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Photos: Gut Check camp
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Blue team members scatter after a round of push ups Friday, July 19, 2019 at the Riverside Military Academy obstacle course during day two of the Gainesville Jaycees annual Gut Check camp program. The Jaycees started the military-styled camp in 1997 as a team building and leadership program for (teenage boys) in Hall County schools. The boys are taught leadership skills using military principles and include activities like rappelling down a mountain, obstacle course racing, and hiking. - photo by Scott Rogers

Local boys braved the heat and got in shape on Saturday.

The Gainesville Jaycees held their annual Gut Check camp program at Riverside Military Academy. The Jaycees started the military-styled camp in 1997 as a team building and leadership program for (teenage boys) in Hall County schools. The boys are taught leadership skills using military principles and include activities like rappelling down a mountain, obstacle course racing, and hiking.

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Yellow team members attack the obstacle course at Riverside Military Academy Friday, July 19, 2019, during the annual Gainesville Jaycees Gut Check camp. - photo by Scott Rogers
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Angel Carrera learns the basics of rappelling Friday, July 19, 2019, at Check camp. Camp participants moved on Saturday to Yonah Mountain for more rappelling. - photo by Scott Rogers
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Gut Check participant Drew Doker sounds off with fellow campers Friday, July 19, 2019, at Riverside Military Academy during day two of the military-styled camp. - photo by Scott Rogers
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Sand coats Gut Check camper TJ Maddox's face Friday, July 19, 2019, during the obstacle course race during the Gainesville Jaycees annual military-styled camp for teenage boys. - photo by Scott Rogers
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Gainesville Jaycee Ryan Sawyer barks out the push up count Friday, July 19, 2019, for members of the blue team during the annual Gut Check camp at Riverside Military Academy. The three-day military-styled camp is designed to instill discipline and teach leadership qualities to a wide ranging group of Hall County middle school boys - photo by Scott Rogers
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A Gut Check camper uses a rope swing to clear the gully Friday, July 19, 2019, at Riverside Military Academy during the obstacle course race between the Gut Check teams. - photo by Scott Rogers
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Members of the Gainesville Jaycees annual Gut Check camp climb a steep flight of stairs Friday, July 19, 2019, at Riverside Military Academy during day-two of the three-day military style camp. - photo by Scott Rogers
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Preston Rogers completes 15 push-ups Friday, July 19, 2019 at Riverside Military Academy during the annual Gainesville Jaycees annual Gut Check military-style camp. - photo by Scott Rogers
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Dylan Mesurac and the rest of the Gainesville Jaycees Gut Check camp members wait for instructions before moving to the mess hall for lunch Friday, July 19, 2019, at Riverside Military Academy. - photo by Scott Rogers
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Yellow team members of the Gainesville Jaycees annual Gut Check camp program line up early morning Friday, July 19, 2019, on the obstacle field at Riverside Military Academy for day-two activities of the military-style camp. - photo by Scott Rogers
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