Gut Check

Founded by the Gainesville Jaycees in 1996, 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.

2021 Gut Check
July 15th – 18th.

For more information, or to apply to attend email us at or call:

Program directors:

Paul Rogers at 678-410-5350

Samuel Latimer at 678-938-5425

Graduation will be held in the Sandy Beaver auditorium at Riverside Military Academy on Sunday, July 18th at 11:00am.

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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If lending a helping hand in your community while building life-long friendships and realizing deep personal growth interests you, then we should talk! The future is engaging, bright & social as a Jaycee.
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