Previously known as Camp Rivendell, the vision for Arcātheos was founded in the year 2003 under the directorship of Dr. Brian Doran. 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, fire waterballoon catapults, or stand with your brothers against a horde of villians? Everything at camp is tailored to inspire a friendship with Christ while encountering the great strength of the 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.
Arcātheos is proud to be affiliated with Regnum Christi, which is an apostolic movement at the service of the Church. The camp is located 45 minutes S.W. of Calgary Alberta, on the incredibly scenic Britton Ranch. In keeping with the rustic medieval theme, the boys get to sleep in large tents on individual cots which the camp provides.
The dads who attend become an integral part of the action as they help make it exciting, safe, and full of surprises. Although there is time for fathers to check up on how their son is doing, the majority of their time may be spent preparing theatrical scenes, ambushes, mentoring, and dressing up with the villians to battle their sons.