August 11 – 16, 2019
“Across time and in countless ways, people of many cultures have gone into the wilderness to mark life transitions and seek guidance. The core of the form was clear: leaving the ordinary world, crossing a threshold, and returning with a gift and a task. It was an initiation, a rite of passage, a new birth in the womb of the natural world.” – John Davis
Passages is a week-long overnight wilderness experience that provides a nurturing and meaningful rite-of-passage experience for adolescents ages 13-16. This program guides and supports young adult campers through an immersive week of exploring their relationship to self, to community, and to the earth.
Participants spend each day building skills to secure these four basic, sacred needs in the wilderness. Our focus is on methods of shelter building, procuring and preparing food, securing and purifying water and fire-building techniques.