Wilderness Rites of Passage
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.
RITES OF PASSAGE
FOR AGES 8 - 18
Our summer youth programs, for ages 8 – 18, help young people navigate the journey from childhood to adulthood in a supported, mentored way. Led by a team of experienced wilderness mentors, participants will safely experience the physical challenges of demanding mountain backpacking as well as the interpersonal themes of self-reliance, responsibility to self and others, group dynamics and conflict resolution.
FOR AGES 18+
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, that’s when it begins!). Our programs for adults include solo time in nature, powerful ritual and ceremony and individual and community mentorship and reflection.
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. These programs foster the presence necessary for authentic connections, which are essential in our communities, families, friendships and relationships with all beings.
In the spirit of creating community and increasing the availability of rite of passage experiences, we offer memorable presentations, unique trainings & workshops, and impactful events.