Coming of Age Ceremony
This is a brand new event by REAL DADS! I firmly believe it is also our best yet! I had to hold off on this one because I had to 'test drive' it first (with my own 14-year-old son as an unknowing guinea pig...).
Did you know that almost every single culture in the world has a form of coming of age ceremony for their boys? Sadly, ours does not. This is such an integral part of a boy's development and we usually just skip it in North America! The profound impact this can have is immeasurable.
REAL DADS has developed a great ceremony for a father to give his son. This is definitely an investment of time and friends.
Briefly, it involves your son staying a night alone in a cabin with a set task to accomplish. This task can vary according to the father's desires. In the morning, the boy is dropped off 5 km away from his starting point and told to walk back. On the way, however, he encounters important men in his life who walk with him for a km while talking with him and teaching wisdom on a particular subject. This happens for five different men, each for 1 km. When they get back to the starting point, Dad is there, barbecuing steaks, roasting corn, and preparing a feast! After eating, each of the men present the boy with a gift while encouraging and speaking life into him. Finally, Dad gets to say his piece while presenting him with a much more expensive gift.
REAL DADS has the facility to take care of this event. If you are potentially interested in doing this for your son, contact us for further details.