Arcatheos & Captivenia, programs of Catholic Kids Net, Inc.

Registered Name: CATHOLIC KIDS NET INC.

Business Number: 872365820RR0001

About Us

Catholic Kids Net Inc., a not-for-profit, registered charity, which exists to develop, promote and facilitate Catholic formation programs for youth. Our camps and retreats provide high-quality, engaging programs designed to form and strengthen youth as they discern their vocation and grow in their relationship with Christ. Catholic Kids Net, Inc. Arcatheos and Captivenia are 100% volunteer-driven.

 

Formation Approach

The foundation of our programs is formation of the whole person: spiritual, human, apostolic and intellectual. Our focus is on building character in young leaders of tomorrow. Virtue formation, teamwork, public speaking, service and sports are pillars of our programs. Mentoring leaders selected for their academic, moral and spiritual leadership, guide boys and girls toward these goals. All this takes place in the context of a medieval theme, following a theatrical plot that draws boys and girls into a mythical realm beyond our world.  

 

Financial Needs

Registration fees cover approximately 55-60% of the actual cost of attending camp. In addition, we have ongoing annual administrative, accounting, legal & liability costs related to operating as a registered charity and not-for-profit. Support from generous individuals, businesses, parish groups and other organizations ensures that we can keep our registration fees as low as possible without sacrificing the attention to detail which makes our programs legendary.

 

Please Donate Now

Without the support of benefactors these camps could not exist: It is through your generosity and love for souls that we have managed to come this far in our work, and only with your help that we can continue forward. With your continued prayer and financial support, Catholic Kids Net Inc. will continue to provide high-quality programs and faith experiences for our youth.

       

With hearts filled with joy and gratitude, we thank you for your help in forming young people to become true apostles of Christ.

    

Learn More About Our Epic Camps!

Arcatheos is a camp for boys, which endeavors to offer additional formation in the journey towards authentic manhood. This task has not been approached lightly, as you will see from the collaborative efforts of the team who help make this possible.  This experience is for those who yearn to take on the adventures of life, with the heroic nature afforded them. For many, it has become a “rite of passage," where boys gain confidence in their journey to become men of God. To learn more about Arcatheos, visit www.arcatheos.com.

 

Captivenia, camp for girls is intended to capture young feminine hearts and engage all who attend to experience and know Christ in a fun, medieval setting!  Our mission is based on the teachings of Pope John Paul II on the feminine genius and the authentic dignity each young woman has been given by God. The programs and activities are designed to encourage and support girls to discover and cherish God’s gift by choosing to live in a way that upholds her dignity. To learn more about Captivenia, visit www.captivenia.com.

“There is an urgent need for the emergence of a new generation of apostles anchored firmly in the word of Christ, capable of responding to the challenges of our times and prepared to spread the Gospel far and wide.”  ~Pope Benedict XVI

What People Are Saying

"This past summer I attended one of the most amazing, life changing events ever.. Captivenia. Captivenia is a camp like no other, it teaches young girls that they have dignity and help show them that they are worth something! "

— AH 14 years old - Captivenia

"Captivenia has strengthened my personal relationship with God and his Mother and has provided me with a support group of other Mothers trying to find their way in a chaotic and challenging world. I wouldn't miss it for the world."

— LK Mom Volunteer - Captivenia

"Captivenia has taught me that you are never alone. There are always people around to help. And that there is always good in the world you just have to search a little. "

— KR Bellesera - Captivenia

"The spiritual nourishment we received was divine! We had the added luxury of being situated out in God's Creation, far enough from the hustle and bustle of city life, where you were really able to hear the whisper of God's voice if you just took a brief moment to be still and listen.."

— M.C.V Mom Volunteer

"Being a Teresera was awesome, i loved reading the letters from the girls and being able to write back. Their joy and passion made my heart burn inside with the flame of Christ."

— AH Age 15 - Captivenia

"My whole village loved the crafts...they did so well in the gauntlet it was unreal and they enjoyed that very much. They enjoyed the talks and frequently mentioned them. "

— MR, Solandil Bellesera - Captivenia

"I have attended camp Arcatheos every summer for 11 years. The camp is an amazing world where a boy can enter, and a week later leave a young man. If I could have chosen to go to any other camp or done any other thing with my summer for the past 11 years I would say no and choose Arcatheos."

— 1/2 PR Officer Age 16 - Arcatheos

"Arcatheos inspires a brotherhood built founded on virtue. It has strengthened me physically, mentally, and most importantly gives me great spiritual strength. If I ever find myself in a situation where I am lost I know that one of my comrades from camp will be able to help me. "

— 2/2 PR Officer Age 16 - Arcatheos

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