You care deeply about your teens and their future. You are doing everything you can to help them find their way towards becoming healthy, productive, creative and loving adults
And yet, in a confusing world with many influences, it is a daunting task to know how to best support your teens. In addition – and quite rightly – your teens are seeking their own direction, pushing you away, and sometimes acting in ways that are self-destructive.
Teen Journey is changing that…
Teen Journey goes far beyond…an ordinary teen camp experience. While incorporating many of the fun activities that we have long come to associate with summer camp, including the opportunity to create deep, long-lasting friendships, there is also the invitation for each individual to truly look into who they are and what it means to be a human being.
At this pivotal point in their lives…young people wake up and look around to see the world in a whole new light. They find themselves caught between two opposing forces …the pull towards togetherness and belonging, and the push outwards for autonomy and freedom. This is the moment – between childhood and adulthood when they must decide for themselves who they are and what course their lives will take.
Through a variety of safe, but profound exploratory tools…such as sweat lodges, sculpture, rope climbing, fire walking and vision questing, teens face and move beyond their fears to discover their true nature. These new rites of passage are essential for them to step into the unknown with self-acceptance and a new trust in their own inner guidance.
Accepting their own unique essence…experiencing interconnectedness with all living beings inevitably leads a person inward to an understanding of their own soul’s purpose. With the realization of their unique gifts, each teen sees that they have much to contribute to their community and the world.
Through the many experiences at Teen Journey, the young people have bonded as a connected tribe in a deep and authentic way. We welcome the parent’s participation in their return to the greater community. This receiving of the young men and women is crucial in completing the initiation process by recognizing the profound inner changes the young people have gone through.
Teen Journey doesn’t stop there…The summer program is followed by twelve months of support with youth circles that expand and deepen their understanding of themselves. Special events allow them to be mentored by world class leaders in many different areas from arts to alternative sciences to mythology and indigenous wisdom.