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

Men and pastors attending mount hermon camp in 1960


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!

Mount Hermon camp participants group gathered


JEMS Mount Hermon

I have loved you with an everlasting love. - Jeremiah 31:3

June 30-July 6, 2024

Main Camp speakers

Rev. Greg Mah

Rev. Rene Schlaepfer

Nichigo speakers

Rev. Takafumi Nagasawa

Rev. Masakazu Fukuno

Main CampRegistration Now Open

Youth Camp

Junior High Camp -  (Incoming 6th - 7th graders)   $650 - Camp registration for girls has reached max capacity. There are still spots open for boys. Email​ to be placed on a waiting list for girls or to get a password to register for boys. Register here

Inter-High Camp -  (Incoming 8th - 9th graders)   $685  Register here

Senior High Camp -  (Incoming 10th - 12th graders)   $685 We currently have a waitlist for Senior High camp. Contact to be placed on the waitlist. Include your camper's name, gender, grade level in the fall 2024, and home church (if any). Thank you!

College Camp   $685 - This camp is full. To be added to the waitlist, please email



For more info and registration

JEMS Special Camp is a week-long Christian camp, primarily for individuals with developmental disabilities of Asian descent.

bus on the road

Mount Hermon Bus

2024 JEMS MH Bus

Round trip $225

One way (to or from) $150

Scholarships:  Family and Youth Campers may apply for JEMS Mount Hermon Scholarships.


2025 June 29- July 5

2026 June 28-July 4

2027 June 27- July 3

2028 June 25 - July1

Past Camps

Mount Hermon 2023 Main Camp Sessions and Friday Night Delight

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