On March 24, 2019 the Nyack Indians Pathfinder club of the Berea SDA church held a Black history/Women’s history fundraiser banquet with the proceeds going toward the club’s trip to the Pathfinder International Camporee in Oshkosh Wisconsin in August of 2019. During the Banquet there was a fashion show featuring members of the Pathfinder and Adventurer clubs. The Pathfinders also did oral presentations on African Americans and Women of influence who have helped to shape our history. Our own Pastor Andrew Philbert gave an inspirational talk to our youth, and the food was catered by C & C Comfort Cuisine.
In addition to the festivities, the Nyack Indians took the time to honor supporters and mentors of the young people of the Pathfinder Club for their many contributions. Among those honored was Dr. Frances E. Pratt- a local community civil rights activist, church member, and youth mentor. Dr. Pratt has been an avid supporter- financially, mentally, and emotionally- of the Pathfinder and Adventurer clubs for many years.
The Nyack Indians have been actively fundraising for the past three years in preparation for the trip to the International Camping trip in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Earlier in the month, the club held a fundraiser basketball tournament at the Waldwick SDA Academy in Waldwick, New Jersey. The club has also hosted ongoing movie nights at the Berea SDA church, and participated in local street fairs to raise funds and bring awareness to the joys and the mission of Pathfindering.
The Nyack Indians Pathfinder club has 44 individuals registered to attend the International Camporee. That number includes Pathfinder club members, Staff, Adventurers, and additional support staff from the Berea Nyack SDA church congregation.