Did you know that Mount Hermon not only does amazing camp programs but also hosts ministries from around the globe as guest groups? Every year we host over 200 diverse ministries, providing Christian hospitality, clean rooms, great food and world-class recreation so they can be refreshed and renewed in their work for the Lord. Maybe you too would like to bring a ministry team to Mount Hermon! A retreat from the daily distractions can draw your group together and draw them to the Lord like no other experience. Providing the right experience can take some doing so here are some important things to keep in mind as you plan your event!
Choose your Style
Will your event be structured with set times for worship, learning, discussion and set activities? Or is it more of time to relax with self-directed activities and guided conversations starters? Both kinds of events can be powerful but it’s important to consider ahead of time what kind of experience suits your group. It will help you figure out what types of facilities you’ll need for meeting spaces, meal times and activities as well as help you set expectations for your attendees.
Set That Budget
Once you know what your retreat is about the next biggest question everyone will have is “how much does it cost?” It’s important to ask good questions so you know exactly what is included in the base event and what is an add-on cost. Are all meals included? What about snacks? Is there coffee in the morning? Do activities cost extra? Are there microphones and projectors available for use? Think through the details of your ideal schedule so you know what to expect.
How ’bout the Staff?
The staff partnering with you to make your event happen can make or break the experience. Thankfully, Mount Hermon’s guest services team prayerfully come alongside each group to answer questions, fix problems, and help make your retreat go smoothly.
Additionally, you can arrange adventure and recreation activities for your guests so that all your activities have qualified and highly-trained staff available. And rest assured our retreat host will be familiar with everything about camp and the adventures your group is going on but will also know you, your group, and how to make your experience awesome!
How far in advance should you start planning your retreat? We recommend six to nine months. That way, you have a better chance of booking the time that works best for your group before a time slot fills up. You’ll also be able to reserve activities and get on the schedules of all your busy trip participants!
Let’s Do This Thing
With all these things to consider when planning an event why not enlist the help of some pro’s to make it all go smoothly? Mount Hermon will do everything we can to make sure your life remains uncomplicated and that your group has the experience of a lifetime. If you’re interested in booking a retreat of your own visit the website and call Ingrid Hinn today!