Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Jeep and Jeepers Jamboree?
Jeep and Jeepers Jamboree are two different organized off road four wheeled drive events. These events run through the Rubicon Trail (Rubicon Trail is an unmaintained County road).
What is the difference between the Jeep and Jeepers Jamboree trip?
The Jeep Jamboree trip is a family oriented trip and is for 10 years of age and older. The Jeep Jamboree also has “Camp Rubicon” for the kids. The Jeep Jamboree trip has less attendance and fewer vehicles and a mellow atmosphere.
The Jeepers Jamboree trip is more an adult atmosphere. The Jeepers nights run late and have louder music. The Jeepers Jamboree trip has twice the attendance and more vehicles. This trip also offers a 4 or 3 day trip option.
How do I sign up for a trip?
You can sign up online here or by mail to:
Jeepers Jamboree & Jeep Jamboree, Inc.
P.O. Box 900
Georgetown, CA 95634
Registrations can also be faxed over at 530-333-0245 or taken over the phone at 530-333-4771.
Registrations for all trips are accepted after January 1st. Registration cut off is two weeks prior to the trip date. All registrations must be completed. The release of liability wavier must be signed by all participants. Once completed registrations are submitted the driver will receive confirmation and itinerary information on the trip.
What types of vehicles are allowed to attend the Jamboree trips?
Acceptable vehicles for the Jamboree trips are Jeeps, Land Cruisers, Toyota Pick Ups, Samurai’s, Scouts, and Broncos (prior to 1979). Highly modified vehicles (including models listed) or vehicle types not listed (Unimogs, etc) need to be approved by the board of directors. For more vehicle information, recommendations, or approval please contact Lacey at 530-333-4771.
Who can I bring?
Kids 14 years and older can attend the Jeepers Jamboree trip. Kids 10 years and older can attend the Jeep Jamboree. All passengers must wear seat belts. All participants must be register for the trip. Absolutely, NO PETS are allowed to attend any of our trips.
What will a Jamboree trip cost?
Jeepers Jamboree 4 Day trip is $395 per person
AFTER MAY 1st $410
Jeepers Jamboree 3 Day trips are $360 per person
AFTER MAY 1st $375
Jeep Jamboree 3 day trip is $360 per person
AFTER MAY 1st $375
16 & under to 10 years $300 per person
All fees must be paid in advance. A $35 charge is assessed for returned checks. All camping fees and meals are included in this price.
Reservations to 21 Days before trip
20 Days to 8 Days before trip
7 Days to 1 Days before trip
Trip Date and Beyond
This is my first four wheel drive event? What kind of driving experience is needed?
No experience needed! We have trail guides along the trail helping the drivers take the correct lines and stacking rocks to get through the Rubicon Trail. Jeepers Jamboree & Jeep Jamboree, Inc. is the best company to start four wheeling enthusiasm and learning off road tips.
What does the trip registration fee cover?
Registration fees paid cover all necessary permits, vehicle fees, camping fees, and all meals starting the day of the trip to lunch on the last day (note there is no meal provided the night before the trip), experience trail guides, and mechanics on the trail. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate special diets and dietary restrictions.
You can contact the office at 530-333-4771 for a menu or visit the downloads page.
What if my vehicle has mechanical problems while on the trail?
If you have a mechanical problem while on the trail please inform a rock roller on the trail or pull off the trail and wait for assistance as needed. We have trail mechanics to assist with mechanical problems while on the trail. Jamboree maintains a spare parts inventory in Main Camp. However, due to a wide range of different and unique vehicles that attend we cannot provide parts for every type of breakdown. We suggest each participant brings appropriate spare parts that are for their vehicle. Jamboree has mechanics at Buck Island (Jeepers Jamboree only), Main Camp, and stationed along the trail to provide assistance. Jamboree charges for parts and tips are accepted for labor. Breakdowns can delay your trip for hours and even days. Ensure your vehicle is in good condition before attending a Jamboree trip. Check here for more information.
Could my vehicle be damaged on a Jamboree?
There is the possibility of damage to your vehicle when traveling the Rubicon Trail. Any damage is the owner’s responsibly. Jamboree does everything possible to make sure the trail is as safe as possible. The rock rollers are there to assist traversing the trial; please closely follow instructions given by the rock rollers.The Rubicon Trial is rated a 10. It is one of the oldest, toughest four wheel drive trails in the world. If you fear damaging or denting your vehicle do not attend.
Are there bypasses that can be taken to avoid difficult spots?
No, there are no bypasses; moreover, vehicles can not pull off the road no more than 25ft from the center of the trail. So, if you are stopping to eat, swim, check your vehicle, etc. pull off just enough so another vehicle can get around you.
Can I have a friend or family member check in for me in Georgetown?
The driver of each registered vehicle must check in at the Georgetown office. All signatures need be to on the liability release waiver before you can be checked in. If you didn't get a waiver signed prior to check in make sure you come in and sign at check in. No vehicle sticker or wristbands will be given without all signatures. NO ACCEPTIONS
What type of rest-room facilities do you have?
There are port-a-potties at the Loon Lake Dam when you start the trip. Then there are a couple of port-a-potties along the trail. Once you get to Rubicon Springs we have several port-a-potties. Participants can also bring their own bucket toilets (must pack out on own – no dumping) and PETT toilets systems.
What kind of weather can I expect on the Rubicon?
The weather is unpredictable in the Sierra Nevada Mountains; no matter how warm it may be by day, the nights can get cold and thundershowers are not an uncommon occurrence. Pack warm and cold clothes and bring an extra pair of shoes.
Where do we camp once on the Rubicon Trail?
Once you get to Rubicon Springs Main Camp, a camp host will help assist in finding a camp site. Rubicon Springs is the midpoint of the Rubicon Trail. For example, if you attend the 4 day Jeepers Jamboree trip you will drive the Rubicon Trail all day Thursday until you reach Rubicon Springs. You will then set up camp and stay camped there for the duration of the trip. Sunday break down camp and you will drive the rest of the Rubicon Trail to the Tahoe side.
What type of activities will there be once in camp?
Enjoy fishing, hiking, swimming, and meeting fellow off road enthusiasts. There will be entertainment in the evening after dinner. On the Saturday of all our trips there will be a historical talk about the Rubicon Trail.
Where can I purchase merchandise for family and friends?
Jamboree merchandise can be purchased online at www.rubiconwear.com or at our office during check in.
The Jeepers Jamboree is a privately funded enterprise. The management of the Jeepers Jamboree reserves the right to deny any application to participate. Each participant admitted to the Jamboree is expected to comply with the reasonable rules of participation as set forth in the application materials and comply with the reasonable direction from officials of the Jamboree. Failure to comply with the rules or reasonable direction of officials may result in the violator being denied participation in future Jeepers Jamboree events. Such determination shall be made at the sole and absolute discretion of the Jeepers Jamboree management.
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