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Elemental Quest - A Yearlong Rite of Passage for Boys - 2019-2020
Dates:
7/29/2019 10:00 AM - 9/13/2020 1:00 PM
Ages:
Ages 13 - 15
Cost:
$3900 / $3400 / $2900
Availability:
Registration for this session is no longer available
Description
ELEMENTAL QUEST 2019-2020
A YEARLONG RITE OF PASSAGE JOURNEY FOR BOYS • AGES 12-15

The intention of this program goes beyond tracking and backpacking, extending into the realm of social and emotional intelligence as we will spend time both in solitude and in circle during our gatherings. Our goal is to create a context for youth to access and express their truths and their wisdom, with a foundation in nature. Throughout each gathering, we will practice core routines of nature connection, with the intention of cultivating relationship to and finding our individual place in nature.

Beyond nature explorations and backpacking trips, we will include time with indigenous elders and wisdom keepers who will facilitate opportunities such as sweat lodge, sunrise ceremony, or other fire ceremonies to allow them to connect with their own vitality and their transition towards young adulthood. Also, we will utilize the way of council, as a format for sharing our individual experiences, whether in reference to a game, school, our solo time, or themes emerging in our greater culture. The goal is to share not only ‘survival’ skills which a young man would need to know in the wild, but also ‘thrival’ skills for being a whole human, in touch with themselves and empowered to engage life with wisdom.

In the grand view, this program is a piece of the puzzle of cultural regeneration, renewing rites of passage for youth while engaging the gifts of the family in that process. In the course of the year, we hope to weave strong bonds with everyone involved - amongst the boys and the families as well as with the team of facilitators. In this village model, we will have opportunities for parents to engage in other gatherings and ceremonies deepening our connection and capacity to support the youth.
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