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 and girls? Sadly, ours does not. This is such an integral part of a child'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 or daughter. This is definitely an investment of time and friends.
Briefly, it involves your child 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 child is dropped off 5 km away from his starting point and told to walk back. On the way, however, he or she encounters important men or women in his or her life who walk with him or her for a km while talking with him or her and teaching wisdom on a particular subject. This happens for five different people, 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 teachers present the child with a gift while encouraging and speaking life into him or her. Finally, Dad gets to say his piece while presenting his child with a much more expensive gift. This is the gist of the ceremony. It is completely alterable according to your own desires. If your daughter is very feminine and definitely would not like this, there is a different girl's version that can be done.
REAL DADS has the facility to take care of this event from start to finish (including the cabin!). If you are potentially interested in doing this for your son or daughter, contact us for further details.