Couples Retreat

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Apr 28-30, 2017Santa Cruz Mountains | Conference Center

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Guarantee Time Together.

“Good Priorities” is a term often related to life choices, but not often to our relationships. A Mount Hermon Couples Retreat grants time to practice priorities. Experience refreshment, intimacy, encouragement, and new ways to enhance your marriage. Our speakers and worship leaders are prayerfully selected for these weekends.

Personal Touches

Every Couples Retreat is a Weekend for Romance including a photo, picnic lunch, and specialty chocolates.

Bring your Pastor for free

For every 7 couples from your church in attendance at the same Couples Retreat weekend, you can bring a pastor and his/her spouse from your church for free! Contact Mount Hermon Registration for a church group reservation.

Individual couples as well as church groups are encouraged to participate.

Speakers & Worship Leader

Speakers | Chris and Alisa Grace

Chris and Alisa speak regularly to married couples, churches, singles and college students on the topic of relationships, dating and marriage. With professional training as well as practical experience from nurturing their marriage (of over 24 years), they present foundational and practical insights on how to enhance intimacy. Whether doing pre-marital counseling or discussing marital concepts with couples, their desire is to help others discover God’s design for relationships and to provide insights into the joys of marriage. They currently provide seminars and marriage retreats at colleges and universities and conference centers nationwide with the Center for Relationship Enrichment. Chris serves fulltime as the director of the new Biola University Center for Marriage and Relationships and continues to teach psychology at the Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University.

Sarah Meng

Worship Leader | Sarah Meng

Sarah Meng is the worship pastor at Valley Bible Church at the Crossing in Pleasanton and serves their Livermoore location. She is a gifted vocalists, guitarists and song writer.


Friday, April 28
Saturday, April 29
Sunday, April 30
  • When



    4:30 PM


    Administration Building

    7:00 PM

    Buffet Dinner

    Dining Room

    8:15 PM

    Opening Session

    Youth Memorial

    9:30 PM



  • When



    8:30 AM


    Dining Room

    9:30 AM

    Session 2

    Youth Memorial

    10:45 AM



    11:00 AM

    Q&A with Speakers


    11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

    Couples Photos


    12:15 PM

    Buffet Lunch

    Dining Room

    1:30 PM

    Redwood Canopy Tour

    Adventure Center

    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Leisure Time

    Various Locations

    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Tandem Kayaking

    Santa Cruz Harbor

    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Guided Hike


    6:00 PM

    Candlelit Dinner

    Dining Room

    7:00 PM

    Session 3

    Youth Memorial

  • When



    8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

    Deluxe Continental Breakfast

    Dining Room

    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Session 4

    Youth Memorial


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.

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

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.

Housing & Meals


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

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.


Per Couple:

2017 Couples Retreat Pricing

Progam & Meals only - $275

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.


What to bring: keep these in mind when you're packing.

  • Notepad and pen
  • Bible
  • Flashlight
  • Warm clothes for chilly nights
  • Umbrella
  • Hiking Shoes


Maps & directions

Conference Center
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.