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2014 International Pathfinder Camporee - Newsletter

August 2013

Orchestra Auditions Now Open


What an amazing memory to be a part of the 150 member Camporee Orchestra for Sabbath Morning, August 16, 2014!

If you are interested, and are ages 9 to 19, you may audition by video with a selected piece of music chosen from the Camporee Orchestra Music  on the FFIC Website.

Once you have uploaded your video to YouTube or Vimeo, please fill out the online application form on the FFIC Website.

There are only 150 Orchestra spots available. The Orchestra members will be announced January 1, 2014, in the FFIC Newsletter.

For more information, Contact: Randy Griffin, Nighttime Acctivity Director.


Hotel Accommodations at FFIC


If you need a hotel room during the Camporee, we have you covered!

Early room reservations are available with the hotels below.  Their distance to the FFIC campground and their nightly rate are also listed.

  • Holiday Inn (4.28 mi) $115.00
  • Comfort Suites (2.72 mi) $115.00
  • AmericInn (1.11 mi) $95.00

Hotel rooms include a free continental breakfast. Room reservations must be paid in full at the time of your reservation, and there are NO cancellations. 

Remember, all Oshkosh hotels sell out when the International Camporee comes to town.

Make reservations soon! 

To reserve a room, Contact: Dileanny Guada  Registration and Information Coordinator - 269.471.8380

Searching for Actors for the Daniel Story


FFIC is searching for a few more core actors, including dynamic twins that can act and possibly sing, for the Camporee Nightime Daniel Story.

If you are interested, please see the qualifications below, and upload your audition video to ACT- www.adventistchristiantheater.com by October 1, 2013. There are monologues and auditions on the ACT website.

  • Must be 18 years old or older.
  • Have a living faith relationship with Jesus.
  • Have experience in acting in plays and skits.
  • Be available July 20 - Augst 17, 2014
  • Must provide your own transportation to Andrews University, July 20 and from Oshkosh, August 17, 2014.

For more information email: Betty Whitehead, Artistic Director for FFICamporee

FFIC Arrival Information


The Forever Faithful Camporee opens at 12:00 pm, Central Standard Time, on Monday, August 11, 2014. We expect approximately 30,000 people to arrive Monday, and another 6,000-10,000 to arrive on Tuesday.

All Daytime On-site Activities will open on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at 12:00 pm, Central Standard Time. The First Nighttime Program will be on Tuesday night, August 12, 2014, from 7:45-10:00 pm.

Is Your Club Listed On The Registration/Reports Web Page?


Make sure your club is listed on the FFIC Website! We only accept club names from your conference Pathfinder Department.

If your club is not on the registration/reports web page, please contact your conference Pathfinder Department, and ask them to send an email to dileanny@cye.org requesting your club to be added to the FFIC website. Once your Pathfinder Department emails Dileanny Guada your club name, we can post your club online within 10 business days or less.

Please note that it is the responsibility of your local conference Pathfinder Department to keep CYE informed of updates or changes in local club names.

Questions, Contact: Dileanny Guada Registration and Information Coordinator

RV's and Camper Trailers


If you want to bring an RV or camper trailer to the Camporee, you must have permission from your conference Pathfinder Director to park it in your conference camping area. He / she will determine whether there is sufficient space in the conference camping area. 

Please keep in mind there are no water, electricity or sewer hook-ups for RV's or Camper Trailers at the campground. A quiet generator is preferred. 

If there is no space for your RV or Camper Trailer in your conference camping area, you are welcome to camp in the designated RV camping area located at the South Gate. No registration is needed for this option.

There will be a sewage pumping and fresh water filling service. This service is provided by a private company, NOT FFIC.

The cost for service is:

  • Sewage and Gray Water Pumping -$25/per pumping
  • Fresh Water Fill - $25/per fill

Questions: Contact, Dileanny Guada Registration and Information Coordinator - 269.471.8380

Drill & Drum Activity Forms Available


Drill & Drum Activity forms are now available online. 

To access the forms visit: http://www.cye.org/events/camporee/what-to-expect/daytime/drill-and-drum.html 

For more information, Contact: Joel Hutchins, Drill & Drum Coordinator

Baptism Registration Forms Available


Do you want to seal your commitment with your Forever Faithful Friend, Jesus, by seeking baptism on Sabbath afternoon August 16, 2014?

The Baptism Registration form is now available. If you are under age 18, be sure to have your parent/guardian and your pastor look over the form with you.


For more information: Contact - Meredith Chavez, Baptism Coordinator.

FFIC Social Media


The Forever Faithful International Camporee is plugged in to social media!

Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! Keep up to date with the latest camporee news!

Twitter: www.twitter.com/2014FFIC

Facebook: www.facebook.com/2014FFIC


Camporee App


Be sure to download our all-new updated Camporee App to:

  • Participate in the countdown to the Camporee
  • Access the latest news items for the Camporee
  • Contact our Downline Directors

Click on the following link to see the Camporee App information, and to download it on your phone:


The FFIC Android App will be coming up soon!

