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    Tracks is part of the Rites of Passage Foundation and specialises in assisting young men to make the fundamental, emotional and psychological shift from child to young adult. Our community led camps are designed as a powerful rite of passage for boys and their families. They’re also a lot of fun too!

    The Tracks rites of passage are processes that mark the adolescent transition, for the participant, the family and the community, between the two life stages of childhood and adulthood. Adolescent initiation rites offer a community led journey of separation, transition and integration as a way to work meaningfully with adolescents as they move between the life stages of childhood into adulthood. In Aotearoa/New Zealand the Tracks programme provides a five day contemporary rite of passage for adolescents and, where possible, their fathers. The rite of passage is based on the assumption that adolescents need opportunities to find their voices and make meaning if they are to become more aware of who they are and where they belong.

    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.

    Tracks offers a range of programmes

    QuoteStrong, healthy men and families through community-led Rites of Passage.Quote_end

    School and Community Talks

    Members of our highly-qualified team are available to give presentations and community talks in your area on successfully raising boys through adolescence.



    The Rites of Passage Foundation would like to thank the funding organisations, regular sponsors and all the individuals who have supported us over the years.



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