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Kidder Creek

Wrangler in Training

  2 Weeks
  Kidder Creek
  10th–13th Grade
Summer 2023
Be mentored by wranglers in horse care, arena lessons and trail rides that will improve your own horsemanship skills. At the same time serve through teaching and assisting young riders. Develop spiritually through special activities and a curriculum that emphasizes leadership, team building and intentional spiritual growth.
Must have attended Advanced Rider camp before becoming a wrangler in training.* There is also an application process. Please email Danna Ayers to access the application.

*If you feel you are ready to be a WIT but have not attended Advanced Riders in the past, you can reach out to the camp to seek an exemption.

Register for Summer 2023 starting November 15th!
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Pricing

TWO WEEKS 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

Must have attended Advanced Rider camp before becoming a wrangler in training.
There is also an application process. Please email Danna Ayers to access the application.

*If you feel you are ready to be a WIT but have not attended Advanced Riders in the past, you can reach out to the camp to seek an exemption.

Summer Week Dates Gender Availability Register
Weeks 0 & 1: June 11–June 23, 2023 Weeks 0 & 1 June 11–June 23, 2023   Gals Only
Availability: Registering Soon
Availability: Open
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Weeks 2 & 3: June 25–July 7, 2023 Weeks 2 & 3 June 25–July 7, 2023    Guys & Gals
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Availability: Open
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Weeks 4 & 5: July 9–21, 2023 Weeks 4 & 5 July 9–21, 2023   Gals Only
Availability: Registering Soon
Availability: Open
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Open
  • FACILITIES

    Arena

  • FACILITIES

    Dining Hall

  • FACILITIES

    Stables

  • FACILITIES

    Teepee

  • 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

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

    Optional Items: Inexpensive or disposable camera. Put name on camera

    Items NOT to Bring:

    • Cell Phones or ANY electronics
    • Expensive cameras
    • Alcohol, drugs
    • Firearms, knives, weapons of any kind
  • 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 the first Sunday of your selected session 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 begin with the Showdeo at 4:30 PM followed by a BBQ at 5 PM.
    • The BBQ $8 per person, sign ups and payment can be done in your child's account.
    • Families are invited to join us for the showdeo and BBQ. You can add your BBQ meal in registration.
  • 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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