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Welcome to the Updated FFIC Newsletter

We are giving our Newsletter a new look with you in mind. It is easier to find out what's happening for the worlds largest Pathfinder Camporee. 

Tell us what you think about the updated newsletter design. 

More information: Dileanny Guada, Registration Coordinator.

Communication Offsite

Be sure to download our new and updated Camporee Apps.

• Participate in the countdown to the camporee
• Access the latest news items for the Camporee
• Contact Camporee Leaders.
• Click on the following links below to see the Camporee App information, and to download it to your phone.

Android App - Iphone App
More information: Justin Yang, CYE IT and Ministries Director.

Communication Onsite

Here are the latest information about our Facebook Page. Are you following us already? If not, don't miss the opportunity of knowing how others are getting ready for the Camporee through Facebook.


The Camporee Walk-Around meeting is scheduled for April 22, 2014 in Oshkosh,WI. All are welcome to attend this important meeting.

MEETING LOCATION : LaSures, next to Hawthorne Hotel at this location:  3105 South Washburn Street, Oshkosh, WI 54902

Meeting room yet to be assigned.

DRAFT AGENDA as of September , 2013

8:58 - 9:00 am - Welcome  - Ron Whitehead
9:00 - 9:15 am - Worship - Don Livesay
9:15 - 9:35 am - Introductions / FFIC registration / video - Ron Whitehead
9:30 - 10:05 am - Facility - Vern Byrd
10:05 - 10:20 am - Facility Q & A - Ron Whitehead

10:20 - 10:50 am - Onsite Communication - April Romuald

10:50 - 11:05 am - Onsite Communication Q & A - Ron Whitehead

11:05 - 11:20 am - Offsite Communication - George Johnson

11:20 - 11:30 am - Offsite Communication - Ron Whitehead
11:30 - 12 noon - Saftey - Bob Wong
12:00 noon - 12:30 pm - Saftey Q & A - Ron Whitehead
12:30 - 1:30 pm - Free lunch for those who RSVP - Jamie Jackson
1:30 - 1:50 pm - Onsite Activities - Eddie Heinrich
1:50 - 2:00 pm - Onsite Activities Q & A - Ron Whitehead
2:00 - 2:20 pm - Offsite Activities - Bill Wood
2:20 - 2:30 pm - Offsite Q & A - Ron Whitehead
2:30 - 3:00 pm - MainStage - Randy Griffin
3::00 - 3:15 pm  MainStage Q & A - Ron Whitehead
3:15 - :3:30 pm - FFICamporee Wrap Up -  Ron Whitehead
3:30 - 3:45  pm - Board tour busses - Vern Byrd
3:45 - 5:30 pm - Buss Tour - Vern Byrd / Berry Becker / Martin Bradfield
5:30 pm - free time - dinner on your own -

You may reserve your hotel by getting in contact with a hotel from your choise. 

Comfort Suites - 400 South Koeller Street, Oshkosh, WI 54902

Holiday Inn Express - 2251 Westowne Avenue, Oshkosh WI 54902

AmericInn - 1495 West South Park, Oshkosh, WI 54902

More information: Vern Byrd, Facility Director

Welcome to new FFIC Staff

The Center for Youth Evangelism welcomes Jim Ingersoll, Bus Shuttle Coordinator.
For more information about other team members, visit the Camporee Administration page.

Promotional Material

Forever Faithful International Camporee 3D Promotional from Center for Youth Evangelism on Vimeo.

If you would like a 8 1/2 x 11 poster of the Camporee logo and other promotional materials, you may order them from AdventSource.
For videos and music visit -


Camporee Physical Address

The FFICamporee grounds covers 850 acres on the Experimental Aircraft Association. (EAA) property, therefore, it is difficult to give accurate directions to the site itself. Below is the physical address for the Air Museum, which is onsite. This should be used for direction purposes only and NOT for mailing packages.

Experimental Aircraft Association Museum

3000 . Poberezny Road . Oshkosh .WI 54902

Camping Check List

Want to know what to bring to the Camporee? Click the link below for a complete list.

Let us know if we missed anything: Contact - Dileanny Guada, Registration Coordinator.

