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Santa Cruz Mountains

JEMS 2022

Where family traditions begin

  7 Days
  June 26–July 2, 2022
  Conference Center
In 1950, young Nisei pastors who struggled to revive their ministries in California after the traumatic World War II evacuation, gathered their families and young people from various Christian denominations for the first Nisei Christian Conference in June of the same year. About 150 conferees and leaders attended the conference held at Mount Hermon. Over the years, the conference has grown, and about 1,500 conferees from throughout the Mainland, Hawaii, Canada, and Japan gather today.
Register starting on Monday, Febraury 28th at 9:00am PST!

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Pricing

Housing Choice

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Cost of Camp

  • Lodge Room Rates

    6 Night Room Rate

    Master Suite $1080
    Deluxe $920
    Standard $756
    Economy $454

    Explore Lodge options with our Housing Tool:

    2022 JEMS Housing Search Tool

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    Per Person Meal & Program

    Adult (13+) 4–12 yrs 0–3 yrs
    $557 $413 No Charge
  • Cabin Rates
    Price of Housing

    Use this tool to explore the variety of cabins we offer.

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    Adult (13+) 4–12 yrs 0–3 yrs
    $557 $413 No Charge
  • 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

Schedule

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

Schedule subject to change.

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
5:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Evening Session
8:30 PM Family Evening Activity

Tuesday 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
5:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Evening Session
8:30 PM Family Evening Activity

Wednesday Schedule

When What
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Train Day
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
9:00 AM Morning Session
11:15 AM Morning Seminars
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Family Free Time
5:30 PM Dinner
7:00 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
5:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Evening Session
8:30 PM Family Evening Activity

Saturday Schedule

When What
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Check out

Jon Hori

JEMS Speaker
For more than 25 years, Jon Hori has been serving the local and global church. Today, as West Coast and East Asia Director for global discipling mission seeJesus, Jon trains pastors, missionaries, and churches here and abroad. He previously served for ten years at Evergreen Baptist Church SGV (La Puente, CA) before planting Lifesong Community Church (Chino, CA).Jon holds a Master’s degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and will soon complete a doctorate from Western Seminary (Portland, OR). Jon and Sonia, his wife of 22 years, currently reside in Southern California with their four children. Because the JEMS Mt. Hermon conferences were such a rich part of Jon’s personal faith history, it is a sweet privilege for him to serve as this year’s evening speaker.

Ken Shigematsu

JEMS Speaker
Ken Shigematsu is the Senior Pastor of Tenth Church in Vancouver, BC, one of the largest and most diverse city-center churches in Canada. He is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal awarded to Canadians in recognition for their outstanding contribution to the country. Before entering pastoral ministry, he worked for the Sony Corporation in Tokyo. Ken is the author of the award-winning bestsellers God in My Everything and Survival Guide for the Soul. Ken lives in Vancouver with his wife, Sakiko, and their son, Joey.

長沢崇史 Takafumi Nagasawa

Nichigo Speaker
Pr. Takafumi Nagasawa serves as one of the pastors at Canaan Praise Church in Sapporo, Japan.
In 2007, he graduated from the Kansai Seisho Gakuin Seminary. As a child in the sixth grade, he began composing worship songs. He currently ministers as a worship leader throughout Japan at churches, schools, hospitals and coffee houses. One of his songs includes “Jesus I’m In Love with You.”

小学6年生の時に姉の影響で賛美歌を作り始める。2007年関西聖書学院卒業。『Growing Up』等様々なユースミニストリーを立て上げ、ワーシップリーダーとして多方面に活動。現在までに多くのCD制作に携わり、作曲した賛美歌は日本だけでなく多くの国々で歌われている。全国47道府県を全て巡回し、若者たちのネットワークを繋げる働きと共に、メッセンジャーとして教会だけでなく、ライブハウスや喫茶店や駅、路上、学校、病院などあらゆる所でイベントや集会を開き福音を伝えている。北海道出身。カナン・プレイズ・チャーチ主任牧師。カナン祈りの家“CHOP”ディレクター。

木村基一 Motoichi Kimura

Nichigo Speaker

1971年生まれ、牧師家庭に生まれる。 17歳で家を出て放蕩、19歳でキリストを信じる。大きく3回信仰の挫折を経験する。 引っ越しを35回繰り返してきた。文字通り、引越し貧乏。 さかえと結婚して2人の子どもを与えられた。 皆にもとさんで呼ばれる。 JEMS協力宣教師、にのみやさんチャペル牧師、恵友学園園長

Greg Mah

Speaker
Pastor Greg Mah, the morning speaker, is on staff as the Teaching Pastor for the South Bay Community Church in Torrance, CA. He received his Masters of Divinity degree from Talbot Theological Seminary and previously served as a pastor to college students and young adults for 10 years. His desire to help people grasp God’s Word and fall in love with Jesus propelled him to accept a pastoral teaching position at SBCC. Greg married his wife Monica in 2009 and has three children, Evan, Karis, and Arinea. Greg’s passion after God and his family is surfing.

