Gut Check

Founded by the Gainesville Jaycees in 1997, Gut Check has impacted hundreds of young men’s lives throughout Gainesville/Hall County. Each summer, 50 middle school boys take part in a four day boot camp program where they learn effective team building, overcome obstacles, and conquer their fears. The culmination of the weekend is a march up Yonah Mountain, followed by rappelling down its sheer rock face! Gut Check is intended to build the foundation for these young men to be successful, productive members of their family, school, and community.

2024 Gut Check
May 30th – June 2nd

For more information about this free overnight camp, or to apply to attend email us at or give us a call.

Program directors:
Colin Alford 770-539-1097
Will Razo 678-458-5232

Graduation will be held in the Sandy Beaver auditorium at Riverside Military Academy on Sunday, June 2nd at 10:00am.

Gut Check Intro Video


    Gut Check Signup Request Form

    Availability is limited. All applicants are subjects to review and are not guaranteed a spot for the Gut Check program.

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