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Youth Passageways is dedicated to offering as wide an array of current events as we can, from wilderness vision fasts, to mentorship programs in urban schools, and trainings and gatherings of and for practitioners from around the world. In connecting you as a supporter or practitioner to the work happening right now, we hope to continue to forge the strongest bonds possible to keep the momentum of initiatory practices and the well-being of our youth as present as possible.

We update our calendar bi-monthly. Do you have a question about an event or experience? Contact Us. Or if you’re a practitioner who’s not yet a partner, considering Becoming a Partner, and get your events to a wider audience!

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Partner Offering

Girls Empowerment Program – Spring Break

3250 West 36th Ave & Pacific Spirit Park, Vancouver BC | hosted by Fire & Flower: Girls Rite of Passage Program
Incredible depth & connection with 2 facilitators for only 12 girls. Spend 5 days having tons of fun, feeling awesome in who you are, and learning about young womanhood. Together we build positive friendships, celebrate each other’s strengths, and get outside into beautiful nature. We’ll explore topics such as healthy body image, menstruation, media literacy and sexuality, all balanced with...

Partner Offering

Spring Wild Edibles Intro

26788 Highland RD NE Kingston, WA 98346 | hosted by WildWise School
Read an article this workshop inspired by one of our attendees: Organizations that help you recognize and appreciate a deeper connection to the natural world Would you like to know what wild foods grow right in your back yard? This class will teach you just what to look for! Curriculum includes how to Forage, Prepare, and Eat local wild plants...

Partner Offering

WoodSprites Spring Break Nature Immersion Camp

26788 Highland RD NE Kingston, WA 98346 | hosted by WildWise School
Calling all WoodSprites, Wild Wanderers, Nature Faeries, and Elves! Magic shall abound as young WoodSprites complete and Epic Story Quest while learning how to forage for wild foods, create tools from nature, play games, create nature crafts, and  develop a connection to the natural world while fostering imagination and creativity.

Scheduled Partner Call

Partner Call~ The Challenges of Youth Mass Incarceration and Solutions

hosted by Youth Passageways Extended Community
Meet, listen, learn and share: the intention of the monthly Partner Call is to find inspiration, get resources, and tap into the wisdom of our network. All interested in this dialogue are welcome. This month, Luis J Rodriguez and Dayvon Williams share about their experiences working with incarcerated youth, and what can be done within and outside the system to...

YPW Offering

Untangling the Threads of the Past

Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Center, Duwamish Traditional Territory, Seattle, WA | hosted by Youth Passageways Extended Community
Untangling the Threads of the Past ~History and Context for Rites of Passage Today~ All of the work we do exists within context. Wherever we step, we have impact, yet how to have impacts that match our intentions can sometimes feels like a mystery. When we cultivate rituals for young people to step out of childhood, as well as when we seek...

Scheduled Partner Call

Partner Call ~ Cultural Habitat Restoration

hosted by Youth Passageways Extended Community
Meet, listen and learn about the work of our partners in these monthly calls. The purpose of these calls is to find inspiration, get resources, and tap into the network. This month, Darcy Ottey shares about Cultural Habitat Restoration: an embodied exploration of boundaries & flow in our relationships with Power, Money, Love & Sexuality, and the other currents of...

Training

Restoring Youth Rites of Passage: Two-Week Leadership Intensive

Ekone Ranch, Goldendale, WA. Begins and ends at Songaia Co-Housing, Bothell, WA | hosted by Rite of Passage Journeys
Step Boldly Into the World of Youth Initiation... Do you long to be of deep service to young people, future generations, and wholeness in our communities and Earth? To be a powerful guide and role model to youth in living a soulful life? To be an effective leader of authentic, non-appropriative, earth- and spirit-affirming ceremonies that honor life transitions? To find...

