What does a mountain do?
KingsMen started as a small mountain retreat in the Pyrenees in 2012.
Three friends decided to go to an abbey in the mountains as men among themselves. They challenged themselves both physically and spiritually and strengthened their friendship.
A follow-up followed in 2013 which led to the creation of KingsMen in 2014.
Superficial friendships and sofa sitting
Large groups of men are more and more passive in our Western society.
We often have difficulty dealing with the growing self-awareness of women and therefore crawl back into our own world.
We start by lounging on the sofa in front of the TV with our phone in hand and often ends in complicated addiction problems, difficult relationships, being overworked and in very superficial friendships.
Get off the sofa
KingsMen believes it’s time for us men to rise up, gain strength and take up our role in live as well as with our families and in society.
We believe we can only do this with the help of true friends and by giving meaning to our lives through God, meditation, silence, etc.
That’s why we organise hikes and other physical activities. We combine this with times of reflection, friendship and silence. A powerful combination that gets us up and running.
This film by Net for God tells our story of KingsMen and features testimonies from men and their wives about how the treks have changed their lives.
KingsMen is a men’s movement based on Catholic principles. We want to make us men aware of what it means to be a man and of to take our role in life, family and society. We do so by organizing activities that “wake us up” and bring us back to the essence of being a man.
KingsMen challenges us to step out of our comfort zone.
KingsMen is an international non-profit foundation. The foundation is registered in The Netherlands and operates under Dutch law. The board consists of 7 men, who do their jobs entirely voluntary. KingsMen is currently active in several European countries.
All KingsMen activities are guided by an experienced team. Most activities are offered in several languages where translations are available when needed.