The central focus of the Arizona Conference
In August of each year Pathfinder and Adventurer Club leaders are invited to a special Leadership Convention held at
Adventurer Clubs are family-oriented clubs for children in first through fourth grades.
The North American Division is continually developing new curriculums based on the components of a child’s world: my God, me, my family and my world. Parents and children work together at these club meetings.
Each autumn we host Adventurer Fun Day. Adventurers and their parents from around the Arizona Conference gather to enjoy a variety of activities.
At our Adventurer Family Retreat, held at
Today, we have 269 Adventurers attending 18 actively reporting clubs.
Pathfinders enjoy a wide range of activities including camping, mastering survival skills, and leadership training. Interactive training is given in a variety of recreational, artistic, nature, conservation, vocational and outreach areas with special awards or honors given when a module is completed successfully.
The Pathfinder Fair is an annual event held on the grounds of
Camporees are held throughout the state, and Arizona Pathfinders are always in attendance at the International Camporee hosted by the NAD at
Our Pathfinders have done well in the annual NAD-sponsored Bible Bowl competitions. Many of our clubs have traveled to
Our youth are the future of the church and it is imperative that we teach them how to assume leadership roles. Teens Leadership Training provides leadership experiences for our youth by giving them responsibilities within the Pathfinder Club. Carefully planned events including canoe trips, back packing, and ski weekends are held throughout the Conference during various seasons of the year. Arizona TLTs take part in the annual Arizona Winter
Summer camp programs at
Our camp staff is hand-picked from Adventist college and academy applicants. Maturity and strong Christian values are requirements for our counselors/directors who work with each camper on an individual basis to make sure his/her experience is positive and rewarding.
At the end of the season campers often say they would like to stay for another week or two.
By the end of the 2007 camp season, many had chosen to give their hearts to Jesus for the first time, and there were many rededications. Fifty-two young people indicated their desire for baptism, while others are requesting studies with their pastors in preparation for baptism.
Special events are planned throughout the year for the senior youth of the Conference such as retreats, training seminars, mission trips and local evangelistic meetings. Many of our young people have traveled internationally to preach their own evangelistic meetings and build churches through ShareHim and Maranatha. In addition, homeland campaigns have been held in
Erik VanDenburgh, Director