Family Camp Week 8

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Aug 6-12, 2017Santa 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.


Mike Romberger

AM Speaker | Mike Romberger

Mike Romberger loves Mount Hermon and has been greatly impacted by its ministry.  Mike began attending Mount Hermon at the age of six, and he and his wife Jane continued that legacy by making Mount Hermon a yearly destination for their family. For almost fourteen years Mike was Senior Pastor at Mission Hills Church in Littleton, Colorado, before God called him to be President/CEO of Mount Hermon in May 2015. Mike and Jane have four children, a son-in-law, and the family dog Baxter. Mike likes hanging out with his family, watching sports (not the Giants!), reading, and taking long walks with Jane under the beautiful redwoods. 

John Jenkins
PM Speaker | John Jenkins

Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr. has been preaching the Good News since he was licensed as a minister at 15 years old. From an early age, he developed a love for the Lord and felt a call to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. He has traveled across the world preaching and teaching the masses about the love of Jesus Christ. And after pastoring at First Baptist since 1989, he remains steadfast in his quest to “develop dynamic disciples.” He is recognized as a catalyst to help individuals grow into lifelong Christian disciples who follow Jesus Christ. Pastor Jenkins believes that these individuals will impact the world on behalf of the Lord, thereby strengthening families and healing broken hearts along the way. 

Even with his many obligations, Pastor Jenkins holds his role as family man as the highest treasure. He and his wife are the proud parents of six children and one granddaughter.

Jono Shaffer
Scholar in Residence | Jono Shaffer

Jono grew up in the bay area before he went to Northwestern University. There he earned his undergraduate degree, but more importantly, he met his wife of ten years, Erin. He ran youth and college ministry for 6 years in L.A. while going to Fuller Seminary for his Master’s of Divinity, and was ordained into the Evangelical Covenant Church. Currently Jono is the Executive Pastor Ocean Hills Covenant Church, Santa Barbara. Jono and Erin have three great kids - Nathan, Kyle and Keira.

Worship Leader | Danny Oertli

Accomplished singer, songwriter, and author, known for his inventive guitar work and story telling, Danny is a favorite worship leader for national audiences including Compassion International and Promise Keepers.


    Pre-Registration Guide

    Pro Tips for Registration

    • Double check and update your family information and contact information on your account before September 1st.
    • Before registering, have your top 3–5 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 much 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 1–11people.
        • Cottage-style room set up.
        • Meal plans are optional.
        Per Person Program Rate
        Adult (13+)$235
        4–12 years$185
        0–3 yearsFREE
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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+)$445
        4–12 years$315
        0–3 yearsFREE
    • When Can I Register?

      Pre-Registration Opens 9:00am on September 12, 2016

      Families who attended Family Camp 2016 Qualify for pre-registration.

      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.

      Pre-Registration Windows

      • Weeks 1 & 2

        Monday Sept. 12,

      • Weeks 4 & 5

        Tuesday Sept. 13,

      • Week 6

        Wednesday Sept. 14,

      • Weeks 7 & 8

        Thursday Sept. 15,

      • Week 9
        & Labor Day

        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.

      General Public Registration Opens 9:00am on October 3, 2016

      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.

    • Where is the housing unit I want located on camp?

      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. Select "Camps & Events Registration System"
      3. Sign in to your existing account or create a new account
      4. Select Register Online
      5. Select Family for Family Camp Registration. Choosing "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.
      • Select Log In at the top right.
      • Select "Camps & Events Registration" from the top menu system.
      • 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 2017 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


    • 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.
    • Previous year's balance dues need to be paid in full before registering for Family Camp 2017.
    • To register for a partial week of camp please call reservations one week prior to the start of camp. Partial stays are based on availability. 

    Lodge Room Rates

    6 Night Room Rate
    Master Suite$1195
    Per Person Meal & Program
    Adult (13+)4–12 yrs0–3 yrs
    $445$315No Charge

    Cabin Rates

    Per Person Meal & Program
    Adult (13+)4–12 yrs0–3 yrs
    $445$315No Charge
    Per Person Program only
    Adult (13+)4–12 yrs0–3 yrs
    $235$185No Charge


    Don’t need Mount Hermon housing? Simply call reservations at 888.642.2677 and register over the phone.


    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 dryers 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 dryers 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.

    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!

    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

    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.



    • Register in a Cabin

    All cabins are reserved at this time. Please contact registration at 1-888-642-2677 to be added to our waitlist.

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    37 Conference Dr. Felton CA 95018

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    Santa Cruz Mountains | Conference Center

    The Santa Cruz Mountains camp center includes the Conference Center, Ponderosa Lodge and Redwood Camp.