Spring Women's Retreat

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Apr 6-8, 2018Santa Cruz Mountains | Conference Center

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Reflect on God’s presence

Join us for inspiring teaching, incredible worship, wonderful fellowship and an unforgettable weekend. This retreat is the perfect place for women to gather to get away and take time to reflect on God’s love and purposes for your life. Leave your distractions and busyness at home and come to experience refreshment of mind, body and soul in the presence of Jesus.

Individuals, small groups and large churches alike reap the benefit of a Mount Hermon sponsored and designed retreat. Experience a quality 3 day, 2 night retreat with a speaker and worship with hotel style accommodations.

Enjoy guided and self-guided hikes, high adventure activities, an indoor climbing wall and ocean kayaking. Our beautiful Redwood Canopy Tour, crafts and massage are optional at an additional cost.

Several housing options are available to meet your needs from private lodge rooms to cabins for groups.

Speaker & Worship Leader

Coli, Andrea

Andrea Coli

Andrea Coli has been described as “having the ability to transform a room into a fun atmosphere while tempering it with the truth of God’s word.” She uses her background in improv comedy and her biblical knowledge to inspire others to discover God’s unique call for their lives. Having earned her master’s degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, her scriptural insights are both grounded and enlightening. After relocating to Las Vegas she had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the cast of an all-improvised show. She wrote about it in her book Scriptless: What I Learned about God on the Las Vegas Strip. Andrea is a teaching pastor at CrossWinds Church and partners in ministry with her husband, Chris, who is the senior pastor. She also leads in the Creative Arts Ministry. Chris and Andrea live in Livermore with their two daughters. Connect with her at www.andreacolispeaks.com.

Frenes, Staci

Staci Frenes

Worship Leader

For as long as singer/songwriter Staci Frenes can remember, music has been her saving grace, and the unmistakable key to self-discovery. A lifelong love of words and music has led Staci to cultivate songs and stories into something strong and beautiful and brave. This UC-Berkeley graduate, mom and former English teacher has enjoyed successes she hadn’t dared to dream. Her acoustic folk-pop songs have inspired not only audiences at her concerts all over the country, but millions of viewers on major network shows such as The Biggest Loser, America's Next Top Model, All My Children and Nashville as well as in nationally released feature films.


Friday, April 6
Saturday, April 7
Sunday, April 8
  • When



    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM



    6:30 PM


    Ferndell Dining Hall

    8:00 PM

    Main Session


    9:30 PM

    Fellowship and Refreshments

    Youth Memorial

    9:30 PM - 11:00 PM

    Massage Appointments Available


  • When



    8:00 AM


    Ferndell Dining Hall

    9:00 AM

    Main Session


    10:30 AM

    Alone Time with God


    11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

    Optional Seminars


    12:45 PM


    Ferndell Dining Hall

    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Recreation Options


    6:00 PM



    7:00 PM

    Main Session


    8:30 PM


    Youth Memorial

  • When



    8:00 AM

    Continental Breakfast

    Ferndell Dining Hall

    9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

    Optional Seminars


    10:30 AM

    Main Session


    11:45 AM

    Farewell Brunch



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 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.

Sequoia Adventure Course

The Sequoia Adventure Course is one of our most popular courses. It consists of 14 different high ropes elements that range from 30 to 80 feet above ground, and ends in a tandem (2 person) zipline. All elements are done with a partner. All participants wear harnesses, helmets, and are connected to overhead cables by a double system of safety ropes and clips. The course is supervised by our expertly trained staff. Participants must be 57 inches tall, less than 250 pounds and at least 10 years old.

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.

Life Coaching Sessions

This Spring, for the first time, we will be offering Life Coaching Sessions with 2 certified Life Coaches.  Sessions are 45 minutes long and the cost is $30.  Sign-ups will be at dinner.

Abstract Watercolor Journal Workshop

Andrea Chebeleu, the founder and creative behind A Work of Heart, will teach this Abstract Watercolor Journal Workshop. The cost for the workshop is $20.  Sign-ups will be at dinner.

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, Oak, Maple, Madrone

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, Laurel 200s, Manzanita, Pine, Sequoia, Woodwardia

Your room has been furnished with one set 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.

Have any Special Dietary Needs?

If you've already registered for this event, please let us know any special dietary needs you have by filling out the form below. We want your Mount Hermon experience to be the best and we will make every reasonable effort to best serve you.

Special Dietary Needs Form


Included in the Price

(six meals, two nights lodging, program and recreation)

Spring Women's Retreat 2018 Pricing

Progam & Meals only $135

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.

* Multiple Occupancy

In order to qualify for Double, Triple, or Quad Occupancy, please find and confirm your roommate(s).


What to Pack:

  • Casual outdoor clothes including warmer clothes for evenings (it gets chilly at night!)
  • Comfortable shoes for walking the grounds
  • Bible, notebook, pen
  • Flashlight
  • Etc…


  • Umbrella—rain is a possibility
  • Art supplies you might enjoy using

A Few Details

  • Registration begins at 4:30pm Friday
  • Early arrivals can find refreshments in the Registration Building from 3:30–5:00pm
  • Dinner will begin at 6:30pm on Friday evening
  • Dress is very casual throughout the conference. Be prepared for chilly evenings and mornings.
  • You will want your Bible, notebook, flashlight, and possibly your umbrella.
  • Nametags will be provided as your identification for the conference and dining room.
  • You may want to bring walking shoes as hiking in Mount Hermon is a treat.
  • The conference concludes with brunch on Sunday at 11:45am
  • We will also be offering massages for 30 or 60 minute time slots. They will be $1 per minute, sign-ups on Friday evening. You pay the therapist directly.

Maps & directions

Conference Center
37 Conference Dr. Felton CA 95018

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