We Can Help Your Son Become Happier & More Resilient
Wilderness Adventure Camp
Young Men’s 
Ultimate Weekend
YMUW has graduated thousands of young men - just like your son - who are now better prepared for the challenges of the Young adult world
Friday - Sunday, SEPTEMBER 24- 26, 2021
Friday - Sunday, September 24-26
Eco-Camp, Lake Berryessa, Napa CA
(7850 Berryessa Knoxville Rd, Napa, CA 94558)

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“My teen son was verbally aggressive, giving me the finger and thinking he did not have to do anything he didn’t want to. This behavior has largely disappeared, being replaced with cooperation and increasing personal responsibility. He has become open and caring.”
Alla Wood
“My son, Erik, is now 21 and proudly serving in the USAF - a confident, articulate, young man. Our whole family benefited from Erik's experience. I recommend YMUW to any young man who is entering manhood with uncertainty, apathy and fear about his future. The YMUW can help him determine his own compass for an Ultimate life!”
Susan Small
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“My teen son was verbally aggressive, giving me the finger and thinking he did not have to do anything he didn’t want to. This behavior has largely disappeared, being replaced with cooperation and increasing personal responsibility. He has become open and caring.”
Alla Wood
“My son, Erik, is now 21 and proudly serving in the USAF - a confident, articulate, young man. Our whole family benefited from Erik's experience. I recommend YMUW to any young man who is entering manhood with uncertainty, apathy and fear about his future. The YMUW can help him determine his own compass for an Ultimate life!”
Susan Small
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This more Sample Text, Young Men’s Ultimate Weekend, has helped thousands of our young men - just like your son - successfully launch into adulthood. With the unwavering support of hundreds of devoted volunteers, YMUW has helped young men of all social, economic, academic or athletic backgrounds, become more responsible for their own well-being.
What Happens at The Young Men’s Ultimate Weekend?
Since 2000, the Bay Area non-profit, Young Men’s Ultimate Weekend, has helped thousands of our young men - just like your son - successfully launch into young adulthood. With the unwavering support of hundreds of devoted volunteers, YMUW has helped young men of all social, economic, academic and athletic backgrounds become more responsible for their own well-being.

By combining fun, recreational activities with training that builds confidence, accountability and resiliency, the YMUW wilderness adventure camp helps your son learn how to accept life on its terms while also passionately pursuing his own life’s ambitions. 

Using physical, mental, and emotional challenges, the YMUW is designed to stimulate all of the parts of the brain that adolescent young men must develop. The YMUW agenda provides experiential learning so that young men can increase their ability to solve problems, work cooperatively with others, calm their minds quickly and make thoughtful decisions - all while having fun.

Because our sons spend too much time in the constant participation and instant gratification that their digital devices provide, their natural biological urge to move into the adult world is being stunted. Away from these distractions, the YMUW gives young men, ages 13 - 20, opportunities to connect with their healthy masculine wisdom and then channel their energy while engaging in activities such as these:
  • ​Making hip hop beats
  • ​Conquering an obstacle course
  • ​Playing sports
  • ​Participating in a sweat lodge
  • ​Learning martial arts 
  • ​ Practicing yoga
  • ​Working cooperatively in teams
  • ​Managing stress 
  • ​Releasing anxiety
  • ​Overcoming fears
  • ​Building emotional intelligence
  • Having lots of fun
  • ​Making hip hop beats
  • ​Conquering an obstacle course
  • ​Playing sports
  • ​Water Activities
  • ​Learning martial arts & yoga
  • ​Developing leadership skills
  • ​Sweat Lodge
  • ​Working cooperatively in teams
  • ​Managing stress & anxiety 
  • ​Releasing anger safely
  • ​Overcoming fears
  • ​Building emotional intelligence
  • Having lots of fun
  • ​Making hip hop beats
  • ​Conquering an obstacle course
  • ​Playing sports
  • ​Participating in a sweat lodge
  • ​Learning martial arts 
  • ​ Practicing yoga
  • ​Working cooperatively in teams
  • ​Managing stress 
  • ​Releasing anxiety
  • ​Overcoming fears
  • ​Building emotional intelligence
  • Having lots of fun
What Happens at 
The Young Men’s Ultimate Weekend?
Since 2000, the Bay Area non-profit, Young Men’s Ultimate Weekend, has helped thousands of our young men - just like your son - successfully launch into young adulthood. With the unwavering support of hundreds of devoted volunteers, YMUW has helped young men of all social, economic, academic and athletic backgrounds become more responsible for their own well-being.

