Mount Hermon’s 440 acres rest amid the Santa Cruz coastal redwoods, 70 miles south of San Francisco, and just 6 miles from the Pacific Ocean and the Monterey Bay. In our four distinct ecosystems students will explore and learn in a unique and dynamic environment. Extensive hiking trails lie next door in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, providing hours of fun and exploration.
On our campus, students can view native oaks, timeless Ponderosa Pines and the rare sandhills habitat, which is distinct to this area. During your stay, our naturalists will unfold this diverse coastal mountain region through creek research, redwood forest communities, animal identification, night hiking, habitat restoration and more. Mount Hermon provides an unparalleled setting for study, learning, and exploration.
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The Santa Cruz Mountains camp center includes the Conference Center, Ponderosa Lodge and Redwood Camp.
More information about directions can be found at our directions page.