Rite of Passage Experience

The Rite of Passage Experience (ROPE) Program replicates the Campfire Boardroom program yet for younger people aged 12 - 14 years.

Wilderness experience training in Kangaroo Valley

The Rite of Passage Experience (ROPE Program) is capped at 20 participants with a minimum of 10. The group size is small enough for collective growth but also large enough for groups to be allocated and for team building/leadership activities to occur.

The outdoor environment and flow of the program transitions the participants from an introductory phase, into a challenge phase and finally out into the emergence phase. We get them as caterpillars – they come out as butterflies. A typical program consists of numerous outdoor adventure activities like rock climbing, abseiling, navigation exercises, an overnight canoe expedition, team building activities, mountain biking and river hiking.

WET provides everything you need for the program except a sleeping bag, pillow, clothes and toiletries. An advisory list on what to bring is included in your welcome pack on registering. Each participant will receive a momento of their journey, allowing them to reflect upon their achievements well into their young adult lives.

It is a gender specific program with the desirable outcomes similar yet delivered in their unique gender specific way. For both boys and girls, the program is structured around physical challenge activities while immersing in nature and appreciating a world devoid of electronic and social media. 

This is a unique program that not only focusses upon resilience building but also aspects of mindfulness and creating an awareness of self. Our focus is upon empowering young people to be confident with who they are and liking who they see in the mirror. Our role is to facilitate the sharing of wisdom in an environment that nurtures that transfer of knowledge, hence a genuine rite of passage.

This program is also available in a Father/Son, Mother/Daughter, Father/Daughter, Mother/Son format.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

3 Day Program: $800 per person – 3 days, 2 nights

5 Day Program: $1200 per person – 5 days, 4 nights

How many participants are allowed?

Groups are capped at 20 participants with a minimum of 10.

What is provided?

We provide everything you need for the program except a sleeping bag, pillow, clothes and toiletries. An advisory list on what to bring is included in your welcome pack on registering.