Wagon Train Summer Camp
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
Registration & Pricing
Summer 2016 Registration Opening Date:
October 29th, 2015 at 10:00 am PST
2016 Church Group Pricing
2015 Individual Pricing
Things to KnowSPENDING MONEY
What to PackBEDDING
D & G:David and Goliath disc tag
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 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 GunsCampers 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 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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
A large 16’ version of the old classic game of checkers. Large enough to use people for checkers!
A great way to practice your hand at being a real cowhand. Round ‘em up cowboy!
2016 Theme: Coming soon.
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.
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.
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2016 Wagon Train Staff
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.