By combining fun, recreational activities with training that builds confidence, accountability and resiliency, the YMUW wilderness adventure camp helps your son learn how to accept life on its terms while also passionately pursuing his own life’s ambitions. 

Using physical, mental, and emotional challenges, the YMUW is designed to stimulate all of the parts of the brain that adolescent young men must develop. The YMUW agenda provides experiential learning so that young men can increase their ability to solve problems, work cooperatively with others, calm their minds quickly and make thoughtful decisions - all while having fun.

Because our sons spend too much time in the constant participation and instant gratification that their digital devices provide, their natural biological urge to move into the adult world is being stunted. Away from these distractions, the YMUW gives young men, ages 13 - 20, opportunities to connect with their healthy masculine wisdom and then channel their energy while engaging in these activities:
  • ​Making hip hop beats
  • ​Conquering an obstacle course
  • ​Playing sports
  • Water Activities
  • ​Learning martial arts 
  • ​ Practicing yoga
  • ​Working cooperatively in teams
  • ​Managing stress 
  • ​Releasing anxiety
  • ​Overcoming fears
  • ​Building emotional intelligence
  • Having lots of fun
Graduate
Graduate
Volunteer
“Everything I do revolves around the values gained from the YMUW. Today, my life is about what I can do for others. I have helped produce six Weekends and mentor young men daily."
Nick B.– YMUW Graduate
“I have learned what it means to be a balanced young man who contributes to society and how to keep learning to expand my world. Thank you YMUW and the men that give their time to it!”
Ryan A. – YMUW Graduate
Graduate
Graduate
Volunteer
“Everything I do revolves around the values gained from the YMUW. Today, my life is about what I can do for others. I have helped produce six Weekends and mentor young men daily."
Nick B.– YMUW Graduate
“I have learned what it means to be a balanced young man who contributes to society and how to keep learning to expand my world. Thank you YMUW and the men that give their time to it!”
Ryan A. – YMUW Graduate
It Takes a Village to Raise Your Son
Dr. Mark at Parent Workshop
Village of Parents
Dr. Mark Handling The Toughest Issues
What’s The Workshop Like?
  • ​To build self-respect by being true to themselves (authenticity) Bullets For this section
  • ​To share their physical and mental talents with their family (reciprocity)
  • ​To keep themselves and their community safe and productive (responsibility)
Our ratio of approximately one mentor to one young man, exceeds the guidelines put forth by the California Mentoring Foundation.

In one transformational, “rite of passage” weekend, our mentors provide a safe setting for your son to reduce his anxiety about adulthood, develop leadership skills, practice cooperating with others, become more resilient and have outrageous fun.
The YMUW is an experiential personal growth retreat that provides your son with a village of trained mentors who are in touch with their biological obligation to continue the tradition of teaching young men their primary purposes: 
  • ​To build self-respect by being true to themselves (authenticity)
  • ​To share their physical and mental talents with their family (reciprocity)
  • ​To keep themselves and their community safe and productive (responsibility)
Our ratio of approximately one mentor to one young man, exceeds the guidelines put forth by the California Mentoring Foundation.

In one transformational, “rite of passage” weekend, our mentors provide a safe setting for your son to reduce his anxiety about adulthood, develop leadership skills, practice cooperating with others, become more resilient and have outrageous fun.


BONUS
When you register for the workshop 
you’ll receive my free report, 
“The Secret for Helping Your Son Become More Mature and Independent 
Without Anger or Anxiety”
It Takes a Village 
to Raise Your Son
Dr. Mark at Parent Workshop
Village of Parents
Dr. Mark Handling The Toughest Issues
What’s The Workshop Like?
  • ​To build self-respect by being true to themselves (authenticity) Bullets For this section
  • ​To share their physical and mental talents with their family (reciprocity)
  • ​To keep themselves and their community safe and productive (responsibility)
Our ratio of approximately one mentor to one young man, exceeds the guidelines put forth by the California Mentoring Foundation.

