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Restoration Expeditions

Intentional Outdoor Experiences for Fathers to Engage their Children

Father-Son Experiences

Boys are born, men are made. As part of the Man Maker Project series, these father-son expeditions are designed to help you usher your boy into Godly manhood through an intentional rites of passage process.

We had a great season of Expeditions!

Thank you to everyone who has participated in our 2017 Expeditions.

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Father-Daughter Experiences

As girls become women and find their strength and voice, they look to their fathers for courage, identity and hope. These expeditions create the space for fathers to bless their daughters and offer them vision and release.

2018 Restoration Expeditions Coming Soon

Want to be put on the waiting list for this Expedition?

Please register, but do not pay at this time. We will be in touch with you if a spot opens up.

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Base Camp Boys - June 23-25 (Boys Ages 8-10)

  • Base Camp Boys (ages 8-10) - June 23-25, 2017

    • WHERE IS IT? Located in the beautiful Colorado High Country just outside Fort Collins, Colorado
    • WHO IS IT FOR? For fathers and sons ages 8-10 years old
    • DESCRIPTION: 3 days, 2 nights camping, with hiking, campfires, and guided mountain activities
    • WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE? All meals, mountain-trained guides, facilitators, and all materials. Camping gear not included.
    • WHAT DOES IT COST? EARLY BIRD THROUGH MARCH 1, 2017: $249/father-son pair. REGULAR PRICE: $299/pair

Join us this summer for our Base Camp Boys Expedition!  We will experience adventure and fun in the midst of God’s creation among the Colorado mountains.  But it’s not just a simple camping trip. Along with a host of other fathers, you will be intentionally laying a solid foundation for your son’s passage into manhood.

 

This is Phase 1 of the Man Maker Expeditions series, and is designed for fathers with sons ages 8-10 years old. During this experience, we lay the foundation for you and your son as he forms a vision of the man God created him to be. Fathers will be oriented to the challenges of raising boys into Godly men and boys will be introduced to the Man Maker qualities. We also help fathers understand the unique and powerful role they have in the lives of their sons as they begin the process of ushering them into manhood. Engaging content with other dads only adds to the experience as participants are able to share stories and witness the impact of other men investing in their son.

 

We offer practical tools for fathers to create a rhythm of intentionality with their sons, so further conversations centered on Godly masculinity can be engaged and received. This is an experience you won’t want to miss as it can set fathers and sons on an adventure deeper into their own story and God’s intentions for men.

 

Base Camp Boys is a tent-camping experience, where fathers and sons will have the fun of being together in the outdoors. We will have access to modern bathrooms, showers, and hot meals cooked specially for us in a dining room. It’s the best blend of rustic outdoors with modern comforts. No outdoor experience is necessary for either father or son. This is a fantastic opportunity for men and boys of all skill levels to engage creation and each other.

  • Base Camp Expedition Includes:
    • Father-son adventure and high-country camping
    • All meals from Friday lunch through Sunday lunch
    • Man Maker Project content and experiences
    • Guides for group activities
    • Facilitators for fatherhood conversations
    • Ample one-on-one time for fathers and sons
    • Access to a special physical challenge (intentionally kept secret)
    • A copy of “Man Maker Project: Boys are Born, Men are Made” by Chris Bruno
    • Restoration Project T-shirts for father and son
    • …an experience you will never forget!

THE FINE PRINT

Upon registration, you will receive registration receipt. In the coming weeks, you will receive a gear list, trail and conversation guides, and preparation ideas. Bring your own gear is required (for tent-camping). No gear needed for food preparation. If you are out-of-state, please consult with us before booking your flights or arrange other travel. Contact us if you need assistance with any camping gear rental.

 

REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 30 FATHER/SON PAIRS, SO REGISTER TODAY!

