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2014 International Pathfinder Camporee - Newsletter

May 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


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.

Over 3,000 Pathfinders are already registered! To see the registration report, click here.



The Center for Youth Evangelism staff would like to extend congratulations to the Southcenter SDA Church in Des Moines, WA, which just voted to start a Pathfinder club so they can attend the FFICamporee!

Congratulations also to Ken Leak, Director of Pathfinders for Southcenter SDA Church!

For more information on FFIC registration, click here.

Drill Team Event


The Southern Tidings magazine announced that drill teams from all over the Georgia-Cumberland Conference came and competed for the top spot at the 2013 Precision Drill Day. 

Congratulations to Atlanta North Hispanic 2 for being the top scorer, with 472 points! For more information, click here

The best drill teams in the world will be in Oshkosh. More information about drill teams will be announced very soon. Stay tuned to the FFIC Newsletter!

Orchestra Auditions


The Camporee Orchestra Music has been uploaded and is ready to be downloaded and printed by those who are ages 9 to 19 and 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, fill out the online application form on the FFIC website.

For more information, Contact: Catrina LeSure

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

Volunteers Needed


Volunteers are needed in the following areas at the 2014 Forever Faithful International Pathfinder Camporee:

  • Food Court Talent Stage
  • Main Stage Talent Tent
  • Daily Newspaper
  • FFIC Radio Station
  • Master Guide Hospitality Lounge
  • Safety
  • EAA Airplane Museum Safety
  • Daytime Activity
  • Mobile Portable PA Systems
  • Campground Wi-Fi System
  • Ice Retail Sales
  • Daily Flag Raising & Lowering Ceremonies
  • Golf Cart Distribution
  • Golf Cart Maintenance and Fuel
  • Golf Cart Violations Patrol
  • International Guest Relations
  • Gray Water
  • Main Stage Portalets
  • Main Stage Vehicle Parking
  • 24/7 Bible Reading or Writing of Bible by Hand
  • 24/7 Prayer Tent
  • Fun Walk/Run
  • Retail Food Court
  • Trash Pick-up
  • Electrical Rental Charging Stations
  • Giant Hot Day Sprinkler System
  • Honors Building
  • Onsite Daily Parade VIP Cars
  • Offsite Sabbath Parade VIP Cars
  • Giant Hangar Building
  • VIP Airport Pick-up
  • International Food Support

If you are interested in volunteering for any of these areas, Contact: Karacan Sayrun-Thomas, Volunteer Coordinator.

Medical Volunteers Needed


Medical Volunteers are needed at the FFIC!

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

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

Facilities Volunteers


Thinking of volunteering at the 2014 Forever Faithful International Camporee? Why not join the Facilities Team! The Facilities Team takes care of anything that affects the EAA facility.

This is where all the action takes place behind, and sometimes in front of, the scenes! 

We have openings in all areas of the camporee:

  • Daytime Activities Set-up
  • Offsite Activities Set-up
  • Sign Set-up
  • Flag Set-up
  • Snow Fence
  • Parking Set-up
  • Hangar Set-up
  • Heavy Equipment (must be certified)

Volunteers are needed for the following dates:

  • Set Up Week - August 4-10, 2014
  • Run Week - August 11-16, 2014
  • Tear Down - August 7-20, 2014

For more information, Contact: Vern Byrd

International Host Clubs Needed


International guests from 60 or more countries will be attending the FFICamporee!  Would your club or conference be willing to host a group of international guests?

Host groups provide tent lodging and food for the duration of the camporee, August 11-16, 2014. 

Email your information to Ken Veal, International Host Coordinator.

Please include the following information in your email:

  • Your name, position and contact information
  • Your club name and approximate number your club is registering for the Camporee.
  • Any preference for nationality.
  • Approximate number of international guests you could accommodate with your group.
  • List any languages one or more of your members speak fluently.

Ken will then contact you and provide more information. Hosting is an excellent opportunity to expand your club ministry to support Pathfinders around the world.

Host Club Needed for Belize Club


A North American host club is needed to host 20 Pathfinders from Belize. Belize is an English-speaking country located in Central America.

If you are willing to host or would like more information, Contact: Ken Veal, International Host Coordinator.

Pathfinder Honor Book Resource


The NAD Youth Ministries Department offers the Pathfinder Honors Book as a free online resource.

Click here for a full PDF version of the Honors Book.

With the help of conferences and individuals, the FFICamporee hopes to offer over 100 honors.

For more information, Contact: Carol Wheeler, Honors Coordinator.

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page for more useful information about the camporee!




Everything you need to know about Facilities at the camporee is now on our website!

Learn about Facilities Guidelines, Golf Carts, RV Checklist, and so much more!


If you have specific questions that are not on the website, Contact: Vern Byrd, Facilities Director.



Searching for a form for FFIC? All of our forms are now available electronically on our website!


The FFIC forms list keeps growing, so watch this newsletter for new forms and announcements.