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Family Camp 2024

  7 Days
  Conference Center
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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2024 Pricing

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  • Lodge Room Rates

    6 Night Room Rate

    Master Suite $1575
    Deluxe $1330
    Standard $1090
    Economy $680

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    Per Person Meal & Program

    As our lodge rooms do not include kitchens, meal plans are required for lodge room guests.

    Adult (13+) 4–12 yrs 0–3 yrs
    $595 $420 No Charge
  • Cabin Rates

    6 night Cabin Rate

    We offer a variety of unique cabins that vary in rates. Because our cabins include kitchens, the meal plan is optional. Use this tool to explore the variety of cabins we offer.

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    Adult (13+) 4–12 yrs 0–3 yrs
    $595 $420 No Charge
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    Per Person Program Only

    Adult (13+) 4–12 yrs 0–3 yrs
    $325 $250 No Charge
  • Payment Policies
    • Deposits: A non-refundable/non-transferable deposit will be required to complete your registration. Please have a payment method ready to go during the registration process. We accept Visa, MasterCard, or an Electronic Check. Deposits are $100 per Adult (13+), $50 per Child (4-12), and $0 per Toddler (0-3).
    • 50% Balance Due 120 Days Out: 50% of your total registration cost will be due 120 days before the start date of your week of camp. On this day, your account will automatically be charged and is non-refundable.
    • Total Balance Due 30 Days Out: The total remaining balance will be due 30 days before the start date of your week of camp. On this day, your account will automatically be charged the remainder of your balance and is non-refundable.
    • Cancellations and Changes: Non-refundable Deposit: Regardless of when you cancel, the initial deposit is non-refundable. Up to 120 Days Before Arrival: Except for the non-refundable deposit, there are no penalties for cancellations made up to 120 days prior to your arrival date
      • For cancellations made within the 120 days leading up to your arrival date, 50% of your total registration cost is non-refundable.
      • For cancellations made within the 30 days leading up to your arrival date, 100% of your total registration cost is non-refundable.

    We understand that unforeseen circumstances can arise. While we always aim for flexibility, these policies help us ensure proper preparations for our camp attendees. We appreciate your understanding and encourage you to be sure of your attendance dates.

  • 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.

  • ACTIVITIES

    Sequoia Aerial Adventure

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    Redwood Canopy Tour

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    Conference Center Pool

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    McAfee Fieldhouse

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    Archery

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    Discovery Grove

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    Crafts

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    Mountain Biking

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    Catamaran Sailing

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    Gymnasium

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    Boats

Registration Summer 2024

Please note that from 10/24–11/12, pre-registration is open for those who joined us in 2023. General registration will be open to all on 11/13.

When can I register?

If your desired week or housing choice is full, please do not hesitate to sign up on our waitlist.

Summer Week Dates Speakers Worship Leader Availability Cabins Lodges No Housing
Program & Meals or Program Only
Week 1: June 9–15 Week 1 June 9–15
Worship Leader: Brandon Pasion
Availability: Registering Soon
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Lodges: Open
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Week 2: June 16–22 Week 2 June 16–22
Worship Leader: Dave Matsumura
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Week 3: June 23–29 Week 3 June 23–29
Worship Leader: Chris Harrell
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Week 5: July 7–13 Week 5 July 7–13
Worship Leader: Bryan Guthrie
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Week 6: July 14–20 Week 6 July 14–20
Worship Leaders: Elizabeth Hunnicutt Summers
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Week 7: July 21–27 Week 7 July 21–27
Worship Leader: Nicolai Buccino
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Week 8: July 28–Aug 3 Week 8 July 28–Aug 3
Worship Leader: Patrick Thomas and Todd Agnew
Availability: Open
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Half week:
Week 9: Aug 4–7
Week 9 Half week:
Aug 4–7
Speakers: Jesse Bradley | Tim Lundy
Worship Leader: Brandon Pasion
Availability: Registering Soon
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Lodges: Open
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Labor Day Weekend:
Aug 30–Sept 2
Labor Day Weekend Aug 30–Sept 2
Worship Leader: Ciera Heer
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If you any questions or concerns, please email us at info@mounthermon.org

