Spend a weekend at JCC Ranch Camp!

Whether you want to camp, backpack, or stay in one of our studio cottages – we’ve got a way for you to take the weekend back and spend some time at camp with your family. It’s like going to an AirBnB, but with some camp magic woven in.

Explore our miles of trails, play games on our new sports field, and enjoy campfires at night. A weekend at Ranch Camp is all the comforts of camp to make a truly memorable weekend getaway for the family.

Activities include:
  • Two days of S’mores Kits for each family member
  • Arts & Crafts kits for each child in your party 
  • Access to our Saturday Night Movie Night

Dates

Available Weekends:

Friday, September 11 – Sunday, September 13
Friday, September 25 – Sunday, September 27
Friday, October 2 – Sunday, October 4
Friday, October 9 – Sunday, October 11
Friday, October 16 – Sunday, October 18
Friday, October 23 – Sunday, October 25

Weekend Schedule

We want your weekend at camp to feel like, well, a weekend at camp! There will be a variety of activities available each day – all included in your price of registration, but just how any vacation should be, all activities are optional so participation is totally up to you.

Each weekend, check-in will be at 12:00 pm on Friday and checkout will be at 3:00 pm on Sunday. Continue reading further down this page for more information about check-in and checkout.

Friday:

  • Open sports field all day, gear will be sanitized at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm
  • Physically distant, Kabbalat Shabbat Service at 6:00 pm
  • Open campfire at Main Campfire from 8:00 – 10:00 pm
  • Stargazing and night sky photo lessons at 8:30 pm

Saturday:

  • Guided Hike Example: Morning Birding at 9:00 am
  • Guided Hike Example: Plant/tree ID hike at 2:00 pm, scavenger hunts provided for younger kids
  • Open sports field all day, gear will be sanitized at 8:00 am, 11:00 am and 3:00 pm
  • Open trails for hiking/mountain biking all day
  • Movie Night at Main Campfire from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
  • Open Campfire at Main Campfire from 8:30 – 10:00 pm

Sunday:

  • Guided Hike Example: Outdoor skills and tracking hike at 9:00 am
  • Open sports field all day, gear will be sanitized at 8:00 am and 11:00 am
  • Open trails for hiking/mountain biking all day

Housing Options

COTTAGES

Our cottages at camp are a studio apartment style living space, with one queen and one bunk bed for your family. Each has a full bath in unit, along with a two-burner electric stove. There is a mini-fridge, as well, for storing whatever you’ll need for the weekend. Additionally there is a coffee machine on the counter in each cottage.

The cottages are set up to comfortably house four people, but if you need more sleeping spaces that can be arranged!

There are four standard cottages available, and one deluxe cottage with an enclosed deck and barbecue.

PRICING:

Standard Cottage (1 queen, 1 bunk for 4 people): $700, 4 cottages available
Deluxe Cottage (1 queen, 1 bunk for 4 people): $900, 1 cottage available

MO DORM

The ‘Mo’ is one of the most special places at camp – and right beneath this magical place is our housing dorm! This living space is best for large families or families looking to come down to camp and have already quarantined together, as it houses a whopping eight humans!

There are two twin beds in one room and two bunk beds in another. The master room with the twin beds has it’s own full bath, and the adjacent room has a half bath as well as the stove. There is also a full-size fridge available for use in this room.

There is only availability for one of these per weekend – if you’re feeling froggy, you should jump.

PRICING:

4 bunks for 8 people: $1,350

TASC TENTS

Trips are the backbone of our teen camp experience – many of those teens begin their first steps in this journey in these very tents. Platformed and up off the ground, they’re a great set-up for those looking to get a little more outdoors. Housing four people, they are a perfect end-of-summer-into-fall sleep spot.

There are a total of six tents with four twin beds in each. The ‘village’ of tents has two port-a-potties for use just outside the village. There is also a propane campfire mid-village that can be used for both warmth and cooking.

