Winter Camp



Dates and Speakers

2016 High School Winter Camp #1January 8-10, 2016
  • Speaker: Eric Holmstrom

    Eric loves Jesus, his beautiful bride Sarah, and their two kids Charlie (2) and Brinley (11 months). If he's not jumping on their trampoline, instagramming, or on a date with Sarah, you can find Eric hanging out with students talking about how Jesus changes everything. Eric has the privilege of serving as the High School Pastor at Purpose Church in Pomona, CA. Using humor and stories from his own life, Eric lives to share the Gospel in a way that connects with students in a life-changing way! Eric and his family are thrilled to spend the weekend with you!

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2016 High School Winter Camp #2January 15-18, 2016
  • Speaker: Jeff Gokee

    Jeff Gokee is the Executive Director of PhoenixONE which is is a collaborative outreach service of local churches to reach 20-30 somethings for Christ and connect them to a local faith community. He's also the Founder and President of Wallets for Water which strives to give people the opportunity to build wells in India. He speaks not only here in the states, but also around the world. Jeff's passion is to use embarrassing stories and relevant truths to communicate God's love and plan for our lives. Second to his love for the Lord is his wife Patti, and kids Ben and Cooper.

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2016 Fresno United Winter CampJanuary 22-24, 2016
2016 Jr High Winter Camp #4January 29-31, 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 Jr High Winter Camp #5February 5-8, 2016
2016 High School Winter Camp #6February 12-15, 2016
  • Speaker: Brent Eldridge

    Although being an avid surfer, runner and Team Chaplain for the L.A. Galaxy, Brent Eldridge focuses the majority of his time as the Lead Pastor at Arbor Road Church in Long Beach, California. Hume Lake has always had a place in Brent's heart where he made a big decision to follow God's calling into ministry in the summer of 1989 as a camper and then went on to pursue his degree from Master's College and Trinity Theological Seminary. He's passionate about teaching God's Word and leading people into making an impact for the Lord.

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2016 Jr High Winter Camp #7February 19-21, 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, and they are expecting their first child in October.

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2016 High School Winter Camp #8February 26-28, 2016
  • Speaker: Brian Holland

    Brian Holland has been in ministry with the next generation for 20 years in Southern California. He is an outstanding speaker; he's captivating, funny, but most importantly passionate to see people come to know Jesus. He is asked to speak at many camps, chapels, and special events throughout the year. He gets to be married to Kelley and the dad of two boys, Tyler (9) and Dylan (7). Brian's purpose for ministry is to exalt Jesus as the greatest - one life at a time.

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2016 Jr High Winter Camp #9March 4-6, 2016
  • Speaker: Jeff Bachman

    Jeff Bachman has been in youth ministry since 1992 and currently works at ROCKHARBOR as the High School Pastor. He is passionate about seeing students becoming followers of Christ. Jeff recently graduated from Western Seminary with his Master's Degree. He and his wife, Shara, have three children..

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Pricing & Details

Registration Dates

Winter Camp is only available for church groups.
Individual registration is not available.

Returning groups: Open April 9, 2015
New groups: Open May 5th, 2015

2 Night Camps

$194 per camper, $135 per counselor

No minimum group size required. Camper to counselor ratio of 8 to 1 is requested per gender. Price includes meals, lodging, tubing, mechanical bull riding, snowboarding, and ice skating. High Ropes Giant Swing $5. Paintball $20 for 2 hours, $5 per paint refill.

3 Night Camps (Holiday Weekends)

$259 per camper, $175 per counselor

No minimum group size required. Camper to counselor ratio of 8 to 1 is requested per gender. Price includes meals, lodging, tubing, mechanical bull riding, snowboarding, and ice skating. High Ropes Giant Swing $5. Paintball $20 for 2 hours, $5 per paint refill.


  • Ice Skating - FREE
  • Tube Run - FREE
  • Snowboard Run - (We have everything you need to have fun!) - FREE
  • TATONKA our Mechanical Buffalo - FREE
  • Archery Tag (weather permitting) - FREE
  • Good 'ol fashion Snowball Fight - FREE 
  • Optional Tournaments (ping-pong/foosball/8-ball) - FREE
  • Jewelry/Craft -  about $5-10
  • Lazer Tag - $5 per session
  • The Giant Swing - $3 per jump

We would recommend students bring $25-$50 spending money.


