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Traditional Bible Conference 2020

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 see our 2021 dates below!
2020 Registrants: Please let us know how you would like us to handle your registration with this form:
2020 Registration Form
Mount Hermon is privileged to partner with Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) for a 70th straight summer! DTS Family Camp, hosted by seminary leaders and staff, is known for its deep biblical teaching and heart for the gospel. Outstanding Dallas faculty and invited guests rotate teaching honors throughout the week.
  7 Days
  Aug 8–14, 2021
  Conference Center

Traditional Bible Conference

Create a legacy of family traditions and receive deep Biblical teaching

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How do I figure my total cost?

Housing Choice


Meals & Program Fees
(if applicable) per person


Cost of Camp


    Sequoia Aerial Adventure


    Redwood Canopy Tour


    Conference Center Pool


    McAfee Fieldhouse




    Discovery Grove




    Mountain Biking


    Catamaran Sailing


    Sea Kayaking






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
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

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.

Mark Bailey

Dr. Bailey assumed the Seminary’s presidency after years of service as both a professor in the Bible Exposition department and as the Vice President for Academic Affairs. In addition to his years at Dallas Theological Seminary, he has pastored various churches in Arizona and Texas. He was a seminar instructor for Walk Thru the Bible Ministries for twenty years and is in demand for Bible conferences and other preaching engagements. His overseas ministries have included Venezuela, Argentina, Hungary, and China. He is also a regular tour leader in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Rome. His board service includes Bible Study Fellowship, Insight for Living, Jews for Jesus, and Walk Thru the Bible Ministries.

Mark Yarbough

Dr. Yarbrough serves as Vice President for Academic Affairs, Academic Dean, and Associate Professor of Bible Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary. Mark oversees all Seminary activities related to academics and public representation, including overseeing the extension campuses, extension initiatives, and Online Education. His undergraduate degree is from Dallas Christian College, where he was named Valedictorian and received the Delta Epsilon Chi Award. At DTS he was named Who’s Who and was an SCEC scholarship recipient. He received his Th.M. from DTS in 1996, and Ph.D. in 2008.

Mark’s twin passions for the local church and theological education have worked in tandem for over twenty-five years. At Centerpoint Church in Mesquite, TX, he serves on the Executive Committee of the elder board. He has also coauthored and recorded multiple songs/albums and enjoys leading worship. In regard to theological education, he loves the classroom and interacting with students preparing for various ministry endeavors. Mark also enjoys writing and has been published in various magazines, and has written Paul’s Utilization of Preformed Traditions and How to Read the Bible Like a Seminary Professor.

Mark Hitchcock

Dr. Hitchcock is Senior Pastor of Faith Bible Church in Edmond, Oklahoma, a position he has held since 1991. He served as Adjunct Professor of Bible Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary from 2006-2013 before joining the faculty full-time in 2014. Dr. Hitchcock has authored over twenty books, primarily on end time prophecy, and speaks across the country and internationally at churches and conferences. He and his wife Cheryl have two sons and one daughter-in-law, one grandson, and one granddaughter. Aside from reading and studying, he enjoys walking, lifting weights, and playing golf.


    McAfee Fieldhouse




    Dining Hall


    Meeting Room


    Lodge Room Interior


    The Fountain


    Coffee Shop


    Book Shop


    Victory Circle


    The Commons

Pro Tips for Registration

  • Double check and update your family information and contact information on your account before September 1st.
  • Before registering, have your top 3–5 housing choices in mind.
  • If at any point you feel stuck, please give us a call! 1.888.642.2677
  • What Type of Housing is Best for Me?

    There's a lot of us.

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    There's less than 6 of us.

    We prefer to cook.

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    Please cook for us.

    We like being further from the action.

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    We want our room as near the action as possible.

    We'll take care of our own linens for the week.

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    We like the option of having our linens changed.

    We want our own space to spread out and relax.

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    There's so much to do we'll hardly be in our rooms.

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    If this seems like you, you'll probably prefer a Cabin.

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    If this seems like you, you'll probably prefer a Lodge Room.

  • Cabin, Lodge Room, What's the Difference?
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    Cabins provide a home-style environment nestled among the redwoods. Linens and towels are provided along with a kitchen stocked with pots, pans, utensils and space for dining.

    • 34 Cabins available
    • Capacities range from 1–11people.
    • Cottage-style room set up.
    • Meal plans are optional.
    Per Person Program Rate
    Adult (13+) $250
    4–12 years $200
    0–3 years FREE
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    Lodge Rooms are perfect welcoming spaces with varying views of the redwoods and the grounds. Each have private baths, linens provided, furnishings & decor, and spacious rooms.

    • 150 Lodge Rooms available
    • Capacities range from 1–8 people.
    • Hotel-style rooms.
    • Meal plans are required.
    Per Person Program & Meal Rate
    Adult (13+) $480
    4–12 years $335
    0–3 years FREE
  • When Can I Register?

    Pre-Registration Opens 9:00am on September 16, 2019

    Families who attended Family Camp 2019 Qualify for pre-registration for 2020!

    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

    Monday Sept. 16,

    Weeks 4 & 5

    Tuesday Sept. 17,

    Week 6

    Wednesday Sept. 18,

    Weeks 7 & 8

    Thursday Sept. 19,

    Week 9
    & Labor Day

    Friday Sept. 20, 9:00am

    Once a week is open for registration, it stays open exclusively for 2019 returning guests until October 6. Please note you will be unable to register any guests who did not attend Family Camp in 2019 during this time frame. Please call reservations after October 6th to add them to your existing registration. If you’re interested in a very specific cabin these pre-registration windows are for you. If you prefer a Lodge Room, no rush. Just register during the pre-registration window.

    General Public Registration Opens 9:00am on October 7, 2019

    Families who are being referred, who are new, or who did not attend Family Camp 2019 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.

  • Where is the housing unit I want located on camp?

    Use the map and these designations to help give perspective on the experience our unique lodging provides. We've classified each into one of three distance categories.

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

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

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    You'll feel like you've got your own private retreat. These accommodations are further away from the central activities.

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

    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
    • New for 2019 in Weeks 1–9: Bring clothes to get messy in for optional family messy activity!
    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!

  • 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, 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.

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 at the Fieldhouse Parking Lot, 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.

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

  • First Time at Mount Hermon?

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

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


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37 Conference Dr.
Mount Hermon, CA 95041
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