In one transformational, “rite of passage” weekend, our mentors provide a safe setting for your son to reduce his anxiety about adulthood, develop leadership skills, practice cooperating with others, become more resilient and have outrageous fun.
The YMUW is an experiential personal growth retreat that provides your son with a village of trained mentors who are in touch with their biological obligation to continue the tradition of teaching young men their primary purposes: 
  • ​To build self-respect by being true to themselves (authenticity)
  • ​To share their physical and mental talents with their family (reciprocity)
  • ​To keep themselves and their community safe and productive (responsibility)
Our ratio of approximately one mentor to one young man, exceeds the guidelines put forth by the California Mentoring Foundation.

In one transformational, “rite of passage” weekend, our mentors provide a safe setting for your son to reduce his anxiety about adulthood, develop leadership skills, practice cooperating with others, become more resilient and have outrageous fun.
BONUS
When you register for the workshop 
you’ll receive my free report, 
“The Secret for Helping Your Son Become More Mature and Independent 
Without Anger or Anxiety”
Mother
Graduate
Volunteer
“My son did the Weekend when he was 16 and it changed his life. He now has and honors a family of his own.”
Lori Murray
Mostly what I sensed was a lightness of heart, as though a weight had been lifted from him.
I wanted to say thank you. There is a great need for your work and effort.”
Suzanne Patrikus
“My son attending this Weekend was the best decision I have ever made AND stood by! It is absolutely amazing what the YMUW does in two nights to change the lives of these young men.” 
Joyce Wong Calvi
“We should be investing in male rites of passage like this one to grow healthy young men. Mark Schillinger and his team are doing great work…in the Bay Area.
Everado Pedraza
Mother
Graduate
Volunteer
“My son did the Weekend when he was 16 and it changed his life. He now has and honors a family of his own.”
Lori Murray
Mostly what I sensed was a lightness of heart, as though a weight had been lifted from him.
I wanted to say thank you. There is a great need for your work and effort.”
Suzanne Patrikus
My son attending this Weekend was the best decision I have ever made AND stood by! It is absolutely amazing what the YMUW does in two nights to change the lives of these young men.” 
Joyce Wong Calvi
“We should be investing in male rites of passage like this one to grow healthy young men. Mark Schillinger and his team are doing great work…in the Bay Area.
Everado Pedraza

Stop Parenting - Start Mentoring!

Learn How to Mentor Your Son So the Lessons He Learns at The YMUW Becomes Permanent
While your son is attending the YMUW, we highly recommend that all parents participate in a live event and on an online course. These two activities have helped parents just like you to enjoy more caring and cooperative relationships with your spouse and son.

1)  a rite of passage for parents which will initiate you into a new, more effective way of parenting your son. This rare, live event will show you how to masterfully mentor your son so that he can calmly, clearly and confidently handle his transition from boyhood to adulthood.

2) an online course that will teach you how to more effectively use your authority and influence with your son in a way that minimizes conflict and maximizes cooperation.
You’ll learn a new method of parenting teens that will foster the healthy development of your son’s emotional intelligence, whether your son is an extrovert or introvert, over-empowered or under-driven, overconfident or unwilling, entitled or indifferent.
Motivate Your Son More Effectively - Without Nagging or Yelling
The in-person rite of passage and the online course are led by Dr. Mark Schillinger, YMUW Founder, and past YMUW President, David Bohegian. Together, they’ll mentor you so that you’ll be able to skillfully guide your son in a way that will motivate him to become more cooperative inside of your home, more responsible outside of your home, more confident of himself and more relaxed with the world.

Their original method of parenting, The RIGHT Way for Family Unity, integrates
practical ancestral wisdom from small tribes, and combines it with the best insight from the sciences of positive discipline, stress management, adolescent brain development, personal growth and parent-child bonding.

Important Note:  Your son may be suffering from the anxiety and stress of being overly attached to his digital devices and consistently having to handle school responsibilities.
Our system of mentoring young men will provide you with a clear roadmap that will allow him to overcome these obstacles. By using this method, you’ll be able to confidently lead your son in the right direction.
Is It Mandatory That Parents Participate?  
It’s been our experience that when parents and their sons are using the same technology that encourages shared values like respect, cooperation and resilience,  they have a much higher probability that they’ll achieve the true family unity they desire.

