Mount Hermon Logo

Summer Camp Jobs

Summer Staff at Mount Hermon

Mount Hermon Jobs

SUMMER STAFF

Are you a college student or college-aged young adult ready to serve God this summer? Join us at summer camp! All jobs are paid and include room and board!

2024 Applications open on November 13th!

Returners get first dibs from 11/13-19, then applications are open for all. New applicants may still apply in that window, but note that we will not officially look at your application until the 20th.

Apply for Summer Camp Jobs 2024!

Get Started

Summer Camp Job Openings

Choose a category to learn more
California Summer Camp Locations

 

Four Summer Camps— One Mission

Conference Center | Redwood Camp | Ponderosa Lodge | Kidder Creek
Each summer camp center is located in California and has a different ministry role and completely different feel. Which one is best for your personality, skills, and interests?

Our Four Camp Centers

Conference Center

Santa Cruz Mountains
Summer Camp Jobs Santa Cruz, California

Serve all ages at our inter-generational family camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Redwood trees, close to the beach, comfy accommodations, and great food! Learn more about Family Camp 

 

Redwood Camp

Santa Cruz Mountains
Summer Camp Jobs Santa Cruz, California

Play in the creek, sing campfire songs, and be a part of this classic summer camp all while teaching elementary aged kids about Jesus in the beautiful redwoods. Learn more about Redwood Camp 

 

Ponderosa Lodge

Santa Cruz Mountains
Summer Camp Jobs Santa Cruz, California

Serve Jr High and High School students alongside a tight-knit staff. Pool games, a variety of awesome recreational activities, ice cream, team competitions, and hearing from our weekly speakers are some of the highlights of this camp. Learn more about Ponderosa 

 

Kidder Creek

CA/OR Border
Summer Camp Jobs Northern California

Serve youth and families through a variety of outdoor adventures. Rugged mountains, wild rivers, and horses! Sleep under the stars and drink in God's creation. Learn more about Kidder Creek 

 

Summer Camp Jobs with Horses

FAQs

Summer Schedule & Logistics

Wondering what to expect as summer staff? Click the Camp Center you'll be working at to get details on Arrival and Check-In!
Summer Camp Lifeguard Jobs

Hello Conference Center 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 831.430.4308 or email Sarah Marsh at sarah.marsh@mounthermon.org. The Human Resources office hours are 9:00am–4:00pm Monday–Friday.

 

2024 Dates

 
Check in location: Ivy Dining Room (38 Conference Dr.)
See Map
Who Start Date Check-in Time End Date
Leadership Tuesday May 28, 2024 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Sunday, August 11, 2024
Adventure/Rec Leadership Tuesday May 28, 2024 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Monday, August 12, 2024
Adventure/Rec Thursday May 30, 2024 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Monday, August 12, 2024
All Staff Saturday, June 1, 2024 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Sunday, August 11, 2024
 

 

Flying?

 

Have no fear! We will be providing airport shuttles to the San Jose airport for Summer Staff. To schedule a pick up please fill out this form no later than May 24 to ensure shuttle pick up.

 

Check-In Must-Haves

 

All employees need to provide authorization to work in the U.S. so you will need to bring forms of ID with you for onboarding.

  • If you have a passport, you can just bring that.
  • If you do not have that, we will need a driver's license and a social security card or a driver's license and birth certificate.
  • Please bring original forms of ID (no copies or photographs are accepted) and they cannot be expired.

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 Sarah Marsh at sarah.marsh@mounthermon.org.

 

Staying in touch while at camp

 

Mail

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!

Your Legal Name (do not use nicknames or camp names)
CC Summer Staff
PO BOX 413
Mount Hermon, CA 95041

 

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 (Mount Hermon is located in Santa Cruz county).

 

Internet

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

FAQs

  • Where will I live for the summer?

    You'll live in one of our three dorms or a 4 person cabin. Dorms have two twin beds, closet and dresser, with a sink in the room and bathrooms down the hall. Cabins have bunkbeds for 8 people (only 4 beds used), some hanging clothes space and an attached bath and shower room.

  • Can I bring my bike?

    Yes, there are bike racks and/or storage areas at each camp location.

  • Is there a place to exercise? To run?

    All the outdoor space you can handle! We also have a "bootcamp" class 3x a week at 6:30am.

  • Are there stores nearby?

    At the bottom of Conference Drive (about a 5-minute walk) is the town of Felton. You will find Safeway, CVS, Mountain Roasting Coffee shop, and a donut shop, among others. We are also a very short drive from Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz, and Capitola.

  • Is there a nearby bank?

    Local banks (within 10 miles) include Bank of America, Comerica, Chase, Liberty, Union Bank, and Wells Fargo.

  • Where can I do my laundry?

