We are so excited for you to join us this year and can’t wait to have you at JH Ranch!
Below you will find useful information in your program’s Preparation Packet that we feel will best inform and equip you for your stay with us including: details on your adventure, packing lists, dietary needs, etc.
Also, please help us in preparing for your arrival by completing all pre-arrival forms by April 1st.
To make sure you are the most prepared for your adventure, our team has put together a Preparation Packet full of information that you need to know!
Everything listed is important to review and complete so your summer program with us is as exciting as it can be! Whether it is filling out a Medical Form or checking off your packing list, we want you to feel ready and fully equipped as you cross the bridge onto JH Ranch.
Explore your program specific Preparation Packet and if you have any questions at all please give us a call at 800-242-1224!
Parent & Teen Adventures
Cloud 9 Adventures
Whether you registered at the Ranch, by phone, at a Host Family event, or through our website, your personal online Account Dashboard will direct you to completing everything necessary: Medical Forms, Terms and Conditions Agreement, and Rentals. These items must be completed by April 1, 2023 to maintain an active registration.
For student sessions ONLY: Once you have reserved your child’s flights please make sure to enter them in on your child’s online account so we can make sure to know when they will arrive and depart from Sacramento. Please reference the Preparation Packet below for more details.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any issues or questions. Thank you!
JH Ranch provides transportation between the Sacramento airport and JH Ranch. Please arrange to either drop your student off at the Sacramento airport or have them fly in before 2:00 PM PT on the first day of their program.
Please also book their departure flight no earlier than 9:30 AM to allow plenty of time for their buses to arrive at the airport from JH Ranch.
Upon arrival at the Sacramento airport, our staff (who will be wearing red JH t-shirts) will greet them, help them get their luggage, and give them further instructions. You will receive an email with your student’s photo upon our staff checking them in at the airport.
Be sure to check your individual airline’s policies on restrictions and fees, especially regarding unaccompanied minors. Each airline has a slightly different policy. If your student is traveling as an unaccompanied minor, please let us know and a staff member will be there to meet him or her at the arrival gate.
Lastly, please remember to pre-pay your student’s baggage fees for both their arrival and return flights, or ensure that they have enough money for the various fees.
Let us know!
It is critical that you inform us of your student’s travel itinerary as soon as you confirm their flight.
Once the flights are booked, please provide your travel information to us via your account at jhranch.com
If you have any questions, reach out to us at 800.242.1224.
Most guests fly into one of the following airports and rent a car to drive the rest of the way to JH Ranch. Guests typically share that flying Southwest or Delta are the best options for them.
Please note that your drive time will vary greatly depending upon the airport you fly into and route you take, so please plan your total travel time when booking your flight. Some guests enjoy driving up/down the coast before or after their time at the Ranch.
You may wish to consider carpooling as the only time you will need your car is for the drive to and from the airport and to drive to the river on your rafting day. Please see the Carpool tab on our pre-arrival page for more details.
Medford, OR (MFR): 1.5 hours
Redding, CA (RDD): 2.5 hours
Sacramento, CA (SMF): 4.3 hours
San Francisco, CA (SFO): 6.15 hours
Arrival & Departure Information
Your travel days are the first and last days listed on your program dates.
For example, if your program is from June 3 – June 10, then you will book your plans to arrive at JH Ranch on the evening of June 3 and to depart JH Ranch on the morning of June 10.
Your Arrival: Check-in will be between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM on your arrival night. Please note that dinner will NOT be served at the Ranch on arrival night, so be sure to eat before you arrive. We suggest grabbing a bite to eat in Yreka or Fort Jones. We will have light hors d’oeuvres.
Your Departure: Your final evening will be a closing banquet that usually concludes by 11:00 PM. Guests are free to depart for home anytime after this banquet. A continental breakfast will be available the following morning (the last listed day of your program). (For example, if your program date ends on Saturday, the closing banquet is Friday night and Saturday is your travel day.)
Not a problem. Just give us a call at 800.242.1224 and let us know about the delay in your travel plans.
When you arrive, you will drive up Lodge Hill where a staff member will be on-duty throughout the night to welcome you and take you to your cabin.
Additionally, we wanted to provide a guest-facilitated carpool option. We hope that through this group you will be able to coordinate travel to and from JH with others from your program. Please note JH Ranch is not responsible for ensuring travel and does not guarantee a carpool will be available. This is guest facilitated based on interest and is not a requirement to attend JH Ranch.If interested, please find the instructions to join through the Facebook link below.
1. Click the following link to JH Ranch Summer 2023 Carpool
2. Click "join group" on the left side of the page
3. Answer the questions that follow including the program, dates, and who is attending
4. JH Ranch will accept your request as soon as possible
After you are in the group, feel free to post your travel dates, where you are flying into, and which program you are attending if interested in carpooling. Please also feel free to respond to posts if travel plans align.