Jun 25, 2017 - Jul 1, 2017Santa Cruz Mountains | Conference Center
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.
Nancy Beach is most known for her groundbreaking ministry to more fully unleash the arts in the local church, and for leading artists with grace, wisdom, and skill. For over 20 years she served as the Programming Director of Willow Creek Community Church in suburban Chicago, building a community of artists who sought to create transformational moments in weekend church services. Nancy also served as a Teaching Pastor, periodically bringing the weekend message. She invested five years as a leadership team member of the Willow Creek Association, an organization that exists to envision and inspire church leaders all over the world. In over 26 countries and on 6 continents, Nancy has shared her passion, teaching at conferences and workshops.
Rene Schlaepfer is the senior pastor of Twin Lakes Church in Aptos, California. He lives in the beautiful beach town of Santa Cruz with his wife Laurie. Born in San Jose, California to Swiss immigrant parents, Rene grew up with dual citizenship and briefly lived in Switzerland before settling on the West Coast. There he worked for many years in broadcasting, primarily as an air personality on contemporary music radio stations. While in broadcasting, Rene earned a BA in Radio/TV/Film from San Jose State and an MA Theology from Western Seminary. Since then, he has served as a pastor in San Diego, South Lake Tahoe, and Santa Cruz. Rene and Laurie have three children they adore: Jonathan, Elisabeth, and David. Beside their love of church ministry, Rene and Laurie also advocate together for their favorite causes: local food banks and an orphanage in India.
Charlene Carthen is a graduate of UC Berkeley where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies with an emphasis on Near Eastern religions. For over 16 years she has worked in the community as a spiritual leader, as a mentor to countless youth, and as a conference speaker.
Luke Brown is a worship leader at Fellowship Bible Church in Nashville TN. He’s also a record producer, songwriter and vocalist. He’s currently writing and producing worship records for The Summit Church in Raleigh, NC. He’s has sung on many albums ranging from Steven Curtis Chapman to Chris Tomlin. While navigating the music industry, Luke has been leading worship for over 15 years, and feels most fulfilled when leading a body of believers in song. He and his wife Kara have three daughters, Lila, Josie and Alice.
Breakfast in the dining hall, or in your cabin for those who choose, or at Pancake Ridge
Inter-generational 20 min ‘Opener’ for all, with songs, skits and fun
All children and youth in sessions with their counselors, while adults enjoy world-class Bible teaching and worship in the Auditorium
Coffee break and famous homemade donuts and scones (Children’s and Youth Programs continue)
Seminars on a variety of topics ranging from in-depth Bible study to practical parenting help to nature hikes
Families gather together for lunch at the dining hall, or in your cabin
Activities abound! Swimming, sports, crafts, adventure, biking, hikes, organized games, boating—so many options you can’t do it all!
Dinner in the dining hall or in your cabin
Children’s, Youth and Adult programs
Regroup for evening activities—All Camp Games, concerts, ice cream at the Fountain, Zumba, campfire, night hikes, and more!
Late night events such as Coffeehouse concerts and Improv
There's a lot of us.
There's less than 6 of us.
We prefer to cook.
Please cook for us.
We like being further from the action.
We want our room as near the action as possible.
We'll take care of our own linens for the week.
We like the option of having our linens changed.
We want our own space to spread out and relax.
There's so much to do we'll hardly be in our rooms.
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.
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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.
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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.
We have made improvements to serve you even better. This year there will be specific pre-registration days set aside for each week of Family Camp allowing for the fastest access to online registration and registrars for those needing assistance during the registration process.
Monday Sept. 12,
Tuesday Sept. 13,
Wednesday Sept. 14,
Thursday Sept. 15,
Friday Sept. 16, 9:00am
Once a week is open for registration, it stays open exclusively for 2016 returning guests until October 2. Please note you will be unable to register any guests who did not attend Family Camp in 2016 during this time frame. Please call reservations after October 2nd to add them to your existing registration. If you’re interested in a very specific cabin these pre-registration windows are for you. If you prefer a Lodge Room, no rush. Just register during the pre-registration window.
Families who are being referred, who are new, or who did not attend Family Camp 2016 qualify for general registration.
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.
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.
Right in the action. These accommodations are as close to the centralized activities on camp as it gets.
A great balance between access and privacy. Easy access to the activities with enough distance to retreat.
You'll feel like you've got your own private retreat. These accommodations are further away from the central activities.
No need to worry if you prefer talking to a real person.
We are here for you 6 days a week.
If you prefer, you may download a pdf version of the Pre-Reg Guide here:Family Camp 2017 Pre-Registration Guide
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|Adult (13+)||4–12 yrs||0–3 yrs|
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|Adult (13+)||4–12 yrs||0–3 yrs|
|Per Person Program only|
|Adult (13+)||4–12 yrs||0–3 yrs|
Don’t need Mount Hermon housing? Simply call reservations at 888.642.2677 and register over the phone.
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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.
Snacks for sale at the pool!
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!
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!
Pet and Service Animal Policy
Due to the unique nature of a “temporary community” shared by hundreds of guests at one time, Mount Hermon does not permit pets to accompany guests during their stay. Mount Hermon does comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements for “service animals.” Guests and their service animal will be provided accommodations and facility access in the same manner as all guests. The qualification of a “service animal” must meet the definition given in the Americans with Disabilities Act: “any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability.” Emotional Support Animals or Comfort Animals are not considered service animals under the ADA, and therefore not permitted at Mount Hermon Family Camps. A list of excellent local pet boarding services is available upon request.
All cabins and lodges are reserved at this time. Please contact Reservations at 1-888-642-2677 to sign-up for the waitlist.
The Santa Cruz Mountains camp center includes the Conference Center, Ponderosa Lodge and Redwood Camp.