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Camp Captivenia
Hearts undivided, set apart for His Majesty

Camp Captivenia

Girls and their mothers experienced grace and adventure in the rustic setting of Camp Captivenia this past August.  Approximately 90 girls, 25 team members and 15 mothers attended the camp located outside Turner Valley, Alberta in Canada.

With its fun medieval setting, the mission of the Challenge-affiliated camp is to “help girls embrace their baptismal call to be a light in the world.”
Camp Captivenia uses live-action role play with a storyline that highlights God’s desire for each person to discover a sense of mission in the state of life He has chosen for her.

This year’s theme was
A camper is officially admitted to Camp Captivenia.
A camper is officially admitted to Camp Captivenia.
“Hearts Undivided - Set Apart for His Majesty.” While getting to better know their King, Jesus Christ, the campers took part in the storyline in the beauty of the forest. They participated in archery, leather-crafting, horseback riding and much more.

“Many souls were touched during the week!” said Valerie Doran, founder of Captivenia.  “Particularly impacting was all-night Eucharistic Adoration where girls took turns spending half an hour with Christ.  Many said it was life-changing for them.”

Moms prepared for the camp in advance by reading 33 Days to Morning Glory and then consecrated their lives to the Blessed Virgin Mary during the
Live action role play at Camp Captivenia
Camp Cativenia use live-action role play in its storyline. (No persons, flora or fauna were harmed during this scene.)

Professional singer Janelle and renowned Catholic speaker Mike Chaisson were on the program agenda.  Another memorable part of the week was the Eucharistic procession through the forest and along the river.  At the end, the group celebrated with a medieval banquet in a beautifully decorated tent designed to provide the aura of heavenly celebration!

Many inspiring stories have been shared
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since Camp Captivenia 2013 came to a close.  One participant who was not Catholic said she came away with a strong desire to attend Church.  She eventually brought her entire family to Sunday Mass.  Another camper said she had been an atheist before attending Camp Captivenia, but has since been confirmed in the Catholic faith.  Others said they had significant growth in their relationship with Jesus, and some reported great healing during Confession.

For more information about Camp Captivenia 2014, go to their website:



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