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JEMS 2020

Where family traditions begin

Due to 2020 Summer Camp Closures, no new registrations will be taken at this time. See here for more information. Thank you for your understanding and please check back soon for 2021 details!
2020 Registrants: Please let us know how you would like us to handle your registration with this form:
JEMS 2020 Form
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.
  7 Days
  June 28–July 4, 2020
  Conference Center

Get a Taste of JEMS week!

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How do I figure my total cost?

Housing Choice

Browse Housing Options


Meals & Program Fees
(if applicable) per person


Cost of Camp

  • Lodge Room Rates

    6 Night Room Rate

    Master Suite $1004
    Deluxe $876
    Standard $720
    Economy $432

    Explore Lodge options with our Housing Tool:

    2020 JEMS Housing Search Tool


    Per Person Meal & Program

    Adult (13+) 4–12 yrs 0–3 yrs
    $529 $395 No Charge
  • Cabin Rates
    Price of Housing

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


    Per Person Meal & Program

    Adult (13+) 4–12 yrs 0–3 yrs
    $529 $395 No Charge

    Sequoia Aerial Adventure


    Redwood Canopy Tour


    Conference Center Pool


    McAfee Fieldhouse




    Discovery Grove


JEMS Main/Family Camp and Nichigo registration will begin Monday, February 3, 2020.
  • Youth Camp registration forms will be available February 10th at For more information regarding Youth Camp registration, please visit or call the JEMS office at 213.613.0022
  • The Discount & Scholarship form can be found on the JEMS website.

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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.

Pr. 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.”


    McAfee Fieldhouse




    Dining Hall


    Meeting Room


    Lodge Room Interior

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
  • 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 $142
    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+) $529
    4–12 years $395
    0–3 years FREE
  • When Can I Register?
    Main Family/Nichigo Camp

    Family Camp registration opens Monday, February 3, 2020 at 9:00AM PST

    Youth and Special Camps

    Youth Camp registration forms will be posted in February on the Jems website

    For more information regarding Youth Camp registration, please visit or call the JEMS office at 213.613.0022

  • 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 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
    • 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!

    No need to worry if you prefer talking to a real person.
    We are here for you 6 days a week.

    Monday–Saturday 8:30am–4:00pm

    Call toll-free: 1.888.642.2677


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

    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

    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.


Conference Center
37 Conference Dr.
Mount Hermon, CA 95041
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