Since the dawn of humanity, young people have felt a need to undertake meaningful rites of passage as they approach adulthood. Lacking the opportunity to engage in positive initiatory experiences, youth may instead make attempts at self-initiation, which often fail to bring increased maturity and self-responsibility. Since our inception 30 years ago, Rites of Passage has offeredthe opportunity for youth to confirm and celebrate their entry into adulthood. The increased self-knowledge and self-respect that result from participation in a youth rite of passage can have a positive effect that lasts a lifetime. For a more detailed description of the elements and the journey itself, please read The Rites of Passage Wilderness Quest.
For participation of anyone under age 18, parental permission is required. Both parents and young people are encouraged to contact us with any questions or concerns.
Youth programs from 1-9 days can be arranged with schools or youth organizations, contact us for more information.