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 Interim 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

2014 Wagon Train Week 9August 3-9, 2014
2014 Wagon Train Week 10August 10-16, 2014
2015 Wagon Train Week 1June 7-13, 2015
2015 Wagon Train Week 2June 14-20, 2015
2015 Wagon Train Week 3June 21-27, 2015
2015 Wagon Train Week 4June 28-4, 2015
2015 Wagon Train Week 5July 5-11, 2015
2015 Wagon Train Week 6July 12-18, 2015
2015 Wagon Train Week 7July 19-25, 2015
2015 Wagon Train Week 8Jul 26 - Aug 1, 2015
2015 Wagon Train Week 9August 2-8, 2015
2015 Wagon Train Week 10August 9-15, 2015

Pricing

2014 Registration Opening Dates:

October 15th, 2013

2014 Church Group Pricing

Campers $409
Counselors $219

  • Price includes:
    • Meals
    • Lodging
    • Program
    • Camp T-shirt
  • No minimum group size required.
  • Counselor to Camper ratio of 1 to 9 is requested per gender.
  • Snacks and extra crafts at free time are available at an additional cost.

2014 Individual Pricing

Campers  $469

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

Deposit due dates:

  • $25/spot initial desposit
  • $50/spot due Friday, January 31st
  • $75/spot due Monday, April 21st
  • Final group registration balance due at arrival to camp
  • Final individual registration balance due 1 month prior to camp

 

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

Theme Title

AXE: The Lumberjack Tales

After Jesus rose from the dead, He ascended into Heaven. He left the disciples with two things: He gave them a mission to spread the Good News of Jesus across the world. He also gave a helper, the Holy Spirit

This summer the lumberjack storyteller will show how God’s children have an important mission of sharing the Good News to grow the Church - God’s people.

Theme Verse

Acts 1:8 - But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

Promo Pack

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

Download (ZIP file)

Staff

2014 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
  • Roo
    Photo of Roo

    Roo has ridden her horse from Sonora, California to help guide the Wagon Train. Roo loves coming to camp because it is such a special place for kids to come and experience high energy recreation, adventure and fun skits while hearing the Gospel in innovative and engaging ways. Watch out on the D&G field because when Roo and Wagon Master Tell team up they are a force to be reckoned with!

     

Trail Guides
  • Flint
    Photo of Trail Guide

    Flint comes to us from Fresno, California. When Flint is not here at Wagon Train he is studying up on flying contraptions (Aviation) at Multnomah University. Flint is stoked to hang out with campers and teach them the Word this summer. Look for Flint playing in the Game Corral because he loves just about every sport and recreation activity.

     

  • Piper
    Photo of Trail Guide

    Piper hails the Land of Muffins...actually she is from Riverside where she likes to eat a lot of muffins. Piper attends Thomas Edison State where she was hoping to major in Fun but the classes were full so now she studies English. Piper can’t wait to do Archery and hang out at Wagon Train’s giant tree-house Burnside Manor.

     

  • Summit
    Photo of Trail Guide

    Summit can not think of a better way to spend the summer than playing in the dirt at Wagon Train so she has made the trek down to us from Simpson University where she is Business Administration major. If you see Summit in the Trading Post ask her to share some skittles; they are her favorite. Summit looks forward to playing outside with all of you during Trail Guide Recreation.

     

Sideshow
  • Coming soon!
    Photo of Sideshow

    The sideshow is responsible for all musical happenins at Wagon Train.

     

Trading Post
  • Oakley
    Photo of Trading Post

    Oakley is originally from Danville, California but is now attending college at Biola University where she studies English. Oakley has wanted to work at Wagon Train ever since she was a camper oh so many years ago. Come find her during Trail Guide Recreation to learn an awesome craft or come say “hi” while she is in the Trading Post during free time.

     

Swimmin' Hole Patrol
  • Blue
    Photo of Lifeguard

    Blue has journeyed to Wagon Train from Lompoc, California where she attends Allan Hancock College studying Child Development. Blue is excited to make new friends this summer while spending time at the pool and hanging out in Fort Logan at the pond. Watch out for Blue in the Trading Post because she will be buying all the Sour Patch Kids!

     

  • Jive
    Photo of Lifeguard

    Jive has taken the voyage from Cal Baptist University, where he studies Kinesiology, to spend the summer with us in Wagon Train. Jive is stoked about all of the epic recreation, especially Wacky Water Wednesday, that will take place throughout the week. When Jive is not doing recreation you can usually find him practicing flips or hiking in the woods. Jive looks forward to seeing you at the pool!

     

Sound Gal
  • Coming soon!
    Photo of Lifeguard

    The sound gal is responsible for all sonics at camp. She'll be listed here shortly!