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"Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up." Then Nebuchadnezzar was full of fury..."

Daniel 3:16-19 KJV



Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34 KJV

What a blessing it is to know Jesus as our personal Friend and Savior. May you and your family find the blessing within this Thanksgiving Season.

All our best from all the Center for Youth Evangelism staff.

Ron Whitehead 

CYE/FFIC Director


Welcome new FFIC Staff:

The Center for Youth Evangelism welcomes Pam Krueger, RN to assist in coordinating the medical area and Mark Krueger, will be the Camporee Fire Marshal. This husband and wife team has volunteered their professional skills at the last 3 Oshkosh Camporees. 
For more information about other FFIC members, visit the Camporee Administration webpage.

Hotel Reservations:

Hotels are full. CYE is no longer accepting hotel reservations because our reserved hotel rooms are full. For list of area hotel options, contact the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce (920) 303-2266.

Dorm Reservations:

To reserve a dorm room at University of Wisconsin, call Gruenhagen Conference Center Guest Reservations at 920-424-1106 between the hours of 7:00 am to midnight daily CST.  Please reference "Pathfinder International Camporee" when calling to make a reservation.

Lodging will range in price from $30 to $40 per night. Rooms are suited for two people, and include two single beds, compact refrigerator, microwave, desk, chairs, dresser and closet. All rooms are carpeted.

You may learn more about what University of Wisconsin offers by visiting their website at

Camporee Physical Address:

The FFICamporee grounds cover 704 acres on the Experimental Aircraft Association, (EAA). 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 GPS direction purposes only and NOT for mailing packages.

Experimental Aircraft Association Museum

3000 . Poberezny Road . Oshkosh .WI 54902

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 begins at 7:30 pm CST.

Oshkosh Departure Options:

1- Saturday night, August 16, 2014, after sundown, you may take 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.

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 -

Camping Check List:

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

More information: Dileanny Guada, Registration Coordinator.



The Leadership Orientation and Walk-Around meeting is scheduled for April 22, 2014 in Oshkosh,WI. Everyone is welcome to attend this important meeting.

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

Meeting room yet to be assigned.

Draft Agenda
• 8:58 – 9:00 am – Welcome and Prayer – Ron Whitehead
• 9:00 – 9:15 am – Worship – TBA
• 9:15 – 9:35 am – Introductions / FFIC Registration / Video – Ron Whitehead
• 9:35 – 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 Q & A – Ron Whitehead
• 11:30 – 12:00 Noon – Safety / Medical – Bob Wong
• 12:00 - 12:15 - Safety / Medical 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 Activities Q & A – Ron Whitehead
• 2:30 – 3:00 pm – Main Stage – Randy Griffin
• 3:00 – 3:15 pm – Main Stage Q & A – Ron Whitehead
• 3:15 – 3:30 pm – FFICamporee Wrap Up – Ron Whitehead
• 3:30 – 3:45 pm – Board tour buses – Vern Byrd
• 3:45 – 5:30 pm – Bus Tour – Vern Byrd / Barry Becker / Martin Bradfield
• 3:45 – 5:30 pm – Bus Tour – Vern Byrd / Barry Becker / Martin Bradfield

• 5:30 pm – Free Time – Dinner on your own -

For Hotel reservations call the Hawthorn at 920-303-1133. Their address is 3105 S Washburn St Oshkosh WI 54904. Please mention the Pathfinder International Camporee meetings. The price per room/per night is $69.95 plus tax. Make your reservation soon!

Physically Challenged Transportation Options:

It is very important for disabled persons at the Camporee to pre-plan their daily transportation. Only Conference Youth Directors may order golf carts. 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. The campground activity shuttle buses accommodate wheel chairs.

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. One public option for airport shuttle service is the Leaders Travel agency. The Camporee suggests that you shop around for airport shuttle options but we have been told that this travel agency was very reliable at the 2009 Camporee. 

Travel Agency -

More information: Vern Byrd, Facility and Daytime Director.


The success of the International Camporee depends on the assistance of hundreds of volunteer staff. Staff volunteers provide support for each area of the camporee: Administration, Daytime and Nighttime Programming, Communication, Facilities, Safety, Medical, and others.

