Learn To Lead: An 8-day intensive on Transformative Living and Lead Rock Climbing

What: Learn to Lead is designed for young men (19-25) who are wanting to gain skills, awareness, and connections that will equip them to face and transform the personal, social, and planetary challenges defining this time in their lives.

Be the leader of your own path.

Be the leader of your own path.

When: May 29th-June 5th


-ACMG Mountain Guide Ken Wylie, Adventure Therapist; David Segal and Fundraising and Logistics Coordinator Marko Curuvija

-6 youth aged 19-25

Where: Quadra Island, British Columbia

Mission : The program supports young men to develop the skills necessary to overcome the inevitable challenges they will face during their transition to young adulthood (at this particular uncertain juncture in our social and planetary survival) by drawing on the rich experience of lead rock climbing, transformative practices, and intentional community living in the outdoors.

Goals: At the end of the program participants will:

-Be confident to both top rope and lead climb outdoors without the support of a guide;

-Understand the inevitability and opportunity of life challenges and how they can be approached, surpassed and transformative;

-Be able to articulate a clear and positive vision for their future based on deep aspirational values and passions vs. experiences from their past.

-Embodied awareness of their unique gifts and areas for personal growth (shadow).

-Understand their deep-seated capacity to be an agent of positive change both individually and collectively

-Have an enhanced awareness of their own embeddedness in the more than human natural world


Mechanisms of Change: Rock Climbing, Group process, transformative education, authentic risk, adventure therapy, eco-therapy, chaos theory, depth psychology


Leadership curriculum: Lead climbing curriculum, facilitating group process, solo, guided reflection, 1 on 1 support, coaching / mentorship → Community component – giving back, action planning and strategizing for the future.


Cost:  1500$ overall cost per person. Participants encouraged to fundraise, striving for partial funding from grants.


Intake: Set of eligibility criteria – age, gender, willingness to partake – written & interview process