Dallas Seminary Week Celebration 2024
Plenary Speakers
Mark Yarbrough - Mon AM President; Dallas Theological Seminary
Ben Stuart – Mon PM Pastor at Passion City Church, DC
Mark Bailey – Tues AM Chancellor; Dallas Theological Seminary
Chip Ingram – Tues PM CEO & Teaching Pastor of Living on the Edge
Mark Hitchcock –Wed PM Sr. Pastor; Faith Bible Church in Edmond, OK; Research Profess of Bible Exposition at DTS
Tim Robinson – Thurs AM Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministries at DTS
Grant Partrick – Thurs PM Passion City Church, Atlanta; Cumberland Location Pastor
Mark Yarbrough – Fri AM President; Dallas Theological Seminary
Workshop Presenters
Sue Edwards - Mon & Thurs Professor of Christian Education at DTS
Kevin Wong – Mon & Thurs Assistant Professor of Theological Studies at DTS
Kevin Gandy – Mon & Thurs Assistant Professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership at DTS
Voltaire Cacal – Tues & Fri Director of International Students and Global Ministries at DTS
Scott Talbot – Tues & Fri Executive Director of the Dallas Seminary Foundation
Paul Weaver – Tues & Fri Associate Professor of Bible Exposition at DTS
Andi Thacker – M, T, Th & F Associate Professor of Counseling Ministries at DTS

Jesse Bradley

Jesse Bradley is a pastor, evangelist, author, and former professional soccer player. He read the Bible for the first time and came to know Jesus through a religion class at Dartmouth College, and a has a master's degree in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He serves as the lead pastor at Grace Community Church (graceinauburn.com), a multigenerational and multiethnic church family in the greater Seattle area. He leads people to Jesus through digital outreach, and a recent gospel campaign resulted in over 480.000 people deciding to follow the Lord for the first time. Jesse has appeared on many television networks and a range of shows from Good Morning America to NBC News (JesseBradley.org).

Jesse's soccer career ended with a tragic illness in Africa as he was fighting for his life for a year, and it took ten years to fully recover. Through this restoration story, God birthed a new passion and purpose in Jesse's heart. He discovered a vibrant and indestructible hope that is available to everyone. He encourages and empowers people to abide with Jesus and cultivate transformative habits. Jesse and Laurie have four active teenagers and a patient dog named Bella.

Aaron McCrae

Aaron is the Senior Pastor of Hillside Community Church in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Hillside is an amazing church with a vision to see God’s hope transform our cities one story at a time. Since May of 2012 Aaron has had the privilege of leading this community into the future God is preparing. Aaron and his wife Holly have been married since 2000 and have 3 incredible children, Olivia, Kate, and Will.

Mark Mitchell

Mark Mitchell is the Executive Director of the Bay Area School of Ministry, a non-profit committed to raising up a new generation of leaders for ministry in the Bay Area. Prior to this, Mark served as Lead Pastor for 35 years at Central Peninsula Church on the San Francisco Peninsula. Mark was born and raised in the Bay Area. After graduating from Cal Poly, he attended Scribe School at Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto, CA. He also holds an MA in Church History from Denver Seminary and a Doctorate in Preaching from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Mark has published four books: Portrait of Integrity: The Life of Ray C. Stedman, The Power of His Presence, TEN: How the Commandments Set Us Free, and Immeasurably More. Mark and his wife, Lynn, served as Chaplains for the San Francisco Giants for four years. Mark and Lynn married in 1978, and they have three adult children and six grandchildren.

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. granitebay.baysideonline.com

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.

René Schlaepfer

René 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 families.tlc.org

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. steveryancarter.com

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. richarddahlstrom.com

Bryan Loritts

Bryan is the Teaching Pastor at The Summit Church in Raleigh, NC. An award-winning author of eight books, Bryan has spent the bulk of his ministry serving and resourcing the multiethnic church. He co-founded Fellowship Memphis in 2003 and serves as the President of The Kainos Movement, an organization committed to seeing the multiethnic church become the new normal. He is the husband of Korie, and the father of Quentin, Myles, and Jaden.

Gary Gaddini

Gary serves with Transforming the Bay With Christ, a city Gospel network of over 500 churches in the San Francisco Bay Area. His role as Unify Director is to encourage and equip Lead Pastors to fulfill Jesus' prayer in John 17:21-23 and become one.

Prior to joining TBC, he served at Peninsula Covenant Church in Redwood City for 24 years. (He started overseeing Family Ministries and then served his final 19 years as the Lead Pastor.) Gary earned his BS in Business Management from Sacramento State University, (which Gary affectionately refers to as the Harvard of the West) and an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.

Gary and his wife Anne have been married for 32 years and have five awesome daughters ranging in age from 30 to 13.