If you are interested in applying to be a Camporee staff volunteer, you can do so now! Here are just a few of the needs:

Medical (Physicians, Nurses, EMT's & Physical Therapists).
FFIC Radio Station needs helpers.
Experienced Security Personal.
Bilingual Volunteers for Registration (French, Spanish, Korean, Portuguese).
Lost & Found Coordinator.
Post Office Coordinator.
Facilities (Shower Maintenance, Certified large equipment drivers)
Photography Professionals

Please fill out your volunteer application form on the CYE Website:

FFIC staff volunteers are responsible for purchasing their Camporee tickets and providing their own food and lodging while at the camporee.

More information: Karacan Sayrun-Thomas, Volunteer Coordinator.


Keeping everyone safe at the FFICamporee is one of our top priorities. Now there is a way for you to get involved.  We are currently looking for experienced volunteers staff to help with safety at the Camporee.  If you are interested in being a part of the safety team, please fill out the Volunteer Form and email it to Karacan Thomas, Volunteer Coordinator.

More information: Bob Wong, Safety/Medical Director.


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.
• Go to the website and look at the registration numbers.

Android App - iphone App

More information: Justin Yang, CYE IT and Ministries Director.



FFIC Radio Station:
We will be broadcasting announcements, stories, and information each day via our very own FFIC Radio Station from the campground.  The amazing story of Daniel will also be broadcast each night rain or clear weather. 

Emergency Communications:
Sign up now to receive important emergency messages on your cell phone that could affect you at the Camporee such as dangerous weather, lost child alerts etc. To register your phone, go to and click on About the Camporee, then under What to Expect click on Security/Medical.  Follow the instructions listed under number 2.

Your personal phone information will not be bartered or sold to any other parties, and will be destroyed once the FFIC Camporee is over. Sign up today.

Information Booths and info Ambassadors:
There will be four Information Booths located around the Camporee grounds. There will be 12 information-trained staff called ambassadors who will be wearing brightly colored vest and will be equipped with Ipads to answer all your questions. 

Their will be 7 volunteer staff photography teams who will be assigned various photography assignment such as daily events, special activities, nighttime programming. Volunteers who own their professional equipment are needed to be a part of one of these 7 teams. 

More information: Kristina Penny, Photography Team Coordinator.

WI-FI Availability

There will be WI-FI hotspot locations at the Camporee.  WI-FI will not be available throughout the entire Camporee grounds.  Check the Camporee PointsMap for the locations.

PointsMap: Is so, so cool!
To view a map of the Camporee and see where activities, facilities, honors, campsites, parking, and more are located visit: 

You can view this PointsMap on your smart phone or tablet too.  Save it on your home computer screen for easy access! 

More information: April Romuald, Onsite Communication Director.


Offsite Public Paid Excursions:

There will be arranged trips to Wisconsin attractions that are NOT organized by the Camporee. These are club tour options and are individually contracted and paid for by your club. These private excursions will be posted on the camporee website, as we get closer to the Camporee.

More information: Bill Wood, Daytime Offsite Program Coordinator.

Bus Shuttle Transportation:

The 2014 FFIC requires the movement of thousands of people throughout the day.  FFIC contracts with a local bus service to provide most, but not all, of those transportation services. Transportation is provided at no cost.

  • Onsite activity Shuttles
  • Shopping Shuttles to the Outlet Mall and food grocery stores
  • Offsite Activities Shuttles
  • Community Service Shuttles

Drill & Drum Activity Forms:

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

To access the forms, visit:

More information: Joel Hutchins, Drill & Drum Coordinator.

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 Onsite Parade Coordinator.

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

More information about the Adventist Rodders Club: Visit -


Baptism Registration Forms:

Do you want to seal your commitment with your Forever Faithful Friend Jesus? You can be baptized on Sabbath afternoon August 16, 2014 in Oshkosh. 

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: Michelle Mota, Nighttime Assistant Director

Orchestra auditions:

Do you play an instrument? Are you interested in joining the International Camporee 150-member orchestra? If you answered yes, then we invite you to audition for the orchestra by December 20, 2013. More details:

More Information: Claudio Gonzalez, Orchestra Director.

Main Stage Talent Needed:

The evening program involves pathfinders from all over the world every night. There are still ways for you to be involved. You can audition for the 150 member orchestra, or 300 person voice choir.

