Mount Hermon Family Camp – JEMS

Where Family Traditions Begin.

In 1950, young Nisei pastors who struggled to revive their ministries in California after the traumatic World War II evacuation, gathered their families and young people from various Christian denominations for the first Nisei Christian Conference in June of the same year. About 150 conferees and leaders attended the conference held at Mount Hermon. Over the years, the conference has grown, and about 1,500 conferees from throughout the Mainland, Hawaii, Canada and Japan gather today. The original Mount Hermon campsite and three additional facilities accommodated the adult families, high school, junior high, college students, special campers, and professional career people. Since then, the inter-high and Nichigo camps were added.

Registration

JEMS Main/Family Camp and Nichigo registration will begin January 22, 2018 at 9:00am.

Youth Camp registration forms will be available on February 12, 2018 at www.jems.org. For more information regarding Youth Camp registration, please visit www.jems.org or call the JEMS office at 213.613.0022

The Discount & Scholarship form can be found on the JEMS website.

New for 2018

Please notice the differences in the JEMS registration process below.

I'm registering 2 or more guests.

  • Cabins

    All cabins are reserved at this time. Please contact registration at 1-888-642-2677 to be added to our waitlist.

  • Lodges

    All lodges are reserved at this time. Please contact registration at 1-888-642-2677 to be added to our waitlist.

I'm registering myself.

Speakers

Mah, Pastor Greg

Pastor Greg Mah

Pastor Greg Mah, the morning speaker, is on staff as the Teaching Pastor for the South Bay Community Church in Torrance, CA. He received his Masters of Divinity degree from Talbot Theological Seminary and previously served as a pastor to college students and young adults for 10 years. His desire to help people grasp God’s Word and fall in love with Jesus propelled him to accept a pastoral teaching position at SBCC. Greg married his wife Monica in 2009 and has two children, Evan and Karis. Greg’s passion after God and his family is surfing.

Ishida, Rev. Cory

Rev. Cory Ishida

Rev. Cory Ishida, the evening speaker, is the Senior Pastor of the Evergreen Baptist Church of San Gabriel Valley since 1997. He was also Senior Pastor of Evergreen Baptist Church from 1977 to 1997. He is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He is known for not only being a pastor to his congregation, but as a “pastor to the pastors,” especially within the Asian American context. His love for the Word is evident in all that he does. He has been married to Reine since 1969, and he has been blessed with three wonderful daughters, their husbands, and 11 beautiful grandchildren. Pastor Cory’s interests include spending time with his family, UCLA sporting events, and coaching volleyball and basketball with his granddaughters.

Masakazu (Nichigo Speaker), Rev. Fukuno

Rev. Fukuno Masakazu (Nichigo Speaker)

Rev. Fukuno Masakazu is the Senior Pastor at RCI (Revival Church International) South Osaka Evangelical Church in Osaka, Japan. Rev. Fukuno has attended Kansai Bible Institute (KBI), received missionary training at DTS (discipleship training school) and SOE (school of Evangelism) in Hawaii through YWAM.

In 1992, he started CPM (Christian Power Ministries) ministry to teach about the Holy Spirit. He is currently the JEC director, a (KBI) teacher and executive director. A motto he enjoys in life is, “Step by step,” serve the Lord by being yourself.

He is married and has three adult children. He is a proud grandpa of 7 grandchildren.

Registration Guide

Pro Tips for Registration

  • Create your family account
  • Before registering, have your top 3 housing choices in mind.
  • If at any point you feel stuck, please give us a call! 1.888.642.2677
  • What Type of Housing is Best for Me?

    There's a lot of us.

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    There's less than 6 of us.

    We like being further from the action.

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    We want our room as near the action as possible.

    We'll take care of our own linens for the week.

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    We like the option of having our linens changed.

    We want our own space to spread out and relax.

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    There's so much to do we'll hardly be in our rooms.

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    If this seems like you, you'll probably prefer a Cabin.

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    If this seems like you, you'll probably prefer a Lodge Room.

  • Cabin, Lodge Room, What's the Difference?

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    • CABINS

      Cabins provide a home-style environment nestled among the redwoods. Linens and towels are provided along with a kitchen stocked with pots, pans, utensils and space for dining.

      • 34 Cabins available
      • Capacities range from 3–10 people.
      • Cottage-style room set up.
      • Meal plans are required.
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    • LODGE ROOMS

      Lodge Rooms are perfect welcoming spaces with varying views of the redwoods and the grounds. Each have private baths, linens provided, furnishings & decor, and spacious rooms.

      • 150 Lodge Rooms available
      • Capacities range from 1–8 people.
      • Hotel-style rooms.
      • Meal plans are required.
  • When Can I Register?

    Main-Family/Nichigo Camp

    Family Camp registration opens January 22, 2018.

    Youth and Special Camps

    • Youth Camp registration forms will be posted on February 12th on the JEMS website.
    • For more information regarding Youth Camp registration, please visit www.jems.org or call the JEMS office at 213.613.0022
  • Where is my desired housing unit located?

    Use the map and these designations to help give perspective on the experience our unique lodging provides. We've classified each into one of three distance categories.

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    • CLOSE

      Right in the action. These accommodations are as close to the centralized activities on camp as it gets.

