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: Chris Hilken
Christopher Hilken is the high school pastor at North Coast Church down in San Diego. He graduated from Concordia University Irvine with degrees and programs in Theological Studies, Psychology, and Biblical Languages. His passion is connecting students with a God who desires the best life imaginable through a new identity in Christ. His commitment to sound Bible teaching mixed with his fun and energetic teaching style makes his messages something that people from all ages, stages, and walks of life have tuned in to hear. He is married to his wife, Paige, and they are expecting their first child in October.
Speaker: PJ Lewis
After growing up in Northern California, PJ met his wife, Sheri, while earning a degree in Counseling and Bible at Christian Heritage College in El Cajon. Married in 1988, PJ and Sheri have been serving together for over 20 years in the areas of shepherding, teaching, counseling, and discipleship for both youth and adult ministries in the San Diego area, Carson City, Nevada, and Fresno. PJ enjoys playing games, hiking, exploring new places, and especially loves spending time with his wife.
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 Mission at First Baptist Church of Lakewood, 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: To Be Announced
Speaker: Brent Eldridge
Although being an avid surfer, runner and Team Chaplain for the L.A. Galaxy, Brent Eldridge focuses the majority of his time as the Lead Pastor at First Baptist Lakewood Church in Long Beach, California. Hume Lake has always had a place in Brent's heart where he made a big decision to follow God's calling into ministry in the summer of 1989 as a camper and then went on to pursue his degree from Master's College and Trinity Theological Seminary. He's passionate about teaching God's Word and leading people into making an impact for the Lord.
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.)
Download the UPDATED Off Campus Activities Release Form here.
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
2015 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 $70 over the standard church group rate.
For all the information on registering, check out the guide:
Optional Afternoon Activities Pricing
- Air Soft - $5
- Archery Tag - $5
- Disc Golf - $5 refundable deposit
- Basketball & Volleyball - $5 refundable deposit
- El Diablo (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
Download the Updated Off-Campus Activities Release Form that will be turned in at Check-In.
Hume Lake Contact Number at Point Loma
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.
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 HumeSD on this pdf: HumeSD Urban Missions
If you plan on doing the urban ministry, please have parents complete the New Vision Release Form for their child, and counselors will also need to fill out the New Vision Release Form for themselves. Download the Updated Release form here: NEW VISION 2014 RELEASE FORM. It is the same form for students and counselors. You can print it out, or type in each field, and even use a digitial signature (from a digital ID on your computer). Be sure to bring these with you filled out and signed for each person participating and turn them in when you check in the first day at camp.
Please contact Jeff Brannan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 559.305.7711 for more information and to sign up your students.
2015 Theme: Coming Soon
2014 Theme Wrap Up: AXE
In the land of beards, plaid and flapjacks, one man encounters the Living God and begins a life-changing journey to make God known. Join us in this tale as Hume portrays the life of the apostle Paul and asks the question: “What are you living to make known?”
Acts 20:24 - “However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.”