Family Camp Week 7

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Jul 27, 2014 - Aug 2, 2014Santa Cruz Mountains | Conference Center

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Where Family Traditions Begin...

Mount Hermon Family Camp means fun and excitement! Our outstanding Child Care, Day Camp, Youth tracks and expanded collegiate offerings are a vibrant part of the Mount Hermon summer—and we offer babysitting of your younger campers so you can spend time with your older kids! Fabulous speakers, seminar leaders and musicians make a week of Family Camp an experience you won't forget!

In family times together you'll enjoy BBQ's, outdoor Pancake Breakfasts and superb meals in the Mount Hermon Dining Hall. Flex breakfasts and salad bars at lunch and dinner are a great weekly feature. Family adventures include hikes, a train ride to Santa Cruz, family games, campfires and S'mores! Family portraits offered each week will capture your memories—maybe even next year's Christmas card! Check out all the memory making recreation options below and begin or continue a fabulous family tradition of a week at Mount Hermon


Dr. Mark Bailey
Mike Romberger

Dr. Bailey assumed the Seminary’s presidency in 2001 after years of service as both a professor and the vice president for Academic Affairs as well as his role as pastor of a local church. He was a seminar instructor for Walk Thru the Bible Ministries for 20 years and is in demand for Bible conferences and other preaching engagements. His overseas ministries have included Venezuela, Argentina, China, and Hungary. He is also a regular tour leader in the lands of the Bible, including Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Rome. Dr. Bailey serves on the boards of Bible Study Fellowship, Insight for Living, Jews for Jesus, and Walk Thru the Bible Ministries.

Dr. John Hannah
Mike Romberger

Dr. Hannah has enjoyed a distinguished career for more than 35 years at Dallas Seminary. He is a frequent and popular church and conference speaker both at home and abroad. His teaching interests include the general history of the Christian church, with particular interest in the works of John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, and John Owen. His publications include books, journals, chapters in books, audio materials, and computerized works. He currently is researching and writing a history of Dallas Seminary, with a general history of the Christian church after that. He remains active in church ministries and serves on the boards of several organizations.

Dr. Chip Dickens
Mike Romberger

Prior to joining the faculty Dr. Dickens served as an associate pastor in the areas of pastoral care and counseling. He has previously served on the faculty of Biola University and has taught seminary and graduate-level courses internationally in Austria, Hong Kong, and Sri Lanka. Dr. Dickens is professionally active in the American Association of Christian Counselors and also serves as a contributing editor for the Journal of Psychology and Theology. He is married to Rebecca and they have two children: Joshua and Jillian.

Rev. Bill Bryan
Mike Romberger

Chaplain Bryan has ministered for over 50 years in a variety of pastoral areas, including senior and associate pastor, youth director, and minister of youth, music, and education. He also has devoted many years to Bible conferences and Christian conference centers where he has been speaker, worship leader, board member, and chairman. He also has ministered in the Caribbean and Latin America and has led four trips to the Holy Land.

Dr. Ray Pritchard
Mike Romberger

Former pastor in Los Angeles, Dallas and Chicago; author; and itinerant speaker; Ray Pritchard is the founder and president of Keep Believing Ministries in Elmhurst, IL. Married to Marlene for 38 years, he enjoys being a husband, a father and a grandfather, riding his bike, and playing with Dudley and Gary, his beloved basset hounds.




Canoe or Rowboat 1/2 mile up Zayante Creek through the overhanging trees.

Climbing Wall

Our 40' foot wall will not only strengthen your climbing skills, but also give you the chance to encourage and coach others as they climb.

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


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.

Mountain Biking

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


There's always something cool and exciting to make to help you remember your time at camp. Crafts range in ability and appeal for all ages and our counselors make craft time fun for girls and boys.


Practice perfection with our staff at the shooting range by challenging each other with accuracy or just by improving your personal skills in a controlled environment.

Sequoia Adventure Course

The Sequoia Adventure Course is one of our most popular courses. It consists of 14 different high ropes elements that range from 30 to 80 feet above ground, and ends in a tandem (2 person) zipline. All elements are done with a partner. All participants wear harnesses, helmets, and are connected to overhead cables by a double system of safety ropes and clips. The course is supervised by our expertly trained staff. Participants must be 57 inches tall, less than 250 pounds and at least 10 years old.

Discovery Grove

Discovery Grove consists of 7 different high ropes elements that range from 5 to 20 feet above ground, and ends in a zipline. Discovery Grove is the perfect experience for those who are new to ropes course activities and wanting to start a bit closer to the ground. It is also well-suited for younger kids. All participants wear harnesses, helmets, and are connected to overhead cables by a double system of safety ropes and clips. Discovery Grove is supervised by our expertly trained staff. Participant must be between 45 and 250 pounds and ages 5–6 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Conference Center Pool

Swimmers will enjoy our 25-yard pool with diving board and enclosed slide. A wading pool is also available for children.

