Family Camp Week 9

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Aug 13-19, 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.


Luis Palau

AM Speaker | Luis Palau

For more than 50 years, speaker, teacher, author, and spiritual leader Luis Palau has been a powerful spokesperson for the relevance, reality, and significance of Jesus Christ. His work has taken him to more than 75 nations and his campaigns have allowed him to present a clear case for Jesus Christ with more than 1 billion people through television, radio, print, and live events. He is well-regarded by leaders around the globe, including past presidents, national leaders, church clergy, and business professionals. Having spent much of his life serving the people of Latin America – including several years of service in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Guatemala – Luis Palau is regarded by many as the most influential spiritual leader in the region in the last 40 years. His warm, energetic, authentic, and humorous speaking style is engaging to crowds of all ages and backgrounds.

Mark Spurlock
PM Speaker | Mark Spurlock

Mark Spurlock is executive pastor of Twin Lakes Church, Aptos, CA. He has served in Christian Camp Leadership and veach ministry to surfers, Mark has a great sense of humor and the ability to skillfully open Scripture.

Worship Leader | Chris Allen

Chris Allen is a worship leader / keyboardist who makes his home in Northern Utah at CenterPoint Church in Orem where he's been on staff for 6 years. For the last 16 years, Chris has been involved in worship settings for various demographics, ages and approaches; ranging from elementary students to jr. highers and high schoolers, from early adults to seniors, and from camps and retreats to conferences. He's devoted the latter half of his life to serving the church with whatever knowledge, experience, and talents he has to offer. Having grown up in a multi-generational family tradition of attending Mount Hermon as well as being on the summer staff as a day camp counselor for two summers, Chris is thrilled to be partnering up once again with the MH Conference Center.


Monday, August 14
  • 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


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.



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