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The 2022 Pathfinder Gathering
We are looking forward to an amazing event!
Guest Check-in/setup - July 7th after 11AM
Classes & Training - July 8th & 9th
Pack up day - July 10th
Vinton County Fairgrounds
McArthur, OH 45651
Admission Price: (click on the admission tab above to see what is included)
- 13 years old and older: $100 per person
- Under 13 years old: FREE
*Gathering tickets are not transferable. If you are attending, tickets will need to be purchased in your name.
Interested in being a vendor at the Gathering? Register Here
The workshops/classes listed below are included in your Gathering Registration.
CLASSES this year will include along with Special Guests: Alex Wander from Italy & Josh Noss!
- Emergency shelter configuration –Instructor Paul Haack
- Tarp camping -Instructor Paul Haack
- Hammock camping for every season -Instructor Paul Haack
- Overland and vehicle camping. – Instructor Dave Canterbury
- Campfire cooking with Cast Iron. – Special Guest Instructor Todd McCoig IG Just a Mountain Dude
- Camp stove/lantern selection and maintenance – Guest Instructor Matthew Tomm
- Trail cooking from a backpack. –Instructor Matt Mercer
- Flint and Steel fire making. -Instructor Matt Mercer
- Bow drill clinic. –Instructor Shawn Kelly
- Gear selection for a get home bag - Instructor Dave Canterbury
- Basket weaving– Instructor TBD
- Fly Fishing basics. –Instructor Anthony Powers “Pooter Stomper”
- Trapping for fur or nuisance control. -Instructor Anthony Powers “Pooter Stomper”
- Live trapping - Instructor Matt Mercer
- Using a compass for navigation (compass Course) - Instructor Shawn Kelly
- Map reading basics - Instructor Shawn Kelly
- Basic camp knots - Instructor Shawn Kelly
- Plant walk - Instructor Kevin Baxter
- Making herbal salves - Instructor Kevin Baxter
- Radio communication for emergency use – Special Guest Instructor Josh Noss IG Ham Radio Crash Course
- Kayak and canoe basics and safety – Special Guest Instructor Raccoon Creek Outfitters
- Primitive traps - Instructors Anthony Powers “Pooter Stomper” & Matt Mercer
- Net making - Instructor Dave Canterbury
- Pack Goats, Training, and Husbandry - Instructor Marci Waleff
- Permaculture - Instructor Stephen Waleff
- Making Butter, Cheese, Whey, and Syrr - Instructor Marci Waleff
- 13 yrs old and older: $100 per person
- Under 13 yrs old: FREE
Registration Price DOES NOT includes your Camping fess, firewood, or ice.
You will pay camping fees directly to the fairgrounds once you arrive for check-in.
Firewood & Ice will be available for purchase at the camp store.
You will pay camping fees directly to the fairgrounds upon arrival at the event.
- Full Hook-Up Site $48 per night (only 20 spots avaialbe and must reserved call SRO customer service at 317.791.8777 to reserve spot).
- Water & Electric Only Site: $35 per night
- Primitive Camping Site: $28 per night
Vinton County Fairgrounds
McArthur, OH 45651
No alcohol is permitted at the Pathfinder Gathering Event. No foul language or inappropriate actions will not be tolerated. If you or someone in your group is found to be disruptive you may be asked to leave. Children will be present and we want this to be an enjoyable time for everyone.
All students must read, agree, and sign a Liability Waiver and Release form for the Pathfinder School LLC and the venue prior to attending the course. This can be signed brought to the course/event and given to staff upon arrival. No student will attend training/event without both forms being on file. Please note we do not share this information with anyone.
Excited to attend!
It's going to be awesome, big fan of Dave Canterbury & Shawn Kelly, I'm super excited to meet these guys and will looking forward to tge gathering
I'm excited and nervous. I'll never be mistaken for Daniel Boone, self admitted. But as I continue to look at Bushcraft, Survival, Sustainability or The Art of Self Reliance. I sit here and wonder at 40 years old why these subjects aren't taught in the public education system??? With that being said thank you for ur insight and leading me to the right starting point for a novice like myself. Thank you again. Looking forward to meet you all.
Really looking forward to it, will be me and my son’s yearly road trip.
Not sure how to give it a review at this point though.
I think it will be a great time to meet like minded people