Board Games

Various board games and card games are available for check out at the Front Desk.

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.


Monday, July 28
  • When



    8:00 AM

    Breakfast in the dining hall, or in your cabin for those who choose, or at Pancake Ridge


    9:00 AM

    Inter-generational 20 min ‘Opener’ for all, with songs, skits and fun


    9:30 AM

    All children and youth in sessions with their counselors, while adults enjoy world-class Bible teaching and worship in the Auditorium


    10:45 AM

    Coffee break and famous homemade donuts and scones (Children’s and Youth Programs continue)


    11:15 AM

    Seminars on a variety of topics ranging from in-depth Bible study to practical parenting help to nature hikes


    12:15 PM

    Families gather together for lunch at the dining hall, or in your cabin


    1:00 PM

    Activities abound! Swimming, sports, crafts, adventure, biking, hikes, organized games, boating—so many options you can’t do it all!


    5:30 PM

    Dinner in the dining hall or in your cabin


    7:00 PM

    Children’s, Youth and Adult programs


    8:30 PM

    Regroup for evening activities—All Camp Games, concerts, ice cream at the Fountain, Zumba, campfire, night hikes, and more!


    9:30 PM

    Late night events such as Coffeehouse concerts and Improv


Housing & Meals

We offer two styles of Accommodations – Lodges and Cabins.
In each of these categories are three or four different price points:

Master Suite - 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. 

Select Lakeside rooms, including “alcove” rooms, coffee pot, and mini-fridge

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


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. If staying in a lodge room, meal packages are required.

If staying in a cabin, meal packages are not required but program is. Meal packages can be added for an additional charge.


6 Night Room Rate
Master Deluxe $1055.00
Deluxe $915.00
Standard $750.00
Economy $445.00
Per Person Meal & Program
Adult (13+) 4–12 yrs 0–3 yrs
$380.00 $265 No Charge

To inquire about Camperships, Single Parent or Pastor Discounts please call 1.888.642.2677. Deposits are due at the time of registration and are non-refundable, non-transferable.

Per Person Meal & Program
Adult (13+) 4–12 yrs 0–3 yrs
$380.00 $265 No Charge
Per Person Program only
Adult (13+) 4–12 yrs 0–3 yrs
$165.00 $130 No Charge
Deluxe Cabins
Standard Cabins
Economy Cabins


Find detailed information about Family Camp by downloading the Program Letter.

In general...

  • Comfortable clothes, sweatshirts for the mornings and evening
  • Flashlight
  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen
  • Closed toe shoes for recreational activities

If you're in a Lodge Room...

  • Linens are provided, but bring extra towels for the beach and pool
  • Hair Blow driers are not provided
  • Bring your own toiletries

If you're in a Cabin...

  • Linens are provided upon your arrival, bring extra towels!
  • Hotpads/Oven mits
  • Paper Towels
  • Food to prepare in your kitchen if needed
  • Hair Blow driers are not provided
  • Bring your own toiletries
  • Basic cooking-ware is provided
  • Coffee makers are provided

Swimwear Guidelines & Safety rules

Boys and men are asked to wear firmly secured, non-sagging swim suits, not bikini style Speedo bottoms, nor underwear, boxer shorts or ripped or cut street shorts.

Girls and women are asked to wear modest swimwear appropriate for a family pool. Modest one-piece bathing suits are appropriate for all ages, as well as two piece suits that include ‘swim shorts’ or ‘swim skirts,’ or two-piece suits that accomplish full coverage. Most bikinis, high French-cut suits, or thongs are not considered ‘modest’ by these standards, even if worn with a cover-up when outside the pool.

Please use changing rooms for changing into swim attire (regardless of age) and wear suitable cover-ups when walking from your house to the pool area. Lifeguards exercise full authority on appropriate attire. If attire is not appropriate, residents may be asked to wear a T-shirt, cover-up or to leave the pool area. Staff members are held to the same standards as guests. A full list of rules is posted at the pool. Children under 18 must pass a swim test to go past shoulder depth.

New at the Conference Center Pool for 2014

Snacks, sodas and packaged ice creams will be on sale at the conference center pool this summer. Be sure to pack some cash in your pool bag!

Recreation Sign-ups

Advanced sign-up required for participation in the following activities. Sign-ups will be held on the field Sunday evening 5:30–6:30pm and in the commons area Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri 8:00–9:00am & 10:45–11:15am. Look for the adventure & recreation staff in light blue shirts!

