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.

Youth Program Overview →

 

EXPERIENCES
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.

Adult Program Overview →

 
 

Restoring Culture

 
 

EXPERIENCES &
TRAININGS

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.

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WORKSHOPS &
EVENTS

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.

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UPCOMING Summer OFFERINGS

 

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

 

Upcoming Community Workshops

 

Untangling the Threads of the Past w/ Darcy Ottey & Pınar Sinopolous-Lloyd
April 27 - 28, 2019

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

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

Counselor Camp
September 20 - 22, 2019

 

Upcoming Events