Young Men’s Mentorship & Rites of Passage Camp Summer 2019
“A boy cannot turn into a man without the active intervention of older men.”
– Robert Bly
This year we’re offering our program from July 1-4 2019 at Camp Koolaree on Kootenay Lake
Call to adventure for young men between the ages of 12 and 17! 4-day, 3-night experiential journey followed by three quarterly get-togethers throughout the following year. This year our summer camp is 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 has a focus on leadership, creative sword play, purpose and gratitude.
The incredible team of heart-centered mentors are looking forward to bringing out the best in the Young Men and facilitating a powerful experience that will be transformative for all.
Activities: coyote mentoring, creative sword play, games, art, solo time, council, myth, journalling, fire ceremony, sit-spots, bird language, hiking, tracking, awareness, thanksgiving, self-generated ceremony.
Youth will be met, challenged, nurtured, inspired and mentored through this rite of passage. Cost includes all food. Ages 12-17
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Inquire in late May 2019 about bursaries to email@example.com
“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.
"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