PACKING LIST + TIPS
That’s right; we are heading up the mountain Sunday, July 23rd – Saturday, July 29th, with 300 students and leaders for what promises to be an epic week at summer camp.
If this is your first time, Hume Lake is in the Sequoia National Forest outside of Fresno. Check out these videos from past years to get an even better idea of what this awesome week will look like Middle School – Meadow Ranch and High School – Ponderosa.
We pray that through this insanely fun-filled week, every student would come to know Jesus as their personal Savior and Lord and live a life fully committed and surrendered to Him.
We live in a world that is increasingly hostile towards Christianity, meaning that biblical truths are not widely accepted as cultural norms, and Christians are seen as narrow-minded, ignorant, and intolerant. Many things in culture are changing in a direction that is contradictory to the Word of God. As Christ followers, we find ourselves amid this reality asking ourselves questions such as, “how do we live with resilience as followers of Christ?” and “how do we stand firm on our convictions and beliefs while demonstrating care and respect for others at the same time?” These are questions that the Christ follower will wrestle through as we live out our faith resiliently. This summer, we will look at the life of Daniel, and as we study his life, we will see an incredible example of a man who did this well. As we learn from Daniel’s life, our prayer is that we would better understand what it means to live in a hostile culture without compromise and that our faith would be one of resilience, able to withstand and recover quickly from difficult conditions.
Throughout the week of camp, we will study the book of Daniel together, predominately the first six chapters. If you are unfamiliar with this story, take some time before camp to read it thoroughly. Maybe jot down questions that come up and ask your youth pastor, small group leader, or mentor. As you do, pray and ask the Lord to reveal the truth of His word to you.
This summer’s theme will occur with our main characters exiled on an Island in the Pacific Northwest in the 1940s, being forced to assimilate into this new culture and home they find themselves in or stand firm on their convictions and beliefs. There will be many fun, unexpected twists and turns that we will watch unfold throughout the week as we follow our character study.
Nebuchadnezzar answered and said to them, “Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the golden image that I have set up? Now if you are ready when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music, to fall down and worship the image that I have made, well and good. But if you do not worship, you shall immediately be cast into a burning fiery furnace. And who is the God who will deliver you out of my hands?” Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If so, our God whom we serve can deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”
Super Spirit Day: Under the Sea
Rec Colors: High School-Ponderosa
Rec Colors: Middle School-Meadow Ranch
Cost + Waitlist Links
- The total cost for camp is $980 per camper, with a $180 deposit due at the time of registration.
- After the $180 deposit, the remaining balance can be paid in full or through a payment plan.
- We know this represents around a 20% increase from our cost last year, and we recognize this is a pretty jarring increase. Unfortunately, this is in light of both Hume Lake and our transportation company increasing their prices.
- Here is a rough breakdown of what this $980 looks like:
- $800 for Hume, six days and nights of full meals, activities, programming, supervision, and lodging – roughly $135 per day.
- $180 for transportation there and back in a good quality charter bus – $90 each way.
ALL CRUX HUME SIGN-UPS MUST HAPPEN THROUGH OUR WEBSITE, NOT THROUGH THE HUME WEBSITE. All registrations made directly through Hume will not be affiliated with Crossline.
EVERYONE is required to complete the deposit form and pay $180 to secure their spot. Middle school fills out the MS form, and incoming high school fills out the HS form. Please remember to complete the registration form for the grade your child will be entering in Fall 2023.
The total balance after the $180 deposit can be paid in full or through a payment plan. Should you choose the payment plan, all additional payment links can be found at the bottom of this page. If you choose to complete the payment in full, you will be sent a unique link to complete the payment.
Eligibility for a FULL refund is given IF your dropped spot is filled through our waitlist. Please note, there will be a $5 cancellation fee applied to all refunds. Should your dropped spot NOT be filled, the refund amounts are as follows:
- Should you cancel BETWEEN 2/5 and 2/28 you will receive a $115 refund.
- Should you cancel BETWEEN 3/1 and 3/14 you will receive a $275 refund.
