JAKES ( juniors acquiring knowledge ethics and sportsmanship ) has been committed to teaching area youth a wide variety of outdoor activities that they would not normally be exposed to. All FREE of charge and we feed all a free lunch during the one day event.

The event was founded in 2002 and has held events every year since- rain or shine.



The Grove JAKES Event is organized through a group of dedicated and hard working individuals. Meet our team: 

Shane and Kim Berry                    Candace Bronaugh

Sean Worley                                   Misty McDowell

Rick Dubois                                     Leigh Bodie

Bruce Dubois

Kevin Brown

April Jones

The Grove JAKES Event is a national award winning outdoor youth event.