JH Ranch

For students who have completed 10th+ grade

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, or rafting down a wild river, 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 their program, Second Wind is designed to develop students in leadership, personal growth, and spiritual priorities. Every student will be placed on a team along with an assigned coach. Our coaches share a deep love for the Lord and are committed to bringing about the maturing and training of God’s people. The only requirement for acceptance is that each person has a desire to grow and a willingness to give one’s personal best!

We now offer both a two week and one week adventure! Both adventures will be filled with the same high adventure activities and impactful talks, tailored to the time they will be at the Ranch. Choose below which duration you would like to learn more about.

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Etna, California

2024 session dates:


JUNE 16 – 28
JULY 15 – 27

(Full, add to waitlist or register for 2025)



AUGUST 5 – 12

Program Size:

150 Students
Per session (two weeks)

60 students per session (One week)

2024 Program Cost:

Per student (two Week)

$3,100 per student (one week)


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 on property at the JH Ranch, including ropes courses, zip lines, lake activities, and rodeo games. Then they’ll venture off property on a backpacking adventure and whitewater rafting. Second Wind is truly a journey of exploration and discovery. 

Second Wind is a program that will lead to powerful life-changing moments, brought to you by incredible coaches and teachers, all without the distraction of everyday life. 

A transformative student leadership experience

What to

7 Areas of Focus
Application is the most important element in the understanding of any truth, principle, or skill. Throughout the experience, students are placed into real-life situations in order to test and apply the things they hear.

1. Life Purpose
2. Problem Solving
3. Goal Setting
4. Guy/Gal Relationships
5. Parent Relationships
6. Spiritual Priorities
7. Personal Standards
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.