About our pathfinder ministry

The Pathfinder Ministry in the Northern California Conference provides services and activities for churches with youth ages 10-15 plus teen Leader’s-in-Training to be staff.

NCC SDA Youth sponsors events for leadership training in the fall and annual events for the almost 50 Pathfinder Clubs. This includes the fall Pathfinder Camporee and the spring Pathfinder Fair. We assist clubs in fundraising by hosting an annual Bike-athon and Work-athons. Especially for the teen Pathfinders are events like mission trips, rock-climbing, and caving at the Lava Beds National Monument.

Each spring over 850 Pathfinders and staff are invested in the Pathfinder classes which help them “increase in wisdom, and stature and in favor with God and man.”

2024 Pathfinder Events

Pathfinder Forms

2024 Bike-a-thon Money/Miles/Medallions Report Form

This form should be completed after all Bike-a-thon sponsorship moneys have been collected.  To receive 100 Club points for Bike-a-thon, send your check for 35% of the funds collected, along with the BIKE-A-THON REPORT form, to the NCC Youth Department by June 7, 2024.  Reports sent after June 7, 2024 should include a check for 45% of the funds collected.

Pathfinder Charter Club Application

This form should be completed yearly by the local club and returned to the conference Youth Department.

Club Monthly Report Form

Club Directors/Secretaries should complete this form by the 10th of the month.  These forms provide the Pathfinder department with information that can be shared with other clubs and ministries. 

parental consent form

authorization/consent for medical treatment form

This form should be completed by parent/guardian of Pathfinder before each event and kept on file by the club.

This form should be completed yearly by parent/guardian of Pathfinder and kept on file by the club.

Contact Us

If you're interested in joining a Pathfinders group near you, send us your information and we will connect you.