We offer a 2 or 3 day youth mentoring program suitable for young people that are moving through the threshold toward adolescence.
If using the Canoe as a metaphor for the life journey, it holds teachings for navigating the path to a strong sense of self and inner resilience,whilst fostering deep relationships with ourselves,others and the natural environment.
During our time together we will be sharing and exploring teachings of canoe journeying and the skills required to become confident on the water. This helps youth learn to paddle the sometimes choppy rivers of this time of life, as they can be pulled by strong currents, and are sometimes navigating through the dark to find welcoming shores as they move towards the ocean of adulthood.
Alongside the canoe and the river teachings, we will be sharing the understandings of the life cycle and the teachings of each life stage or threshold we move through during adolescence.These are all natural rites of passage towards adulthood. There will be teachings from The 4 shields of human nature from “the school of lost borders” which is the tradition of vision quest. All these teachings empower youth as they bring understanding and knowledge. They will be shared through storytelling of ancient myths and ceremony. Also evenings spent fireside sharing and listening to our stories ,there will be a chance to offer a part of our own life journey and to hear others .
Becoming Native/ Bushcraft
Sharing, teachings and Storytelling
Canoe Craft / River teachings
Mother and Son Camp:August 7th-9th
An opportunity to deepen the relationship between mothers and sons, alongside the journey towards and through adolescence.Fostering a deeper sense of self and inner resilience, whilst acquiring new skills and forming strong bonds with each other and the community.
Mother and Daughter camp: August 21st-23rd
An opportunity to spend time with your daughter in the natural world, with the beauty of being on the water and the healing of the canoe. As they move through their path to womanhood we can help guide them to feel the feminine and the strength of becoming a woman.