Camporee Consent & Release Form
ALL Camporee Attendees must complete a Camporee Consent & Release Form for this NPUC event.
- Club members/sponsors, give completed form to your club director. Club Directors will turn in all the forms at Camporee Check-In.
- All other Attendees, turn in the completed form at Camporee Check-In.
Medical History/Consent & Release Form (for minors)
- The conference supplied Medical History Consent & Release form must be completed and signed by parent/guardian for each minor attendee.
- Club Directors, you must collect the conference supplied Medical History Consent & Release forms and keep in club possession throughout travel and the camporee.
Adventist Child Protection Screening
All pathfinder staff as well as any overnighting adults need to be cleared through Adventist Child Protection Screening by September 15. Conference Directors manage screening verifications for their conference. (This screening has also been known as Verified Volunteers, Sterling Volunteers, and NAD Child Protection Screening.) https://www.ncsrisk.org/Adventist/index.cfm
School Excused Absence Letter
We’ve prepared a School Excused Absence letter for those who need it. Just print it out and take it to your teacher/principal.
For students attending an SDA School
For students attending Public School
Class A uniform – for Friday, Grand Pathfinder Parade. If club doesn’t have a Class A uniform, you may wear Field Dress uniform (matching t-shirts with scarves, if possible).
No dogs or pets should be brought to the camporee.
Additional Items to Bring:
- Warm bedding and warm jackets (future forecast shows overnight temperatures in the low 30’s
- Necessary tools/clothes, if your club signed-up for an Offsite Service Project
- Water Containers – to haul clean water
- Screen – to screen gray water (could be an old window screen)
- 5-gallon Buckets – to haul gray water
- Camp Chairs
Everyone who comes on site needs a ticket. We make it easy to get them. All Event tickets are only $55 ($45 if you register by June 30). Day Passes are available for $20/day. Register today to purchase for your club or group or to purchase a Day Pass.
Camporee is hosted at the Flathead County Fairgrounds in Kalispell Montana: 265 N Meridian Rd #3888, Kalispell, MT 59901.
There is a lot of room to camp, play, and worship. And it’s just forty-five minutes from the entrance to Glacier National Park!
When May You Arrive?
Gates will open for arrivals at 1:00 pm Wednesday, September 21.
Gates will close Wednesday evening at 10:00 pm so everyone can sleep.
Gates will reopen Thursday morning at 8:00 am & close again at 10:00 pm
All groups will enter the grounds through the main gate at the intersection of N Meridian Rd. and 2 Mile Drive.
We are using the Unit Method throughout the Camporee – this means Pathfinders are under the supervision of a staff member at all times.
Upon arrival, you will be directed to your conference camping area. Club Directors will then proceed to check-in at the Camporee Office. Bring with you to Check-in:
- Up-to-date roster of all attendees (adults & pathfinders)
- Camporee Consent & Release forms for all attendees (adults & pathfinders)
At Check-in you will receive:
- Camporee Pins & Patches for all attendees
- Site Map & Program Details for each of your staff
Here’s the info for facilities and camping.
Come prepared with containers to haul your clean water to your campsite.
Bring a 5-gallon bucket to haul gray water to tanks. All dish washing water must be screened and gray water must be emptied into designated tanks provided near the camping areas.
Showers & Restrooms
There will be restrooms and porta potties available near your camping area. There are a VERY limited number of showers on site (6 total!) so you may want to bring your own club shower solutions or rent a hotel room nearby for shower use. Onsite showers – 5-minute limit from entry to exit.
Will there be power for my CPAP?
While there is power in a few locations… you should not plan on it being available at your camp site. Come prepared to charge your unit.
Extra Vehicle Parking
Vehicles not needed for camping, cooking, storage or sleeping, should be parked in the North Parking Area. This parking area is outside of the gates and will be accessible 24 hours a day.
Transportation on Site
We will have a limited shuttle service available for those who need it. Most places are an easy walk at the Fairgrounds.
We will have security on duty (in addition to the Grizzly bear patrol) just to make sure we know who is on site and to help in case you lose a Pathfinder!
Idaho Conference is coordinating medical services for the event. If you have a sprained ankle or more, they can help.
Of course we hope that everyone coming to the Camporee will arrive healthy and stay that way. But, just in case, we will have a building set aside to quarantine anyone who may begin to feel sick.
Local Hospital and Urgent Care Contacts
Logan Health Medical Center
310 Sunnyview Ln
Kalispell, MT 59901
MedNorth Urgent Care
2316 US Hwy 93 N
Kalispell, MT 59901
Local Shopping and Supplies
What’s available in Kalispell? There’s everything you’re used to from Costco to Home Depot. If you need to make a quick grocery run, there is an Albertsons grocery store right across the street from the camping area.
There is a dump station across the street as you leave the fairgrounds. For a small fee, you can empty your trailer or RV before you hit the road.
It’s About Respect
While many have chosen to no longer wear masks, some of our Pathfinder family may still be practicing caution. Let’s demonstrate the heart of Jesus by showing respect to those who choose to continue wearing a face covering.
Here’s what respect looks like for our NW Pathfinder family:
- We honor health choices as personal choices without comment.
- When we see someone with a mask on, we give them space and/or put on a mask ourselves.
- We talk with our kids about respecting those who make choices different than our own, pointing out that we are not aware of the situation that prompted the choice.
- Check our own hearts for prejudice and confess if it’s there.
We have some great activities planned on and offsite Thursday and Friday. There will be honors, pilot honors, service projects, interactive presentations, and fun recreation.
