Our Becoming Men Maturational Rites of Passage Programs for 2020.

A CELEBRATION OF THE TRANSITION FROM BOY TO YOUNG MAN.

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DATES FOR NEXT YEAR:

AUTUMN CAMP – 7 TO 10 MAY, 2020.

SPRING CAMP – 10 TO 13 SEPTEMBER, 2020.

The Becoming Men program is a facilitated, camp based rite of passage.

It’s for boys 13 to 19 years (the important thing about the entry age is that your boy has begun to mature into a young man) and their mother and father/carers/mentors, and involves the whole family. The purpose of the camp is to acknowledge and celebrate the beginning of the transition of your boy to becoming a young man in a respectful, engaging, and exciting way in the presence of women and men who have learnt good things from their life journey.

Our program has a philosophy of nonjudgemental inclusion and participation by informed choice. Our processes are gentle and respectful focusing on shared experience and the incremental take up of responsibilities pertinent to individual participants lives. This happens in an environment of mutual admiration and support.

Our programs are nondenominational.

This program includes a two hour information evening sharing what ideas underpin our program, held in Hobart. A four day (extended weekend, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) multi-day camp on our purpose built Bruny Island site, with a two hour introduction night for fathers, mothers and mentors immediately prior to the camp. Our program includes a departure involving the boy’s mothers or mentors, a women’s support circle, and a celebratory return involving the extended family. Our program is completed with a half day (3 hours on a weekend) celebration event for the whole family at an easily assessable outdoor site near Hobart.

Our Full Becoming Men Program goes like this:

Information Evening for parents/carers/mentors. Contact us for details.

Welcome to Becoming Men Evening (for parents/carers/mentors) – Hobart.

Main Camp (for father/mentor and son) – Thursday to Sunday – Bruny Island. Leaving ceremony (involving mother/female mentor) in Hobart (9 am Thursday.), Return celebration (involving extended family) on Bruny Island (12.30pm Sunday.).

Reunion (for participants and extended family) – a get together to check in with one another two weeks after our camp – Hobart.

CONTACT US AT:

The contact page on this website below, or email nick.creatinghappiness@gmail.com, to discuss the program needs of your family and request your application forms.

https://communityritesofpassagecrop.com/contact/

Cost:

$800 per family ($100 per person per day fully catered)

Minimum 8 families, maximum of 15 families.

A testimonial from a father and son who participated in our Spring 2019 Becoming Men program:

“We loved and enjoyed this rewarding, touching, fun and challenging experience. The relationships you build in this comfortable space are so unique, in so many ways. A brilliant way to introduce boys into healthy masculine manhood.” Michael and Fynn.

A testimonial from a mother who attended our associated “The Power of Ritual” training:

“Thank you for sharing your stories. It has been an honour to have spent the weekend with you as a group of strong and sensitive men. You all brought a wonderful mix of qualities to the weekend. As a mother I would feel very comfortable to have any of my boys come through your program. Thank you all again. In gratitude.” Bron.

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Our facilitation team.

Honouring The One Who Provides The Food.

When we are making preparations for a new rite of passage there is much work to be done. We start with revisiting our vision, then move on to planning, and then actioning and adapting our plan. At the point of planning there is a task that involves thinking about, reaffirming, and allocating key roles. This puts us in the space of considering what roles are key, and what roles are supporting key roles. The whole program is possible because we are able to do this setup effectively. The whole program is possible because we have willing volunteer staff who are excited, and trepidatious, about stepping into these roles. The whole works because of the dedication of the parts. We create a powerful, effective and magic rite because we join together, give our all, and let the magic happen.

Our rite is magic in that unexpected beautiful things happen in our environment, and in our relationships. This magic happens because we step into the unknown. This is the essence of magic, we do not know what is going to happen, and we are surprised, and reinvented into the outcome. The transition into adulthood involves this kind of magic. Though we know where we are headed, neither the young people, nor the adults know exactly how this transition is going to happen.

An important ritual, pivotal in one’s lifespan, needs to be fuelled, nourished, by ample and good food. Mr Maslow insist’s on this: www.coachilla.co/blog/the-new-hierarchy-of-needs

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We are here writing and reading this blog, to honour our camp chef.

For our recent program our chef was Liam Popelier. Liam is a qualified chef, a past participant on our rite of passage into manhood, and a person who as a young man came to following programs to support the transition of boys who he did not know, into the beginnings of their adulthood. Liam is the son of the man who built our wood-fired hot water system, “The African Queen” (stay tuned to our website for an upcoming blog on this). We honour you Liam. Thank you for your quiet strength, your loving and fastidious preparation of our food, your sense of humour, your beautiful smile, and your patience and perseverance when our camp hits full speed and it seems like we have forgotten you. We have not forgotten you because it is impossible to forget an unforgettable person.

In celebration of Liam’s work and dedication, here are some pictures from the kitchen on our September program:

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Our Next Becoming Men Program – September 5 to 8, 2019 on Bruny Island.

