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What is Pathfinders?

Pathfinders are a worldwide organization of young people sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, though young people of any religious persuasion, or none at all, are welcome and encouraged to join the organization.

Pathfinders offer a wide range of activities including, but not limited to:

  • Camping & camping/survival skills

  • Grade appropriate leadership training

  • Activities promoting community pride & involvement through outreach activities such as helping in downtown soup kitchens, collecting food for the disadvantaged, cleaning & maintaining city and county parks, visiting and encouraging the elderly, and MANY more

  • Interactive training in a variety of recreational, artistic, nature, conservation, vocational, and outreach areas, with awards (honors) given for successful completion of the interactive training modules

  • Personal care and encouragement by a caring staff member! While many school classrooms have 10-30 students per teacher, Pathfinders offers AT LEAST a 1 staff member to every 5 Pathfinder ratio!

Pathfinders is for those who are in the fifth (5th) grade or its equivalent through the eighth (8th) grade. 5th and 6th graders are often referred to as "Junior" pathfinders, and 7th and 8th graders are often referred to as "Teen" Pathfinders.

The Teen Leadership Training (TLT) program works closely with the Pathfinder program and is for high school students (grades 9-12).

2023 Pathfinder Camporee Schedule


3:00pm Check-in

5:30pm Supper

7:00pm Welcome

7:30pm Skills 1

10:30pm Quiet Time



8:30am Breakfast 

10:00am Camp & Uniform Inspection

10:30am Spiritual Components

12:30pm Lunch

2:00pm Skills 2

3:30pm Skills 3

5:30pm Supper

7:00pm Skills 4

8:30pm Games

9:30pm Fellowship

10:30pm Quiet Time



7:00am Directors Meeting

8:00am Club Devotionals

8:30am Breakfast 

10:00am Skills 5

11:00am Sendoff

12:00pm Lunch or Leave 

Register your club for the Camporee HERE

Important Info for Club Directors

All clubs must register with the Wisconsin Conference Youth Evangelism Department for the 2023-2024 season. To register, click HERE.

All club staff must be current on their child safety training and background check through Sterling Volunteers. 

Instructions for first-time staff, click HERE

Instructions for staff renewal, click HERE

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