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 […]

Hume International Goes to South Africa

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The Boy Who Stood Tall

July 1, 2015

The Boy Featured

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, […]

“But my Child is Unique!”

July 1, 2015

Hume Lake

Estate Planning for Your Children and Your Values One benefit of my job is getting to sit down at kitchen tables with families as they share their blessings and concerns. I have noticed while reviewing estate planning documents that well over 95% do not address a family’s Christian values nor the specific issues their children […]

Exposing Campers to International Missions

July 1, 2015

Exposing Missions

Harvest India Our hope at Hume is that each person coming into contact with this global ministry will devote their lives in service to our Lord Jesus at home and abroad. One of the ways we try to achieve this mission is through focusing on an international ministry each summer in hopes to expose students […]

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  • Philip Hamilton

    Serving like Gideon

    As one of the captains with Hume’s volunteer fire department I had the privilege of staying at Hume throughout the entire Rough Fire. During the first evacuation the team and I spent countless hours preparing the grounds, our apparatus, as well as cooking and cleaning for our fellow firefighters. While serving in these different capacities […]

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  • Ellie and her sister Carmel at the pool during evacuation.

    The Eyes of a Child

    My family was going on vacation. The fire had already started a couple weeks before. It was caused by a lightning strike about 5 miles from Hume. We knew there was a chance of evacuation while we were on our trip so my mom and dad put our files and pictures on the dining room […]

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  • Things that Really Matter

    I can’t stop thinking about refiner’s fire, how it burns away the things that don’t matter and leaves the eternal, important things behind. Fire Evacuation is a lot like that; it strips us of the material, inconsequential details of life and lets us focus on the things that really matter. In these last few weeks […]

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    Take Me Back

    My name is Rich Baker, I have worked and lived at Hume lake for the last 13 years. Like most of my friends I was evacuated from my home early last week and it was a strange feeling not being able to get back to the place you love and live. I was so fortunate […]

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    Doubt, Trust and Ice Cream

    From Jen Manlief Associate Director of the Joshua Wilderness Institute Alright, as promised: thoughts. Driving in yesterday, I realized that I truly do identify a bit with “Doubting Thomas”. That guy gets a bad rap. As I looked into the canyon and saw a landscape that I’d only ever seen in the forboding parts of […]

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  • OE Class

    Love for Creation. Passion for the Creator.

    God’s Life-Transforming Work Through Outdoor Education I am always amazed and humbled to see the Holy Spirit do His life-transforming work in the lives of the students in our Outdoor Education program. We have the special privilege of taking students away from their normal day-to-day routine in their classrooms, and bring them out amongst God’s […]

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  • Trees affected by Tree Beetles

    Bark Beetles and the Trees of Hume Lake

    Protecting Our Trees You may have noticed an abundance of brown pine trees littering the hillsides as you ascend to Hume Lake. Although this makes for unique and artistic pictures, the reality is that those trees have died, and will never live again. This is largely the impact of drought driven bark beetles. Bark beetles […]

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  • Dam Restoration Featured

    Behind the Scenes: Hume Lake Dam Restoration

    Fall 2015 The United States Forest Service received the funding to drain Hume Lake for needed work on the dam this fall to insure that the historical, but still functioning, Hume Lake Dam continues to provide recreational opportunities well into the future. Little has changed from the look of the dam since its construction in […]

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  • Lake Front

    Pointman Leadership Institute

    Developing Trustworthy Leaders Worldwide Pointman Leadership Institute (PLI) recognized 20 years of God’s faithfulness in 2014. PLI continues to be a unique ministry under the guidance of Hume Lake Christian Camps (HLCC). PLI is represented by committee members who are direct liaisons to the HLCC Board of Directors. In 2014 PLI instructors provided 59 seminars […]

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  • Kari Bachle

    Alumni Spotlight: Kari Bachle

    Each quarter we get to highlight one of our amazing Hume alumni (and it’s so hard to choose since there is so much amazingness out there!) and we’re excited to tell you about Kari! Kari Bachle, a native of Long Beach,  first came to work for Hume in the summer of 2003 on the Guest […]

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