If you have a talent you wish to share on the main stage come to the talent tent and you may find yourself center stage during the evening program. You may also send in a DVD or Youtube/Vimeo link of your talent to be considered for performance on the main stage.

Submit DVD’s to:

Center For Youth Evangelism 

4145 . E Campus Circle Drive.

Berrien Springs. MI . 49104

More information: David Yeagley, Elements Director.

Theme song:

Is song writing your gift? Then we invite you to submit what you think should be the theme song for FFIC 2014. The winner will receive 2 free tickets to attend Oshkosh, as well as the opportunity to sing your theme song live on opening night! August 12.

Send your submission to:

Center for Youth Evangelism

2014 FFIC Nighttime

4145 E. Campus Circle Drive

Berrien Springs, MI 49104

Or upload to Youtube or Vimeo and submit your link.

More information: or Michelle Mota, Assistant Nighttime Director.


If you are interested in singing in the International Camporee 300 person choir, be sure to read the Camporee January newsletter for how to audition. 


Complete Registration, As Soon As Possible!
To complete an international registration, a copy of the printed form must be signed by your youth leader and received in the FFIC office. Once this is done, payment can be made. The first 2,000 to complete this process will receive tickets.  Register ASAP!

NAD Clubs, Interested in being a Host Club?
North America Division clubs extend a warm welcome to international guests by offering them to stay with host clubs and providing food and tents. If your club has been considering hosting, please have your director email with contact information and the maximum number of guests you could host.  Include your registration number (or the name under which your club registered). Hosting assignments will be made once the 2,000 international tickets are sold, which we anticipate before March 2014. If there are changes at any time, please email an update right away.

International Guests, Do you want to be hosted? 
If you would like to grow friendships with an NAD club and would appreciate their hospitality with food and tents while at Camporee, please email with your registration numbers and the name on your completed registration ticket.  Do not contact us until your registration is confirmed.  We consider email communication an update to whatever was entered at the time your registration was started in our database.  If there changes at any time, please email an update right away.

More information: Glynis Bradfield, International Coordinator.


A few retail and exhibitor booths are still available but going fast!  Pre-sale advertising in the Camporee-Newsletter is a great way to contact over 20,000 readers every month. 

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

More detail exhibitor and vendor information:

More information: Wanda Poole, Vendor & Exhibit Coordinator.


Puzzle Fundraiser

What a great gift idea for your pathfinder! Just in time for Christmas! The Collegedale Pathfinder Club created a program to help their club raise money for Oshkosh.  

If you would like more information, or to order a puzzle email,


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:

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 --

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

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

Lake Michigan Carferry- SS Badger

Big Ship, More Fun!

Experience the fun shortcut across Lake Michigan as you head to the Forever Faithful Camporee in Oshkosh!

The SS Badger provides a safe, fun, and reliable cruise between Michigan and Wisconsin.  Our dock in Wisconsin is only 60 miles from Oshkosh.
Badger passengers can take advantage of traditional favorites including free Badger Bingo, free movies and satellite television, seven different lounge areas, a children’s play area, an onboard gift shop, a recently renovated arcade, private staterooms, two separate food service areas, and expansive outside decks for lounging or walking.


The 410’ S.S. Badger, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, can accommodate 600 passengers and 180 vehicles, including RVs, trailers, and buses.
The Badger sails daily between Ludington, MI and Manitowoc, WI. For additional information, please call (800) 841-4243 or visit  Group rates are available to parties of 15 or more passengers.  Call today to book your cruise!

S.S. Badger 1953 - 2013 – Creating Great Experiences for over 60 Years!

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

Fundraising Idea


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.

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.

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.

Golden Harvest

Let Golden Harvest provide you with Fresh Florida Citrus, for your Pathfinder Club Fundraising!



•seedless navels

•ruby red grapefruit



• Tangerines

...and more!

Ask about our First Time
Customer Discount!


or visit us at...


Contental U.S. and Canada

Sorry not available in AZ, CA, NV or TX

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

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2014 Forever Faithful International Camporee
is a ministry provided by the Center for
Youth Evangelism at Andrews University.

Center for Youth Evangelism

4145 E Campus Circle Dr.
Berrien Springs MI 49104-1570

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


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