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Whether your group is large or small, whether you're coming from far, or live nearby, we encourage you to begin planning for your trip to Camporee right away. From fundraising and packing recommendations to travel arrangements, find the information you need to be ready for your International Pathfinder Camporee experience.


If you are wanting to be baptized at the Chosen Camporee, be sure to click on the link below for more information.

View more about baptisms

Bible and A Buck

Our goal for the 2019 Camporee is to collect 50,000 Bibles for distribution using US dollar donations to help make it happen. They are collected at the Main Stage before the evening program.

Start collecting today!

View more about Bible and a Buck

Checklists & Medical Helps

We have produced helpful resources to help the Club, Conference, Union, & Division leaders organize and plan for your time at the Camporee. Preparation is key for you to have a successful Camporee.

Checklists Resources

Medical Resources


Find all your fundraising principles, ideas, & fundraising letters here.

Do you have a great fundraising idea? Share your proven, best fundraising ideas with us.  

Travel to Camporee

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.

Travel Resources - Travel Agents, Planes, Trains, Buses, & RV Rentals

Insurance & Pathfinder Safety Resources - Adventist Risk Management

As you plan for the 2019 Chosen International Pathfinder Camporee, it is important to budget for the cost of travel insurance. All clubs must purchase travel insurance or get confirmation, in writing, from their Conference, the Conference will cover their travel insurance cost.

US-based clubs: Create your account here!

Non-US based clubs: Create your account here!

Please make sure that all pathfinders and the adult sponsors have insurance in the event that medical treatment is needed at a local facility.  You will be responsible for medical bills if you do not have insurance.

It is required that every person attending the Camporee have travel insurance, whether that be through Adventist Risk Management or another personal insurance policy.

The Camporee insurance for US based clubs purchased through Adventist Risk Management will pay medical expenses for injuries sustained due to an accident.  However, it is not designed to take the place of healthcare coverage and does not provide coverage for sickness/illness.  You should still bring your own healthcare card for sickness/illness.

For clubs based outside of the US, the Camporee insurance purchased through Adventist Risk Management will pay medical expenses including accident, sickness/illness, and more to the limits of the policy.


In short, the recommended insurance configuration is as follows:

US based participants:
          Camporee Insurance - for accidents
          Your healthcare card - for sickness/illness

For non-US based participants:
          Camporee Insurance - includes accident & sickness/illness


Safety Information:

Important - Preparing for International Camporee 2019 information

Pathfinder Safety

15 Passenger Vans NOTICE & WARNING

Passenger Carrier and Bus Safety

Camping & RVs Guidelines

To help insure everyone has a great camping experience and we take special care of the EAA grounds, please observe the camping guidelines.

Camping and RVs Guidelines

Camporee Forms

Certain events at the International Pathfinder Camporee require an additional registration form be completed. Find the form you need for your special event and other Camporee forms and documents here.

View Forms & Documents

Directions & Parking

The International Pathfinder Camporee is located at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh, WI. It is approximately 153 miles east of LaCross, WI, and 170 miles north of Chicago, IL.

3000 Poberenzy Road
Oshkosh, WI 54902
(For navigational purposes only. Please do not ship to this address.)

Get directions on Google Maps.

There are many parking lots available on the Camporee grounds.  View the Camporee map for their locations. 

Special Needs Parking

Special Needs parking is located at the corner of Forest Home & Jack Pelton Parkway.

View more information about Special Needs on the Services/Facilities web page.

International Guest Campers please see the International Guest page for important registration information.


Express Laundry Center
1571 W South Park Ave
Oshkosh, WI 54902
(920) 230-6762

Monday – Friday • 7:00am – 10:00pm
(Last wash in at 8:00pm)

Saturday & Sunday • 8:00am – 10:00pm
(Last wash in at 8:00pm)

Maytag Coin Laundry
1054 Witzel Ave
Oshkosh, WI 54902

(877) 296-8162

Monday - Sunday
6:00am to 10:00pm


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, buses and so much more. Available at the Information Booths located throughout the Camporee grounds.

Download the PDF map for easy viewing or printing.

Off-site Lodging Options

If you are planning to stay locally but outside the Camporee grounds, you may find these resources helpful in locating lodging options.

Local Hotels

Off-site Camping

University of Wisconsin

Adventist Academies, Colleges, & Universities

Points of Interest

During your trip your club may wish to stop and do some site-seeing.


Promotional Material

Whether you are needing to fund raise, get your Pathfinders excited about the 2019 Chosen International Pathfinder Camporee, or just want to help spread the word about this amazing life changing event, you'll find all these resources available here.

View Promotional Resources

Reusable Camping Equipment & Leftover Food Items

If you have attended a past camporee, you may have seen a large number of tents, chairs, sleeping bags etc. in or near the dumpsters at the end of camporee. We are hoping to change that this year!

Because many clubs pre-order and pick up their gear in Oshkosh, they are unable to take it with them as they return home. If your club is one of those, please consider donating it by placing it at one of the designated collection sites. Plans are being made to have enclosed trailers on the grounds to receive any reusable camping gear, which will then be donated, some to homeless/street ministries in the area, and some to the group that will be going to Cuba to help organize Pathfinder clubs there.

If you know your club will be leaving camping gear, please email Becky with information regarding what you will be donating, and how much, at as this will facilitate plans for adequate collection sites on the grounds.

Leftover food items will also be collected and can be dropped off at the same collection sites. Food collected will be sorted and distributed to area food pantries. 

This is a great way to bless others as you prepare to leave Oshkosh.

Equipment accepted:

Camping gear such as tents, shelters, sleeping bags, chairs, coolers, etc.

Non-perishable food items accepted:

Canned or boxed food, produce such as potatoes, watermelon, unopened bread products, juice boxes, water bottles, etc.


We will not accept any open/unsealed food items, such as milk, bread etc., or broken equipment.


Collection sites, days & times:

Shopping & Supplies

If you run out of supplies while you're at the International Pathfinder Camporee, local stores are available with camping and food supplies. You can also pre-order from certain local stores and pick your order up when you arrive in Oshkosh.

View stores where you can buy groceries, clothing, and camping supplies.

Shopping & Pre-orders

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