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Reconxted - Rites of Passage Camp for teenage boys (14-18 years)

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Greenhills Centre

1437 Cotter Road

Stromlo, ACT 2611

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3 day Father/Son Rites of Passage Camp for teenage boys (14-18 years of age)

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Is your teenage son engaging in risky behaviours, withdrawn and losing connection or just lacking motivation and direction?

The years that mark the transition from teenage boy to young man are critical to the formation of a healthy, mature, mentally well man.

For most of history, boys were raised by the community and had a range of male mentors and uncles to help guide them during this transition. But today, in western society this is rarely the case with boys being raised by extremely hard-working parents trying to make ends meet or, in many cases, single mothers scrambling alone to create a better life for their children.

And the result? A community of men that are clearly physically men but continue to display all those behaviours we expect of boys.

Reconxted is a contemporary Rites of Passage camp for teenage boys and their father (or male mentor - uncle, step dad or family friend) brought you by Mental Health Foundation (ACT). The camp is also open to boys with no male figure in their life. Please email me at peter.lennon@mhf.org.au for further details.

Using the Rites of Passage framework developed by Dr Arne Rubinstein (author of Making of Men) we will guide the boys so that they create a vision of how they want to be an adult in the world.

Reconxted is held at the beautiful Greenhills Centre on the outskirts of Canberra, surrounded by bush, wildlife and with sweeping views of the valley and Murrumbidgee River.

During the camp, your teenage boys will:

• Take a break from all forms of tech (as will their fathers 😊)

• Find opportunities to safely explore issues important to them as they transition to adulthood.

• Hear stories from other men about challenges in their lives and how they dealt with those challenges

• Be challenged both physically and mentally

• Commit to behavioural changes they need to make to begin becoming independent of their parents

• Honoured for the skills and gifts that they bring to the community

• Have the opportunity to have fun and to deepen their relationship with the man that they came with.

The camp will begin at 9am Sunday morning and finish at 4pm on the Tuesday. Price includes shared accommodation and catering.

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Greenhills Centre

1437 Cotter Road

Stromlo, ACT 2611

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