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.



Camp Jack Hazard Enrollment 2018

CJH enrollment will be available October 1st, 2018! We will begin enrolling campers in October and a lot of parents take advantage of this to ensure that their kids will be at Camp Jack Hazard in 2017. Remember, you only have to put the deposit of $100.00 down to save your camper space. Don't wait or you may miss out on this life-changing experience. Click HERE to enroll now. 

Camp Jack Hazard Camperships 2018

Camperships will be available in January 2018 to support all  families to go to Camp Jack Hazard. The Jack and Buena Foundation works very hard to ensure that all youth are able to go to CJH! Please let us help you. If you have any questions about the process, please call 209-965-7CJH (7254), or email us at  

Work at Camp Jack Hazard in 2018

Are you interested in a life-changing job that will forever impact the lives of children? Do you want to spend you summer singing, playing, rock climbing, challenge course-ing, backpacking, laughing, screaming, nature-ing? Then Camp Jack Hazard is the place for you! We are looking for young (at heart), mature applicants to help create a magical experience for literally hundreds of children from the Central Valley and beyond. If you are  passionate about the outdoors and helping to build stronger youth, please review our job opportunities HERE. Applications will be accepted after January 31st, 2018!


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


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