Get Ready for Summer 2021 at Mount Hermon!

Read about our Health Practices here. | Register for Camp here.

Get Ready for Summer 2021 at Mount Hermon!

Read about our Health Practices here.
Register for Camp here.

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Santa Cruz Mountains

Family Camp 2021

Where family traditions begin. Fabulous speakers, seminar leaders and musicians make a week of Family Camp an experience you won't forget! Family adventures include hikes, a train ride to Santa Cruz, family games, campfires and s'mores!
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Registration Summer 2021

Don't see an opening that works for you? As with everything recently, our capacity limit is subject to change, so please do not hesitate to sign-up for a waitlist!

Summer Week Dates Speakers Worship Leader Availability Cabins Lodges
Week 1: June 13–19 Week 1 June 13–19
Worship Leader: Luke Brown
Availability: Closed Closed
Week 2: June 20–26 Week 2 June 20–26
Worship Leader: Bryan Guthrie
Week 4: July 4–10 Week 4 July 4–10
Worship Leader: Jon Shabaglian
Availability: Closed Closed
Week 5: July 11–17 Week 5 July 11–17
Worship Leader: Trent Smith
Availability: Closed Closed
Week 6: July 18–24 Week 6 July 18–24 Availability: Closed Closed
Week 7: July 25–31 Week 7 July 25–31
Worship Leader: Phillip & Grace Ferrell
Availability: Closed Closed
Week 8: August 1–7 Week 8 August 1–7
Worship Leader: Stephen Newby
Availability: Waitlist Only Waitlist Only Sign Up for Waitlist Sign Up for Waitlist
New! Half week:
Week 9: August 8–11
Week 9 New! Half week:
August 8–11
Waitlist Only
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Labor Day Weekend:
Sept 3–6
Labor Day Weekend Sept 3–6
Worship Leader: Ian Pitter
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Rev. Timothy Blackmon

In July 2015, Rev. Timothy Blackmon became the sixth Chaplain of Wheaton College. Born and raised in the Netherlands with an African-American father and a Dutch mother, Rev. Blackmon later attended college at the European Bible Institute in Lamorlaye, France, where he earned a Diploma in Bible and Theology.  From there he moved to the U.S. where he completed his M.Div. at Calvin Theological Seminary. It was during his time at Calvin that he met his wife of 23 years, Betsy. Upon his ordination in the Christian Reformed Church in North America in 1995, they moved to California in response to God’s leading to plant a church. After serving as the Founding and Senior Pastor of River Rock Church in Folsom, California for 10 years, in 2008 he returned to the Netherlands to serve as the Senior Pastor and Head of Staff at The American Protestant Church of The Hague.

Curt Harlow

Curt Harlow is one of the Senior Pastors of Bayside Church in the Sacramento area. Bayside is one of the fastest growing and innovative churches on the west coast with 15 weekly services, 5 campuses and 17,000 people in regular attendance. Before coming to Bayside he spent almost three decades working with teens and 20 somethings as a missionary to college students. Curt communicates in a hilarious style that will make you laugh hard and then think even harder. Most of all, he will challenge you to find grace inspired ways to apply truth in everyday life. He has been married to Kelly, his graphic designer wife and partner in ministry, for 28 years and they have three children.

Eugene Cho

Rev. Eugene Cho's passion is for leadership, ministry, the whole Gospel, and the pursuit of God’s Kingdom here on this earth. He travels throughout the world to encourage churches, non-profits, pastors, leaders, missionaries, and justice workers.

Eugene is the founder and former senior pastor of Quest Church – an urban, multi-cultural and multi-generational church in Seattle, Washington. He is also the founder and visionary of One Day’s Wages (ODW) – a grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty.

Ryan Paulson

Ryan Paulson is a passionate Jesus follower, husband and dad. He is honored to serve Jesus as the Lead Pastor at Emmanuel Faith Community Church, and finds great joy and purpose teaching the scriptures. He loves to creatively communicate the timeless truths of scripture in a relevant and culturally engaging way. With the conviction that the local church is the hope of the world, Ryan has dedicated his life to preaching the gospel and building disciples. He sees his role as a pastor as equipping the saints for the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:11-16). He firmly believes that every person carries the image of God; Jesus is who he claimed to be; his resurrection from the dead changes everything; the Gospel is truly good news; we can learn to be Jesus’ apprentices, and the Spirit changes people.