That said, it is not a requirement that you attend this workshop in order for your son to participate in the YMUW. We have an open-door policy, so if parents change their mind when they drop off their sons at the YMUW, they can still attend!

Good To Know: Lisa Ling also praised the events Dr. Mark leads for parents as well as her support for the YMUW
Learn How to Motivate Your Son More Effectively
Stop Parenting - Start Mentoring!
Learn How to Mentor Your Son So the Lessons He Learns at The YMUW Becomes Permanent
While your son is attending the YMUW, we highly recommend that all parents participate in a live event and on an online course. These two activities have helped parents just like you to enjoy more caring and cooperative relationships with your spouse and son.

1)  a rite of passage for parents which will initiate you into a new, more effective way of parenting your son. This rare, live event will show you how to masterfully mentor your son so that he can calmly, clearly and confidently handle his transition from boyhood to adulthood.

2) an online course that will teach you how to more effectively use your authority and influence with your son in a way that minimizes conflict and maximizes cooperation.
You’ll learn a new method of parenting teens that will foster the healthy development of your son’s emotional intelligence, whether your son is an extrovert or introvert, over-empowered or under-driven, overconfident or unwilling, entitled or indifferent.
Motivate Your Son More Effectively - Without Nagging or Yelling
The in-person rite of passage and the online course are led by Dr. Mark Schillinger, YMUW Founder, and past YMUW President, David Bohegian. Together, they’ll mentor you so that you’ll be able to skillfully guide your son in a way that will motivate him to become more cooperative inside of your home, more responsible outside of your home, more confident of himself and more relaxed with the world.

Their original method of parenting, The RIGHT Way for Family Unity, integrates
practical ancestral wisdom from small tribes, and combines it with the best insight from the sciences of positive discipline, stress management, adolescent brain development, personal growth and parent-child bonding.

Important Note:  Your son may be suffering from the anxiety and stress of being overly attached to his digital devices and consistently having to handle school responsibilities.
Our system of mentoring young men will provide you with a clear roadmap that will allow him to overcome these obstacles. By using this method, you’ll be able to confidently lead your son in the right direction.
Is It Mandatory That Parents Participate?  
It’s been our experience that when parents and their sons are using the same technology that encourages shared values like respect, cooperation and resilience,  they have a much higher probability that they’ll achieve the true family unity they desire.

That said, it is not a requirement that you attend this workshop in order for your son to participate in the YMUW. We have an open-door policy, so if parents change their mind when they drop off their sons at the YMUW, they can still attend!

Good To Know: Lisa Ling also praised the events Dr. Mark leads for parents as well as her support for the YMUW
Dr. Mark Schillinger, D.C., is both the Executive Director of the Young Men's Ultimate Weekend, Inc (YMUW), and the sole owner of Challenging Teenage Sons, Inc (CTS). This notice is in compliance with California Non-profit Law (section 5000) and the California Business and Professions Code (Sections 5230 through 5239, and Section 10133) and applies to any activities coordinated between YMUW and CTS.
Dr. Mark Schillinger, D.C., is both the Executive Director of the Young Men's Ultimate Weekend, Inc (YMUW), and the sole owner of Challenging Teenage Sons, Inc (CTS). This notice is in compliance with California Non-profit Law (section 5000) and the California Business and Professions Code (Sections 5230 through 5239, and Section 10133) and applies to any activities coordinated between YMUW and CTS.
What Other Parents Are Saying
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Why You THINK You Might Not Want To Attend The Workshop
I’ve polled hundreds of parents regarding their concerns that this workshop may not be able to help them. 
Here are their most common questions and doubts, as well as my responses.
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When You Attend The Workshop You’ll Receive These Tools 
Which Will Help You Implement What You’ve Learned
At this workshop, Rochelle and I do our best to keep all of the tips, techniques and scripts as simple as possible so that you can apply them immediately. 

However, I’ve learned from the busy parents who attend the workshop that they need follow up educational materials to keep them inspired and motivated to continue moving their family in the right direction.

Therefore, when you attend the workshop you’ll receive the following educational materials: