At the end of a grueling race in which he developed teamwork skills, his ability to solve problems, and resilience, my son said, "That was awesome!" In terms of outdoor education, GRIT Adventures is that cartoon character vitamin - nutritious and fun! During these trying times, I think it's incredibly important that kids learn how to be resilient, develop self-confidence, stay physically fit, and have fun outside. This experience checked all of those boxes.
John N. father of 13 year old Jack
I thought the race was a great team challenge and I loved not having adults around to win it for us. It involves a lot of teamwork and I would definitely recommend it to people who are interested.
Evan T. 13 year old participant
My daughter participated in the first Grit Adventure Race and we will 100% be back for more! The race was organized, safe, and TONS OF FUN! The challenges were difficult enough to make the racers wonder if they would complete it but they persevered through teamwork and grit
Besides her ear to ear smile, the best part was watching the team navigate the course independent of adults. She learned more about resilience and independence in this one day than she has in a year!
Dan F father of 9 year old Sammy
The race was an amazing experience for me and doing it with my friends made it even better. I hadn't done anything like that in a long time and it was a nice change. It taught me how to work as a team and be patient. I definitely want to do something like it again.
Jayden T. 15 year old participant
I heard about G.R.I.T. Adventure racing class from a friend and I signed my son up for the class on the spot! This is just what my child needed. I told my son what he was enrolled in and he threw a fit. We made a deal, he would go to the first class and then he could quit if he wanted. After his first class he never asked to quit again. This class was challenging, but this class was fun and also empowering! He learned new skills and then he was tested in real ways. Probably the most powerful thing he discovered was he CAN do hard things!
Lisa T. mother of 12 year old Alex
GRIT Adventure Racing is a program unlike any other. Our daughter loves the outdoors and adventure and we try to foster that within our family. She's attended summer camps and belongs to Girl Scouts, but GRIT combines her passions with resilience, life skills, and determination. This isn't a community program run by hired help. Coach Jesse and his team love adventure racing and it shows! Their energy and positivity are contagious and the participants feed off their encouragement. No matter her time or score on race day, our daughter always leaves proud, confident, and ready for the next adventure.
Kiersten L. mother of 13 year old Madeline