As the father of three and husband to Kelly, a high school English teacher, he strives to honor God by living like Jesus whether he’s leading the staff at Emmanuel Faith, having fun with his family, helping coach baseball, or spending time with Jesus.

Rene Schlaepfer

Rene Schlaepfer is the senior pastor of Twin Lakes Church in Aptos, California is the author of five books: "Jesus Journey"; "God Is"; "Grace Immersion"; "Hope Experience"; and "Thrill Ride: Thriving Through Life's Ups and Downs". He lives in the beautiful beach town of Santa Cruz with his wife Laurie. Born in San Jose, California to Swiss immigrant parents, Rene grew up with dual citizenship and briefly lived in Switzerland before settling on the West Coast. There he worked for many years in broadcasting, primarily as an air personality on contemporary music radio stations. While in broadcasting, Rene earned a BA in Radio/TV/Film from San Jose State and an MA Theology from Western Seminary. Since then, he has served as a pastor in San Diego, South Lake Tahoe, and Santa Cruz. Rene and Laurie have three children they adore: Jonathan, Elisabeth, and David. Beside their love of church ministry, Rene and Laurie also advocate together for their favorite causes: local food banks and an orphanage in India. Rene has been a speaker for JEMS Mount Hermon many times and is popular among the JEMS

Steve Carter

Steve Carter is a pastor, teacher and writer. His heart's desire is to bring Jesus into every conversation and every space He is able to occupy. Steve's book, This Invitational Life, calls people to risk themselves to align with God's heartbeat for humanity. He is also the co-host of The Relevant Sports Podcast, a weekly show that talks about the intersection of sports, culture, and faith. Steve lives outside Chicago with his wife, Sarah, and their two kids.

Nicole Unice

Nicole Unice is a Bible teacher, author, and passionate communicator who delights in bringing God’s Word to life in a personal and relevant way. Her training as a counselor informs her work, as she emphasizes the importance of facing our own reality and embracing the transforming power of God’s grace. Nicole holds degrees from the College of William and Mary and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and is ordained as a teaching elder in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. She and her husband Dave have three children.

Richard Dahlstrom

Richard Dahlstrom is the senior Pastor at Bethany Community Church, Seattle, WA. He is an author and teaches internationally at conferences and Torchbearer Bible Schools. He has the ability to captivate multi-generations with his teaching of God's Word.

Bryan Loritts

Pastor Bryan Loritts is the privileged husband of Korie, and the graced father of three sons- Quentin, Myles and Jaden. He serves the Abundant Life Christian Fellowship of Silicon Valley, California, as the Lead Pastor. An award winning author of five books (God on Paper; A Cross Shaped Gospel; Letters to a Birmingham Jail; Right Color/Wrong Culture and Saving the Saved: How Jesus Saves us from Try-harder Christianity into Performance-Free Love- which was given the Christianity Today Award of Merit), Pastor Bryan Loritts co-founded Fellowship Memphis in 2003, and later founded The Kainos Movement- an organization committed to seeing the multiethnic church become the new normal in our world. In addition to his responsibilities as a pastor, Bryan travels extensively throughout the world preaching the Good News of Jesus Christ at conferences and events, as well as serving on the board of trustees for Biola University and PineCove Christian Camps. His messages can be heard daily on the Salem Radio Network’s KFAX station. You can follow Pastor Bryan on Twitter @bcloritts

Gary Gaddini

Gary Gaddini has been lead pastor of Peninsula Covenant Church in Redwood City, California since 2003. Gary earned his master of divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and has a passion for family ministry. Gary is also a valued Mount Hermon Trustee

Albert Tate

Albert is the founding pastor of Fellowship Monrovia—one of the fastest-growing multi-ethnic churches in the country. He began in ministry pastoring just a few families at Sweet Home Church in Mississippi before serving the historic Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, CA. For over 17 years, Albert has preached the gospel around the world to tens of thousands of people from all walks of life. Hearing the call from God to plant a church, Albert and LaRosa, his wife of 13 years, launched Fellowship Monrovia in January 2012. In its short history, this gospel-centered, multiethnic, intergenerational church has already established a solid foothold in the region for life transformation to the glory and honor of Christ.

