In 1950, young Nisei pastors who struggled to revive their ministries in California after the traumatic World War II evacuation, gathered their families and young people from various Christian denominations for the first Nisei Christian Conference in June of the same year. About 150 conferees and leaders attended the conference held at the Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center near Santa Cruz, CA.
Over the years, the conference has grown, and about 1,500 conferees from throughout the Mainland, Hawaii, Canada and Japan gather today. The original Mount Hermon campsite and three additional facilities accommodated the adult families, high school, junior high and college students, Special campers and professional career people. Since then, the inter-high and Nichigo camps were added.
This Mount Hermon Video is a sample of some of the activities at the camps.
Past MH Photos of Main Camp, Special Camp and Youth Camps (See List: 1985-2012) are available at the JEMS Office. Please call for availability and to reserve your photo. You may pickup your photo at the JEMS Office or at any of the JEMS events.
There is no charge for the photos.
The Main/Family/Nichigo Camp Registration will open online January 22, 2018
The Youth Camp Registration will open online February 12, 2018 http://www.mounthermon.org/jems
Future Mount Hermon Dates
2018: July 1-July 7
2019: June 30-July 6
2020: June 28-July 4mounthermon.org/jems
2021: June 27-July 3
2022: June 26-July 2
2023: July 2-July 8
2024: June 30-July 6
2025: June 29-July 5