Second Wind Adventure

The Original JH Ranch
Student Experience

The Second Wind Adventure is one of the most impactful and exhilarating experiences of students’ lives. Whether flying through the treetops on a zip line, blazing backcountry trails, floating down a wild river, or diving into sparkling lake waters, each student will have the opportunity to make new friends and develop strong leadership skills on their very own adventure of a lifetime. Over the course of two weeks, expect to be inspired, encouraged, and transformed. This leadership program is exclusively for high school students.

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Etna, California

session dates:

June 18 – 30
July 17 – 29

Program Size:

150 Students
Per session

Program Cost:

Per student


10th Grade

“Our first program ever created, the Second Wind adventure is designed to help students discover their purpose and develop leadership skills.”

Adventure Highlights

The Second Wind Adventure features many exciting activities at the JH Ranch, including ropes courses, zip lines, lake activities, and rodeo games. With special map and compass training, hiking excursions, and whitewater rafting, Second Wind is truly a journey of exploration and discovery. 

A transformative student leadership experience

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Adventure Activities
Go on a sunrise horseback ride, bike on a backcountry trail, raft on a wild river, or cruise down a massive lake slide, whatever challenge you choose will be a grand adventure. At JH Ranch, every thrilling activity, from the rodeo games and giant “Screaming Eagle” swing to zip lines and climbing walls, sets the tone for a life-changing week. Empowering lessons of teamwork, communication, and leadership are naturally incorporated into each activity, instilling biblical principles in the most practical and applicable ways possible.
Legendary Hospitality
Savor the last bite of a buttery biscuit. Swap stories over a homemade meal. At JH Ranch, dining is such a delightful experience, it’s almost the main event. Our guests share most meals in a gorgeous, open-air pavilion that is truly a feast for all the senses. Original recipes, fresh flavors, and gracious hospitality combine to create a tasty experience for everyone.
Big Top Talks
Every evening, we host a fun community-wide gathering in the “Big Top.” Each night is filled with great music, powerful moments, and inspiring talks. These sessions are a wonderful opportunity for our guests to discover their purpose, experience God’s love, and connect with others in a beautiful setting unlike any other.
A Happening Place
A refuge in the middle of a remote forest, the JH Ranch spans nearly a thousand acres in the Northern California wilderness. Just down the road from a small mountain town, it is surrounded by incredible views of rambling rivers, snow-capped peaks, and wide-open meadows. With unparalleled access to the Russian Wilderness, Pacific Crest Trail, and Klamath River, it is ideally located for all kinds of outdoor adventures from back-country hikes to whitewater rafting excursions. This special place feels almost like heaven on earth.