5-day residential, for 14+ year old boys and their fathers

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 people need good men and women 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.

The 3 stages of a rite:

1. Separation

From everyday life. Time to reflect on the childhood phase and make space for the changes unfolding.

2. Transition/Initiation

Involves a physical challenge. Allows one to engage with their own skills, limits and boundaries. From here, new levels of self-awareness emerge.

3. Integration and Return         
The wider community celebrates the young persons discoveries. From this point they are acknowledged as more adult members of society where roles and relationships can change and grow.

Using nature connection, story telling, physical challenges, games, ceremony and creative arts, Tracks rites incorporate all 3 stages in a contemporary way. With this approach, your son can access essential tools for the same fundamental, emotional and psychological shift - that of child to young adult.

As parents or guardians your engagement and support in the rite is crucial to the level of significance it has. Dads, your role will weave in, out and alongside your son’s throughout the week. Mums, you are encouraged, where possible, to be present on the first and last day of the rite.

Cost: $1500 Full fee, $1400 Early bird fee.

*Early bird fee - must complete registration 1 month prior to event start date. This is the total cost for both father and son and includes catering, materials and use of glamping facilities.

We accept payment plans or instalments. Please note that spaces are limited and we are unable to secure your registration without payment of fees.

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