    There are two washing machines and two dryers located on the ground floor of Buckeye dorm. The door to the laundry room is located at the back of the building, facing Conference Drive. There is no charge to use the machines, but you will need to provide your own detergent. There is also a coin Laundromat at the end of Conference Drive in Felton.

  • Do I have to bring my own bedding and towels?

    No. We provide sheets, towels, and a pillow, along with a bedspread (upon request). However, feel free to bring your own towels and bedding. If you do bring your own bedding, please be aware that you will be sleeping on a twin-size bed.

  • What should I bring?

    Dress tends to be very casual at Mount Hermon, 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, sometimes with fog, but is typically sunny and warm during the day (70’s and 80’s). 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.

  • Where is Mount Hermon located? How do I get to the Conference Center?

    Please visit our website at mounthermon.org/contact for information on driving directions.

  • Will I have any time/days off?

    Yes! However, every summer staff department is different. Your supervisors 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 Santa Cruz 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 831.430.4308 or email Sarah Marsh at sarah.marsh@mounthermon.org. The Human Resources office hours are 9:00am–4:00pm Monday–Friday.

 

Hello Redwood Camp 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 831.430.4308 or email Sarah Marsh at sarah.marsh@mounthermon.org. The Human Resources office hours are 9:00am–4:00pm Monday–Friday.

 

2024 Dates

 
Check in location: Ivy Dining Room (38 Conference Dr.)
See Map
Who Start Date Check-in End Date
Leadership Staff Tuesday, May 28, 2024 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Sunday, August 4, 2024
All Staff Friday, May 31, 2024 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Sunday, August 4, 2024
 

 

Flying?

 

Have no fear! We will be providing airport shuttles to the San Jose airport for Summer Staff. To schedule a pick up please fill out this form no later than May 24 to ensure shuttle pick up.

 

Check-In Must-Haves

 

All employees need to provide authorization to work in the U.S. so you will need to bring forms of ID with you for onboarding.

  • If you have a passport, you can just bring that.
  • If you do not have that, we will need a driver's license and a social security card or a driver's license and birth certificate.
  • Please bring original forms of ID (no copies or photographs are accepted) and they cannot be expired.

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 Sarah Marsh at sarah.marsh@mounthermon.org.

 

Staying in touch while at camp

 

Mail

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!

Your Legal Name (do not use nicknames or camp names)
Redwood Summer Staff
PO BOX 413
Mount Hermon, CA 95041

 

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 (Mount Hermon is located in Santa Cruz county).

 

Internet

The Conference Center staff lounge is Wi-Fi equipped as well as a select number of other facilities, so feel free to bring your own laptop.

FAQs

  • Can I bring my bike?

    Yes, there are bike racks and/or storage areas at each camp location.

  • Is there a place to exercise? To run?

    Yes, there is a small fitness center located at the Conference Center that is available for use to all Summer Staff at Family Camp, Ponderosa Lodge, and Redwood Camp. A running track rings the Fieldhouse grounds, and there are several miles of trails in Henry Cowell Park (running partners are strongly advised).

  • Are there stores nearby?

    At the bottom of Conference Drive (about a 5-minute walk) is the town of Felton. You will find Safeway, CVS, Mountain Roasting Coffee shop, and a donut shop, among others. We are also a very short drive from Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz, and Capitola.

  • Is there an ATM at Mount Hermon?

    Yes, there is an ATM at the Fountain/Snack Shop at the Conference Center (note: the ATM charges a fee).

  • Is there a nearby bank?

    Local banks (within 10 miles) include Bank of America, Comerica, Chase, Liberty, Union Bank, and Wells Fargo.

  • Where can I do my laundry?

    There is a washing machine and dryer available to you. There is no charge to use the machines, but you will need to provide your own detergent. There is also a coin Laundromat at the end of Conference Drive in Felton.

  • Do I have to bring my own bedding and towels?

    Yes, please bring your own towels and bedding/sleeping bag. You will be sleeping on a twin-size bed.

  • What should I bring?

    Dress tends to be very casual at Mount Hermon, 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, sometimes with fog, but is typically sunny and warm during the day (70’s and 80’s). 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.

  • Where will I live for the summer?

    Counselors will reside in cabins with campers and will rotate cabins on a regular basis. Support staff and leadership staff will reside in staff houses and guest rooms on camp property.

  • Where is Mount Hermon located? How do I get to the Conference Center?

    Please visit our website at mounthermon.org/contact for information on driving directions.

  • Will I have any time/days off?

    Yes! However, every summer staff department is different. Your supervisors 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 Santa Cruz 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 831.430.4308 or email Sarah Marsh at sarah.marsh@mounthermon.org. The Human Resources office hours are 9:00am–4:00pm Monday–Friday.

 

Hello Ponderosa Lodge 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 831.430.4308 or email Sarah Marsh at sarah.marsh@mounthermon.org. The Human Resources office hours are 9:00am–4:00pm Monday–Friday.

