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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s a Jeep Jamboree?
What will a Jamboree cost?
What does the Jamboree fee cover?
What about meals?
Family Plan Pricing
How do I sign-up for a Jeep Jamboree?
Refunds, Transfers, and Cancellations
What if a specific Jeep Jamboree is canceled?
Classic vs. Select vs. Signature vs. Adventure
What’s a typical event schedule?
May I bring my pet?
Can I purchase gift certificates for friends and family?
Where do I sleep on a Jamboree?
Will I be the only Jamboree rookie?
May I bring my Jeep Liberty, Cherokee, Compass, Patriot, Grand Cherokee, or Commander?
Could my vehicle be damaged on a Jamboree?
Is there more than one trail at a given destination?
Can my friend who owns a Toyota also participate?
What are the requirements for my Jeep?
Where can I get the gear I need for my adventure?
Do you recommend additional equipment?
When is the cutoff date for new trip registrations, adding or changing passengers?
What should I bring?
What is the policy on alcohol/substances?
Additional questions?

What’s a Jeep Jamboree?

  • It’s a full two-day, family-oriented four-wheel-drive adventure that’s probably unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Jeep Jamborees cater to every level of expertise so they’re fun for everyone – from novice to veteran and everyone in between.
  • Any Jeep vehicle with a 4-LO transfer case can participate – that includes everything from showroom stock all the way up to highly modified rigs.
  • Experienced guides help navigate you through scenic switchbacks and some of the most challenging off-highway situations you never thought your Jeep vehicle was capable of. And, perhaps best of all, you’ll be meeting and making new friends along the way.

What will a Jamboree cost?

  • Individual Jamboree fees vary. Please see each Jamboree write-up for details.
  • There’s no charge for children nine (9) years of age or under on any Jamboree.
  • Visa®, MasterCard®, Discover®, American Express®, personal checks, and money orders are welcome.
  • All fees must be paid in advance. A $35 charge is assessed for returned checks.

What does the Jamboree fee cover?

  • Your fee covers all necessary permits, land-use fees, experienced guides for the entire trip, an event t-shirt, and three meals on both Friday and Saturday (“Select” Jamborees include evening meals only). Please note that meals vary for each Jeep Jamboree. Regretfully, no accommodations can be made for special diets or dietary restrictions.
  • Also included are an official Jeep Jamboree USA Dash Plaque and access to some of the finest trails in America – many of which are only available through this program. Each jamboree also features a giveaway for chances to win great prizes from our sponsors.
  • All participants must be officially registered. Partial trips or “meal only” options are not offered. There are no spectators are allowed.

What about meals?

  • Classic Jamborees include three meals on both Friday and Saturday.
  • Select Jamborees include evening meals only. Jeep Jamboree Adventures are overlanding style trips and you will be responsible for all of your own meals.
  • Note: Meals vary. Regretfully, no accommodations can be made for special diets or dietary restrictions.

Family Plan Pricing

  • The Family Plan is designed to make the Jeep Jamboree USA experience more affordable for families of 4 or more. Instead of per person pricing, the Family Plan is priced per vehicle.
  • There are some qualifying requirements – you must have two adults in the vehicle (no more, no less) and two or more children under 15 years old.
  • Seatbelts are required for all people in the Jeep.
  • All occupants must be traveling in the SAME Jeep vehicle.
  • Offer not valid for the Rubicon Trail Jeep Jamboree.

How do I sign-up for a Jeep Jamboree?

Online – this is the preferred, quickest, and easiest method!

Email/Fax

  • Download a registration form & waiver form from our website and either scan and email it to [email protected] or fax it to 530-333-2844 – Credit cards only.

Phone

  • Call the office at 530-333-4777, for registration 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time M – F, for all other inquiries 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time M – F.

Mail

  • Send your completed  registration & waiver forms, photocopies are acceptable, along with your fee to:
    Jeep Jamboree USA
    2776  Sourdough Flat
    Georgetown, CA 95634

The official host of the event is Jeep Jamboree USA, a division of Mark A. Smith  Off-Roading, Inc. Registration is contingent on availability. Please register early as many Jeep Jamboree events sell out quickly, some in as little as 15 minutes!

Refund/Transfer Policy

We realize that unexpected events such as work conflicts, mechanical problems, and illnesses may cause you to cancel your trip. However, we have many business partners that we pay deposits based on a preliminary participant count. Therefore, in order to limit the impact of cancellations, there are fees that shall apply to your refund should you choose to cancel. Read our Refund and Transfer Policies.

