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July 19, 2019 - July 22, 2019
Started in 1997, GUT CHECK was created by the Gainesville Jaycees to teach young men discipline and leadership in a safe and structured high energy environment. A scholarship program free of charge for the participants, GUT CHECK is held over the course of three days each July. The young men will be housed in dormitories at the Riverside Military Academy for the duration of the weekend. Though the activities throughout the weekend vary, they are all designed to teach leadership skills, teamwork, communication and how to better deal with tough situations to achieve goals in life. These activities include rappelling instruction, obstacle courses, individual challenges and team building activities. In addition to the activities, the young men will also hear from several prominent speakers throughout the weekend. These speakers often offer a ‘been there, done that’ aspect to which the participants really connect. The aforementioned graduation ceremony is a very uplifting experience as the graduates begin to implement the lessons learned from the previous three days as parents, teachers and loved ones look on.