Top Tips: Best resources for Rites of Passage programs and camps for young people

We reached out to our online community for their recommendations on best organised camps/retreats and programs out there that they or their kids have experienced that can support our tweens and teens on the bumpy ride through adolescence, including Rites of Passage programs. We’ve compiled a list from the responses and hope it inspires you if you’re considering such programs for your children.  Please note these resources are not personally endorsed/recommended by Maggie, but rather a community collaboration.

Throughout Australia

The Rites of Passage Institute

The Rite Journey

Outdoor Health Australia 

Prince to Kings 

Outward Bound Australia 

Good Blokes Co 

Fathering Adventures 

Around the World

Camp Treetops  – USA

The Rites of Passage Institute

Fathering Adventures 

New South Wales

Wangat Lodge   – Currawong Camp

Active Outdoor Kids (AOK) 

Teen Ranch 

Bluegum Bushcraft

Rising Women Mother Daughter Camp


Veteran Mentors 

Fathering Adventures 

SU Queensland Father/ Son GENTS Camp 

Rotary Youth Transition Seminar 

Western Australia

Right Foot Forward WA

Wula Gura Nyinda Eco Cultural Adventures 

Adventure Works WA 

Portsea Camp 


The Type 1 Foundation 

South Australia

Operation Flinders Foundation Camps