ADULT Programs

“I came away having felt things I did not think I could feel and having seen things that I did not think I could see. 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.”
- Ben, Adult Participant

 
 

Our adult programs, for ages 18 and older, grew out of the strong need we saw to guide adults through their own rites of passage --- for transition does not, of course, end at age 18 (in many ways, it just begins!). Our programs for adults include solo time, time in nature, powerful ritual and ceremony and individual and community mentorship and reflection. Our program design includes preparatory activities, a pre-program meeting, and post-program opportunities to reconnect and renew.

The time that we are living in now requires a deep sense of self, community, place and the sacred --- the very basis on which all of our programs are designed. Experiences with Journeys foster the presence necessary for authentic connections, which are essential in our communities, families, friendships and relationships with all beings.

 

Wilderness Rites of Passage

 

Restoring Youth
Rites of Passage

Ages 18+
Fall 2020, Sept/Oct TBA

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Adult
Wilderness Quest

Ages 18+
August 17 - 27, 2020

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Adult
Mountain Quest

Ages 18-25
NEW! Summer of 2021

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Restoring Culture

Restoring Youth Rites of Passage Leadership Training

Rites of Passage – particularly those marking and catalyzing the journey from childhood through adolescence to adulthood – are a keystone practice in human cultures. Lost to most contemporary communities, the importance of reclaiming and re-imagining these traditions has never been clearer.

Rites of passage for youth weave communities together around the effort to transmit healthy, regenerative culture to the next generation. Through initiatory processes, young people shed what has become too small for them, and are challenged and supported in developing the inner resources and understandings to fully bring their unique gifts forward – into a world that urgently needs what they have to offer. To navigate these transitions of adolescence well, young people need adults who understand the tasks, difficulties, and opportunities of this life stage. They need mentors who know how to mark transitions in meaningful and relevant ways. Most of all, they need adults who have been initiated themselves.

Rite of Passage Journeys offers a variety of Restoring Youth Rites of Passage Leadership Training opportunities with the intention of providing a comprehensive and also modular collection of training experiences and mentorship to support those wanting to work with youth, from any background or level of experience.

 

Restoring Youth Rites of Passage:
Leadership Fundamentals

Ages 18+
June 11 - 14, 2020

This four day intensive format course is designed and presented in collaboration with several youth rites of passage organizations with the intention of preparing people to be ready to step into service with youth, as either volunteers or as new staff/guides.

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Restoring Youth Rites of Passage:
Field Apprenticeship

Ages 18+
Various Dates

Apprenticing is a crucial aspect of learning to be an effective guide for youth. Nothing truly prepares you for the realities of working with youth in the physically and emotionally intense setting of a rite of passage journey like assisting skilled guides as they lead a group through the experience.

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Restoring Youth Rites of Passage:
Advanced Leadership Intensive

Ages 18+
Fall 2020, Sept/Oct TBA

This 11 day immersion offers a current and comprehensive framework and set of tools to soulfully mentor youth through rite of passage ceremonies, powerfully connect with your personal gifts and ancestral inheritance, and begin building your niche in this culture-transforming work.

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Leadership Workshops

Our Leadership Training workshop series emerged from a community call for weekend-length trainings to delve into rites of passage methodology and practice. These workshops can be taken individually or as a series. Taken together, and combined with your own Wilderness Quest and Apprenticeship on our youth programs, they provide fantastic preparation for joining our team as a future guide.

TERRAIN OF TRANSFORMATION

Ages 18+
January 11 - 12, 2020

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CRUCIBLE
OF YOUTH

Ages 18+
February 15 - 16, 2020

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UNTANGLING THE THREADS OF THE PAST

Ages 18+
March 28 - 29, 2020

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Restoring Culture

Community Workshops

 

COUNSELOR
CAMP

Ages 18+
September 20 - 22, 2019

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GRIEVING
TIME

Ages 18+
November 23, 2019

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EMBRACING ELDERHOOD:
AWAKENING THE SAGE WITHIN

Ages 18+
January 25, 2020

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CREATING SOULFUL RITUAL

Ages 18+
February 29 - March 1, 2020

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DRUMMAKING

Ages 18+
April 4, 2020

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DESIGNING TRANSFORMATIVE RITUAL

Ages 18+
April 25 - 26, 2020

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EMBRACING ELDERHOOD:
CALLING ELDERS TO MENTOR YOUTH

Ages 18+
May 16, 2020

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DREAM COUNCIL

Ages 18+
2nd Thursdays, Sep - April

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