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Kidder Creek

Mountain Bike Camp

  6 Days
  Jr High or High School
All Guys or All Girls
Summer 2023
Ride bikes, jump in cold mountain water and learn about the adventure of following Jesus during a week of Mountain Bike camp. A combination of skills instruction and ride clinics prepare campers to ride the world-class trails of Mount Shasta and Mount Ashland while time off the bike is spent swimming, on the high ropes course, and learning how God loves us and loves adventure.
Register for Summer 2023 starting November 15th!
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This is going to be awesome.

Kidder Creek’s amazing natural environment is the setting for this awesome camp.
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Pricing

SIX DAYS OF CAMP

Meals, Lodging, Program & Recreation

$699

  • 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.

  • Policy Updates for 2023
    • 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.
  • ACTIVITIES

    Mountain Biking

  • ACTIVITIES

    Adventure Ridge High Ropes Course

  • ACTIVITIES

    Pump Track

  • ACTIVITIES

    Cliff Jumping

  • ACTIVITIES

    Laser Tag

  • ACTIVITIES

    Rafting

    Jr. High Only

2023 Registration

Summer Week Dates Age Range Gender Availability Register
Week 0: June 11–16, 2023 Week 0 June 11–16, 2023   High School All Guys
Availability: Registering Soon
Availability: Open
Registering Soon
Open
Week 2: June 25–30, 2023 Week 2 June 25–30, 2023   Jr High All Guys
Availability: Registering Soon
Availability: Open
Registering Soon
Open
Week 3: July 2–7, 2023 Week 3 July 2–7, 2023   Jr High & High School All Girls
Availability: Registering Soon
Availability: Open
Registering Soon
Open
Week 4: July 9–14, 2023 Week 4 July 9–14, 2023   Jr High All Guys
Availability: Registering Soon
Availability: Open
Registering Soon
Open
Week 7: July 30–Aug 4, 2023* Week 7* July 30–Aug 4, 2023   Jr High All Guys
Availability: Registering Soon
Availability: Open
Registering Soon
Open

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

 

Schedule Overview

Here's an idea of what we'll be doing.

Schedule Overview

Day Overview
Day 1 Arrive, Intro Ride, and campfire
Day 2 Clinic time, Ride at camp, Pond time
Day 3 Clinic time, Ride at Greenhorn park in Yreka, Creek Swim
Day 4 Whitewater rafting, Bike Olympics
Day 5 Clinic time, Ride the Gateway trail in Mt Shasta, Creek Swim
Day 6 Ride at Mt Shasta, Pond time, Camp closing

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.

  • Get your bike ready to ride before camp

    Bring your own bike. Each camper should bring their 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.

    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.

    Please note that e-bikes are not allowed on some of the Forest Service trails.

  • Get your gear ready
    • 2 Extra Tubes
    • Extra Chain Links
    • Helmet
    • Biking Gloves
    • Camel Back or backpack with two water bottles
    • Biking Shoes (flat soled and closed toe)
  • 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.

 
Prepare

Things to Know

  • Camping, Food, & Recreation
    Camping
    • Campers at Mt Bike Camp will be camping under the stars or in tents while at camp. Some of our campers bring a sleeping pad or hammock to use for the week.
    Food
    • Meals are served in one of our outdoor kitchens or Dining areas; each meal has a gluten, dairy, and meat free option
    Recreation
    • When not biking, campers will spend time at local swimming holes and at the pond, playing field games, and ending each day with a campfire
  • Packing List

    In addition to your bike and gear, you'll need to bring the following:

    • Mountain Bike (see the "Get Ready to Ride" section above for more details)
    • Warm sleeping bag and pillow
    • Warm-weather and cool-weather clothes
    • Jacket
    • Modest swimsuit (one-piece swimsuit for girls)
    • 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

    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: Inexpensive or disposable camera. Put name on camera

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

  • High School Shuttle Waiver

    High schoolers only: We will be using a shuttle service to get from camp to the trails. Please fill out this waiver before arriving at camp.

    Shuttle Waiver

Arrival & Departure

  • Arrival
    • Camp Arrival is between 4:00–5:00 PM on Sunday of your selected week
    • Put this address in your GPS: 2700 S Kidder Creek Rd, Etna, CA 96027
  • Departure
    • Parents, we invite you to join us for dinner on Friday night at 5 PM followed by a short camp closing time all together before your campers leave for the week by 6 PM.
    • The BBQ $8 per person, sign ups and payment can be done in your child's account.
  • 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
    LUNCH STOP

    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
    LUNCH 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

 
Location

Kidder Creek
2700 S Kidder Creek Rd
Etna, CA 96027
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