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Women's Retreats

  3 Days
  Conference Center
Fall & Spring
The perfect place for women to gather to get away and take time to reflect on God’s love and purposes for your life. Leave your distractions and busyness at home and come to experience refreshment of mind, body and soul in the presence of Jesus.
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Reflect on God’s presence

Join us for inspiring teaching, incredible worship, wonderful fellowship and an unforgettable weekend.

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Per Person:

  Single Occupancy Double Occupancy Triple Occupancy Quad Occupancy
Deluxe $514 $421 $364 $329
Standard $451 $375 $318  
Economy $359 $295 $254  
Program & Meals only: $179

*Spring 2024 rates subject to change. Fall 2023 rates shown for reference.

  • Multiple Occupancy

    In order to qualify for Double, Triple, or Quad Occupancy, please find and confirm your roommate(s).

    If there is someone you'd like to room with, please follow these instructions when you register:

    1. Click on the Roommate Request Icon
      Roommate Requests Icon
    2. Enter the person's name, their email, and watch for them to approve your request!


  • Lodging Categories
    All linens included (sheets and towels), private baths, hand soap provided, upgraded furnishings and decor, and larger, more spacious rooms.
    All linens included (sheets and towels), private baths, hand soap provided, and upgraded furnishings and decor.
    All linens included (sheets and towels), private baths, hand soap provided, and basic furnishings and decor.

    Your room has been furnished with one set of towels. Should you need a replacement, please come by the front desk.

  • New Payment Policies for 2023
    • Deposits: 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.
    • 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.

    Sequoia Aerial Adventure


    Discounted Redwood Canopy Tour


    McAfee Fieldhouse




Weekend Dates Speakers Worship Leader Availability Register
Spring Weekend: March 15–17, 2024 Spring Weekend March 15–17, 2024
Speaker: Bri Stensrud
Availability: Registering Soon
Availability: Open
Registering Soon
Fall Weekend: Sept 27–Sept 29, 2024 Fall Weekend Sept 27–Sept 29, 2024
Speaker: TBA
Worship Leader: TBA
Availability: Registering Soon
Availability: Registering Soon
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Bri Stensrud

Currently, she serves as the Director of Women of Welcome, a non-partisan, advocacy project for immigrants and refugees founded by World Relief and the National Immigration Forum. Her passion is to inspire and equip the Church to engage more tangibly with human dignity issues, living out a consistent and holistic pro-life ethic. She holds a Masters of Biblical and Theological Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and lives in Colorado with her husband and two kids. Her children's book, The Biggest Best Light is available wherever books are sold. Find her commentary and resources on Instagram @Bri.Stenz and @womenofwelcome.

Jenni Wong Clayville

Jenni Wong Clayville was born and raised in Seattle, WA. but she and her family now live in the Washington D.C area. She is wife to Brian and boy-mom to Chance & Paxton. Jenni currently serves at National Community Church as the Weekend Experience Pastor and is part of the teaching team at the Northern Virginia location. Over the past two decades, she has served as a Pastor in Portland, OR., El Paso, TX., Oklahoma City, OK., and Fort Worth, TX. Her ministry experience has varied in positions such as Worship & Creative Arts, First Impressions, and Executive Pastor. Jenni also serves on the leadership team of Leading and Loving It for over ten years and recently on the Propel Ecclesia Team to support women in ministry internationally. Jenni is a life-long learner, an unpretentious foodie, a more pretentious coffee lover, and a self-proclaimed comedienne.

Andrea Coli

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

Christine Ingebretson

Christine currently serves as Regional Director, East Bay for Foster the Bay. Her mission is to inspire and embolden you to live radically and joyfully for Jesus. She is passionate about social justice and about followers of Jesus living out His mission in their every day lives.

Christine loves to teach the Bible in ways that challenge people to not simply gather more information but to enter into transformation by the power of the Spirit. Christine was privileged to do her undergraduate work at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, later earning her MA from Western Seminary. Christine has been in pastoral ministry for many years. She has also been a part of Mount Hermon Conference Center, shaping, hosting and teaching at their women's conferences for over 10 years and more recently has served as Pastor in Residence for Family Camp. Christine travels around the Bay Area and beyond speaking to men and women of all life stages. She is wife to Doug, mama to Grace, 19, Kayla Joy, 11 and Isaac, 1.

