Men and Boys Camp

Run by Elmer Postle and Daniel Kidner

Dates: Watch this space for the next date.

One participant said:

‘thanks for a great weekend. It’s the first time I’ve done anything like that and it was quite an eye opener. Great bunch of people too!’


The title is from the poem by William Stafford: ‘A Story That Could Be True’  (see full poem below). This is for fathers and sons, godfathers and their godsons to spend a weekend in adventure and fun with stories and campfires together. The weekend includes activities for boys, time for fathers as well as shared projects and a cooking / washing up rota. It will be a gentle weekend with an emphasis on simply being together for masculine creativity and the greater good. Sons need fathers and fathers need sons! this weekend offers an opportunity for the exchange of gifts between generations.
Place: Avon Tyrell UK Youth Outdoor Centre in the New Forest.
Bransgore, Hampshire, BH23 8EE
(For Sat Nav use BH23 8ED)

Times: Arrive from 16.00 Friday for dinner at 18.30, leave 15.00 Sunday.

Accommodation is in shared cabins with a couple of camping spots. Limited to 20 people. Stepdads, mentors and godfathers with boys and stepsons are most welcome within your specific family arrangements. Age for boys: 9 – 19.
Food is included in the price.
Cost: £250.00 per man and boy pair.
To book and to find out more email or call:
Elmer Postle: / 07785926796
Dan Kidner:

To reserve your place:
Pay the full amount or a non-refundable deposit of £75.00
via bank transfer: marked as ‘Fathers and Sons’ to:
Sort: 30-80-37
Account No: 31243260


by William Stafford
Both Elmer Postle and Daniel Kidner are fathers at the St Michaels Steiner School, London.
Bio of Elmer Postle
Elmer Postle is a Craniosacral therapist and film maker with a specialisation in birth psychology. He has studied Source Process and Breathwork, Prenatal and Birth Therapy and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy which together form the basis of his practice. He has studied with with pioneers in the field of Mythopoetic Mens work, Robert Bly, Michael Meade, James Hillman, Malidoma Some, Martin Prechtel and co led a mens group in Devon for 15 years. In 2005 Elmer produced the documentary film ‘The Healing of Birth’ for the field of professional birth education. He has worked in television as a director and cameraman and produces recordings in the therapeutic and self-development fields through Whole Being Films. Elmer co-founded the ‘Fathers-To-Be’ initiative and in 2016 co-facilitated the ‘Healthy Birth Healthy Earth’ Conference at the Findhorn Foundation, Scotland. He lives in London with his wife and son.

Bio of Daniel Kidner
Daniel Kidner is a professional broadcast TV cameraman and father of two who has spent many years exploring his own masculinity and creativity as student and staff with the Mankind project.
This is the link to Dan’s professional page Link to Dan’s page