Junior High Summer Camp: Meadow Ranch


“To the Meadow!!” Meadow Ranch is a phenomenal place for junior high (6th-8th grade) students to get away from the everyday distractions and into the quietness the Meadow has to offer and learn more about who God is. From outdoor activities, energetic recreation, silly skits and suspenseful night games, to exceptional speakers, inspiring dramas and impactful worship, your time at Hume will make you want to come back for more! The relevant programming and passionate staff will help ensure your time in the Meadow will be life changing.

Dates and Speakers

2016 Meadow Ranch Week 1June 12-18, 2016
  • 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.

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2016 Meadow Ranch Week 2June 19-25, 2016
  • Speaker: Matt Furby

    Matt Furby grew up coming to Hume as a camper. Since then, he's been a camp counselor and even worked on staff. Today, he is a teaching pastor at The Grove Community Church in Riverside, CA, and oversees the Jr. High ministry there as well. He has been serving in youth ministry over a decade, and is passionate about seeing the next generation rise up as leaders in the church. He married his wife Mette in the country of Denmark. They have three kids: Ruben, Edwin, and Lydia . Furby loves Junior Mints and Bruce Lee, and is confused that two of his kids have red hair.

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2016 Meadow Ranch Week 3Jun 26 - Jul 2, 2016
  • 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.

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2016 Meadow Ranch Week 4July 3-9, 2016
  • 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!

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2016 Meadow Ranch Week 5July 10-16, 2016
  • Speaker: Phil Payne

    Phil Payne and his wife, Elizabeth have worked for International Teams since 1998. They lived in Quito, Ecuador from 1999 until fall of 2010 when they moved up to Southern California. Phil continues to work for International Teams/Youth World from North America while his wife attends Talbot Seminary.

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2016 Meadow Ranch Week 6July 17-23, 2016
2016 Meadow Ranch Week 7July 24-30, 2016
  • Speaker: TJ McDaniel

    TJ is the High School Pastor at North Coast Church in Carlsbad, CA. He and his amazing wife met at Hume Lake, and have been married for four years. They enjoy rock climbing, pretending to know how to surf, and wish they had a puppy.

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2016 Meadow Ranch Week 8Jul 31 - Aug 6, 2016
  • 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, with one son, Peyton, and a new sibling on the way!

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2016 Meadow Ranch Week 9August 7-13, 2016
  • Speaker: Trent Lewis

    Trent Lewis is the Pastor of Ministries at Arbor Road Church in Long Beach, California. He is a graduate of Biola University and has been working with students for 17 years. His primary ministry started in 2013 when he married Cora. Trent's hobbies include improv comedy, podcasting and Disney... anything Disney. He is passionate about communicating the truth of God's Word in an engaging and relevant way through camps and conferences. Trent is excited for the opportunity to speak and feels strange writing about himself in the third person.

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2016 Meadow Ranch Week 10August 14-20, 2016
  • 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.

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Registration & Details

Summer 2016 Registration Information

Registration Opening Day: October 29th, 2015 at 10:00 am PST

Meadow Ranch is designed for campers grades 6-8.
All prices include meals, lodging, program materials and a recreation t-shirt. Some extra activities are available at additional cost or deposit (high ropes and paintball for example).

Group Registration

Campers: $515
Counselors: $235

No minimum group size required.
Bringing your own counselors is required as a group.
Counselor to Camper ratio of 1 to 8 is requested per gender.
Any camper spots without a counselor will be charged the individual rate and a counselor will be provided.

Individual Registration

Camper: $590

Individual campers will be assigned to a group generally with other individuals with a Hume-provided counselor.

What to bring

Bible, notebook, pencil, flashlight, sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries, warm and cool clothes, jacket, modest one-piece swimsuit (no tankinis), a towel for swimming and showering, $60 recommended spending money.

(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.

Camper Mail Address

(Please send five days prior to desired delivery date.)

Meadow Ranch - Camp Dates
Camper Name - Church registered with
64144 Hume Lake Rd
Hume, CA 93628

For example:
Meadow Ranch - June 15-21
Johnny Smith - ABC123 Church
64144 Hume Lake Rd
Hume, CA 93628


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.

Theme Verse

1 Kings 18:37a - “Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that You are the Lord God.”

Theme Teaser


Spirit Day

Rootin’-Tootin’, Rockin’-Sockin’, Hootin’-Hollerin’ HOEDOWN

Team Colors

Recreation Team Colors


Media Pack
Includes registration fliers, slides, logo, and fonts.
Meadow Ranch Overview



2016 Band: To be announced.

2015 Band: Valley of Vision

We exist to worship Jesus. We desire to live lifestyles of obedience and surrender to Christ in response to the gospel. We believe worship is more than just music, but we see the power in praising God together with His body through song. 

We LOVE music. We believe God uses it mightily to speak to our souls and bring us into His presence. We desire to always bring Jesus glory, to worship Him humbly, to trust Him sacrificially, and to serve and love Him wholeheartedly. There's no greater joy than to rejoice in the finished work He's done for us!

It is our desire that our worship music is led by the Holy Spirit, glorifying to God alone, solid in Biblical truth, musically excellent, and creatively pleasing.