Arcātheos Knighthood


Arcātheos Knighthood (formerly known as 'Officer Training'), is the new name of our revamped leadership program for Catholic boys ages 13-17. During this rigorous time of formation, boys are prepared with essential skills that will not only enrich their lives back at home, but will prepare them to lead the younger boys at camp. 

Decisions for acceptance will start being made known by May 30th of each year. Those who are accepted will be given a password to access the “Knights Only” page below. From there they can download their pre-camp preparation packages.  This will include a small research assignment, as well as some reading material to help them prepare for the journey beginning on day one of Officer Training.

Knighthood Registration will be closed on July 15th of this year. All applications MUST be completed or in the final stages by this time. No new applications will processed past this date.

2017 Admission Requirements:

Once online registration is complete, all subsequent application requirements are to be submitted to the Knighthood Admissions Co-Ordinator at

1. Complete the online registration including all applicable forms.

2. Provide proof of Baptism as a Roman Catholic (copy of certificate).

3. Provide proof you will be 13 years or older as of July 26th 2017 (exceptions can be considered on an individual basis).

4. Complete and submit the 2017 Knighthood essay topic (topic posted below).

5. Following the submission of your essay, you will be contacted by the Knighthood Admissions Co-Ordinator in order to arrange a short interview which will be conducted via phone. 

6. Once accepted, you will be given a password to access a pre-camp registration package. You must consent to giving sufficient time to reviewing the information that will be contained here, and to informing the Knighthood Admissions Co-Ordinator once you have done so.


The Knighthood Application Essay Topic for 2017 is as follows:

Consider these 2 Scripture passages.

John 10:27-29 –– My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.

Isaiah 43:2 –– When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.

In the light of these Scripture passages, write an essay in response the following questions: "When my life circumstances are changing and uncertain, and when I am tempted to be fearful, what would Jesus Christ have me do? In difficult times, why does it become even more important for me to focus on my own conduct, and on living a life of virtue?"

Please write your answers in detail. Essays MUST be a minimum of 12 sentences. Knighthood applications will not be processed further until they meet this requirement. If you are having difficulty with the essay, please feel free to ask for help from your parents, your parish priest, or send an email to our Knighthood Admissions Co-Ordinator.

Upon completion of this application, you will be contacted by the Admissions Co-Ordinator to know if you have been approved for the 2017 camp. Unfortunately, we are not able to grant admission to all applicants. 

If you have any questions regarding the application process or the Knighthood Program itself, please do not hesitate to send an email to our Knighthood Admissions and Inquiries Co-Ordinator at You will receive a reply within 24 hours.



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