Gary’s hobbies include roasting coffee beans and pulling espresso shots, searching for the world’s best cannoli, riding on his Peloton, his Vespa, and doing anything with his wife and daughters.

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 and a daughter, Jack, Luke, and Anna.

Ricky Jenkins

Ricky Jenkins is the Senior Pastor of Southwest Church in Indian Wells, CA. Southwest is a thriving community of believers compelled by its vision to be a gospel-centered, multiethnic, intergenerational church that LOVES discipleship! From his beginnings in Pearl, Mississippi, all the way to Oakland, California, to Memphis, Tennessee, and Chicago, Illinois, Ricky has been preaching the gospel for over 20 years. Fueled by Acts 20:28, Ricky is called to pursue God passionately and pursue God’s people compassionately for the glory and honor of Jesus Christ. With a shepherd’s heart, Ricky’s preaching weaves together biblical exposition, vivid illustration, heartfelt application, and an extra helping of humor with which to convey the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ. Ricky is married to the light of his heart April Jenkins. Together they have three beautiful children—Camden, Grand, and Andi. Ricky is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry with a focus on reimagining spiritual formation. Ricky is currently writing his first book titled ‘What They Taught Us: Enduring Wisdom for Changing Times’. The Jenkins’ have been serving in the Coachella Valley since January of 2018. They enjoy opening their home to create safe spaces where the gospel can flourish and memories can be made. southwestchurch.com

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 serves as a Teaching Pastor at Crosswinds Church in Livermore, CA as well as the Executive Director of Lead Bold, a nonprofit organization dedicated to equipping and empowering women in ministry. With a master's degree from Fuller Seminary and a background in comedy, she communicates the truth of God's word in a hilarious and powerfully unforgettable way.Connect with her at www.andreacolispeaks.com.

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. At the time Chad began his ministry at Sun Valley in 2004, average attendance was 800 and the church met on one campus. Today, Sun Valley averages over 8,000 in attendance and meets in five locations. Sun Valley has been listed by Outreach Magazine as one of the 100 fastest growing churches in America.

Chad is passionate about the local church and the expanse of the cause of Christ in the United States and all over the world. He serves churches both as a Leadership Coach and Multisite Specialist with Multisite Solutions.

Chad is happily married to his wife Katrina, a native of Scotland, and they are the proud parents of two majestically awesome boys.

sunvalleycc.com

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.
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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.
biola.edu

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.
torchbearers.org

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.
northshore.church

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.
gcc.edu

Efrem Smith

Efrem serves as the Co-Lead Pastor at Midtown Church in Sacramento, CA. He is an internationally recognized leader who uses motivational speaking and preaching to equip people for a life of transformation. He consults on issues of multi-ethnicity, leadership, and community development. Efrem is the former president and CEO of World Impact: an urban mission, church planting and leadership-development organization, and is also the author of several books. He is married to Donecia and has two daughters.
midtown.baysideonline.com

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.
denverseminary.edu

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.”
daniellestrickland.com

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.
livingontheedge.org

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 30 years to Lea, they love being the parents of seven children.
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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.

Danny Strange

Danny Strange is serving in his fourth year as Senior Pastor of 3Crosses, a church community in the SF Bay Area where he has served in various capacities for over 22 years. Born and raised in the East Bay, Danny received his undergraduate degree in Sociology from UC Berkeley, his Master’s of Theology (Dallas Seminary) and Doctor of Ministry degree (Western Seminary). Danny currently lives in Castro Valley with his wife Jessica and six children. | 3crosses.org

Jay Kim

Jay Kim serves as lead pastor of teaching at WestGate Church in the Silicon Valley and as a teacher-in-residence at Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz. He’s the author of the book Analog Church and his writing has been featured in places like Christianity Today and The Gospel Coalition. Jay lives in the Silicon Valley with his wife and their two young children. | westgatechurch.org

Mark Yarbrough

Mark serves as President at Dallas Theological Seminary. Mark has recently authored “How to Read the Bible Like a Seminary Professor”. He has been married for twenty-seven years to Jennifer, his high school sweetheart. They have four children and an energetic puppy named Ranger, and reside in Forney, Texas. | dts.edu

Andrew McCourt

Andrew is one of the Senior Pastors at Bayside Church. He is married to Isabelle and together they have four children. Originally from Northern Ireland, he has been in active ministry for over 20 years and travels extensively sharing the Christian message in a creative, humorous, and challenging style. He is committed first and foremost to building local churches and raising up multigenerational leaders. As the father of four children, life is never dull, however he still finds the time to enjoy running, mountains, and French food!

