Summer Staff Needed

Pathfinder Lodge is looking for young and older adults to fill the summer positions of: Camp Counselors, Waterfront Staff, Assistant Cook, Program Director, Kitchen Staff, Nurse.

Camp Vick is looking for young and older adults to fill the summer positions of: Camp Counselors, Waterfront Director, Program Director, Cook and assistant Cook, Nurse.

To apply, download an application and three reference forms, fill them out and either email them, or mail them to our office.


Brochures & Church Packets

It’s in the mail! The 2014 VP MinistriesCamp Brochures! If you have not received your Camp Vick or Pathfinder brochure or the church packets containing lots of information regarding camping opportunities by February 20th, please contact Kathie either by phone 315.314.7460 or by email VP Ministries will be happy to send you that information.

We are also working on getting the new brochures posted on our web site. Look for that information shortly.


End of year apeal

This time of year you are inundated with letters and requests for your consideration of giving, why is this one any different?  Why should you read on?  Maybe it isn’t, and maybe you shouldn’t, or just maybe, this is the one letter that will stir your passion.

Vick and Pathfinder Camp and Conference Ministries is a new mission organization, born out of more than 65 years of American Baptist outdoor ministries.  Because we are new, there is no safety net of back up funds.  Yet we believe in never turning away a child due to financial need.  In 2012 that translated in just over $30,000 of free unsubsidized camping given away to children in need.

In 2012 there were 481 children who attended our camp programs, many other adults used our facilities to participate in a spiritual retreat or hold a conference.  We celebrate that each week during the summer 10 to 20 new commitments are made to follow Jesus, and many people commit to going into full time professional ministry!  Our purpose is to introduce people to Christ, equip them to grow spiritually and equip them to minister to their world.

We are finishing our first official year of operation, even though we have been doing this ministry for 67 years.  We are hoping to finish strong, and therefore start our second year in a solid position to continue to minister in the way we believe God has called us to.  With the economy still struggling, there will be more requests for financial assistance in 2013.  Would you help us get off to a great start by making an end of the year donation to VP Ministries?  It can be general, or to the scholarship fund, to allow us to continue bringing in those children who would otherwise not be able to experience Camp, the outdoors, and being unplugged from the electronic world for a week.

Thank you for your prayerful consideration of this end of the year need.  We would also invite you to become a regular contributor going forward.  Please prayerfully consider being a partner with us.

Your Servants in Christ,

 The Vick and Pathfinder Camp and Conference Board and Staff!

Rev. Dr. John R. Buskey



VP Ministries One Year!

Vick and Pathfinder Camp and Conference Ministries is one year old!

We have had an incredible year of ministry and learning.  Several volunteers, donors, campers and staff have made this year successful.

The 2013 calendar will be updated in January.  We look forward to filling the camps and hearing the laughter and joy again.

All of us at VP Ministries wish you and your family a very merry Christmas, and may your 2013 be filled with peace and the Joy of our Lord.


Are You Ready?

Do you like to swim?  Have you ever wanted to rock-climb?  Want to sleep out under the stars?  Would you like to learn “investigative” skills?  Want to learn about God in a new and awesome setting?  Have you ever worshipped in an outdoor chapel before? 


Well…we have a camp for you!



2012 Brochure is coming soon!

Check back in a few weeks to view 2012’s Brochure