Camp Mt. Hermon Mission Statement
As part of the Church of the Brethren's Western Plains District, Camp Mt. Hermon is striving to provide a setting for simple living, appreciation of nature, and spiritual and personal growth, while preserving and caring for God's creation.
2013 Camp Dates Announced!! Forms now available!
McPherson Alumni Service Week: March 24 - 28
Spring Opening: May 3 - 5
Camp Clean up Weekend: May 25, sunrise to sunset (contact Dave Mishler for more information at email@example.com)
McClouth Baptist Camp: May 28 - 30
Come Along with Me Camp: May 31 - June2
Senior High Camp: June 2 - 8
Junior Camp: June 9 - 15
Junior High Camp: June 16 - 22
Pre-Junior Camp: June 23 - 17
Senior High Weekend Peace Retreat: August 9 - 11
Family Camp: September 27 - 29
Get registered now with the following summer camp forms:
Registration, Health Form, Fees and Incentives Form, Camper Guide
Additional forms available:
Application for Volunteer Staff, Application for CIT
What do I bring to camp??
If it's your first time to camp, you may be wondering what you should bring. Some items that we recommend every camper bring are: Bible, Bedding (i.e. sleeping bag) and pillow, Soap and shampoo, Towels and washcloth, Toothbrush and toothpaste, Other bathroom necessities, Casual/Recreational clothing, Modest swimsuit, Sunscreen, Tennis/Athletic shoes (closed toed shooes are required after dinner), Bug spray, Medications with directions, Camera (if desired), Flashlight, a GrEaT aTtItUdE!!
While there are many things to remember to bring, there are also items to remember to leave at home! Some of these items include: Cell phone, Candy/food, Knives, Firearms, Fireworks, Ipod/Radio/Stereo, Computer/IPad, All electronic games, Tobacco, Drugs and alcohol, DVD player. If you're not sure about whether you should bring an item and it is not listed here, please feel free to contact your director.
Incentive Program for 2013
The Camp Mt. Hermon Board of Trustees works hard to find a balance between providing affordable Christian camps to children and continuing to keep up with the operations of camp. With this in mind, the Incentive Program has changed from years past. Please take note and be sure to include your Incentive Form with your Registration and Health Form:
Friend Incentive -- Bring a friend or friends who have never been to camp and each camper (past camper and new camper) will receive $10 off your camp fee. (Example: If a camper brings two friends to camp whom have never been, the camper and each of the two friends each receive $10 off their registration fee.)
Early Registration Incentive -- Postmark or have direct contact with your camp director at least 2 weeks before your camp starts regarding your attendance and you will receive $10 off your camp fee.
Family Incentive -- First child in the family pays full price, and each child after that receives $10 off camp fee. (Example: With 4 children in a family attending summer weeklong camps, child attending the first camp pays full fee, each sibling thereafter pays their cost of camp with a $10 discount.)
**New this year!**Family Camp Worker Incentive -- Each child in the family of a parent who serves as a director or counselor during the same summer receives $10 off his/her camp fee.
Please remember that Fee Incentives do not apply to weekend camps.
Come Along With Me will be May 31 - June 2, 2013!
Camp Mt. Hermon is excited to announce that the Come Along With Me Weekend Camp will be offered again and has become an exciting new tradition! It will take place at the beginning of June again this summer. Mark your calendars now, as this is a weekend not to be missed! Director of the camp, Dalene Ward, says, 'It is a chance for children to spend quality time with an adult in their life.' Come Along With Me Weekend Camp is for children who have finished kindergarten through 2nd grade and an adult over 21 who would like to accompany them. It is a time that the child and adult can worship, learn, play and work together. For more information you can email Dalene at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 Senior High Weekend Peace Retreat
In 1948, from June 24-July 4, Dan West (Founder of Heifer International) led a Peace Institute at Camp Mt. Hermon near Tonganoxie, Ks., and we are doing it again for the 3rd time!!! We invite all youth/young adults from High School through 22 years of age (College) to come to this historic Peace retreat! Facilitated by On Earth Peace and the Congregational Resourcing Vision Fulfillment Team of the Western Plains District Church of the Brethren, as well as directed by Joanna Smith, Western Plains District Peace Advocate, this retreat will be held from August 9 - 11, 2013.
Come...encounter the Divine Creator face to face in the beautiful hills and plains of Eastern Kansas! Expand your way of thinking! Come and learn how to be a light in the darkness of a militaristic/violent society while still holding to the peace taught by Jesus Christ. Our Mission is to raise up a new generation of peacemakers. Courageous individuals who want to learn what it means to live at peace with all creation, to practice non violence and reconciliation in their daily walk and to be a follower of Jesus Christ.
This years theme: "A heart of peace gives life to the body" is based on Proverbs 14:30.
Invite your friends, neighbors and youth groups to come and experience a mind challenging and fun weekend in a natural Kansas setting. Bring your sleeping bags and bug spray!! More information will be coming soon!!
2013 Family Camp will be September 27-29!!
Family Camp welcomes families of all shapes and sizes, whether your're single, have a family of 20, or are a retired married couple! Everyone is welcome to come and join! A wonderful weekend is once again being planned by the Ottawa Community Church of the Brethren for September 27 - 29 and we hope you can attend. Make plans now to be there! More information will be coming soon!
Camp Offering Project
This year the campers in the Western Plains District have an opportunity to help hundreds of adults and children in Haiti who desperately need health care. They can bring their offering/donation to camp with them to contribute to the Haiti Medical Project, founded by our own district's Paul Ullom-Minnich, MD.
The Haiti Medical Project financially supports and sponsors temporary and mobile health clinics in rural communities of Haiti. Each clinic can meet the medical needs of more than 350 people per day with as little as $7 per patient. The Haiti Medical Project is now working on raising funds, especially for an endowment, so that the clinics can be self-sustaining. The Church of the Brethren has been a loyal supporter and donor since the Haiti Medical Projectís establishment in 2010, after the devastating earthquake in Haiti.
Campers will be given information about this project and an opportunity to give their offering/donation to help the people of Haiti.
Camp Mt. Hermon is located twenty miles west of Kansas Speedway and is open for RV Rental and full camp rental. Rentals are usually available during race weekends and is only a short 20 minute drive to the speedway. Other dates are available to rent the camp or an RV space for summer camps, family reunions, or just a place to get away for a while. Guidelines do apply. Read more about what Camp Mt. Hermon has to offer in the link "About the Camp". For more information about renting, contact camp manager, Dorothy Davidson at (913-845-2586).