2017 Mount Hermon Conference – Dates: July 2 – 8, 2017
2017 Theme: Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:27

The below information and documents are for the 2017 Mount Hermon Conference
Click here for: Youth & Special Camp Registration
Click here for: Scholarship Information

Important Dates to Remember – List of due dates

Registration-Main Family Camp
Registration opened on Monday, January 23, 2017

Main-Family/Career/Nichigo Camp
Main-Family/Career/Nichigo Camp Registration

This registration will ONLY be “on-line” through the Mount Hermon website:

If you need assistance, you may select on the Mount Hermon web site “Online Registration Step-by-Step.
You may also request assistance to a real person by selecting “We Can Help!”

Main-Family Camp (Includes Career and Nichigo) Bus Registration
Bus Registration Form -Mail this form with payment to JEMS Office, 948 East 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Main-Family Camp Bus Registration forms “until the bus is full.” (Note: The bus deadline May 1, 2017.)

JEMS Mount Hermon Main/Career/Nichigo Camp T-shirt/vest  may be ordered on or before June 2, 2017 through the Mount Hermon site at the time of registration or at

(The 2017 shirt/vest designs will soon be posted.)

Youth camps may order their camp shirt/vest on line AFTER they receive registration confirmation and on or before June 2, 2017 at

Main/Career/Nichigo Camp – Periodic Payments
Periodic payments toward the registration fee can be made for the Main/Family/Nichigo Camp registration fee. The final payment shall be made on or before Friday, June 2nd, 2017, one month before the first day of the camp.

Main/Career/Nichigo Camp Staff
Main-Family Camp Director: Craig Wakamoto
Nichigo Camp Director: Rev. Ichiro Nakahama

Main Camp -Morning English Speaker – Pr. Kyle Shimazaki
Kyle Shimazaki is the pastor of Seeds of Life Church in Alhambra. He loves teaching the Word of God and speaking about Jesus. He was born and raised in Torrance, California and attended Calvary Chapel Bible College after graduating from UCSB. Kyle served as a pastor at Evergreen San Gabriel Valley under Pastor Cory Ishida before being called by the Lord to plant Seeds of Life Church. He enjoys black coffee, beach runs, and camping with his family. Kyle and his wife, Carolyn, have three children: Trent, Faith, and Caleb.

Main Camp – Evening English Speaker – Les Ginoza
LES is the Executive VP of ZOE International. ZOE International is a rapidly growing ministry in the USA, Thailand and Australia. ZOE has two main goals: to rescue children from human trafficking and to spead the gospel of Jesus Christ. Les has over 16 years of senior management experience in financial institutions and extensive ministry experience as a pastor, elder, board member and missionary. His passions are mentoring emerging leaders and encouraging people to pursue Jesus with ALL their hearts. Les lives in Northern Thailand with his wife Lynne and son Garrett.

Main Camp – Morning Nichigo Camp Speakers – Rev. Masakazu Fukuno
Rev. Masakazu Fukuno is a member of JEC (Japanese Evangelical Church),and the Senior Pastor at RCI (Revival Church International), South Osaka Evangelical Church, Osaka Japan. He is currently serving as the Director of the Japanese Evangelical Church, and the Director and teacher at the Kansai Bible Institute (KBI). His wife, Kozue was born in Ishikawa Prefecture. They have one daughter and two sons and seven grandchildren. On November 2016, the older son, Takatsugu, was appointed as one of the pastors at the RCI Minami Osaka Evangelical Church.

After Rev. Fukuno dedicated his life in 1970, he attended the Kansai Bible Institute (KBI). While serving as the associate pastor of Sakai Evangelical Church, he received missionary training at DTS (Discipleship Training School) and SOE (School of Evangelism) at YWAM in Hawaii. From 1981 through 2000, Rev. Fukuno served at Sakai Evangelical Church, Minami Osaka Chapel, South Osaka Evangelical Church, and Christian Power Ministries in various areas.

Main Camp – Evening Nichigo Camp Speakers – Various attending pastors

Youth and Special Camps

Youth Camp Registration Confirmations and Wait List Notifications have been sent to the parent’s email address on Mid March, 2017. Conferees receiving registration confirmations may order their camp t-shirts/hoodie and submit their bus registration form with payment. See instructions below.

