Family, Youth and Teen Quest

Program Description:

For the first time we are offering a unique quest experience for parents and children.
This quest, designed for the entire family, will offer a profound rites of passage     experience for children and parents alike. We begin as a group and then journey alone for 2 to 4 days in nature. After, we will gather together and celebrate this     passage and share how we will integrate this experience into our everyday lives.

Ages and Prerequisites: Families with children age 7-17

This program is designed for families to attend together and is open for youth and teens age 7-17.  Parents must participate in the program with their children.  During the program, kids are divided into age appropriate groups and the parents, while participating sometimes with their children, also have their own “quest” and workshops on how to further the lessons for their children and themselves.    Students must have completed the Family, Youth or Teen Experience and Philosophy.


July 12-17, 2009
Camp Sheppard’s Mill, New Jersey


$1315 for first parent/child
$600 for each additional family member
$795 single youth
* Please note, fees increase by $30 if registering after the Early Registration Deadline.

Bridge Program:  If you will be staying for more than one week and wish to stay at camp over the weekend, the following fees cover from noon on Friday until the next program begins on Sunday. 
     Youth or Teen:  $70 for Bridge Program (for unaccompanied minors)
Deposit:            $200 per person attending is due at registration. 
Balance:           The balance for this program is due:      Friday, June 26 th
                            If paying by credit card, you may indicate if you’d like us to
                           automatically charge the balance at the due date.

* Financial Assistance is available.  Click here for our Scholarship Application

Registration Deadline and Procedures

Early Registration Deadline:          June 12th
*Registrations are taken past the deadline, but if sufficient registration is not received by the deadline, the program will be cancelled.  This allows time for our staff as well as participants who are flying to make transportation arrangements without fear of program cancellation.  If flying in, please do not book flights until after the deadline.
Registration Procedures:
Print the registration form from the website or contact the office to receive via mail. Please make sure a separate medical information page is completed for each family member who will be attending. Submit completed application with the appropriate deposit. You will receive a confirmation including directions and equipment lists upon receipt.


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