Mount Hermon Association

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Mount Hermon is one of the most beautiful places on earth! Three of our camps are nestled among California's towering redwoods in the Santa Cruz mountains just 6 miles from the Pacific Ocean and Monterey Bay. Mount Hermon offers an exciting, year-round program of Christ-centered camps, conferences and concerts for every member of the family.

Mount Hermon operates four self-contained camp and conference facilities: Ponderosa Lodge, Redwood Camp, Kidder Creek and the Conference Center. During the summer months, Ponderosa Lodge offers various camp programs focused for junior high and high school students. Redwood Camp, during the summer, offers a full schedule of camps for elementary school-aged kids. Kidder Creek is located in Northern California and is the base camp to our white water rafting and adventure camps, as well as our horse programs and classic camps as well.

The Conference Center functions as a Christian family resort, providing a unique experience of family camping, with combined programs for every member of the family.

Throughout the rest of the year, each of these four facilities operates a schedule equally divided between Mount Hermon-sponsored camps/conferences, and programs provided by guest groups consistent with our ministry, doctrinal statement and objectives. Last year, more than 50,000 people attended Mount Hermon.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Mount Hermon Association
PO Box 413
Mount Hermon, CA 95041


Phone: 831-335-4466

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 946000955

CEO/President: Mike Romberger

Chairman: Rick Alvord

Board size: 12


Ruling year: 1930

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1980


Founded in 1906 as the first Christian Camp west of the Mississippi our founders had a vision to share Jesus with a broken and hurting world. This original vision is alive and well at Mount Hermon today and is expressed in our Core Values.

Mission statement

To proclaim Jesus as Lord and Savior, teach the authoritative Word of God, and serve His church in our nation and throughout the world.

Statement of faith

We believe in the verbal and complete inspiration by God of the original writings of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, the only infallible rule of faith and practice.

We believe in God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true Man.

We believe the Holy Spirit is God, at work in the world to execute all divine activity and, especially, to reveal Jesus Christ and to glorify Him.

We believe man was created in the image of God and is loved by Him, but through sinful inheritance and choice, is alienated, separated from God and under His righteous judgment.

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a substitutionary and complete sacrifice, and that all who repent and believe in Him are justified, wholly apart from human merit and works, on the ground of His shed blood and resurrection.

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and in His present life there for us, as High Priest and Advocate.

We believe in the second, visible and personal coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to establish His worldwide Kingdom on the earth.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the eternal blessedness of the saved and the everlasting separation from God of the unsaved.

We believe all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God and members of the body of Christ, the one true Church, whose life is visibly expressed wherever even two or three are gathered together in Christ's name.

We believe the Christian life is not a reformation, but a transformation, in which Christ Himself relives His life through the believer's whole being. Such a life will be pre-eminently characterized by love, truth and purity.

We believe the Church is commissioned to evangelize the world by proclaiming Jesus Christ as Lord, and by living as His servants among men.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Camps/Conference Centers

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating948 of 103321 of 25
Fund acquisition rating907 of 103521 of 27
Resource allocation rating851 of 103517 of 27
Asset utilization rating672 of 103323 of 25

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,595,108$1,665,836$1,486,752$1,808,726$1,256,806
Short-term investments$4,367,430$1,111,124$1,154,148$2,091,622$391,061
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$8,616,054$5,944,757$5,158,063$6,422,969$2,729,510
Long-term investments$8,607,278$7,119,428$6,500,658$6,929,852$6,530,784
Fixed assets$41,177,881$41,113,777$39,097,611$35,498,166$26,824,897
Other long-term assets$569,460$690,961$831,358$931,842$3,841,711
Total long-term assets$50,354,619$48,924,166$46,429,627$43,359,860$37,197,392
Total assets$58,970,673$54,868,923$51,587,690$49,782,829$39,926,902
Payables and accrued expenses$568,050$1,010,248$1,045,749$956,167$378,399
Other current liabilities$1,239,161$1,293,872$1,219,592$1,146,871$528,107
Total current liabilities$1,807,211$2,304,120$2,265,341$2,103,038$906,506
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,950,204$105,384$153,480$161,171$759,900
Total long-term liabilities$6,998,664$5,605,407$5,926,583$6,426,874$5,239,534
Total liabilities$8,805,875$7,909,527$8,191,924$8,529,912$6,146,040
Net assets20202019201820172004
Without donor restrictions$42,651,314$40,021,865$37,918,743$33,336,946$23,161,253
With donor restrictions$7,513,484$6,937,531$5,477,023$7,915,971$10,619,609
Net assets$50,164,798$46,959,396$43,395,766$41,252,917$33,780,862
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$9,799,074$6,448,518$6,152,807$4,788,833$6,565,050
Program service revenue$2,757,311$14,850,872$14,796,652$15,153,627$9,485,442
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$839,726
Other revenue$1,643,704$566,048$1,490,079$1,247,342$20,470
Total other revenue$4,401,015$15,416,920$16,286,731$16,400,969$10,345,638
Total revenue$14,200,089$21,865,438$22,439,538$21,189,802$16,910,688
Program services$9,017,018$16,253,888$16,669,533$16,562,305$8,959,880
Management and general$1,645,599$2,119,925$2,175,020$2,216,653$1,459,434
Total expenses$11,768,706$19,659,455$20,125,516$19,755,650$11,264,202
Change in net assets20202019201820172004
Surplus (deficit)$2,431,383$2,205,983$2,314,022$1,434,152$5,646,486
Other changes in net assets$774,019$1,357,647($171,173)($511,282)$0
Total change in net assets$3,205,402$3,563,630$2,142,849$922,870$5,646,486


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Program accomplishments

Mount Hermon now operates camp centers in the Santa Cruz Mountains and near the California/Oregon border where we serve over 85,000 guests each year.