Should you not receive your “confirmation or wait list notification” by Wednesday, March 20th, please check your “spam/junk mail” before contacting

JEMS Bus Registration Form
After the youth or Family Camp camper receives their camp registration confirmation, the bus registration form and a separate check payment should be mailed and postmarked on or before May 1st. On May 2nd, a late fee of $25 will be added. There is no refund beginning June 10th. Bus Registrtion Form and Payment should be mailed to “JEMS, 948 East 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Attention: MH Conference

JEMS Mount Hermon Youth Camp Shirt/Vest – The 2017  designs will be posted by March 1, 2017.
The Youth Camp guests may order online their t-shirt/vest through this site after they receive their registration confirmation:   The last day to place an order is Friday, June 2, 2017.

There will be a limited supply of the camp t’s and vests and sizes at the MH Main Camp Bookstore.

The health history form, parent’s registration guidelines and youth camp packing list and important dates to remember documents are available below.

Special Camp

Special campers or volunteers’ registration information
Pre- and Post-MH Youth Rallies – (2017, rally in So Cal only)
Pre-Rally – May 20, Sat., 7-9:30pm
Wintersburg Presbyterian Church, 2000 Fairview, Santa Ana, CA 92706

Post-Rally – August 5, Sat., 7-9:30pm

Evergreen San Gabriel Valley, 323 Workman Mill Road, La Puente, CA 91746

Youth Camp Registration Forms – The registration forms will be available February 6, 10AM
* This symbol indicates the camp has a “wait list”.
Jr. High Registration Form
(This year, the Jr. High Camp will be at the Mount Hermon Conference Center)
Inter-High Registration Form
Sr. High Registration Form*
College Registration Form*

Print out the youth camp medical history form and documents below

2017 Health History Form (submit with Registration Form and copy both sides of Insurance Card ID)
2017 Registration Youth Instructions
2016 Youth Camp Packing List
2016 Important Dates to Remember

Youth Camp Directors
Jr. High – Garron and Cynthia Tsushima
Inter-High – Joel Nagatoshi
Sr. High – Ken Shida
College – Ryan Najima
Special – Bruce and Val Satow

Youth camp “check-in” (first day) and “pick-up” (last day) schedules
                             Check-In (July 26)      Pick-Up (July 8)
Jr. High              1:00-4:30 pm                  12 noon
Inter High          2:00-5:00 pm                 1:00 pm
Sr. High              2:00-5:00 pm                 1:00 pm
College                2:00-5:00 pm                 11:30 am

Youth Camp Visitor’s Schedule
Junior High 3:00-4:30 pm, Tues. July 4,
MH Conference Center, 37 Conference Drive, Felton
Inter High 2:30-4:30 pm, Thurs. June 30,
MH – Redwood Camp,  6400 E Zayante Road, Felton,
Senior High  3:00-4:30 pm, Wed. July 5,
Koinonia Conference Grounds, 2605 Eureka Canyon Road, Watsonville
College Camp   1:30 pm- 5pm, Fri, July 4, Special Camp Games
(Monte Vista Christian School, same as below)
Special Camp   2:00-4:00pm, Fri, July 4, Special Camp Games
Monte Vista Christian School, 2 School Way, Watsonville

Reminder: Families may see/visit the cabins on check-in day. No visitors will be allowed at cabins on visitation day.

Applications will be accepted for those who did not receive a scholarship in 2015 and 2016. Complete the two forms below and mail to JEMS on or before April 4. The acceptance of applications may close before April 4th should the designated funds be exhausted. In recent years, the applications have increased 300%. The only deadline exception will be the youth camp cabin leaders which are not finalized until late Spring.

2017 Scholarship Application
2017 Family Finance Statement

Completion of the above two forms are required for all Mount Hermon scholorships.

In order to continue providing scholarships to those who are truly in need of financial assistance, we are asking applicants to first complete the Scholarship Application and the Family Financial Statement and to ask your pastor (church) if they may also provide some financial assistance. Your church’s letter of participation should be attached to your application.

The suggested participation: Camper-40% (includes Family Camp deposit $300); church – 30%; JEMS – 30%