Posts By: Nate Pfefferkorn

Velocity Bike Park at Felton Meadow – A Look Back

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It’s hard to believe but the dream for Velocity Bike Park began in 2011 when the County of Santa Cruz approached Mount Hermon to see if we were interested in purchasing the 15 acre Felton Meadow property. Mount Hermon wasn’t looking to acquire any additional property, but we recognized the significance of this opportunity and […]

Velocity Bike Parks / Felton Meadow Project Draft EIR Publishing Soon!

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This week we’re celebrating a huge milestone– and reaching out to you for help. Over the past 14 months we’ve been working with the County of Santa Cruz planning department and environmental consultants to complete an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Felton Meadow project, which includes Velocity Bike Park. The EIR is a long […]

Sequoia Aerial Adventure Opens

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Built in 2008, the original “Sequoia Ropes Course” replaced the “Canyon Course,” which suffered much damage in the winter of 2008 when a large tree ripped through the challenge course during an ice storm. The new course built in its place was intentionally designed for family camp guests and team building programs, incorporating unique design […]

Best Job in the World

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Seated in the sky for hours at a time is a good feeling. Coming down from time to time to meet a new group of friends only to usher them into the experience of a lifetime makes each day unique. Majestic redwood trees older than America remind that there are bigger things at work but […]

Team Building with Fresh Lifelines for Youth

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Working with other people is an essential skill Mount Hermon Adventures Team Building program recently hosted a return group from Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY). FLY is an award winning non-profit dedicated to breaking the cycle of violence, crime and incarceration of teens. Through FLY’s unique and powerful combination of programs-legal education, leadership training, and […]

Velocity Bike Park Update — January 2016

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Felton Meadow/Velocity Bike Park Town Hall Meeting Mount Hermon is excited to announce a public meeting about the Felton Meadow/Velocity Bike Park project. Felton Meadow is a 14.4 acre parcel bordered by Graham Hill Road, the Felton Faire Shopping Center and Mount Hermon’s existing properties. With over a 100 year history in the San Lorenzo Valley, […]

Transformed Relationships Through Team Building

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The transformational power of “team building” comes through our staff inviting and encouraging people to take risks, both physical and emotional. With one recent group it became clear through our morning of trust–based field activities that, while the group was high functioning, there were relationship issues lurking below the surface. During the preparatory talk for […]

Strangers Aren’t Strangers on the Redwood Canopy Tour

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The encouragement that was shared through their zipline experience started a friendship that might not have happened anywhere else. The Redwood Canopy Tour offers our guests the opportunity to not only see redwoods from an incredible vantage point but also to challenge themselves and grow in a variety of ways. A guest challenging her fear […]

Velocity Visits Mammoth Bike Park

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As summer is attempting to become fall we’ve been out enjoying riding bikes and gearing up for what is supposed to be a wet winter. Looking for slightly cooler temperatures and some epic dirt, Velocity staff Nate Pfefferkorn and Doug Cline headed over to Mammoth Mountain a few weeks ago to learn more about lift-served operations, […]

Adventures Staff Working Together

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There is a team mentality throughout the entire staff as the part-timers and summer staff work together to offer excellent adventure and recreation programs to our guests. Mount Hermon Adventures is a great place to work year-round! It’s especially exciting in the summertime when we welcome an additional 14 new staff members through our summer […]