Programs

Community Rites of Passage Programs 

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Our People

Nick Hall

Nick is a psychotherapist clinically registered with PACFA with twenty years experience working with groups in the outdoors. He runs his private therapy service at Nick Hall Adventure Therapy.

Chris Welsh

A qualified Bowen Therapist with twenty-five years experience working with groups in the outdoors. Chris is trained in rites of passage ethics and processes by Pathways Foundation (Australia).

Jordan Carter and his logistics team

Our logistics co-ordinator Jordan started in our community as a participant on a boy to young man program and came on following camps to help out with logistics. Now he is heading up this work for us. Each program he puts together a team of young men to work on our program who have been participants in the past.

Cole Bradshaw

Cole is a father and a project manager with many years experience in men’s work and participation in rites of passage work. He brings a breadth of experience and his calm, unassuming way to our program making him an invaluable man to have around.

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Program Roots

Our programs are based on contemporary rites of passage and groupwork principles. Comprehensive training and program experience has been completed with Pathways Foundation (Australia) in rites of passage work with boys and young men with their father and mother or mentors and family, and with Project Hahn Inc in low direction/high-functioning groupwork for people of all ages (focussed mainly on the 16 to 30 age group) gender inclusive.

Program Landscape

All CRoP programs are evidence-based industry best practice programs tailored in collaboration with families and communities to deliver age appropriate culturally sensitive programs. Our programs have a central focus of an immersive experience outdoor camp in an inspirational natural location.

We have our child protection policy that all facilitation staff and key volunteers have Working with Vulnerable People accreditation. We have child protection procedures and a reporting system that operates at our events in line with industry best practice.

Our risk management policy and procedures involve continual real time risk/benefit appraisal in line with industry best practice for working in a therapeutic manner in the outdoors. Site risk assessment visits by experienced staff are done at all venues prior to programs commencing.

We are not for profit and non-denominational.

Our Programs

We offer Year 5, 7 and Becoming Men (Year 9 & beyond) programs for boys and their fathers, mothers and mentors, and families.

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Our Year 5 Program includes a two hour (possibly within school hours) introduction to what we do at an easily assessable outdoor site in Hobart. A two day (weekend) overnight 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 is completed with a two hour catch up circle at an easily assessable outdoor site.

For this program/camp the central theme is of the fathers coming into the world of their boys and spending time getting to know one another in a special celebration of boyhood.

The content is centred on the shared creation of a community for the camp, fun inclusive boy centred activities and a gentle introduction to themed talking circles in our community space.

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Our Year 7 Program includes a two hour (possibly within school hours) introduction to what we do at an easily assessable outdoor site in Hobart. A two day (weekend) overnight camp on our site at Meander, with a two hour Introduction Night for fathers, mothers and mentors immediately prior to the camp. Our program is completed with a two hour catch up circle at an easily assessable outdoor site.

For this program/camp the central theme is of the fathers supporting their boys as they begin to explore the very beginnings of their personal maturational journey. It is a further celebration of boyhood with some gentle exploration of what changes are beginning to happen for them and their relationships with others.

The content is centred on the shared creation of a community for the camp, fun inclusive boy centred activities and gentle focussed themed talking circles in our community space.

 

Our Becoming Men Program is for boys/young men 13 to 19 years (the important thing about the entry age is that your boy has begun to mature into a young man) and involves the whole family. This program includes a two hour introduction to what we do on program, at an easily assessable outdoor site in Hobart. A four day (extended weekend, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) multi-day camp for sons and fathers 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, a facilitated women’s circle, and a celebratory return involving the extended family. Our program is completed with a half day (3 hours on a weekend) celebration event at an easily assessable outdoor site.

For this program/camp the central theme is of becoming young men, a conscious transition of boys and their parents in the presence of their families and their community.

The content is centred on the shared creation of a community for the camp, transition-centred activities and themed talking circles in our community space

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We can come to you and deliver our Contemporary Rites of Passage Information Session (1 to 2 hours depending on your needs) to groups of 6 to 60, or more!! Get in touch via this website or email/phone to find out more. communityritesofpassagecrop.com/contact/

Talking Circles

We offer adjunct talking circles with all our programs as required. These circles could be a simple check in to see how everyone is, and/or a themed circle connected to what is contemporarily important to the group. These circles would typically be for 1 to 2 hours at an appropriate venue.

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How to get a program started & the cost

What do we need to start a program? We need at least eight families enrolled to start a program. Programs are also capped to preserve maximal resources, safety and intimacy, usually at about 15 families but this is negotiable.

How much for a program? Our pricing is based on a fee to deliver the whole year program. A 10% deposit is due 1 month from the start date with the remaining amount to be paid in full two weeks prior to the program commencement date. Our programs are wholly funded by participant contributions on a program by program basis, so that all the funds to run the program come from this payment.

Year 5 & 7 Program:

$400 per family

Minimum 8 families @ $100.pppd = $3200

Additional families $400 per family

Maximum of 15 families = $6000.

Becoming Men Program:

$800 per family

Minimum 8 families @ $100.pppd = $6400

Additional families $800 per family

Maximum of 15 families = $12000

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

Talking Circles:

$120 an hour (with a minimum fee of $120)

$7.50 pp for 1 hour 16 person circle.

Contact Us

Email Nick Hall at nick.creatinghappiness@gmail.com

We have Facebook pages with pictures and information:

https://www.facebook.com/BecomingMen/

https://www.facebook.com/CRoP.tas/

See also https://nickhalladventuretherapy.com/community-rites-of-passage/

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