our […]

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