Conference Center Summer Staff Arrival & Check-in

Hello Summer Staff!

The time is drawing near; summer is almost upon us so we are excited to prepare for your arrival. With this in mind there are many questions regarding arrival and travel. Hopefully this will answer most of your questions. If not then call 831.430.1208 or email Alyse Culpepper at The Human Resources office hours are 9:00am–4:00pm Monday–Friday.

Arrival Dates and Times

Conference Center


Tuesday, June 4, 2019


All Staff

Saturday, June 8, 2019


Ivy Dining Room (38 Conference Dr.) map


Have no fear! We will be providing airport shuttles to the San Jose airport for Summer Staff. To schedule a pick up please fill out this form no later than May 30 to ensure shuttle pick up.

Packing List

2 ORIGINAL and current forms of Identification for your I-9 - DO NOT bring copies. The most common combination of IDs used is Picture ID/Birth Certificate AND Social Security Card OR a current Passport.

A smile! You will be taking an ID badge photo when checking in.

You are required to complete your online onboarding paperwork prior to your arrival. If it is not completed you will be asked to finish it before checking-in. If you have any questions please email Alyse Culpepper at


Staying in touch while at camp


For all mail sent to you via US Postal Service, UPS, FedEx, and DHL please use the address on the right:

Please keep in mind that the amazing volunteers who sort the mail will not know your camp name or nick name so please make sure to address all mail to your full name!

Your Legal Name (do not use nicknames or camp names)
CC Summer Staff
PO BOX 413
Mount Hermon, CA 95041

Cell Phone

This is the easiest way to stay in contact with friends and family. Call your service provider to be sure that you will have reception in our area (Mount Hermon is located in Santa Cruz county).


There is a computer in the staff lounge that has internet and email access. The lounge is Wi-Fi equipped, so feel free to bring your own laptop.


Can I bring my bike?
Yes. There is a bike rack located outside the dorms where you can store your bike.

Is there a place to exercise? To run?
In Youth Memorial (downstairs), you will find an exercise room complete with weight and cardiovascular training equipment. A running track rings the Fieldhouse grounds, and there are several miles of trails in Henry Cowell Park (running partners are strongly advised).

Are there stores nearby?
At the bottom of Conference Drive (about a 5-minute walk) is the town of Felton. You will find Safeway, CVS, Mountain Roasting Coffee shop, and a donut shop, among others. We are also a very short drive from Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz, and Capitola.

Is there an ATM machine at Mount Hermon?
Yes, there is an ATM machine located in the Snack Shop (note: the ATM charges a fee).

Is there a nearby bank?
Local banks (within 10 miles) include Bank of America, Comerica, Chase, Liberty, Union Bank, and Wells Fargo.

Where can I do my laundry?
There are two washing machines and two dryers located on the ground floor of Buckeye dorm. The door to the laundry room is located at the back of the building, facing Conference Drive. There is no charge to use the machines, but you will need to provide your own detergent. There is also a coin Laundromat at the end of Conference Drive in Felton.

Do I have to bring my own bedding and towels?
No. We provide sheets, towels, and a pillow, along with a bedspread (upon request). However, feel free to bring your own towels and bedding. If you do bring your own bedding, please be aware that you will be sleeping on a twin-size bed.

What should I bring?
Dress tends to be very casual at Mount Hermon, but you may also want to bring at least one set of less-casual clothes. The weather tends to be cool (40’s and 50’s) in the mornings and evenings, sometimes with fog, but is typically sunny and warm during the day (70’s and 80’s). You are welcome to bring personal items such as laptops or musical instruments, among other things, but you will be fully responsible for anything that might happen to any of your personal items.

Where will I live for the summer?
You will live in one of our three dorms. Each dorm room has two twin size beds, closets & dressers, a desk, and a sink. Bathrooms and showers are centrally located on each dorm floor. Each dormitory will have at least one staff counselor in residence that can offer any support you may require.

Where is Mount Hermon located? How do I get to the Conference Center?
Please visit our website at for information on driving directions.

Will I have any time/days off?
Yes! However, every summer staff department is different. Your supervisors will explain this to you during your training time. If you are concerned about certain times and days please contact your supervisor.

Whom should I notify of my change of address for the summer?
If you use any credit cards, you should notify your credit card company the dates that you will be in Santa Cruz County, so they do not automatically cancel your card when you make purchases this summer.

Additional Questions

We are here to help! If you have, additional questions not answered by the information or would like clarification please call 831.430.1208 or email Alyse Culpepper at The Human Resources office hours are 9:00am–4:00pm Monday–Friday.