Mount Hermon’s year-round Christ-centered camps, conferences and concerts serve the entire family. Come explore and be amazed. More than 60,000 people experience Mount Hermon each year.


Our Mission
To proclaim Jesus as Lord and Savior, teach the authoritative Word of God, and serve His Church in our nation and throughout the world.

Our Purpose
Encountering Jesus—Lives Transformed.

Who We Are
Mount Hermon’s properties are in some of the most beautiful places on earth! Our original site, nestled in the towering Santa Cruz mountains redwoods, is just six miles from Monterey Bay. Our Kidder Creek Camp, in the Scott Valley near Mount Shasta, sits against the stunning backdrop of the Marble Mountain Wilderness area. The Whisper Canyon locale is a rustic retreat near Paso Robles and Lake San Antonio.

Mount Hermon’s year-round Christ-centered camps, conferences and concerts serve the entire family. Come explore and be amazed. More than 60,000 people experience Mount Hermon each year. Directions and maps to each facility are on our Directions Page.

In Santa Cruz, there are three self-contained camp and conference facilities: Summers at Ponderosa Lodge are geared for junior high and senior high students; Redwood Camp’s full summer schedule delights elementary and primary school-aged kids; our Conference Center summers provide a Christian resort camping experience designed for every member of the family.

At Kidder Creek we offer a broad array of traditional, adventure and horse riding camps for youth of all ages. The wilderness programs engage in whitewater rafting, rock climbing, cliff jumping and much, much more!

Throughout the remainder of the year, each facility operates Mount Hermon-sponsored camps and conferences, as well as hosting programs provided by guest groups who support our ministry objectives. Let us know how we can serve you or your group. Amid all the variety, one thing is consistent—God is at work at Mount Hermon, and the result is lives transformed.

Mount Hermon Association, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the state of California.



Founded in 1905, Mount Hermon was the first Christian camp west of the Mississippi. We’ve always been both evangelical and interdenominational, consistently proclaiming Jesus as Lord and Savior, teaching the authoritative Word of God and serving churches and Christian ministries both here and worldwide. Mount Hermon’s origins trace to the American evangelist Dwight L. Moody, whose conference center founded in the east influenced our original program and facilities.

Now over 100 years later, Mount Hermon is still a place of retreat from daily stress and rigors, a place for discovering and renewing one’s relationship with Jesus Christ. Our “high” view of the Bible as God’s authoritative Word permeates our programs, encouraging an environment where the truths of Scripture can be taught, understood and applied in daily living.

Over our history, Bible teachers participating here have included many of the most highly respected preachers and teachers in the world. By God’s goodness and faithfulness, Mount Hermon has grown to be one of the largest—and acclaimed as one the finest—Christian camp and conference facilities in the world.

Theme Verse

Each year Mount Hermon's Board of Directors selects our “Theme Verse” for the coming year of ministry. Both staff and Board members submit recommendations, and the selection is then displayed on the redwood plank that hangs in the main Auditorium. This theme is incorporated into our summer Family Camp events, and in the summer Crafts Programs.

2014 “God, my joy and my delight.” Psalm 43:4
2013 “…put your hope in the Lord.” Psalm 130:7
2012 “The LORD will be your confidence.” (Proverbs 3:26)
2011 “Come to me...I will give you rest...” (Jesus...as quoted in Matthew 11:28)
2010 “The Lord Almighty is with us...” (Psalm 46:7)
2009 “The Sovereign Lord is my strength…” (Habakkuk 3:19)
2008 “...trust in God's unfailing love…” (Psalm 52:8)
2007 “...the plans of the Lord stand firm…” (Psalm 33:11)
2006 “Come follow me,” said Jesus…” (Matthew 4:19)
2005 “The LORD is faithful to all His promises…” (Psalm 145:13)
2004 “…blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.” (Proverbs 16:20)
2003 "…it is God who is at work in you…" (Philippians 2:13)
2002 “God is our refuge and strength” (Psalm 46:1)
2001 “Lord…nothing is too hard for You” (Jeremiah 32:17)
2000 “I am the way…the truth…the life” (Jesus…as quoted in John 14:6)
1999 “May the God of hope fill you…” (Romans 15:13)
1998 “The eternal God is your refuge” (Deuteronomy 33:27)
1997 “My soul finds rest in God alone…” (Psalm 62:1)
1996 “…it is good to be near God” (Psalm 73:28)
1995 “…Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27)
1994 “Delight Yourself in the Lord” (Psalm 37:4)
1993 “Be still & know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10)
1992 “Alive with Christ” (Colossians 2:13)
1991 “Make Known His Deeds” (Psalm 105:1)
1990 “Exalt His Name” (Psalm 34:3)
1989 “Seek the Lord” (Isaiah 55:6)
1988 “His Love Endures Forever” (Psalm 136:1)
1987 “Encourage One Another” (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
1986 “God is Our Strength” (Psalm 46:1)
1985 “God is Faithful” (1 Corinthians 1:9)
1984 “Seek First His Kingdom” (Matthew 6:33)
1983 “Teach Me Your Way, O Lord” (Psalm 27:11)
1982 “Walk by the Spirit” (Galatians 5:16)
1981 “By Love Serve One Another” (Galatians 5:13)
1980 “Declare God's Wondrous Works” (Psalm 75:1)
1979 “Rejoice in the Lord Always” (Philippians 4:4)
1978 “That I May Know Him” (1 John 5:20)
1977 “Let Us Celebrate the Lord”
1976 “Righteousness Exalts a Nation” (Proverbs 14:34)
1975 “The Lord is My Shepherd” (Psalm 23)
1974 “God's Word Abides Forever” (1 Peter 1:25)
1973 “My Peace I Give You” (John 14:27)
1972 “Always Triumphant in Christ” (2 Corinthians 2:14)
1971 “Jesus Christ the Same” (Hebrews 13:8)
1970 “Much Given. . .Much Required” (Luke 12:48)
1969 “By Faith. . .” (Hebrews 11)
1968 “Magnify the Lord” (Psalm 34:3)
1967 “. . .Greater is He. . .” (1 John 4:4)
1966 “Servants for Jesus' Sake” (2 Corinthians 4:5)
1965 “Draw Nigh to God” (James 4:8)
1964 “The Lord is My Strength” (Psalm 27:1)
1963 “Lord, I will Follow Thee” (Luke 9:57)
1962 “All One in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28)
1961 “Be Thou My Vision”*
1960 “Jesus Shall Reign”*
1959 “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”*
1958 “To God Be The Glory”*
1957 “How Great Thou Art”*
1956 “Great is Thy Faithfulness”*
1955 “He Careth for You”*
1954 “The Battle is Not Yours, But God's” (2 Chronciles 20:15)
1953 “Let the Lord Be Magnified” (Psalm 70:4)
1952 “Ye Are Not Your Own. . .Ye Are Bought With a Price” (1 Cor. 6:19-20)
1951 “Victory Through Our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57)

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