Cowboy Camp Week 5

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Jul 16-22, 2017Kidder Creek | Ranch Camp

Cowboy 16 - Arena Smile
Cowboy 16 - Lasso Kid
Ranch 16 - Boys on Trail
Cowboy 16 - Waterfront group
Cowboy 16 - Arena Training
Cowboy 16 - Kid with Horse
Cowboy 16 - Aqua Glide
KC 16 - Environmental

Unleash the cowboy within.

Live out your dream of being a real cowboy this summer - head out on trail rides, camp out under the stars, cook over a fire, rope a calf or two and learn all your cowboy skills from real modern day cowboys. The adventure doesn't end there! Campfires will be filled with cowboy campfire stories, and even a dose of cowboy poetry. This week you'll even learn special skills in caring for your horse including horse shoeing and trimming hooves. Don't miss out on this unique experience, designed just for you.

For male campers entering 2nd–9th grades.

For questions contact Carol Friesen at 888.226.7386 or



Besides a great waterfront, the Kidder Creek pond features the Aqua Glide which has a
climbing wall and slide, as well as an adjacent athletic field.

Horse Science

Discover all about horses during horse science class

Arena Lessons

Learn the intricate skills of controlling your horse with these lessons designed to be fun and educational.

Pond Time

During the heat of the day, the coolest place to be is at Kidder Creek’s pond. Between the waterslide and our famous Aquaglide, the pond offers something for everyone.

Horseback Ride

Saddle up for an hour long trail ride through the trees around camp. Our trained Wranglers will guide you through the basics of horsemanship and western riding before you hit the trail.

Housing & Meals

Ranch Camp is a residential camp with rustic, kid-friendly cabins. Ranch camp has a centralized bathhouse and dining hall to serve the campers.


Included in the price:

(6 nights lodging, 17 meals,
program and recreation)


$675 per camper
Experience matters

Since its inception in 1976, Kidder Creek has consistently given young people a dramatic experience in the outdoors. At the same time our well-trained and relational staff leads them to be challenged by the life-transforming message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.


Please do not let finances get in the way of a Mount Hermon experience. Through the generosity of many, a partial grant from the Campership Fund may be just the gift you need to make it possible for you to attend camp. For more information and an application, please contact our friendly Registration staff.


What to bring
  • Warm sleeping bag and pillow
  • Warm-weather and cool-weather clothes
  • Jeans for riding
  • Jacket
  • Modest swimsuit (one-piece swimsuit for girls)
  • Shower/beach towel
  • Bathroom supplies (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste)
  • Sunscreen
  • Walking shoes and/or tennis shoes for vaulting
  • Riding boots (cover ankles, smooth sole, 1” heel)
  • Sandals for pond (flip flops ok)
  • Flashlight
  • Bible w/pen or pencil

*You will need a personal vehicle to transport to some of our offsite activities.  

Optional Items
  • Optional: Inexpensive or disposable camera. Put name on camera!
What not to bring
  • Electronic devices (e.g. Radios, iPods, cd players)
  • Expensive cameras
  • Electronic games
  • Cell phones
  • Alcohol, drugs
  • Firearms, knives, weapons of any kind

Please do not bring anything that would break your heart if you lost it! Please label EVERYTHING with camper’s name.

Drop Off & Pick Up

Drop Off
  • Camp starts Sunday of your selected week with check-in beginning at 4 PM
  • Put this address in your GPS: 2700 S Kidder Creek Rd, Etna, CA 9602
Pick Up
  • Ranch Camp closing will begin at 5 PM with a Showdeo and a BBQ!
  • All are welcome to eat at the closing BBQ for an additional cost.  Reserve your spot when you register.

Maps & directions

Ranch Camp
2700 S Kidder Creek Rd. Etna CA 96027

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Kidder Creek | Ranch Camp

Kidder Creek borders the Marble Mountain Wilderness and the Klamath National Forest, and sits in the shadows of majestic Mount Shasta in Northern California. These outdoor arenas offer us opportunities for Whitewater rafting, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Backpacking, High Ropes Course, and Peak Ascents. Kidder Creek operates under permits issued by the Klamath National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider.

Bus Transportation

Transportation from the Bay Area to Kidder Creek is provided by a coach bus chartered through Emerald Charters in Medford, OR for most weeks for only $60–$100 each way. Be sure to sign up during the registration process (In the Parent Portal)—both ways if you desire round trip. If further information is needed call the Kidder Creek registrar at 530.467.3265​.

Coach bus has reclining seats, TV's w/ DVD player, on-board restroom and air conditioning throughout.

Kidder Creek Transportation Map


Here's the schedule for Bus Transportation pick up and drop off: (Times are approximate after departure)

6:00 AM  Mount Hermon Fieldhouse
17 Conference Drive, Felton, CA 95018
7:15 AM  Burger King 
1475 Dempsey Road, Milpitas, CA  95035

8:15 AM  Walnut Creek BART 
200 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek, CA  94596 
(Do not enter parking garage, look for bus in front parking lot)

 9:25 AM  Wendy’s
1377 E. Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville, CA

12:50 PM  Burger King
2535 N St., Anderson, CA  96007

4:15 PM  Arrive at Kidder Creek 

From Kidder Creek DEPARTS 6:00AM SATURDAY 

9:00 AM  Burger King
2535 N St., Anderson, CA  96007

12:00 PM  Wendy’s
1377 E. Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville, CA

1:00 PM  Walnut Creek BART 
200 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek, CA  94596 
(Do not enter parking garage, look for bus in front parking lot)
Lunch Stop will be after BART stop

3:00 PM  Burger King 
1475 Dempsey Road, Milpitas, CA  95035

4:00 PM  Mount Hermon Fieldhouse
17 Conference Drive, Felton, CA 95018