Josh Weidmann

Josh Weidmann is a well-known speaker who has traveled the globe sharing the message of Jesus Christ with thousands of people. He is a pastor, biblical counselor, author, husband, and father to six kids! His books include, The End of Anxiety: The Biblical Prescription for Overcoming Fear, Worry, and Panic; Raising Screen Time Kids: Biblical Principles for Parenting in a Device-Saturated World; He Walked with Us: Devotional Guide to the Land of Israel; Honest to God: Becoming Brutally Honest with a Gracious God; and Dad, If You Only Knew: Eight Things Teens Want to Tell Their Fathers (But Don’t). Josh the senior pastor of Grace Chapel in Englewood, CO and hosts the Gospel Daily podcast and radio show.

Mark Clark

Mark Clark founded Village Church, a multi-site church with locations in multiple cities across Canada and online around the world, that seeks to reach skeptics and challenge Christians. He is a Senior Pastor at Bayside Church in Sacramento California. He is the author of The Problem of Jesus (Zondervan, 2021) and The Problem of God (Zondervan, 2017) winner of the 2018 Word Award for Evangelism. Mark has been the subject of several articles in Christianity Today and Outreach Magazine voted him one of the Top 26 Leaders to Watch. He has three beautiful daughters with his wife, Erin.

Michael Metcalf

As Pastor at Bayside Adventure, Michael is an outstanding leader with a passion for the church. He comes with an experienced business background in leading large organizations and Multi-Site churches at an executive level. Michael and his wife, Michelle, find great purpose in leading the church in a relatable way through transparency and authenticity. His inspiring style connects with the humanity of those who make up the church whilst simultaneously bringing unrelenting vision of the sacrifice that allows us to live out and reflect the empowering grace of God. Michael and Michelle have been married for 25 years and have two sons Charles and Chandler Metcalf. Charles is married to Abby and they have three children - Arlo Phoenix, Luna Rose, and Jade October. Charles is a Pastor at Transformation Church in Tulsa, OK.

Jim Burns

Jim Burns is the president of HomeWord. He speaks to thousands of people around the world each year. He has more than 2 million resources in print in 20 languages. He primarily writes and speaks on the values of HomeWord, which are: Strong Marriages, Confident Parents, Empowered Kids, and Healthy Leaders. Some of his most popular books are: Doing Life with Your Adult Children. The Purity Code, Creating an Intimate Marriage, Have Serous Fun and Finding Joy in the Empty Nest. Jim and his wife, Cathy, live in Southern California and have three grown daughters, Christy, Rebecca, and Heidi; three sons-in-law, Steve, Andy and Matt; and three grandchildren, James, Charlotte and Huxley.

Larry Adams

For 35 years Larry served as senior pastor at Golden Hills community Church in Brentwood California. He and his wife Karla have three married children and eight grandchildren. Currently they both serve as church strengthening directors for Converge PacWest providing mentor/coaching for pastors and spouses in churches across Northern California, Nevada and Hawaii. “We love Jesus and Mount Hermon and look forward to sharing together with all the great people He brings to family camp.”

Hurmon Hamilton

Pastor Hurmon Hamilton is a native of San Francisco, but was raised in Louisiana. He is married to Rhonda, and they have two children. He led the birthing of New Beginnings Community Church in Redwood City, Ca. in 2014, and serves as Senior Pastor, leading a large and growing, diverse church. “If you remove God from the picture of my life, statistically I would not be here; but because of God’s love, grace and power, my life is a miracle!

Patrick Thomas

Bio Coming Soon!

Todd Agnew

Bio Coming Soon!

Nicolai Buccino

Hello! My name is Nicolai Buccino. I live outside of the rainy city of Seattle, Washington. My incredible family includes my wife, Kelsie, and our three wonderful children: Zephaniah, Krew, and Rhylan. Although we initially were from San Diego, our journey led us to Seattle as part of our commitment to support a church planting effort.

For the past two decades, I've had the privilege of leading worship, a calling I hold with honor and humility.

My heart is devoted to Jesus and fostering profound encounters with His divine presence, a journey I believe is beautifully expressed through worship.

I'm humbled to join the Mt. Hermon community this summer, and we approach this season with expectant hearts filled with prayers for the work God will accomplish in the lives of the families we serve.

