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    TRACKS - INSPIRING (YOUNG) MEN

    5 days and 4 nights strengthening the bond between father & son

    Boys need a supportive transition into adulthood…

    Learning from others, and developing your son’s confidence as they move towards a positive future.

    Teenagers face one of the most exciting and challenging times of their life - building an independent identity, while moving into a wider world of possible risk and danger. Young men need good men who are prepared to share the deepest truth about their lives. Without that, they run the risk of building an identity based on guess work from peers, borrowed images, media stereotypes and the fantastical heroes of popular culture.

    Now more than ever, they need real men present in their lives.

    Tracks encourages fathers and men to help create an experience for the young men they care about, encouraging them to grow true to themselves. It’s an exciting inner and outer adventure held in beautiful Golden Bay. Events run 3 times a year in the January, April and October school holidays.

    For young people; Tracks will help you move beyond ‘childhood’, build self-confidence, uncover your uniqueness and discover your strengths, qualities, and potential in a new way. Men of all ages will encourage you to trust your intuition, find your voice and make strong choices. From here you will stand more confidently in the world on your own two feet ensuring a lot of fun along the way.

    We offer weekend courses for any man who has a personal interest in rites of passage, transition and the stages of life. These courses are the gateway to becoming more involved with the facilitation of the Tracks programmes.

    On top of that we offer a weekend for 8 - 10 year old boys and their dads. Camping with your son, playing games, laughing and having fun together with other boys and dads, open fires, stars and stories. Precious undistracted time to revel in the joy and exuberance of - Your boy, being a boy with you, his hero.......

    “If men can begin to share their stories with their sons …. and if we can honour these stories within our society …., we’ll be taking a significant step forward in guiding our young men successfully into manhood.”

    Celia Lashlie

    We offer the following range of programmes

    Tracks is not affiliated with any particular faith or culture, but aims to provide a balanced, multi-generational community where young people can learn. We believe in supporting young people to stand tall, alive and full of hope for their and our future.

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