The most widely recognized and respected modern initiation experience for men in the world. With nearly 40 years of life-changing breakthroughs, more than 75,000 men have attended this intense 48-hour experience. 

Are you ready for an adventure?

Are you ready to do whatever it takes?


What is this?

The New Warrior Training Adventure (NWTA) is a modern initiation experience for men. It is a real time hero’s journey created over a single weekend to offer shifts in how you relate to yourself, your relationships, and the world. Tens of thousands of men count this weekend among the most powerful and challenging experiences of their lives. It’s safe, supportive and cutting edge.

This is not a retreat, a conference or a workshop.

What you get …

You’ll get more than you’re willing to hope for, and only as much as you’re willing to commit to: a renewed sense of purpose, passion, vibrancy, joy, healing, connection to self, new energy, clarity, power, freedom, understanding, brotherhood, trust, and more.

Over 75,000 men have taken this journey, and every man’s experience has been unique.

It’s a life affirming event, honoring the best in what men have to offer the planet. We are only able to recognize the powerful brilliance of men because we are willing to look at, and take full responsibility for, the pain we are also capable of creating… and suffering. This is the paradox of modern masculinity, and it is a lesson we are dedicated to learning and teaching.

The training is led by men certified by the ManKind Project with extensive experience in men’s transformational work, and staffed by a large group of dedicated volunteers, who give their time, energy, and resources to support your initiation.

At the NWTA …

You’ll experience a level of energy, a quality of masculinity, a deep sense of brotherhood, joy and laughter, anger and fear, physical challenge, and a connection to life’s mystery that we can’t explain to you, no matter how hard we try.

You’ll have the opportunity to look with fearless honesty at the life you’ve created, and make tough choices about what you want to keep, what you want to expand, and what you want to let go.

You’ll discover your unique connection to manhood, explore a new way of understanding masculinity, and get a chance to step fully into the man you envision yourself to be.

What Men Say About the NWTA

Logistics and Registration


Monday 6pm local time.

There is a required review process in order to enroll. 


Friday 5pm - Sunday 4pm

Start and end times may vary slightly by location


Carpools Encouraged

We will help organize local transportation

food & lodging

2 Nights & Meals

Meals and camp-style accommodation provided


** Info about Specialized New Warrior Trainings

A Specialized NWTA uses the same process as every New Warrior Training Adventure, and adds cultural, accessibility, or demographic changes. The training staff will, as much as possible, be comprised of men who identify as members of the demographic, or who have special skills to meet the needs of the men participating. The intent is to ‘make the minority the majority,’ honoring the lived experiences and social and cultural realities for those attending.

There are a number of varieties:

  • Barrier Free – New Warrior Training Adventure with increased accommodations, assistance, and accessibility for men with a wide range of different physical, cognitive, or neurological abilities.
  • Deaf / HH – New Warrior Training Adventure for Deaf / Hard of Hearing men.
  • GBTQ  – New Warrior Training Adventure for Gay / Bi / Trans / Queer / Questioning men.
  • Men of Color  (BIPOC) – New Warrior Training Adventure primarily staffed and led by men of color (BIPOC – Black, Indigenous, and People of Color).
  • Obvious African Ancestry – New Warrior Training Adventure primarily staffed and led by men of obvious African ancestry (African American men and beyond). Organized by the Brothahood of MKP, a national group of men of obvious African ancestry organized to support trainings and programs for Black Men.
  • Outdoor – New Warrior Training Adventure held primarily outdoors, sometimes at a wilderness site, with tent accommodations, minimal indoor space, and reduced amenities. Details vary from site to site.
  • Pan-Asian, Middle-Eastern (PAME) – New Warrior Training Adventure primarily led and staffed by men who claim heritage to various parts of Asia and the Middle East. This includes, but is not limited to, men with heritage from East Asia (China, Japan, Korea, etc), South Asia (India, Pakistan, etc), Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Thailand, etc), and the Middle East (Jordan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, etc). Participants with Pan-Asian or Middle-Eastern heritage are invited to attend.
  • Urban – New Warrior Training Adventure held in an Urban Center.
  • Young – YWTA – New Warrior Training Adventure specifically geared to men aged 18-35 years.

A Hero’s Journey – the New Warrior Training Adventure

About the Hero’s Journey

SEPARATION – FRIDAY NIGHT: Moving away from the familiar. Team-building, individual and group exercises examine the modern male psyche: accountability, leadership, confrontation, competition.

DESCENT – SATURDAY MORNING: An exploration of authentic male emotion, conflict, purpose, and healthy power. Revisiting life history and stories. Connecting to what lies ahead.

ORDEAL – SATURDAY AFTERNOON: A challenge to embody fully authentic masculinity, to step into power, to break through barriers, and to experience the full potential of mature manhood.

INITIATION – SATURDAY NIGHT: Accepting responsibility as a man among men. Exploration of group dynamics, diversity and similarity. A test of solidarity and trust. A welcome into the circle of men.

INTEGRATION – SUNDAY MORNING: An exploration of legacy, connection, purpose, relationships and intention. Recognizing connections to nature and humanity.

CELEBRATION – SUNDAY AFTERNOON: A feast of victory, affirmation, laughter, and community. Begin integrating the learning of the weekend. Wrap up and send-off.  

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