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Enjoy the Oshkosh Community

An array of activities await Pathfinders and staff of all ages in the nearby Oshkosh community. Swim at the beach, or inside at the YMCA; visit the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Museum, a local dairy farm, or embark on a new adventure: sailing! Activities are held daily, unless otherwise noted.

Hours of all Off-site Activities unless specified:

Tuesday 12:00 noon - 5:00pm
Wednesday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sabbath - no Off-site Activities


Basketball Tournament

You'll love playing basketball at this state of the art RecPlex facility at the University of Wisconsin, in Oshkosh. This facility has three basketball courts.

View informational flyer

Teams should be made up with Pathfinders age 13 - 16

  • There will be girls and boys teams
  • Buses will transport teams to the RecPlex complex at the University of Oshkosh Wisconsin – RecPlex – 735 Pearl Ave. Oshkosh
  • You will be given a schedule, showing when your team with play
  • If you don’t show up your team will forfeit. 
  • Our goal is to have two game eliminations, however this will be determined based on how many teams are registered
  • Our goal is to have a schedule posted on social media by August 1, 2019

 

PLEASE NOTE:

The boys teams are closed for registration because we have reached 20 teams.

We are needing more girls teams, so register soon before it's too late.

 

Volunteers Needed:

  • If you are a certified referee and you would like to volunteer at the tournament please contact us
  • If you would like to volunteer to help keep score or operate the time clock and you have experience please contact us
  • We are also looking for volunteers to manage the YMCA open gym for pick-up games. If you are interested please contact us.

Registration:

Registering your team - please provide the pathfinder club name and the city, state and country, because multiple clubs just might have the same name.

Registration closes July 31, 2019.

Basketball Tournament Registration Form

 

Contact:

Jonathan Swan, 850-792-3422 – floridasports2012@yahoo.com

Pastor Helvis C. Moody, 832-8786-1161 – hmoody@swuc.org

 

NOTE:

The YMCA will have open gym only and not tournament play, so if you would like to just play pickup basketball, please ride the YMCA buses.

 

Who May Attend:
Teens only with a CIC wristband, accompanied by an adult staff member and adults with a CIC wristband.

Location:

735 Pearl Ave., Oshkosh, WI - There is no free parking at the facility. Everyone is encouraged to ride the Off-site Activity buses to the facility. 

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday 12:00 noon - 5:00pm
Wednesday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sabbath - no Off-site Activities

Transportation:
Buses leave every 30 minutes from the Off-site Activity Bus Staging Area.

Activity Sponsored by:

Southwestern Union - Helvis Moody


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Beach/Swimming

Enjoy the beach on beautiful Lake Winnebago which is one of the largest lakes in Wisconsin. It is not the ocean, but pretty close! Lifeguards will be available on-site. Be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen and drinking water, your modest one piece bathing suit, and maybe a lunch, if needed.

Who May Attend:
All age groups with a CIC wristband, accompanied by an adult staff member.

Transportation:
Buses leave every 30 minutes from the Off-site Activity Bus Staging Area.

GPS Coordinates:

N 44.020335 W 88.516967


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Canoeing/Kayaking/Paddle Boats

Enjoy a quiet canoe ride on the quiet waters of a large pond near Menominee Park. This city park also provides kayaks, paddle boats, and water wheels. It is expected this will be a very popular activity so schedule your time at the park accordingly. While in the area you can also enjoy a visit to the Menominee Park Zoo. One to three persons may ride in the canoes; the kayaks are for a single rider. You should plan to bring swimwear, water or tennis shoes, cover-ups such as a t-shirt or towel, sun screen, and a one-piece swimsuit.

Chaperones/Directors will need to be prepared to sign a waiver before the Pathfinders can use the equipment. The one signing the waiver must be 18 years and older. 

Download the PDF form and fill it out. Bring your completed form with you to this activity.

Statement on Use of Water Craft at Menominee Park

The City of Oshkosh is asking for a Waiver releasing the City of Oshkosh from any claims brought to it by Pathfinders using water craft such as canoes, kayaks, min pontoon, aqua bike, paddle board, etc. Please note the following.

  • This activity is available for Teens only and adults.
  • Chosen Pathfinder Camporee will be providing lifeguards at the site.
  • Pathfinder leaders or adult counselors can sign the form.
  • The form must be brought with your club going to the Menominee Park.
  • Minor children 17 years & younger must be listed on form. Use back of form or a separate paper if necessary.
  • On the line asking for your relationship to the child/children you can list: Pathfinder Director, Counselor, Parent, etc.  Legal guardian must be 18 yrs and above.
  • It is suggested that Pathfinder leaders make multiple copies of this Waiver agreement as there may be several groups from your club going at different times. The waiver must be with every group that goes to the park from your club.


