Expedition

Kidder Creek Kayaking
Intense Expressions while Rafting
Kidder Creek Ropes Course
Santa Cruz Mountains Illustration

Expedition Camp

Overview: River rafting, activities, camping and cabin stay

Highlights

  • Class III & IV rafting

  • Horseback Riding

  • High Ropes

  • Rock Climbing

Location

Location

Kidder Creek is in an amazingly unique location in northern California just south of the Oregon border at the base of the breathtaking Marble Mountains.

Directions
Whisper Canyon Map

Highlights

Accommodations

1st and 2nd nights at Kidder Creek's Timberline camp in rust tent structure cabins utilizing a central bathhouse and kitchen with running hot water and power.
3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th nights: At a forest service campsite with outhouses. Most groups choose to sleep out under the stars. Groups are welcome to bring their own tents if desired.

Unique Packages

Find a package that works for you and the needs of your group! With options of 2 days to 6 days, there is an experience that will bring your group closer together and create memories for a lifetime.

 

 

Packages

Expedition Packages

Three and Four Day Packages, the first night may be Thursday or Saturday of any week. May also be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday of High Adventure weeks. 5 Day packages are only available to begin on Sunday or Wednesday of High Adventure weeks.

 

  • 3 Day Camp
    $280 per person

    1st Day: Activity rotation which can include 2 of the following activities: high ropes, rock climbing, horseback riding, recreation events (archery, slingshots, crafts, rifles), Zip line, BMX bike pump track, and either pond time or cliff jumping into a waterfall, drive to the river for dinner and overnight stay.

    2nd Day: Rafting Dragon's Tooth

    3rd Day: Rafting Rattlesnake 

    days of rafting

    day of activities

    3 nights

    meals

  • 4 Day Camp
    $360 per person

    1st Day: Activity rotation which can include 2 of the following activities: high ropes, rock climbing, horseback riding, recreation events (archery, slingshots, crafts, rifles), Zip line, BMX bike pump track, and pond time.

    2nd Day: Activity rotation with 2 more activities and cliff jumping into a waterfall, drive to the river for dinner and overnight stay.

    3rd Day: Rafting Dragon's Tooth

    4th Day: Rafting Rattlesnake

    days of rafting

    day of activities

    4 nights

    12 meals

  • 5 Day Camp
    $435 per person

    1st Day: Activity rotation which can include 2 of the following activities: high ropes, rock climbing, horseback riding, recreation events (archery, slingshots, crafts, rifles), Zipline, BMX bike pump track, and pond time.
    2nd Day: Activity rotation with 2 more activities and pond time.
    3rd Day: Activity rotation with 2 more activities and cliff jumping into a waterfall, drive to the river for dinner and overnight.
    4th Day: Rafting Dragon's Tooth 
    5th Day: Rafting Rattlesnake 

    days of rafting

    days of activities

    5 nights

    15 meals

  • 6 Day Camp
    $499 per person

    1st Day: Activity rotation which can include 2 of the following activities: high ropes, rock climbing, horseback riding, recreation events (archery, slingshots, crafts, rifles), Zipline, BMX bike pump track, and pond time.

    2nd Day: Activity rotation with 2 more activities and pond time.

    3rd Day: Activity rotation with 2 more activities and cliff jumping into a waterfall, drive to the river for dinner and overnight.

    4th Day: Rafting Otter's Playpen

    5th Day: Rafting Dragon's Tooth 

    6th Day: Rafting Rattlesnake

    days of rafting

    days of activities

    6 nights

    18 meals

River Sections

River Sections

Rattlesnake Rapid Stretch

Rattlesnake is our most popular stretch, packed with big, fun class II and III rapids. It can be done in as little as 3 hours, at most 4 hours. Lion's Head jump rock is on this stretch where guests have the chance to jump from a 10ft or 20 ft rock ledge into the river below. After lunch, most groups choose to visit the natural whirlpool in the river just below the take-out. Groups have stayed in the whirlpool for up to 2 hours floating around and around, jumping in from surrounding ledges and enjoying every minute. Another afternoon option for this stretch is a visit to the Clear Creek swimming hole, a favorite short hike to a crystal clear swimming hole with 25ft cliff jump in a rugged canyon.

