Mission-wide camporee attracts 786 campers
February 24, 2014 • in News & Events
THE NINE LONG years are all worth waiting for as the 2nd Davao Mission-wide Pathfinder Camporee opens at South Philippine Adventist College (SPAC) campus on February 24.
The grand parade started around 4:00 in the afternoon led by the host school, SPAC Academy. It was followed by the camporee directorate and other participating schools, namely: Nueva Estrella Santiago Dulos Academy (NESDA); Francisco Adlaon Learning Institute (FALI); Davao Oriental Academy (DOAc); Panabo SDA Learning Center (PSDALC); Institute of Northern Davao, Inc. (INDI); Max Mirafuentes Academy (MMA), and the Northern Davao College (NDC).
Despite the scorching heat of the sun, the SPACA Pathfinders were “feeling cold inside” as MG Jegiuen Jeong Nietes, the Master of Ceremony, announced their soon performance of the Pass-in-Review, a recognition afforded to the SPACA Pathfinder Unit, where, in the last three consecutive years, got excellent marks for the Pathfinder Annual Tactical Inspection.
On the field marched these snappy Pathfinders who, in response, were given very warm support through a grand applause by other schools and the SPAC family.
MG Edwin T Magdadaro, executive secretary of the Adventist Church headquarters in Davao, gave the inspirational message, as introduced by MG Jemsly Lantaya, the director of Youth Ministries and camp director.
Fireworks tried to emit its share of display against afternoon sun, signaling the official declaration of Camporee Opening.
Bounded by the theme, “Love, Care, and Serve,” these Pathfinders came from all over the Davao region with the following number of participants: SPACA – 224; DOAc – 128; FALI – 48; INDI – 92; MMA – 175; NDC – 32; NESDA – 45; PSDALC – 42.
MG Jemsly D Lantaya, Youth Ministries director of the Seventh-day Adventist Church headquarters in Davao region and Camp director, spearheads this five-day event which will end on the evening of March 1. [Tarhata Earl Lilangan and Melwin Perez/SPAC CampusMedia. Photo by AdventistMEDIA]