Who May Attend:
Teens only with a CIC wristband, accompanied by an adult staff member.

Transportation:
Buses leave every 30 minutes from the Off-site Activity Bus Staging Area.

GPS Coordinates:

N 44.022692 W 88.517894

Activity Sponsored by:

Michael Campos - Illinois Conference


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Project Chosen

Project Chosen is a door-2-door ministry giving 3,000 special Guide magazines, which feature the Life of David and other exciting stories, with the Oshkosh community. Pathfinders should wear their field uniforms.  

Who May Attend:

Pathfinders of all ages can participate in this community outreach, accompanied by an adult staff member.

Transportation:

Buses leave daily at 9:00am for morning outreach and 1:00 pm for afternoon outreach from the Bus Park. NOTE: These buses are different than the other Off-site activity buses.

Registration is now closed.

View Project Chosen informational website

View the schedule of those registered for days & times. Updated 7/11/19

Activity Sponsored by:

Carl Rodriquez - Chesapeake Conference

Contact:

Pastor Josue Feliciano

josue4pr@gmail.com or 515-401-2648

Pastor Carl Rodriguez

crodriguez@ccosda.org or 410-241-4919


Compassion/Community Service Ministry Projects

You, your friends, and your Pathfinder Club can become the eyes, heart, hands, and feet of Jesus during the Chosen International Pathfinder Camporee as we reach out to the city of Oshkosh with over 40 projects of Compassion. Through these projects you will be able to interact and bless people with real needs in the Oshkosh community. Pre-registration is required to participate in this Off-site activity.

Who May Attend:
All age groups with a CIC wristband, accompanied by an adult staff member.

Transportation:
Buses leave daily at 9:00am for morning projects and 1:00 pm for afternoon projects from the Compassion Ministry Bus Stop. NOTE: These buses are different than the other Off-site activity buses.
 

Registration is now closed.

Visit a special website to view all projects and more information.

Registration Deadline: July 30, 2019 or when full

Contact:

Paulo Macena

pmacena@hotmail.com

973-600-1589


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Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Museum

Spend as much time and as often as you want in this one-of-a-kind aviation museum. Located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, at the site of the world’s largest aviation event (EAA AirVenture) the Museum is one of the most extensive aviation attractions in the world, a year-round destination for the entire family. Enjoy the flight simulator or cool off and relax in the amphitheater while you enjoy special programming planned just for you.

Who May Attend:
All age groups are free with a CIC wristband, accompanied by an adult staff member.

Hours of Operation:
Daily: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Transportation:
Within walking distance. You can take the On-site Bus shuttle to the North Gate and walk from there. Buses leave every 30 minutes from the On-site Bus Shuttle Stops to the North Gate Stop.

GPS Coordinates:

N 43.983845 W 88.577304

NO BACKPACKS ARE ALLOWED IN THE MUSEUM.

View Camporee Map

Museum Website


Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Museum Vette Theater

Science Zone

  • Come see Ben Roy, from Kid's Time and former News Channel 9 Science Theater Director and producer of some science lessons for the Weather Channel, perform science demonstrations that point to our Creator Jesus Christ.
  • You will enjoy Ben’s captivating science show which turns students on to science while providing instruction based on natural phenomena. The fast-paced and entertaining lessons feature spectacular demonstrations of physical and chemical science.

Who May Attend:
All age groups are free with a CIC wristband, accompanied by an adult staff member.

Hours of Operation: EAA Museum Vette Theater located on the lower level
Wednesday-Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm noon

Transportation:
Within walking distance. You can take the On-site Bus shuttle to the North Gate and walk from there. Buses leave every 30 minutes from the On-site Bus Shuttle Stops to the North Gate Stop.

GPS Coordinates:

N 43.983845 W 88.577304

NO BACKPACKS ARE ALLOWED IN THE EAA MUSEUM.


Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Museum Vette Theater

MissionTREK

  • Come join us on a journey to Thailand and Cambodia. Learn about missions, and the culture. See what it is like to travel into the mission field. Visit city and jungle projects.
  • MissionTREK is a series created by young people for young people. These young people hope to inspire others to be involved with missions in their own neighborhoods or overseas.
  • Videos start on the hour after a brief introduction by our hosts Lilyann and Mary Ann.
    Sample this 13-part series starting at 1:00pm, 2:00pm, and 3:00pm every afternoon.
  • Watch the trailer for MissionTREK episode 1.

Who May Attend:
All age groups are free with a CIC wristband, accompanied by an adult staff member.

