OK, I’m interested, what do I do next?

We have not yet opened registration for the 2018-2019 program, but anticipate doing so in the coming weeks.  As soon as registration is open, we will invite all returning and new members to sign up through this website.  We will also have a new/prospective members meeting in the Katy area Read more…

Will it be weird?

What’s weird about a group of grown men getting together with all of their little kids? OK, some of the campy traditions may seem a little goofy at first, but that is just because they are there for the entertainment and enlightenment of the kids. What seems awkward to an Read more…

Is this a religious thing?

Katori Nation is not directly affiliated with a church or other religious organization.  While many of the members are very involved in local churches, many others are not.  This is an independent local organization that exists purely to help dads in the area spend time with their kids in a Read more…

Are there required meetings?

In the Guides and Princesses program, each father/child pair is placed in a “tribe”.  Tribes are usually organized by child gender and age.  Tribes normally meet once per month, rotating among the members’ houses.  The meetings include tribe business, crafts, snacks, and mostly give the kids a chance to bond.  Read more…

No moms? Why no moms?

We love our wives / moms.  They actually play a crucial role in recruiting and facilitating a lot of the activities that go on with Katori Nation.  We usually have a few events each year that are family events where moms and siblings are invited. However, this is a program Read more…

What is the age limit?

For dads, there is no age limit. We have young dads with their first child, and older dads with multiple kids already having gone through the program.  For the kids, the Guides and Princesses program includes kids Kindergarten through 3rd grade, and the Trails program is for kids 4th grade Read more…

Are you making money doing this?

Nobody is making money here.  This program has no employees and nobody involved in the program is getting paid. All officers and organizers are volunteering their time. This is just a group of men who really believe in the importance of dads spending time with their kids, but doing more Read more…

Is this expensive?

Some campouts cost over $100 per person. Others are around $30 per family. We try to keep the costs down, but some of the camps charge more than others. Attend as much as you can afford. We do charge a small membership fee for the program, but that is purely Read more…