As a dynamic communicator, Albert is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ both to the local church and the global community. Blending the power of storytelling with his own good sense of humor, Albert enjoys illustrating God’s amazing grace and love in church, academic, and conference settings. Albert and LaRosa have three beautiful children—Zoe, Bethany and Isaac. Albert also serves on the Board of Trustees at Azusa Pacific University and the Fuller Youth Institute. He was recently published in Letters to a Birmingham Jail: A Response to the Words and Dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Phil Tuttle

As President of Walk Thru the Bible, Phil continues to share God’s Word throughout the world in churches, Bible conferences, Christian education conventions, and corporate gatherings. He is the author of Raise Up a Child, Crucible: The Choices that Change Your Life Forever, Detour: Finding Purpose When Life Doesn’t Make Sense, Chosen: When God Calls Your Name, and Revolution: How Millennials Can Change the World.

Mark Spurlock

Mark is known for his quick wit and practical wisdom in his capacity as a teaching and administrative pastor at Twin Lakes Church in Aptos, CA. He regularly fills the pulpit when senior pastor, René Schlaepfer, has to be gone. Mark and his wife, Lora, have two sons, Jack and Luke.

Ricky Jenkins

Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Ricky has served in pastoral ministry since 1998. He received his PH.D in Historical Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Ricky pastored in Oakland and then Memphis for many years before accepting the call to be the Lead Pastor at Southwest Church in Indian Wells in 2018. He and his wife April love pouring into others lives they are discipling, and raising their two sons, Camden and Grand.

Andrea Coli

Andrea Coli has been described as “having the ability to transform a room into a fun atmosphere while tempering it with the truth of God’s word.” She uses her background in improv comedy and her biblical knowledge to inspire others to discover God’s unique call for their lives. Having earned her master’s degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, her scriptural insights are both grounded and enlightening. After relocating to Las Vegas she had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the cast of an all-improvised show. She wrote about it in her book Scriptless: What I Learned about God on the Las Vegas Strip. Andrea is a teaching pastor at CrossWinds Church and partners in ministry with her husband, Chris, who is the senior pastor. She also leads in the Creative Arts Ministry. Chris and Andrea live in Livermore with their two daughters. Connect with her at

Mike Romberger

Mike Romberger is Mount Hermon’s President & CEO. Mike was Senior Pastor at Mission Hills Church in Littleton, Colorado for 14 years, before God called him to be President/CEO of Mount Hermon in May 2015. He attended Biola University, Talbot School of Theology, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where he received his Doctor of Ministry in Christian Leadership.

Chad Moore

Chad Moore is Lead Pastor at Sun Valley Community Church in Gilbert, AZ. They have five campuses around the Phoenix area with a sixth soon to open. Sun Valley has been listed by Outreach Magazine as one of the 100 fastest growing churches in America four out of the last five years. His preaching style is unique and creative with the ability to draw in a cross- generational audience.

Darryl DelHousaye

President and now Chancellor of Phoenix Seminary, Darryl maintains a rigorous schedule of preaching and teaching both locally and nationally.
Darryl pastored in California at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley and at First Baptist Church of San Lorenzo Valley, before coming to Arizona in 1981. He was Senior Pastor at Scottsdale Bible Church for 25 years.

Barry Corey

President of Biola University since 2007, a university with nine schools, 150 degree programs and some 6,000 students. He is the author of the book “Love Kindness.” Barry is a tremendous communicator and his writing has been featured in publications including The Washington Post, The National Review, Relevant, and Converge.

Peter Reid

Peter serves as the General Director of Torchbearers International, a Missions fellowship founded by Major Ian Thomas at Capernwray Hall, England in 1947. He also serves as Director of the Torchbearer Center Bodenseehof, located in southern Germany. He and his wife Gaby have two adult children and live in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

Scott Scruggs

Scott is the senior pastor of Northshore Community Church in Kirkland, Washington. Before coming to Northshore, Scott was a teaching and executive pastor at Menlo Church in the Bay Area of California. He graduated from Stanford University and studied theology at Regent College in Vancouver, BC. Scott and his wife, Nina, have a daughter, Nora.

Duffy Robbins

Dr. Duffy Robbins, a prolific author and Professor of Youth Ministry at Grove City College, in Pennsylvania, He speaks around the world to teenagers and people who care about teenagers. Duffy also serves as a Teaching Pastor at Faithbridge Church, Spring, Texas, and a faculty member in the Doctor of Ministry program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where he co-leads the doctoral cohorts for Ministry to Emerging Generations.

