Upcoming Rite of Passage Initiation

SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2021

Cost: $395 
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YMUW is using the Napa County Covid Overnight Camp Requirements as our guideline. Our safety team will be focused on preserving everyone’s health and well-being. 


These are our basic requirements for Participants & Volunteers regarding COVID:


  • A Covid-19 Symptom Screening Questionnaire and screened with a thermal scanner upon arrival at the event

  • Maintain 6 - feet distancing whenever possible. When we cannot maintain six - feet distancing, everyone will wear masks per Napa County guidelines.

  • This year’s event will be 100% outdoors

Workshop for parents

We strongly encourage parents attend the companion workshop that's offered alongside each Ultimate Weekend.

The workshop is taught by Dr. Mark Schillinger, YMUW Founder. This practical presentation will be held at a hotel close to the YMUW site. When you learn the same technology that our mentors use with your son, you'll be able to skillfully use your authority and influence in a way that will motivate your son to become more responsible inside of your home, more resilient in the outside world, more respectful of himself and others, as well as more relaxed with the world.

The parent workshop is also offered online.


For more information on programs for parents.

How the Parent Workshop Will Help You


It’s unrealistic for you to think that by sending your son to the YMUW rite of passage adventure camp, he’s automatically going to become completely prepared for the challenges of the adult world. When you attend this companion parent workshop, your entire family can enjoy more caring and cooperative relationships. This is because you’ll know how to motivate your son in a “biological” - not psychological - language that guides him to do the right things.


Our method of parenting uses tribal family wisdom, combined with the sciences of positive discipline, stress management, adolescent brain development, personal growth and parent-child attachment bonding.


YMUW highly recommends this workshop for all parents, but it’s not mandatory.