Laurie Short

Laurie Short is a speaker, author, and part of the teaching team of two churches in CA. She has spoken to over 500,000 people at conferences, colleges, and churches around the country, and she is the co-founder of SheGrowsConference—a cross generational women’s conference to equip and promote mentoring relationships.

Laurie is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary, and the has recently authored three books: “40 verses to Ignite your Faith: Surprising insights on Unexpected Passages” (April 2019), “When Changing Nothing Changes Everything” (May 2017) and "Finding Faith in the Dark” (August 2014), as well as fourteen books for youth and youth workers.

Laurie has been featured on Focus on the Family, PBS, and World Magazine. She has been in ministry for thirty years and has served on staff at four churches. She lives in Santa Barbara with her husband Jere, and stepson Jordan.

Follow Laurie on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @lauriepshort, and find speaking clips and information about Laurie’s ministry at

Robin Jones Gunn

Robin Jones Gunn is the bestselling, award-winning author of over 100 books with sales topping six million copies sold worldwide.

Her timeless Christy Miller series for teens continues to endear her stories to moms and daughters, especially now that the characters appear in the Haven Makers series.

Robin’s Father Christmas novels and one of her Glenbrooke novels were adapted by Hallmark and became record-breaking Christmas movies.

Many of her Glenbrooke and Sisterchicks® novels appeared on bestseller lists and several became Christy Award finalists with one title becoming a winner in 2007.

Robin’s popular nonfiction works include her memoir, Victim of Grace, Preparing Your Daughter for Womanhood, Praying for Your Future Husband, co-authored with Tricia Goyer and Spoken For, co-authored with Alyssa Joy Bethke.

Her passion for speaking and teaching has taken her around the world where she’s keynoted in Africa, Brazil, Europe, England and Australia as well as Canada and throughout the US.

Robin and her husband recently moved from Hawaii to California. They have two grown and married children.

Her life verse is Acts 20:24. But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus - the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.

Shelene Huey Booker

Worship Leader
Mrs. Shelene Huey-Booker has been teaching and empowering youth for over 21 years. At the age of 15, she founded the Notre Dame High School San Jose Gospel Choir. By the second year, the choir grew to over 50 voices. Following graduation in 1999, she was hired back to continue directing the choir. By the time of her departure in 2004, the choir had grown to over 100 voices and was deemed the largest club on campus. This choir performed at many events across Northern California which included: Christmas in the Park, churches, schools, and opening for the world-renowned group, Chanticleer. They also performed at Disneyland in their Magic Music Days Program for three consecutive years. In addition, she directed the 200-voice California Northwest Jurisdiction Youth Choir (4yrs), taught at Carden Academy of Santa Clara, established Light it Up School of the Arts, and released three CD projects for Breaking the Barriers Performing Arts Group and her own Live Recording in 2019. Her latest project debuted July 2022, To Be More Like You: The Stage Play in which she co-wrote the script and wrote all the music. This production was held at the infamous Lesher Center of the Arts in Walnut Creek, CA and at the Historic Hoover Theatre in April 2023. She received numerous awards and scholarships as an individual performer and choral director/private vocal coach.

She has a B.A. in music with an emphasis in vocal performance from Santa Clara University where she also reinstated the University’s gospel choir with an annual event (Gospelfest) bringing in 1,000 persons at its prime. After being away from SCU since her 2004 graduation, in 2011, she was rehired at SCU to conduct the choir once more. She obtained an MBA in management with an emphasis in Public Administration from University of Phoenix in 2012 and has taught at a variety of schools across the bay area.

She has worked with persons ranging from preschool to Senior Citizens. She has many solo performances under her belt; San Jose Ballet performances of Nutcracker (ahh girls), Operas held at Santa Clara University, duets with gospel legends such as Andraé Crouch just to name a few. She believes that the arts teach discipline, confidence, respect, and love. Currently, she acts as the Executive Director and founder of 501c3 non-profit organization, Youth Utilizing Power and Praise Org, which creates a cross-cultural network of persons between the ages of 6-25 that empowers the whole being in the areas of performing arts, fine arts, public speaking, and sports, founder and lead consultant and teacher for Because of His Love music studio, board member for Family Giving Tree Organization. She is a wife, mother, songwriter, arranger, teacher, coach, and most importantly a lover of arts education.

