Mountain Bike Camp (Junior High Boys)

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Jun 17-22, 2018Kidder Creek | Backcountry

MB18 - Field Game
MB17 - waterfall jump
MB18 - Nate Instruction
MB18 - Field Smile
MB18 - Climbing
MB18 - Ramp Exercise
MB18 - Pipe Game
MB18 - Pals (JH)
MB18 - Class
MB18 - Rope Holders
MB17 - bikers in line
MB18 - Up in the Trees

Grab your bike! Grab your gear!

You’re about to experience one of the best weeks that combines your passion for mountain biking, the outdoors, and Kidder Creek.

Regardless of your level of skill coming into this week at camp, you’ll come out the other end of this trail with more confidence gained from skills clinics and coaching, new experiences, having ridden new trails and fun memories and relationships that will last a lifetime.

Not only will you be camping under the stars with some great counselors and trained biking coaches, this adventure will also include biking the trails at Kidder Creek,  at the base of Mount Shasta, and the Mt Ashland Mt Bike trails in Southern Oregon . When you’re not biking you’ll spend time swimming, hanging out around campfires, cliff jumping and enjoying other fun camp activities like the High Ropes Course and a Bike Olympics.  

*This is a ride based camp program.  There will be coaching and some clinic time, but the majority of time will be on trail riding and gaining experience through daily rides.  
** This camp is for mt bikers who already have an advanced beginner/ intermediate or higher level of mountain biking ability

Get Ready to Ride!

Get Fit to ride

All campers should be ready to ride each day for a half to whole day and so should be physically fit in order to maximize enjoyment of the week.  We'll send you a workout regime to get you ready to have the most fun during this week of camp. Download the Training Program PDF

Get your bike ready to ride before camp

Bring your own bike.  Each camper should bring his or her own bike for this camp.  We recommend that you have your bike tuned up prior to camp so it's ready to go.  If you don't have a bike that is suitable for a week of hard riding you can rent one at your local bike shop or contact us and we can help you with some good options for renting up in our neck of the woods.  

Get your gear ready

2 Extra Tubes
Extra Chain links
Biking Gloves
Camel back
Good shoes 

Keep your bike ready - Bike Maintenance Deposit

Each Camper will be asked for a bike maintenance deposit of $100 to be put in the camp store to only be used for any maintenance on your bike during the week of camp.  All unused deposit will be returned to you at the end of the week of camp.  

Schedule Overview

MondayClinic time, riding at camp, cliff jumping at Shackleford, High Ropes Course
TuesdayRiding in Mt Shasta, McCloud Falls swimming, overnight at McBride Springs Campground
WednesdayRiding at Mt Shasta, Pond Time, Trail Maintenance
ThursdayRiding at Mt Ashland, Mt Ashland Summit Hike
FridayRiding at Mt Ashland, Pond Time, Bike Olympics


Included in the price:

(5 nights lodging, 16 meals, program and recreation)


$545 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.


Kidder Creek Mountain Biking

Ride some of the best mountain bike trails in the region, including Greenhorn park, trails at the base of Mt Shasta and Mt Ashland.

Whitewater Rafting - Rattlesnake, Otters, and Gottville Stretches (Class III)

Enjoy Class III rapids that are perfect for beginner and experienced rafters alike.  Cliff jump, swim, get twirled in the whirlpool swimming hole and enjoy the beauty that is enjoyed on the Klamath River.  Eagle, deer and bear are often spotted!  

Packing List

Please mark all items, including luggage, with camper’s first and last name

  • Warm sleeping bag and pillow
  • Warm-weather and cool-weather clothes
  • Jacket
  • Modest one-piece swimsuit
  • Shower/beach towel
  • Bathroom supplies (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste)
  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle
  • Walking shoes
  • Sandals for pond (flip flops ok)
  • Flashlight/headlamp
  • Bible w/pen or pencil

Please Don't Bring

  • Electronic devices (e.g. Radios, iPods, cd players)
  • Expensive cameras
  • Electronic games
  • Cell phones
  • Alcohol, drugs
  • Firearms, knives, weapons of any kind

Drop Off & Pick Up

Drop Off
  • Camp Arrival is between 4 – 5 p.m. on Sunday of your selected week
  • Put this address in your GPS: 2700 S Kidder Creek Rd, Etna, CA 96027
Pick Up
  • Join us for dinner Friday at 5:30 p.m. and a camp-closing time immediately after. We'll wrap up around 6:30 p.m.

Maps & directions

2700 S Kidder Creek Rd. Etna CA 96027

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Kidder Creek | Backcountry

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