Rites-of-Passage Journeys are powerful experiences for all young people. In life, we change and tranistion into something new... through puberty and into Adulthood. We need Ritual, Ceremonies and the Vision Quest to suceed.
Rites of Passage is an old phrase. Our ancestors, the Native Americans, the Africans and many of the worlds cultures know its value.
Over time, many of us have lost the wisdom of the Rites of Passage. Now is the time to bring it back. Our ancestors knew how to live with the Earth. In todays world, we are forced into technology, materialism, subdivisions, cell phones, computers and on and on. It gets harder and harder to connect with Nature and our own natural cycles.
The Rite of Passage is a time to honor the individual that is in "change". There are 6 phases involved: Acknowledgment, Separation, Discovery, Silence, Initiation and Celebration.
We travel into the wilderness and we find ourselves, our true selves.
We will learn the Medicine Wheel and how it affects our lives. We will connect with the 4 Elements of Air-Water-Fire-Earth. We will learn how to make fire from our bare hands. We will think about our lives. We will spend time alone. We will discover who we are. We will learn to honor ourselves. We will begin to live.
During the silence phase, we will adventure into a time of quiet. The native people call it the Vision Quest. It is the most powerful experience that we know of. It is the climax of the Rite of Passage Journey. Once complete with the Vision Quest, the person will have transformed themselves into something new. This new person is one who they, themselves has designed.
The Sweat Lodge is an ancient initiation, where hot rocks are brought into a small confined area. Within the lodge, we sing, silence and focus on our lives. It is a purification ceremony. It is cleansing.
Upon return, the person is greeted by some of his family members and life-long mentors. They meet "for the first time" ... again.
This journey is not for the light at heart. It is ceremony and ritual and it will change our lives... should we give it a chance.
Are you ready?
We invite you to join us.
Activities and Features
Accommodating Special Needs Attention Deficit Disorder
Religious Emphasis Non Denominational
Outdoor Activities Mountaineering Climb and Rappel Ropes Course Backpacking Hiking Rock Climbing
Competitive Events Intra Camp Competition
Water Sports Rafting
Other Activities Journey to Manhood Seminar Journey to Womanhood Seminar Native American Culture Arts & Crafts Survival & Primative Skills Rites of Passage rituals Vision Quest Medicine Wheel teachings Sweat Lodge Initiation Drumming Life-Skills from the 4 Agreements - 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens - The Wonder of Boys/Girls
The Wilderness of the West
In the Out-of-Doors Throughout the Western United States ID, CO, MT, UT, NM, CA, AZ, OR, WA, 000000 USA