YES! AND ALIVE
The Boy’s And Men
Dr. Forrest Melton, Jr.
September 12, 2006
The BOY’S and MEN RETREAT & ROPES
CHALLENGE course for Fathers and Sons ~ Step-Fathers
and Step-Sons ~ Male Mentors and Boys !
OCTOBER 14 – 15, 2006 IN CASCADE, IDAHO: INSPIRE
Who could benefit from an Empowerment
Retreat and Ropes Challenge Course ?
All Boys and Men … father-less boys, step-fathers, biological
fathers, sons, boys, men, families, communities, the world.
What is an Empowerment Retreat? A Boys
and Men Empowerment Retreat is a gathering of young men and
adult men in an outdoor setting that brings boys and men closer
together in a natural setting to experience, explore and “empower” ourselves. Challenges,
activities and Male-to-Male bonding will take place throughout
What is a Ropes Challenge Course? The
Ropes Challenge Course is a series of activities, specifically
designed to challenge the participants to connect communicate and
build trust among groups. The Challenge course is one of
the most effective ways to unite, bond and empower groups, teams,
families, at-risk youth and corporations
When is the Retreat? October 14 and 15,
Where will our Retreat - Ropes Course Be? Trinity
Pines Retreat Center and around Cascade Idaho.
Why would we participate? At YES! and
ALIVE, we believe that the bond between Boys and Men is imperative
to the success of every man, family, community. Let’s
face it, we “know what we know” and together as boys
and men, it is possible to learn more and to create a happier world. T.E.A.M.
~ Together Everyone Achieves More … One of the best ways
to get a team of people working together is to challenge the group
and add “a bit of adventure” and a “natural environment” into
the mix. Learning how to trust at a deeper level, communicate
and listen more effectively and open up the door to “difficult” situations
are a few of the benefits that could come from this retreat.
What benefits could
unfold with a Ropes Challenge Course experience?
Emphasize group problem-solving
Increased Personal Awareness
Explore the issues of quality,
Empower Individual commitment
Promote effective risk
Build Bonds of Trust
Examine group dynamics
and practical problem solving
Increase Respect amongst
and cooperative spirit
Discover hidden strengths
Increase trust and group
Recreation and Play for
Create a shared experience
between co-workers and team-members
Working together as a Team
Incorporate new members
into the group
Increased Risk taking
Develop highly effective
Build teams faster and
Build High Self Esteem
Inspire team members to
Develop stronger, more
Strengthen personal and
professional relationships within the team
Create a shared vision among teams and more ~ Create WIN – WIN – WIN
environments and seasons for ALL!
Who is Sponsoring this Retreat and what are their Goals? The
City of Boise – HCHY Healthy Relationships Project and the
TVADC Treasure Valley Alcohol and Drug Coalition have awarded YES! partial
funding to host this retreat. There goals are to heighten
the awareness of Boys and Men’s rolls in relationship to
Drug & Alcohol Substance use and abuse and Sexual Abuse. And
also to empower boys and men to be strong enough to be powerful
leaders and to lead healthy and active lifestyles.
Costs? HCHY and TVADC have donated grants for the majority
of this event AND donations of any kind are accepted to our non-profit
501c3 organization … YES! Youth Empowerment Services
BOY’S and MEN EMPOWERMENT RETREAT & ROPES CHALLENGE COURSE.
Contact ALIVE adventures ~ YES! Youth Empowerment www.ALIVEadventures.com / 208-331-2852
You are invited to join us or to share with family, friends, clients
to the upcoming Boys and Men Empowerment Retreat. This will
be our 2nd annual event that is focused on bonding fathers and
sons, step-fathers and step-sons, men and boys in an adventure
education empowerment model.
This program is sponsored by the Healthy Relationships project
of HCHY, City of Boise and the TVADC Treasure Valley Alcohol and
Drug Coalition and will focus on Sexual Awareness and Drug/Alcohol
use and abuse and how Boys and Men play out the roles in these
We will meet in Boise, Idaho ‘early’ in the morning
of Saturday, October 14, 2006 and head up-river to Trinity Pines
Retreat in Cascade, Idaho. We will start our Ropes-Challenge
Course as soon as we get there. To understand more about
Ropes Challenge Courses and our organization, go to our web site
click on the Group Programs.
After the Ropes Course, we will head over to Cascade Lake and
get situated in our Yurts, engage more wilderness adventures, listen
to speakers, cook dinner and drum around the fire. On Sunday
morning, we will continue with the process and wrap up around noon.
Most of the costs are covered by HCHY and TVADC, and we are asking
for financial donations to help YES!
Who is YES! Youth Empowerment Services
~ ALIVE adventures: The YES! and ALIVE
adventures organizations are local Idaho Empowerment and Leadership
organizations that uses Adventure Education, Wilderness Therapy
and Experiential Education in their programming to Motivate,
Inspire and Empower Groups and Individuals to help them to reach
YES! - ALIVE adventures was founded and run under the leadership
of D. Forrest Melton Jr. of Boise, Idaho. Forrest has been
running Personal and Professional Development trainings since 1994
and working with youth since 1882.
The “Ropes Challenge” portion of the ALIVE adventures
programs focuses on empowerment and leadership development of Boys
and Men, Corporations, Athletic Teams, Organizations, Families
and At-Risk youth.
ADDITIONAL PACKAGES and PROGRAMS can include
a wide range of activities, like the Teambuilding Ropes Course,
Whitewater Rafting, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Caving,
Sailing, Water-skiing, Rock-Climbing, Team Golf competitions for
Corporate Retreats, Family Re-Unions, Association Conferences,
At-Risk youth programs and Athletic Teambuilding programs…
Please check our web site for more referrals, testimonials, bios
and information on ALIVE adventures and YES! Youth Empowerment
Services at www.YES-YouthEmpowermentServices.com
INSPIRE YOURSELF and REGISTER Today!
Contact us for a Free Consultation Today!
YES! and ALIVE adventures
Boise ID 83702