Boys Rites of Passage
“Handing back the birth-right of initiation to our children”

"Rites and symbols of initiation are intended to open the life of each person to the sense of meaning and purpose already dwelling in them as their god given, spirit blessed, passion led soul tried to awaken." 
Michael Meade

"If you don't initiate the boy, he will burn down the village just to keep warm" 
Massai Tribe

A 5 day (4 night) camp for boys aged 13- 17 years in an ancient Sussex forest.

A personal journey of adventure, discovery and self-awareness, using deep nature connection and bush craft skills.

Fostering a healthy transition on the journey to being an adult man.

Our qualified and experienced staff team of young and older men have worked extensively within the field of initiation and wilderness programmes. Using mentoring relationships, team building and leadership development you will be inspired, build self-respect and confidence. By the end of the camp you will have a renewed sense of purpose – who you are, and what you uniquely bring into the world, your families and communities.

Skills learnt on the camp include: Fire by friction; Shelter building; tracking; foraging and game preparation; archery; cordage; nature awareness and knife work

Parents and carers – You are invited to attend a short session at the start and end of the camp so both you and your son can get the best out of their time with us.

Camp Leaders: Alistair Mayor, Seb Adamczyk, Matt Rayner, Rob Fallon

Camp Team: Luke Funnell, Andy Butterly, Pete McCowen, Jon Arthur


£645 per participant – Community Support Price* (including all food and drink)

£545 per participant – Full Price (including all food and drink)

A deposit of £80 is required to secure your booking.  Further details for remaining payment is emailed to you following completed booking.
The option to pay by instalments is also available. 

Concessionary places are available; please contact for more details.

* Community Support Price – We ask those that are able, to support the wider Community by paying an additional £100 which will be added to the Bursary Fund.  This Bursary Fund enables Wildnature to offer concessionary places for those boys who would benefit from this experience but who would otherwise be excluded from the opportunity.

Dates: Tuesday 31st July to Saturday 4th August 2018

Location: Sussex.

More information and kit list sent out 6 weeks before camp.

If you have any questions please email: or call: 07795 662 289