Colorado Teen Retreat

Cal-Wood, Jamestown, CO | hosted by Inward Bound Mindfulness Education- iBme
Get away. Turn off your phone. Step back into yourself. Our multi-day residential retreats teach you awareness and concentration practices that lead to beneficial outcomes validated by science. Through guided mindfulness meditation, small group discussions, and movement, you will learn how to calm your mind, direct and sustain attention, explore emotions and thoughts, cultivate compassion, and communicate more authentically with...

Southern California Teen Retreat

Big Bear Retreat Center, Big Bear, CA | hosted by Inward Bound Mindfulness Education- iBme
Get away. Turn off your phone. Step back into yourself. Our multi-day residential retreats teach you awareness and concentration practices that lead to beneficial outcomes validated by science. Through guided mindfulness meditation, small group discussions, and movement, you will learn how to calm your mind, direct and sustain attention, explore emotions and thoughts, cultivate compassion, and communicate more authentically with...

Partner Offering

Ancestral Fire Skills

26788 Highland RD NE Kingston, WA 98346 | hosted by WildWise School
Ancestral Fire Skills! Ages: Individuals 13+ | 8-12 with Family/Parent Fire.  It’s primal.  We fear it. We love it.  We need fire to survive. But do you know how to make it?  Explore the element of fire while deepening your connections to self, community and nature. Light a spark, change your life!

Northern California Teen Retreat

Black Mountain Retreat Center, Cazadero, CA | hosted by Inward Bound Mindfulness Education- iBme
Get away. Turn off your phone. Step back into yourself. Our multi-day residential retreats teach you awareness and concentration practices that lead to beneficial outcomes validated by science. Through guided mindfulness meditation, small group discussions, and movement, you will learn how to calm your mind, direct and sustain attention, explore emotions and thoughts, cultivate compassion, and communicate more authentically with...

Kentucky/Ohio Teen Retreat

Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford, Milford, OH | hosted by Inward Bound Mindfulness Education- iBme
Get away. Turn off your phone. Step back into yourself. Our multi-day residential retreats teach you awareness and concentration practices that lead to beneficial outcomes validated by science. Through guided mindfulness meditation, small group discussions, and movement, you will learn how to calm your mind, direct and sustain attention, explore emotions and thoughts, cultivate compassion, and communicate more authentically with...

Virginia Teen Retreat

Seven Oaks Retreat Center, Madison, VA | hosted by Inward Bound Mindfulness Education- iBme
Get away. Turn off your phone. Step back into yourself. Our multi-day residential retreats teach you awareness and concentration practices that lead to beneficial outcomes validated by science. Through guided mindfulness meditation, small group discussions, and movement, you will learn how to calm your mind, direct and sustain attention, explore emotions and thoughts, cultivate compassion, and communicate more authentically with...

Partner Offering

Ranger Adventure Camp II

26788 Highland RD NE Kingston, WA 98346 | hosted by WildWise School
Boys & Girls 8th-12th Grade Learn Wilderness Survival and Bushcraft Skills, track animals, build a fire without matches, make quickie bows, learn to identify wild edible plants, build shelter, train to use a sword, play games and make friends. Rangers will be given a collaborative quest that requires teamwork, communication, and cooperation. Kids lean Wilderness Awareness, Natural History, and Life...

Partner Offering

WoodSprites Nature Camp

26788 Highland RD NE Kingston, WA 98346 | hosted by WildWise School
WoodSprites is a Nature Immersion Camp for children age 4-7. Magic shall abound as young WoodSprites complete and Epic Story Quest. Kids learn natural history and nature awareness through nature crafts, storytelling, songs, and games. WoodSprites play in nature as they learn to forage wild foods, make tools from nature, and study life sciences while fostering the imagination, develop a...

Partner Offering

Ranger Adventure Camp I

26788 Highland RD NE Kingston, WA 98346 | hosted by WildWise School
Boys & Girls – 3rd-7th Grade Learn Wilderness Survival and Bushcraft Skills, track animals, build a fire without matches, make quickie bows, learn to identify wild edible plants, build shelter, train to use a sword, play games and make friends. Rangers will be given a collaborative quest that requires teamwork, communication, and cooperation. Kids lean Wilderness Awareness, Natural History, and...

