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menALIVE Growing Good Men Weekend 2023

Start Date: Friday 20 October, 2023
End Date: Sunday 22 October, 2023
Time: Friday 6:30pm—Sunday 1:30pm
Venue: Cataract Activity Centre
Speaker: Diocese of Wollongong
Topic: Growing Good Men
Cost: $350
RSVP: October 13, 2023


A weekend experience for fathers and their teenage sons.

One of the most important influences in the lives of men is the relationship they had with their father or significant father figure. The encouragement and affirmation that this relationship could, and should, provide, is a key ingredient for how young men view themselves and embrace their faith and gifts as they take their place in the world.

Growing Good Men is an experientially-based program which encourages and enables fathers and sons to strengthen their relationship and to explore important issues of growing into manhood. It is designed for fathers and their adolescent sons aged 12 to 16 years (school years between 7 and 10).

The weekend experience explores:October

  • The importance of the father and son bond for both generations
  • The journey of adolescence
  • Becoming a man
  • Dealing with anger
  • Friendship with girls and women
  • The quest for identity
  • Rite of Passage

Set over a weekend, the program involves: short keynote sessions, small group and father/son sharing, a wide range of challenging and engaging activities (which may include high ropes courses or similar adventure activities), reflection and prayer. The centrepiece of the program is a Rite of Passage on Saturday night. The weekend concludes with a Father’s Blessing and commissioning.

Please note: If you are unable to attend with your father, you may choose to come with another significant male person over the age of 18. In this situation, we would need a letter of consent from a parent/guardian. Should your situation not fit the two options mentioned and you still wish to attend please call us.

Don’t miss this, as spots are limited! This is a unique opportunity for dads and their sons to embark on a quest of discovery.



Cataract Activity Centre
Contact Person
Helen Bennett
Street Address
Lot 64, Baden Powell Drive, Appin, NSW
02 4222 2403