Amata Weeks 1&2

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Jun 17-30, 2018Santa Cruz Mountains | Conference Center

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Amata 16 - Babysitting
Amata 16 - Climbing Wall
Amata 16 - group

Living as God's beloved

Amata is a two-week camp experience that teaches girls entering 8th–10th grades what it means to live as God’s beloved. Girls will have the experience of a lifetime living together in a cabin with college-age counselors who help each student embrace their identity that is rooted in God’s love. Together the girls will engage Scripture discovering the fullness of life in Jesus as His beloved. Additionally, each student will receive First Aid/CPR & Babysitting Certification.


“Living as God’s beloved”

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  • Students will receive First Aid/CPR & Babysitting Certification
  • Students are challenged to embrace their identity as God’s beloved as revealed in Scripture
  • Students gain hands-on experience babysitting for Mount Hermon’s Family Camps
  • Students live life together in an authentic, loving and transformational Biblical community of approximately 14 students
  • Students are prepared to be leaders in the church and in the world



Canoe or Rowboat 1/2 mile up Zayante Creek through the overhanging trees.


Many beautiful stream-side trails among the redwoods and ferns are located at Mount Hermon. Trail maps are available at the Front Desk.


There's always something cool and exciting to make to help you remember your time at camp. Crafts range in ability and appeal for all ages and our counselors make craft time fun for girls and boys.

Conference Center Pool

Swimmers will enjoy our 25-yard pool with diving board and enclosed slide. A wading pool is also available for children.

Board Games

Various board games and card games are available for check out at the Front Desk.


Included in the price:

(all meals, lodging, program, and recreation)


$725 per camper

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.


Packing List

Please mark all items, including luggage, with the camper’s last name and initial to aid in identification in event of loss.

  • Bible, notebook, and pen
  • Warm, comfortable sleeping bag or bedding, pillow, pajamas, and warm sweatshirt or sweater—nights and mornings are cold
  • Modest bathing suit, beach towel and sunscreen!! (You will be asked to wear a shirt over your swimsuit if it is deemed immodest)
  • Bath towel, washcloth and toiletry items (i.e. hair care products, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
  • Comfortable shoes, tennis shoes, and sandals
  • Laundry bag, Detergent, Coins for Laundry
  • Flashlight
  • One set of grubby clothes that can truly get dirty
  • Outdoor type clothes—old clothes are just right for camping (jeans and t-shirts). Please only bring modest clothing with appropriate t-shirt graphics.
  • Water Bottle
  • Coins to use to call home on Saturday
  • Wrist watch (This is an essential item!) 

Optional Items

  • Camera
  • Musical instrument
  • Skateboard, bicycle, etc.
  • Spending money for extras, such as the bookstore, crafts, soda fountain, or camp picture, camp t-shirts, ect. About $30.00–$40.00 per week is usually sufficient. Campers are responsible for keeping their own money.

Items we ask you leave at home

  • Do NOT bring cell phones or iPods, electronic games, mp3 players, CD players, animals, or magazines. Really, please don’t bring these….
  • Do NOT bring firearms, weapons, drugs, alcohol or cigarettes. If you bring any of these items we will lock them up for the duration of camp.

Please plan to arrive at Mount Hermon Conference Center’s Evergreen Cabin no earlier than 3:00pm no later than 4:00pm on Sunday afternoon beginning each session.


Parents are urged to make all necessary arrangements to avoid early pickup of their campers. The camp period is short-term, and to be completely valuable to the camper, it must be experienced in its entirety. Any requests for exceptions to this must be communicated to the Program Director prior to the opening of camp. Each camp will conclude following a closing program on the final Saturday of the session. Parents are highly encouraged to attend this meeting to catch a glimpse of what was experienced during the session. This meeting is at 10:00am please meet at Evergreen Cabin to collect your student’s luggage and then walk down to the Field House for the closing ceremony.


Campers will have an opportunity to wash their belongings at a quarter-operated laundry-mat during their session. Detergents and fees will be the camper’s responsibility.

Connecting Home

Campers may write home all week (stamps and envelopes can be  purchased at the Bookshop and Post Office.)

Health Insurance card

Please provide a photo copy of your health insurance card to the Nurse on registration day. Hospitals and clinics are asking for this to be provided on an increasing basis when taking campers in for medical attention. Thank you.

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.