Each Phase I session runs for five days, with one overnight camping trip on the Thursday evening of each week. In hopes of building a strong group culture over the course of the session, we ask that you select a session in which your child is able to participate for all five days. If there is a foreseeable scheduling conflict with a certain session, we ask that you select a different week in which your child will be able to participate fully.
Note to Parents regarding Phase II
Please be aware that although these trips can be a ton of fun, they are rigorous, asking participants to test their physical capabilities and mental fortitude to reach the top. They may not be right for everyone. Students will be away from their homes and families, sleeping outdoors for five days and four nights. During the hike, participants are responsible for carrying their own packs full of individual and group supplies for the duration of the journey and are also expected to assist in group tasks such as setting up camp, gathering firewood and filtering water. Although backpacking experience is not required, boys and girls should have a reasonable level of physical fitness to be able to meet the needs of this adventure. Before enrolling your son or daughter, we encourage you to have a discussion with him or her about what is entailed in being a part of JHLP’s Phase II program. With greater challenge, though, there is certainly greater reward, and little can match the sense of accomplishment that young people achieve when they complete this expedition.
First-come, First-served Registration
In recent years, JHLP has grown significantly in popularity resulting in a competitive application process. There is a limited number of spaces available in each session, and these are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration materials will be processed in the order that they are received- We Recommend completing your registration on-line.
Given the limited number of spaces and in hopes of making our program available to as many participants as possible, we can offer each child a space in no more than one session of programming per summer.
Choosing a Session
On the attached program application forms, we ask that you select your top three choices for sessions and rank them numerically (1, 2, and 3). If your first choice session reaches capacity prior to the time that your registration is processed, we will do our best to place your child in the second or third choice sessions.
There is a minimum number of participants that must register in each session in order for it to run. Once this number has been reached we will send out a message to all registered participants confirming your registration in the specified session.
With high volumes of registrants and a limited number of available spaces in each session, there may be instances in which we are unable to secure a space for your child in a specified session. If this is the case, we will maintain your application and contact information and add your child to a Waiting List for your session of choice. If there is a cancellation in the specified session, registrants on the Waiting List will be offered the space in the order that their application materials were received.
In registering for a particular session, we ask that you be certain your child will be able to participate in it. Once you have registered and received confirmation of your child’s space in the session you can cancel at no cost up until 30 days prior to the start date of that session. If you cancel after those 30 days your money will NOT be refunded. Concessions may be made in the case of medical issues or family emergency. Please contact the Program Coordinator in these situations.