Coming of Age Program For 13 Year-Olds

This year marks a period of transition for our 13 year-olds. They are completing their experiences with the Middler program and preparing to join the Teen program next year, which requires more responsibility and enables more freedom and choice. Of course, this year the 13s who are coming of age will be experiencing their only in-person year in the Middlers program, so we hope to make it special. We will encourage and support them in creating their own unique experiences within the structure of our program and to develop the ability to express themselves in areas such as leadership, cooperation, community building, music and art.

The Coming of Age Ceremony on Friday evening is the celebration of this transition. Parents, siblings, and friends are an integral part of this Coming of Age celebration and are strongly encouraged to attend.

Following the ceremony, the 13s will have some time with the Teens, see TWOB with the Middler staff as a group, and spend the rest of the evening dancing at CACHE, SUUSI’s all-ages, substance-free dance club.

13 Year-Olds Coming of Age Activities

Please note that these are required activities  that lead to participation in the Coming Of Age ceremony and Friday night activities.

Skinny Dip Falls bonding trip on Monday. (Note: actual skinny-dipping will not be involved!)

Evening programming:

    Mon 8-10pm
    Tues 7-8:30pm
    Friday TBA – Coming of Age Ceremony, followed by TWOB and CACHE

Your 13-year-olds will be returned to your dorm after evening programming by Middler staff. Please plan to meet them there or arrange for another adult to do so. Children must be met at the door of the dorm by a responsible adult.