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Welcome

Consult this web page as you plan your 2019 Chosen International Pathfinder Camporee experience. Essential information will be regularly updated here. We look forward to seeing you in 2019!

There are 3,200 international tickets total which have all been sold, including adults and children. Tickets sold to North American clubs are not to be resold to international guests. Tickets are the same price for international and national guests. All registrations are completed on-line.

All tickets for persons living outside the United States or Canada have sold out 12/5/2018. No more ticket purchases for international guests are possible.

  • If you are an International visitor, I'm afraid International Tickets sold out. The good news is that in our experience many International Tickets may be available in short for resale due to different reasons.

Have your plans changed? Sell your tickets as soon as possible. 

  • Tickets for resale by persons living outside the NAD are only available for others also outside the NAD.
  • Tickets for resale by persons living in the NAD are only available to others in the NAD.

Please post the number of tickets available for purchase on the Camporee Facebook page. Then, follow the guidelines for reselling tickets. Remember, NEVER post personal information. 

Camporee Ticket Resale Guidelines

Please email any questions to: camporeehosting@gmail.com


Camporee Introduction Letter for Visa Interviews

View and download the Introduction Letter for Visa Interviews.

Tips on Preparing for a Visa Interview

  1. Follow US Consular instructions exactly, including evidence of travel ticket, funds for trip, and intention to return to your country.
  2. Print and include this Camporee Introduction Letter. A letter of invitation is NOT required and will not be given as this is an open event.
  3. Add a letter on church letterhead from your church or regional youth director, verifying you are an active participant, of good character, in the local Adventist church.
  4. Print the Camporee Week Schedule and show if asked for details about activities.
  5. Pray for God’s guidance.

How Hosting Works

A Host Club is a North American Division Pathfinder Club that commits and is approved to provide food and tents, at no cost, for a group of international guests from Tuesday evening supper, August 13, 2019, through Sunday morning breakfast, August 18, 2019.

International guests who choose to be hosted by a North American Division club or conference will be responsible for their own bedding, towels, soap, clothing, and other personal items. The NAD hosting club will provide food, tents, and camping space. International guests are also responsible for all travel expenses to and from Camporee, visas, and any shopping or other travel while in the USA.  

Hosts will supply tents and food, at no cost, at their campsite from Tuesday evening supper through Sunday morning breakfast. Hosted guests will camp with their host group, within the North American Division area, organized by conferences within unions. Once we have introduced you to your host via email, we encourage you to clarify expectations and prepare to help each other make the Camporee a life shaping experience for each member.

Learn more:

  • Hosting Guidelines
  • Who's Hosting Who (Report begins March 2019)
  • Watch the International Guest Hosting FAQs video
    • Here you will find answers to your questions about international hosting and being hosted at the 2019 CICamporee.

      Thinking about hosting an international group?
      How does a club become a host?
      How are hosts and guests connected?
      What happens once we agree to host a group?
      What if your club's plans change?


Communicating with WhatsApp

Outside the United States, WhatsApp is widely used to communicate for free with wireless internet connection. As the US phone system differs from the rest of the world, international guests aren’t able to easily purchase a sim card on arrival in the US, as in other countries.  The good news is you can manage with free wifi in airports and hotels, and in some areas at Camporee.

Learn more


Travel Information

It is your responsibility to make travel arrangements to get to the International Camporee. We provide you with travel resources to aid in booking the method of travel that works best for you. Clubs may find it useful to book through a travel agent to find the best available options.

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Independent Campers

International guests who choose not to be hosted will be responsible for all food and cooking supplies, as well as accommodation needs (Tent, RV/Trailer or Other Shelter).  All international guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and expenses before and after Camporee, as well as bedding and personal items for use at Camporee.

Non-hosted guests may request space to camp in the International Village. Clearly indicate the number of people in your group when you register and keep the International Coordinator informed of changes to ensure your group is assigned appropriate space.

Learn more: International Village Camping Information


On Arrival at Camporee

Please arrive through the West or main entrance. International guest ushers will escort you to your host campsite or the International Village.  Please wait at the gate to be ushered first to your camp area, and then go to the registration office.
 

  1. If you arrive between midnight and 6:00am, space will be available in a large tent in the International Village to sleep so as not to disturb sleeping host clubs.
  2. If you arrive before your host, you are responsible for your own accommodation and meals until they arrive, so be sure to discuss arrival times and plan accordingly.  Hosts provide accommodation and meals through breakfast Sunday, August 18.

International Village Activities

CULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Volunteer to share cultural activities from your country, or come experience and enjoy activities from other countries. View the schedule, learn how to sign up, what activities to prepare and more

WORLD DIVISION REPORTS: Join in prayer and praise as you learn from the adventures of youth in other world regions. Be inspired seeing God working through youth people like you. Make new friends. Expand your horizons!

STAFF TRAINING: The North American Division Pathfinder Ministry team offers leadership training contextualized to NAD settings. International guests are welcome to attend one or more sessions to expand their regional training, but should be aware that this training may not fulfill requirements in their Division. They are providing the full Basic Staff Training Certification workshop list and the eight New Skills seminars in the proposed NAD Master Guide Curriculum currently being evaluated. Course numbers are listed for the BST, but have not yet been assigned to the MG workshops.

View the 2019 CIC NAD Pathfinder Leadership Training Schedule


General Information

Visit the general information page to learn about the leader orientation, international pathfinder prayer, health & hygiene guidelines for campers, translation, trading pins, uniforms, the daily on-site parade, flag lowering and raising ceremonies,and other Camporee information to help international guests best enjoy all the fun and faith-building activities at Camporee.

Who can volunteer at the Camporee?

Only those living in the North America Division can serve as volunteers at the Camporee.


Exhibitor/Retail Sales/Food Concession Information

Visit the Exhibitor & Retail Sale Vendors pages to learn more about obtaining a free booth in Hangar A, to sell retail items, display exhibits, and much more. Contact Wanda Poole Ferguson by email or call 1-269-876-7055 USA

Visit the Food Concessions & Vendors pages to learn how you can have a food stand and sell food at the Camporee.


Questions? Suggestions?

Feel free to email Glynis Bradfield, International Guest Coordinator, or Néstor Osmán, Associate International Guest Coordinator, after reviewing all information available on the Camporee web pages, including all past issues of the monthly newsletters.

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