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: Ron Merrell
Ron Merrell has been in ministry for 16 years and is the Teaching Pastor at Heights Church in Prescott, AZ. He fuses a love for people who feel broken and lost with his background in both ministry and stand-up comedy to uncompromisingly communicate the Bible. He's married to his best friend, Anna, and has two sons, Braddock and Brody. He's a contributor to CollegeMinistry.com, co-author of Random Thoughts, and a frequent camp speaker. His first comedy album, Laughitated, is due out on iTunes later this year. He's sure both of his fans will buy it.
Speaker: Brian Holland
Brian Holland has been in ministry with the next generation for 20 years in Southern California. He is an outstanding speaker; he's captivating, funny, but most importantly passionate to see people come to know Jesus. He is asked to speak at many camps, chapels, and special events throughout the year. He gets to be married to Kelley and the dad of two boys, Tyler (9) and Dylan (7). Brian's purpose for ministry is to exalt Jesus as the greatest - one life at a time.
Speaker: To Be Announced
Speaker: Chris Nicely
Chris is the Lead Pastor of Legacy Minded Church, a new church plant in the city of Burbank, California. He is passionate about the Gospel and telling the Story of Jesus to the city that tells stories. He is supported and spoiled by his beautiful wife, Rebecca. They have two beautiful children, Eden and Josiah. A random fun fact about Chris- while growing up his nickname was 'BoBo' but don't tell anyone it is our little secret!
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
2014 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 $60 over the standard church group rate.
Optional Afternoon Activities Pricing
- Air Soft - $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 - $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.
Camp begins with registration at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday and concludes at 9:00 a.m. the following Friday. Dinner on the first night is served at 5:30 p.m.
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 email@example.com or call 559.305.7711 for more information and to sign up your students.
2014 Theme: 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.”
Beards and plaid!
Includes registration fliers, slides, logo, and fonts.
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