Being baptized during the International Pathfinder Camporee has been a long-standing tradition. What a beautiful place it is to make known to the world you have decided to follow Christ all the way!
Pathfinder Club Baptismal Challenge
Each Pathfinder Club is challenged to bring at least one Pathfinder to be baptized at the Chosen Camporee. Many Clubs will bring more than one. If each club accepted this challenge, we would have more than 2,000 baptisms at the Chosen Camporee!
Here are some steps that can help clubs embrace this baptismal challenge.
How do I sign up to be baptized at the Camporee?
Complete the Baptism Registration Form
Please do not forget to fill out the Baptismal Survey.
Baptism Schedule Times
Arrival Time: 5:30 PM for Check In.
When: Wednesday – Friday 6:00-6:45 PM
Where: On each side of the Main Stage, see large screens for directions by Union.
What to Wear: Pathfinder field uniform
What to Bring: Towel, a Pastor to perform the Baptism,* change of clothes.
Photos: Each pathfinder can bring one person with them through line to take photos up close. There is also a photo op wall where you can take photos with your whole club by the Baptism Check In.
*Additional pastors will be on site if the candidate does not have a preferred pastor to conduct the baptism.
View the Baptism Schedule PDF
Baptismal FAQ Sheet
You will have a lot of questions about being baptized at the Camporee and we have prepared a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) sheet for you to answer all those questions. Please be sure to contact the Baptism Coordinator if you have more questions after reading the FAQ sheet.
View the Baptismal FAQ Sheet for more important information.
Club Director's Information
Club Director's play an important role in helping their Pathfinders prepare for baptism. Please view the Club Director's Baptism Information so you will be prepared as well.
We have prepared important information for Pastors who will be assisting Pathfinders at the Camporee. Please view the Pastor's Baptismal Information sheet.
Sabbath Morning Balloon Release
There will be a balloon ceremony Sabbath morning to celebrate all the baptisms at the Chosen Camporee. Each person baptized will be given a white balloon to release at the beginning of the worship service. The ceremony will also celebrate a second group: those who have studied with the baptismal candidates. This second group will receive a blue balloon to release at the same time. So, worship will begin with a wave of white and blue balloons floating over the field as we all gather for worship. We hope that every club will be represented in that wave of balloons by bringing at least one Pathfinder who will be baptized during the camporee.
To get your balloon and be a part of the ceremony come to the right side of the stage immediately before worship is scheduled to begin.
Be a part of the Balloon Ceremony!
You too could be a part of the special Balloon Ceremony on Sabbath morning.
We challenge every Pathfinder club to come to the Camporee with at least one Pathfinder whom they have studied with and prepared for baptism.
How to get started:
- Begin praying now for God to touch the life of a Pathfinder and help them understand God has “Chosen” them and loves them very much.
Ask God to use you, and partner with Him, in leading out in a Bible Study.
Recognizing God has “Chosen” you, recommit yourself to following Jesus and share His love with others.
Bible Study resource links:
Youth - ChristWise
- Leaders Guide: https://www.adventistbookcenter.com/christwise-leader-s-guide-for-juniors-teens-and-youth.html
- Student Workbook: https://www.adventistbookcenter.com/christwise-discipleship-guide-for-youth.html
Earliteens - ChristWise
- Leaders Guide (Same as above)
- Student Workbook: https://www.adventistbookcenter.com/christwise-discipleship-guide-for-teens.html
Juniors - It’s My Choice
- Teacher’s Manual: https://www.adventistbookcenter.com/it-s-my-choice-junior-baptismal-guide-teacher-s-edition-revised.html
- Student Workbook: https://www.adventistbookcenter.com/it-s-my-choice-junior-baptismal-guide-student-workbook-revised.html
Contact the Baptism Coordinator for more information.