Nov 9-11, 2018Santa Cruz Mountains | Conference Center
In Fall leaves lose the chlorophyll that keeps them green revealing the colors red, orange and yellow that were there from the beginning. It often takes time away in quiet reflection for us to see more clearly what lies within us. If we take our clues from nature, we too will want to pause in fall and plan some time to come away to Mount Hermon, to take time to reflect on our inward life and journey. All of the Mount Hermon Reflective Retreats are designed to provide a quantity of time alone with the Lord. There will be several short sessions of input around a scriptural theme and then you will be released to spend time alone with Jesus with materials created to facilitate your experience. There are three opportunities this fall to choose from, 2 weekends and a new mid-week option.
While the retreats are designed to provide the space and quiet to nurture the soul, there are also ample opportunities for fellowship with like-minded women around great meals and free time. Mount Hermon's adventure facilities and popular recreation options like ocean kayaking will be available, weather permitting. The Redwood Canopy Tours and massage are also an option for an additional cost.
Jayne began the Reflective Retreat ministry here at Mount Hermon in 1995. She is passionate about providing experiences for women which draw them into a deeper relationship with Jesus.
For questions about the weekend, you can email Jayne at firstname.lastname@example.org
Robin is the former director of Ponderosa Lodge and one of the Mount Hermon trustees. She is involved in ministry with her husband Paul at Twin Lakes Church in Aptos. She has 2 daughters off to college this fall and a high schooler at home.
Opening Session – Introduction
Recreation & Afternoon Options
Session VI – Sharing, Communion & Evaluation
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 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.
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.
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.
Back by popular demand are the massage appointments. Sign up for massage and the recreation options will be at dinner on Tuesday evening. The cost for massage is $70, paid directly to the massage therapist.
2018 Fall Women's Reflective Retreat
Program & Meals only $135
We offer the opportunity to add a day to the front of the retreat for those who want to come early, ‘quiet down’ and prepare to listen. Please call registration at 1.888.642.2677 to ask for this option after you have registered via the online form.
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 or Triple 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.