Wagon Train Summer Camp

Overview

Wagon Train is a fun, rustic summer camp for kids age 8-11 years old, entering 3rd through 6th grades. This Old West experience includes sleeping in a real covered wagon, learning Archery and BB guns, riding canoes and kayaks around the pond and exploring Fort Logan (our three story island fort) . But the fun doesn’t stop there! Camp-wide recreation games like Capture the Flag, the Water Carnival and our awesome night game Stampede will have you talking about camp for years to come. You’ll also sit around a campfire singing worship songs, memorize scripture, watch amazing skits about the Bible performed by the Wagon Train staff and hear each morning and evening the Good News of Jesus and his love for us. I almost forgot to mention: D&G tag, Chipmonk rappelling rock, Trading Post, and a tree house fit for a king: Burnside Manor. You’ll experience all this and more, like great food, friends and fun.

We are thrilled to introduce Wagon Master Tell, as our Children’s Ministry Director. He comes to us from Auberry, California with many years of Hume and ministry experience. Tell has grown up coming to Hume Lake with his family and spent the last five years working with us in various capacities. He served with us as a Summer Counseling Staff member as well as seasonal staff for Meadow Ranch, Winter Camp, Outdoor Education/Spiritual Emphasis and at our Hume New England site. He spent several years working with Youth For Christ as well as missionary work overseas for 18 months and looks forward to completing his degree in Religion from Liberty University within the next year. His passion for ministry and his love for outdoor adventure fits seamlessly with our Wagon Train camp and Wagon Master Tell looks forward to meeting you and your campers this summer!

If you need to contact him, please feel free to do so:

Wagon Master Tell
wmtell@humelake.org
559.305.7585

 

Dates

2015 Wagon Train Week 9August 2-8, 2015
2015 Wagon Train Week 10August 9-15, 2015

Registration & Pricing

2015 Registration Opening Date:

October 21st, 2014

2015 Church Group Pricing

Campers $425
Counselors $225

  • Price includes:
    • Meals
    • Lodging
    • Program
    • Camp T-shirt
  • Snacks and extra crafts at free time are available at an additional cost.
  • 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.

2015 Individual Pricing

Campers  $495

  • Price includes:
    • Counselor
    • Meals
    • Lodging
    • Program
    • Camp T-shirt
  • Snacks and extra crafts at free time are available at an additional cost.
 

 

 

Activities

No additional charge. All Wagon Train activities are included in the camp fees. 
This includes: Rappelling, BB, Archery, Swimming Pool, one craft during Craft Time, all games and much more. 

Details

Things to Know

SPENDING MONEY
  • Money for additional snacks and crafts may be added to the camper account through the registration page. All camp activities are included at no additional cost.
WEATHER
  • Warm, hot days & cool, cold nights.
  • Rarely rains, if ever.
MAIL
  • Distributed daily Mon-Fri after dinner
  • Parents should be conservative with candy and gifts in mail.
  • Your camper's address at Wagon Train:
                Wagon Train - Camp Dates
                Camper Name - Church registered with
                64144 Hume Lake Rd
                Hume, CA 93628

                For example:
                Wagon Train - June 15-21
                Johnny Smith - ABC123 Church
                64144 Hume Lake Rd
                Hume, CA 93628
  • To ensure that mail reaches your child at camp, please send five days prior to desired delivery date.
WAGONS
  • 10 beds per wagon
  • Each bed has a personal shelf.
  • Four large areas underneath each wagon for luggage storage.
TRADING POST
  • The Trading Post supplies only crafts and snacks for purchase during freetime 2-5pm daily.
  • It does not supply camper personal items. These are available in the General Store in Main Camp if forgotten.
PHONES
  • There is no cell reception at Hume Lake.
  • There is no pay phone at Wagon Train
  • There is only access to a phone for Church business and Emergencies.
  • Campers are not allowed to make non-emergency calls during their week at camp.
EMERGENCIES
  • A doctor and a nurse is provided for each week of camp.
  • There is a volunteer fire dept on-site.
  • There are two on-call EMT staff daily.
  • There is a fully-stocked First Aid station with 24 hour access to counselors.
  • A registered nurse administers and ensures all daily medications are given to campers.
VISITATION
  • Wagon Train is a closed camp. This is for the safety and enjoyment of every camper. We ask that family and friends not visit during the week.
  • If necessary, parents may schedule a proper meeting with their child by contacting the Administration Office and making arrangements.

