Apr 6-8, 2018Santa Cruz Mountains | Conference Center
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.
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.
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.
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Ferndell Dining Hall
Fellowship and Refreshments
9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Massage Appointments Available
Ferndell Dining Hall
Alone Time with God
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Ferndell Dining Hall
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ferndell Dining Hall
9:00 AM - 10:15 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In order to qualify for Double, Triple, or Quad Occupancy, please find and confirm your roommate(s).
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The Santa Cruz Mountains camp center includes the Conference Center, Ponderosa Lodge and Redwood Camp.