Apr 25-27, 2014Santa Cruz Mountains | Conference Center
“Couples Retreat II was a sellout with a wait list! It is so encouraging to see so many young couples in their 20s and 30s attending. Great teaching, worship, massages, recreation and food. Great way to invest in your marriage!”
“Good Priorities” is a term often related to life choices, but not often to our relationships. A Mount Hermon Couples Retreat grants time to practice priorities. Experience refreshment, intimacy, encouragement, and new ways to enhance your marriage. Our speakers and worship leaders are prayerfully selected for these weekends.
Every Couples Retreat is a Weekend for Romance including a photo, picnic lunch, and specialty chocolates.
For every 7 couples from your church in attendance at the same Couples Retreat weekend, you can bring a pastor and his/her spouse from your church for free! Contact Mount Hermon Registration for a church group reservation.
Individual couples as well as church groups are encouraged to participate.
Rene Schlaepfer is the senior pastor of the well known and respected Twin Lakes Church in Aptos, California. Having received his MA Theology from Western Seminary, Rene is the author of five books, most recently "Jesus Journey." He and his wife Laurie are advocates for their favorite causes: local food banks and an orphanage in India. Together they come to share their insights on living into a healthy, Christ-Centered marriage.
Jeff Zabel is the Worship and Arts Pastor at First Baptist Church of Lakewood. After graduating from BIOLA in 1997, he began leading worship at several churches before landing at First Baptist. He and his wife Sam have attended Mount Hermon camps for more than 15 years and currently reside in Fullerton with their three children.
Q&A with Speakers
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Redwood Canopy Tour
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Santa Cruz Harbor
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Deluxe Continental Breakfast
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
A fully equipped Fitness Center is available to registered guests. It is located on the lower level of Youth Memorial. Participants must be 16 years of age or older in order to use the equipment. Hours: 5:30am–11pm
Many beautiful stream-side trails among the redwoods and ferns are located at Mount Hermon. Trail maps are available at the Front Desk.
Enjoy a special afternoon or evening outing to experience waves, the kelp gardens, sea otters, seals, and even dolphins. A peaceful trip to the ocean can be just what you need during your time away.
Borrow a mountain bike from the Fieldhouse and explore the trails or join us on a guided ride.
Soar through the unique forest groves and experience the giant redwoods from 150 feet above the canyon floor and zipping through the trees. This is the ultimate shared experience as small groups are led through a two-hour experience of seven platforms, two skybridges and six zip lines of up to 440 feet in length. Participants must be between 75 and 250 pounds and at least 52 inches tall. There is an additional charge for Canopy Tour
Basketball and volleyball courts are located in the gymnasium on the first floor of the McAfee Fieldhouse. Our spacious game room is located on the second floor of the McAfee Fieldhouse and features ping pong, air hockey, foosball, pool, and shuffleboard. Footballs, soccer balls, Frisbees and other sports equipment can be check out of the fieldhouse office. Bocce ball is also located around the back of the fieldhouse.
All linens included (sheets and towels), private baths, hand soap provided, beds are pre-made upon arrival, upgraded furnishings and decor, and larger, more spacious rooms.
Lakeside, Laurel 100s and 300s
All linens included (sheets and towels), private baths, hand soap provided, beds are pre-made upon arrival, and upgraded furnishings and decor.
Gwinn, Oak, Maple, Madrone
All linens included (sheets and towels), private baths, hand soap provided, make your own bed upon arrival, and basic furnishings and decor.
Fir, Laurel 200s, Manzanita, Pine, Sequoia, Woodwardia
Your room has been furnished with two sets of towels. Should you need a replacement, please come by the front desk.
Meals are included and all meals are served in the Dining Hall at the Conference Center. Meals at the Conference Center include a wide variety of well prepared food with diverse options, including Gluten Free Options, Salad Bars, and Mount Hermon favorites.
2014 Couples Retreat Pricing
Progam & Meals only - $278
Please do not let finances get in the way of a Mount Hermon experience. Through the generosity of many, a partial grant from the Campership Fund may be just the gift you need to make it possible for you to attend camp. For more information and an application, please contact our friendly Registration staff.
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What to bring: keep these in mind when you're packing.
The Santa Cruz Mountains camp center includes the Conference Center, Ponderosa Lodge and Redwood Camp.