Adventure Game Theater

Teen Rite of Passage


Ages 12-19

August 8-15, 2020



scholarships avail

What We Do

Transform through improvisational theater and a live action adventure where you may become a hero, meet magical creatures, face dark powers, and fight for your life with foam swords and magic.

This summer come take part in one of our Rites of Passage retreats! At both retreats you will get the chance to share deeply with a small group of peers, you will learn mindfulness meditation and yoga, and you will play games including capture the flag with foam swords and lots of other wild fun! Our retreats include a variety of optional activities and workshops including improvisational theater, poetry, drumming and dancing, dream interpretation and shamanic journeying, wilderness skills, handcraft arts, and more. 

Three minute video
about our retreats
Our week will include:

  • Mindfulness Meditation

  • Small Group Sharing

  • The Adventure Game

  • Training in improv, sword fighting, etc

  • Trance Dance

  • Shamanic Journey

  • Gender Workshops

  • Hiking

  • Rite of Passage Ceremonies

  • A Bardic Circle and Dance Party (with DJ Bear!-keep your finger's crossed)

  • Cooking

  • Relaxing

  • Playing Games

  • Cuddle Piles

  • and more...

What is a Rite of Passage?

94% of cultures worldwide and throughout history have provided their adolescents with a Rite of Passage experience to help, not only celebrate their move from childhood to adulthood, but to create the psychological state change that is necessary for this maturation.  

ReTribe, using the wisdom from other cultures, has created an updated, modern version of this process, complete with the necessary 'threshold' experiences that allow this psychological healing and growth. 

To read more about Rites of Passage, click the button.

ReTribe elder, Jane Martin, speaks on a panel of mental health experts about teens
Our Staff

Our Staff includes psychotherapists, mindfulness teachers, outdoor educators, theater professionals, musicians, and artists.

My child felt strongly connected to the other ReTribe participants. She felt comfortable, accepted and seen at ReTribe.

Thoughts from
the teens.

I’ve been going to ReTribe for seven years, and they have been some of my happiest memories. It creates a culture that I can’t find anywhere else.

Find out THAT ReTribe works, and WHY ReTribe works. Check out our research page.