in the seqouia/kings canyon national forest(s) of eastern central california is a town called hume, only existent
because of hume lake christian camps, the largest Christian camp
in the nation, also
a non-profit organization. during the months
of summer there
are up to 2-3000 campers alone each week, not to mention the summer staff and year-round full-time staff.
very, very beautiful place. very isolated also
; the nearest city is fresno and it's 70 miles away. there
internet connectivity, no cell phone service, and plenty of outdoor activities. perfect place for a solitary or wholesome vacation. it also
seems that since it is a private, small comunity is is somehow above
the law... no seatbelts, no licenses, sometimes outrageous work hours/pay.
big big land of abbreviations, for exapmle:
DTR = "define the relationship," a common concept in Christian culture
SS = "support services," one of the staff departments
pondy = "ponderosa," main camp
HAG = "high adventure
guide," another staff department
meadow = "meadow ranch," a junior high camp
g-store = "general store," pretty much
the only place to get as much
of everything as you can for triple the usual
person 1: omg... look at all these kids... WHY ARE THERE SO MANY? WHAT are they
doing? is that kid jumping onto
that giant blob
to launch the kid on the end into the water?!
person 2: oh, yes. this is hume
lake, duh! what did you expect? it's called "the blob
," get used to it.