June 29 - July 3, 2024 "Rite of Passage" 4 Night Son and Father Adventure in Tropical North Queensland, Australia
June 29, 2024 to July 03, 2024
Townsville, QLD Australia
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Teenage boys struggle when they are not actively and adequately guided by their Dad or Father Figure, through their most challenging life transition – from boyhood to manhood.

And no good parent wants their son to struggle because he remains a boy.

Our guided “Rite of Passage” Son and Father Adventure experiences are a proven process that result in healthier relationships, a deeper understanding of one another, and new direction, into the future.

This is a world class and magnificently beneficial opportunity for sons aged 13 years and over – no maximum age limit, and their Dads or father figures to experience together.

“Fathering Adventures taught me life-changing lessons. I made new friends, and made a best friend in a man whom I came to respect so much more… my father.”
(Tim Fenton – A son from Tweed Heads, Northern NSW)

Your financial investment :- $3,190 AUD (including GST) per father and son pair
● All transport ex. Townsville Airport (if needed)
● All accommodation at ‘Mission Beach Resort’ (each father and son pair will have their own room)
● All meals catered by ‘Mission Beach Resort’
● All world class commercially guided and outfitted adventure activities:
+ Snorkelling on the outer Great Barrier Reef (with the option to upgrade to scuba diving)
+ White water rafting the Tully River (grade 3 & 4 rapids)
+ Hiking to the summit of Mount Tyson
● All coaching presentations:
+ The Prepared Son
+ The Intentional Father
+ Conventional Manhood versus Authentic Manhood
+ The 4 Marks of a Real Man
● Certain significant and special moments intentionally interwoven throughout the experience

Book Now to avoid disappointment!

Primary Contact: 
Darren Lewis
Townsville, QLD Australia
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Last year I was sharing with a friend how I wanted to do all I could to raise my son up without any doubt that he was my favorite. He introduced me to an ally named Darren Lewis, the director of Fathering Adventures in Australia. So I called him up on Skype to ask him for some advice on how to effectively raise a boy into a man. It took no time to sense that I was speaking to a champion of fatherhood. My story was so like his and I realized that where he had made good choices, I needed to do the same. After much internal debate I sensed the Father inviting me out of my familiar "play it safe" mode and onto an adventure half-way around the world with my son. So this past December my 13 year old son and I flew to Australia to participate in their 5 day PREPARED FOR MANHOOD retreat in the mountains of Southeast Australia. It was the craziest thing my son or I have ever done, and that's part of what made it so fruitful and life-changing. Though it was a risk we were not the least bit disappointed. The environment was the perfect setting for my son to try things he would not have tried if it had been just him and me. Those 5 days brought out a new strength and love in us both. He has been a foot taller since we got back and our relationship now operates on a whole new level. Crazy? Yes. Expensive? Well, maybe, but it would have been more costly to NOT have done this. If you want to do something extravagant to show your kid where your heart is, invest some treasure in him. Darren and Fathering Adventures truly helped me step into a position of strength with regard to being equipped to raise my son into an authentic man. It was a God-breathed experience we will treasure always. My son and I thank you Darren!
I was introduced to Fathering Adventures through my church & took my 14 year-old son on a 5-day adventure in 2012. It was a wonderful experience for both of us. We learned so much about each other & about what it means to be a man. Hearing Darren's presentations for the first time, I was absolutely amazed that I had never heard this before. The principles he shares are so simple, but have the potential to change the world. Can't wait to go on a father-daughter adventure with each of my girls.
Having helped Darren to run several 5 night and 2 night adventures, I continue to be inspired and lead my family as God has called me to do. Darren continues to challenge us to step up to the mark and not make the "passive" mistakes that so many other men have made. If you love adventure with your kids and want to leave a remarkable memory in their lives, then Fathering Adventures is for you!!
Taking your son or daughter on a fathering adventure is something that every single dad absolutely must do!! I was introduced to Darren Lewis and his 'band of brothers' on a mens camp outside Brisbane a couple years ago. Since then I've taken both my son and daughter on a w/e adventure with 'fathering adventures' and been inspired over and over to be the best dad possible. I never really grasped the sheer magnitude of the importance of a dad in the lives of his children prior to this. Darren is a gifted communicator, a down to earth real bloke, full of simple practical wisdom. Can't recommend Fathering Adventures highly enough!
This was one of the most treasured times I have had to share with my sons. 2 have been, still 2 to go. Place yourself in the outback, under the stars, fill the days with adventure, fill your tummy with awesome food, light a fire, have your son beside you, be in the company of good men, have opportunity to share your heart. Priceless. These memories will last a lifetime. Touched both this son and fathers hearts deeply.
I had the privilege of hearing Darren of Fathering Adventures speak at a dinner for men in Melbourne, November 2011, and have since had conversations over Facebook about fathering and about ideas for small adventures with my son who was below the age threshold for the amazing adventures that Darren runs. Darren has been an inspiration to me, his encouragement and conversations with me even though he met me just once, has changed the way I view my role as a father and inspired me to fight my calendar to make sure there is dedicated one-on-one time with my son and daughter. I highly recommend Fathering Adventures, like them on Facebook to keep up with news, read their inspirational blog, and start planning when you are going to take your children on a Fathering Adventure!
I'm the event Director for Wild at Heart. Though I have not had a chance to do a Father-Son Adventure with Darren. Darren did serve as our Work Crew leader for a boot camp Wild at Heart did in Australia, so I and the rest of the Wild at Heart team got a chance to know Darren well. He is taking the Wild at Heart message and using it to further the Father-Son relationship. I would personally recommend his events to anyone.