Every year before camp, I imagine the amazing things I will experience: Taking notes from the speakers, worshiping alongside the band, growing deeper with friends, having one-on-ones with church leaders. But in eight times at Hume, I’ve never anticipated the work God will do. But this year, God broke down walls I didn’t even realize […]

Fit for the Call

The Main Thing

June 26, 2017

The Mission of Hume In 1988 I was a summer staffer at Hume Lake Christian Camps. Along with about twenty other college students, I was part of the “Summer Alternate Staff” team. Like today’s “Summer Counseling Staff” members, we filled in for churches who needed an extra counselor for the week. Each Sunday, after lunch, […]

Summer Theme 2017: Forsaken

June 26, 2017

I Samuel 12:24 As camp directors, we sat around a table last September discussing conversations we heard all summer from youth pastors on what issues their students were encountering. We began to see a pattern emerge from those conversations. Topics such as identity, obedience and perseverance in their faith were overwhelmingly consistent responses from youth […]

Behind the Scenes: Anatomy of Recreation

June 26, 2017

Playing for a Purpose For more than seventy years Hume Lake Christian Camps has consistently held the gospel of Jesus Christ as the ultimate purpose for existing. Clearly presenting the gospel and providing an opportunity for individuals to respond is a non-negotiable in all camps and retreats. While the gospel is at the center of […]

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  • Summer Staff Profile: Charlie Strong

    Leading the Security Team If you have been to Hume over the last 10 summers then you have probably met Charlie Strong. He leads our summer Security Team and is one of the friendly smiles that greet you when you check in at the Security Booth. Charlie had 30 years with the Los Angeles Police […]

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  • Time, Treasure & Talents

    The Trail of Hope Every fall and spring something spectacular happens at Hume New England. We see signs of it around the pond, in the Heights, even on top of the old Chapel; and just this spring we saw it all the way up on one of the mountain peaks in camp. As mysterious as […]

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  • April 23, 2017

    My Baptism at Hume Lake God reveals Himself at Hume. My daughter and I have been going to Hume Women’s Retreats for the past five years. At these retreats, I’ve fallen more in love with Jesus. Years ago I remember Megan Fate Marshman once asking the question, “Do you really know Jesus or merely know about […]

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  • Making the Best Use of the Good Times

    Gifting Appreciated Assets I am constantly on the lookout for creative ways to maximize the gifts that are given to God’s work at Hume Lake. With potential tax changes being discussed and proposed, we are uncertain about the future of the techniques that can offer enormous benefits to those giving. With the recent increase in […]

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  • A Backstage Pass

    Projects for Hume in 2017 Last year I had the opportunity to join several other Christian camp directors and attend a performance of Cirque du Soleil. We were able to spend several hours on a “behind the scenes” tour of all the moving parts that made the performance shine. It was amazing! We met professional […]

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  • Getting the Biggest “Bang” for Your Buck

    Avoid Tax on Your IRA Distributions This past December, several Hume friends took advantage of a law that allows you to avoid taxation of your IRA distributions when given to a charity. This provision, called the “IRA Charitable Rollover,” allows you to avoid the income tax while making available up to 100% of those IRA […]

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  • Republica Dominicana

    JWI Serves in the Dominican Republic Estamos en la Republica Dominicana! Well…not anymore… The Joshua Wilderness Institute just returned from a remarkable experience on the island of Hispaniola—3,124 miles (as the crow flies) from Los Angeles, California. With seven staff, and 49 students in tow, we embarked on our 14-day journey to the eastern side […]

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  • Dead Trees & Volunteer Opportunities

    We Need Your Help! On behalf of Hume Lake Christian Camps, THANK YOU! We are so thankful for all your help and support last year with the daunting task of managing the volume of dead trees here at camp. We accomplished a TON with the 200 volunteers who worked during our volunteer clean-up weekends and […]

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  • ‘Firsts’ at Hume New England

    Written by John & Lisa Szablowski One of the great joys of working at Hume New England is the pleasure and privilege of experiencing many ‘firsts.’ As the camp gains momentum and grows, our staff is creating, participating in, and witnessing these ‘firsts.’ Some are long in planning and anticipated, some are monumental and even […]

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  • Behind the Scenes: Medical Response

    Ready To Help Those in Need Due to our remote location and subsequent distance to the nearest emergency room, Hume Lake Christian Camps developed an emergency medical services team years ago to tend to the well-being of our guests. Originally, this involved one or two EMTs and a couple of first responders. Today, these services […]

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