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“A boy cannot turn into a man without the active intervention of older men.”

– Robert Bly

This year we’re offering two opportunities to be part of this transformational journey: July 1-4 2019 and Aug 19 - 23 2019 at Camp Koolaree on Kootenay Lake

Call to adventure for teenage boys and their Fathers or a male mentor! 4-day, 3-night experiential journey and a year-long commitment to mentorship. This year at Camp Koolaree on Kootenay Lake, the un-ceded homeland xaʔxáʔ tumxʷulaʔxʷ of the Sinixt, Ktunaxa and Sylix people.

All boys are born with unique gifts for the world. Mentorship and Rites of Passage transform the fires of adolescence into warmth, purpose and direction and help boys discover their gifts.

Going into our second year of programming, this year our program includes Fathers or male mentors (such as step-Dads or Uncles) from each young man's life.

The incredible team of heart-centered mentors are looking forward to bringing out the best in the Young Men and facilitating a powerful experience for Fathers that will be transformative for all.

Activities: coyote mentoring, games, art, solo time, council,myth, journaling, wilderness survival, sit-spots, bird language, hiking, tracking, awareness, thanksgiving, self-generated ceremony.

Teens will be met, challenged, nurtured, inspired and mentored through this rite of passage. Cost includes all food. Ages 12-17

Total Tuition per Father-Son pair is $1200 and includes Fall, Winter and Spring programming

(Space limited to 12 youth-mentor dyads)

Registration opens January 2019. To begin registration fill-out the form below. Registration is complete when non-refundable deposit of $300 is e-transfered to gkeczan@gmail.com

Inquire in March/April 2019 about bursaries

“If the deep conflicts of youth are ignored and left unresolved, the new adults will be unable to solve deep conflicts in the culture” – Michael Meade

Recognizing that Western culture fails to initiate boys into healthy adulthood, this mentorship program facilitates vital experiences to guide the men of tomorrow to discover their authentic gifts, create a strong vision for their future, and fully engage in their lives through meaningful service and effective action.

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"When we talk about rites of passage we mean a time when we recognize and see young people for the beauty they bring into the world. The rite is to get them to wake up to their own dream, their own story." Luis J. Rodriguez

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