Couples Retreat

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Feb 22-24, 2019Santa Cruz Mountains | Conference Center

Couples 2019 - Couple 1
Couples 2018 - Couple 1
Couples 2018 - Session
Couples 2018 - Couple 3 (Blended)
Couples 2017 - 2
Couples 2018 - Couple 2 (Blended)
Couples 2018 - Couple 4 (Blended)

Guarantee Time Together.

“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.

Personal Touches

Every Couples Retreat is a Weekend for Romance including a photo, picnic lunch, and specialty chocolates.

Bring your Pastor for free

For every 7 couples from your church in attendance at the same Couples Retreat weekend, you can bring a pastor and his/her spouse from your church for free! Contact Mount Hermon Registration for a church group reservation.

Individual couples as well as church groups are encouraged to participate.

Speakers

Friesen, Drs. Paul & Virginia

Drs. Paul & Virginia Friesen

Speakers

Drs. Paul and Virginia Friesen have been involved in Family Ministries for over 40 years through family camps, staff positions, speaking, consulting, and writing. In 2003 they founded Home Improvement Ministries (www.HIMweb.org) a non-profit organization dedicated to equipping individuals and churches to better encourage marriages and families in living out God’s design for healthy relationships. They both have doctorates in Marriage and Family Therapy from, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. The Friesens have authored over ten books and curriculums on parenting and marriage.

Meng, Sarah

Sarah Meng

Musician

Sarah is a Worship Leader at Valley Bible Church in Livermore, Ca. She has a deep passion for worshipping the Lord through music and songwriting and has been doing so for the last 12 years in a variety of venues nationwide.

Schedule

Friday, February 22
Saturday, February 23
Sunday, February 24
  • When

    What

    Where

    4:30 PM

    Check-In

    Administration Building

    7:00 PM

    Buffet Dinner

    Dining Room

    8:15 PM

    Opening Session

    Youth Memorial

    9:30 PM

    Refreshments

    Commons

  • When

    What

    Where

    8:30 AM

    Breakfast

    Dining Room

    9:30 AM

    Session 2

    Youth Memorial

    10:45 AM

    Refreshments

    Commons

    11:00 AM

    Q&A with Speakers

    NA

    11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

    Couples Photos

    NA

    12:15 PM

    Buffet Lunch

    Dining Room

    1:30 PM

    Redwood Canopy Tour

    Adventure Center

    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Leisure Time

    Various Locations

    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Tandem Kayaking

    Santa Cruz Harbor

    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Guided Hike

    NA

    6:00 PM

    Candlelit Dinner

    Dining Room

    7:00 PM

    Session 3

    Youth Memorial

  • When

    What

    Where

    8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

    Deluxe Continental Breakfast

    Dining Room

    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Session 4

    Youth Memorial

Recreation

Fitness Center

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

Hiking

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

Kayaking

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.

Sequoia Adventure Course

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.

McAfee Fieldhouse

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.

Discounted Redwood Canopy Tour

Soar through the unique forest groves and experience the giant redwoods from 150 feet above the canyon floor and zipping through the trees. This is the ultimate shared experience as small groups are led through a two-hour experience of seven platforms, two skybridges and six zip lines of up to 440 feet in length. Participants must be between 75 and 250 pounds and at least 52 inches tall. The Redwood Canopy Tour costs $60 for guests of this event.

Housing & Meals

Lodges

Deluxe - Lodges

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

Standard - Lodges

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

Economy - Lodges

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

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.

Special Dietary Needs Form

Pricing

Per Couple:

2019 Couples Retreat Pricing

Deluxe
$669
Standard
$587
Economy
$469
Progam & Meals only - $275
Camperships

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.

Prepare

What to bring: keep these in mind when you're packing.

  • Notepad and pen
  • Bible
  • Flashlight
  • Warm clothes for chilly nights
  • Umbrella
  • Hiking Shoes

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Maps & directions

Conference Center
37 Conference Dr. Felton CA 95018

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