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: Jeff Bachman
Jeff Bachman has been in youth ministry since 1992 and currently works at ROCKHARBOR as the High School Pastor. He is passionate about seeing students becoming followers of Christ. Jeff recently graduated from Western Seminary with his Master's Degree. He and his wife, Shara, have three children.
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 three children; Caroline, Paige, and Samuel.
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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:
Optional Afternoon Activities Pricing
- Air Soft - $5
- Archery Tag - $5
- Disc Golf - $5 refundable deposit
- Basketball & Volleyball - $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
CAMPER NAME, C/O Conference Services
Hume SD Week #_
3900 Lomaland Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
Johnny Smith, C/O Conference Services
Hume SD Week #4
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: Coming soon.
2015 Theme: Aye Aye Cap'n!
Grab your cutlass and make way for an epic tale on the high seas. Follow the life of Peter as he learns to trust the Captain in all things...no matter what comes his way. This summer, we are challenging students to be faithful with today and whatever God puts in their lives.
Matthew 4:19-20 - “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him.
There be Pirates!
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