Marking Life's Stages


Rites of Passage
5 day residential Rites of Passage programs for girls and their mothers (Tides) and for boys and their fathers (Tracks) run three times a year during the school holidays. 

Rising Tides/Sons
Pre rite of passage weekend programs for girls age 9-11 and their mums, and boys 8-10 and their dads, which normally run twice a year. 

A 5-day program open to all people ages 18 - 35. An opportunity to connect the wider community into rites of passage work and invites Tracks and Tides whānau to bring a friend or partner who hasn’t journeyed through a rite of passage program before.

Weekend Residentials
Once a year, we run weekend programs for women, called Ebb 'n' Flow and for men, called Good Men Make Tracks, who have an interest in rites of passage, transition & life's stages. They cover all the aspects of  our rite of passage program, but with a focus on adults. This could also be a gateway to being involved in the Tides or Tracks work.

Wilderness Solo
A wilderness solo is a contemporary translation of the ancient ritual of the vision quest, which was held in all corners of the world. Alone in the wilderness...with only yourself, and nature as your companion. This program runs for seven days at Canaan Downs up on top of Takaka Hill in Golden Bay.

Funding Your Rite
From the outset ROPF has been determined that any family who really wants to participate should not be prevented from attending for financial reasons.  

To this end we have put a number of facilities in place. Firstly, self design payment plans (minimum of $35 per week) are available to all, allowing families to spread their payments.

Then for those needing further assistance we look to a collaborative approach taken case by case.

Working together we will explore fundraising possibilities, like making grant applications to outside organisations for example and when available, we may also be able to allocate scholarship funds that have been gifted to ROPF to support families who need it.


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