 

2024 Dates

 
Who Start Date Check-in End Date
Leadership Sunday, June 2nd, 2024 1:00PM–4:00PM, Ivy Dining Room (38 Conference Dr.) See Map Sunday, August 4th, 2024
All Staff Wednesday, June 5th, 2024 1:00PM–4:00PM, Location TBD Sunday, August 4th, 2024
 

 

Flying?

 

Have no fear! We will be providing airport shuttles to the San Jose airport for Summer Staff. To schedule a pick up please fill out this form no later than May 24 to ensure shuttle pick up.

 

Check-In Must-Haves

 

All employees need to provide authorization to work in the U.S. so you will need to bring forms of ID with you for onboarding.

  • If you have a passport, you can just bring that.
  • If you do not have that, we will need a driver's license and a social security card or a driver's license and birth certificate.
  • Please bring original forms of ID (no copies or photographs are accepted) and they cannot be expired.

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 Sarah Marsh at sarah.marsh@mounthermon.org.

 

Staying in touch while at camp

 

Mail

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!

Your Legal Name (do not use nicknames or camp names)
Ponderosa Summer Staff
PO BOX 413
Mount Hermon, CA 95041

 

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 (Mount Hermon is located in Santa Cruz county).

 

Internet

You may bring your own laptop. There is Wi-Fi in the staff lounge, but not in your cabin.

FAQs

  • Can I bring my bike?

    Yes, there are bike racks and/or storage areas at each camp location.

  • Is there a place to exercise? To run?

    Yes, there is a small fitness center located at the Conference Center that is available for use to all Summer Staff at Family Camp, Ponderosa Lodge, and Redwood Camp. A running track rings the Fieldhouse grounds, and there are several miles of trails in Henry Cowell Park (running partners are strongly advised).

  • Are there stores nearby?

    At the bottom of Conference Drive (about a 5-minute walk) is the town of Felton. You will find Safeway, CVS, Mountain Roasting Coffee shop, and a donut shop, among others. We are also a very short drive from Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz, and Capitola.

  • Is there an ATM at Mount Hermon?

    Yes, there is an ATM at the Fountain/Snack Shop at the Conference Center (note: the ATM charges a fee).

  • Is there a nearby bank?

    Local banks (within 10 miles) include Bank of America, Comerica, Chase, Liberty, Union Bank, and Wells Fargo.

  • Where can I do my laundry?

    There are washing machines and dryers located below the dining hall. There is no charge to use the machines, but you will need to provide your own detergent. There is also a coin Laundromat at the end of Conference Drive in Felton.

  • Do I have to bring my own bedding and towels?

    Yes. Please bring your own towels and bedding. You will be sleeping on a twin-size bed.

  • What should I bring?

    Dress tends to be very casual at Mount Hermon, 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, sometimes with fog, but is typically sunny and warm during the day (70’s and 80’s). 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.

  • Where will I live for the summer?

    Counselors and support staff will reside in cabins with campers and will rotate cabins on a regular basis. Leadership staff will reside in staff houses and guest rooms on camp property.

  • Where is Mount Hermon located? How do I get to the Conference Center?

    Please visit our website at mounthermon.org/contact for information on driving directions.

  • Will I have any time/days off?

    Yes! However, every summer staff department is different. Your supervisors 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 Santa Cruz 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 831.430.4308 or email Sarah Marsh at sarah.marsh@mounthermon.org. The Human Resources office hours are 9:00am–4:00pm Monday–Friday.

 

Ponderosa/Redwood (Super Camp) Summer Staff

Arrival & Check-In

 

Hello Super Camp 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 831.430.4308 or email Sarah Marsh at sarah.marsh@mounthermon.org. The Human Resources office hours are 9:00am–4:00pm Monday–Friday.

 

2022 Dates

 
Who Start Date Check-in End Date
Leadership Sunday, June 5th, 2022 1:00PM–4:00PM, Ivy Dining Room (38 Conference Dr.) See Map Thursday August 11, 2022
All Staff Wednesday, June 8th, 2022 1:00PM–4:00PM, Location TBD Thursday August 11, 2022
 

 

Flying?

 

Have no fear! We will be providing airport shuttles to the San Jose airport for Summer Staff. To schedule a pick up please fill out this form no later than May 24 to ensure shuttle pick up.

 

Check-In Must-Haves

 

All employees need to provide authorization to work in the U.S. so you will need to bring forms of ID with you for onboarding.

  • If you have a passport, you can just bring that.
  • If you do not have that, we will need a driver's license and a social security card or a driver's license and birth certificate.
  • Please bring original forms of ID (no copies or photographs are accepted) and they cannot be expired.

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 Sarah Marsh at sarah.marsh@mounthermon.org.