What if a specific Jeep Jamboree is canceled?

Though incredibly rare, from time to time, a Jeep Jamboree may have to be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. All trips, events, and trails are subject to change or cancellation without advance notice. Read our Refund and Transfer Policies

Classic vs. Select vs. Signature vs. Adventure

“Classic” Jamborees have all meals included. In addition to the traditional Friday and Saturday night family-style dinners, “Classic” Jamborees provide guests with a hot breakfast as well as a trail lunch on Friday and Saturday.

“Select” Jamborees include Friday and Saturday night family-style dinners only, giving you the opportunity to enjoy whatever type of breakfast and lunch you prefer. Several of our “Select” Jamborees have the opportunity to order a trail lunch from a local deli that is delivered each morning. The reduced meal costs for these trips allow us to pass the savings on to you.

“Signature” Jamborees have been created with specific inclusions that might be outside the normal Jamboree offerings.  These trips are neither Classic or Select in nature.  Please refer directly to the trip itinerary for details of what’s included in your trip fee as some Signature trips include accommodations.

“Adventure” Jamborees are overlanding style trips. You will be responsible for all of your own meals, camping equipment, and disposal of all garbage and human waste. We will strictly follow the “pack-it-in, pack-it-out” philosophy. Our Overland trips are dynamic and factors such as weather or mechanical issues may affect the flow of the trip.

NOTE: Meals vary. Regretfully, no accommodations can be made for dietary restrictions or special diets.

What’s a typical event schedule?

Actual event schedules will vary from trip to trip, but here’s a sample:

Thursday (Day 1)

  • Registration, vehicle evaluation and trail sign-ups will take place at a designated location
  • Please follow the flow: Vehicle Evaluation –> Registration –> Trail Selection/Sign-up
    • Your guides will help you select trails based on your Jeep and your comfort level.
    • Trail sign-up will take place after you register, on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • Vehicle Evaluation and Registration are mandatory prior to trail sign-ups.
    • No late registration on Friday morning.
    • Make sure you have a full tank of gas prior to the General Attendance Meeting on Friday.

Friday (Day 2)

  • 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast served for Classic Jamborees. Select Jamborees are responsible for their own breakfast.
  • 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Mandatory General Attendance meeting.
  • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Trail ride with lunch along the trail. Lunchtime is generally 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. but varies based on trail progress.
  • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Dinner served. Make sure you have a full tank of gas for tomorrow.

Saturday (Day 3)

  • 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast served for Classic Jamborees. Select Jamborees are responsible for their own breakfast.
  • 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Mandatory General Attendance meeting.
  • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Trail ride with lunch along the trail. Lunchtime is generally 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. but varies based on trail progress.
  • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Dinner served. Wrap-up program during/following dinner.

May I bring my pet?

Bringing pets is strongly discouraged. If your pet must attend, you must submit a pet waiver during registration. Click here for pet waiver.

Can I purchase gift certificates for friends and family?

  • Of course! Just call the Jeep Jamboree USA office at (530) 333-4777.

Where do I sleep on a Jamboree?

  • Participants are responsible for arranging their own lodging. A list of accommodations is included in the event itinerary.
  • Be sure to mention you’re attending a jeep jamboree when making your reservation.

Will I be the only Jamboree rookie?

  • Absolutely not! There’s a mix of first-timers and veterans – many who have been joining us for years.

May I bring my Jeep Liberty, Cherokee, Compass, Patriot, Grand Cherokee, or Commander?

  • Of course! Most new Jeep 4×4 vehicles with a 4-LO transfer case are Trail Rated® and are tested on demanding 4×4 trails. See our Trail Ratings page to help determine what Jamboree is best for you. Wrangler is the recommended vehicle for the Rubicon Trail Jamboree. Your Jeep® four-wheel-drive vehicle is required to be street legal with license plate, in good condition, with good tires, brakes, and seat belts. In addition, we require prior approval for larger Jeep 4x4s, such as Grand Wagoneers and J-Series Pickups. Jeep Jamboree USA reserves the right to refuse participation to any applicant whose vehicle exceeds size restrictions.

Could my vehicle be damaged on a Jamboree?