Efram Smith

Efrem is the co- lead pastor at Bayside Midtown Church in Sacramento one of the fastest growing multi-ethnic churches in America. He isthe author of several books, including “Killing Us Softly.” Efrem is the former President and CEO of World Impact, a Christian missions organization committed to the church-planting movement in the inner city. He is also an incredible vocalist!

Mark Young

Dr. Mark Young is the President of Denver Seminary with over 1,000 students from 50 different denominations. He has been involved in theological education in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union for more than twenty-five years. and also served as the senior executive pastor for Missions at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas. He specializes in mission theology and the theology of church and culture.

Danielle Strickland

From establishing Justice Departments for The Salvation Army to launching Global anti-trafficking initiatives, to creating new movements to mobilize people towards transformational living, Danielle trains, advocates, and inspires people to live differently.
She is the author of 5 books with her most recent being "The Ultimate Exodus: Finding Freedom From What Enslaves You" and "The Zombie Gospel: The Walking Dead and What it means to be Human., Danielle is married with three children and is affectionately called the "ambassador of fun.”

Chip Ingram

Chip Ingram is the teaching pastor and CEO of Living on the Edge, an international teaching and discipleship ministry. A pastor for over thirty years, Chip pastored Santa Cruz Bible and Venture Community Church in Los Gatos.
He is the author of many books, and he and his wife, Theresa, have four grown children and twelve grandchildren and live in California.

Tim Lundy

A graduate of Crichton College and Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.), Tim Lundy has been in ministry for three decades. He is currently the Senior Pastor at Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, California. Tim also served as Lead Pastor of Christ Community Church – Little Rock; He was also the Interim Director of Spiritual Formation at the Center for Christian Leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary. Married for over 27 years to Lea, they love being the parents of seven children.

Bryndan Loritts

Bryndan Crawford Loritts is the son of Dr. Crawford and Karen Loritts. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute as well as Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has served as a youth pastor on the south side of Chicago, pastored a church in the south suburbs of Chicago as well as planted a church in Nashville Tn where he served for 8 years. Recently the Lord called Bryndan and his family to join Shadow Hills Baptist Church in Las Vegas NV. He currently is serving as Pastor for preaching and care. Bryndan and his lovely wife Lucretia have three daughters: LeiLani, Bryana and Sinaiya. One thing Bryndan is about is serving the purposes of God in his moment in history.”

Crawford Loritts

Crawford was ordained to the ministry in March 1972. He and his wife, Karen, married on May 22, 1971.
He and his wife Karen have been featured speakers at Family Life marriage conferences. Crawford has written 9 books including the newly released book with Karen, Your Marriage Today … and Tomorrow.
Crawford has several degrees, serves on several boards and is the host of two national radio programs, the weekend program Living a Legacy, and the daily program Legacy Moments. They have 4 children and 11 grandchildren.
Presently, Crawford serves as Senior Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, GA.

Erik Thoennes

Erik Thoennes is amazed everyday that God saved him as a young boy in a small factory town in Connecticut and adopted him into his family. God has blessed him with his godly wife Donna, who has been his faithful ministry partner since they were married in 1989. Erik and Donna have four children they adopted from Taiwan; Caroline (born in 2000) and Paige (b. 2002) and Samuel (b. 2005) and from China, Isaac (b. 2006). Erik is Professor of Theology, and Chair of the Theology Department at Biola University/Talbot School of Theology and also a pastor at Grace Evangelical Free Church in La Mirada Ca. He also taught at Wheaton College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of Life’s Biggest Questions: What The Bible Says About the Things that Matter Most, and Biblical and Theological Studies: A Student’s Guide.

Luke Brown

Worship leader at Fellowship Bible Church in Nashville TN. He’s also a record producer, songwriter and vocalist. He’s currently writing and producing worship records for The Summit Church in Raleigh, NC.

Trent Smith

Worship pastor, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Trent Smith. His musical talent and depth matched with an honest, heartfelt style helps people of all ages engage in worship together. Trent serves on staff at Twin Lakes Church, Aptos.

Jeff Zabel

Jeff Zabel is the Pastor of Worship and Arts at Arbor Road Church in Long Beach, CA, the church he grew up in. He loves Jesus and is incredibly humbled by God's grace poured into his life. He finds it a privilege and joy to pour out worship in creative ways - from leading musical worship, to song writing, to producing albums and videos. Jeff's pastoral heartbeat is for multi-generational worship, spiritual formation, and evangelism.

