Pathways Camps give boys help
RAISING teenage sons can be challenging, but help is at hand with local Pathways camps.
They're an opportunity to maximise a boy's chance of making the transition from boy to man with ease and grace.
The camps are a not-for-profit harm-prevention charity, which focus on giving boys the acknowledgment and direction to become empowered, contributing members of society.
Boys attending these camps with their fathers feel more bonded within the father-son relationship, a spokesman for Mid North Coast Pathways said.
“They have greater respect for women, especially their mothers, and display improved leadership skills. The camp offers the boys a whole community of men at a time when they are looking outward for acceptance and belonging. If the boy's father is unavailable to attend the camp, our mentor program will ensure that the boy is given the opportunity to benefit from the camp in every possible way.”
Mid North Coast Pathways is offering storytelling nights where local past participants will share how they benefited from the program. They will be held on March 31 at Bellingen CWA from 7pm, and the Bayldon Community Centre on April 1 from 7pm.