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 Moreno has been leading worship for 30 years and loves to help people meditate on the goodness of God and how his love and grace changes everything through music! He lives in Aptos, CA with his wife Jamie and two wonderful daughters Ella and Penelope and serves as the Pastor of Connections and Young Families at Twin Lakes Church.

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 on staff at Whittier Area Community Church in Southern California for the last 21 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 adult children, Kate and Jack and a chocolate lab named Chewbacca. More information about his music can be found at unioncreative.la

Elizabeth Hunnicutt Summers

She has shared the stage with such talented artists as Matt Maher, Mat Kearney, Brooke Fraser, Shane and Shane, David Crowder Band, Sara Groves, and The Brilliance, as well as many others.

As of 2014, Elizabeth has released six albums with her latest project a beautifully woven-together masterpiece of songs of Advent and Christmas. This highly anticipated project combines her original arrangements of long-standing favorites with new songs she has written of celebration and hope. After drawing on the talents of her close network of musician friends and artists to create this musical experience, she is eager to finally share it with others.

Elizabeth is not only a concert and recording artist, but she is the Associate Worship Pastor at Twin Lakes Church in Aptos.

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 PsalmistMission.org 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.
phillip@citywalkmusic.com

David Bardowell & Ciera Heer

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 Heer graduated from Azusa Pacific University in 2016 with a degree in Commercial Music. She is a worship leader for Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA. She recently got married in October 2021 and lives in Lake Forest with her husband, Matt, who is the Junior High Pastor at Saddleback. Ciera grew up attending Mount Hermon and leading worship for family camp alongside her dad, David.

Ciera Heer

My name is Ciera Heer, and I am from Mission Viejo, Ca. I graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a degree in Commercial Music in 2016, and have been serving as a worship leader in the Southern California area since then. I grew up attending Mount Hermon Family Camp every summer, as well as working there for four summers during college. I am currently a worship leader at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, and living in Foothill Ranch with my husband since 2021!

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 Christian Life Church in Santa Cruz, CA. He loves Jesus, music, surfing, and donuts. He is husband to Jenn and dad to Isaiah, Elli and Sebastian. He has recorded 3 worship albums under the band name Kokua (@kokuamusic) and is currently working on a hymns album with a group called The Reservoir, and a kids album called the Octopus Parade. "Music is alive and vast; and it is designed to facilitate the marriage of intellect and emotion. Let's explore this together in the worship of our Lord, Jesus Christ!" -Dave

Justin Adams

Justin Curtis Adams is a worship artist passionate about connecting people with Jesus through music.

Justin has been in full time ministry as a worship pastor for over 19 years and travels from time to time guest leading at churches, conferences and events.

With a BM in Vocal performance from Colorado State University, Worship Leading is a combination of two passions; music + Jesus. Trained classically in Opera and Music Theater, he uses his classical technique to train up the next generation of worshipers.

Justin has a music studio and has taught lessons for over 20 years and does everything from vocal coaching, guitar and piano lessons to beginners theory helping musicians (young and old) fine tune their gifts.

He has been a part of teaching and leading worship at several conferences and been an instructor various worship institutions.

Justin has been married for 15 years to his wife, Tracy and has a 13 year old son, Kenny. He and his family live in Castle Rock, Colorado and he is the Worship Arts Pastor at Mission Hills Church in Littleton.

Brandon Pasion

Having led worship across the nation for more than 18 years, Brandon seeks to help people see Jesus through whatever music he is playing or writing. A storyteller at heart, Brandon's honest and candid style seeks to tell our collective story, always moving us back to Jesus. Brandon is the Worship Pastor at Central Peninsula Church, and lives in Foster City with his wife and two girls.

Schedule

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
6:30 PM BBQ Dinner
7:00 PM Opener

Monday Schedule

When What
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Morning Session
11:15 AM Morning Seminars
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Family Free Time
  • Dodge-N-Arrows
  • Outdoor Climbing Wall
  • Sequoia Aerial Adventure
  • Redwood Canopy Tour
  • Discovery Grove
5:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Evening Session
8:30 PM Family Evening Activity

Tuesday Schedule

When What
8:00 AM Breakfast
or Pancake Ridge
9:00 AM Morning Session
11:15 AM Morning Seminars
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Family Free Time
  • Dodge-N-Arrows
  • Outdoor Climbing Wall
  • Sequoia Aerial Adventure
  • Redwood Canopy Tour
  • Discovery Grove
5:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Evening Session
8:30 PM Family Evening Activity