Dr. Stephen Newby

Dr. Stephen Newby, a favorite at Mount Hermon Family Camps lives in Seattle. He is an Associate Professor of Music Composition, Director of The Center for Worship at Seattle Pacific University, Director of the Seattle Pacific University Gospel Choir and Elder of Worship Arts at Antioch Bible Church. Newby has served as a Worship Leader/Recording Artist for Maranatha! Music, Integrity Music, Promise Keepers, and Family Life Ministries. He is a tremendous pianist and vocalist and has recently authored the book Worship Outside the Music Box, a Theology of Music and Worship and Multi-Ethnic Ministry

Jason Shafer

Jason is passionate about leading people to experience an honest relationship with Jesus. Born in the Bay Area, he has has served in worship ministry since 1996. He is one of the pastors at Fellowship — a church in multiple locations in Southern California that is Gospel centered, multi-ethnic, and intergenerational. Jason and his Wife, Elizabeth, are a foster-to-adopt family with two adopted sons, Weiland and Martin. They take on the image of our Heavenly Father with their open home and open hearts. Prepare to be ushered, lifted, invited, challenged, and encouraged in worship by this intergenerational worship leader.

Adrian Moreno

Adrian has been singing his whole life and leading worship for the past 27 years. He currently serves as the Pastor of Communications at Twin Lakes Church in Aptos, CA. He leads worship at many camps and retreats. He has a passion to lead others in an authentic expression of love through worship. Adrian lives in beautiful and foggy Aptos with his wife Jamie and their two daughters Ella (7) and Penelope (5).

Vaughn Thompson

Vaughn Thompson Jr. is a worship leader/singer/songwriter and the Worship Pastor of Cathedral of Faith, a multi-cultural, multi-site, 7,000 member church in San Jose, CA. Vaughn is a graduate of Lee University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry. He has also received his Masters’ in Theology with an emphasis in Worship and the Arts from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena. With this educational background Vaughn has developed a passion to teach and train others in Worship. A vital part of his ministry and focus is not simply leading worship, but also teaching and equipping others to do the same. This year Vaughn has begun teaching and helped develop the School of Worship (SOW) at his home church, Cathedral of Faith. This School of Worship was created to help young leaders develop a sound Biblical Theology of worship and the musical skills to assist them in leading congregational worship. SOW was also developed as an effort to assist Cathedral of Faith in its vision of reaching the Bay area. Vaughn also travels with his wife Irene Marin Thompson, who is an accomplished worship leader in her own right, and together they have formed Third Culture Worship (TC

Ryan Burns

Ryan Burns is the Associate Pastor of Livingstones Church in Kona, Hi. A gifted worship leader and preacher, Ryan co-pastors their two church locations.

Phillip Ferrell

Phillip is currently serving as the Music Lead at Churchome (formerly The City Church in Seattle, Wa. He and Grace have been married for 12 years and have four amazing children ranging in age from 2-11 years old. Both of them graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston. Incredible vocalists, instrumentalists and songwriters, they continue to travel throughout the country and abroad as consultants, worship leaders, songwriters and producers. Their passion is serving the Lord and His people.

Bryan Guthrie

Bryan Guthrie has served as the Creative Arts Pastor at Whittier Area Community Church in Southern California for the last 15 years. He graduated from UCLA with a degree from the school of Theater, Film and Television and is passionate about integrating faith, art and culture. Bryan was married to his wife Tara in 2001. They have two children and a chocolate lab.

Elizabeth Hunnicutt Summers

Elizabeth Hunnicutt Summers is a worship leader and singer-songwriter based out of Santa Cruz, CA. She is a new mother and loves spending time with her husband, Andrew and her baby girl, Ruth. Her music ministry spans 15 years and includes 7 albums. Living in Nebraska, Colorado, Minnesota, and California have all served as influences in her music and her way of life. She loves meeting new people and building relationships and she hopes to do that very thing even through her music. She can regularly be found performing or leading worship at churches, colleges, retreats, events, and house concerts. Her heart is to see people awakened to God’s love and inspired to run after Him with their lives.

Jon Shabaglian

Jon Shabaglian is a captivating artist who combines soulful vocals, engaging musicality & scripture-filled lyrics. His music takes you on an engaging journey where you begin to sense your heart moved towards the Creator. Jon has lead a number of music mission works internationally, created powerful music videos and just released his 8th record “Bow Everything” in May 28th of this year, all in the continued effort to impact many with God’s heart... one life at a time.

