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Kidder Creek

Wilderness Summit

  2 Weeks
  Kidder Creek
  Grades 10–13
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 2022 starting on November 1st!
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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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Pricing

TWO WEEKS OF CAMP

Meals, Lodging, Program & Recreation

$1,149

  • 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.

  • ACTIVITIES

    Backpacking

  • ACTIVITIES

    White Water Rafting

  • ACTIVITIES

    Adventure Hike to Ukonom Falls

  • ACTIVITIES

    Cliff Jumping

2022 Registration

Summer Week Dates Availability Register
Weeks 5 & 6: July 10–22, 2022 Weeks 5 & 6 July 10–22, 2022
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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

Camperships

Please do not let finances get in the way of a Kidder Creek 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

    Outdoor Dining

  • FACILITIES

    Outdoor Camping

  • FACILITIES

    Pond

 
Prepare

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

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 9602
  • Departure
    • Join your camper for a BBQ dinner beginning at 5:00 PM followed by character awards and a short closing.
  • 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 $80–$125 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.

    For day-of-transportation questions or issues please contact the on-bus staff member at 530.598.8867.

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

  • 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
    Front Parking spaces
     2355 San Juan Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 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 PM Buena Vista School
    Front Parking spaces
     2355 San Juan Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 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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