Heartland Mankind Project

In 2001, a miracle happened. Four men from Topeka and Wichita who had been initiated into MKP decided to move to Kansas City and start a center. These four self-multiplied to a small crowd who had the audacity to think they could stage a New Warrior Training Adventure. With help from sister communities in Sioux City and St. Louis, the weekend came off stunningly.

It was held at a Campfire-USA campsite North of Kansas City called Camp Shawnee That was in 2002. In 2003, the community decided to hold two weekends. One didn’t fill and has been our only cancellation in 8 years. Since 2005, we have been holding two weekends a year. In addition, we have been holding fund-raising events, leadership workshops and social gatherings. Over 300 men have been initiated at Camp Shawnee and the numbers keep growing.


The ManKind Project is a global nonprofit [501 (c)(3)] charitable organization that conducts challenging and highly rewarding programs for men at every stage of life. The ManKind Project supports a global network of peer-facilitated men's groups where men mentor men through the passages of their lives. The ManKind Project empowers men to missions of service, supporting men to make a difference in the lives of men, women, and children around the world. We help men through any transition, men at all levels of success, men facing almost any challenge. Our flagship training, described by many as the most powerful men's training available, is the New Warrior Training Adventure. The ManKind Project (MKP) is not affiliated with any religious practice or political party. We strive to be increasingly inclusive and culturally aware.