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Kidder Creek

Wilderness Summit

  2 Weeks
  Kidder Creek
  Grades 10–13
Summer 2024
An epic two week trip, free from distractions, where leadership is developed, group goals are met, and everyone is immersed in God’s Word. A 6-day backpacking trip deep into the Marble Mountain Wilderness will be remembered for years and is followed by a self-supported 3-night Whitewater River trip.
Register for Summer 2024 starting on November 15th!
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Go Deeper, Farther, and Higher.

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.

  • Payment Policies
    • 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.



    White Water Rafting


    Adventure Hike to Ukonom Falls


    Cliff Jumping

2024 Registration

Summer Week Dates Availability Register
Weeks 5 & 6: July 7–19, 2024 Weeks 5 & 6 July 7–19, 2024
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Schedule Overview

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

  • Schedule Overview
    Day Overview
    Day 1 Arrive, Team Building Games, and Campfire
    Day 2–7 Backpacking in the Marble Mountains
    • This 6 day backpacking trip will take you deep into the Marble Mountain Wilderness. Highlights of the trip include Paradise Lake, the Marble Rim and ABC Lakes.
    Day 8 Rest day back at camp and Head to the river
    Day 9–12 Raft 53 miles on the Klamath River on a self supported river trip. Campers will paddle Inflatable kayaks and learn the basics of rowing while navigating Class II and IV rapids.
    Day 13 Day Hike to Mt Summit, Camp Closing


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.


    Outdoor Dining


    Outdoor Camping




Before Getting to Camp

  • Get Fit for Camp!

    This camp is a step up from the Wilderness Ascent program that introduced you to wilderness and river travel. At Wilderness Summit you will be traveling farther and higher as you push yourself to new heights both physically and spiritually.

    We strongly encourage you to get out and be active leading up to camp so you can best enjoy the adventures of this camp. On one day of Summit you will backpack over 10 miles! Walking or hiking, biking and running are great ways to get fit and ready for camp. We recommend at least three times a week for six weeks leading up to camp.

  • Packing List

    In order to make sure that the backpacking and rafting experience is the best for your camper and since we will be in a wilderness setting for 3 of the days we require the following items for wilderness camp. Your camper will be carrying all that he needs for 3 days on his back so be sure to think minimally and pack with lightweight items. Our staff will make sure campers have all necessary items and that they are packed correctly before heading into the wilderness. Campers will help carry group gear and food as well.

    • Please use a duffle bag, not a suitcase
    • 1 Sleeping Bag (preferably mummy-style) with stuff sack
    • 1 pair of quick-drying shorts
    • 1 pair of shorts
    • 1 pair long pants or sweats—synthetic (nylon, pile, fleece. not cotton or jeans)
    • T-shirts or tank tops
    • 1 heavy synthetic long sleeve shirt)
    • 1 fleece jacket
    • 1 pair of hiking shoes or boots (that are broken in)
    • 1 pair of shoes that will stay on your feet while rafting (water shoes or teva-type sandals with a strap on the heel—NO FLIP FLOPS)
    • 1 modest swimsuit (1 piece for girls)
    • 1 winter hat
    • Toiletry kit—toothbrush, toothpaste, comb/brush, extra contacts
    • 1 pack of handi wipes
    • 2 water bottles (recommended 32oz/1qt unbreakable plastic)
    • 1 small flashlight or headlamp
    • 1 small, compressible day pack
    • 1 rain jacket or emergency poncho
    • 2 garbage bags
    • Small 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:

    • 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

    What Kidder Creek Camp will provide:

    • Backpacking packs
    • Camp stoves and pot sets
    • Tent Shelters
    • Water Filtration
    • Bear Proof Food Canisters
    • Bowl, cup, spoon and fork
  • 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

  • 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
    • Join your camper for a BBQ dinner beginning at 5:00 PM followed by character awards and a short closing.
    • The BBQ $8 per person, sign ups and payment can be done in your child's account.
  • Bus Transportation

    Bus Transportation from the Bay Area to Kidder Creek and back is available for an extra fee.

    Learn more here


Kidder Creek
2700 S Kidder Creek Rd
Etna, CA 96027
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