Students in Raiders school

August 7-15, 2023 Raider School

Raider Up!

The Raider experience is designed to give young men and women in grades 7-12 the opportunity to expand their knowledge, self-confidence, and develop themselves both individually and as a member of a team. Raider School will allow them to stretch their physical, emotional and mental limits by operating outside their normal comfort zone.

St. John’s Northwestern Summer Applications

We are now accepting applications for the 2023 Summer Raider School.

2023 Price: $975

Dates: August 7-15, 2023

*Maximum of 50 participants* Those over the 50 person maximum will be put on a waiting list and contacted if spots become available.

We believe there is no such thing as tough. You are either trained or untrained.

Students also prepare for the opportunity to earn a place on the Raider Challenge Team, open to grades 9-12 during the academic year. This team competes against hundreds of others at the regional and national levels. Non-SJNA participants will be better qualified for their school’s team. Training will include knots, climbing/rappelling, rope bridge, land nav/map skills, first aid, physical conditioning, a Raider skills course, obstacle course, ruck run, water survival and more.

A Raider is mentally tough, physically fit, morally strong, composed and confident, resilient, always influencing, always operating and always improving.


Participants can expect to carry a 35 lb. pack over rugged terrain and obstacles in varied weather conditions.

Approximately 25-30 mile run/walks will be covered throughout the Raider experience at varied elevations.

Participants must be physically fit and able to sustain continual exertion.

Note: There will be “beginners” levels training for those close, but not able to pass a fitness test.