Hume San Diego Summer Camp
Hume SD is a seamless blend of Hume Lake and San Diego. Urban missions and beachfront activities take full advantage of the location while powerful corporate worship, compelling teaching and full throttle recreation provide a true camp experience for Jr. High (grades 6-8) and High School (grades 9-12) students. Enjoy the San Diego beach culture while building relationships!
Dates and Speakers
Speaker: Darin McWatters
Darin McWatters grew up in Phoenix, AZ where he learned to wear long pants in 120 degree weather, apply sunscreen without blotching, and avoid the dreaded venom of the Gila monster. For a couple of years he lived like a tamborineless gypsy, roaming incessantly back and forth across the highways and byways of America in the band, Everybodyduck. Then he did some missions work with mountain people in the Sierra Nevadas, as the Program Director of Hume Lake Christian Camps and founder of the Joshua Wilderness Institute. Now he lives in Long Beach, CA where he still wears long pants and sunscreen but almost never thinks about Gila monsters. He is currently Pastor of Teaching and Arbor Road Church, and a Chaplain with the Los Angeles County Sherriff's Department. He has been married to his wife Shannon for 17 years, and has four children Jack, Hank, Lily, and Will. Understandably, he is very tired most of the time.
Speaker: Dr. Erik Thoennes
Erik is amazed every day that God saved him as a young boy in a small factory town in Connecticut and adopted him into his family. Dr. Thoennes is Professor of Theology, and Chair of the Theology Department at Biola University/Talbot School of Theology and also a pastor at Grace Evangelical Free Church in La Mirada, California. He was voted Professor of the Year twice, and was awarded the Faculty Excellence Award by his colleagues at Biola University. Erik also taught at Wheaton College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of "Life's Biggest Questions: What the Bible Says About the Things that Matter Most," and "Godly Jealousy: A Theology of Intolerant Love." God has blessed Erik with his godly wife Donna, who has been his faithful ministry partner since they were married in 1989. Erik and Donna have four children; Caroline, Paige, Samuel, and Isaac.
Speaker: Ryan Guard
Ryan Guard is the Teaching/Adult Ministries Pastor at Mission Community Church in Gilbert, AZ. He's been in full-time ministry for 14 years, starting out as a Jr. High Pastor for 3 years, then as a High School/Student Ministries Pastor for the next 11. He certainly didn't expect to become a pastor when he grew up, or even a Christian for that matter! God got ahold of his hardened heart while he was in college, and he's never been the same. He has a deep passion for teaching the Word of God to students, utilizing plenty of humor, stories, and practical applications along the way. He used to be pretty good at basketball, but those days are long gone, and now it's just sad to watch him play. He has been married to Lindsay for 8 years, and they have three children, Griffin (5), Gavin (2) and Hadley who was born in June of 2015.
Speaker: Matt Davis
Matt Davis wants to live in a world where roasted garlic is served at every meal, Costco is open 24 hours a day and every morning begins with rain, a good book and an extraordinary cup of coffee. As the Marriage + Family Pastor at Calvary Church of Santa Ana, he's likely to be found preaching from the main stage, playing whiffle ball with students or explaining to someone how to love and live for Jesus. When he is not at Calvary, he is spending time with Marilee, his hippie/farmer bride of 14 years and his three kids, Noah "the Reader" (10), Jed "the Slugger" (8) and Karis "the Future Dictator of a Small Island Nation" (6).
Speaker: Chris Ward
Chris Ward is the Teaching Pastor at Friends Church in Yorba Linda, CA. Prior to that, he was an Associate Teaching Pastor at ROCKHARBOR Church in Costa Mesa, CA. Chris is a Southern California native, having attended the University of Southern California for his undergrad and Talbot School of Theology for his M.Div. Before becoming a full-time pastor, Chris worked in the financial industry for Goldman Sachs. Chris is married to his wife Tanya and have one son, Lucas.
Clear Gospel Message
The gospel isn’t merely one ingredient in our programming mix. It’s the reason for everything we do.
Speakers at Hume SD know teenagers as well as their bibles. They unwrap and animate God’s truth in ways that connect with students.
