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Kidder Creek

Ranch Camp

  6 Days
  Kidder Creek
  2nd–12th Grade
Summer 2023
Enjoy daily horseback trail rides, be challenged by the basics of vaulting (that’s gymnastics on horseback!), learn all about horses during horse science class, and play skill-improving games in the arena. Each morning discover a new truth about God by looking at horses in a whole new way and every afternoon learn about God's love during cabin devotions. In the evening, everyone comes together to praise God with fun songs, skits, and a short message.
Register for Summer 2023 starting November 15th!
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Saddle Up & Ride On!

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

$799

  • 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

    Trail Riding

  • ACTIVITIES

    Vaulting

  • ACTIVITIES

    Horse Science

  • ACTIVITIES

    Arena

  • ACTIVITIES

    Pond Time

2023 Registration

Session Dates Age Group Gender Availability Register
Week 0: June 11–16, 2023 Week 0 June 11–16, 2023   Jr High & High School    Guys & Gals
Availability: Registering Soon
Availability: Open
Registering Soon
Open

Week 1: June 18–23, 2023 Week 1 June 18–23, 2023   2nd–6th Grade   Gals
Availability: Registering Soon
Availability: Open
Registering Soon
Open
Week 2: June 25–30, 2023 Week 2 June 25–30, 2023   Jr High & High School    Guys & Gals
Availability: Registering Soon
Availability: Open
Registering Soon
Open
Week 3: July 2–7, 2023 Week 3 July 2–7, 2023   2nd–6th    Guys & Gals
Availability: Registering Soon
Availability: Open
Registering Soon
Open
Week 4: July 9–14, 2023 Week 4 July 9–14, 2023   Jr High & High School    Guys & Gals
Availability: Registering Soon
Availability: Open
Registering Soon
Open

Schedule

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

  • Schedule Overview
    Each day campers will:
    • Help groom and saddle their horse
    • Participate in Horsemanship Rotations
      • Arena
      • Trail Ride
      • Vaulting
      • Horse Science
    • Swim during pond time
    • Play GaGa Ball
    • Worship and hear a message during campfire

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.

  • FACILITIES

    Arena

  • FACILITIES

    Dining Hall

  • FACILITIES

    Stables

  • FACILITIES

    Cabins

  • FACILITIES

    Pond

 
Prepare

Before Getting to Camp

  • Packing List
    • Warm sleeping bag and pillow
    • Warm-weather and cool-weather clothes
    • Jeans for riding
    • Jacket
    • Modest swimsuit (one-piece swimsuit for girls)
    • Shower/beach towel
    • Bathroom supplies (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste)
    • Sunscreen
    • Walking shoes and/or tennis shoes for vaulting
    • Riding boots (cover ankles, smooth sole, 1” heel)
    • Sandals for pond (flip flops ok)
    • Flashlight
    • 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

  • Roommate Policy

    Up to 3 friends can room together in the same cabin.

    Roommate requests will be available in May. Each parent of a registered child will receive an email at that time explaining how to complete the roommate request online.

Arrival & Departure

  • Arrival
    • Camp starts Sunday of your selected week
    • Check in between 4–5:00 PM at the Kidder Creek Office.
    • Put this address in your GPS: 2700 S Kidder Creek Rd, Etna, CA 96027
  • Departure
    • Ranch camp closing will begin with the Showdeo at 4:30 PM followed by a BBQ at 5 PM.
    • Families are invited to join us for the showdeo and 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.
  • 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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