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Do you need help finding something on our website? Our site map is easy to navigate and a quick way to find information.
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. International guests are thus encouraged to install WhatsApp on their smart phones and email their mobile/cell phone number, including the country code, to their host club leader and to firstname.lastname@example.org when first introduced. Get your host's phone number, and experiment with texting and calling so you're sure both parties are comfortable using this communication tool before you travel to the USA. Text and call your host with updates on your arrival time, if there are any delays in your travel. Once on site, even though wifi signal is not available everywhere, WhatsApp may prove very helpful.
Each day during Camporee a daily newspaper is printed and handed out at the Youth Director's meetings early each morning. Make sure to ask your Youth Director or Conference Pathfinder Director to bring you copies back to your conference each day. More copies are available at the Information booths located throughout the Camporee. Only a certain number of newspapers are printed each day.
In addition to physical copies of the newspaper, PDF copies are posted on the website once the Camporee is over, so everyone can download and enjoy reading them later.
If you have a great story to tell or information about an event, contact the Camporee Newspaper editor.
Tuesday and Wednesday arrival paper
If you need directions or have questions about anything taking place at the Camporee, stop by one of several Information Booths for help. Information Ambassadors in bright green vests are also available to assist you.
Be sure to stop by and pick up your Camporee Map and the Daily Newspapers. Quantities are limited.
Corner of Schaick and Neunteulfel Ave.
Corner of Schaick and Forest Home
Corner of Forest Home and Celebration Way
Hours of operation:
Monday 12:00noon - 5:00pm
Tuesday-Sabbath 8:00am - 5:00pm
Live Web Streaming
The Main Stage program will be broadcast live each evening through our live web streaming channels. Tune in each evening to see the story of David unfold. We hope you can join us!
Watch on the Hope Channel - (Available in August 2019)
*Tentative Live Stream Schedule
Get the Hope TV App
Watch on Pathfinder Radio - (Available in August 2019)
*Tentative Live Stream Schedule
*Note: Times and schedules are tenative and subject to change.
Lost & Found
Many of the items lost at the Camporee find their way to the Lost & Found building. Please be prepared to give a detailed description of your lost item.
Located across from the Registration & Ticket building.
Hours of operation:
Monday 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sabbath 9:00am - 5:00pm and 10:00pm - 12:30am
Sunday 7:00am - 12:00pm
Any items not claimed by Sunday noon will be taken to the Good Will store. Valuables such as cell phones, cameras, wallets, keys, etc. will be taken back to the Center for Youth Evangelism (CYE) at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan. Contact the office at 1-800-968-8428 or International at +1-269-471-8380. Email CYE with a detailed description.
The Camporee Post Office will send and receive letter mail. You may receive United States Postal Service (USPS) packages only here, but you may not send packages from this location. If you need to send a USPS package, please take it to a local Post Office in Oshkosh. All postal mail and packages will be delivered to your Conference headquarters.
No United Parcel Service (UPS) or FedEX packages can be sent or received at the Post Office. See more information under UPS & FedEX shipping.
Located at the corner of Schaick Ave. and Forest Home.
Hours of operation:
Monday 12:00 noon - 5:00pm
Tuesday thru Sabbath 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sabbath - Receiving and delivering mail only. No sales.
Stamps and Camporee post cards will be available for sale. Cash only
To receive a letter or United States Postal Service (USPS) package, address them as follows:
Pathfinder Club name
Oshkosh, WI 54902
Please Note: Envelopes and packages not addressed properly will not be delivered.
View Camporee map for location.
See where the Camporee grounds are located using Google Maps.
Once you arrive at the Camporee, a pocket multi-folded color map will be available to you which shows Union and International camp grounds, On-site Activities, all services, busses and so much more. Available at the Information Booths located throughout the Camporee.
Radio Station - Pathfinder Radio
Pathfinder Radio has been broadcasting on the internet since March, 2006. They became an affiliate of 3ABN Radio in June of 2007. They broadcast Live and offer pre-recorded programs 24-7. Ken Grant, owner of Pathfinder Radio, has trained many Pathfinders in the art of radio broadcasting and they operate some of the Live programs he broadcasts.
Before the Camporee, Pathfinder Radio will invite members, both Pathfinders and Staff, to assist in the production and broadcasting of the radio programs. They have youth as young as 8 years old to age 90 working with them. They teach Pathfinders how to create and edit programs, conduct interviews, talk on the radio, and much more.
During the Camporee Pathfinder Radio broadcast the Main Stage evening programs on the Internet and on a very low power FM radio. The FM signal will broadcast about a mile to a mile and a half around the broadcast antenna. Pathfinders who regularly work with Pathfinder Radio In Jacksonville, FL, usually run the station with Ken's supervision.
Pathfinder Radio provides the following at the Camporee:
- Volunteers conduct interviews on location or interview them Live and On the Air.
- Broadcast announcements every half hour of events and information of interest at the camporee.
- Broadcast important information such as directions for campers who are arriving on opening day to get them where they need to be in a timely manner.
- Broadcast emergency information such as weather conditions as warranted.
- Offer give-a-ways.
- Live Streaming the evening program at the Main Stage and interviews. In 2014, 70,000 viewers watched the story of Daniel unfold via Live Streaming on www.pathfinderradio.com.
Exhibitors and Retail Sales vendors are invited to donate items that can be given away and at the same time receive some free advertising.
A Relay Rally is being planned for the 2019 Chosen Camporee.
Listen to Pathfinder Radio
Watch Live Steaming of the Main Stage Program via Pathfinder Radio (Available in August 2019)
Pre-planning Video Guides
Watch, learn, and share. A must see for Youth Directors, Club Directors, Staff, Pathfinders, and anyone who seeks to be informed.
Social Media and Pathfinders
At the 2014 Forever Faithful International Pathfinder Camporee, the Institute of Church Ministry (ICM) conducted research on young attendees’ opinion on various views of Adventist life; this study included 940 participants. Adventist young people were asked about their social media usage. Over half (56%) admitted that they “always” or “often” use social media themselves, 19% denoted that they “sometimes” use it, and a quarter (25%) indicated that they “rarely” or “never” use it. Read More......