Are you ready to step powerfully into the next stage of your life? For 50+ years, we have been guiding youth, adults and elders through life transitions, restoring rites of passage and building multi-generational community.


FOR AGES 8 - 18

Our summer youth programs help young people navigate the journey from childhood to adulthood in a supported, mentored way.

Youth Programs →


Our programs for adults include solo time in nature, powerful ritual and ceremony and individual and community mentorship and reflection.

Adult Programs →


These programs foster the presence necessary for authentic connections, which are essential in our communities, families, friendships & relationships.

Upcoming Offerings →


In the spirit of creating community and increasing the availability of rite of passages, we offer presentations, trainings & workshops, and events.

Upcoming Offerings →


 “If you have any doubts that you have what it takes at the beginning, you’ll know by the end that you do.”

- Participant


We restore
Rites of Passage

Rite of Passage Journeys, established in 1968, fosters self-discovery, community belonging, and connection with the natural world. Through contemporary rite of passage experiences and education, we mentor youth, adults and elders through life transitions, initiating soulful leaders for the next generation.

Our vision is a world of vibrant, multi-generational communities in which each life stage and the transitions between them are honored, in which all people are guided to recognize and give their gifts in service to a thriving planet. Find out more about our Mission, History, Locations and Staff here →



Your generosity lifts kids lives - every dollar matters! Your investment empowers the next generation, through essential scholarships, program development and critical infrastructure. Only you can meet these core needs.

Or visit our Donation Page for more information →
As a 501(c)3 organization, your gift to ROPJ is tax-deductible.
Our Tax ID # is 35 - 2283871.


“During my time at Journeys I've gained a stronger sense of self and I don't think I have ever felt more at peace with who I am and what I feel.”

- Mountain Quest for Young Women Participant, Age 12




Explorers Journey
(Ages 8 - 10)
June 24 - 28, 2019

Call to Adventure
(Ages 10 - 12)
June 23 - 29 or August 12 - 18

Moon Rise: For Young Women
(Ages 12 - 14)
July 28 - August 3, 2019

Mountain Quest: For Young Women (Ages 12 - 14)
June 30 - July 13, 2019


Mountain Quest: For Young Men, 2-Week (Ages 12 - 15)
June 30 - July 13, 2019

Mountain Quest: For Young Men, 3-Week (Ages 12 - 15)
July 21 - August 10, 2019

Queer Wilderness Quest
(LGBTQ2IA+ Ages 14 - 18)
August 11 - 21, 2019

Fire on the Mountain
(Ages 14 - 18)
July 7 - 14, 2019


Solo Crossing
(Ages 15 - 18)
July 20 - August 9, 2019

Restoring Youth Rites of Passage (Ages 18 +)
June 2 - 15, 2019

Adult Wilderness Quest
(Ages 18 +)
August 19 - 29, 2019

Adult Mountain Quest
(Ages 18 +)
NEW! Summer of 2020


“When we first ‘got him back,’ I felt immediately that he was so grounded and connected to who he is. Brandon has returned to us with a deep gratitude for his existence and life which he did not have before. I realize that I can actually hand the reins over to him and that he is indeed capable of handling the steering.”

- Participant Parent


Upcoming Events

UPCOMING Community Workshops


Designing Transformative Ritual w/ Randy Morris
May 4 - 5, 2019

Embracing Elderhood Series
Calling Elders to Mentor Youth in Rites of Passage
June 8, 2019

Counselor Camp
For Chemical Dependency Professionals
September 20 - 22, 2019

Dream Council
w/ Tamara Walker
2nd Thursdays, Sep - April


Sign up below for our Newsletter - 2020 workshop dates coming soon!

Grief Tending Ceremony
Restoring Youth Rites of Passage Leadership Development Series
Embracing Elderhood: Aging to Saging
Creating Soulful Ritual
Designing Transformative Ritual
… and more!


 “The course of my life has been permanently altered, in the most precious and meaningful ways. I am better equipped to serve my community from my heart and I am better able to see the humanity in myself and others.”

- Adult Quest Participant


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