Hours of Operation: EAA Museum Vette Theater located on the lower level
Tuesday - Friday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Transportation:
Within walking distance. You can take the On-site Bus shuttle to the North Gate and walk from there. Buses leave every 30 minutes from the On-site Bus Shuttle Stops to the North Gate Stop.

GPS Coordinates:

N 43.983845 W 88.577304

NO BACKPACKS ARE ALLOWED IN THE EAA MUSEUM.


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Golf (Mini golf)

Enjoy the challenge of making par on some very challenging holes at this 18-hole miniature golf course, located beside The Outlet Shoppes. Settlers Mill Adventure Golf and Games' course features a realistic setting including waterfalls, streams and rivers.

Who May Attend:
Teens only with a CIC wristband, accompanied by an adult staff member.

Transportation:
Buses leave every 30 minutes from the Off-site Activity Bus Staging Area. Please plan to arrive by bus only.

GPS Coordinates:

N 43.982966 W 88.583728

Activity Sponsored by:

Carl Rodriquez - Chesapeake Conference


Website


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Golf Tournament 

Need a reason to attend the International Pathfinder Camporee? We've got 18! Join this scramble-format golf tournament. Teams consist of 4 people.

Location: Oshkosh Country Club, 11 Ripple Ave. Oshkosh, WI, 54902

Course Info: www.oshkoshcc.com (click on ‘GOLF’ for downloadable scorecard & dress code)

Schedule:
Friday, August 16, 2019; Check-in @ 7:15am; Shotgun Tee Time 8:00am

Cost:
$80 per person basic rate
$100 per person for basic + mulligans + putting contest

$320 per team basic rate

$400 per team for basic + mulligans + putting contest

About the Outing:

  • Teams of four will play in a scramble format (everyone hits and team picks which shot to play).
  • The outing is 18 holes with a cart.
  • Each player receives: Sleeve of CIC logo golf balls, commemorative pin, 2 drink tickets
  • Lunch will be served in the clubhouse at the end of the round.
  • Mulligans for purchase - $5 / each; up to 3 may be purchased ($15 total)
  • Putting Contest $5 (optional); $1,000 if winning putt is made

Prizes will be awarded for:

  • Longest Drive (Front & Back 9)
  • Closest to the Pin (Front & Back 9)
  • Longest Made Putt (One selected hole)
  • Shortest Used Drive (One selected hole)
  • $10,000 Hole-in-One
  • Prizes for Hole-in-One on all other par threes
  • Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams

Who May Attend:
Anyone who has completed the Golf Tournament Application form and paid online. Walk-ins will be taken if there is space.

Transportation:
Buses leave every 30 minutes from the Off-site Activity Bus Staging Area.

GPS Coordinates:

N 43.9670016 W 88.5289009

Golf Tournament Application Form - complete this online form to enter the tournament.

Contact: 
Travis Sager              
Cell: 832-392-9148                    
Email: cicgolf2019@gmail.com

Activity Organized by:

Travis Sager - Illinois Conference


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Knigge Dairy Farm Visit

Tour a real working Wisconsin family dairy farm. This family farm has a robotic milking system which allows the cows to milk themselves 24 hours a day. Ride a hay wagon to the milking facility and then tour through the fields to see the growing crops. Get up close and personal with the calves and other animals raised on the farm. You will also be able to check out the farm machinery that plants and harvests the corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa crops grown on this 360 acre farm. Be sure to thank our hosts, Pete and Theo Knigge, for opening their farm up for tours (perhaps some spare Pathfinder pins you may have).

NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL GUESTS: Participating in this field trip may delay or prolong your departure from the U.S.A., to the point you may miss your flight. Most often you will be asked questions like, "have you visited a farm in the U.S.?"

Who May Attend:
All age groups with a CIC wristband, accompanied by an adult staff member.

Transportation:
Buses leave every 30 minutes from the Off-site Activity Bus Staging Area. A $5 entrance fee is required if arriving via personal transportation.

Activity Sponsored by:

Eric Chavez - Wisconsin Conference

Shelina Bonjour - Minnesota Conference

Find more information about the Knigge Dairy Farm.


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Menominee Park Zoo

Visit Ruter, Caleb, and Selene - wolf residents of the Menominee Park Zoo. A true menagerie of various animals from all around the world awaits Chosen International Camporee Pathfinders. Enjoy the miniature train ride and various amusement rides in the vicinity of the zoo.

Who May Attend:
Free to all age groups with a CIC wristband, accompanied by an adult staff member.

Transportation:
Buses leave every 30 minutes from the Off-site Activity Bus Staging Area.

