Ranch Camp Jr High/Sr High Week 0

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Jun 10-15, 2018Kidder Creek | Ranch Camp

Ranch 18 - Triple (JH)
Ranch Camp 14 - campfire songs
Ranch 18 - Patriotic (JH)
Ranch 18 - Painted Horse (JH)
Ranch 18 - Leg Trick (JH)
Ranch 18 - Standing (JH)
Ranch 18 - Riding near Trees (JH)
Ranch 18 - Backward Trick (JH)
Ranch 18 - Horseback Smiles (JH)
Ranch 18 - Horse Pose (JH)
KC 18 - Arena (JH/HS)
Ranch 18 - Braces (JH)

Saddle Up & Ride On

At Ranch Camp, we'll journey on daily trail rides, learn some basics of vaulting (that’s gymnastics on horseback!), discover all about horses during horse science class, and play skill-improving games in the arena.

Each morning we will discover a new truth about God by looking at horses in a whole new way. Each afternoon, we'll learn about God's love during cabin devotions and spend a few hours playing with friends at our pond and splashing down our waterslide. In the evening, we’ll come together and praise God with fun songs, skits, and a short message.



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


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.


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!

Ranch Camp 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


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.

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:

(5 nights lodging, 16 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
Roommate policy

Up to 3 friends can room together in the same cabin.

Roommate requests will be available by May 30, 2019. Each parent of a registered child will receive an email at that time explaining how to complete the roommate request online.

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.

For day-of-transportation questions or issues please contact the on-bus staff member at 669.221.0715.

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


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

7:00 AM  Mount Hermon Fieldhouse
17 Conference Drive, Felton, CA 95018
8:15 AM  Milpitas Burger King 
1475 Dempsey Road, Milpitas, CA  95035

9:15 AM  Walnut Creek BART 
200 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek, CA  94596 
(Do not enter parking garage, look for bus in front parking lot)

10:25 AM  Vacaville Wendy’s
1377 E. Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville, CA

1:30 PM  Anderson Burger King
2535 N St., Anderson, CA  96007

4:00 PM  Arrive at Kidder Creek 
2700 S Kidder Creek Rd. Etna CA 96027​


7:00 AM  Kidder Creek Camp

2700 S Kidder Creek Rd. Etna CA 96027​

9:45 AM  Anderson Burger King
2535 N St., Anderson, CA  96007

12:30 PM  Vacaville Wendy’s
1377 E. Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville, CA

1:45 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

2:45 PM  Milpitas Burger King 
1475 Dempsey Road, Milpitas, CA  95035

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