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The R.O.P.E.

The R.O.P.E.

Rites of Passage Experiences for School-Based Mentoring Groups


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     ROPEs are introductory, multi-day Rites of Passage Experiences offered to male youth who participate in a Journeymen school-based mentoring Circle. Supported by peers, committed adult mentors, and trained professional guides, boys mark the beginning of their own hero’s journey as they grow more aware of their unique gifts – and that which stands in their way.

Living outdoors and in a community of their new “brothers”, boys will be tested and stretched in their personal responsibility, accountability and leadership capacity. Activities include physical, mental, emotional and social challenges, as well as plenty of fun, moments to relax, and finally, the opportunity celebrate the long road to young adulthood. Families are invited and encouraged to attend the homecoming events on the last day.

Building on the momentum from our weekly mentoring groups, these unique courses are invite-only and specific to each school campus. To explore other Journeymen courses, please see The Quest and the Wayfinder Weekend.


this unique culminating experience will help boys

– recognize their inner strength
– find meaningful connection
– build momentum for a healthy future
– deepen their connection with nature
Level I: Elementary

Dates: June 2-3, 2018
Location: Vashon Island, WA
Cost: $250
Financial Aid Available

Level II: Junior High

Dates: June 11-15, 2018
Location: TBD
Cost: $350
Financial Aid Available

Level III: High School

Dates: May 18-20, 2018
Location: Vashon Island, WA
Cost: $450
Financial Aid Available

Thanks for your interest! Journeymen R.O.P.E.s are all booked for the season. We look forward to seeing you next year!