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