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Women's Retreats 2020

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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  3 Days
  Conference Center

Reflect on God’s presence

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

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Pricing

Per Person:

  Single Occupancy Double Occupancy Triple Occupancy Quad Occupancy
Deluxe $445 $365 $315 $285
Standard $390 $325 $275  
Economy $310 $255 $220  
Dorm $285 $235    
Program & Meals only: $155
  • Multiple Occupancy

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

  • Lodging Categories
    Deluxe
    Lodges
    All linens included (sheets and towels), private baths, hand soap provided, beds are pre-made upon arrival, upgraded furnishings and decor, and larger, more spacious rooms.
    Standard
    Lodges
    All linens included (sheets and towels), private baths, hand soap provided, beds are pre-made upon arrival, and upgraded furnishings and decor.
    Economy
    Lodges
    All linens included (sheets and towels), private baths, hand soap provided, make your own bed upon arrival, 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.

  • ACTIVITIES

    Sequoia Aerial Adventure

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    Discounted Redwood Canopy Tour

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    McAfee Fieldhouse

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    Hiking

Registration

Weekend Dates Speakers Worship Leader Availability Register
Spring Weekend: March 20–22, 2020 Spring Weekend March 20–22, 2020
Speaker:Nicole Unice
Worship Leader:Chaya Pitcher
Availability: Open Open   Register Now!
Fall Weekend: Sept 25–27, 2020 Fall Weekend Sept 25–27, 2020
Speaker: Laurie Short
Worship Leader: TBA
TBA
Availability: Registering Soon Registering Soon

Christine Ingebretson

Speaker
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

Speaker
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 laurieshort.com

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

Spring 2020 Speaker
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.

Schedule

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 Main Session
9:30 PM Fellowship and Refreshments
9:30–11:00 PM Massage Appointments available
When What
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Main Session
10:30 AM Alone Time with God
11:30 AM–12:45 PM Optional Seminars
12:45 PM Lunch
2:00–6:00 PM Recreation Options
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Main Session
8:30 PM Refreshments
When What
8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
9:00–10:15 AM Optional Seminars
10:30 AM Main Session
11:45 AM Farewell Brunch

Camperships

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.

  • FACILITIES

    McAfee Fieldhouse

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    Auditorium

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    Dining Hall

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    Meeting Room

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    Commons

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    Lodge Room Interior

 
Prepare

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

    Optional

    • 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.
    • Early arrivals can find refreshments in the Registration Building from 3:30–5:00pm.
    • Dinner will begin at 6:30pm 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 brunch on Sunday at 11:45am.
    • We will also be offering massages for 30 or 60 minute time slots. They will be $1 per minute, sign-ups on Friday evening. You pay the therapist directly.

 
Location

Conference Center
37 Conference Dr.
Mount Hermon, CA 95041
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