GPS Coordinates:

N 44.020390 W 88.519599

More Zoo information.


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Pollock Community Water Park

Cool off and enjoy the slides and pools at this local Oshkosh water park. A nominal entrance fee is required.

Who May Attend:
All age groups with a CIC wristband and accompanied by an adult staff member.

Cost
$2.50 per person

Schedule:
Tues. - Opens at 12:00 PM NOON

Wed.- Thurs. Opens at 10:00 AM

Fri. - Opens at 9:00 AM

Transportation:
Buses leave every 30 minutes from the Off-site Activity Bus Staging Area.

GPS Coordinates:

N 44.025867 W 88.572951

Website


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Sailing 

Ever been sailing? Try it out this week at CIC! Depending on wind conditions sailing can be calm and relaxing, or wild and woolly. For the first time we are partnering with a professional sailing school that will provide 30 sail boats of various sizes. Certified sailors from Oshkosh will be providing brief instruction for fun on the lake. Come prepared to get wet and maybe even take a turn sailing yourself! Though we don’t have time to teach an honor in sailing, we guarantee you’ll have a fun time out on the waters of Lake Winnebago! There may also be some opportunity to experience "paddle boarding," an exciting new aquatic sport!

Who May Attend:
Teens only with a CIC wristband, accompanied by an adult staff member.

Transportation:
Buses leave every 30 minutes from the Off-site Activity Bus Staging Area.

GPS Coordinates:

N 44.019778 – W 88.517056

Activity Sponsored by:

Charlie Thompson - Indiana Conference


Ski Show

The Waterboard Warriors Water Ski Show Team provides free water ski shows for the greater Green Bay, Fox Valley and Lake Shore regions. 

This water ski show will include high-speed barefoot skiing, water skiing, jumping, pyramids and acting.

 

Thursday afternoon only: August 15 from 2-4 pm.

Who May Attend:

Free to all age groups with a CIC wristband, accompanied by an adult staff member.

Transportation:

Buses will leave from the Off-site Activity Bus Staging Area at 1:30 pm. 

Activity Sponsored by:

Chosen International Pathfinder Camporee


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Soccer Tournament 

Participate in the Pathfinder World Cup, a 8-member team round-robin soccer tournament (requires pre-registration) or just play a friendly game of soccer for the fun of it. Players can take advantage of the indoor or outdoor fields. Soccer clinics will also be offered for those interested in improving their soccer skills. Soccer activities are located at the local YMCA.

Who May Attend:
Teens only with a CIC wristband, accompanied by an adult staff member.

Transportation:
Buses leave every 30 minutes from the Off-site Activity Bus Staging Area.

Deadline to register is July 6, 2019

Register a team or join a team

GPS Coordinates:

Activity Sponsored by:

Edwin Martin - Ontario Conference


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Wake Boarding, Tubing, Water Skiing 

Goodbye water skis, hello wake boards! Learn how to use a wake board at Rainbow Park. Boats provided by Camp Au Sable, Timber Ridge Camp and private individuals.

Who May Attend:
Teens only with a CIC wristband, accompanied by an adult staff member.

Transportation:
Buses leave every 30 minutes from the Off-site Activity Bus Staging Area.

GPS Coordinates:

N 44.035639 W 88.566070


YMCA (Soccer, Swimming, & Ice Skating)

Enjoy this beautiful state of the art health facility, just a 10 minute bus ride from the EAA campground. At the YMCA you will enjoy the following activities:

  • Indoor Swimming Pool – Cool off by swimming in the two indoor swimming pools. One swimming pool features a slide for your enjoyment. Please pay careful attention to the hours for swimming.

  • Ice Skating - Enjoy gliding around the ice hockey size skating rink. If you have never tried this winter sport, now is the time. With individuals on hand to provide expert coaching, all are sure to enjoy this cool indoor activity; whether you are a beginner or a pro. Complimentary ice skates are provided at the YMCA. 

  • Soccer - Play a friendly game of soccer for the fun of it. Players can take advantage of the indoor or outdoor fields. Soccer clinics will also be offered for those interested in improving their soccer skills.

  • Recreational basketball - exciting group games.

Who May Attend:
Teens only with a CIC wristband, accompanied by an adult staff member and adults with a CIC wristband.

Hours of Operation:
Daily: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Transportation:
Buses leave every 30 minutes from the Off-site Activity Bus Staging Area.

GPS Coordinates:

 

Activity Sponsored by:

Pedro Perez - Florida Conference - YMCA supervision

Brian Wahl - SDA Church in Canada - YMCA supervision

More information on this YMCA.

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