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Life at Thacher

Ojai, California... the particulars

Weather in the Summer

Ojai tends to be hot during the day in the summer, but is usually cooled by ocean breezes at night (we're 20 miles from the ocean). All classrooms, auditoriums and the dining room are air conditioned; dormitory rooms are not air conditioned.

By Air

The Los Angeles (LAX), Burbank, and Santa Barbara airports are closest to Ojai; they are 2 hours, 1 1/2 hours, and 1 hour away respectively. There is no public transportation from the airport(s) to Ojai. Therefore you should contract with a shuttle service (try "Vic's Van" at 805-640-0231 or Roadrunner Shuttle at 805-389-8196) or rent a car (you will NOT need your car once you are in Ojai, as we will provide van transportation to town when needed).

By Car

From the East: Take Hwy 150 to Reeves Road (at Boccali's Pizza turn right). On Reeves, take the second left on McAndrew Road. McAndrew will take you to the Thacher gates straight ahead.

From the North, South, and West: Take Hwy 101 to Hwy 33. Take Hwy 33 into town. 33 runs into 150 (Ojai Ave. in town). Follow 150 until Reeves Road; lake the left part of the Y at Reeves (Boccali's is in the middle of the Y). On Reeves, take the second left on McAndrew Road. McAndrew will take you to the Thacher straight ahead.

Where is it?

Follow this link to a Google map where you can see the location, enter yours and then get directions.