Although Bear Trap Ranch is not subject to the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) the Colorado and New Mexico chapters will make every effort within our power to accommodate any man who wishes to experience the MROP. However, you must have basic mobility and sufficient health allowing you to move around, hike, and fast. For questions or concerns email or call our registration coordinator Mike Bennett at (505) 385-8598.

Can men with disabilities be accommodated?

Are there age restrictions?

Yes. The minimum age for participating in the MROP is 21. There is no maximum age.

It is best if you approach this experience as a lone seeker. Fathers and sons are normally not initiated together, nor is this a buddy experience. You may come with siblings or friends but expect to be assigned to a group where you will be anonymous and start from zero together with your group. You will actually find this to be an advantage.

Can I attend with friends or relatives?

I don’t have a religious affiliation. Can I attend?

We are open to all faith traditions although the MROP is designed to support men on their spiritual journey or provide a foundation to discover their spiritual path.

You must arrive at Bear Trap Ranch no earlier than 1:00 PM and no later than 3:00 PM. The MROP is highly experiential – each experience creates the foundation for the next. Therefore, it is extremely important that you arrive on time and stay for the entirety of the program so that you are able to give yourself every opportunity to reap the benefits of the full experience of reflections and continued self-development that the MROP offers. For this reason, late arrivals will not be accommodated

What time does the program start on June 10th?

The MROP ends at 2:00 PM. By submitting an application to attend the MROP you are agreeing to participate in the entire program.

What time does the program end on June 14?

Yes, we provide transportation between Bear Trap Ranch and two airports - Denver International Airport (DEN) and Colorado Springs Airport (COS) - and nearby airport hotels. Transportation is provided only on June 10 and June 14. Transportation to the airports will depart Bear Trap Ranch at approximately 2:30 PM on June 14. Additional transportation information and a questionnaire will be included in your confirmation package.

Does Illuman provide transportation to and from the airport?

What is the cost to attend the MROP?

Total cost to attend the MROP is $575 (meals, lodging, resources and materials). An Early Bird discount of $50 will be applied to those who register and pay their balance due no later than April 15, 2020. The balance due date for those who pay after April 15 is May 24th.

Those who cancel by April 30, 2020 will receive a 100% refund less the nonrefundable $50 deposit. Those cancelling after April 30 and before June 3 will receive a 50% refund less the nonrefundable $50 deposit; those who cancel June 3 or later will not be eligible.

What is the cancellation policy?

Limited financial assistance is available for partial scholarships to help offset registration fees only. Start the process by registering for the MROP which includes payment of a $50.00 deposit. Your confirmation package will have instructions for applying for financial assistance and a link to our scholarship application. Download the application, fill out the scholarship application and submit it electronically or by mail. If we are not able to provide you with a scholarship and you choose not to attend we will refund your deposit upon receipt of your request.

Is financial assistance available?

I prefer to register by mail and pay by check. Can I do that?

Yes you can. Download and print the registration form, complete it and mail with your $50 deposit to Illuman New Mexico, PO Box 277, Placitas, NM 87043. For assistance email or call our registration coordinator Mike Bennett at (505) 385-8598.

All men are welcome in this sacred and safe space to speak their truth and discern their paths. We will each bring our own insights, anxieties and fears into this kind of intimate, shared experience – all are welcome. In the end, participants will likely find that they are more alike in their longings, hungers, and deepest aspirations than they are different.

I’m gay. Will I be welcome?

I participated in the Illuman MROP several years ago. Can I go through it again?

The Illuman Men’s Rites of Passage is a once in a lifetime experience, therefore, you may not make this initiation rite more than once. Men who have completed an Illuman MROP are invited to register for the INITIATOR or the RETURNING INITIATED MEN (RIM) programs.

What is the deadline to register?

To ensure your place in the Men’s Rites of Passage, register no later than May 20, 2020.

Our registration team will be reviewing your application and will contact you within 10 days to notify you of your status (accepted, waiting list, or determined to be ineligible). If accepted you will receive a letter/email containing further details regarding the MROP along with instructions for completing the required Medical and Travel Forms, as well as instructions for final payment.

How and when will I know if I’ve been accepted into the MROP?

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2020 MROP Application

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