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Jun 11-24, 2017Kidder Creek | Ranch Camp

Advanced Rider - Gallop 1
Ranch 16 - Horse Rider
KC 16 - Environmental
High Country RC - horse trail 1
Advanced Rider - Gallop 2
Ranch 16 - Fun Practice
Ranch 16 - Portrait with horse 2
Advanced Rider - Gallop 3
Ranch 16 - closeup smile

Make an impact that resonates

Be mentored by wranglers in horse care, arena lessons and trail rides that will improve your own horsemanship skills. At the same time serve through teaching and assisting young riders. Develop spiritually through special WIT activities and a curriculum that emphasizes leadership, team building and intentional spiritual growth.

Advanced Rider Camp is a prerequisite.

Amenities

Hiking

Many beautiful stream-side trails among the redwoods and ferns are located at Mount Hermon. Trail maps are available at the Front Desk.

Horses

Adopt a horse for week as our experienced wranglers teach you how to ride and care for your horse.

Waterfront

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.

Whitewater Rafting

Heart pounding class III and IV rapids on the Klamath River will thrill seasoned rafters and beginners alike. Camping on the river, cliff jumping, and the whirlpool are sure to be unforgettable! 

Crafts

There's always something cool and exciting to make to help you remember your time at camp. Crafts range in ability and appeal for all ages and our counselors make craft time fun for girls and boys.

Snack Shack

Refuel at the Snack Shack. Filled with goodies, candy, soda, and other fun stuff!

Trail Rides

Daily Trail Rides in some of the most beautiful country in all of California.

Horse Science

Discover all about horses during horse science class

Vaulting

An amazing teaching of skill of gymnastics on horseback! Learn how to stand on a horse's back while riding, do a handstand, and more! Our expert wranglers will not only keep you safe, but teach you this cool and unique skill.

Arena Lessons

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

Outback Challenge High Ropes Course

Our most challenging high ropes experience features seven individual elements up to 35 feet off of the ground.

Adventure Ridge High Ropes Course

Bond with your cabinmates and friends on a high ropes adventure. Once you’re in the trees, you’ll traverse with your partner through nine different elements without coming down in between.

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.

Pricing

Included in the price:

(12 nights lodging, 34 meals,
program and recreation)

Rates

$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.

Camperships

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.

Prepare

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
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.

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)
To Kidder Creek SUNDAY MORNING

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
LUNCH STOP

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