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Family ・ Jr. High ・ Inter High ・ Sr. High ・ College ・ Special

JEMS Mount Hermon Registration Dates!

JEMS Mount Hermon Main Camp cabins have all been reserved and there a few lodge openings.  If you would still like to attend, please contact Mount Hermon Conference Center directly at 888 MH CAMPS to get suggestions as to potential accommodations near by. If you would like one of the few remaining lodges, please register on Mount Hermon's webpage by going here.


College and High School camps now have waitlists. Still space for Inter-high and Jr. High.


To register at one of the youth camps, click on this link. Please note, this year we have added the convenience of credit card payments. In order for us to continue this, we ask that you help us defray the cost of the transaction fees when using this service. For those not wanting to pay a transaction fee, please send a check payable to JEMS, P.O. Box 86047, Los Angeles, CA 90086. Please do not send it to our physical address. 



PLEASE READ THIS FAQ DOCUMENT BEFORE REGISTERING. You will be asked when registering to agree to the various COVID protocol described this document. Due to COVID, in-person gatherings will have inherent risks. As a result, we are doing our best to provide the safest environment for your child. So please read the FAQ document carefully.

Additional Informational Lists

Important Dates to Remember

Youth Camp Packing List

Youth Camp Visitation Days:

Junior High @ Camp MayMac   Tuesday  6/28   3:00 - 4:30 PM

Inter High @ Redwood Camp   Thursday  6/30   3:00 - 4:30 PM

Senior High @ Koinonia             Wednesday  6/29  3:00 - 4:30 PM

College  @ Koinonia                   Wednesday  6/29    3:00 - 4:30 PM

The dates for Mount Hermon are June 26th to July 2nd, 2022

The theme for 2022 is “For He who promised is faithful.” Heb. 10:23

Main Camp speakers are Pastors Gary Shiohama, John Teter, Shinji Seki


Dear Mt. Hermon Family, 


I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to be one of your speaker this year. It really will be a homecoming of sorts for me, because the last time I attended a JEMS’ Mt. Hermon camp was 40 years ago, which was how long the Israelites wandered around in the Sinai desert! Well, a lot has happened since then. I got married to my amazing wife, Cheryl; had two wonderful daughters; and I started South Bay Community Church in Torrance 30 years ago this year. And all I can say is, it’s been quite a ride, and I can’t thank God enough for His goodness and grace.


As far as I’m concerned, Mt. Hermon can’t get here soon enough so I can reunite with old friends, make new ones, share God’s Word with you, and sing Wes Terasaki songs like in the good old days. So thanks for the invitation – I can’t wait to see you! Until then, please stay safe, and may God shine His face upon you! Much love, Gary  

John and his wife, Becky, live out their life verse, “From his fullness we have all received grace upon grace” (John 1;16) with three wonderful children. In his spare time, John enjoys tennis with the family, good film and television, and being a very small part of the Los Angeles Lakers Band.



Shinji Seki was born in Tokyo. In 1984, he moved to the U.S. to work as a cook and was baptized at Santa Clara Valley Japanese Christian Church. After graduating from Tokyo Biblical Seminary, he worked as a pastor in Japan for 12 years, and in 2015, at the age of 40, he became the pastor of Honolulu Christian Church, Nichigo ministry in Hawaii, where he currently serves. He has a loving wife, four children, and a dog. His hobbies include surfing, tea ceremony, and cooking.


Rev. Dr. John Teter is the senior minister of Holy Faith Fellowship, a new church plant in the West Long Beach - Compton region. Prior to launching the new work, John served for 14 years as the founding and senior pastor of Fountain of Life Covenant Church. Teter also serves as the executive director of Holy Faith Antioch, developing urban apostles in American hoods, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.

John has written four books, Get the Word Out and Jesus & the Hip Hop Prophets (coauthored with Alex Gee), The Power of the 72, and the soon to be published Jesus, Michael & Mamba co-authored with Michael Thomas.

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After World War II, Japanese-American churches were dispersed and discouraged, and there arose a great need for mutual fellowship and encouragement. In 1950, a group of nisei pastors met and prayed at Mount Hermon for the spiritual awakening among the Japanese-American churches. Out of this gathering, the first JEMS Mount Hermon summer conference was born.


While JEMS Mount Hermon started out with just the youth camp in 1950, it has since expanded to six divisions. We now have the Family, Jr. High, Inter High, Sr. High, College, and Special Camps. Additionally, our JEMS Mount Hermon family has grown to include all Asian-Americans, not just Japanese-Americans.

God has used this ministry to bring many to faith. He has also given many the call to ministry at our camps. Apart from this, He has created a community of believers from across the country, and across denominations, who gather annually to encourage each other in their faiths. We thank God for all the numerous ways that He has used this ministry to bless His people.

We hope that you will join our JEMS Mount Hermon family!


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