Annual Pathfinder Gathering

$100 per adult - REGISTRATION CLOSED

The 2014 Pathfinder Annual Gathering will be limited to 250 adult tickets. Last years event was a great success with over 180 people in attendance and thousands of dollars in equipment give-always. Vendors ranged from all inclusive gear sales to custom kydex sheaths made while you wait. We are expecting many vendors in 2014 and an even more diverse line of instruction. AND OF COURSE 1 YOUTH PER PAID ADULT IS FREE, extra youth are $50 each.

Pathfinder Annual Gathering July 12th thru 17th

ALL Vendors wanting to setup at the Gathering will need to contact Larry Catt at (317) 672-2611 to reserve your spot.

Vendors to be at the Gathering:

Habilis Bushtools

Innovative Tactical Concepts - offering Custom Kydex Sheaths & Holster

North River Alpacas

Paracord & Honey Bees


If you wish to bring a RV or Camper you will need to make additional arrangements with Rocky Fork State Park which will cost extra.

LOCATION: Rocky Fork State Park 9800 North Shore Drive Hillsboro, Ohio 45133
Phone: 937-393-4284

The Annual Pathfinder Gathering Tickets can now be purchased for the Entire Event, the Ticket Price includes your primitive Camping and all non specialty classes offered those days. The cost is $100.00 per adult for the entire Gathering (does NOT include firewood or ice), Vendors please call 317.683.3185 for more information. Meals, firewood and Ice are not included but will be available for sale.  

July 12th - Guest Check-in/setup
July 13th thru 16th - Classes & Training
July 17th - Pack up

Pathfinder Gathering Class List

Special Presentation Times TBA


  • Frontier Accoutrements and Camp Life (John Timms/Alec Forman)
  • Native American Trade Goods along the Frontier (Nathan Koebuck)
  • Pathfinder Outdoor Journal Hunt TV Sneak Preview (Dave Canterbury)
  • Primitive Fire Making (Maine Primitive Skills School)




  • 0900 Basic Shelter Configurations (Kevin Baxter)
  • 1100 Advanced Fire Skills (Jim Kane MPSS)
  • 200 The Realities of Bugging-Out (John McCann)
  • 400 Youth Staying Found (Joe Kellam)
  • 600 Nuisance Animal and Live Trapping Techniques (Tony Daniel)


Day 2


  • 0900 Basic Navigation Skills
  • 1100 Introduction to Trekking and gear (Steve Davis)
  • 200 Safe Knife Handling and Notching (Christopher Wick)
  • 400 Youth Proper Fir Lays and Basic Fire Techniques (Brain Hopkins)
  • 600 Leather working Basics (Jeff Tate)


Day 3


  • 0900 Basic Camp and useful Knots and Rope work (Martin Herrera)
  • 1100 Small Fishing Kits and Packable Rods (Dave Canterbury)
  • 200 Skinning small game and meat processing (Jamie Burleigh)
  • 400 Youth Foraging and Food Sources
  • 600 Preserving Meat


Day 4

  • 0900 Advanced Navigational Skills and The PAUL METHOD (Jim Kane)
  • 1100 Basket Making Techniques (Tony Daniel)
  • 200 Knife and Axe maintenance and sharpening (Christopher Wick)
  • 400 Youth Casting Animal Tracks (Joe Kellam)