Pathfinder Camporee Attracts Record 37,000

Article and photos by Beth Michaels

More than 5,000 Columbia Union Pathfinders made the trek to Oshkosh, Wis., to represent the union’s eight conferences and receive the many blessings made available at the 2009 “Courage to Stand” International Pathfinder Camporee. They joined kids from around the globe, and together, the some 37,000 attendees were the largest gathering of Seventh-day Adventist youth. By the end of the five-day event, about 550 dedicated their lives to Christ through baptism. Here are some Columbia Union participant highlights: