Kidder Creek Summer Staff Arrival & Check-in

Hello Summer Staff!

The time is drawing near; summer is almost upon us so we are excited to prepare for your arrival. With this in mind there are many questions regarding arrival and travel. Hopefully this will answer most of your questions. If not then call 831.430.1208 or email Alyse Culpepper at The Human Resources office hours are 9:00am–4:00pm Monday–Friday.

Arrival Dates and Times

Kidder Creek

River Guide School and Swiftwater Rescue

Sunday, May 19, 2019
(Guide school is 5/19 – 5/23)


Kidder Creek Office


Sunday, May 26, 2019

(Option to arrive at the river on Friday night 5/24 to raft Saturday 5/25)


Kidder Creek Office

Adventure Team

Thursday, May 23, 2019


Curly Jack Campground

All Staff

Saturday, June 1, 2019

10:00am – 11:00am

Kidder Creek Office


Guide School

All new guides are required to attend a Guide training program with at least 4 days on a Class III River, and a Basic Swift Water Rescue class as a prerequisite to working at Kidder Creek Camp.  If you attend elsewhere you need to show proof of completion.  Kidder Creek Camp offers to potential employees a Guide School on the Klamath River.  Those attending should let Kidder Creek Camp Staff know that you are attending. Cost for attending covers food and camping and $60 for the full training. Guide School will take place May 19 - 23, 2019. 



Have no fear! We will be providing airport shuttles to the Medford airport for Summer Staff. To schedule a pick up please fill out this form no later than May 15 to ensure shuttle pick up.

Packing List

2 ORIGINAL and current forms of Identification for your I-9 - DO NOT bring copies. The most common combination of IDs used is Picture ID/Birth Certificate AND Social Security Card OR a current Passport.

A smile! You will be taking an ID badge photo when checking in.

You are required to complete your online onboarding paperwork prior to your arrival. If it is not completed you will be asked to finish it before checking-in. If you have any questions please email Alyse Culpepper at


Staying in touch while at camp


For all mail sent to you via US Postal Service, UPS, FedEx, and DHL please use the address on the right:

Please keep in mind that the amazing volunteers who sort the mail will not know your camp name or nick name so please make sure to address all mail to your full name!

For all mail sent to you via US Postal Service:
Kidder Creek Camp
C/O Your Full Name
PO Box 208
Greenview, Ca 96037

For all packages sent UPS, FedEx, and DHL:
Kidder Creek Camp
C/O Your Full Name
2700 S Kidder Creek Rd
Etna, Ca 96027

Cell Phone

This is the easiest way to stay in contact with friends and family. Call your service provider to be sure that you will have reception in our area (Verizon works the best, other carriers have spotty coverage in our area).


The staff lounge in the Orchard House is Wi-Fi equipped, so feel free to bring your own laptop.


Can I bring my bike?
Yes. A bike is a great way to get around Kidder Creek.

Is there a place to run?
There are many trails and roads that are good for running around Kidder Creek (running partners are strongly advised).

Are there stores nearby?
The town of Etna is a 10 minute drive from camp. There is a grocery store, coffee shop, and gas station.

Is there an ATM machine at Mount Hermon?
No, there is an ATM machine located in Greenview, roughly 7 minutes from camp.

Is there a nearby bank?
Local banks (within 10 miles) include Scott Valley Bank and Banner Bank. In Yreka (25 miles away) there is a Chase bank, US bank, Bank of America, and Tri Counties Bank.

Where can I do my laundry?
There are washers and dryers on camp property. There is no charge to use the machines, but you will need to provide your own detergent. There is also a coin Laundromat in Etna and Fort Jones.

Do I have to bring my own bedding and towels?
Yes. Most summer staff bring a sleeping bag and towel. Hammocks are also a popular item when sleeping off camp property (at the river or in the wilderness).

What should I bring?
Dress tends to be very casual at Kidder Creek, but you may also want to bring at least one set of less-casual clothes. The weather tends to be cool (40’s and 50’s) in the mornings and evenings, but is typically sunny and warm during the day (80’s, 90's and often breaking 100 degrees). You are welcome to bring personal items such as laptops or musical instruments, among other things, but you will be fully responsible for anything that might happen to any of your personal items. There is not a reliable option for securing personal items under lock and key on property.

Where will I live for the summer?
You will live in a designated area depending on your job. Kidder Creek summer staff are often required to move sleeping locations each week, so we recommend that you pack only what is truly necessary.

Where is Kidder Creek located? Is it where all the other Mount Hermon camps are located?
No. Mount Hermon's Kidder Creek camp is located near the California/Oregon boarder, roughly seven hours north of Mount Hermon's main campus. Please visit our website at for information on driving directions to Kidder Creek.

Will I have any time/days off?
Yes! However, every summer staff role is different. Your supervisor will explain this to you during your training time. If you are concerned about certain times and days please contact your supervisor.

Whom should I notify of my change of address for the summer?
If you use any credit cards, you should notify your credit card company the dates that you will be in Siskiyou County, so they do not automatically cancel your card when you make purchases this summer.

Additional Questions

We are here to help! If you have, additional questions not answered by the information or would like clarification please call 530.467.3265 or email Andy Warken at