Rites of Passage Foundation - Inspiring Young People

5 days and 4 nights strengthening the bond between father & son or mother & daughter.

Boys and Girls need a supportive transition into adulthood…

Learning from others, and developing your child’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 people need good men and women who are prepared to share the deepest truth about their lives. Without that, young people 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 and women present in their lives.

Tracks and Tides encourage mothers and fathers, men and women to help create an experience for the young people 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 September school holidays.

For young people; Tracks and Tides will help you move beyond ‘childhood’, build self-confidence, uncover your uniqueness and discover your strengths, qualities, and potential in a new way. Women / 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 also offer weekend courses for any man or woman 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 and Tides programmes.

“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


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