What to Pack

BEDDING
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Twin bed sheet
  • Alarm clock (battery powered)
CLOTHING
  • Pants
  • Shorts
  • Swim Shorts/Swimsuit (one piece)
  • Sweatshirt (hooded)
  • T-shirts
  • Dark/camo clothing for night game
  • Shoes - regular use
  • Shoes - to get wet
  • Socks - bring extra
  • Sandals- for pool and shower times only
  • Underclothes
  • Hat
TOILETRIES
  • Towel/Beach Towel
  • Soap/Shampoo
  • Personal hygiene
MISC
  • Bible
  • Pen/Paper
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Camera,batteries
  • Water bottle
  • Decorating supplies for wagon clean up

Activities

Activities

  • D & G:David and Goliath disc tag
    Photo of D&G - Wagon Train

    D&G is short for David & Goliath. It is a tag game played with discs between campers (Davids) and their counselors (Goliaths). When campers or counselors get tagged they must place their disc on their head and walk back to "Heaven" until the next game. If the Davids eliminate all the Goliaths then the Davids win and vice-versa. This is a favorite of many campers and a highlight of their experience.

  • Rappelling
    Photo of Rappelling - Wagon Train

    Rappelling is a great adventure activity. Campers will learn how to use safety equipment to rappelling down our very own Chipmonk Rock. This is an excellent exercise in faith that challenges campers to put their trust in the equipment and our instructors.

  • BB Guns
    Photo of BB Guns - Wagon Train
    Campers have an opportunity to learn how to safely handle and shoot a BB gun. They then get a chance to test their aim as they compete for the sharp-shooter award. This activity is instructed by the Wagon Train staff and supervised by the counselors.
  • Fort Logan
    Photo of Fort Logan - Wagon Train

    Fort Logan is our enormous three-story island fort that is perfect for hours of fun. Every Monday there is a huge water fight on the island. It is complete with stairs, a jail, three towers and bridges.

  • Burnside Manor
    Photo of Burnside Manor - Wagon Train

    Among the tree in the forest you’ll find our three story twisted tree house. Featuring two tower platforms high in the air, a huge cargo net, a wooden sky-bridge and a swinging bridge.

  • Archery
    Photo of Archery - Wagon Train

    During this activity campers will be instructed by Wagon Train staff how to properly shoot a bow and arrow. Helped and encouraged by their counselors, campers will be competing for the WT marksmanship award.

  • Canoes / Kayaks
    Photo of Canoes / Kayaks - Wagon Train

    The cool calm waters of the WT Pond are perfect for boating. Grab a friend and hop in a canoe or go solo in one of our kayaks. Either way, you are sure to have fun out on the water. Join us on Monday for boat races.

  • Crafts
    Photo of Crafts - Wagon Train

    Along with their counselor, campers get to exercise their creativity as they personalize their very own craft. During this time we take the opportunity to compare the craft with a truth from God's Word to help the campers understand that we all have a Creator that loves us

  • Catch The Outlaw
    Photo of Catch The Outlaw - Wagon Train

    Every day at free time the Outlaw is hidden somewhere in small camp. Be the first to solve the riddle and find him and you will earn points for your wagon.

  • Swimmin' Hole
    Photo of Pool - Wagon Train

    A great place to cool off with friends after an afternoon of big fun. Supervised by our excellent Wagon Train Lifeguards, everyone is sure to have a fun, safe time here.

  • Trading Post
    Photo of Trading Post - Wagon Train

    During free time you will work up a hunger, so stop by for a snack and a cold drink then get back to playing. The Trading Post also has great souvenirs, gifts and crafts available for purchase.

  • Wood Crafts
    Photo of Wood Crafts - Wagon Train

    On Tuesday, stop by the Trading Post and pick up a wooden racecar, wagon or train. Build it, paint it and get ready for the big race. A prize is available for the fastest racer.

  • Giant Checkers
    Photo of Giant Checkers - Wagon Train

    A large 16’ version of the old classic game of checkers. Large enough to use people for checkers!

  • Cattle Rustler
    Photo of Cattle Rustler - Wagon Train

    A great way to practice your hand at being a real cowhand. Round ‘em up cowboy!

Theme

2015 Theme: The Legend of Cactus Pete and the Trailblazer

Behold the tale of Cactus Pete and his boys as they learn what it means to truly follow the path of the Trailblazer. This summer, join us as we have campers look at the life of the disciple Peter and his lessons learned – through both success and failure - to help campers grasp how they can be faithful with whatever God puts in their lives.

Theme Verse

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.

Promo Pack

Includes registration flyer and logo for use in your own media.

Download (ZIP file)

Staff

2015 Wagon Train Staff

Wagon Master
  • Tell
    Photo of Tell

    Wagon Master Tell has traveled from the boomtown of Auberry, California to lead the caravan of wagons this summer. Tell seeks to find the most fun possible in every day which may just include hiking, fishing, or backpacking. When Wagon Master Tell visits the Trading Post he looks for tasty Trail Mix filled with chocolate chunks and M&M’s. Wagon Master Tell looks forward to sweeping you off the D&G field this summer to ensure yet another victory for the counselors.

Deputy
  • Shaka
    Photo of Roo

    Coming soon!