Mar 17-19, 2017Santa Cruz Mountains | Conference Center
As the winter season gives way into Spring, new life begins to push it's way into view. The signs of this new life are almost imperceptible at first and over time seem to burst forth; a picture of what is often gestating in our own mind and hearts. Paying attention to what is growing beneath the cover of 'winter' and nurturing it's growth often takes time; Time to be quiet, time to listen, time to rest. The Mount Hermon Spring Reflective Retreat offers you the opportunity to spend time paying attention to your soul. Unlike other women's retreats, the Mount Hermon reflective retreats are designed to provide a quantity of time alone with the Lord.
While this retreat is designed to provide the space and quiet to nurture the soul, there are also ample opportunities for fellowship with like-minded women around great meals and free time. Mount Hermon's adventure facilities and popular recreation options like ocean kayaking are an option as part of your program. The Redwood Canopy Tours and massage are also an option for an additional cost.
Opening Session – Introduction
Session VI – Sharing, Communion & Evaluation
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.
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.
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.
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
Various board games and card games are available for check out at the Front Desk.
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, Laurel 200s, Oak, Maple, Madrone (For 5 or more people)
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 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.
2017 Women's Reflective Retreat
Program & Meals only $135
We offer the opportunity to add a day to the front of the retreat for those who want to come early, ‘quiet down’ and prepare to listen. Please call registration at 1.888.642.2677 to ask for this option after you have registered via the online form.
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.
In order to qualify for Double or Triple Occupancy, please find and confirm your roommate(s).
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The Santa Cruz Mountains camp center includes the Conference Center, Ponderosa Lodge and Redwood Camp.