WHAT IS A VETTED PATRIOT?
A person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against the enemy.
their teammates, and
We empower your kids to get that mindset here and take it with them throughout life. Their performance in school and life is exponentially improved. They are prepared for the challenges in life.
OUR FIRST CLASS BEGINS
MONDAY, JULY 25, 2022
Give me specifics….
Who is this for?
Vetted Patriot is a custom built experiential learning platform for boys and girls ages 13 to 17.
How old does my kid have to be to participate in the program?
Each child must be between the ages of 13 and 17.
Who is engaging with my kids?
Just some of the best military leaders, PhDs, and leadership experts in the world! Click here to read the bios of some of the people who will be mentoring your children.
Not only your child, but also parents, teachers, family, current and future friends, spouses, and employers.
Who do I contact in case of an emergency?
Contact our Chief of Staff, Kenneth Vennera, at this number: (866) 630-0045.
Who will contact me in case of an emergency?
Our Chief of Staff, Kenneth Vennera, will create a primary, alternate, contingency, and emergency contact plan with the parents of each of our attendees.
Who do I contact if I want to check on my child?
Vetted Patriot will send out a daily email update including photos and video to the parents of our attendees. In addition, you may contact our Director of Guest Experience, at (866) 630-1099 to check on your child.
What are my kids doing?
Click here to review the program agenda.
What does my kid need to bring?
Click here to review the packing list (items your kid will need).
What is the selection criteria?
After you register online (click below), a Vetted Patriot staff member will reach out to you to set up a video conference call (via Zoom or Google Meet) with both the parent(s) and the participant to determine if the child is a fit for the Vetted Patriot program. If your child is not selected, we will refund any deposit (less any credit card processing fees).
What sets us apart?
There are a number of things that differentiates us from other programs, let me highlight a few of them:
- We take the time to speak with and get to know your child BEFORE they come out to the event,
- We follow up the event with an opportunity for a lifelong mentorship relationship with the leaders your kids personally meet during their Vetted Patriot journey.
- The quality of people we have on our staff (I mean, have you read those bios?!!)
- The program itself merges both team and individual physically grueling events with the soft sciences. We teach them the ‘so what’ and ‘now what’ behind each experience.
- Your kid has an opportunity to leave with $10,000 if they find the treasure chest at the end of the program.
- Utah is exceptionally beautiful.
What will my kid eat?
They will be eating three meals a day, including a catered dinner at the conclusion of each day’s event.
What happens in the event of an emergency?
Vetted Patriot instructors will take all reasonable steps to ensure a safe and secure environment. In the event of an emergency, instructors have been trained in first aid and take appropriate action including promptly informing parents of the situation.
What happens if my kid wants to come home?
If a child does not want to be here, we do not force them to be here. They will always have the option to voluntarily withdraw from training. After a cool down period, if the child is adamant about going home, we will inform the parents and arrange for appropriate travel considerations. You would be responsible for any additional costs incurred (including any revised travel plans) resulting from early withdrawal from the program.
What happens after the event is over?
After the event is over, Vetted Patriot instructors arrange for travel to the Salt Lake City International Airport. We follow up with the parents to ensure each child arrives at the appropriate destination. Then we discuss the options for follow-on mentorship program to begin. You see, these kids will form bonds with our instructors during the week-long Vetted Patriot journey which can transform into a lifelong mentorship.
What is the application process?
Very simple. Click below to apply.
What, if any, COVID restrictions are in place?
What if we have to cancel?
In the unfortunate event of cancellation at any time up to the day prior to the start of the program, you can choose to apply your credit to a future event or receive full reimbursement of your fee paid (less applicable credit card processing fees).
What is the participant-to-mentor ratio?
Our class has a minimum of 100 students. Historically, the participant to mentor ratio is 8:1, meaning eight participants to every one instructor.
What is the deposit for?
The deposit reserves your place to enter the event. A minimum of 100 people must be registered for the event to occur. In the event fewer than 100 people want to push themselves to excel, all fees will be refunded. Fees will cover food, set up and equipment for the events, medical evacuation staff, and event coordination. The fee is not due until the event has 100 registrants.
What are your expectations of my child?
Simply that they want to be here; they are motivated to attend Vetted Patriot.
When does the program take place?
Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29, 2022.
When is the first time we hear from you?
Within 24 hours of registration.
When does my kid actually become a vetted patriot?
They have to earn that right. If they complete all that is required of them, they will be officially recognized at our Vetted Patriot Ceremony on Friday, July 29 at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Where does the program take place?
The entire program will take place in Huntsville, Utah (in the vicinity of Salt Lake City). Attendees will initially be located in the remote Mountains of Utah and then transported to the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City for the last two days.
Where do I drop off my kid?
If flying (majority of attendees fly in) you will arrange flights from your preferred departure airport and arrive into the Salt Lake City International Airport on Monday, July 25 before 2:00 pm MST. A Vetted Patriot Instructor will be at the airport waiting to pick up your kid. Parents are responsible for arranging all travel to and from Vetted Patriot. If driving, please coordinate with our Chief of Staff, Kenneth Vennera at (866) 630-0045 prior to the event.
Where and when do I pick up my kid?
At the same airport you dropped them off; Friday, July 29th.
AND A FEW MORE...
How much does this cost?
The cost for this 5-day event is $1699, all-inclusive.
Will my kid be inside or outside for the program?
75% of the time, your kid will be outside.
Will my kid be able to have a cell phone with them and use it?
Only in the case of emergencies.
Will my kid need weapons to succeed in the program?
Will my kid travel through the course with a team?
Is it possible for a regular kid to finish the event?
Does my kid need to be in shape?
No. but it may help considerably.
Will someone physically assault or torture my kid?
No. Any torture will be self-inflicted (although the program will hopefully put an end to that). Your child may quit at any time.
Is this like Military Training?
Military training is a great inspiration.
Why do you mention scientists twice?
You need to be smart to succeed.
Will my kid be able to sleep adequately?
It depends on whether they’re good.
Can you provide an example of what challenges lie ahead?
No. That’s part of what makes it special.
Will it be fun?
Yes. Without question.