Sarah Meng

Worship Leader
Sarah is a Worship Leader in the East Bay of California. She has a deep passion for worshipping the Lord through music and and has been doing so for the last 13 years in a variety of venues nationwide. She and her husband have two children, Jude and Stella, and they currently reside in Livermore, Ca where they enjoy serving in ministry together.

Elizabeth Hunnicutt Summers

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

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.

Chaya Pitcher

Spring 2020 Worship Leader
With a message that touches the heart and a singing voice that inspires, Chaya tells of the greatness of God’s mercy and grace. She has experienced His love, forgiveness, and healing in a most powerful way, and longs for everyone she comes in contact with to have that same experience. Chaya has been privileged to lead worship at many churches, and is often asked to return multiple times. Having written much of the music that she performs, she is able to reach from her heart directly into the hearts of her listeners.

She is in demand as a speaker/singer for women’s events, conferences, retreats, Christmas Programs, and church services. She has opened for the popular duo, Shane and Shane, has led worship multiple times at the California Women's Retreat, and has appeared on Canadian's TV show, 100 Huntley Street. She has released four albums, with the latest album, 'Mood for Love', produced by Ralph Stover, who has worked with many professional artists!

Whether Chaya is ministering to a small group, or to thousands, there is an astounding feeling of intimacy. Since giving her life to Jesus Christ, she knows that whatever the setting, it’s where the Lord has placed her. People seem drawn to tell her that the words she spoke or sang cut directly to their heart. She says that this is what makes her ministry worthwhile.

Chaya's husband, Rick, is currently a worship and sports pastor at their church in Chico CA. They have been married 17 years and have four beautiful children.

Corinna Girard

Corinna is a worship leader at WestGate Church, and an instructor for Anthem Worship Training. She was born in Boston, MA but has lived in over fifty cities and four countries! Corinna has quite a dynamic story, from a traumatic childhood to an encounter with God’s grace in 1994 that would alter the direction of her life forever. She started her ministry as a missionary in West Africa, and it was there where she first taught herself to play guitar and began writing out her prayers as songs to God. Since then God has led Corinna on a dynamic musical journey, leading worship at a church in Florida, gigging in several bands, including a jazz quintet, and now serving as a worship pastor in the Bay Area. Corinna longs to create and experience worship that is intimate, vulnerable, and raw. You can also find Corinna charging the waves in Santa Cruz. She is married to a Frenchman named Sebastien, and they have two boys - Raphael and Matthieu.

Ciera Heer

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 Bardowell, and is so excited to be back for the women's conference this year!


We prioritize quality teaching and enough free time for fun.

When What
4:30–6:00 PM Check-in
6:30 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Session 1
9:30 PM Fellowship and Refreshments
When What
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Session 2
10:30 AM Refreshments
11:00 AM Seminars
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30–6:00 PM Free time & Recreation Options
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Session 3
8:45 PM Evening Refreshments & dessert
When What
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Session 4
10:30 AM Refreshments
11:00 PM Time Alone/Reflection
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM 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.


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. For more information and an application, please contact our friendly Registration staff.


    McAfee Fieldhouse




    Dining Hall


    Meeting Room




    Lodge Room Interior


Before Getting to Camp

  • Packing List

    Keep these in mind when you're packing.

    • Bible
    • Notepad and pen
    • Casual outdoor clothes including warmer clothes for evenings
    • Comfortable shoes for walking the grounds
    • Flashlight


    • Umbrella—rain is a possibility
    • Art supplies you might enjoy using
  • 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.

When You Arrive

  • A few details
    • Check-in begins at 4:30pm Friday.
    • Dinner will begin at 7:00 on Friday evening.
    • Dress is very casual throughout the conference. Be prepared for chilly evenings and mornings.
    • You will want your Bible, notebook, flashlight, and possibly your umbrella.
    • Nametags will be provided as your identification for the conference and dining room.
    • You may want to bring walking shoes as hiking in Mount Hermon is a treat.
    • The conference concludes with lunch on Sunday at 12:30pm.


Conference Center
37 Conference Dr.
Mount Hermon, CA 95041
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