- Product Description
- Camping Fees
- Schedule of Classes
- Event Rules
- Release Form
- Cancellation Policy
The 2023 Pathfinder Gathering
We are looking forward to an amazing event!
Guest Check-in/setup - June 16th after 10AM
Classes & Training - June 17th & 18th
Pack up day - June 19th
Tickets must be purchased by April 3rd to take advantage of the FREE T-shirt.
Vinton County Fairgrounds
McArthur, OH 45651
Admission Price: (click on the admission tab above to see what is included)
- 13 years old and older: $150 per person
- Under 13 years old: One FREE with per paid admission, additional is $25 ea.
DAY PASSES will be available at the event $35 per day for Saturday & Sunday.
- Cash only
- Passes good from 9am to 5pm
- Not eligible for challenges and give-a-ways
*Gathering tickets are not transferable. If you are attending, tickets will need to be purchased in your name.
The free workshops/classes listed below are included in your Gathering Registration.
- 12-gauge Versatility – by Dave Canterbury
- Stick, Tricks and Quick Camp Tools – Dave Canterbury
- Building a Food Procurement Kit – by Dave Canterbury
- Basic Hammock Camping in 4 Seasons – by Hammock Gear
- Map Reading Basics - by Shawn Kelly
- Paul Mapping - by Shawn Kelly
- Ground to Air Signal (GTAS) for Survival & Rescue - by Andrew Ogle
- Building a Survival Kit - by Andrew Ogle
- Net Making - by Matt Mercer
- Knife Skills Course - by Matt Mercer
- Water Purification -
- Help Me Help You - by Vaskin Badalow
- Food Considerations - by Vaskin Badalow
- Camp Site Selection - by Kyle Sanborn
- Beekeeping 101 - by Kyle Sanborn
- ATV for Overlanding - Jake Trent
- Budget Bushcraft - Jake Trent
- Basic Trapping - Bart Caudill
- Basic First-Aid for Kids - Rick Dunlap
- Hunters & Angler Emergency Survival - Lesson Strategic USCCA Instructor
You will pay camping fees directly to the fairgrounds upon arrival at the event. All sites are first come, first serve.
- Full Hook-Up Site $48 per night (only 20 spots avaialbe)
- Water & Electric Only Site: $35 per night
- Primitive Camping Site: $28 per night
Vinton County Fairgrounds
McArthur, OH 45651
2023 Pathfinder Gathering Classes/Workshops:
1000 Check In Camp/Vendor Setups
1800 Opening Ceremony/Welcome. (10 Ways to Use a Marlin Spike and Hitch The Most
Versatile CAMP KNOT) Outdoor presentation with DAVE CANTERBURY and JAKE TRENT
0900 Basic Navigation MASTER CLASS (SHAWN KELLY)
0900 Camp Site Selection (KYLE)
1100 Primitive Fire Methods MASTER CLASS (JAKE TRENT)
1100 Building a food procurement kit (DAVE CANTERBURY)
1300 Primitive Trapping MASTER CLASS (MATT MERCER)
1300 Plant Walk (KEVIN BAXTER)
1500 Candle Making MASTER CLASS (KYLE SANBORN)
1500 Building a Survival Signaling Kit (ANDREW OGLE)
1600 Care and Rescue of Cast Iron Cookware (KEVIN BAXTER)
1700 Advanced Trapping MASTER CLASS (BART CAUDILL)
1700 Net Making (Matt Mercer)
0900 Practical IFAK for WFA MASTER CLASS (VASKIN BADALOW)
0900 Bee Keeping 101 (KYLE SANBORN)
1000 Kids First Aid (Rick Dunlap)
1000 Knife Safety and Skills (MATT MERCER)
1100 Signaling MASTER CLASS (ANDREW OGLE)
1100 Map Reading Basics (SHAWN KELLY)
1300 Basic Trapping (Bart Caudill)
1300 Ground to Air Signals (ANDREW OGLE)
1400 PAUL Mapping (SHAWN KELLY)
1400 Budget Bushcraft (JAKE TRENT)
1500 12 GA Versatility (DAVE CANTERBURY)
1500 HELP ME HELP YOU (Vaskin Badalow)
1700 ATV Overlanding (JAKE TRENT)
1700 Food Considerations (VASKIN BADALOW)
0900 Hunters and Anglers Emergency Survival
1030 ADMIN PACK CAMPS/CLEAN UP
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 the complete form being on file. Please note we do not share this information with anyone.
If you need to cancel..
Once you purchase a class for The Pathfinder School, the Pathfinder Gathering, or for a Self Reliance Outfitters store event, you have up to 14 days before the event or class to cancel and receive a refund. This provides us time to open the spot for someone else to purchase.
Any cancellations past that threshold will not be eligible for a refund. A cancellation due to an emergency will be handled on a case by case basis and will only be eligible for a store gift card.
If you do not show up for a class or event your registration fees are forfeited and no refunds or store credits will be issued.
If a class gets canceled...
We require a minimum of 5 to 10 students to conduct a class (depending on the class). If a class needs to be cancelled due to an insufficient number of registrations, you will be contacted by phone or email. You will then have the option to transfer to another class (if available), receive a store gift card, or a refund.
Please note: The Pathfinder School LLC is not responsible for travel expenses, airline tickets, or other accommodations if a class is cancelled.
Every year that I have went I’ve met new and amazing people. Also I get to see the old friends I’ve made over the years of attending the gatherings. I always learn something, and take away from it more than I expected.
2023 Pathfinder Gathering
We are signed up for the 2023 Pathfinder Gathering, but as it has not arrived yet we can not review it. Knowing Dave and his fellow instructors through YouTube, I am sure it is going to be an amazing time! We can't wait!!
I think it will be great and can't wait for me and my son to attend!!!