The JAKES Event was founded on one philosophy: to bring the best area teachers to educate todays youth about the outdoors in a hands on way that they would not normally be exposed to.

Kids are the central focus of our event and our goal is to provide a safe and educational environment for kids to experience outdoor activities. Why do we do what we do? Looking at the excitement from a kid who just caught their first fish or just rode a horse for their first time makes all the hard work worth while.

Our event is completely funded by donations and sponsorships so that we can deliver admission and lunch free of charge for all attendees.

Our philosophy