Wednesday Schedule

When What
8:00 AM Breakfast
8:15 AM Pack a Lunch for the Day
9:00 AM Train Day
Optional:
  • 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
7:00 PM Evening Session
8:30 PM Family Evening Activity

Thursday Schedule

When What
8:00 AM Breakfast
or Pancake Ridge
9:00 AM Morning Session
11:15 AM Morning Seminars
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Family Free Time
  • Kayaking
  • Dad's Big Splash
  • Archery
  • Outdoor Climbing Wall
  • Sequoia Aerial Adventure
  • Redwood Canopy Tour
  • Discovery Grove
5:00 PM Kids eat dinner
6:00 PM Adults Only Dinner
7:15 PM Evening Session
8:30 PM Family Evening Activity

Friday Schedule

When What
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Morning Session
11:15 AM Morning Seminars
12:30 PM Lunch
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
7:00 PM Victory Circle Worship and Sharing
8:30 PM Closing Program and Party on the meadow

Saturday Schedule

When What
8:00 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM Check out

*This is a generic schedule to give you an idea of what to expect so actual times may vary. You will recieve a finalized schedule upon arrival.

“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.

  • FACILITIES

    McAfee Fieldhouse

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    Auditorium

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    Dining Hall

  • FACILITIES

    Meeting Room

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    Lodge Room Interior

  • FACILITIES

    The Fountain

  • FACILITIES

    Coffee Shop

  • FACILITIES

    Book Shop

  • FACILITIES

    Victory Circle

  • FACILITIES

    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?

    Pre-Registration Opens 9:00am on October 24, 2023

    Families who attended Family Camp 2023 Qualify for pre-registration for 2024!

    Login to your account and place your reservation. Rooms and Cabins are available on a first-come-first-served basis. As the availability of housing changes, you will be given the current inventory to choose from. However, a reservation is not complete until the deposit is paid.

    This year there will be specific pre-registration days set aside for each week of Family Camp allowing for the fastest access to online registration and registrars for those needing assistance during the registration process.

    Pre-Registration Windows

    Weeks 1 & 2


    Tuesday Oct. 24,
    9:00am

    Weeks 3 & 5


    Wednesday Oct. 25,
    9:00am

    Week 6 & 7


    Thursday Oct. 26,
    9:00am

    Weeks 8, 9, & Labor Day


    Friday Oct. 27,
    9:00am

    General Public Registration Opens 9:00am on November 13, 2023

    Families who are being referred, who are new, or who did not attend Family Camp 2023 qualify for general registration.

    Any interested families in the general public can register for Family Camp at the time listed above. Popular weeks may be full at this time, but there will still be space at other great weeks in the summer.

  • Payment Policies
    • Deposits: A non-refundable/non-transferable deposit will be required to complete your registration. Please have a payment method ready to go during the registration process. We accept Visa, MasterCard, or an Electronic Check. Deposits are $100 per Adult (13+), $50 per Child (4-12), and $0 per Toddler (0-3).
    • 50% Balance Due 120 Days Out: 50% of your total registration cost will be due 120 days before the start date of your week of camp. On this day, your account will automatically be charged and is non-refundable.
    • Total Balance Due 30 Days Out: The total remaining balance will be due 30 days before the start date of your week of camp. On this day, your account will automatically be charged the remainder of your balance and is non-refundable.
    • Cancellations and Changes: Non-refundable Deposit: Regardless of when you cancel, the initial deposit is non-refundable. Up to 120 Days Before Arrival: Except for the non-refundable deposit, there are no penalties for cancellations made up to 120 days prior to your arrival date
      • For cancellations made within the 120 days leading up to your arrival date, 50% of your total registration cost is non-refundable.
      • For cancellations made within the 30 days leading up to your arrival date, 100% of your total registration cost is non-refundable.

    We understand that unforeseen circumstances can arise. While we always aim for flexibility, these policies help us ensure proper preparations for our camp attendees. We appreciate your understanding and encourage you to be sure of your attendance dates.

  • 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

    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.

    • 17 Cabins available
    • Capacities range from 1–11people.
    • Cottage-style room set up.
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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.
  • 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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    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.

  • We Can Help!
    Due to our currently limited staff, please consider emailing us your questions at info@mounthermon.org and we will get back to you shortly!

 
Prepare

Before Getting to Camp

  • Packing List
    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 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
    Swimwear

    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
    Tournaments

    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 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.

  • 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.

 
Location

Conference Center
37 Conference Dr.
Mount Hermon, CA 95041
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