NEW Outdoor Grit Ninja Buddy Program, 7/19 – 7/23!

Ages 5-11, All Abilities.
If your child, age 5 to 11, would like to participate in the program, please register through Darien Parks and Recreation. Two class options are available:
1:15 – 2:30 register here
1:15 – 4:00 register here

From Grit Ninja:This class is for ninjas of all abilities, middle and high school buddies will provide extra support. We have worked hard to create an environment that is inclusive, values individualism and allows all ninjas to feel a sense of accomplishment regardless of the starting point. This unique athletic offering will help your child reach their goals and feel success on the ninja course! Please note: if your child requires special accommodations – no problem! Just let us know by emailing

The Grit Ninja has packed up equipment and is ready to turn Cherry Lawn Park into a unique ninja warrior obstacle course! During each action packed day, aspiring ninjas will climb, swing, jump and run on our obstacles which include:
Warped Wall. Our 12-foot adjustable warped wall is a ninja favorite! Get ready to beat that wall regardless of your age!

Upper Body Rig. Our mobile rig can hold many ninja favorites including monkey bars, rings, pipe sliders, and other more challenging ninja holds.
Rock wall. Ninjas will try to traverse across our rock wall on various custom climbing routes.

Speed/Agility Course. Test your speed, agility, and balance as you try to make it through the speed course by jumping over, stepping on, and ducking under our Quad Steps, over/under hurdles, balance logs, stepping stones, and more!
Parkour Stations. Test yourself as you try to get over our multi-sized vault boxes and make precision jumps.

Other Swinging Obstacles. More upper body run in the form of rope swings, giant rings, and pipe sliders.

Balance Games. Get ready for some friendly competition in our many “ninja balance games” including Balance Tic-tac-toe, Floor is Lava, and many more!

Course Runs. Put all the skills together and try to get the fastest time you can!
Ninjas will face new challenges each day!

Our program is designed by The Grit Ninja’s professional coaches – many of whom have competed on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior. Our coaches will guide ninjas as they tackle our fun obstacles that build strength, coordination, agility, balance, problem-solving skills, self-confidence and, most importantly, GRIT!