Students will hear the gospel of Jesus in chapels and talks, then wrestle with it in seminars, breakouts, and all those unscripted moments between youth pastors and students that a Hume SD camping experience delivers.
Indoor worship, outdoor worship, corporate worship, devotional worship.
Hume SD nurtures the attitude of worship from sunrise (over San Diego bay) to sunset (over the pacific ocean). Just step out of your dorm, and you can’t help but acknowledge God here in what has been called the most beautiful spot in San Diego.
Personal quiet times, small-group prayer, our dawn patrol sunrise worship—you'll have plenty of options for exalting the lord. For listening to him, too. (It helps that distractions are few here—no phones or ipods, for instance.)
And our musicians are selected for their giftedness in bringing students into the presence of the lord.
As the 9th largest city in the United States, San Diego has many thriving urban and international mission organizations. Through partnerships with these groups, Hume SD provides campers and counselors with safe, supervised opportunities to serve people in immediate, tangible ways.
Whether it’s handing out food and socks to the homeless or packing lunches to be sent into Mexico, students are taken out of their “me-centered” culture and confronted with a world of hunger, loneliness and need.
Campers will learn the power of a pair of socks and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Here is life transformation, for the servants as well as for those in need.
Please refer to the "Serve" tab above for more information on how to sign up for specific ministry days.
Don’t mistake Hume SD for beach camping.
The drop-dead gorgeous campus of Point Loma Nazarene University sits atop the ridge of a peninsula, San Diego bay on one side, the ocean on the other. Walk in just about any direction through this lush, pristinely kept garden campus, and you’ll see water. Lots of water.
And because it’s a university campus, all 93 acres of it is designed for students. Modern dorms, gated grounds, great food services, rec fields, and no end of activities. And did we mention the endless ocean view?
Hume SD is strategically located on the Point Loma Peninsula in beautiful San Diego.
Easy to find and quick to get to, the private college campus and ever-present ocean view removes all the distractions of the city and allows campers (and counselors!) the chance to enjoy God’s creation.
Service opportunities in downtown and beach activities at mission beach are a short bus ride away.
For an hour a day, we let kids be kids. We call it recreation.
The high-energy, innovative games at Hume SD give campers an outlet for their energy, while providing counselors a chance to encourage team-building and leadership skills.
Game-winning teams are awarded points throughout the week, and on spirit day themed costumes multiply your points to give your team the cutting edge!
While all campers receive a free “rec” shirt, only the winning team gets the coveted “champion” shirt.
Free, on-campus diversions include disk golf, basketball, ping-pong, billiards, foosball, volleyball, and a mechanical bull.
Or students can dive into water sports, thanks to our partnership with Ocean Experience, whose certified instructors will have your kids safely surfing or sea-kayaking.
Of course, all are welcome to bring their own boogie and surf boards, and indulge their wave-riding desires.
We’ll even drive students down to the surf and back again after they’ve had enough of the wind, water, and sun. (If anyone can have enough of those.)
The theme is a creative and practical link between the fun, entertaining aspects of camp and our presentation of the gospel.
While we believe that the theme is a critical part of the camp experience, it is our desire that by the end of the week it becomes background to the biblical truths taught throughout the week.
The opener, the daily videos, the recreation team names, spirit day and the free camp dvd are some of the programming elements we use to capture campers attention, win their trust, and direct their focus to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Local Church Ministry
Let us agree on one thing: your youth pastor—not us or any other ministry resource provider—knows your youth group best.
We run Hume SD in order to give youth pastors freedom to do what they do best—relate to students, listen, offer guidance, love. To that end, we free them up from the myriad details required for a successful, memorable camping experience—the programming, lodging, meals, recreation, speakers, music. They do enough of that anyway.
So this time, we'll do the footwork while your youth pastors ministers to your students. After all, when Jesus left this planet, he left behind a church, not a camp.
Pricing & Details
2016 Church Group Pricing
No minimum group size required. Counselor to Camper ratio of 1 to 7 is requested per gender. Price includes meals, lodging, program, web link to highlight videos from the week, and recreation T-shirt. Extra activities are available at additional cost or deposit.