For more information, Contact, Justin Yang, CYE IT Coordinator 

Emergency Messaging


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

Please follow these easy steps to sign up for Emergency Code Messaging:

  • Login to www.codemessaging.net.
  • Click on the Login button.
  • Click new user registration - Request passport.
  • Box will say affiliation - Type in fficamporee (no spaces, lower case).
  • Type in personal information.
  • Fill in new login and password

  • You are now signed up for code messaging.
  • Your cell phone number will remain private and may be used for emergency communication during the FFIC.
  • There will be three messages sent before August 11-16, 2014.

For more information, Contact: April Romuald, Onsite Communications Director

Start Fundraising Now!


It is never too early, or too late, to start fundraising for the 2014 Forever Faithful Camporee! 

For ideas and examples on fundraising, visit: 


If you have successful fundraising stories you would like to share:Contact Dileanny Guada Registration and Information Coordinator

Physically Challenged Support Services


Please contact, Dileanny Guada with any special need you might have. We will do our best to accommodate you. We don't want any physical challenge to stop you from coming to the Forever Faithful International Camporee. We have offered a number of services in the past, and we want to help you again.

Here is the list of some of the services we provide:

  • Sign Language at the main stage
  • Wheel chair Port-a-lets
  • We will do our best to provide electricity to those needing machines for sleep and oxygen during the night. However, electricity availability is very limited. FFIC suggests reserving a hotel room.
  • The EAA Museum has wheel chair access
  • Some of the new offsite shuttle busses offer wheel chair access
  • Onsite shuttle busses offer wheel chair access


Tired of sewing Patches onto Pathfinder Uniforms?


Are you tired of sewing patches onto Pathfinder uniforms? Have you ever resorted to staples? If you answered yes to either of these questions, check out Badge Magic! Follow the link to learn more about this new product. 


A special thank you to Dr. Paul Conner, DDS


We especially want to express our thanks and appreciation to Paul Conner, DDS, for offering emergency dental care during FFIC.

His office address is:

 229 E. Franklin Street, Appleton WI 54911

Phone: 920.733.2371

Adventist Risk Management Insurance


Camporee Travel Accident Insurance Now Available!

As Pathfinder Clubs around the world make their travel plans for the 2014 Forever Faithful International Camporee in Oshkosh next summer it is critical to provide travel accident insurance for all Pathfinders and adults in your group.  Adventist Risk Management is pleased to announce special Camporee Travel Accident Insurance is now available for all Pathfinder groups at our website: www.Adventistrisk.org

For 2014 there are two types of Travel Accident Insurance available depending on your Club’s country of residence:

United States based Pathfinder Clubs:

Travel & Camporee – Travel accident coverage round-trip from your departure location to Oshkosh, Wisconsin with an addition of up to seven (7) added travel days for personal deviation in route.  This allows Clubs to include side trips/activities in addition to attending the Forever Faithful Camporee.  Cost: $4.55 per person.   Coverage includes:  $50,000 for accidental medical expense, subject to a $100 deductible.  Accidental dental expenses are $250 per tooth subject to a maximum of $500.  Accidental Death & Dismemberment benefits of $50,000.  Additional benefits may apply – See policy summary listed on the ARM website.

Camporee Only – Accident coverage from Monday, August 11th through Saturday, August 16, 2014 during the Camporee event only at the Oshkosh, Wisconsin site.  Cost:  $2.33 per person.  Coverage includes:  $50,000 for accidental medical expense, subject to a $100 deductible.  Accidental dental expenses are $250 per tooth subject to a maximum of $500.  Accidental Death & Dismemberment benefits of $50,000.  Additional benefits may apply – See policy summary listed on the ARM website.
This insurance is underwritten by the ACE Insurance group with rates and coverage unchanged from the 2009 Courage to Stand International Camporee.  This insurance provides your Pathfinder Club with broader coverage than the standard accident insurance provided for Club activities by your Conference.

International based Pathfinder Clubs:

All Pathfinder Clubs located outside of the United States {including Canada and Bermuda} are unfortunately, not eligible to purchase the ACE travel accident insurance program. International Pathfinder Clubs should purchase ARM’s Short Term Travel Accident Insurance for all Pathfinders and adults traveling with your group.  Several coverage options are available to provide accidental medical/illness expense coverage, emergency evacuation/repatriation and other travel related expenses. Please see the ARM website for a full explanation of coverage options and costs.

To Learn More follow this link --  http://www.adventistrisk.org/Insurance/TravelInsurance.aspx


If you need further assistance please call ARM Customer Care – Toll Free  (888) 951-4276

PAID ADVERTISEMENT - Travel Leaders - Travel Agency


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.

Website: http://www.travelleadersoshkosh.com/Foreverfaithfulpathfinders.cfm

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

Website: http://www.vanboxtelrv.com/rv-rentals.html

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

Website: http://www.appletoncamping.com/rentals.php

        Travel Leaders

         Toll Free  -  800-289-3932


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

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