Pathfinders is a worldwide organization of young people (5th-10th grade) sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Although young people of any religious persuasion are welcome and encouraged to join the organization, Pathfinders provides opportunities for adult staff to mentor and discipline young people in the Christian faith.
Pathfinders offer a wide range of activities including, but not limited to:
· Camping and camping/survival skills.
· Grade appropriate leadership training.
· Activities promoting community pride and involvement through outreach activities (i.e. collecting and distributing food to the disadvantaged, cleaning and maintaining city and county parks, visiting and encouraging the elderly, and MANY more).
· Interactive training in a variety of recreational, artistic, nature, conservation, vocational, and outreach areas, with awards (honors) given for successful completion of the interactive training modules.
· Personal care and encouragement by a caring staff member. While many school classrooms have 10-30 students per teacher, Pathfinders offers at least a 1 staff member to every 5 Pathfinder ratios.
The Uniqueness of the Adventurer Club
“Bring up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not turn from it.“ Prov. 22:6 (NIV).
The Adventurer program was created to assist parents in strengthening the parent/child relationship and to further the child’s development in spiritual, physical, mental, and social areas. The Adventurer Club is designed for children in grades 1-4 and
it offers an engaging curriculum, family enrichment, and volunteer training from within the Seventh-day Adventist beliefs. One of the Adventurer Club objectives is to provide a meaningful and exciting experience as the children look forward with anticipation to someday being Pathfinders.
2022-2023 Pathfinder & Adventurer Club Application
Yearly Pathfinder & Adventurer Staff Registration
Pathfinder Club Members Registration
Pathfinder Monthly Report
Adventurer Club Members Registration
Adventurer Monthly Report
Medical Release Form
Club Ministries Director
Pastor Eric Chavez is the Youth, Young Adult and Club Ministries Director for the Texico Conference. Pastor Eric and his wife Shanna are both natives of the Texico Conference as both were born and raised in Amarillo, TX. Eric left Amarillo in 2010 to pursue a Theology Degree at Southern Adventist University. At the time, Eric was an Engineering Technician, but he and his wife heard the voice of the Lord calling them to leave Texas to share the love of Jesus. During his ministry, Pastor Eric has pastored in the Georgia-Cumberland Conference, the Upper Columbia Conference and most recently, he worked for the Wisconsin Conference where he served as the Youth, Young Adult, Club Ministries and Camp Director. Pastor Chavez has a passion for youth ministry, and he enjoys inspiring, encouraging, and mentoring young people. In his free time Eric enjoys snowboarding, skateboarding, and working on anything that has an engine.