Back Country Boys - NEW!!! River Canoeing - June 28-July 2 (Boys Ages 12-14)

  • Back Country Boys (ages 12-14) - NEW!!! River Canoeing - June 28-July 2, 2017

    • WHERE IS IT? NEW THIS YEAR!!! Canoeing on the Green River, Utah
    • WHO IS IT FOR? For fathers and sons ages 12-14 years old
    • DESCRIPTION: 5 days, 4 nights river canoeing, camping, hiking, campfires and guided activities
    • WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE? All meals, river-trained guides, facilitators, and all materials. River gear included, but camping gear not included.
    • WHAT DOES IT COST? EARLY BIRD THROUGH MARCH 1, 2017: $1599/father-son pair. REGULAR PRICE: $1799/pair
    • LIMITED SPACE: Space is limited to 11 father-son pairs (total of 22 people)

We are excited to announce our newest Back Country Expedition! This year, we are offering BOTH a backpacking adventure in the high-country of the Rocky Mountains, and have just added this new experience — Canoeing the Green River in Utah. While these two Expeditions are vastly different in the adventure, the content and purpose remains the same. Pick which one suits you best, and you will embark on an epic journey you and your son will never forget!

 

While the Base Camp experience is Phase 1 of the Man Maker process, introducing fathers to the categories and processes of making men out of their sons, the Back Country experience creates the space for the application of genuine masculine initiation. Back Country is designed as an intensive experience for both father and son. God the Father used the wilderness as the context for his Son’s preparation for ministry, and we believe there is no better place to help your son discover who he is becoming as a man. The aim of the adventure is to have boys head into the wilderness but return as initiated men.

 

Back Country is Phase 2 of the Man Maker Expedition series, and is designed for fathers and sons ages 12-14 years old. During this experience, we continue building on the foundation you have laid and dive deeper into what it means to be a man. The physical challenges will match the spiritual, as boys and fathers will engage various categories of the Man Maker material together. They will have regular one-on-one conversations throughout the experience.

 

In addition, fathers and sons will have separately facilitated times with our trained Man Maker trail guides, inviting them deeper into the categories of godly masculinity. We will be challenged to share our stories, consider how each man uniquely reflects the image of God, and utilize the elements of risk to usher the young men into true manhood. Our time together will culminate in an blessing ceremony during which each boy will be clearly called into manhood.

 

If you have any desire whatsoever to initiate your son into Godly manhood, then use this trip to catalyze the process. It is a great kickoff, culmination or somewhere in the middle for your son’s “Man Year” experience. We believe boys are born, but men are made. (Specific activities intentionally kept secret!)

To participate in Back Country, it is a requirement that all fathers read Man Maker Project: Boys are Born, Men are Made. (The book is included and will be sent as soon as registration is completed). Prior to the expedition, a member of the Restoration Project team will connect with each father individually in order to best support him in the process of initiating his son. While this expedition has built-in elements guided by our team, we will also do our best to shape the experience to include participant-specific elements as well.

 

Back Country is not designed as a replacement for the Man Maker ceremony a father may choose to do on his own (with his own local company of men). It can act as a supplement to the father-crafted Man Maker year, or in some cases where a father has struggled to gather this group, it can be a place where fathers can initiate their sons in the company of other men.

 

Fathers will receive pre-departure material, guided conversations suggestions, and trail-guides to prepare for the journey.

No outdoor experience is necessary, though all participants must be physically able to paddle a canoe and do some moderate hiking. There will be other physical challenges included in this experience as well, though participants may opt out if needed. We provide all river gear, all meals, and our guides have over 40 years of river guiding experience, creating the space for any father-son pair to participate. Camping gear is NOT provided, though we can assist in finding rental if needed. Throughout the experience, we will share responsibilities amongst the group, including pitching tents, purifying water, cooking meals, etc.

Back Country Green River will begin in Fort Collins, Colorado, where we will gear up, load up and travel together to the put-in location on the river in Utah. Transportation from Fort Collins to Utah and back will be provided.

  • Back Country Canoeing Includes:
    • Father-son adventure and high-country camping
    • All meals from Wednesday lunch through Sunday lunch
    • All river gear (canoes, paddles, life-jackets, etc) and group gear (including food prep) is included
    • Experienced River and Back Country Guides (Wilderness First Responder certified), and leaders for group activities
    • Man Maker Project content and experiences
    • Facilitators for fatherhood conversations
    • Ample one-on-one time for fathers and sons
    • Access to a special physical challenge (intentionally kept secret)
    • A copy of “Man Maker Project: Boys are Born, Men are Made” by Chris Bruno
    • Restoration Project T-shirts for father and son
    • Restoration Project memorable keepsake (kept secret!)
    • …an experience you will never forget!

THE FINE PRINT

Upon registration, you will receive registration receipt. In the coming weeks, you will receive a gear list, trail and conversation guides, and preparation ideas. Bring your own gear is required (for tent-camping). No gear needed for river canoeing or food preparation. If you are out-of-state, please consult with us before booking your flights or arrange other travel. Contact us if you need assistance with any camping gear rental.

