Spring Couples Retreat II

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Apr 25-27, 2014Santa Cruz Mountains | Conference Center

Recap

“Couples Retreat I was a sellout with a wait list! It is so encouraging to see so many young couples in their 20s and 30s attending. Paul and Virginia Friesen were so well received that we booked them for the April 2015 Couples Retreat II. Great teaching, worship, massages, recreation and food. Great way to invest in your marriage!”
—Dave Burns

 

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Speakers & Worship Leader

Speakers | René & Laurie Schlaepfer

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.

Worship Leader | Jeff Zabel

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.

Schedule

Friday, April 25
Saturday, April 26
Sunday, April 27
  • When

    What

    Where

    4:30 PM

    Check-In

    Administration Building

    7:00 PM

    Buffet Dinner

    Dining Room

    8:15 PM

    Opening Session

    Youth Memorial

    9:30 PM

    Refreshments

    Commons

  • When

    What

    Where

    8:30 AM

    Breakfast

    Dining Room

    9:30 AM

    Session 2

    Youth Memorial

    10:45 AM

    Refreshments

    Commons

    11:00 AM

    Q&A with Speakers

    11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

    Couples Photos

    12:15 PM

    Buffet Lunch

    Dining Room

    1:30 PM

    Redwood Canopy Tour

    Adventure Center

    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Leisure Time

    Various Locations

    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Tandem Kayaking

    Santa Cruz Harbor

    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Guided Hike

    6:00 PM

    Candlelit Dinner

    Dining Room

    7:00 PM

    Session 3

    Youth Memorial

  • When

    What

    Where

    8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

    Deluxe Continental Breakfast

    Dining Room

    9:30 AM

    Session 4

    Youth Memorial

    11:30 AM

    Brunch

    Dining Room

Amenities

Fitness Center

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

Hiking

Many beautiful stream-side trails among the redwoods and ferns are located at Mount Hermon. Trail maps are available at the Front Desk.

Kayaking

Enjoy a special morning or afternoon 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.

Mountain Biking

Borrow a mountain bike from the Fieldhouse and explore the trails or join us on a guided ride.

Redwood Canopy Tour

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

McAfee Fieldhouse

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.

Housing & Meals

Lodges

Deluxe - Lodges

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

Standard - Lodges

All linens included (sheets and towels), private baths, hand soap provided, beds are pre-made upon arrival, and upgraded furnishings and decor. 

Gwinn, Laurel 200s, Oak, Maple, Madrone (For 5 or more people)

Economy - Lodges

All linens included (sheets and towels), private baths, hand soap provided, make your own bed upon arrival, and basic furnishings and decor. 

Fir, Manzanita, Pine, Sequoia, Woodwardia, Lower Creekwood

Your room has been furnished with two sets of towels. Should you need a replacement, please come by the front desk.

Meals

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 a Kid's Bar, Gluten Free Options, Salad Bars, and Mount Hermon favorites.

Pricing

Per Couple:

2014 Couples Retreat Pricing
Deluxe
$592
Standard
$498
Economy
$404
Progam & Meals only - $278
Camperships

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.

Prepare

View or download the Program Letter.

What to bring: keep these in mind when you're packing.

  • Notepad and pen
  • Bible
  • Flashlight
  • Warm clothes for chilly nights
  • Umbrella
  • Hiking Shoes

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37 Conference Dr. Felton CA 95018

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