Posts By: Andy Warken

Fall Festival at Kidder Creek Camp

Posted by & filed under General, Kidder Creek.

Thanks for joining us at our annual Fall Festival! If you didn’t make it, mark your calendars because this is a can’t miss event.  Fall Festival will be the last Saturday in September in 2019, on the 28th. We had over 150 volunteers and 1,000 guests join in the fall festivities.  Activities included Free Apple Picking, […]

Yay God!

Posted by & filed under Kidder Creek, Kindling, Stories of Ministry.

  We don’t always get to hear how God continues to work in campers’ lives after they leave camp, but sometimes we do and it is so encouraging to hear stories of the life transformation that starts at camp and continues throughout the year and for years to come. Christina, one of our counselors from […]

Lives Transformed – Camp Hope at Kidder Creek

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At camp, even time at the pond is an opportunity for great conversations with staff and friends where you can discuss the deeper things of life in a positive and safe environment.   Last week during Camp Hope Camp a camper came up to one of our counselors and asked Sarah, one of our lifeguards, […]

Lives Transformed Stories – MTB Camp

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#SenditforJesus Sometimes campers come to camp to “just have fun”, little do they and sometimes their parents know that God is at work here.  They do have fun while here, but they can also have their lives transformed while here too!  This is a great story from a parent who sent their teenager to camp […]

Lives Transformed Stories – Ranch Camp 2018

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We don’t always get to hear about how God continues to work in campers lives after they leave camp, but sometimes we do and it can be so encouraging to hear stories of the life transformation that starts at camp and continues throughout the year and for years to come.   Christina, one of our counselors […]

Thank You Volunteers!!

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Thank you Rolling Hills Covenant Church! Last Month Marked the LAST MONTH that a group of students from Rolling Hills Covenant Church from WAY down in Southern California would come for their annual spring break service trip. Thirty years ago, they began traveling to this area to work with Tim Lloyd (our facilities manager) at […]

Working on Summer Staff has HUGE impact

Posted by & filed under Adventures, General, Kidder Creek, Staff News.

  A recent staff impact study  highlights the impact that working on summer staff has on staff.  We already know that spending a summer serving others in great community is life transforming, this study backs it up. Through the study, summer staff were asked to describe the impact of working at camp had on them.  […]

Why Adventure?

Posted by & filed under Adventures, General, Kidder Creek, Youth.

Why Adventure?  Better yet, why not adventure?   Through adventures we develop and grow into the person that God made us to be.  He invites us into His adventure, to join Him in doing His work.   At Kidder Creek we have ample opportunities to join in on great adventures.  When a child rides a horse […]

Meet Kidder Creek’s New Horses

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We have 9 new horses joining us for this summer. Meet the new additions to our herd:   “Kash” is a Quarter Horse gelding who is mellow, kind and has spend many hours in the mountains.  He is ready to take kids on trail rides! “Remy” is a handsome chocolate colored Quarter Horse gelding with […]

Testimony

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For a handful of years I taught Outdoor Education at Mount Hermon in Santa Cruz. We would hike kids around outside, and stop to learn about nature. The great thing about using an outdoor setting to teach is that it readily lends itself to turning those nature lessons into life lessons. Jesus understood this: seeds […]

Becoming a Donor– Make a Difference

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Lives are transformed at Kidder Creek every week of camp in significant ways as campers take steps closer to Jesus. Stories like these are common: “Michael has a close relationship with Jesus but had been facing some emotional difficulties – camp came at the perfect time for him to reconnect and strengthen that relationship.” – Susan […]

Founders Create Lasting Legacy at Kidder Creek

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A Black Bear Send Off Back: Loyal Friesen; 2nd row, left to right: Norm Malmberg, Carol Friesen, Carolyn Jones, Dick Jones (seated); Front: Pam Malberg, Norma Jones Dick and Norma Jones founded Kidder Creek Orchard Camp 40 years ago in 1976. Kidder Creek was the second camp established by the Joneses. Dick and Norma, now in their […]

Kidder Creek Summer Review

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Summer 2016 was an incredible one at Kidder Creek because we got to serve over 1,600 campers (an almost 20% increase over 2015!) through outdoor adventures. We saw campers take one step closer to Jesus and have their lives forever transformed as they give their lives to Him. What an incredible opportunity! Glory to God […]

Welcome Drew Otto!

Posted by & filed under Kidder Creek, Staff News, Stories of Ministry.

Kidder Creek Camp is excited to welcome Drew Otto back to its staff as our incoming Associate Director! From 2007–2013 Drew spent most of his summers at Kidder Creek as a counselor, men’s staff counselor and head river guide. The other 3 seasons at Mount Hermon he spent working as a naturalist, principal and developer […]

Lives Transformed – Summer is Coming!

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Camp is abuzz with excitement and energy as we are preparing for the upcoming summer. April has started with the Rolling Hills Covenant Church youth group doing projects all over camp like raking, cleaning out the pond and building some new fencing. Curly, our contractor, is here building stairs and moving dirt to revamp the […]

Kidder Creek Summer Theme: Rooted

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There are so many messages coming at us in today’s world.  It can be easy to feel blown around by the winds of pop culture. That’s why it is so important to invite kids into the hope of the eternal truth of God’s Word. In Colossians 2:7, Paul gives the instruction to “Let your roots […]

Summer Staff Lives Transformed

Posted by & filed under Alumni, Kidder Creek, Staff News, Stories of Ministry.

“Having not come from a Christian family or strong Christian community of friends, KC provided me with an opportunity to work alongside fellow believers. Going through the summer by solely relying on God for His strength and guidance allowed me to take one step closer to Jesus in my day-to-day life now that I am […]

Craig Thompson Moving On But Not Away

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We are sorry to see Craig go!  Craig Thompson first came to Kidder Creek in the 6th grade and spent the next six summers coming to camp. Craig remembers his counselor, Jon Vengley, from that first summer and how he one day wanted to be just like Jon. Craig’s life was transformed that first summer […]

Appreciation Banquet – March 12th

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We are excited for the upcoming Kidder Creek Appreciation Banquet on March 12th in Yreka. The banquet will be a time to say thank you to the many volunteers, donors and friends of Kidder Creek Camp, to thank them for the investment of time, talent and treasure to this ministry affecting the lives of hundreds […]