It is recommended that you bring a cooler and a camping stove or fire grate.

PRICING:

$450/tent (4 twin beds), 6 available tents

FRONT MEADOW CAMPGROUND

Looking to rough it around the edges a little bit more? Our Front Meadow campsites are perfect for drive up camping. You’ll have easy access to your vehicle, but are also situated in some of the best spots at camp for a beautiful sunrise and some fantastic stargazing.

There are a total of six plots for tent set up, with a central propane fire-pit for making some wonderful evening memories.

PRICING:

$150/plot, 6 available plots

COLD MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND

Stepping up to the next level of grit is at our Cold Mountain Campsites – up in our outer meadow is where our oldest on-site campers host their campfires and unit activities during their time at camp. Sat square in a wonderful stand of ponderosa pines, this site has great shade, a propane fire ring, and plots for up to six tents.

You will need to dig cat holes or hike down to the trailhead to use the port-a-potty.

PRICING:

$150 per plot, 6 available plots

PLANETARIUM CAMPSITES

For those looking for a ‘backpacking adventure’ this is the site for you. You’ll be out at our most remote campsite, far at the southeast corner of our property. You will for sure meet some morning wildlife, including whitetail deer, maybe an elk, and potentially a pronghorn. Resources here are limited, and it is a good mile hike into the site no matter the direction you enter camp from. Water and ice will be delivered to these campsites in the morning for coffee and cooking. No fires are permitted at this site, so bring plenty of extra lighting!

PRICING:

$75 per plot, 6 available plots

 

Prepare for the Weekend

Packing List

We’ll be providing a lot of resources for you over the weekend, varying depending on your living situation. In addition to what we’ll provide, the tabs below list what YOU should bring for your weekend away to make you and your family as comfortable as possible, depending on your housing. Click here to download the “Weekends at the Ranch” Packing List!

For Cottages/Mo Dorm:

Cottages and the Mo Dorm are well equipped for your weekend away ! Here are the items you should still plan on bringing a few essentials to prepare yourself as best as possible for the weekend. There are small fridges in these spaces.

  • Food for your entire party
  • Drinks/snacks for your entire party
  • Warm clothes (nights can get chilly!)
  • Rain gear
  • Flashlights/headlamps
  • Cooler (we will supply ice)
  • Sleeping pad/camping chair/Crazy Creek for movie nights & Shabbat
  • Toiletries
  • Water Bottle
  • Masks for your entire party
  • Hand sanitizer
For Campsites

Our campsites, other than the Planetarium, all have propane fires that can be used for cooking if you do not own or want to bring a camping stove. Each campsite will have ice and water delivered each morning. In any situation, if you’re camping you should plan on bringing:

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Pillow
  • Cooking stove/grate
  • Cooking implements (pots, pans, knives, etc)
  • Food for your entire party
  • Drinks/snacks for your entire party
  • Warm clothes (nights can get chilly!)
  • Rain gear
  • Flashlights/headlamps
  • Cooler (we will supply ice)
  • Sleeping pad/camping chair/Crazy Creek for movie nights & Shabbat
  • Toiletries
  • Water Bottle
  • Masks for your entire party
  • Hand sanitizer

Rental Equipment

All spaces and rental equipment are strictly first come, first served, with a wait list for interested parties.

Rental EquipmentRate
4 Person Camping Tent$30 for weekend
Mountain Bike$40 for weekend
Additional Pillows/Blankets$10 per item
Additional Art Kits$12 per kit
Additional S’Mores Kits$2 per kit

