BLUE RIDGE PASSAGE
"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."
~ E. E. Cummings
The Blue Ridge Passage is a co-ed, week-long backpacking trip with a focus on leadership and personal discovery taking place, this year, in the beautiful Shenandoah National Park. Through strenuous hiking, solo time in the wilderness, ritual, and connection with peers and guides, participants have the potential for a truly transformational experience.
Registrants will receive a detailed packing list; having appropriate gear is critical. If you do not have access to the necessary gear, Springhouse staff can help you secure what is needed.
There will be one pre-program meeting roughly one week prior to the trip to look over gear and prepare for the impending departure.
**Space is limited to eight participants, so register today!**
Parent/guardian components: The trip will start and end with a ceremonial send-off and welcoming home from parents/guardians and families of the participants. Additionally, the parents/guardians and Springhouse staff members will gather on the night that their teens are on their solos to explore about the parent’s/guardian’s role in raising adolescents and to hold space for their children.
Please reach out to Sarah Merfeld with any questions.
Blue Ridge Passage is a rites of passage program for youth ages 14-18
Dates: June 21-25, 2021
Location: Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia