It is a question that a number of young men have probably asked themselves, especially recently when Navy SEAL accomplishments have been plastered all over the news: “Do I have what it takes to be a Navy SEAL?”
Whether you are in it for the long haul or are simply curious as to what the answer to the question is, there is a way for you to find out, through the SEAL Adventure Challenge.
The SEAL Adventure Challenge is a one-day program offered by SEAL Training Adventures, which offers programs taught and handled by former Special Forces Operators, including former SEAL Team SIX officer Don Mann. The program lasts for 24 continuous hours, where participants will be challenged both physically and mentally, and where they will learn about team work and individual excellence – lessons that will prove to be valuable to anyone, regardless of whether they end up becoming one of the elite Navy SEALs or not.
Here is the typical SEAL Adventure Challenge Schedule:
- 07:00 Muster/Form Up Boat Crews, Coxians, PST Clinic Inside Damneck Main Gate
- 08:00 Pool Evolutions – Drown Proofing, CSS, Team Races, Underwater Swim, Deck PT, Tread Water, Sardine
- 11:00 Transport to Ft. Story (personal vehicle, STA provides transportation as needed)
- 12:00 Muster/ PT MRE – Run to Beach, Surf Torture, Log PT, BUD/s PST, O-course
- 17:00 MRE
- 17:30 Monster Mash
- 21:30 Patrolling Course, Cami, Cover vs. Concealment
- 22:00 Mission Brief – Patrol to bonafidies, Gather Intel of POW, Patrol to Recon POW area, Gather Intel and return to HQ for debrief
- 03:30 Meal
- 04:00 Beach PT
- 06:00 Clean Up / Graduation / Endex
The SEAL Adventure Challenge costs $179, but for a limited time, doing a good deed for our nation’s heroes will give you a chance to win a free pass to the Challenge, by participating in a fund raising raffle for the benefit of Heroes of Tomorrow.
Heroes of Tomorrow is “a nationwide army of veterans and other experts who donate their time and share their experiences to prepare Americans who have made the heroic choice to serve our country and communities.” The organization is manned by volunteers who provide group training and information for free, in order to help military hopefuls excel in such public service fields as the military, law enforcement, public safety, and firefighter training.
The organization was founded by former Navy SEAL Stew Smith, who has made a name for himself internationally as an author of fitness books and a speaker. Smith has donated more than 5,000 hours of his personal time through Heroes of Tomorrow since 2001, providing interested citizens with the training necessary to pursue careers in public service.
Heroes of Tomorrow does its work at a training facility located near Annapolis, Maryland.
Raffle tickets are available now for $2.00 each, and each ticket represents a chance at the free pass for the SEAL Adventure Challenge set for July 29 to August 4. All the proceeds for the sales of the raffle tickets will be donated to Heroes of Tomorrow; multiple tickets will increase one’s chances of winning. The winner will be chosen randomly on July 1st.
For those who are interested in taking things one step further and actually immerse themselves into the daily life of the members of an active duty Special Operations Force (SOF) Platoon, SEAL Training Adventures also offers a seven-day event called the Special Operations Forces (SOF) Academy. Participants stand to earn not just first-hand experience that will better prepare them for being part of the SEALs, Army SF, Rangers, Delta, Marine Recon, or PJs, but five formal certifications in Basic SCUBA, AFF Skydiving, Basic Shooting, Tactical Casualty Care Medical Training (TCCC), and Land Navigation.