“Fathering Boys” Father-Son Adventure Weekend Experiences

OUR “FATHERING BOYS” FATHER-SON ADVENTURE WEEKEND EXPERIENCES PROVIDE AN ENVIRONMENT, AND A PROCESS, FOR FATHERS AND SONS TO FORGE A STRONG AND HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP, AND SO MUCH MORE.

THESE EXPERIENCES ARE SUITABLE FOR BOYS AGED BETWEEN 7 AND 13 YEARS INCLUSIVE, AND THEIR DAD, OR SIGNIFICANT MALE OTHER, AND ARE FACILITATED IN NUMEROUS LOCATIONS AROUND AUSTRALIA, INCLUDING TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND, SOUTH-EAST QUEENSLAND, N.S.W., AND VICTORIA.

IF YOUR SON IS OLDER THAN 13 YEARS OF AGE, THEN ONE OF OUR “PREPARED FOR MANHOOD” 4 NIGHT OR 5 NIGHT FATHER-SON ADVENTURE EXPERIENCES ARE FOR YOU.

ALL OF OUR ADVENTURE EXPERIENCES ARE SO MUCH MORE THAN CAMPS, OR RETREATS.

DAY 1 – FRIDAY EVENING
“Boyhood – the Stage of the “Beloved Son”” evening presentation.

DAY 2 – SATURDAY
A Half-Day Professionally-Guided and Outfitted Group Outdoor Adventure activity
(The type of activity varies from location to location)

The other half of the day is devoted to what we refer to as “Intentional” one-on-one time

“Affirmation – The three (3) Things Every Son Needs to Hear from His Dad” evening presentation.

DAY 3 – SUNDAY
“Adolescence / Young Manhood – the Stage of the “Adventurer”” morning presentation.

Each “Fathering Boys” Father-Son Adventure Weekend experience is delivered at the rate of AU$250 per person, plus 10% GST (Goods & Services Tax).

The price includes all meals (catered), accommodation, half-day professionally-guided / outfitted outdoor adventure activity, and coaching.

For our Adventure experiences on Magnetic Island, the price also includes return ferry fares.

DATES AND AVAILABILITIES

November 10-12, 2017
(South-East Queensland)
No vacancies remaining – (Add details to waiting list)
March 16-18, 2018
(Victoria)
One final vacancy remaining
March 23-25, 2018
(NSW)
11 vacancies remaining
June 8-10, 2018
(Tropical North Queensland)
8 vacancies remaining

 

What our past participants have said..

The March 2015 “Fathering Boys” Father-Son Adventure Weekend experience was one of the most important events in my life. To see my son’s eyes light up with pure joy in having time with me and doing adventures together, in a safe, friendly and well organized setting, was awesome. I also gained so much practical, inspirational knowledge about being a better father, that I will be forever grateful for what Darren and his team does. I believe every father and every son should experience a “Fathering Boys” Father-Son Adventure Weekend experience.

Chris from Canberra, ACT

A big thank you to both you and Isaac for the fantastic weekend we had at Mill Valley Ranch. I cannot really describe in words how much this “Fathering Boys” Father-Son Adventure Weekend experience meant to my son and I. We really connected in a very special way, and it was great to talk about things close to our hearts that we normally do not get time for (which will obviously change after this weekend). Thank you Darren for your great teaching, like I said in my evaluation form, I could listen to you speak all day. Thank you for giving me a very clear vision and practical tools to reach my son’s heart. Before this experience, I thought I was doing ok as a dad, but now I know there is much more I can do to be an even better dad, to be excellent at fathering my son, so that he may become a man of courage and integrity. I would highly recommend Fathering Adventures to every dad who seeks to win the hearts of his children. Definitely a must do for all dads. I have been blessed abundantly by you guys! I am now looking forward to taking my daughter on a fathering adventure, even if I have to travel to Queensland for it.

Mike from Melbourne, VIC

Fathering Adventures Is Awesome!!! This “Fathering Boys” Father-Son Adventure Weekend experience was awesome and fun. The food was good and yummy, and the service was also good. My favourite memory from the weekend was getting to see amazing, funny, emotional, and good people all around me. When Dad told me how he felt about me, I was touched, happy, loved, and blessed. Nothing could have made this weekend any better. Everything was perfect. I will be sure to tell others about these weekends, because this was an awesome experience with my Dad, and the activities were so much fun.

Gabriel from Sydney, NSW – Age 12 years

This “Fathering Boys” Father-Son Adventure Weekend experience has been a rich and powerful opportunity to appreciate and learn about an aspect of male development which has been completely absent in over 20 years of professional psychological practice. My favourite memory from this weekend was the moment where I told my son how I loved him, what I loved about him, and what I was proud of – only possible as part of the whole.

Lindsay, a practising psychologist from Ipswich, QLD

This “Fathering Boys” Father-Son Adventure Weekend experience gave me a chance to know my father better, and how he feels about me. I enjoyed all of the activities that we did. The other fathers and sons were friendly, and so were the staff. My favourite memory from the weekend was when my father affirmed me, and when we hiked into the WWII forts. When my father affirmed me the way he did, I felt like he was proud of me, and I felt happy, loved, and wanted by him. I will definitely tell others about Fathering Adventures, so others can get to know their fathers better too.

Joshua from Cairns, QLD – Age 12 years

This “Fathering Boys” Father-Son Adventure Weekend experience has been an opportunity to spend time with my son, to learn what I need to help him transition into a man. I now feel equipped, and know what path I need to take to help my son transition from boyhood to manhood. My favourite memory from this weekend was the opportunity to tell my son why I love him, why I am proud of him, and what he does best. My son told me that whilst he enjoys the time we spend together as a family on weekends, he wants to spend “more” time with only me.

Thierry from Melbourne, VIC

This “Fathering Boys” Father-Son Adventure Weekend experience was an opportunity to hang out with my Dad, which was really great because it’s something I hardly ever do. I was also able to meet new people, which I thought was great as well. I loved the kayaking… mainly because it was the first time I had done it with my Dad. I thought the fishing was awesome too. I would have loved having even more than a weekend with Dad, to have done more activities with him. I would definitely recommend ‘Fathering Adventures’ to others, because I have a lot of friends who either dislike their Dad or they just hardly ever see him.

Jefferson from Melbourne, VIC – Age 13 years