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.

2022 Gut Check
July 7th – 10th

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

Program directors:
Jesse Harkins 706-200-6904
Paul Rogers 678-410-5350

Graduation will be held in the Sandy Beaver auditorium at Riverside Military Academy on Sunday, July 10th at 11:00am.

This program will observe additional safety measures and protocols to ensure the health and safety of all participants.


    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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