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Blue Ridge Passage

August 2, 2021 - August 5, 2021

The Blue Ridge Passage is a co-ed, week-long backpacking trip with a focus on leadership and personal discovery taking place, this year, in the beautiful Shenandoah National Park. Through strenuous hiking, solo time in the wilderness, ritual, and connection with peers and guides, participants have the potential for a truly transformational experience.

Registrants will receive a detailed packing list; having appropriate gear is critical. If you do not have access to the necessary gear, Springhouse staff can help you secure what is needed.

There will be one pre-program meeting on Wednesday, July 21st, 6-7pm at Springhouse. This meeting is to look over gear and prepare for the impending departure.

**Space is limited to eight participants, so register today!**

Parent/guardian components: The trip will start and end with a ceremonial send-off and welcoming home from parents/guardians and families of the participants. Additionally, the parents/guardians and Springhouse staff members will gather on the night that their teens are on their solos to explore about the parent’s/guardian’s role in raising adolescents and to hold space for their children.

Please reach out to Sarah Merfeld with any questions.

Blue Ridge Passage is a Coming of Age program for youth ages 14-18

Dates:​ August 2nd–6th, 2021

Location: ​ Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Program Leaders: Sarah Merfeld and Chris Wolf


At Springhouse, we believe education should not be a commodity and we strive to make sure that nobody is turned away for financial reasons. Instead of tuition/cost/fees, we see your contribution as an investment in our vision and mission.


August 2, 2021
August 5, 2021
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