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Returning Young Men & Returning Young Women

There are places available for past participants to return and deepen their experience on every Pathways to Manhood and Pathways into Womanhood Program.

On a Pathways to Manhood and Pathways into Womanhood Program, they take their first steps on the long road to healthy adulthood. It is a peak experience and it is highly beneficial to reconnect with that experience after a period of integration.

Returning Young Men and Young Women are looked up to by the boys and girls that attend the Programs and welcomed by all the men and women. The presence and example that our Returning Young people set for the participants is a very important part of each Camp.

As a Returning Young Man or a Returning Young Woman there is the opportunity to deepen the experience you started on your Rite of Passage, to learn leadership skills and the ability to work within a team and receive personal coaching from the Program Leaders. They are embraced and coached as Young Leaders.

Most Camps take place during school holidays but some of our Camps take place during school term. Our experience and the feedback that we receive is that any lost school time is far outweighed by the benefits received. Indeed many schools give community service or work experience credit for students participating as a Returning Young Man or Returning Young Woman. This experience can also be used as community service credits for students enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Diploma or the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.

There is no cost for Returning Young Men or Returning Young Women to attend the Camp and we encourage a $300 donation to the Pathways Foundation to help cover food costs.

For more information you can contact the Pathways National Office by phoning 1300 850 766 or be sending an email to


“I think this Program makes such a difference to the young men and their families that I will do anything to get them there, including take them myself if I have to.”
Keith H
Pathways to Manhood mentor

“As a psychologist I see the tremendous potential this Program has to impact positively on young women and their families. I highly recommend it, not only for those whose daughters are struggling but also for those who would like to deepen and extend their daughter’s journey”
Eliza Bram

“I got a better relationship with my Dad … so it helped with that. Yeah. Sometimes I tell other kids, ‘Don’t give up on your Dad even if it means not living with him but meeting up with him.”
Young Man