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 0: We Made It!

October 2, 2015


Hume International Goes to South Africa

August 10, 2015

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Hume Lake has always held a special place in my heart. As a junior higher I can vividly remember coming back to California for the summer from Quito, Ecuador where my parents were missionaries. I had the privilege of being one of those kids that got to call Hume home for the summer as my […]

The Boy Who Stood Tall

July 1, 2015

The Boy Featured

Life Change is Happening at Hume Lake Leadership has many definitions. Some writers, such as John Maxwell, have defined leadership simply as influence. To the degree influence defines leadership, it is clear that  a new leader stood tall at Hume Lake Christian Camps this March. Ponderosa Chapel was full of guys excited to come to […]

Aye Aye Cap’n!

July 1, 2015

Ponderosa Stage

Trusting the Captain in All Things In the early weeks of September our program team went into a cabin at Hume and got on our knees asking God for direction for the summer 2015 theme. We all came out feeling very passionate about looking at the life of Peter. When studying the life of Peter, […]

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