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There are a number of special events that take place at the Camporee. These don’t happen every day so check this page to find the dates and time!

Flags & Parades

Daily On-site Parade

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Imagine thousands of Pathfinders standing at attention in one grand assembly facing the grand stage. You are standing with your club, which is with your conference, which is with your union of Pathfinders.

You feel so proud to be marching with your club. Up ahead you hear drum corps groups beating out the marching time. Hundreds of people are cheering for you. This is fantastic! You pass by the Review Stage and your director gives the command and you salute the officials as you march by. Boy, this is so special. You will remember this for the rest of your life.

Schedule: Wednesday – Friday

  • Line up for the Parade at 9:00am
  • Parade starts at 10:00am
  • Parade ends at 11:00am

Schedule: Sabbath

  • Line up for the Parade at 3:00pm
  • Parade starts at 4:00pm
  • Parade ends at 5:00pm

Location: Parade Assembly – Wrangler Dr., in front of the Morningside Grand Stand. – View the Camporee map

  • Wear Class A Dress uniforms
  • Bring your club Pathfinder banner
  • Bring your conference banner

Marching Procedures for Daily On-site Parade

Drill Proceduers for the Pathfinder Club – English

Drill Proceduers for the Pathfinder Club – Spanish

Drill Proceduers for the Pathfinder Club – French

Order your complete Drill and Marching Guide from AdventSource  (Available in English, French and Spanish)


On-site Daily Parade Schedule

View the daily On-site Parade Schedule for Unions & International Pathfinders.

  • Select the Flag Raising/Lowering, Onsite Daily Parade, & Baptism Schedule link.

Need help? Contact Pedro Perez, the Daily Onsite Parade Coordinator

Flag Ceremony

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  • Nine unions of the North American Division and International Pathfinders will raise and lower these flags.
  • Each flag needs 12 people to help raise it up and take it down. 84 Pathfinders will be needed for each raising and lowering.
  • Practice begins promptly at: 6:30am for raising the flags or 6:30pm for lowering the flags.

Flag Raising/Lowering Schedule

View the Flag Raising/Lowering Schedule for Unions & International Pathfinders.

  • Select the Flag Raising/Lowering, Onsite Daily Parade, & Baptism Schedule link.

Location: TBD – View the Camporee map


Need help? Contact Gene Clapp, the Flag Ceremony Coordinator

Cannon Ministry

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Jim Litchfield and his team, “God’s Cannon Crew,” help make flag raising and lowering come alive with a mighty BOOM! Listen for yourself as three cannons fire at the same time every morning and every evening (7:00 AM and 7:00 PM). Cannons are in 3 different locations around the Camporee grounds. Cannons are also fired at the beginning of each daily parade.

Come see these mighty little cannons for yourself and feel the sound wave as they boom to life each morning and evening.

Shows, Displays, & Events

MX Power Team Motorcycle Demo

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Two professional Trials Motorcycle riders will be demonstrating their impressive riding skills.

Keith Wineland is a 10 time Colorado State Champion, and has placed on the podium Nationally in competitions. He has performed all over the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Kieth’s wife, Baillie Wineland will be announcing the high level riding maneuvers that separate the amateur’s skills from the professional level performances. Our additional rider will offer the same level of laser focused performance.

  • Motorcycle balancing skill!
  • Precision tire placement!
  • Gravity defying climbing!
  • Wheelie kings!

Who May Attend: Everyone

Schedule:

  • Tuesday afternoon – 2:00pm & 4:00pm
  • Wednesday – Friday – 9:00am, 11:30am, 2:00pm, & 4:00pm

Location: North of the Morningside Arena in the open track

View the Camporee map

Vintage Car Show

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Join the Adventist car enthusiasts for a cool Car Show. See American and German cars from different eras!  These cars are old school and vintage. See them in the parade each day, on daily display and at the city of Gillette parade on Sabbath August 10th.

We have Pastor Ron’s ’57 Chevy Bel Air, Pastor Vandeon’s 1997 BMW convertible that will be uniquely wrapped in the PROMISE and several others. Come by and take pictures with cars and the owners!

This activity is for all Pathfinder clubs including those staff who might even remember when these cars were new! You might even see some very modern Hot Rods! ALL ARE WELCOMED!

Who May Attend: Everyone

Schedule: Wednesday – Friday – 10:00am – 4:30pm

Location: TBD

View the Camporee map

Daily Rodeos

  • Daily Rodeo Show (1:30pm – 4:00pm)
  • Wrangler Arena Ranch Skills Demonstrations
  • Horsemanship & Horse Husbandry Honor (10:30am – 12:00pm noon)
  • Horseback Skills Clinics (10:30am – 12:00pm noon)

WR Pathfinder Scarf & Slide

Come and see the 2019 World Record breaking giant Pathfinder Scarf & Slide. These will be great photo opportunities for your clubs.

Location: North side (back side) of the Wyoming Center on the concrete area.

Hours: 

  • Tuesday: 12:00pm noon – 5:00pm
  • Wednesday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Wigs for Kids Cut-A-Thon

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Wigs for Kids is a national non-profit that provides human hair wigs to children who are experiencing medical related hair loss at no cost to them. Wigs for Kids believes that all children should feel beautiful inside and out and to be able to look themselves and live their lives!

