Frequently Asked Questions
NOTE: Due to possible unforeseen circumstances, event dates and locations are subject to change and possible cancellation.
FEES & INCLUSIONS
REGISTERING, CANCELING, TRANSFERS
QUESTIONS REGARDING MY VEHICLE
May I bring my Jeep® Renegade, Compass, Cherokee, or Grand Cherokee?
Can my friend who owns a non-Jeep® Brand vehicle also participate?
Could my vehicle be damaged during the event?
Does my Jeep® 4×4 need special equipment for the event?
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
What is the Jeep Adventure Academy?
The Jeep® Adventure Academy was created to educate new members of the Jeep® Brand family how to use their vehicle off-road. The Adventure Academy will be conducted with world-renowned instruction from the team at Jeep Jamboree USA, the experts in Jeep® 4×4 adventures since 1953. Small class sizes will ensure that every participant will get individual attention and walk away from the day with skills they could not learn elsewhere from true experts in the field. Jeep® 4×4 owners will develop skills in areas such as:
- Trail etiquette basics
- How to properly setup your vehicle before venturing off-road
- How to safely attempt obstacles
- Locating and connecting with your local Jeep® 4×4 community
- Question & answer sessions with experts – eliminate the unknown
New for 2023! You may bring as many passengers as you have seatbelts in your Jeep®! NOTE: All passengers must be registered no less than 30-days prior to your trip date – no exceptions. Unregistered passengers will be turned away on-site.
There is no age requirement for passengers. However, this is a training event involving a combination of classroom-style and on-trail instruction. The driver’s focus is required at all times, so this event may not be suitable for children under 5.
Bringing pets is strongly discouraged. If your pet must attend, you must submit a pet waiver prior to the event. Click here for pet waiver.
What’s a typical event schedule?
Please reference individual trip pages as schedules vary per location.
No! We expect more than 50% of attendees to be “first-timers.” The Jeep® Adventure Academy provides entry level off-road education and instruction to build confidence and a solid foundation of off-roading skills for all participants.
- Layered clothing
- Insect repellent and sunscreen
- A camera and/or video camera
- A portable chair for each passenger to enjoy lunch around your Jeep®’s tailgate.
NOTE: ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE NOT PERMITTED ON ANY TRAIL RIDE! Violators will be removed without a refund and banned from all future Jeep® Adventure Academy events.
Fees & Inclusions
A one-day session starts at $425 and requires Jeep® Brand 4×4 vehicle ownership. You must register in advance. Register Now
Your fee covers all necessary permits, land-use fees, and experienced guides for the event. Lunch and light morning refreshments will be provided with every registration.
Light refreshments will be provided when you arrive in the morning. If you prefer a full breakfast, we recommend eating before you check-in. Lunch will be provided for all participants. NOTE: Meals vary. Regretfully, no accommodations can be made for special diets or dietary restrictions.
Registering, canceling, transferring
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.
When is the cutoff date for new event registrations, adding or changing a passenger?
All new event registrants and added or changed passengers must sign a waiver. If adding a passenger online, you MUST be signed into your account in order to successfully add a passenger to your current registration. Passengers may not be changed during the event. All participants must be pre-registered (NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION). New event registrations and/or adding a passenger to your Jeep® 4×4 within 14-days prior to your event date WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Questions regarding my vehicle
Only Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Gladiator, and Grand Cherokee Trailhawk models are permitted to register for the Jeep Adventure Academy program at this time. Due to difficultly level of off-road trails at the Austin / San Antonio Academy and Rubicon Trail Academy certain vehicle restrictions apply (see below).
PLEASE NOTE: The Rubicon Trail Academy is suitable ONLY for Jeep Wranglers RUBICON & Jeep Gladiators RUBICON models. The Austin / San Antonio Academy is suitable for all models of Jeep Wrangler & Jeep Gladiator; Grand Cherokees Trailhawks are not permitted due to the trail difficultly level and risk of vehicle damage.
Only if he or she rides in your Jeep® 4×4! Jeep® Adventures Academy events are strictly for Jeep® 4x4s.
Every effort is made by Jeep® Adventure Academy to make the trails as safe as possible. Participants are advised to closely follow instructions given by trail guides, spotters, and staff. However, there is always a possibility of damaging your vehicle when navigating rough terrain. Any damage is the owner’s responsibility.
No! Your Trail Rated factory Jeep® 4×4 is ready to go!