This camp has been developed specifically for boys between the ages of 14 and 17 years old, together with their fathers (or other form of male supervision). We will gather as a community of men, stories will be shared, the fire will burn, challenges will be overcome and a brotherhood is formed.
When will a boy become a man?
The physical changes happen naturally, but mentally major changes also need to happen. If the mental changes don’t happen, an adult man will appear, yet he will still behave like a boy. Growth into healthy adulthood is a process that can’t be left to young people themselves. It is a transition that must be supported with care and affection by a community of older men.
“A woman can change an embryo into to a boy, but only men can change a boy into a man. “ – Robert Bly
During these days, father and son are completely disconnected from their daily lives. No computers, no cell phones, no other forms of distraction. They will learn to connect in a new way, with each other, with their environment and with themselves. These connections will affect your son in a positive way and help him enormously with his further steps in life.
During these days your boy will:
- Improve his relationship with his father/male mentor
- Hear ‘real’ life stories
- Gain confidence
- Learn about relationships between men and women and create more respect towards his mother and women in general
- Learn to communicate on a deeper level and how to express himself more clearly
- Think about what kind of men he wants to become and what he needs to do (or not do) to make that happen