9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Morning Options:
- Onsite Honors & Activities – (First come First served by Unit)
- Offsite Service Projects – Sign-up Only
2:00 – 4:00 pm – Afternoon Rotations (with your club)
- Creation Show
- Wildlife Bear Show
- Mtn. Man Show
- Recreation (Archery, Hoop Shoot, Dunking Tank, Cave Trailer)
4:00 – 5:00 pm – The Big Show
- Thursday – The Muttley Crew Show
- Friday – The Montana Rodeo
Pathfinder Museum & Camporee Store Open
- Thursday & Friday
- 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
- 2:00 – 4:00 pm
- Saturday Night
- Camporee Store Open for 1 hour after the Nighttime Program
Adventurer Program – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
- There will be programming for Adventurer age children of staff members in the morning during Honors time. A parent/staff member must accompany child during programming.
We are designating a prayer room for those who would like to pray over the Camporee, those seeking prayer support or those who would like to pray for others.
- Thursday, Friday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
- During Nighttime Programs
If you’d like to volunteer to be a part of the prayer team, please email email@example.com with your name. You will be given a choice of time slots that are available.
- Thursday, Friday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
- Sabbath: 4:00 – 5:30 pm, 9:00 – 10:00 pm
For additional self-led activity, visit the Chamber of Commerce Website.
My Camporee Adventure Journal
The adventure begins when your trip begins. Each Pathfinder will be given their own printed journal at the BEGINNING of their trip to camporee. Journals will be mailed to each Club Director that registers their club by August 28. There is room for journal entries along the way as you travel. Record lessons learned and special memories each day of your camporee adventure. This becomes your personal record of the adventure God wants to take you on as you engage in the total camporee experience! Let’s Go!
Our speaker each evening is Pastor Ron Whitehead, Executive Director of the International Pathfinder Camporee. Pastor Ron has served in four NAD unions as a local pastor, conference youth, and church ministries director. He has also served the NAD as associate youth director and directed six International Pathfinder Camporees.
Ron is married to an amazing woman, the former Betty Lou Becker. Together they have three young adult children, Stacy, Heidi, and Ryan. Ron’s hobbies include but are not limited to high-tech toys, classic cars, boats, and large events like Passion Plays.
His favorite Bible text is John 14:1-3 because it reminds him not to “sweat the small stuff.” Jesus is coming again!
Nightly Dramatic Story
Dick Duerksen is known far and wide for his story telling abilities. You will be amazed by his costumes, creativity and communication skills, as he brings to life amazing stories of mountain men from days gone by.
Pastor Hudson has walked with the dinosaurs! Well, not really, but his presentations make creation history come alive! Guaranteed you will get excited about rocks, bones, teeth, and other artifacts! Each night your Pathfinders Creation Confidence will grow.
Special features at Camporees are awesome and the ones we have planned are no exception! Sorry, no spoilers here…just know that they will be great!
Grand Pathfinder Parade
- Friday, 6:30 pm – is the camporee parade. The parade will end by honoring our country with a flag ceremony.
- Class A uniform should be worn. If club doesn’t have a Class A uniform, you may wear Field Dress uniform (matching t-shirts with scarves, if possible).
- Club Banner and flags are appropriate to bring and appreciated, but not required.
- Line Up will be organized at the South End of the Fairgrounds.
Prayer is a key component of a Jesus follower’s life and critical as we answer the call to GO where Jesus leads us to serve Him. You’re invited to share your prayer requests and praises on the camporee prayer wall each day. Every night, our Pathfinder prayer team will choose from the requests and praises on the wall and pray over them from the front. All remaining cards will go to our camporee prayer team to make sure every request and praise is specifically lifted up to the throne of grace.
Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT)
For the Lord your God is living among you.
He is a mighty Savior.
He will take delight in you with gladness.
With His love, He will calm all your fears.
He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.
Teen Café is just for teens, ages 13+ (including TLT’S). Gather at the Teen Cafe every night for 1 hour, immediately following the Night Time Program, to hang out, participate in fun activities, and have refreshments.
Theme songs are fun to learn and fun to sing! You don’t have to wait to get to the Camporee to learn our song! It’s right here, right now! This theme song will challenge YOU to follow God’s call on your life!
Catch the spirit of each day’s camporee activities and fun during the “Day in Review” video each night. Special thanks to our NPUC Communications team for making this fun review possible each night.
God’s Spectacular Outdoors
Sabbath, September 24, is National Parks Day, which means there is no charge for entry into Glacier National Park. For this reason, Sabbath morning and afternoon is dedicated to God’s second book – Nature! Clubs will enjoy God’s amazing creation in Glacier National Park. Pack a sack breakfast and lunch, early arrival is recommended as parking will fill early. Let’s Go!
We don’t want to waste a great opportunity. Before camporee is done, everyone will have an opportunity to make or renew their commitment to following Jesus. We kind of think it’s a big deal…big enough to include in our program. God thinks it’s a big deal too and He celebrates those decisions. If you want to take your public stand for Jesus at camporee, let your Pathfinder Director know and they’ll help you make arrangements for your special moment Sabbath evening as part of the evening program.
Wildwings Bird Show
4:30 pm – Wildwings Bird Show, for those who have returned from Glacier National Park.
Saturday Night Closing Program
This will be a meaningful and fun celebration of our time together.
Camporee Store Open
The Camporee Store will be open for 1 hour after the Nighttime Program, for last minute purchases.
Event Team members (coordinators, program staff, etc.) may arrive on Tuesday.
We have a designated area for Event Team staff to camp.
We do ask that you register in advance and check in on arrival.