Boot Camp for New Dads

Practical & preparatory training for expectant dads.

Boot Camp for New Dads is presented in partnership with Maine Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. Trained facilitators from Maine Boys to Men deliver this half-day workshop for expectant dads. Participants become more comfortable with their new role as fathers by learning important skills about caring for an infant and supporting their partner. The program encourages men to be equal participants as caregivers in the parenting of their children and prepares them to make informed decisions as they shape their role in fatherhood.

Our in-person workshops for expectant new fathers have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions, but we have an online alternative below. We hope to offer Boot Camp for New Dads again soon; please click here to let us know you are interested in our program and we will send updates.

The National Boot Camp for New Dads is temporarily providing an online workshop option for a $35 participation fee. These live online workshops will be held on Saturdays, noon–3:00 pm eastern (9:00–noon pacific). New dads can register for the online workshop here. Please add Maine Boys to Men as the referral organization and click the box to share contact information with us so we can keep you informed of additional local programs for fathers.