Camp Jack Hazard Benefit Concert!!!

We are so excited to announce that long-time friend of Camp Jack Hazard, Brett Dennen, will be playing our Camp Jack Hazard Benefit concert! The concert will be November 23rd, 2019 at the State Theater (located in downtown Modesto, California). This is a great opportunity to support Camp Jack Hazard and have an amazing night of music, friendship, and connecting with Camp Jack Hazard again. Proceeds from this concert will support youth that desire to go to Camp Jack Hazard.

This concert is the primary way that the Jack and Buena Foundation raises money to help ensure the cost of the 1/3 of our participants that are in need of financial support to get to Camp Jack Hazard. Over the last 5 years we have averaged about $21,000 per year to meet the scholarship needs of our participants.

We will be having a pre-show VIP Meet and Greet with Brett and the band. There will be wine and hors d'oeuvres and an opportunity to get a picture with Brett. The VIP Meet and Greet also ensures the best tickets in the house.

  • VIP Tickets - SOLD OUT

  • 1st Tier/ Lower Seating - $65

  • 2nd Tier/ Balcony Seating - $35

Tickets will be sold through the Jack and Buena Foundation in an effort to maximize the funds raised! You can contact Amanda at, or by phone at (209) 965-7254. We will keep a map of the theater below with available seats.

**ALUMNI SPECIAL** If you are an Alumni Member tickets will go on sale on Friday, September 27th, 2019 at 9:00 am (PST). This is a perk for all of you that have truly shown your support for the Jack and Buena Foundation and Camp Jack Hazard. Alumni will have two weeks to purchase tickets for this amazing show before the general public.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning October 11th at 9:00 a.m.


State Theater Seat Map (12:30 PST 10/15/2019)


About the artist - Brett Dennen

For the past ten years, Brett Dennen – with his poet’s perspective, off-kilter vocals, humor and limitless musical freedom – has turned dancing like no one’s watching into a lifestyle. As a songwriter, performer, watercolor artist, and environmental conservationist and outdoorsman, the shows he performs and the events he hosts generate positive impact – he gathers people together to consistently try to make the world a better place.

Here’s Looking At You Kid was released in August 2018 as the second half of a two-part EP collaboration with Dan Wilson (Semisonic, Adele, Dixie Chicks) on Downtown Records. The first EP, entitled Let’s… was released Feb. 2018 and included “Already Gone,” which rose to #3 on BDS AAA and #4 on MB AAA.

Dennen is touring most of 2019 with the Lift and Vacationer Tours. Previously tours include Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Pete Murray, Michael Franti, and others.

He is a proud supporter of Camp Jack Hazard, having grown up first a camper, then a counselor. He learned to play the guitar while attending the camp as a kid.


Camp Jack Hazard/ Jack and Buena Foundation 2019 Annual Report

Every year we take a moment to reflect and review the progress that the Jack and Buena Foundation and Camp Jack Hazard makes throughout the year. Please take some time and read through this years accomplishments and barriers. 


2019 Jack and Buena Foundation Annual Report

Camp Jack Hazard Summer Evaluations Report

Every year, as a way to maintain the highest level of service possible, Camp Jack Hazard performs several different evaluations to collect data. We receive evaluations from campers, parents, rental groups, and staff. Please take the time to read some of the results of these evaluations in a report form. Dr. Stephanie Brown, Board Member extraordinaire spends hours of time tabulating all of the data and putting it into a meaningful report for us. The board uses this data to drive future planning of CJH, as well as, making changes to what we do currently. This report is always illuminating for us. 

Camp Jack Hazard Summer Evaluation 2019

For more than 90 years, at a place where granite masses and thick conifer forests preside on the mountain face, Camp Jack Hazard has provided fun, safe adventures for campers age 6 to 17 in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. 

Camp Jack Hazard offers many of the traditional summer camp experiences including campfires, skits, songs, games, theme days and camp dances. In addition, CJH offers unique Adventure, Arts and Crafts, High and Low Challenge Course, and Nature programs. Uniquely, we offer wilderness skills, backpacking and backcountry ethics that are taught to and practiced by every camper.

One mile past Dardanelles on Hwy. 108, at 6,000 feet in elevation, CJH is in a perfect location to serve as a high sierra summer camp! The real beauty of camp, however, lies in the experienced staff and fun-seeking campers. CJH creates memories, stories, lifelong friends, teamwork, wilderness awareness, and the desire to do it all over again next year.


The Jack and Buena Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Tax ID 26-4356268


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