Pathfinder


PATHFINDER


Pathfinders is our one-month camp for all ages! Campers who sign up for one of the 4 week sessions (July or August or July B and August A combined) will have the opportunity to experience camp life even more.

In addition to enjoying and taking part in all of the activities at Camp Otterdale, our Junior Pathfinders will be offered the choice of learning the basics of traditional outdoor camp skills. This includes being involved in everything from setting up a tent campsite to learning how to paddle a canoe to achieving their next swim level.

Our Senior Pathfinders program is geared for 14-16 year old campers who want to be challenged while immersing themselves in the camp community. The program enhances the Camp Otterdale experience for our oldest campers by offering more time to practice and to perfect skills in the core program areas including swimming, canoeing, kayaking, camp skills, sailing, and windsurfing.

Under the guidance of Camp O’s Leadership team, Senior Pathfinder Campers are offered opportunities to be leaders within the camp community. Specific training includes assisting with younger camper groups at mealtime and bedtime, helping to organize and run evening programs, and being an assistant instructor at activities.

It is a learning, growing, enhancing, applying, developing, challenging opportunity, wrapped up in the fun and hilarity of living in a cabin with friends, and belonging to a community who loves being at camp.

How many more sleeps?




Growth

Senior Pathfinders grow in leaps and bounds as they assume structured leadership roles at camp. Underlying all of the skill development blooms a more confident, self directed youth inspired to help. Our Junior Pathfinders discover new skills and learning possibilities!

Nature

Nature and environmental awareness plays a key role with Pathfinders. They will learn core camp survival skills. Senior Pathfinders will be offered the option to plan, prepare and take part in a 3 day canoe trip, as well as to participate in day long hikes. Junior Pathfinders will experience overnight camp trips onsite with their cabin groups.

Friendship

The bonds of friendship between Pathfinders are strong and lifelong. These kindred spirits share many of the same values and interests that secure a solid foundation for years to come.

Teamwork

Under the mentorship of our Senior Leadership team, Pathfinders develop as a competent spirited team who learn the advantages of working together to get a task done, and to have some fun!

Community

Pathfinders play a key role in the development of a fun, energetic camp community! The younger campers look up to our oldest campers in the dining hall, at activities and during evening program.


HERE’S WHAT PARENTS AND CAMPERS ARE SAYING ABOUT PATHFINDERS AT OTTERDALE


  • Just wanted to say thanks for what sounds like a fabulous two weeks for Ben and Victor – they’re already plotting their return next year which is a testament to how highly they rated the experience. Could you also pass on my thanks to “Bones” and “Band-aid” who called us a couple of times to let us know that everything was ok – that was really appreciated here.Rog, 2013
  • Just wanted to say thanks for what sounds like a fabulous two weeks for Ben and Victor – they’re already plotting their return next year which is a testament to how highly they rated the experience. Could you also pass on my thanks to “Bones” and “Band-aid” who called us a couple of times to let us know that everything was ok – that was really appreciated here.Rog, 2013

Sounds awesome, right?


Here are the Sessions and Dates choices. Come join us!

JULY CAMP

July Pathfinders Camp or 1 Month Camp for All Register for this Session

Saturday July 2
Friday July 29
(4 Weeks)

AUGUST CAMP

August Pathfinders Group Register for this Session

Tuesday August 2
Monday August 29
(4 Weeks)



Register Now for This Summer


It is easy to register your camper at Camp Otterdale! See the link below for our new online registration service. Ensure you note a cabin-mate preference if it is important!


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