Boot Camp for New Dads

Practical & preparatory training for expectant & new parents.

Our next workshop will be Saturday, March 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Portland on the Unum campus.

Boot Camp for New Dads is a half-day workshop for expectant dads and people who identify as fathers. Trained facilitators from Maine Boys to Men lead short discussions about

  • the social constructs of gender and parenting roles;
  • responding to and resisting stereotypes;
  • caring for infants and supporting partners;
  • creating equal participation in parenting; and
  • actively shaping your role as dads.

We are offering this workshop each month (except July) in 2023, always from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The dates below will be in Portland. We also plan to begin offering Boot Camps in Brunswick later this year. Please check back for those details.

  • April 15
  • May 13
  • June 10
  • August 19
  • September 23
  • October 28
  • November 18
  • December 9

If you prefer an online experience, National Boot Camp for New Dads is providing an online workshop option for $35; registration is 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 local programs for fathers.

Parents of older children may be interested in our Fatherhood: Generations of Change workshop.