 

 

REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 11 FATHER/SON PAIRS, SO REGISTER TODAY!

Back Country Boys - Backpacking - July 19-23 (Boys Ages 12-14)

  • Back Country Boys (ages 12-14) - Backpacking - July 19-23, 2017

    • WHERE IS IT? Rocky Mountains in Colorado – Zirkel Wilderness
    • WHO IS IT FOR? For fathers and sons ages 12-14 years old
    • DESCRIPTION: 5 days, 4 nights backpacking, camping, hiking, campfires and guided activities
    • WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE? All meals, backpacking guides, facilitators, and all materials. Backpacking and camping gear not included.
    • WHAT DOES IT COST? EARLY BIRD THROUGH MARCH 1, 2017: $799/father-son pair. REGULAR PRICE: $999/pair
    • LIMITED SPACE: Space is limited to 6 father-son pairs (total of 12 people)

This year, we are excited to offer two versions of the same Back Country Expedition! In 2017, we are offering BOTH a backpacking adventure in the high-country of the Rocky Mountains, and have just added a new experience — Canoeing the Green River in Utah. While these two Expeditions are vastly different in the adventure, the content and purpose remains the same. Pick which one suits you best, and you will embark on an epic journey you and your son will never forget!

 

While the Base Camp experience is Phase 1 of the Man Maker process, introducing fathers to the categories and processes of making men out of their sons, the Back Country experience creates the space for the application of genuine masculine initiation. Back Country is designed as an intensive experience for both father and son. God the Father used the wilderness as the context for his Son’s preparation for ministry, and we believe there is no better place to help your son discover who he is becoming as a man. The aim of the adventure is to have boys head into the wilderness but return as initiated men.

 

Back Country is Phase 2 of the Man Maker Expedition series, and is designed for fathers and sons ages 12-14 years old. During this experience, we continue building on the foundation you have laid and dive deeper into what it means to be a man. The physical challenges will match the spiritual, as boys and fathers will engage various categories of the Man Maker material together. They will have regular one-on-one conversations throughout the experience.

 

Back Country Colorado is truly a backpacking experience in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness area near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. We’ll hike above treeline, fish pristine mountain lakes, and enjoy the rugged beauty of the Colorado Rockies. This is completely primitive with no facilities but the woods, however our wilderness guides provide delicious meals and outdoor skills-building so there is no need for prior backpacking experience. Ability to walk with a large backpack for 3-4 miles at a time at 10,000 feet elevation is required of both boys and dads.

 

In addition, fathers and sons will have separately facilitated times with our trained Man Maker trail guides, inviting them deeper into the categories of godly masculinity. We will be challenged to share our stories, consider how each man uniquely reflects the image of God, and utilize the elements of risk to usher the young men into true manhood. Our time together will culminate in an blessing ceremony during which each boy will be clearly called into manhood.

 

If you have any desire whatsoever to initiate your son into Godly manhood, then use this trip to catalyze the process. It is a great kickoff, culmination or somewhere in the middle for your son’s “Man Year” experience. We believe boys are born, but men are made. (Specific activities intentionally kept secret!)

To participate in Back Country, it is a requirement that all fathers read Man Maker Project: Boys are Born, Men are Made. (The book is included and will be sent as soon as registration is completed). Prior to the expedition, a member of the Restoration Project team will connect with each father individually in order to best support him in the process of initiating his son. While this expedition has built-in elements guided by our team, we will also do our best to shape the experience to include participant-specific elements as well.

 

Back Country is not designed as a replacement for the Man Maker ceremony a father may choose to do on his own (with his own local company of men). It can act as a supplement to the father-crafted Man Maker year, or in some cases where a father has struggled to gather this group, it can be a place where fathers can initiate their sons in the company of other men.

 

Fathers will receive pre-departure material, guided conversations suggestions, and trail-guides to prepare for the journey.

 

No outdoor experience is necessary, though all participants must be physically able to carry a 50 lb. pack and hike roughly 3 miles a day. There will be other physical challenges included in this experience as well, though participants may opt out if needed. We provide all group gear, all meals, and back country guides, creating the space for any father-son pair to participate. Camping gear is NOT provided, though we can assist in finding rental if needed. Throughout the experience, we will share responsibilities amongst the group, including pitching tents, purifying water, cooking meals, etc.