*Individuals without church groups are welcome to attend. They will be under the care and supervision of a Hume staff counselor. Individual Camper tuition is $75 over the standard church group rate.
For all the information on registering, check out the guide:
***NEW UPDATED ACTIVITY RELEASE FORM***
The off-campus release forms for Ocean Experience & New Vision Urban Ministries have been included in the online registration process again this year, so everyone will have filled these out already.
We have been able to coordinate with another partner (the Mission Bay Aquatic Center) for some of our Off-Campus Free Time Activities, which has opened up more spots for students to participate in activities.
Unfortunately, for reasons outside of our control, we were were unable to incorporate the Mission Bay Aquatic Center release form into our online registration system this year. We have been trying to get everything set to have this release form as part of our online registration system, but we regretfully were not able to get it all worked out for this year.
Please have a parent/guardian of each of your students fill out and sign the release form, and turn them in when you check in at camp. You can download the form below:
Optional Afternoon Activities Pricing
- Air Soft - $5
- Archery Tag - $5
- Bubble Soccer - $5
- Disc Golf - Free ($5 refundable deposit)
- Basketball & Volleyball - Free ($5 refundable deposit)
- Tatonka (Mechanical Bull) - Free
- Climbing Wall - Free
- Rec Room - Billiards, Foosball, Ping Pong - Free
- Beach - Free (transportation provided)
- Surfboard Rental - $10 per day
- Boogie Board Rental - $5 per day
- Surfing Lessons - $25 includes instruction, wetsuit & board
- Sea Kayaking & Stand-up Paddleboarding - $25 includes guide and all necessary equipment
- Mission Bay Beach Cruiser Tour - $10 includes guide, bicycle & safety equipment
What to bring
Bible, notebook, pencil, flashlight, sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries, warm and cool clothes, jacket, modest one-piece swimsuit (no tankinis), $100 recommended spending money for activities and keep sakes. (Remember: Girls no bare midriffs or spaghetti straps; guys, no sagging.)
What not to bring
Drugs (unless prescribed by a doctor), alcohol, tobacco, fireworks, firearms, electronic devices.
Hume Lake Contact Number at Point Loma
Phone: 559 305-7711
Fax: 559 305-7712
Camper Mail Address
PLNU - Conference Services
Hume SD (Dates of Camp)
Camper Name / Church Registered With
3900 Lomaland Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
PLNU - Conference Services
Hume SD (July 10-15, 2016)
Johnny Smith / American Bible Church
3900 Lomaland Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
Each afternoon during free time, campers are given the opportunity to put what they're learning at camp into practice through opportunities to reach out.
New Vision Christian Fellowship is our partner in reaching the urban areas of San Diego. Over 10,000 homeless people live in San Diego, with over 20% of those being women and children. New Vision affords Hume SD campers opportunities in Hotel Ministry, Service Projects, Street Ministry, and Homeless Shelters. A $15 per participant donation goes to New Vision to help provide desperately needed supplies for this ministry opportunity and to help New Vision's ongoing ministry. If you will need us to arrange and provide transportation for your group doing the urban ministry, there will be an additional $5 charge per person to help cover the cost of transportation.
Check out the descriptions and details of the different Urban Ministry opportunities we have for you at Hume SD on this pdf: Hume SD Urban Missions
Please contact Jeff Brannan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 559.305.7711 for more information and to sign up your students.
2016 Theme: BINGO
We live in the midst of a world that is not the way God intended it to be.
The prophet Elijah also experienced ungodliness happening all around him yet chose to trust and obey the Lord's commands by taking a stand and proclaiming God's truth. This summer Hume will take a look at the life of Elijah and challenge students to proclaim God’s truth in an ungodly culture.
1 Kings 18:37a - “Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that You are the Lord God.”
Rootin’-Tootin’, Rockin’-Sockin’, Hootin’-Hollerin’ HOEDOWN
Includes registration fliers, slides, logo, and fonts.
Hume San Diego Promo