Feb 9-11, 2018Santa Cruz Mountains | Conference Center
You’ve remarried! In the midst of the joy, pressures both expected and unexpected can pile up. The busyness of juggling life, multiple family relationships, schedules, finances etc, can place pressure on your relationship.
Whether you consider yourself a step family or a blended family, this conference is a hands-on resource that will encourage, equip and probably more importantly, give you and your partner time to get away to the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains…just the two of you!
Gordon and Carri Taylor have been married 31 years. Gordon brought three sons and Carri brought two daughters to their marriage. Together they have 10 grandchildren and raised Carri’s oldest granddaughter from birth.
Gordon is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in California and Oklahoma. His specialty is stepfamilies, but it doesn't stop there. Carri has produced documentaries on marriage, family, stepfamilies, and other issues. She is also a Certified Communication Skills Trainer, Executive Coach and Grief Recovery Specialist. Together they have been speaking nationally, locally, and developing stepfamily ministries since 1988.
Q&A with Speakers
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Redwood Canopy Tour
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Santa Cruz Harbor
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Deluxe Continental Breakfast
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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.
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.
A guided ride will be offered Saturday afternoon.
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, Oak, Maple, Madrone
All linens included (sheets and towels), private baths, hand soap provided, make your own bed upon arrival, and basic furnishings and decor.
Fir, Laurel 200s, Manzanita, Pine, Sequoia, Woodwardia
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.
2018 Couples Retreat Pricing
Progam & Meals only - $228
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.
The Santa Cruz Mountains camp center includes the Conference Center, Ponderosa Lodge and Redwood Camp.