Broom Hockey Tournament

Never seen broom hockey before? Watch this!

This year we will be having an opening ceremonies again to start the tournament where each team will be “paraded” in front of the camp.
It's fun for students to think through a team name and possible costume to up the fun a little bit!
Some youth groups select their teams + team names before coming up to camp and then make t-shirts or bring costumes to enhance team spirit. Some argue whether or not it helps your game, but one thing is for sure, you feel/look awesome!

  • Teams may be comprised of several churches or one church may have several teams.
  • Each team consists of 8 campers. Campers may only play for one team in the tournament.
  • No co-ed teams. Guys play guys and girls play girls.
  • Counselors may not play in camper tournaments. However, if there is time, counselors can take on the Hume staff immediately after the tournament ends.
  • Registering teams will take place during Saturday morning breakfast.


Boxsled Blitz

On the last night of camp, we have the Boxsled Blitz Competition which takes place on our tube run. Watch this!

  • Each church can create one boxsled.
  • Your boxsled must have at least 2, but no more than 10 riders.
  • The boxsled must be comprised of 100% cardboard and duct tape! You will lose points/be disqualified for using any other materials, including paint.
  • We will have additional cardboard and duct tape here at Hume for sale if you run out!
  • Judging is based on creativity of the boxsled and the quality of the jump—which means different things to different judges. :)
  • Boxsleds can be built before coming up to Hume, but hopefully students can put finishing touches while here at camp to allow as many of your students as possible to work together, problem solve, and build some team spirit.

What to Bring

Bible, notebook, pencil, flashlight, sleeping bag, pillow, towel, toiletries, warm clothes, jacket, hat, gloves, boots, and $25-$50 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. (Remember: There is no cell phone coverage up at camp, so leave it at home!)


Because of the limited number of days at camp during the Winter, there will be no camper mail or email.

Theme & Promo

Download theme Promo Pack
Contains graphics, fliers, poster, and fonts.


2016 Theme: I AM.

Our desire this winter is to come face to face with God’s Holiness, our sinfulness, and Jesus’ sacrifice in hopes that we would live lives that are set apart. There is a danger that happens when we lower our view of who God is and raise the value of who we are, when we choose to trust or follow our feelings and culture verses God’s truth and His holiness.  We want to address this topic head on in hopes that students will fully understand the beauty of what Jesus has done for them and what their lives should look like in a response to that. Our theme is titled, “I AM”, and is based out of Isaiah 6:1-9 where we will look at Isaiah’s life-changing encounter with the Living God.

Theme Scripture

[Isaiah 6:1-9


Winter Promo Video



Broom Hockey

Get excited for broom hockey! Watch all of the past broom hockey videos on YouTube:
Broom Hockey Videos


2016 Winter Camp Band: To be announced.

About Hume


Hume Lake exists to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Hume’s very mission statement expresses our desire that each person coming into contact with this ministry will learn of the love and power of a life lived in Christ. We believe that in this message lies the only hope for a world desperately searching for something more. The Ministry of Hume Lake Christian Camps is committed to reaching the lost for Jesus Christ.


As a Para-church organization, Hume seeks to serve the local church. Hume’s programs offer a Christian response to today’s culture through recreation, video, music, onstage speakers and presentations, which all work to introduce people to the Lord Jesus Christ in a way that is unexpectedly refreshing. The Hume environment is designed to minister to new believers while also encouraging those who are saved to pursue God in a new and deeper way.


Nestled in the Sequoia National Forest, 365 acres of God’s creation provides the perfect backdrop for a life changing experience. While our facilities include multiple chapels, dining halls, pools, recreating lawns, ropes courses and deluxe accommodations; most important are the majestic setting and solitude where you can hear God speak to you. Hume’s facilities have been designed to provide everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable retreat experience.


True life-transformation requires more than a fun mountaintop experience. Simply serving the local church by sharing the Gospel isn’t enough. We understand that true transformation is the work of the Holy Spirit. It’s our role to diligently and prayerfully prepare our staff, programs and facilities and then depend on God to work in the hearts of his people.