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The Young Men's Rites is a life changing 5 day experience for men 18 - 28.
Within nature we will explore the transition from boyhood to manhood. 
It is a physical, emotional and spiritual challenge. It will be hard. It will test you.


But you will also experience a sense of purpose and see how you fit into a larger story.  You will receive tools for your journey and experience walking on a shared path – one that many have walked before.  This is an utterly grounding experience. It will give meaning that will hold you, help you grow and open up new beginnings. 

This is not a teaching retreat - it is a felt and lived experience. It’s more about feeling it in your gut, than understanding it with your head. This is the doorway to the rest of your life. Set in wild land in Northumberland, the Young Men’s Rites involves living outdoors and participating in a range of group activities, solo-time, discussions and wilderness time.

The Young Men's Rites is led by a team of experienced elders, and we provide strong mentoring support to each man. Supporters and Fathers of the young men attending are invited to support the Rites in various ways.


2016 Rites

The 2016 Young Men's Rites took place over four days from 7-11 July 2016 on wilderness land near Hexham in Northumberland. It was open to all men aged 18-28. 

2018 Rites

We are planning on running a Young Men's Rites of Passage in 2018 but as yet have not fixed a date.  In the meantime, please contact us to express your interest and we will send you details when they become available.


Visit the YMROP Events Listing for more information and booking details.


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More information

Click here for a downloadable letter with more information and some questions to consider.

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