  • Kayaking
  • Guided Mountain Bike Rides
  • Archery
  • Sequoia Adventure Course
  • Discovery Grove
  • Redwood Canopy Tour

2015 Speaker List

2015 Family Camp Speakers

Week 1

June 14–20

Morning Speaker
Evening Speaker

Mark Spurlock
Bryan Loritts

Week 2

June 21–27

Morning Speaker
Evening Speaker

Stu and Jill Briscoe
Rich Kannwischer

Week 4

July 5–11

Morning Speaker
Evening Speaker

Gary Gaddini
Mark Portis

Week 5

July 12–18

Morning Speaker
Evening Speaker

Jeffrey Dean
Richard Dahlstrom
Chris Allen

Week 6

July 19–25

Morning Speaker
Evening Speaker

Ray Johnston
Albert Tate

Week 7

July 26–Aug 1

Dallas Theological Seminary

Week 8

Aug 2–8

Morning Speaker
Evening Speaker

Duffy Robbins
Craig Barnes

Week 9

Aug 9–15

Morning Speaker
Evening Speaker

Bill Butterworth
Mike Erre

Labor Day

Sept 4–Sept 7

Morning Speaker
Evening Speaker

Luis Palau
Roselie De Rosset

Pre-Reg Guide

Pro Tips for Registration

  • Double check and update your family information and contact information on your account before September 15th.
  • Before registering, have your top 5 housing choices in mind.
  • If at any point you feel stuck, please give us a call! 1.888.642.2677
  • What Type of Housing is Best for Me?

    There's a lot of us.

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    There's less than 6 of us.

    We prefer to cook.

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    Please cook for us.

    We like being further from the action.

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    We want our room as near the action as possible.

    We'll take care of our own linens for the week.

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    We like the option of having our linens changed.

    We want our own space to spread out and relax.

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    There's so uch to do we'll hardly be in our rooms.

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    If this seems like you, you'll probably prefer a Cabin.

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    If this seems like you, you'll probably prefer a Lodge Room.

  • Cabin, Lodge Room, What's the Difference?

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    • CABINS

      Cabins provide a home-style environment nestled among the redwoods. Linens and towels are provided along with a kitchen stocked with pots, pans, utensils and space for dining.

      • 34 Cabins available
      • Capacities range from 3–10 people.
      • Cottage-style room set up.
      • Meal plans are optional (rates listed under lodges).
      Per Person Program Rate
      Adult (13+) $180
      4–12 years $140
      0–3 years FREE
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      Lodge Rooms are perfect welcoming spaces with varying views of the redwoods and the grounds. Each have private baths, linens provided, furnishings & decor, and spacious rooms.

      • 150 Lodge Rooms available
      • Capacities range from 1–8 people.
      • Hotel-style rooms.
      • Meal plans are required.
      Per Person Program & Meal Rate
      Adult (13+) $395
      4–12 years $280
      0–3 years FREE
  • When Can I Register?


    Families who attended Family Camp 2014 Qualify for pre-registration.

    Opens 8:00am on September 15, 2014

    Login to your account and place your reservation. Rooms and Cabins are available on a first-come-first-served basis. As the availability of housing changes, you will be given the current inventory to choose from.

    General Public Registration

    Families who are being referred, who are new, or who did not attend Family Camp 2014 qualify for general registration.

    Opens 8:00am on October 15, 2014

    Any interested families in the general public can now register for Family camp. Popular weeks may be full at this time, but there will still be space at other great weeks in the summer.

  • Where is my desired housing unit located?

    Use the map and these designations to help give perspective on the experience our unique lodging provides. We've classified each into one of three distance categories.

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    • CLOSE

      Right in the action. These accommodations are as close to the centralized activities on camp as it gets.

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      A great balance between access and privacy. Easy access to the activities with enough distance to retreat.

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      You'll feel like you've got your own private retreat. These accommodations are further away from the central activities.

  • Online Registration Step-by-Step

    1. Select Log In at the top right of our website
    2. Choose Camp & Event Registration
    3. Sign in to your existing account or create a new account
    4. Select Register Online
    5. Select Family for Family Camp Registration. "Register a Group" is for church groups coming to private events.
    6. Find the week you want and enter the number of people attending in each age range.
    1. Select your lodging
    2. Verify your Family information
    3. Edit your attendees, adding the names and information for everyone who is coming.
    4. Check Out, agree to the terms and conditions.
    5. Select Payment Method and Finish Payment
    6. Congrats you're done!
  • Accessing Your Account

    • Great news! You already have an account. Click Log In at the top right.
    • Select Camp & Event Registration then enter your login and password.
    • If you've never logged in click on “forgot your password”
  • We Can Help!

    No need to worry if you prefer talking to a real person.
    We are here for you 6 days a week.

    Monday–Saturday 8:30am–4:00pm

    Call toll-free: 1.888.642.2677

    If you prefer, you may download a pdf version of the Pre-Reg Guide here:

    Family Camp 2015 Pre-Registration Guide

How do I figure my total cost?

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housing choice


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program and meal fees (if applicable) per person


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cost of camp


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