Captivenia is the sister camp to Arcātheos Boys Camp, where boys and men draw swords to fight evil and prove their strength as true Sons of God.
Previously known as Camp Rivendell, the vision for Arcātheos was founded in the year 2003. This camp has quickly grown into one of the most exciting boys’ camps in North America. After all… what boy can resist the chance to draw his sword, or fire water-balloons by catapult, against a menacing horde of evil villians?
Everything at camp is tailored to inspire a friendship with Christ, and gives boys an opportunity to encounter the great strength of their Catholic faith. In addition to all the action, there is a rigorous set of training objectives the boys undertake, which can be explored further in the formation pages of this website.
The dads who attend help make this the epic journey it is today. These men play an essential element by making it exciting, safe, and full of surprises. We are not set up to mirror the traditional style of a father & son camp. Rather, we enlist the dads as an extension of the adult leadership from the moment they arrive. Although there is time for fathers to check up on how their son is doing, the majority of time may be spent preparing theatrical scenes, ambushes, teaching wilderness skills, mentoring, serving the boys, and dressing up with the villians to battle their sons. The feedback from the men, in regard to their ability to personally add to the camp through their efforts, has been quite positive.