YOUNG people from Golcar and Cowlersley enjoyed a taste of Army life at Catterick barracks, North Yorkshire.
The youngsters, aged 14 to 16, took part in archery, map reading, mountain biking and the ultimate challenge - the Army assault course.
The day was part of the Communities United Project (Cup), which focuses on sport to improve the lives of local people.
Youngsters have been running a summer programme of sport and activities throughout Kirklees.
It offers young people in deprived areas free activities, such as dance, martial arts, graffiti, motorbiking and trips to football.
Stephen Lee, a Cup spokesman, said: "We try to offer young people a diversion away from crime through positive means.
"A day such as this helps our project, but it also gives those involved the opportunity to consider the possibility of a future not just in the Army but away from crime."