 

Staying in touch while at camp

 

Mail

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!

Your Legal Name (do not use nicknames or camp names)
Super Camp Summer Staff
PO BOX 413
Mount Hermon, CA 95041

 

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 (Mount Hermon is located in Santa Cruz county).

 

Internet

You may bring your own laptop. There is Wi-Fi in the staff lounge, but not in your cabin.

FAQs

  • Can I bring my bike?

    Yes, there are bike racks and/or storage areas at each camp location.

  • Is there a place to exercise? To run?

    Yes, there is a small fitness center located at the Conference Center that is available for use to all Summer Staff at Family Camp, Ponderosa Lodge, and Redwood Camp. A running track rings the Fieldhouse grounds, and there are several miles of trails in Henry Cowell Park (running partners are strongly advised).

  • Are there stores nearby?

    At the bottom of Conference Drive (about a 5-minute walk) is the town of Felton. You will find Safeway, CVS, Mountain Roasting Coffee shop, and a donut shop, among others. We are also a very short drive from Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz, and Capitola.

  • Is there an ATM at Mount Hermon?

    Yes, there is an ATM at the Fountain/Snack Shop at the Conference Center (note: the ATM charges a fee).

  • Is there a nearby bank?

    Local banks (within 10 miles) include Bank of America, Comerica, Chase, Liberty, Union Bank, and Wells Fargo.

  • Where can I do my laundry?

    There are washing machines and dryers located below the dining hall. There is no charge to use the machines, but you will need to provide your own detergent. There is also a coin Laundromat at the end of Conference Drive in Felton.

  • Do I have to bring my own bedding and towels?

    Yes. Please bring your own towels and bedding. You will be sleeping on a twin-size bed.

  • What should I bring?

    Dress tends to be very casual at Mount Hermon, 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, sometimes with fog, but is typically sunny and warm during the day (70’s and 80’s). 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.

  • Where will I live for the summer?

    Counselors will reside in cabins with campers and will rotate cabins on a regular basis. Support staff and leadership staff will reside in staff houses and guest rooms on camp property.

  • Where is Mount Hermon located? How do I get to the Conference Center?

    Please visit our website at mounthermon.org/contact for information on driving directions.

  • Will I have any time/days off?

    Yes! However, every summer staff department is different. Your supervisors 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 Santa Cruz 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 831.430.4308 or email Sarah Marsh at sarah.marsh@mounthermon.org. The Human Resources office hours are 9:00am–4:00pm Monday–Friday.

 

Hello Kidder Creek 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 831.430.4308 or email Sarah Marsh at sarah.marsh@mounthermon.org. The Human Resources office hours are 9:00am–4:00pm Monday–Friday.

 

2024 Dates

 
Who Arrival Date Check-in Location End Date
River Guides, Wilderness, & Adventure Team May 18, 2024 Kidder Creek Office Dates Vary (8/2 or 8/9)*
Mountain Bike Team May 26, 2024 Kidder Creek Office August 2, 2024
Wranglers/Leads May 26, 2024 Kidder Creek Office Dates Vary (8/2 or 8/9)*
Support Team May 26, 2024 Kidder Creek Office Dates Vary (8/2 or 8/9)*
Counselors May 26, 2024 Kidder Creek Office Dates Vary (8/2 or 8/9)*

*Our hiring team will be in touch with you about your specific start and end dates. If you have any questions, contact our director, Andy, at andy.warken@mounthermon.org

 

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 over 5 days.

Flying?

 

Have no fear! We will be providing airport shuttles to the Medford airport for Summer Staff. To schedule a pick up, please fill out the form included in our Slack channel and emails sent out to hired staff.

Please contact your hiring manager if you need help finding the form!

 

Check-In Must-Haves

 

All employees need to provide authorization to work in the U.S. so you will need to bring forms of ID with you for onboarding.

  • If you have a passport, you can just bring that.
  • If you do not have that, we will need a driver's license and a social security card or a driver's license and birth certificate.
  • Please bring original forms of ID (no copies or photographs are accepted) and they cannot be expired.

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 Sarah Marsh at sarah.marsh@mounthermon.org.

 

Staying in touch while at camp

 

Mail

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 mail sent to you via 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).

 

Internet

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

FAQs

  • Can I bring my bike?

    Yes. A bike is a great way to get around Kidder Creek.

  • Is there a place to exercise? 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 Kidder Creek?

    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 mounthermon.org/contact for information on driving directions.

  • Will I have any time/days off?

    Yes! However, every summer staff department is different. Your supervisors 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 andy.warken@mounthermon.org.

 

 
Have friends? Want $250?

Invite your friends to join you this summer: Become a Finder!

Learn More

Mount Hermon would not be possible without people who love camp as much as our staff does.
Share your story. #WhyIWorkAtCamp

Follow us on Instagram