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Voyagers2022-08-02T13:35:29-07:00

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For Boys Entering Grades 3-6

Five days in length, Voyagers is a fun, dynamic, and engaging day camp specifically designed for boys in late elementary school. The final years of elementary school are marked by significant social and emotional change and provide a vital opportunity to support boys approaching adolescence with supportive role models, healthy peer relationships, and key life skills.

Voyagers cultivates the best of both worlds, allowing boys to connect and explore through playful adventure and games in nature, while deepening their relationships with self, peers and mentors. Boys will be encouraged and supported to test their physical, emotional, social and psychological boundaries, growing in their self-confidence, refining their authentic leadership style, and deepening in character. Youth who participate in the Voyagers are invited to join us for future Journeymen activities to carry the positive momentum forward.

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UPCOMING CAMPS

DATES: June 26 – 30 , 2023

TIME: 9:00a – 3:00p

LOCATION: O-Space – Vashon, WA

COST: $250 – $450 (Sliding Scale) *

* FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE

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“We all feel so lucky to have Journeymen here in our community and applaud your commitment to the young men of our island.”

– Parent

“There really are no words that do justice to how much gratitude I have for Journeymen to be a part of my son’s life – thank you – never underestimate the impact you are making in so many lives.”

– Parent

“We love the sense of empowerment that this camp gave to him. We can see a new sense of confidence and increase in self esteem both in his physical body and his emotional/spiritual self.”

– Parent

From this experience boys will:
  • Start their summer with healthy, engaging and fun outdoor activities

  • Build meaningful peer and inter-generational relationships

  • Gain confidence and self-esteem in positive identity development

  • Learn to identify, name and express emotions

  • Come to recognize and appreciate their authentic leadership style

Voyagers

(Who It's For)

Who It's For

Voyagers is a dynamic and engaging experience specifically designed for boys in late elementary school. Preparing for the passage into middle school is an opportunity to establish a solid foundation for our youth as they approach puberty including positive peer relationships, healthy communication skills and tools for navigating inevitable challenges in life and tough conversations.

FAQ’s

What is a Rite of Passage (ROP)?2019-12-23T20:24:22-08:00

A rite of passage is a ceremony and marks the transition from one phase of life to another. Although it is often used to describe the tumultuous transition from adolescence to adulthood, it does refer to any of life’s transitions (Births and Beginnings, Initiations, Partnerings, and Endings or Death). There are many passages in our lives we can choose to mark and celebrate.

What if we don’t have any camping gear?2019-12-23T19:59:10-08:00

Not a problem! We do our best to accommodate each family’s needs and, with enough notice,can try to find any items that you might need for the experience. We have also teamed up with the WTA (Washington Trails Association) and on occasion have access to their lending ‘Gear Library’.

What if my son doesn’t want to participate?2020-12-07T15:02:33-08:00

It is important to us that your son/boy says “Yes” to the experience. We’ve found that it can often be detrimental to the boy and the group when brought to an experience against their will.

That said, it is not uncommon for a boy/teen to initially resist an experience proposed by their parent or guardian. In this case, our staff team is always willing to hop on a call to chat with you and/or your son about Journeymen, the experience, and answer any questions/concerns they might have before making a decision.

We’ve found that once a boy has a better understanding of what he’s committing to and who he’ll be engaging with – he is much more empowered to make an informed decision that is in his overall best interest.

Is Journeymen a religious organization?2020-12-07T14:33:46-08:00

Journeymen Institute is not affiliated with any religious group or church.

We look to our external and internal environments for inspiration, wisdom, and guidance. Finding our place in nature is both fun and healthy.

I can’t afford this offering. Do you have Financial Aid?2020-12-09T16:56:11-08:00

Journeymen is committed to maximizing inclusion and access for participants who are unable to afford our courses and are otherwise qualified to enroll.

In recognition of historic and ongoing economic disadvantage, participants identifying as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & Person of Color) may opt to waive Course Fees (except the required $25 processing fee), and/or pay what you wish/can toward enrollment.

We believe that finances should not prevent anyone from receiving the support they need to thrive. Simply select the “Financial Aid” option during the registration process.

How are mentors selected?2020-08-27T16:59:32-07:00

All mentors participate in an intensive 8-hour training and submit to a full background check process.

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