Planning Ahead

Planning ahead of time? We got you covered!
Airports near Oshkosh, WI -
GPS rentals -
RVs rentals -
Trains/Buses -
Travel Agency -
Points of Interest -

Vendor and Exhibit Information

The Camporee is a great opportunity to showcase ministries, new products, collectors' pins and many other items for Pathfinders from all over the world.

If you are interested in being a vendor at the Camporee or have questions: Visit -

More information: Wanda Poole, Vendor & Exhibit Coordinator.

Visit Andrews University & Adventist Heritage Village

Many Pathfinders take advantage of Oshkosh being close to Andrews University, and plan a pre or post camporee visit. If you would like to explore this option, please visit the following link to start making plans now! Visit Andrews.

Don't forget to go by the Adventist Heritage Village in Battle Creek, Michigan, just one and a half hours from the Andrews University campus!

More information about Andrews University call: 269.471.3295
More information about Adventist Heritage Village call: 616.477.2186

Camporee Arrival and Departure Information

Oshkosh Arrival Options:

1- You may arrive Monday, August 11, 2014 after 12:00 Noon CST.
2- You may arrive Tuesday, August 12, 2014. It is suggested that you arrive before 12:00 Noon CST so you can set up before the opening nighttime program beginning at 7:30 pm CST.

Oshkosh Departure Options:

1- Saturday night, August 16, 2014, after sundown, you may tear down your campsite and depart one hour after the final closing program.
2- Sunday morning, August 17, 2014, you may depart anytime before 10:00 am CST.

More information: Dileanny Guada, Registration Coordinator.

Emergency Messaging - Sign Up ASAP

If you are attending the FFICamporee and want to recieve emergency announcements during the camporee, sign up the cell phone number that you will be using at the Oshkosh Camporee.

Please follow these easy steps to sign up below for Emergency Code Messaging.
1- Login to
2- Click on the Log in button
3- Click new user registration -Request passport
4- Box will say affiliation - Type in fficamporee (no spaces, lower case)
5- Type in personal information
6- Fill in new login and password
7- You are now signed up for code messaging

Your cell phone number will remain private and will be used for emergency communication during the FFICamporee. There will be up to three messages sent before August 11, 2014.

More information: April Romuald, Onsite Communications Director

Bus ShuttleTransportation

The 2014 FFIC requires the movement of thousands of people throughout the day.  We contract with a local bus service to provide most, but not all, of those transportation services. Transportation is provide free.

- On-site Shuttles
- Shopping Shuttles
- Off-site Activities
- Community Service Activities

Transportation Information:

Disabled persons’ update: The primary rule for disabled persons on grounds is that they need to coordinate movement with the conference youth directors, who can order golf carts. There is no assigned person or unit in the Camporee organization who handles these requests.  Also, disabled persons are permitted to bring their own personal mobility device, as long as it is designed for only one person, and is used in that fashion.

Off-site Public Paid Excursions:  There will be arranged trips to Wisconsin attractions that are NOT organized by the Camporee. These are club projects and are individually contracted with private excursions companies. These excursions will be posted on the web as we get closer to the Camporee.

Airport Transport: People arriving at local airports must find their own transportation to the Camporee grounds. The Camporee organization does not provide this service, and similarly does not provide transportation service to the airport from the Camporee.

Travel Agency -

Orchestra Auditions

The Camporee Orchestra Music may be downloaded and printed by those who are ages 9 to 19 and would like to audition.

Applicants may take videos of themselves playing the selected pieces, and upload the videos to their YouTube or Vimeo accounts. Once the video has been uploaded, fill out the online application form on the FFIC website.

There are only 150 FFIC Orchestra spots available. The FFIC Orchestra members will be announced in the January 2014 FFIC Newsletter. 

More information: Michelle Mota, Nighttime Assistant Director.

Volunteers Staff Needed

Volunteer staff registration is open to those living in North America. We are excited to promote this part of the Camporee staff, as our staff volunteers really are responsible for making the Camporee a success. A small portion is leadership, but the biggest factor by far that ensures a successful Camporee is the fact that people like you, volunteer to teach youth and young adults about Christ. Without you, this would not be possible.

