Weekend Adventures

Our model is simple: we offer personal growth weekends for groups of boys aged 13 to 18, followed by regular group sessions for a period of six weeks.


The weekends are facilitated by a core group of trained and experienced staff. Each weekend accommodates 10-15 boys, and we aim for a ratio of one staff member per two boys. The weekends usually take place on a beautiful farm, or a similar site which provides opportunities for outdoor activities as part of the programme. We believe it is important for the boys to leave their day-to-day environments in order to be able to engage fully with the weekend’s activities.



The weekend offers the boys a powerful, emotional intelligence-based adventure and a safe space to find the inner strength and insight to move forward in their lives, in particular in their journey from boyhood to manhood.

After the boys complete the weekend, we invite them to participate in regular group sessions over six weeks with the purpose of integrating their learnings achieved on the weekend into their daily lives.





Boys to men to me is an organization that helps give you the tools to deal with most of the problems this chaotic world give you

I was very depressed, insecure and had a lot of problems I had to face until boys to men came into my life and gave me the tools to deal with them.

They welcomed me with open arms and showed me what love and appreciation is, they helped me accept myself for who and what I am without any judgement, they even helped me find myself and I discovered things about me that I never even know I had myself and for that I have a great appreciation and respect for the organization


One of the boys

Dear Mark

We just wanted to reach out and say a big thank you, to you and the team, for your efforts over the weekend. We found it extremely beneficial and enlightening. We feel that we are in a far better position to face our fears and tackle the challenges that we face in our communities.

Hearing the feedback from all the participants are astonishing. Some of the words they used to describe it include; thoughtful, inspiring, fun, meaningful and motivating.

We wish you well with your journey going forward and hope to see all of you soon again.

Naaim Briesies

Prince Albert Community Trust

The Next Adventure

Our programme has been running since 2007, with positive results for the boys and their communities. By empowering boys with the psychological tools and support they need to make positive and healthy choices for their lives, our weekends support their personal growth and have a positive ripple effect in the communities of the boys who participate.

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Our Team

Gary Wheeler

Operations Coordinator

Charlie Flanagan

Co founder, management team & Lions Club liaison

Trevor Hennings


Adam Willemse

Youth coordinator & recruitment

Mark Hainsworth

Finance Director



PO Box 32115
Camps Bay
Cape Town
South Africa