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The Younger Men's Rites is a life changing 5 day experience for men 18 - 28.
Within nature we will explore the transition from adolescence 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 Younger Men’s Rites involves living outdoors and participating in a range of practical group activities, solo-time, discussions, journaling and wilderness time.

The Younger Men's Rites is led by a team of experienced elders who have themselves undertaken a related programme. They provide strong mentoring support to each man. Supporters and Fathers of the young men attending are invited to assist the Rites in various ways.

2018 Rites

We are running the Younger Men's Rites of Passage again on 5 - 9 July 2018 near Hexham in Northumberland - applications close at midnight on 28th June. Please use the button on this page to start your application process. 

Previous versions of this programme were run on this site in 2014 and 2016.  Graduates of those events will be on the team putting together the 2018 event.


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