Foundational Core Team Bootcamp

The purpose of this weekend training is for men’s groups to strengthen in-person bonds as a foundation for more effective work in a men’s group.

The weekend is aimed at participants getting to know themselves and each other as a team in action, performing tasks aimed at reaching individual and shared goals.

The program consists of a series of team and individual challenges designed to develop real work skills and dig a layer deeper than the polite screen personalities that we bring to online group meetings. Each man will be given the opportunity to lean into his fears and limitations, to see how he and others react under pressure, how he deals with discomfort, unexpected difficulties and conflict, and how he works as a member of a team. This provides an ideal foundation for taking the next step in development and depth in a men’s group.

The training will focus on developing skills in nature survival, bushcraft and military tactics. Concrete skills which will be introduced and practiced during the weekend include:

  • Map, compass and primative navigation
  • Camouflage, stealth movement, tactical target reconnaissance and observation
  • Survival with minimal food, sleep and equipment under harsh conditions
  • Water crossing
  • Medic and first aid
  • Military physical fitness test
  • Basic self defence
  • Force-on-force training with hardball weapons
  • Close Quarter Combat Simulation
  • Military patrol formation and standard procedures

Expect a program with limited sleep and exposure to the elements. The program is designed to cater for a group of men at considerably different levels of physical fitness and ability.

As a minimum to complete the weekend, you should be able to run at least 3km. To prepare for the weekend, it would be an advantage to start training as soon as possible, focusing on running, rucking, field navigation and orientation and a physical strength training program such as Maniphesto’s Kampkraft training.

Available weekends:

  • 1st – 3rd Dec 2023
  • 8th  – 10th Dec 2023
  • 26th – 28th Jan 2024
  • 2nd – 4th Feb 2024
  • 16th – 18th Feb 2024
  • 23rd – 25th Feb 2024
  • 8th – 10th March 2024


  • 600€ pr participant for individual signup
  • 1800€ for group of 5 participants
  • 200€ for additional participants above 5, maximum 15 participants



This is a tailored package training program for teams on Maniphesto Core. We can also cater for a men’s group outsode of Maniphesto or any team of men who want to establish a strong foundation for work.

Minimum 4 participants. For practical details, please contact us on

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