Jon is the Worship Arts Pastor at Campus Bible Church in Fresno, CA and in 2018 founded training up worship leaders in California’s Central Valley and continuing to create God honoring, missional music. He has been married to his beautiful wife Andrea for 18 years and with their 2 children, Christopher and Symphony.

Phillip & Grace Ferrell

Phillip is currently serving as the Music Lead at Churchome (formerly The City Church in Seattle, Wa.) He and Grace have been married for 12 years and have four amazing children ranging in age from 2-11 years old. Both of them graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston. Incredible vocalists, instrumentalists and songwriters, they continue to travel throughout the country and abroad as consultants, worship leaders, songwriters and producers. Their passion is serving the Lord and His people.

David & Ciera Bardowell

David is the senior pastor of The Gate Christian Bible Church in Orange County, CA. He is a gifted worship leader, leading conferences at Mount Hermon since 2001. David has toured with The Beach Boys, Richard Carpenter of the Carpenters, and Jan and Dean, singing and playing the piano.

Ciera, is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University, with a degree in music. She is the worship director at The Gate Christian Bible Church, where her dad, David, is the senior pastor. Ciera is a gifted vocalist, songwriter, and worship leader who grew up coming to Mount Hermon.

Brandon Yip

Brandon Yip earned his Master's Degree in classical guitar from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He has been involved with Bayside Church since 1997. He is currently on staff at Bayside as the Pastor of Worship Ministry Development; working with the team to foster development of worship leaders and musicians for 7 church campuses through a development pipeline that includes Thrive Worship, Thrive School, and Thrive Arts Academy. He has recorded 4 solo classical guitar CDs and one worship CD. He has been married to his wife Grace for 20 years and they have two sons Phoenix (14) and Jaxx (12).

Chris Chanco Harrell

Chris Chanco Harrell has been a friend of Mount Hermon for over a decade leading worship at Family Camps and retreats. She is currently the Worship Arts Director at La Jolla Christian Fellowship in La Jolla, California. LJCF is a mulit-generational, multi-ethnic church that has been around for over 90 years, making it one of the oldest churches in the area. Chris and her sons Isaac and Joshua live in Oceanside.

Ian Pitter

Ian Pitter was Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Ian and his family moved to the USA in 2011 and currently live in Redwood City CA.

Ian is an anointed Worship Leader, Musician, Producer, Songwriter and Motivational Speaker. With a heart and passion to worship, Ian devotes his life to leading people into the life-changing experience of being in the presence of the King.

Ian’s work as a musician, lead vocalist and backing vocalist has taken him around the world to countries such as Japan, South Africa, the USA, the Caribbean and across the majority of Europe. Ian has worked with some of the most renowned artists from around the world such as Israel Houghton, Darlene Zschech, Martin Smith, Tim Hughes, Graham Kendrick and Dorinda Clark to name but a few.

Ian recently spearheaded the recent Bay Area Blessing. He was the visionary behind bringing more than 100 Worship Leaders and Musicians together to declare a Blessing over the Bay Area at one of the most challenging times our nation has lived through.

Ian was also apart of the charity fundraising recording entitled ‘One Voice’, Every Tongue, Nation and Tribe, distributed under EMI Music Group. He joined that project as one of the featured vocalists for the album in addition to retaining his excellent skills as one of the producers of the Album.

The recording collection featured a who’s who of Christian music; Matt Redmond, Rance Allen, Mary Mary, and GRAMMY Award winner Israel Houghton. Ian and Darlene Zschech sang the duet - Awesome Wonder.

Ian currently serves as the Creative Arts Pastor at Peninsula Covenant Church in Redwood City, California. He is supported in ministry by his wife Tracey, daughters Myah and Traci-Louise and son’s Micah and Liam.

Dave Matsumura

Dave Matsumura is the worship pastor at Willow Glen Bible Church in San Jose, CA. He loves Jesus, music, surfing, and donuts. He is husband to Jenn and dad to Isaiah (4) and Elli (2). He has recorded 3 worship albums under the band name Kokua and is currently working on a kids album inspired by his kids.


We prioritize quality teaching and enough free time for family fun.

