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Hume Lake Christian Camps

Lead lifeguard

May - August 2021 • Running Springs, CA

What I liked

The connections and the family like environment among the staff: also seeing the kids experience God and the gospel message

What I wish was different

I coulda stayed longer

Advice

Make every moment count, love on the moment and don’t do this job if you’re not social
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Recreation summer staff

June - August 2021 • Monterey, MA

What I liked

I loved working at Hume New England due to the many fun experiences involved and amazing friendships made.

What I wish was different

I wish I could’ve worked there longer.

Advice

although this job involves lots of fun experiences and amazing memories, it also involves students hungry to hear the word of God and grow closer to Him and you still represent this mission in this position.
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Security Guard Supervisor

May - August 2019 • Hume, CA

What I liked

I loved working in an environment which was focused on teaching the gospel message and loving others. Likewise, the job itself created an opportunity to interact with guests of the institution. Finally, the people who I worked for/with are now some of my closest friends.

What I wish was different

Working at the camp means having to live there throughout the summer, and the living arrangements are a little tight, so it would have been nice to have better living arrangements. Also, the food provided could be improved as well.

Advice

Being able to work at this camp during the summer while I am in collage was a huge blessing. My experiences during this time were some that have greatly impacted my life for the better. My advice would be to take advantage of these kind of opportunities while you can. It may not be working at a summer camp, but do not let opportunities pass because they are only there for a time.
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General Store Clerk

June - August 2018 • Hume, CA

What I liked

I loved working at Hume Lake! The community was absolutely amazing, and it is so beautiful living in the mountains. I loved that I got to serve the Lord while having fun. The connections that I made will not go away, and I have made really great friends through Hume.

What I wish was different

I would love to have had another day off a week, I felt like I worked a lot, and there were times I wanted to go explore. The schedule was very strict. I wish I could have spent more time with campers as well, but I understand that that was not in my job description!

Advice

I would say that you should just go. If you feel the Lord calling you, do it. I showed up not knowing anyone, and I had never been to Hume before. I ended up making great friends and was super comfortable after only a few days.
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Lead Counselor

May - August 2019 • Hume, CA

What I liked

I loved the number and quality of people I got to meet. From the other summer staff to the thousands of campers that come up, I have made so many lifelong friends.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Hume Lake Summer Staff

June - August 2019 • Hume, CA

What I liked

It was a warm and welcoming environment. I also got to spend the entire summer at a beautiful place where I was encouraged to grow and develop in my faith. There is no cell phone service there, so I got to have 11 weeks of freedom from my phone and some of the many difficulties it brings. I was also pushed and stretched by my fellow employees as well as my bosses and made life long friends through this job. I also got to work with children ages 0-12, which is what I want to do in my future career.

What I wish was different

I can honestly say that I wish nothing was different. The two summers that I have spent at Hume Lake have been the best time of my entire life.

Advice

Do it! I was so scared to go to a place where I did not know a single person and not have any of my family around or even a phone call away. But I pushed myself to take a leap of faith and it turned out to be the best decision of my life. If you are scared to do a job or an interview. Just do it, because you never know where it may take you. This is the perfect time in our lives to step out and do something out of our comfort zone.
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Security Guard

May - August 2019 • Hume, CA

What I liked

I loved being able to help people who were lost or who were in need of some sort of assistance.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Skate Park Lead

June - August 2019 • Sequoia National Park, CA

What I liked

Working with the kids and teaching them how to skate.

What I wish was different

My job was very independent. I wish I had a co-worker to run the skate park with me.

Advice

Skate as much as you can when you’re young, it won’t last for ever.
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High Adventure Guide

May - August 2019 • Kings Canyon National Park, CA

What I liked

The community. The summer programs offered for campers, families, and the public. The things to do there. The church family.

What I wish was different

Curfew and dining hours!

Advice

Hume took my faith and relationship with Jesus to a whole new level. This summer, I had the opportunity to be completely submerged in what God’s doing in the lives of thousands of campers. I had to get uncomfortable. I had to find a new community of believers and friends. I removed the day to day distractions of life and places to be at a remote camp with a beautiful creation that cleared and refocused my mind to what is truly important in life. I sacrificed a summer for Jesus and that has by far been the best decision I have ever made.
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Summer Counseling Staff

June - August 2019 • Hume, CA

What I liked

I enjoyed the community and the outdoor experiences that Hume Lake had to offer their employees. I also enjoyed the experience of working for a Christian camp and sharing the Gospel with younger students and kids.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Production Engineer

May - August 2019 • Hume, CA

What I liked

Best place to work, ever. Kind, loving, God fearing people

What I wish was different

Nothing, it was perfect

Advice

In the first week of orientation introduce yours to everyone
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Concessions

June - August 2019 • Monterey, MA

What I liked

The community with other staff members and the atmosphere of camp!

What I wish was different

Honestly, nothing I can think of.

Advice

Definitely go off-camp if you can to spend time in the area and with other summer staff!
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Lead Counselor

May - August 2019 • Hume, CA

What I liked

I loved working with the kids, teaching them about the gospel through personal experiences as well as using Biblical texts. I loved the leadership aspect of it as well.

What I wish was different

Advice

Hard work truly shaped a person. Pushing yourself in all aspects is difficult, yet it molds you into a better person.
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Kitchen Chef

June - August 2019 • Monterey, MA

What I liked

The Head Chef was amazing to work under. The job was very much understood to be a camp-esque summer job, and there is a quality of life that goes with it.

What I wish was different

Personal life and work life are entirely blended together.

Advice

This job is highly dependent on coworker environment.
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2019 • Hume, CA

What I liked

The people I got to work with were amazing.

What I wish was different

Nothing! The Lord had His way.

Advice

Surrender to the will of God above all else, and press into what He sets before you.
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2019 • Hume, CA

What I liked

Sharing the Gospel and walking with students through the Faith journey.

What I wish was different

The pay .

Advice

It will test your patience a lot and it takes being flexible
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General Store Employee

June - August 2019 • Hume, CA

What I liked

The community at Hume Lake was amazing. It was the most fun summer I have ever had. I got to serve the Lord with amazing people in a beautiful place for three months.

What I wish was different

The hours were long and hard. Also, working, living, and having fun with the same people everyday can cause some conflict. It was not easy and being an hour and a half away from the nearest town is hard, but still worth it.

Advice

You should just go for it. I was nervous to go away and do this because I knew working at a summer camp would be hard, but if I did not, I would have missed out on an amazing experience. You cannot let fear keep you from doing cool opportunities.
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Security Guard

May - August 2019 • Hume, CA

What I liked

Hume Lake Christian Camps is a place touched in a special way by the Spirit of God. Working there is an absolutely amazing experience. The supervisors and directors truly care about the health of the individual summer staff and working in ministry alongside other college students is a great way to make fast and lifelong friends.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Come to Hume, work for a summer in any department, and watch God change your life as you serve the students.
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Lead Counselor

May - August 2019 • Hume, CA

What I liked

I loved working with high school students, both through teaching and mentoring. I also loved the outdoor education components to my job through activities.

What I wish was different

Nothing comes to mind; it was my favorite job I've had yet.

Advice

Emotionally, spiritually, and physically prepare for the experience, since it is incredibly draining and asks a lot from you.
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High Adventure Guide

May - August 2019 • Hume, CA

What I liked

Job description, exposure to students/campers and other employees there.

What I wish was different

I wish I had known about the atmosphere a little bit more.

Advice

Apply yourself, and be fully intentionally.
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