The camp honours and values the role of women in young men’s lives.
The women of the community are very much part of the camp’s vision and planning, even though they do not attend.
Gathering for support
Women of the community, as well as mothers of previous youth participants, gather in the lead up to and during the camp to support the mothers and women in the life of the young men.
The camp can have a significant impact on young men – altering their direction in life or the way they behave. Coming together with other women can help preparation for possible ripples of change in family dynamics and help you support the changes going on for your young man.
Ceremonies of departure & return
The camp departure day and homecoming are important elements of the young men’s experience of transition. Women whose young men attending camp are warmly invited to be part of the gatherings on these days.
Homecoming is part of the final day of the camp when young men and accompanying men return.
This is a time of celebration and extended family and people important to your boy are encouraged to attend, to welcome and honour their returning young men.