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Your Event Starts Here.

We understand that you are planning a group ministry event for a number of reasons: to connect on a deeper level, to be in an undistracted space, to plan, to learn, to grow closer to Jesus – Lives Transformed! When your group gathers in our remarkable settings with great food, unique activities, and top-notch service, they will engage more, learn more, and grow more. We are here to guide and lend our expertise to your event. We cannot wait to partner with you.

The Process

Guided and Confident. That’s how you will feel after booking an event with Mount Hermon. How do we do that? We take the time to get to know you and your goals for your retreat. We then help you build your ideal retreat with the spaces, environments, and experiences we have at our properties. Need ideas and resources to help promote your retreat? We’ve got you covered. Our support doesn't stop once you have booked your event, in fact, this is just the beginning of your experience at Mount Hermon.

Which of our Locations is Right for You?

Mount Hermon properties and experiences can be found in two unique locations in California: Felton, in the Santa Cruz Mountains and Etna, near the California Oregon border. Both of our properties offer distinct and unique ministry event options.

Santa Cruz Mountains

Our camps in the Santa Cruz Mountains are surrounded by stunning redwoods and meandering creeks with gorgeous beaches just 15 minutes away.

Kidder Creek

Kidder Creek, nestled in the Marble Mountains, offers everything your adventourous heart (and group) desires: Whitewater Rafting, Outback Expeditions and High Mountain horse rides just to name a few.

Surrounded by stunning redwoods and meandering creeks, locations here are  ideal for small, more intimate gatherings to large-scale retreats and professional conferences. With an assortment of different styles of meeting rooms, housing ranging from dorm-style to hotel-style to cabins with a kitchen, ropes courses, wi-fi accessibility, team building options, and more, Mount Hermon in the Santa Cruz Mountains is a versatile location with a wide variety of options for any style of ministry event.

  • Conference Center style retreats
  • Options for exclusive use at Redwood Camp and Ponderosa Lodge
  • Recreation options can include: Redwood Canopy Tour, Sequoia Aerial Adventure, and Discovery Grove
  • Heated Pools
  • Conference Center 

    Ideal for retreats ranging from small, intimate retreats to large group and professional gatherings of up to 600.

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  • Ponderosa Lodge

     Enjoy the uniqueness of Ponderosa Lodge's setting and centralized facilities for groups up to 200.

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  • Redwood Camp

    Exclusive use property in an intimate setting. Perfect for youth groups or young adult events for groups up to 120.

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Kidder Creek is in an amazingly unique location in northern California just south of the Oregon border at the base of the breathtaking Marble Mountains. Where else in the world can you ride horses in the high country of the mountains, or take a short trip and play in nearby falls, or sleep out under the stars after an amazing trip down the river? We’ve counted. One. And it’s here, waiting for you and your group to go on an adventure of a lifetime.

  • Rustic cabin option
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Horseback riding
  • High ropes
  • Rock climbing
  • RIVER CAMP 

    Nonstop class III & IV rafting, up to four different stretches of river

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  • OUTBACK CAMP

     Class III & IV rafting, horseback riding, high ropes, rock climbing

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  • EXPEDITION CAMP

     Class III & IV rafting, horseback riding, high ropes, rock climbing

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Philosophy Highlights

  • We get it

    You desire for your group to connect on a deeper level in an undistracted space.

  • We're with you

    Our top-notch, guest-focused team will walk with you and partner with you every step of the way.

  • Unforgettable

    Our world-class setting and recreation will give your group memories and connections that will last a lifetime.

  • Refreshed

    Not only will your group experience a breath of fresh air, but you as the group leader will as well.

A Few of Our Guests

Ready to Start Your Adventure? 

Contact Ingrid Hinn to get started, get more details, tour our facilities, get your event on the calendar and begin the great adventure.

831.430.1216
guestgroups@mounthermon.org