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The Becoming Men program is a facilitated, camp based rite of passage.

It’s for boys 13 to 19 years (the important thing about the entry age is that your boy has begun to mature into a young man) and their mother and father/carers/mentors, and involves the whole family. The purpose of the camp is to acknowledge and celebrate the beginning of the transition of your boy to becoming a young man in a respectful, engaging and exciting way in the presence of women and men who have learnt good things from their life journey.

Our program has a philosophy of nonjudgemental inclusion and participation by informed choice. Our processes are gentle and respectful focusing on shared experience and the incremental take up of responsibilities pertinent to individual participants lives. This happens in an environment of mutual admiration and support.

Our programs are nondenominational.

This program includes a two hour information evening  sharing what ideas underpin our program, held in Hobart. A four day (extended weekend, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) multi-day camp on our purpose built Bruny Island site, with a two hour introduction night for fathers, mothers and mentors immediately prior to the camp. This program includes a departure involving the boy’s mothers or mentors, women’s support circle, and a celebratory return involving the extended family. Our program is completed with a half day (3 hours on a weekend) celebration event for the whole family at an easily assessable outdoor site near Hobart.

Our Full Becoming Men Program goes like this:

Information Evening (for parents/carers/mentors) – Monday 19th of August, 7pm to 9pm – Hobart. Contact us for details and to RSVP.

Welcome to Becoming Men Evening (for parents/carers/mentors) – Monday 2nd September, 7 to 9pm – Hobart.

Main Camp (for father/mentor and son) – Thursday 5th September to Sunday 8th September – Bruny Island. Leaving ceremony (involving mother/female mentor) in Hobart (9 am), Return celebration (involving extended family) on Bruny Island (12.30pm).

Reunion (for participants and extended family) – a get together to check in with one another two weeks after our camp –  Sunday 22nd September, 11.30am to 2.30pm – Hobart.

CONTACT US AT:

The contact page on this website below, or email nick.creatinghappiness@gmail.com, to discuss the program  needs of your family and request your application forms.

https://communityritesofpassagecrop.com/contact/

Cost:

$800 per family  ($100 per person per day fully catered)

Minimum 8 families

Maximum of 15 families

(This camp has an additional setup day for staff.)

A testimonial from a mother who attended our associated “The Power of Ritual” training:

“Thank you for sharing your stories. It has been an honour to have spent the weekend with you as a group of strong and sensitive men. You all brought a wonderful mix of qualities to the weekend. As a mother I would feel very comfortable to have any of my boys come through your program. Thank you all again. In gratitude.”  Bron.

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Training: The Power of Ritual.

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Come and learn about young people’s rites of passage to gain theory and practice in rites of passage for young people.  Facilitated by Nick hall and Chris Welsh, and the CRoP crew.

The essence of rites of passage for young people is all about reconnection to self, and to trustworthy others. Through acknowledgement and honouring, a young person can grow deeper and more connected to their world, and become a fulfilled adult.

This workshop is for parents, wellbeing practitioners, and those interested in learning to facilitate rites of passage in their community.

A testimonial from a mother who attended this training:

“Thank you for sharing your stories. It has been an honour to have spent the weekend with you as a group of strong and sensitive men. You all brought a wonderful mix of qualities to the weekend. As a mother I would feel very comfortable to have any of my boys come through your program. Thank you all again. In gratitude.”  Bron.

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If you would like to hold this training for your group or organisation please contact us:

communityritesofpassagecrop.com/contact/

This is a two day workshop (approx. 6.5 hours per day), and could be held on week days, or a weekend.

Our “The Power of Ritual” Workshop

 

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Talking through some theory and related life experiences together in the Kickstart Arts training space.

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Our program outline.

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An experience of our talking circle rituals shared in our mobile CRoP community space, on the grass at Kickstarts Arts.

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Images courtesy of Kickstart Arts Creative Exchange program.

We would like to thank Kickstart Arts for their generous support of the training workshop, and Community Rites of Passage’s wider work.

Our Program

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Our conscious, contemporary, and community focused rite of passage acknowledges the transition of children to young adults in the presence of their families and their community. We offer gender specific programs, and tailored programs.

Community Rites of Passage (CRoP) offers the Becoming Men program, and connected programs (see Programs)

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The Becoming Men program is a facilitated, camp based rite of passage. It’s for boys 15 to 19 years and involves the whole family. The purpose of the camp is to acknowledge and celebrate the beginning of the transition of your boy to becoming a young man in a respectful, engaging and exciting way in the presence of men who have learnt good things from their life journey.

Our program has a philosophy of nonjudgemental inclusion and participation by informed choice. Our processes are gentle and respectful focusing on shared experience and the incremental take up of responsibilities pertinent to individual participants lives. This happens in an environment of mutual admiration and support.

Our programs are nondenominational.

See more on Becoming Men, and other CRoP programs, on our Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/BecomingMen/