Trac II Adventure: Mountain

The Pinnacle
Leadership Experience

14,179 feet of Mount Shasta await you and the rest of your Trac II: Mountain team. After this experience, you’ll be able to list “mountain climbing” on your list of hobbies and interests! You’ll begin by hiking to base camp, spend some time in snow school, followed by a hike up to Helen Lake and an early bed-time to prepare you for your summit early the next morning. By the beginning of Day 3, you’ll be strapping your crampons on your boots and preparing to reach the summit to watch the most incredible sunrise. After your mountain top celebration, you’ll head back to JH Ranch, exhausted and proud, to join the rest of the Student Adventures to celebrate all you have accomplished in your time here. If you really want to test yourself, climbing Shasta is a good way to do it. 

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Etna, California

session dates:

June 18 – 30
July 17 – 29

Program Size:

40 Students
Per session

Program Cost:

Per student


Completed Second Wind
(Ages: Senior High – College)

“The best week of my life.”
14,000 ft. of mountain await

Adventure Highlights

On the Trac II Mountain Adventure, students reach new heights summiting the majestic Mount Shasta. Aside from mountainous trails, this adventure includes an “amazing race”, ropes courses, lake activities, zip lines, and many other unforgettable experiences at the JH Ranch. 

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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.