Gary Shiohama

Speaker
Pastor Gary Shiohama is the founder and senior pastor of the South Bay Community Church in Torrance, California. He has been pastoring the church since 1992. Before God called him into full- time ministry, Gary worked in politics and owned a Mexican restaurant. Gary is an alumnus of Pepperdine University and studied at Talbot Theological Seminary. He married his wife Cheryl in 1993 and has two daughters, Kailie and Natalie, as well as a stepson Brandon. Gary is an avid Star Wars and Angels fan and loves to spend time with his family.

John Teter

Speaker
Rev. Dr. John Teter is the senior minister of Holy Faith Fellowship, a new church plant in the West Long Beach - Compton region. Prior to launching the new work, John served for 14 years as the founding and senior pastor of Fountain of Life Covenant Church. Teter also serves as the executive director of Holy Faith Antioch, developing urban apostles in American hoods, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.

John has written four books, Get the Word Out and Jesus & the Hip Hop Prophets (co-authored with Alex Gee), The Power of the 72, and the soon to be published Jesus, Michael &Mamba co-authored with Michael Thomas.

John and his wife, Becky, live out their life verse, “From his fullness we have all received grace upon grace” (John 1;16) with three wonderful children. In his spare time, John enjoys tennis with the family, good film and television, and being a very small part of the Los Angeles Lakers Band.

Shinji Seki

Speaker
Shinji Seki was born in Tokyo. In 1984, he moved to the U.S. to work as a cook and was baptized at Santa Clara Valley Japanese Christian Church. After graduating from Tokyo Biblical Seminary, he worked as a pastor in Japan for 12 years, and in 2015, at the age of 40, he became the pastor of Honolulu Christian Church, Nichigo ministry in Hawaii, where he currently serves. He has a loving wife, four children, and a dog. His hobbies include surfing, tea ceremony, and cooking. He is the author of "Restoring the` Shape of God to the Family," published by Seine Publishing Co. “Aiming for Spiritual Maturity" (Jibeirin Shuppan). He is also the co-author of "Bible Beliefs: Sermons" (Lifestorer Planning). Proverbs: A Father's Book of Wisdom" (Shinsei Mission e-book).

  • FACILITIES

    McAfee Fieldhouse

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    Auditorium

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    Dining Hall

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    Meeting Room

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    Lodge Room Interior

Pro Tips for Registration

Due to our currently limited staff, please consider emailing us your questions at info@mounthermon.org and we will get back to you shortly!
  • 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 like being further from the action.

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    We want our room as near the action as possible.

    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.
    • Meal plans are optional.
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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.
  • When Can I Register?
    Main Family/Nichigo Camp

    Registration begins Monday, February 28th at 9:00am PST

  • Policy Updates for 2022
    • 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).
    • Total Balance Due 30 Days Out: The total of your itinerary 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.
    • Cancellations and Changes: Within 10 days of the start of your week of camp, a fee equal to the amount of the deposit (in addition to the non-refundable/non-transferable deposit) will be required for any cancellations and/or changes made to your itinerary.
  • 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.

  • Online Registration Step-by-Step
    1. Select the button above that pertains to you for Registration
    2. Sign in to your existing account or create a new account
    3. Select Lodging if you are registering 2 or more people
    4. Verify your Family information
    5. Edit your attendees, adding the names and information for everyone you are registering.
    1. Check Out, agree to the terms and conditions.
    2. Select Payment Method and Finish Payment (due 1 month prior to the event)
    3. Congrats, you're done!
  • Accessing Your Account
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    • 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 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.

    Snacks for sale at the pool!

    Snacks, sodas and packaged ice creams will be on sale at the conference center pool this summer. Be sure to pack some cash in your pool bag!

  • Pets & 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, kayaking, 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
    • Crafts
    • 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 basketball, 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.

 
Location

Conference Center
37 Conference Dr.
Mount Hermon, CA 95041
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