Be a Camping Ministry Hero

campers and counselors sit around the camp fire sharing messages of love and respect.

Like so many other camps we have been hit hard by the financial effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. We are asking for your help to ensure our camping program can continue for generations to come. We know that you, like us, believe in the power of camping to help our youth grow in confidence, love, respect, and faith. Read the full letter from our Board of Directors and learn how you can help and become a Camping Ministry Hero.

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Out of the Box Camping

Introducing our new Summer 2020 Program

Summer 2020 – The Year Camp Came to you!
Join in on the fun of “Camping: Out of the Box”

Want to engage with your kids and connect with God this summer? Join in the fun! We are offering 6 weeks of individualized programming for different age groups.

Your Box Purchase Includes:

  • At least 10 activities per week including materials – each week is unique, and theme based!
  • Twice weekly “sing along” Campfires
  • Daily social media challenges
  • Additional devotionals and activity ideas for those who want more to do!
  • Automatic inclusion in daily chapels and the Friday “Family Fun” Campfire!
  • Familiar faces in near and distant places! Our camping veterans will see lots of old friends! Our new friends will meet many new friendly faces!
  • We will be visiting Pathfinder and Vick during our 6-week experience!

Learn and grow along with us with many hands on, interactive adventures as we all camp out of the box together!

Prices and Options:

$40 per week or $220 for all 6 boxes! A limited edition 2020 Camp Shirt with your choice of a tie dye kit or fabric markers can be added or purchased separately for $22.50.

Scholarships available for those in need.

Want to support this vital ministry during this unprecedented time? You can:

Sponsor a box or boxes to send to a child in need of support
Make a minimum donation of $25 and receive a handmade candle and magnet as our thanks and reminder to pray for camp!

Register Your Camp in the Box Program

Visit our Registration Page and find our downloadable order form or our online store.

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A Message from the Board of Directors

For past 3 months the Board of Directors has been meeting every week. We have explored  a number of innovative ways to re-imagine the camping program during this pandemic. Due to many factors, including a mandate from the state of New York, we will not be able to have a traditional overnight camp this year. However thanks to our amazing staff, we are excited to introduce a new way to experience camp from home for Summer 2020. Very soon our staff and board will be sharing content on our social media channels explaining how you can be part of this year’s program. We look forward to seeing you in person in 2021 when we return to our overnight camping program.

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A Message from the Board of Directors.

Dear Friends and Supporters of Vick Pathfinder Ministries,

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!  As we are in the midst of the Lenten and soon Easter season, I want to thank you all for your continued prayerful and financial support of this ministry that is so dear to all of us.  We have some exciting news to share with you. We have called a new CEO Amanda Simons and she has accepted. Mandy has an extensive background in camping and in various other ministries.  She is gifted and brings many strengths and abilities to our organization. We are blessed to have her continuing the good work that was started by our departing CEO Rev. Dr. John Buskey. Keep an eye on this web page and on our social media channels for a more extensive biography for Mandy.

Like most people, the Board of Directors of VPCC Ministries are also keeping an eye on the quickly developing and fast changing impact of COVID-19, the Novel Coronavirus.  We have made no definite decisions yet in regard to the camp schedules for the summer of 2020. It is our sincerest hope that we will be able to run a full schedule with all of our programs.  We are watching the seemingly daily changing reports of an all clear date with the hope that we can solidify our plans and begin to prepare for a wonderful summer of Christian Camping. Please keep an eye on our webpage and social channels for any updates which we will report to you as soon as we are able.  We hope you will continue to pray for and financially support this vitally important ministry.

On behalf of the VPCC Board of Directors and with the ever present hope of Christ,

Rev. Dr.  David J. Spiegel, Sr.

(Board Chair)

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VPCC Summer 2020

Come and meet the I AM – The God who is and learn about the connection and awesome relationship God wants with you this summer
at Camp Vick and Pathfinder Lodge!

For more information,
use the links in the menu at the top!


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Camp Staff

Enjoy showing Jesus to kids? Camp Vick and Pathfinder Lodge are looking for staff for Summer 2020! Submit your applications today!


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Welcome to Vick and Pathfinder Camp and Conference Ministries

We are looking for Children, Teens and Adults who want to have fun, be challenged, to grow, and who want to be transformed by the power and presence of God!  We have several opportunities to introduce you to Jesus in fresh ways, to allow you to grow spiritually and to equip you to minister to your world.

Come and join us!

                        Our 2020 theme is I AM!                                 Come and get to know the God who is!

Come find out what it means to stand firm and live a life that glorifies God.  Be equipped to face the challenges of today.

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If you search the internet, you can search through the engine Goodsearch. If you go to and enter VP Ministries as your choice, every search will give the ministry one cent. Last month we received $108.00

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If you search the internet, you can search through the engine Goodsearch. If you go to and enter VP Ministries as your choice, every search will give the ministry one cent. Last month we received $108.00

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Giving Tuesday

On this “giving Tuesday, ” I am thinking about fishing. I remember fishing as a child. There were places we would go that seemed loaded with perch or bull-heads. Those were fun trips. Then, there were days when nothing seemed to bite. Looking back I realized it wasn’t about the fish biting or not, it was about the relationship and time spent with my family and friends. It’s like that when it comes to funding this ministry. The money is important BUT the real treasure is in the relationships forged between the people at camp and the one with Christ. While admittedly it’s more exciting to be making the catch, I will never sacrifice the presence of the relationships built.
It is important to finance the ministry so we can continue to help others build relationships face to face.  We also build relationships with Christ so we can grow in our faith.
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