Posts By: Dave Burns

Securing Our Family

Posted by & filed under Kindling, Stories of Ministry.

One of the biggest blessings of my job is working with the many military families who come to Family Camp. Most of you know that we have a campership program that brings military families to a week of Family Camp free of charge. Each year I marvel at how the Lord uses a week of […]

Blended Couples Retreat a Success

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What happens when you create a retreat for couples that are in a blended family relationship, navigating what it is to be a step-parent? What happens when you offer practical insight into new in-laws, ex-spouses, different parenting styles, finances and so much more…? A whole bunch of people sign up! They came not knowing each […]

Permission to Be Men Made in God’s Image

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In 2001, as an introduction to his new book “Wild at Heart,” John Eldredge wrote: “Dear Lord, do we really need another book for men? Nope. We need something else. We need permission. Permission to be what we are … men made in God’s image.” John’s Ransomed Heart Ministries then began The Wild at Heart […]

New Land, New Opportunities

Posted by & filed under Adventures, Alumni, General.

Mount Hermon recently was able to acquire a nearly 15 acre parcel of land near redwood camp, just off conference drive and bordered by the Felton Faire shopping center. We announced this to our alumni first in an earlier letter. We have been working away on developing our plans for how to best utilize this property and […]

Have you seen the McAfee Fieldhouse?

Posted by & filed under Alumni, Building Projects.

For many of our Staff Alumni who haven’t been here in a while, you may have never seen the McAfee Fieldhouse! Completed in 2006, it’s our newest building and is the hub for all recreation and adventure activities at Mount Hermon. It is home to our Canopy Tour, Team Building department, and Community Rec leagues. […]

Staff Alumni Newsletter: December 2011

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Dave & Leslie Burns It’s a time of transition at Mount Hermon as Ron Demolar, who has impacted countless lives over four decades at Mount Hermon, has retired. Sort of. He has now accepted a position on Mount Hermon’s board of trustees which is an appointment for life. Ron asked if Leslie and I would […]

What is Boot Camp?

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April 1-3, 2011 This retreat is a quest for the recovery of the masculine heart as we seek to live a life as God designed us to experience – a life of adventure, calling and strength through a more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. This exciting weekend of fun, laughter and powerful interactive sessions is […]

Make plans to connect: Couples Retreat

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“Good Priorities” is a term often related to life choices, but not often to our relationships. A Mount Hermon Couples Retreat grants time to practice priorities. Experience refreshment, intimacy, encouragement, and new ways to enhance your marriage. Our speakers and worship leaders are prayerfully selected for these weekends. “My wife and I attended our first […]

All-Comers- just around the corner

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A Weekend for Singles and Couples Sold out each year, All–Comers Weekend is one of Mount Hermon’s most popular conferences for singles and couples. Inspiring teaching from the Word, skilled worship leadership, helpful seminars and, of course, great food and lodging combine to make this retreat a “must.” Our extended three-night format makes All-Comers that […]