Requirements for donating your hair

To donate your gift of hair, the following applies:

  • A minimum of 12 inches must be donated
  • Hair needs to be clean and dry without product the day of donation
  • Hair should not be treated with color or perms
  • Natural grey hair is accepted for donation

Day & Time: Thursday, August 8 – 9:00am – 5:00pm

Location: TBD

You must register for this event

Complete the Hair Donation Form


Need help? Contact Jo Ottinger, Coordinator – from the Ohio Conference

World Records and Competitions

World Record Attempts

There will be many opportunities to set World Records at the 2024 Camporee. Stay tuned and check back often for a complete approved list.

Great Ball Contraption

Calling all LEGO™ fans!!

We are going to try to break the Great Ball Contraption (GBC) World Record in Gillette! What is GBC? It’s a crazy fun machine. Each participant builds a contraption (module) which moves a ball from one side to the other, like a bucket brigade. All the modules are put together to form a continuous loop. Here is a link to the current record holder from Denmark. There are a few rules which must be followed so all the modules work together, so be on the lookout for more information.

Read more about the GBC World Record event.

Watch the NEW WORLD RECORD LEGO World 2019 Denmark Great Ball Contraption GBC video

Postcard Extravaganza

We need your help to break the World Record for the largest postcard collection. Here is how you can participate.

  • Bring a postcard or two or hundreds to the International Camporee in Gillette.
  • Each postcard received must be or have been a commercially available postcard at one time.
  • It can be new or old, mailed or not mailed. It just must be unique to the collection.

Read the Info Sheet.

There is more information coming soon. Start collecting today!

Fastest Time to Erect a 4-Man Tent

Think you are fast at setting up your campsite? Think you can erect a tent faster than anyone else? Come take part in this unique and FUN World Record attempt! Teams of up to 10 people can take part in this World Record attempt of erecting a 4-man tent the fastest. Come join the fun!

Fastest Time to Erect a 4-Man Tent Guidelines

Tryouts and WR attempt times are listed below.

Location: Northeast corner of Nighttime Programming

Time:

  • Wednesday & Thursday 1:00-2:30pm – Tryouts
  • Thursday 3:00-4:00 pm – WR Attempt
Pre-registration required.

 

Register Here

Need help? Contact PJ Deming, Coordinator.

Pathfinder World Records

There will be opportunities to set Pathfinder WRs at the Camporee. A Pathfinder WR is a record set by Pathfinders by having the “most” Pathfinders accomplishing something. Some of these events may be moved up to the WR section if they get approved before the Camporee.

Below is a potential list of those opportunities.

Backpack & School Supplies WR

Education Backpack Announcement 2.26.24

Come join 166 participants* as they attempt to break a World Record by packing 6,200 backpacks with assorted school supplies in one hour! These backpacks will be donated to the community of Gillette, surrounding communities, and other areas with students in need!

*World Record participants must be 16 years or older.

Location: Northwest corner behind Energy Hall

Day –  Wednesday, August 7

  • Arrive by 1:00pm
  • Any no shows will be replaced at 2:00pm
  • Practice for the WR will take place after 2:00pm
  • WR attempt at 3:00pm

Participants & Volunteers Pre-Register here! – Coming soon

Sponsored by: Adventist Education Co Sponsored by: Many organizations!

Cooking Events

Top Club Chef Competition

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Come and participate in this exciting special event at the International Pathfinder Camporee. It’s a fun-filled activity specifically targeting that important, yet often forgotten, member of the team, the club chef. We want to have our chefs showcase their talents and be appreciated for all the tasty, healthy food they provide for their clubs. The best part is everyone can be a winner, since this is a non-elimination competition.

Here’s More Information:

  • Contact your local NAD Conference or non-NAD Division Youth Director to see if s/he will appoint you to represent all of the club chefs in your NAD Conference or GC Division
  • Top Club Chefs will be determined each day (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday), and will be awarded a “Top Club Chef” lapel pin each day.
  • On Friday, the club chef(s) with the most total points will be awarded a special “Top Club Chef” Medallion.

Schedule: Wednesday-Friday 9:30am-11:00am

Location: TBD –

View the Camporee map

How to Apply:

For more information and to apply: Top Club Chef Competition Application – coming soon!

Need help? Contact Hulando Shaw, Top Club Chef Coordinator

Phone Number: (929) 255-0595

Runs & Races

Fun Runs

1-mile Fun Run

Who May Attend: Everyone

Schedule: Wednesday & Thursday

  • Runners meet at 6:30am at the Morningside Arena
  • 1 mile run/walk will start at 7:00am

Location: Morningside Arena – View the Camporee map

Need help? Contact Victor Brown, Fun Runs Coordinator

5K Race

Calling all runners AND walkers!  Whether you are wanting to see if you can break your own personal record, or wanting to start your day off with a little exercise there is no better place to be than to come take part in our very own Camporee 5k!

Who May Attend: Everyone

Schedule: Friday

  • Runners meet at 6:30am at the Morningside Arena
  • 5K will start at 7:00am

Location: Morningside Arena – View the Camporee map

Prizes:

  • Fastest PF Boy, PF Girl, adult male, and adult female & $25 Amazon gift card to go along with the prize.
  • Finisher medal to the first 1000 people to finish the race.

Complete the 5K Registration Form

Need help? Contact Victor Brown, 5K Race Coordinator


Need help? Contact Sherilyn O’Fill, Special Events Director