Michigan Teen Retreat

Seasons at the Fetzer Institute, Kalamazoo, MI | hosted by Inward Bound Mindfulness Education- iBme
Get away. Turn off your phone. Step back into yourself. Our multi-day residential retreats teach you awareness and concentration practices that lead to beneficial outcomes validated by science. Through guided mindfulness meditation, small group discussions, and movement, you will learn how to calm your mind, direct and sustain attention, explore emotions and thoughts, cultivate compassion, and communicate more authentically with...

Partner Offering

Quest for Fire (Boys 12-15)

26788 Highland RD NE Kingston, WA 98346 | hosted by WildWise School
Tuition: $1,095 - Winter Sale: $821.25 Financial Aid may be available, see options in drop down below Boys 12-15 July 22 - August 4, 2019 This is an overnight, 13-day wilderness trip Quest for Fire is a two week boys Rite of Passage Wilderness Immersion Journey into the heart of the Olympic Mountains. Quest for Fire marks the initiation of...

Toronto Teen Retreat

Ecology Retreat Center, Mono, ON Canada | hosted by Inward Bound Mindfulness Education- iBme
Get away. Turn off your phone. Step back into yourself. Our multi-day residential retreats teach you awareness and concentration practices that lead to beneficial outcomes validated by science. Through guided mindfulness meditation, small group discussions, and movement, you will learn how to calm your mind, direct and sustain attention, explore emotions and thoughts, cultivate compassion, and communicate more authentically with...

UK Teen Retreat

Kench Hill Centre, Tenterden, Kent, UK | hosted by Inward Bound Mindfulness Education- iBme
After the success of our first two mindfulness retreat for young people in the UK in August 2017 and August 2018 we are very pleased to announce our 2019 retreat. It will be held at the lovely Kench Hill near Tenterden in Kent. Our multi-day residential retreats teach participants proven awareness and concentration practices. Through guided mindfulness meditation, small group...

Oregon Teen Retreat

Ananda Center at Laurelwood, Gaston, OR | hosted by Inward Bound Mindfulness Education- iBme
Get away. Turn off your phone. Step back into yourself. Our multi-day residential retreats teach you awareness and concentration practices that lead to beneficial outcomes validated by science. Through guided mindfulness meditation, small group discussions, and movement, you will learn how to calm your mind, direct and sustain attention, explore emotions and thoughts, cultivate compassion, and communicate more authentically with...

Partner Offering

Mountain Adventure

26788 Highland RD NE Kingston, WA 98346 | hosted by WildWise School
For youth grades 8-12  * Must be at least 13 August 5 - 9, 2019 (overnight 5-day camp, not a day camp) Join WildWise for an epic journey with skilled mentors in the wilds of the Olympic Mountains as teens learn  Wilderness Skills and enjoy experiences that prepare them for a lifetime of Nature Connection, Emotional Intelligence, and Outdoor Adventure.

Massachusetts Teen Retreat

Middlesex School, Concord, MA | hosted by Inward Bound Mindfulness Education- iBme
Get away. Turn off your phone. Step back into yourself. Our multi-day residential retreats teach you awareness and concentration practices that lead to beneficial outcomes validated by science. Through guided mindfulness meditation, small group discussions, and movement, you will learn how to calm your mind, direct and sustain attention, explore emotions and thoughts, cultivate compassion, and communicate more authentically with...

Teens of Color Retreat

Big Bear Retreat Center, Big Bear, CA | hosted by Inward Bound Mindfulness Education- iBme
Get away. Turn off your phone. Step back into yourself. Our multi-day residential retreats teach you awareness and concentration practices that lead to beneficial outcomes validated by science. Through guided mindfulness meditation, small group discussions, and movement, you will learn how to calm your mind, direct and sustain attention, explore emotions and thoughts, cultivate compassion, and communicate more authentically with...