Sunday Schedule

When What
4:30 PM Check-in Begins
5:30 PM Carnival on the field
5:30 PM BBQ Dinner Shift 1
6:00 PM BBQ Dinner Shift 2
7:00 PM Opener

Monday Schedule

When What
7:45 AM Breakfast Shift 1
8:15 AM Breakfast Shift 2
9:00 AM Morning Session
11:00 AM Morning Session #2
12:00 PM Lunch Shift 1
12:30 PM Lunch Shift 2
1:30 PM Family Free Time
  • Dodge-N-Arrows
  • Outdoor Climbing Wall
  • Sequoia Aerial Adventure
  • Redwood Canopy Tour
  • Discovery Grove
5:30 PM Dinner Shift 1
6:00 PM Dinner Shift 2
7:00 PM All Family Singing and Skit Night
7:30 PM Family Evening Activity

Tuesday Schedule

When What
6:30 AM Fitness Options
  • Bootcamp
7:45 AM Breakfast Shift 1
or Pancake Ridge
8:15 AM Breakfast Shift 2
or Pancake Ridge
9:00 AM Morning Session
11:00 AM Morning Session #2
12:00 PM Lunch Shift 1
12:30 PM Lunch Shift 2
1:30 PM Family Free Time
  • Sailing
  • Ping Pong Tournament
  • Foosball Tournament
  • Archery
  • Outdoor Climbing Wall
  • Sequoia Aerial Adventure
  • Redwood Canopy Tour
  • Discovery Grove
5:30 PM Dinner Shift 1
6:00 PM Dinner Shift 2
7:00 PM All Family Singing and Skit
7:30 PM Family Evening Activity

Wednesday Schedule

When What
7:45 AM Breakfast Shift 1
8:15 AM Breakfast Shift 2
8:45 AM Pack a Lunch for the Day
9:00 AM Train Day
  • Tree to Sea Hike
  • Tree to Sea Bike
  • Visit the Beach
  • Santa Cruz Boardwalk
  • or visit other great sites in the Santa Cruz area!
1:30 PM Family Free Time
5:30 PM Dinner Shift 1
6:00 PM Dinner Shift 2
7:00 PM All Family Singing and Skit
7:30 PM Family Evening Activity

Thursday Schedule

When What
6:30 AM Fitness Options
  • Bootcamp
7:45 AM Breakfast Shift 1
or Pancake Ridge
8:15 AM Breakfast Shift 2
or Pancake Ridge
9:00 AM Morning Session
11:15 AM Morning Session #2
12:00 PM Lunch Shift 1
12:30 PM Lunch Shift 2
1:30 PM Family Free Time
  • Kayaking
  • Dad's Big Splash
  • Archery
  • Outdoor Climbing Wall
  • Sequoia Aerial Adventure
  • Redwood Canopy Tour
  • Discovery Grove
5:30 PM Kids eat dinner
6:15 PM Kids programs begin
6:30 PM Adults Only Dinner
7:45 PM Pick up kids at programs
8:00 PM Activities and games available on the meadow

Friday Schedule

When What
7:45 AM Breakfast Shift 1
or Pancake Ridge
8:15 AM Breakfast Shift 2
or Pancake Ridge
9:15 AM Morning Session
11:00 AM Morning Session #2
12:00 PM Lunch Shift 1
12:30 PM Lunch Shift 2
1:30 PM Family Free Time
  • Basketball Tournament
  • Dodge-N-Arrows
  • Archery
  • Outdoor Climbing Wall
  • Sequoia Aerial Adventure
  • Redwood Canopy Tour
  • Discovery Grove
5:30 PM Dinner Shift 1
6:00 PM Dinner Shift 2
7:00 PM Victory Circle Worship and Sharing
8:30 PM Closing Program and Party on the meadow

Saturday Schedule

When What
7:45 AM Breakfast Shift 1
8:15 AM Breakfast Shift 2
9:00 AM Check out
“God spoke to us individually. It’s the quietness of the mountain and the presence of God that is so strong there. You come home a better family.”

—Taylor B.


    McAfee Fieldhouse




    Dining Hall


    Meeting Room


    Lodge Room Interior


    The Fountain


    Coffee Shop


    Book Shop


    Victory Circle


    The Commons

Pro Tips for Registration

  • Double check and update your family information and contact information on your account before September 1st.
  • Before registering, have your top 3–5 housing choices in mind.
  • If at any point you feel stuck, please give us a call! 1.888.642.2677
  • When Can I Register?

    General Public Registration Opens 9:00am on November 10, 2020

    Note that many families who registered for 2020 chose to roll over their registration, so you may find that some weeks are already full at the above time.