River Put-in: Curly Jack Campground
River Take-out: Wingate Bar

Dragon's Tooth

Dragon's Tooth is a class IV stretch with an optional hike to Ukonom Falls midday. After jumping from PDH (Pretty Darn High), low jump 20ft, high jump 35ft, guests continue down the river and eat lunch on one of several beach options. After lunch, we pull off the river and hike through the Ukonom Creek Canyon all the way up to the raging waterfall. The hike is adventurous and involves hiking, climbing, and swimming to reach the falls. This is a 6-8 hour stretch of river with the hike.

River Put-in: Ferry Point River
Take-out: Coon Creek

Otter's Playpen

Otter's Playpen is a great option for a third day on the river. With a class IV rapid called "Savage", this is a great stretch to challenge members of your group to try inflatable kayaking either in single or tandem kayaks. This is a 4 hour raft day with lunch on the river.

River Put-in: Sluice Box River
Take-out: Seattle Creek

The Ikes

"The Ikes". Composed of Little, Big, and Super Ike, this stretch is for groups who want maximum variety in their trip. While this stretch is some of the biggest water, most four day trips will elect to repeat their favorite stretch on the fourth day. The Ikes requires the most travel (roughly 40 minutes each way) but it is a great stretch for those who wish the see a completely new section on a four day trip. 4-5 River Hours.

River Put-In: Ishi Pishi Bridge
River Take-Out: Orleans

Recreation Options

Advanced Reservation Recreation

Zip Line

Our zipline is available for a fun and exciting group activity. Harness up and start zipping through the trees!

Up to 8 people per 1 hour experience.

Outback Challenge

Our most challenging high ropes experience features seven individual elements up to 35 feet off of the ground.
Up to 30 people per 3 Hour experience.

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing in our Klamath National Forest climbing site offers exceptional views of the Trinity Alps and Mt. Shasta. This site has three separate climbs to challenge both beginners and seasoned climbers.
Up to 20 people total. 5-6 hour experience (including travel).

Archery

Take aim on our Archery range! Our trained staff will lead your group in an archery to make sure that your “best shot” keeps getting better!
Up to 8 people per 1 hour experience.

Pond Time

Between the waterslide and our famous Aquaglide, the pond offers something for everyone.

Up to 150 people per 1-3 hour experience.

Air Rifles

Set your sights on one of our many targets at the Kidder Creek air rifle range. Aim for the bullseye, or any of our spinners and traps!

Up to 8 people per 1 hour experience.

Horseback Riding

Saddle up for an hour long trail ride through the trees around camp. Our trained Wranglers will guide you through the basics of horsemanship and western riding before you hit the trail.
Up to 10 people per 90 minute experience. 

Sling Shots

Our trained staff will show you how to operate a slingshot and then you'll sling paintball after paintball at targets down range! This is a great experience for beginners and advanced marksmen alike.

Up to 8 people per 1 hour experience.

Crafts

There's always something cool and exciting to make to help you remember your time at camp. Crafts range in ability and appeal for all ages and our counselors make craft time fun for girls and boys.

Up to 16 people per 1 hour experience.

BMX Pump Track

Our BMX pump track is a great activity for students of all ages. See how fast you can ride around the track as you race your friends and the clock.

Up to 8 people per 1-2 hour experience.

Cliff Jumping

Whether into a waterfall or into the river, our cliff jumping experiences always provide a thrill. Our trained staff will instruct your group on proper technique.Shackleford falls: up to 20 people, 2-3 hour experience (including travel)

All others sites are a part of our rafting day.

Always Available Recreation

Meadow

Spacious Meadow for Frisbee, soccer, and more!

Hiking

Stream Side Trails. Trail Maps Available.

Meals

Meals

Food is all prepared from scratch in our outdoor kitchen — we get rave reviews about the food.

Meals include:
1. BBQ, cornbread, salad, and cake
2. Taco Salad with ice cream
3. Pancakes, bacon, hash browns, and fruit salad
4. Breakfast burritos with sausage, potatoes, eggs, and cheese
5. River tacos for lunch

Group Reservations

Ready to Start Your Adventure? 

Contact Drew Otto to get started, get more details, tour our facilities, get your event on the calendar and begin the great adventure.


Drew Otto
Kidder Creek Assistant Director
530.4673265
drew.otto@mounthermon.org