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Frequently Asked Questions

NOTE: Due to possible unforeseen circumstances, event dates and locations are subject to change and possible cancellation.


What is the Jeep® Adventure Academy?
Who can I bring?
What’s a typical event schedule?
Will I be the only off-road rookie?
What should I bring to the event?


What will the event cost?
What does the event fee cover?
What about meals?


Do you offer financing?
Refund & Transfer Policy
When is the cutoff date for new event registrations, adding or changing passengers?


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?


Additional questions?
Comments & Feedback?

General 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

Who can I bring?

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.

Will I be the only off-road rookie?

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.

In addition to your Jeep 4×4, we highly recommend bringing:

  • Snacks
  • 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

What will the event cost?

A one-day session starts at $425 and requires Jeep® Brand 4×4 vehicle ownership. You must register in advance. Register Now

What does the event fee cover?

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.

What about meals?

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

Do you offer financing?

Yes, we work with Affirm. Rates vary based on your credit history. You will have the option to make monthly payments over 3-36 months. Learn more at

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.

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

May I bring my Jeep Renegade, Compass, Cherokee, or Grand Cherokee?

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.

Can my friend who owns a non-Jeep Brand vehicle also participate?

Only if he or she rides in your Jeep® 4×4! Jeep® Adventures Academy events are strictly for Jeep® 4x4s.

Could my vehicle be damaged at an event?

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.

Does my Jeep 4×4 need special equipment?

No! Your Trail Rated factory Jeep® 4×4 is ready to go! 

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