Kidder Creek

High Adventure and Horse experiences for the outdoor enthusiast at our Northern California location

Adventure for all ages

Located in far northern California just south of the Oregon border, Kidder Creek is nestled at the base of the breathtaking Marble Mountains. This remote setting includes almost 600 acres of mountain forests, horse pastures, bubbling creeks and a popular recreation pond. Whitewater rafting on the Klamath, rock climbing beautiful panoramic cliffs, high country trail rides, and refreshing waterfalls are all short trips from home base.

Summer Programs

Our aim is to make all campers know that they are special to us and to God. In doing this, we emphasize three priorities:

A Mature Program Staff


A Well-Designed Program

A Clear Presentation of God’s Word

Bring a friend to camp and save $100!!

Here's how it works:
I invite a friend to come to camp with me that has never been to Kidder Creek before, and tell him about the BAF discount. When they register in the place where it says, "how did you hear about camp?" they put your name, First and Last. The KC reservations team takes care of the rest. You both save $100. If you invite two friends, you could save $200, and each of your friends saves $100. Win Win!!

The small print: Cannot be combined with other discounts or used with siblings.

Have questions about this promo - call the office at 530.467.3265

Bring a Friend to Kidder Creek and Save!

Primary & Junior

Perfectly designed outdoor experiences for adventurers entering 2nd through 6th grade. For ages 5-10. 

  • Timberline Classic

    Traditional camp activities, fun bible devotions, and lots of time in the pond.

  • Primary & Junior Ranch Camp

    Horsemanship camp with trail rides, horse science, vaulting and arena lessons.

  • Day Camp

    Games, crafts, Bible stories and fun outdoor activities.

Junior High

Adventure challenges perfect for campers entering 7th through 9th grade.

  • Ranch Camp
    Ranch Camp

    A week on horseback where you'll discover riding, vaulting, and more.

  • Timberline High Adventure
    Timberline High Adventure

    Whitewater rafting, high ropes, and waterfall hike all in one week!

  • Wilderness Ascent
    Wilderness Ascent

    An action-packed week of backpacking, whitewater rafting, climbing, and leaping into river pools!

  • Group Adventures
    Group Adventures

    Custom designed high adventure and whitewater rafting group experiences.

  • Mountain Bike Camp

    Experience a week that combines your passion for mountain biking, the outdoors, and Kidder Creek.

High School (One week camps)

Adventure at its highest level. Perfect for campers entering or finishing 9th through 12th grade.

  • Timberline High Adventure

    Whitewater rafting, high ropes, and waterfall hike all in one week!

  • Ranch Camp

    A week on horseback where you'll discover riding, vaulting, and more.

  • Group Adventures

    Custom designed High Adventure and whitewater rafting group experiences.

  • Wilderness Ascent
    Wilderness Ascent

    An action-packed week of backpacking, whitewater rafting, climbing, and leaping into river pools!

  • Advanced Rider

    Designed to challenge the experienced rider in various aspects of horsemanship. Prerequisite for WIT.

  • Mountain Bike Camp

    Experience a week that combines your passion for mountain biking, the outdoors, and Kidder Creek.

  • Day Camp Junior Counselor Camp
    Day Camp Junior Counselor Camp

    Get a taste of counseling this week as you counsel day campers.

Two Week High School Camps

Take your adventure one step further

  • Wrangler in Training

    Two weeks of exciting and challenging adventures on horseback.

  • Summit

    An amazing wilderness expedition of backpacking, kayaking, and learning about backcountry living.

Parent Child Events

Create life long memories

Kidder Creek - Location

Directions

Two hours north of Redding, CA and an hour south of Ashland, OR off I-5 in a heavenly place called the Scott Valley. To reach Kidder Creek, follow I-5 to Yreka and take exit 773 to Hwy 3/Fort Jones. On Hwy 3 head southwest 15 miles to Fort Jones. 6 miles past Fort Jones, turn right on South Kidder Creek Road. Go 2.7 miles to the camp entrance.

National Forest Logo

Kidder Creek operates under permits issued by the Klamath National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider.

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)
To Kidder Creek SUNDAY MORNING

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
LUNCH STOP

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

From Kidder Creek SATURDAY MORNING

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

 

Fall Festival

  • Sep 2018

    Kidder Creek Fall Festival

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    Sep 29, 2018


    Join us for the Kidder Creek Fall Festival! Apple Picking, Pony Rides, Live Music, Archery, Bonfires, Zip Line, Games, Food Trucks, and more!

Why Kidder?

Adventure with a purpose

Kidder Creek provides a bridge to a life-transforming encounter with God. Through high adventure and horse programming, our aim is to show each camper how they are special to God and to us. In doing this, we offer a clear presentation of God’s Word embedded in a well-designed program and presented by a spiritually mature staff. A variety of adventures have been designed to build confidence and create lifelong memories for campers of all ages.

Master Plan

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