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Kidder Creek

Backcountry Summit 2019

Join an amazing wilderness expedition that takes campers into pristine wilderness to uncover each individual’s unique strengths. 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 backbacking trip deep into the Marble Mountain Wilderness will be remembered for years and is followed by a self-supported overnight whitewater river trip. Discover the strength that is available to followers of Christ.
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  2 Weeks
  Kidder Creek
  High School

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

$1,225

  • 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 Ridge High Ropes Course

  • ACTIVITIES

    Natural Waterfalls

  • ACTIVITIES

    Cliff Jumping

Registration

Summer Week Dates Availability Register
Weeks 1 & 2: June 16–28, 2019 Weeks 1 & 2 June 16–28, 2019 Availability: Open Open Register!
Weeks 4 & 5: July 7–19, 2019 Weeks 4 & 5 July 7–19, 2019 Availability: Waitlist Only Waitlist Only Waitlist Only

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
    • Weeks 1 & 2: Paradise Lake to Kidder Creek Trailhead. Highlights include the Marble Rim and the ABC Lakes
    • Weeks 4 & 5: Little North Fork Trailhead to Kidder Creek Trailhead. Highlights include Wooley and Maneaten Lakes
    Day 8 Rest day back at camp and Head to the river
    Day 9–12 Whitewater Rafting on the Klamath River. Sections include: Hamburg, Otters Playpen, Rattlesnake and Dragon’s Tooth
    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
    • 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

  • Medical Dietary Form

    Have a Special Diet or Medical Dietary issue? Please fill out this form to let us know about it so we can better serve you.

When You Arrive

  • 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 us for dinner Friday at 5:30 PM and a camp-closing time immediately after. We'll wrap up around 6:30 PM.
  • 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 during the registration process (In the Parent Portal)—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 669.221.0715.

    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 Walnut Creek BART
    200 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    (Do not enter parking garage, look for bus in front parking lot)

    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 Walnut Creek BART
    200 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    (Do not enter parking garage, look for bus in front parking lot)
    Lunch Stop after BART 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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