- Should you cancel BETWEEN 3/15 and 3/31 you will receive a $165 refund.
- Should you cancel BETWEEN 4/1 and 4/30 you will receive a $325 refund.
- Should you cancel BETWEEN 5/1 and 5/23 you will receive a $485 refund.
- Should you cancel BETWEEN 5/24 and 5/31 you will receive a $375 refund.
- Should you cancel BETWEEN 6/1 and 6/22 you will receive a $535 refund.
- Should you cancel ANYTIME AFTER 6/23 you will receive NO REFUND.
All refund amounts are calculated by being up to date with your payments and are subject to change based on the amount you have paid at the point of your drop.
- We charter buses to Hume. Hume is located about 1.5 hours outside Fresno within the Sequoia National Park.
- Bus assignments are based on grade/gender.
- Schedule up to Hume: Once check-in is complete, we will board the buses, we’ll stop at a rest stop in Tejon Pass, we’ll have lunch in Tulare, and then arrive at Hume in the late afternoon.
- Schedule back from Hume: We will leave Hume at 7:30 AM, have lunch at the Grapevine and then return to Crossline in the late afternoon.
Bible / Notebook or journal / Pen or pencil / Sleeping bag & pillow / Active clothes for warm and cool weather / Jeans & sweatshirt for the evening / Tennis shoes / Clothes you can get dirty and play in (rec clothes) /Toiletries / Sandals / Sunscreen & bug spray / Modest bathing suit (Girls -1 piece (no cheeky / thong bottoms or a large dark t-shirt over 2 pieces); Guys – no speedos & shirts must be worn when not swimming) / Towels (bath & pool) / Trash bags for dirty clothes / Water bottle / Flashlight
Click here for more details.
Hume requires all campers to complete a swim test if they want to do ANY water activities (pool, lake, or pond). These will take place on Sunday and Monday.
- Boats $5 deposit, $5 per hour
- Canoe/Kayak $5 deposit, $3 per hour
- Bikes $5 deposit, $3 rental
- Disc Golf $5 deposit or can purchase one in the Store
- Pool/Pond Free
- Skate park $3 session or $15 for a weekly pass (can bring own gear), $2 for pads, $2 for helmet, $1 for boards
- Skating $5 deposit, $3 per hour
- Basketball $3 deposit
- Ping Pong $3 deposit for a paddle, $0.25 for the ball (you keep)
- Foosball $0.50 for the ball (you keep)
- Rec T-shirts All Camps included in the price of camp
- Camp Pictures All Camps $5
- Videos and Audio Messages All Camps Available and downloadable on the exclusive Hume page after camp week has concluded
- If you have any questions as you prepare for camp, we would love to help you, so please feel free to contact us.
- While at Hume, there is no service or Wi-Fi
- Phone service will be lost around 1:30 PM on July 23 and regained between 8:30 and 9 AM on July 29.
- In case of an emergency, contact Hume directly at hume.org for details
- PLEASE follow our travel updates on our social media outlets: (Instagram: @crosslinesm)
Short answer! YES. Please keep in mind for camper mail – to ensure that mail reaches you or your child, send 10 days prior to desired delivery date.
High School Ponderosa
Please send mail to:
Ponderosa – July 23 – July 29, 2023
Camper’s Name – Crossline Church/Crux
64144 Hume Lake Rd.
Hume, CA 93628
Middle School Meadow Ranch
Please send mail to:
Meadow Ranch – July 23 – July 29, 2023
Camper’s Name – Crossline Church/Crux
64144 Hume Lake Rd.
Hume, CA 93628
Hume Lake is a covered week for our students. Ruining it for others by messing with them or their things by pranking, or by intimidating/bullying others will not be tolerated. Additionally, we have worked hard to build a good relationship with Hume, so stealing, messing with, or destroying Hume property is unacceptable. If these behavioral expectations are not met it can result in a loss of free time at camp for a student, and if they continue to break them we will call home to notify parents. Finally, if a student persists in their behavior after these initial solutions, then your child will be discharged from camp and you will need to drive up to camp to get them.