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    • COMFORTABLE

      A great balance between access and privacy. Easy access to the activities with enough distance to retreat.

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    • PRIVATE OASIS

      You'll feel like you've got your own private retreat. These accommodations are further away from the central activities.

  • Online Registration Step-by-Step

    1. Select the button that pertains to you for Registration above.
    2. Login to your account if you are returning OR Create a New Account as a First Timer
    3. Select Lodging if you are registering 2 or more people.
    4. Verify your Family Information
    5. Edit your attendees, adding the names and information for everyone YOU ARE Registering
    6. Check Out, agree to the terms and conditions
    1. Select Payment Method to pay deposit and/or Full Balance (which is due 1 month prior to the event)
    2. Congrats you're done!
  • Accessing Your Account after registration

    • Great news! You already have an account. Click Log In at the top right.
    • Select Camps & Events Registration then enter your login and password.
    • If you've never logged in click on “forgot your password”
  • We Can Help!

    No need to worry if you prefer talking to a real person.
    We are here for you 6 days a week.

    Monday–Saturday 8:30am–4:00pm

    Call toll-free: 1.888.642.2677

How do I figure my total cost?

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housing choice

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Pricing

  • To inquire about Camperships, or Pastor Discounts please fill out this form.
  • A $300 per room deposits is due at the time of registration and are non-refundable, non-transferable.
  • If you are interested in taking a bus to Family Camp, please visit JEMS.org for more information

6 Night Room Rate
Deluxe Suite$1059
Deluxe Lodge$935
Standard Lodge$770
Economy Lodge$464
Per Person Meal & Program
Adult (13+)4–12 yrs0–3 yrs
$481$340No Charge

Prepare

In general...

  • Comfortable clothes, sweatshirts for the mornings and evening
  • Flashlight
  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen
  • Closed toe shoes for recreational activities

If you're in a Lodge Room...

  • Linens are provided, but bring extra towels for the beach and pool
  • Hair Blow driers are not provided
  • Bring your own toiletries

If you're in a Cabin...

  • Linens are provided upon your arrival, bring extra towels!
  • Hotpads/Oven mits
  • Paper Towels
  • Food to prepare in your kitchen if needed
  • Hair Blow driers are not provided
  • Bring your own toiletries
  • Basic cooking-ware is provided
  • Coffee makers are provided

Swimwear Guidelines & Safety rules

Boys and men are asked to wear firmly secured, non-sagging swim suits, not bikini style Speedo bottoms, nor underwear, boxer shorts or ripped or cut street shorts.

Girls and women are asked to wear modest swimwear appropriate for a family pool. Modest one-piece bathing suits are appropriate for all ages, as well as two piece suits that include ‘swim shorts’ or ‘swim skirts,’ or two-piece suits that accomplish full coverage. Most bikinis, high French-cut suits, or thongs are not considered ‘modest’ by these standards, even if worn with a cover-up when outside the pool.

Please use changing rooms for changing into swim attire (regardless of age) and wear suitable cover-ups when walking from your house to the pool area. Lifeguards exercise full authority on appropriate attire. If attire is not appropriate, residents may be asked to wear a T-shirt, cover-up or to leave the pool area. Staff members are held to the same standards as guests. A full list of rules is posted at the pool. Children under 18 must pass a swim test to go past shoulder depth.

Snacks for sale at the pool!

Snacks, sodas and packaged ice creams will be on sale at the conference center pool this summer. Be sure to pack some cash in your pool bag!

Recreation Sign-ups

Advanced sign-up required for participation in the following activities. Sign-ups will be held on the field Sunday 2:00–4:00pm and in the commons area Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri 8:00–10:00am & 11:00am–12:00pm. Look for the adventure & recreation staff in light blue shirts!

  • Kayaking
  • Guided Mountain Bike Rides
  • Archery
  • Sequoia Adventure Course
  • Discovery Grove
  • Redwood Canopy Tour

Maps & Directions

Conference Center Grounds Map

CC Grounds map preview

Directions to Conference Center

 

Conference Center
37 Conference Dr. Felton CA 95018

Get Directions
Santa Cruz Mountains | Conference Center

The Santa Cruz Mountains camp center includes the Conference Center, Ponderosa Lodge and Redwood Camp.

  • Click here for written driving directions
    From Northern California:
    • From Highway 17 take the “Mount Hermon Road” exit at Scotts Valley. If coming from the north, turn right at the light onto Mount Hermon Road. Once on Mount Hermon Road, proceed 3.5 miles through Scotts Valley to the signal light at Graham Hill Road. Turn left onto Graham Hill Road, then turn left onto Conference Drive, which takes you into the Conference Center. The Administration Building is just past the post office on the right. The Mount Hermon Bookshop is directly across the street.
    From Southern California
    • Take US 101 North to Salinas. Exit at Market Street and take Highway 183 West toward Santa Cruz. At Castroville take US 1 North to Santa Cruz. At Santa Cruz, take Highway 17 North toward San Jose. Exit at Scotts Valley at “Mount Hermon Road.” Proceed through Scotts Valley on Mount Hermon Road 3.5 miles to the signal light at Graham Hill Road. Turn left onto Graham Hill Road, then turn left onto Conference Drive, which takes you into the Conference Center. The Administration Building is just past the post office on the right. The Mount Hermon Bookshop is directly across the street.