If you would like to volunteer for the Camporee, complete the following steps:

- Volunteer using the application in your members area.
- Purchase your ticket.
- Come to the Camporee!

More information: Karacan Sayrun-Thomas, FFIC Volunteer Coordinator.

Drill & Drum Forms

Drill & Drum forms are now avaliable online. Space is limited, so sign up your team ASAP!

To acces the forms, Visit:
More information: Joel Hutchins, Drill & Drum Coordinator.

Baptism Registration Forms

Do you want to seal your commitment with your Forever Faithful Friend, Jesus, by getting baptized on Sabbath afternoon August 16, 2014 in Oshkosh, at the Forever Faithful Camporee?

You may access the Baptism Registration Form online. If under age 18, be sure to have your parent/guardian and your pastor look over and sign the form.

More information: Meredith Chavez, Baptism Coordinator. 

Clubs Needed to Host International Pathfinders

If you volunteered to host International guests when you registered, you may update your registration with any changes: Number you can host, and the name and contact info of your club leader. This will greatly expedite hosting arrangements. If you would like to host Pathfinders from a particular country - More information: Ken Veal, Camporee Hosting Coordinator.

2013 Approved NAD AY Honors

The list of NAD AY Honors has been posted. To access the list, Visit

More information: Terry Dodge, NAD new Honors chairperson. 


Fundraising idea from Debora A: "For our fundraiser we partnered with a local restaurant for a "deal". For all the Mondays of October, every patron that mentions our group to their server, a portion of their bill is donated to our club."

Adventist Rodders Club

The Adventist Rodders Club had a presence at the last three International Camporees! So if you are a member of the Adventist Rodders Club, and/or have an antique or classic car that you can bring to the Camporee to possibly be selected for the FFIC parades, contact - Donny Gore.

All antique/classic cars brought to the FFIC will be exhibited.

More information about the ARC: Visit -

News from International Registrants

"This week, the German Pathfinders from Munich will finalize their FFIC pins for next year.They will be amazing and very limited. Oshkosh, here we come!" Sascha Oestreich

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**This agency is independent and separate from Forever Faithful International Camporee.



Everyday Matters Magazine has developed a new, creative idea that will bring a $5,000 donation to your Pathfinder Club...PLUS print & ship 15,000 – 25,000 private-labeled magazines for your congregation to use for outreach to your community. First edition has Dr. Ben Carson on the cover -- 32 pages. FREE. Full-color (6” x 9”).

i. Church growth, evangelism & outreach.
ii. Raising $5,000 (better than any traditional fundraising wash, 5 kilometer walk, bake sale, etc).
iii. Connecting congregation with the local business community.
iv. Annuity Concept – $5,000 donation every 1-2 years with future editions of mag.

GUARANTEE: Not one penny comes from the Church or your Club budget. No selling of magazines (they are distributed free). Everything promised comes out of – and only out of -- ad  revenue. There are 43 ads in the magazine and I have developed a "warm market' way for each Pathfinder Club to do this. If this process is followed I believe all of the ads can be sold within 10-25 days (no time pressures from me). Allow me to email you a comprehensive document explaining every detail (FAQ).


PATHFINDERS: Here is a website designed especially for Pathfinder Directors –

For more information contact: Joel A. Freeman – Email:  Cell: 410-991-9718

**This agency is independent and separate from Forever Faithful International Camporee.

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Travel Leaders is looking forward to welcoming the 2014 Pathfinder Camporee “Forever Faithful,” back to our wonderful city.

Our office is once again looking forward to assisting any camporee attendees with group and individual airfare, hotel accommodations & transportation from local airports like Appleton, Green Bay, Milwaukee & Chicago O’Hare. Airfare rates from major airlines will be available for quotes on September 23rd, 2013.
If you are in need of accommodations, transportation or airfare quotes, please visit our website at the link below.

Visitors interested in renting a camper may contact the two companies below for rates and availability.


1) Van Boxtel RV – Toll Free 888-831-5267

2) Appleton Camping Center – Toll Free 800-924-7566

        Travel Leaders Toll Free  -  800-289-3932

**This agency is independent and separate from Forever Faithful International Camporee.


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Berrien Springs MI 49104-1570

Phone: (269) 471-8380
Fax: (269) 471-8355


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