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2014 International Pathfinder Camporee - Newsletter

April 2013

FFIC Theme Song Contest


It's not too late to enter the FFIC Theme Song Contest! The deadline for submissions to the contest is September 1, 2013.

If your submission is chosen, you could win:

- Two (2) free tickets to the camporee!

- The honor of having your music become the 2014 Forever Faithful International Camporee Official Theme Song!

For more information, Contact: Catrina LeSure


Hotel Accommodations at FFIC


If you are coming to the 2014 FFICamporee and need hotel accomodations, we've got you covered!

Early room accomodations are available with the establishments listed below. Their distances to the FFIC campground and their prices are as follows (prices do not include taxes and are per room, per night):


  • Holiday Inn Express (4.21 mi) $115
  • Hilton (5.5 mi) $125
  • Comfort Suites (7.2 mi) $115
  • Hawthorne (4.9 mi) $115
  • AmericInn (5.4 mi) $95


Hotel rooms include a free continental breakfast in all hotels except the Hilton. The Hilton does have a restaurant located inside the hotel if you wish to purchase your breakfast.

Room reservations must be paid in full at the time of reservation and there are no cancellations.

Remember that all the Oshkosh hotels sell out when the International Camporee comes to town. Make reservations soon!

To reserve a room, Contact: Jessica Chitura

Letter to Public Schools


A letter for public school students is now available on our website. The letter may be presented to public schools as explanation of a student's absence for the duration of the camporee.

Click here:  Letter to Public Schools

RV Water & Sewer


For those who are planning to stay in an RV during the camporee, there will be a sewage pumping and fresh water filling service. This service is not provided by Forever Faithful International Camporee, rather by a private company.

The cost for the service is:

Sewage and Gray Water Pumping - $25/per pumping

Fresh Water Fill - $25/per fill

Please note that there are no water, electricity, or sewer hook-ups on the campground.

For more information, Contact: Vern Byrd

Medical Volunteers Needed


Medical Volunteers are needed at the FFIC!

  • Physicians (Family Practice, Emergency, Pediatricians, Surgeons)
  • Dentists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Paramedics
  • Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Radio Technicians
  • Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Physician's Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physical Therapists
  • Chiropracteors

If you are planning on attending the camporee and are one of the professionals listed above, Contact: Pam Krueger

Retail, Exhibit & Food Booths at FFIC


Interested in having a booth at the 2014 FFICamporee?

Contact: Wanda Poole, Retail Vendor & Exhibitor Coordinator

Contact: Dan Burtnett, Food & Beverage Vendor Coordinator

Ticket Prices


Regular Rate (March 31, 2011- January 31, 2014):

Pathfinders/Staff (ages 9+)* $195 U.S. - includes patch
Staff kids (ages 5-8)* $75 U.S. - includes patch
Staff kids (ages 0-4)* FREE - no patch
Day Passes $65 U.S. - no patch

*All ages are at the date of the camporee.

Promotional Materials


If you would like a FREE 8 1/2 x 11 poster of the camporee  and other promotional materials, you may order them from AdventSource.

You can also download and print electronic copies on our website.

Orchestra Auditions


The Camporee Orchestra Music has been uploaded and is ready to be downloaded and printed by those who would like to audition.

Applicants can take videos of themselves playing the selected pieces and upload the videos to their YouTube or Vimeo accounts. Once the video has been uploaded, send the link to the video to Catrina LeSure, Nighttime Administrative Assistant.

For more information, Contact: Catrina LeSure

The FFIC Orchestra members will be announced January 1, 2014.