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
Speaker: Kip Strawbridge
Kip Strawbridge was born and raised in Mississippi where he surrendered his life to God at the age of eight. He loves the outdoors, adventure, creating, building and telling others about God through creative teaching. He spent 15 years serving God in California at Hume Lake Christian Camps as the Children's Ministry Director. He is currently the Director of Creative Development and Curriculum at The Well Community Church in Fresno, California. He is also a husband and father to his wife Michal, his daughter Kai and two sons Kale and Grey. His favorite color is red and he loves Peanut M&M's.
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.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Chris Brown is one of the Senior Pastors at North Coast Church in Vista, California and one of the two Teaching Pastors. Along with being on the vision casting team, and providing directional leadership for the church, he also co-teaches a preaching course at Bethel Seminary. Chris loves bringing the Bible to life with his gifts as a communicator and storyteller, but most evident in his teaching is his passion for sharing a real and authentic journey with Jesus. Chris and his wife Amy have three children, two beautiful daughters, Sayla and Karis, and a crazy son named Barak. They plan as a family to stay involved in teaching, ministries, and fishing for as long as humanly possible.
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: 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.
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!
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: 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.
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.
Registration & Details
2015 Registration Information
Registration Opening Day: October 21st, 2014
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).
No minimum group size required. Counselor to Camper ratio of 1 to 8 is requested per gender.
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
Meadow Ranch - June 15-21
Johnny Smith - ABC123 Church
64144 Hume Lake Rd
Hume, CA 93628
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!
Includes registration fliers, slides, logo, and fonts.
Meadow Ranch Overview
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.