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Kidder Creek

High Country Ranch Camp

  6 Days
  Kidder Creek
  7th–13th Grade
Summer 2024
Spend a week trail riding into mountain lakes in the Trinity Alps Wilderness! Explore gorgeous high country scenery while caring for your horse. Round it all out with sitting around the campfire while learning of God’s love and sleeping beneath the stars.

This Junior/Senior High Camp is not for brand new riders or the faint of heart, but for those who know the basics of riding a horse and desire to draw closer to God in His creation plus make friendships and memories to last a lifetime.

Register for Summer 2024 starting November 15th!
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See Here for Packing List, Arrival Info, & More

Wilderness at your fingertips

Kidder Creek’s amazing natural environment is the setting for this awesome camp.
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Meals, Lodging, Program & Recreation


  • 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.

  • Payment Policy
    • Deposits: A non-refundable/non-transferable deposit will be required to complete your registration. Please have a payment method ready to go during the registration process. We accept Visa, MasterCard, or an Electronic Check. Deposits are $150 per child.
    • Total Balance Due 30 Days Out: The total of your itinerary will be due 30 days before the start date of your week of camp. On this day, your account will automatically be charged the remainder of your balance.
    • Cancellations and Changes:
      Until 30 days prior to the event, the non-refundable deposit $150 is retained.
      From 29 days until 22 days prior to event, $225.00 is retained.
      From 21 days until 8 days prior to event, $325.00 is retained.
      If within 7 days of the event, the entire registration cost.
    • Transfer Fees: In the event that you decide to change the week in which your child is attending camp there will be a transfer fee of $25.

    Back Country Trail Riding


    Back Country Swimming



2024 Registration

Note that this camp is for intermediate and experienced riders.

If you're a new and aspiring rider, check out our Ranch Camp!

Summer Week Dates Gender Availability Register
Week 7: July 21–26, 2024 Week 7 July 21–26, 2024 Gals
Availability: Registering Soon
Availability: Open
Registering Soon

*Please note that for week 7, bus transportation is available to Kidder Creek, but not coming home.


    Outdoor Dining


    Outdoor Camping


Things to Know

  • Packing List
    • Warm sleeping bag and pillow
    • Warm-weather and cool-weather clothes
    • Jeans for riding
    • Heavy sweatshirt or fleece jacket
    • 1 winter hat
    • Modest swimsuit (one-piece swimsuit for girls)
    • Shower/beach towel
    • Toiletry kit—toothbrush, toothpaste, comb/brush, extra contacts
    • 1 pack of handi wipes
    • Sunscreen
    • Walking shoes and/or tennis shoes for vaulting
    • Riding boots (cover ankles, smooth sole, 1” heel)
    • Sandals for pond (flip flops ok)
    • 1 small flashlight or headlamp
    • Bible w/pen or pencil
    • 2 water bottles (recommended 32oz/1qt unbreakable plastic)
    • 1 small, compressible day pack
    • 1 rain jacket or emergency poncho

    Items NOT to Bring:

    • Cell Phones or ANY electronics
    • Expensive cameras
    • Alcohol, drugs
    • Firearms, knives, weapons of any kind
    • Jewelry or other valuables

    Optional Items:

    • Hammock
    • Foam or air ground pad
    • Lip balm
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • 1–2 bandanas
    • Waterproof disposable camera
    • Change of clothes for the trip home

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

  • Arrival
    • Camp starts Sunday of your selected week with check-in beginning at 4:00 PM
    • Put this address in your GPS: 2700 S Kidder Creek Rd, Etna, CA 96027
  • Departure
    • Ranch camp closing will consist of a closing BBQ and ceremony at 5 PM.
    • Families are invited to join us for the BBQ. You can add your BBQ meal in registration.
    • The BBQ $8 per person, sign ups and payment can be done in your child's account.
  • Important Food Policies
    • We will provide a vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free option at every meal. For Celiac, we will do our best to accommodate but cannot guarantee against cross contamination.
    • We are a peanut safe camp. We will not serve any peanut product out of the kitchen.
    • Please make sure you have listed the allergies in the medical forms when you register online.

    Read our complete food allergy policy here

Arrival & Departure

  • 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 $89–$139 each way. Be sure to sign up for both ways if you desire round trip. If further information is needed call the Kidder Creek registrar at 530.467.3265.

    NOTE: Although camp ends Friday night, campers taking the bus will be staying Friday night as the returning bus departs on Saturday morning at 7am.

    For day-of-transportation questions or issues please contact the on-bus staff member at 530.408.9750.

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

    If using the bus for your trip, please be ready to remove a wheel if necessary and to put your bike under the bus in the luggage compartment. Blankets will be provided to wrap your bike in.

    Signups for the bus will be available at time of registration.

    The parent or guardian will receive an email at that time explaining how to sign up online for transportation.

  • Bus pick up and drop off schedule
    To Kidder Creek SUNDAY MORNING

    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 Buena Vista School
    2355 San Juan Ave., Walnut Creek 94597

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

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

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

    From Kidder Creek SATURDAY MORNING

    Times are approximate after departure

    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 PMAM Buena Vista School
    2355 San Juan Ave., Walnut Creek 94597

    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


Kidder Creek
2700 S Kidder Creek Rd
Etna, CA 96027
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