Every effort is made by Jeep Jamboree USA to make the trails as safe as possible. You are advised to closely follow instructions given by Jeep Jamboree Trail Guides. There is the possibility of damage to your vehicle when traveling rough terrain. Any damage is the owner’s responsibility. Jamborees with higher difficulty ratings are more likely to encounter terrain that may contribute to vehicular damage.

Is there more than one trail at a given destination?

It varies. Most Jeep Jamborees feature multiple trails with varying degrees of difficulty.

Can my friend who owns a Toyota also participate?

Only if he or she rides in your Jeep 4×4! Jeep Jamborees are strictly for Jeep 4x4s.

What are the requirements for my Jeep?

  • Tow points are mandatory! If you do not have tow points, you may be turned away at registration without a refund. Tow points may include:
    • Tow hooks properly mounted to the frame with grade six or grade eight bolts according to official Mopar installation procedures.
    • Drawbars and receiver hitches
    • Aftermarket bumpers with manufacturer installed clevis or D-ring anchor.
  • A GMRS radio is required! There are many safety issues regarding upcoming obstacles transmitted over the radio by your trail guides. You will also learn interesting facts about the area – history, local plant and wildlife, as well as exciting stories.
  • A full-size spare tire is mandatory!
  • Participant Jeep tire size shall not exceed 40”. If your tires exceed 40 inches, you will be turned away at registration, will not be allowed to attend the Jamboree, or receive a refund!
  • Seat belts are required in all vehicles for all occupants.
  • Snowplow frames are not allowed.
  • We recommend removing running boards and steps (both factory and aftermarket) if you are planning to participate in higher rated trails.
  • All open-topped vehicles, including older models (CJs, Scramblers and Willy’s), are required to have roll bars.
  • A tow strap with looped ends is recommended. Straps with metal hooks are not allowed.
  • Your Jeep must be street legal including a license plate and proof of insurance.

Where can I get the gear I need for my adventure?

GMRS Radios, Tow Straps, Soft Shackles, Shirts, Hats, and more are all available online, 24/7/365 in our store

Do you recommend additional equipment?

  • Skid plates covering the oil pan, gas tank, and transfer case (these are mandatory for the Rubicon Trail).
  • Rock rails for Jeep Liberty, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and Commander vehicles registered for higher-rated trails. Rock rails are iron moldings designed to protect your vehicle’s rocker sills from damage. These strongly advised for Jamborees with rocky terrain and are mandatory for the Rubicon Trail.
  • Heavy-duty, 20-foot nylon tow straps (7,000 lb max vehicle weight) with looped ends. Tow straps with metal hooks are not permitted.
  • Body lifts/suspension lifts up to six inches (combined) are permitted.  Tires over 40 inches are not permitted.  We recommend removing running board for higher rated trails.  Snowplow frames are not permitted. Participants will be turned away at registration should they exceed these limits.

When is the cutoff date for new trip registrations, adding or changing passengers?

  • You may register, add or change passengers until ten (10) days prior to the trip date, subject to availability.
  • All new trip registrations as well as added or changed passengers must sign a waiver.
  • If only adding passengers, select the “Adding Passengers Only” box on the registration form. If adding a passenger online (www.jeepjamboreeusa.com) you MUST be signed in to your account in order to successfully add-a-passenger to your current registration.
  • Passengers may not be changed during the event.
  • On-site registrations are NOT allowed. All participants must be pre-registered.

What should I bring?:

  • A basic tool kit, first aid kit and tire gauge are all highly recommended.
  • An ice chest full of your favorite non-alcoholic beverages. It is important to stay hydrated!
  • A full tank of gas prior to General Attendance Meeting as you will not have time to fuel up after the meeting.
  • Trail snacks and a chair/blanket for the lunch stop.
  • Flashlight, Camera, Binoculars
  • Insect repellent, Sun Block, Medications, Hand Sanitizer
  • Toilet paper and Zip-lock bags for tissue disposal
  • Rain jacket and warm clothing.

What is the policy on alcohol/substances?

  • No occupants of your Jeep shall possess or consume alcohol, non-prescription drugs, or be under the influence of any substance while on the trails. Doing so means immediate expulsion without a refund and a ban from all future Jeep Jamborees.

Questions?

Please contact us with your questions.

Jeep Jamboree USA
2776 Sourdough Flat
Georgetown, CA 95634

Phone: (530) 333-4777

Email: [email protected]

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