 

Back Country Backpacking will begin in Fort Collins, Colorado, where we will gear up, load up and travel together to the trailhead in the Zirkel wilderness. Transportation from Fort Collins to the trailhead and back will be provided.

  • Back Country Backpacking Includes:
    • Father-son adventure and high-country camping
    • All meals from Wednesday lunch through Sunday lunch
    • All group gear and food preparation gear
    • Experienced Back Country Guides (Wilderness First Responder certified), and leaders for group activities
    • Man Maker Project content and experiences
    • Facilitators for fatherhood conversations
    • Ample one-on-one time for fathers and sons
    • Access to a special physical challenge (intentionally kept secret)
    • A copy of “Man Maker Project: Boys are Born, Men are Made” by Chris Bruno
    • Restoration Project T-shirts for father and son
    • Restoration Project memorable keepsake (kept secret!)
    • …an experience you will never forget!

THE FINE PRINT

Upon registration, you will receive registration receipt. In the coming weeks, you will receive a gear list, trail and conversation guides, and preparation ideas. Bring your own gear is required (for back country tent camping and backpacking). No gear needed for food preparation. If you are out-of-state, please consult with us before booking your flights or arrange other travel. Contact us if you need assistance with any camping gear rental.

 

 

REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 6 FATHER/SON PAIRS, SO REGISTER TODAY!

Base Camp Girls - NEW!!! - July 28-30 (Girls Ages 10-12)

  • Base Camp Girls -- NEW!!! - (ages 10-12) - July 28-30, 2017

    • WHERE IS IT? Located in the beautiful Colorado High Country just outside Fort Collins, Colorado
    • WHO IS IT FOR? For fathers and daughters ages 10-12 years old
    • DESCRIPTION: 3 days, 2 nights camping, with hiking, campfires, and guided mountain activities
    • WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE? All meals, mountain-trained guides, facilitators, and all materials. Camping gear not included.
    • WHAT DOES IT COST? EARLY BIRD THROUGH MARCH 1, 2017: $249/father-daughter pair. REGULAR PRICE: $299/pair

Welcome to our newest addition to Restoration Expeditions…Base Camp Girls! Join us for our first-ever father-daughter experience. We are SO excited! Together with other dads and girls, you will have an epic adventure in the Colorado high-country while exploring the vital relationship a father has in this life of his daughter.

 

This experience is specifically designed for father and daughters ages 10-12 years old, and will help you lay a solid foundation for years to come as she makes the transition from girl to woman. During our time together, we will address the role of a father in her life, discuss the important aspect of how a father supports her mother during the rite of passage process, and how dads unlock her strength and voice for the world.

 

This is not just a simple camping trip. It is an epic adventure where fathers and daughters engage God’s creation and the glory of each other’s hearts. This is an incredible opportunity for fathers to not only offer attention to his daughter, but give her the intention that her heart craves. We will have guided activities, conversations and experiences galore! [Specifics intentionally kept secret!]

 

Base Camp Girls involves tent-camping, where fathers and daughters can experience the glory and fun of camping together. We will have access to modern bathrooms, showers, and hot meals cooked specially for us in a dining room. It’s the best blend of rustic outdoors with modern comforts. Several women from the Restoration Project staff will be part of the guide team throughout the weekend to make this an exciting, safe and accessible experience for fathers and daughters alike.

  • Base Camp Expedition Includes:
    • Father-daughter adventure and high-country camping
    • All meals from Friday lunch through Sunday lunch
    • Fathering Daughters content and experiences
    • Guides for group activities
    • Facilitators for fatherhood conversations
    • Ample one-on-one time for fathers and daughters
    • Access to a special physical challenge (intentionally kept secret)
    • A copy of “Fathering Daughters” by Chris Bruno
    • Restoration Project T-shirts for father and daughter
    • …an experience you will never forget!

THE FINE PRINT

Upon registration, you will receive registration receipt. In the coming weeks, you will receive a gear list, trail and conversation guides, and preparation ideas. Bring your own gear is required (for tent-camping). No gear needed for food preparation. If you are out-of-state, please consult with us before booking your flights or arrange other travel. Contact us if you need assistance with any camping gear rental.

 

 

REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 30 FATHER/DAUGHTER PAIRS, SO REGISTER TODAY!