Check-in & Checkout

Check-in
  • Check-in begins at 12:00 pm on the Friday (you can arrive anytime after 12:00 pm)
  • Please feel free to open the front gate upon arrival (it’s not locked), drive through, and CLOSE IT. We have livestock in pasture!
  • Drive up the main road until you see the Check-in Station on your left.
    • If no one is there, please use a wipe to sanitize the walkie-talkie and contact one of our staff. Someone will come meet you and direct you to where you should park, and to your quarters. You will also be required to take a brief COVID related questionnaire, as well as submit your temperature, upon arrival.
  • Once you are in your quarters, camp is yours to access! You’ll be provided a map and a list of emergency numbers should any issues arise. Many spaces around camp, including our cabins, will be locked for the duration of your staff. Please do not enter any unauthorized areas without consent, as we will need to charge you for the cost of sanitizing the space.
  • Your linens, if in a cottage or dorm, will be freshly laundered and stacked on your beds, but un-assembled as to have a our staff have as little contact with your bedding as possible.
Checkout
  • Checkout is at 3:00 pm on the Sunday.
  • If you are staying in a cottage or dorm…
    • Please strip your beds and put your linens into the laundry bag left in your room.
    • There will be a green sign on your front door. Please rotate that sign over once you are leaving camp, so that we know your place is ready for cleaning.
  • Whether you are camping out or staying indoors, please make sure you gather all your belongings prior to departure. We will do a lost item hold for 24-hours until 3:00 pm on Monday but cannot keep items longer as we need to start sanitizing campus for the next rental.
  • All trash can be brought to the red dumpster immediately behind the dining hall. You do not need to carry out.
  • If you rented equipment, please contact one of our staff to return it to before departing. If you depart with the gear and do not return it, you will be charged for the full cost of the equipment.
  • The front gate will still be closed – please feel free to open it and go through, although ensure its closed so no livestock follow you out of camp!

Additional Information

Are pets allowed?

Yes! We will need a couple of things from you during registration:

  1. Up-to-date vaccination records, including:
    • Distemper
    • Rabies
  2. Confirm that you will be responsible for picking up pet waste
  3. Pay the additional $50 pet fee for the weekend
  4. You’ll need to keep your buddy on a leash for the weekend.

 

Can we bring our own mountain bikes or other outdoor gear?

Yes! You can bring whatever you want to use to have fun at camp, as long as it does not have an engine. Dirtbikes and ATVs are strictly not allowed. You are welcome to bring RC cars, drones, kites, or whatever else you may enjoy doing outdoors. EBikes are completely fine, but please be considerate of others on trails and roads.

If you do not have a mountain bike you may sign up to rent one on a first come, first serve basis during registration.

What is your cancellation policy?

  • In the event that we (JCC Ranch Camp) must cancel a weekend, full refunds shall be issued. Pending availability, the booking fee is transferable to another weekend, or another JCC program.
  • Registrants have 24 hours after booking to cancel in order to receive a full refund. Pending availability, the booking is transferable to other weekends.
  • There will be no refunds or transfers issued for bookings canceled within seven (7) days of event.
  • For bookings canceled seven (7) days or longer prior to weekend, booking fee is non-refundable, but transferable to another weekend, or another JCC program, pending availability.

What happens if there is inclement weather?

In the event of just rain and thunderstorms, those staying in the cottages, dorms or TASC tents will remain where they are; for tent campers there are assigned shelters if the weather gets too unwieldy. Additionally, in the event of more severe weather, each guest will be assigned a location in one of our tornado shelters.

 

What if I don't have the right equipment to enjoy the weekend to the fullest?

Fret not! We’ve got tents, bikes and camp stoves/propane available for rent. Each rental is for the entirety of the weekend and is sanitized before and after your booking.

Are you providing meals?

We are not providing meals and our dining hall will be locked up for the time. You are welcome to bring and prepare your own food either in your cottage, on your camping stove, or on our fires. If you plan on using pots and pans on the propane fires, please bring your own grate, and pots and pans.

Can we bring our RV?

You are welcome to bring your RV but there are no hookups for charging and generators cannot be run between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM. Please be considerate of vehicle and generator noise when near your neighbors.  RVs can only use the front meadow site as the other two campsites can only be accessed by foot.