    There will still be space at other great weeks in the summer. Please feel free to sign up on the waitlist for weeks that are full.

  • 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 prefer to cook.

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    Please cook for 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 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 1–11people.
    • Cottage-style room set up.
    • Meal plans are optional.
    Per Person Program Rate
    Adult (13+) $250
    4–12 years $200
    0–3 years FREE
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    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.
    Per Person Program & Meal Rate
    Adult (13+) $480
    4–12 years $335
    0–3 years FREE
  • Where is the housing unit I want located on camp?

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

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

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    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 Log In at the top right of our website
    2. Select "Camps & Events Registration System"
    3. Sign in to your existing account or create a new account
    4. Select Register Online
    5. Select Family for Family Camp Registration. Choosing "Register a Group" is for church groups coming to private events.
    6. Find the week you want and enter the number of people attending in each age range.
    1. Select your lodging
    2. Verify your Family information
    3. Edit your attendees, adding the names and information for everyone who is coming.
    4. Check Out, agree to the terms and conditions.
    5. Select Payment Method and Finish Payment
    6. Congrats, you're done!
  • Accessing Your Account
    • Great news! You already have an account.
    • Select Log In at the top right.
    • Select "Camps & Events Registration" from the top menu system.
    • Enter your login and password.
    • If you've never logged in, click on “forgot your password”
  • We Can Help!
    Due to our currently limited staff, please consider emailing us your questions at and we will get back to you shortly!


Before Getting to Camp

  • Packing List
    In General
    • Don't forget to bring enough face coverings for the entire week
    • 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 dryers 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 dryers are not provided
    • Bring your own toiletries
    • Basic cooking-ware is provided
    • Coffee makers are provided
  • Medical Dietary Form

    Have a Special Diet or Medical Dietary issue? Please fill out this form to let us know about it so we can better serve you.

  • 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.

  • Pet & Service Animals

    Due to the unique nature of a “temporary community” shared by hundreds of guests at one time, Mount Hermon does not permit pets to accompany guests during their stay. Mount Hermon does comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements for “service animals.” Guests and their service animal will be provided accommodations and facility access in the same manner as all guests. The qualification of a “service animal” must meet the definition given in the Americans with Disabilities Act: “any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability.” Emotional Support Animals or Comfort Animals are not considered service animals under the ADA, and therefore not permitted at Mount Hermon Family Camps. A list of excellent local pet boarding services is available upon request.

  • Afternoon Activities
    Online Activity Sign Ups

    In the afternoons, you and your family will be able to participate in a variety of recreation activities such as archery and our world class ropes courses. To sign up for these activities you will recieve an email a few weeks prior to coming to camp with instructions on how to register for the activities of your choice online.

    Non-Sign-up Activities

    We also offer many afternoon activites that do not require signing-up prior to camp! These activities include:

    • The Game Room
    • The Fieldhouse Gymnasium
    • Both indoor and outdoor Climbing Walls
    • Conference Center Swimming Pool
    • Boats (*available select summer weeks)
    • Trails for hiking along Bean and Zayante Creeks
    • Bocce Ball, Horseshoes, & Shuffleboard

    Additionally, we offer several great tournaments you can compete in with friends and family. We’ll have tournaments in ping pong, foosball, and our legendary “Dad’s Big Splash” contest! These will all be open to sign ups when you get to camp during our mid-morning coffee breaks.

When You Arrive

  • Quick Check-In

    As you arrive, the “Stay-in-your-car Quick Check” is the easiest way to check-in. Simply follow the signs to the quick check behind the Williams Welcome Center where you will have a brief health screen and temperature check, present your proof of vaccination status or negative COVID-19 test result, get your keys, maps, and instructions to help you get around camp. Check-in begins at 4:30 pm so we suggest arriving between 4:30–5:30 pm.

    For Labor Day Camp: Check-in begins at 4:00PM so we suggest arriving between 4 and 5PM.

  • First Time at Mount Hermon?

    We have a special invitation for you! We’ll have a Mount Hermon overview specifically designed for first time guests in Forest View, (right down by the Meadow), from 7:30 PM to 8:15 PM, right after the evening program is over. We suggest you send a representative or bring the whole family to learn how to make your week at Family Camp as much fun as possible.

    For Labor Day Camp: The orientation will be held right after check in and before dinner, from 5–5:30PM.


Conference Center
37 Conference Dr.
Mount Hermon, CA 95041
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