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ABOUT US

Campfire

We host ground breaking rites of passage for men about to enter into marriage.

 

This is a profound opportunity for deep work, intimate connection and nature-based fun. Our offerings are designed to initiate a man into marriage armed to be the best man he can, with his nearest and dearest by his side.

Exit the old paradigm of the toxic male and initiate a journey into the healthy, modern masculine.

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THE EXPERIENCE...

This offering is going to change your perspective on Stag do's! Using the Jungian archetypes as our guide, we take you and your assembled group on a journey through an initiation as you enquire into your future as a married man.

This is a 5 hour experience that you can easily slot into your already arranged stag celebrations.  We deliver this tightly orchestrated offering for you and all those you hold most dear.  We open a space for growth, step through the threshold of honesty and vulnerability, and leave you in your full sovereignty as the fully blessed king you deserve to be.

This is very different to the common activities found on most stag do's, there's no shaming, no bravado and the test of your manliness is your willingness to become the man you want to be, for yourself, your future wife and your family.

Forest Path
"a great balance between leading and following, while feeling out our group. People quickly felt at ease to share openly and authentically - it was delightful to be in that space - which was totally unlike other stag does we have been on"

Previous Participant

WHO WE ARE

The Founders & Facilitators

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Ben Stopford

Co-Founder + Facilitator

Ben is a facilitator, gardener & gatherer whose mission is pollinating deeper connections to both the inner & outer landscapes.​

His group facilitation stems from contemporary Rites of Passage (vision quest) &The Work that Reconnects, having trained under Rupert Marques & Molly Young Brown.

Ben is the founder of Conscious Roots & co-creator of Deepen Your Roots, a year-long transformational journey into connection and belonging. He lives at Cae Mabon where he co-facilitates retreats & teaches foraging & permaculture.

Tom Otter

Co-Founder + Facilitator

​Tom has been working in the outdoors since 2010 but playing in the outdoors since he was a young boy.  Inspired by the mountains in the Lake District he began mountaineering and climbing in his teens.

Tom is the founder of Nomad where he brings together the best parts of formal outdoor education and slaps a liberal coating of alternative and holistic charm on top.

 

During your retreat he will be guiding you through every aspect of the journey, physically as we meander through the mountains, and mentally as we journey within. Tom's passion and commitment is what makes his facilitation so powerful.

Lawrence Joye

Co-Founder + Facilitator

Lawrence is a facilitator, a curator of transformative experiences and a father. He finds deep fulfilment in his work supporting groups and individuals to deeply meet themselves and others and to cultivate more trust, joy and reverence for life. Being a father and committed partner continues to be his deepest developmental work.

 

Lawrence also co-leads Menspedition, a men's community which hosts week long Men's retreats in Wales and Portugal. The men's work he leads and facilitates is powered by ceremony, ritual and rites of passage, which bring depth and meaning and leave long-lasting impressions on those who experience it.

 

Lawrence currently lives with his family at Cae Mabon Eco Retreat Centre in North Wales, where he hosts and facilitates a variety of retreats and projects.

FAQS

Please read through these questions before sending a booking enquiry

Where are the events based?

We travel to your location to facilitate the Kingly Stag experience! 

Is there a minimum/maximum number of attendees?

We can facilitate any number of men for our experience. Our quotes require a minimum charge of 10 men.

Can I attend as an individual?

No. These are private events booked by a group of men who all know each other. We are exploring an annual open event for individual men exploring marriage, fatherhood or divorce. If you wish to be informed of this retreat, please sign up to our mailing list below.

What is the investment?

Our experience is offered at only £49 per person (minimum charge for 10 men but any group size is welcome). A travel cost is then added to this on a quote by quote basis.

What is included?

The Kingly Stag experience is a full facilitated 5-hour rite of passage. It includes two experienced facilitators holding the Stag party through a series of carefully planned processes. We come to your destination so there is no need to worry about travel.

What will we do?
 

Since time immemorial Rites of Passage have been kept secret. Part of the power of the experience is in the not-knowing, and the shared knowing between the men after the event. Needless to say, this experience is carefully curated to be fun, meaningful and empowering. All the processes will be invitations, there will be none of the shaming or toxicity so prevelant in typical Stag Do’s. 

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Interested?  Get in touch...

Please use this form to ask any questions or enquire about booking. We offer a free 15-minute curiosity call which will be organised once we receive your form. 

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