Mission & Philosophy

Our Mission

“To create supportive communities for youth that foster personal growth and empowerment through cooperative play and storytelling.”

Camp Philosophy

Wayfinder is committed to the idea of learning through active involvement. Our program is designed to encourage outstanding young people to develop a greater purpose in life. This philosophy of experiential learning is evident in all that we do.


The Wayfinder Experience is unique. Through the workshops that lead up to our Adventure Game, we train participants in effective leadership skills, assign them a quest, then place them within a story in which they must utilize these skills to succeed. The Game itself is a transformative experience that tests players physically, mentally and emotionally, while immersing them in an exciting world of fantasy.

We place our emphasis on strategies that help young people learn to make effective use of both available resources and their own innate talents, in order to tackle the challenge of becoming productive citizens in their own communities. Wayfinder’s many workshops, games and exercises train participants in:

  • Social interaction
  • Team building
  • Leadership development
  • Improvisation… or thinking on their feet!
  • Physical skills, through a variety of outdoor activities

Wayfinder’s events are held in beautiful, natural environments that provide for safe and supportive education, as well as fun in the outdoors. Through “Capture the Flag” and a variety of other physical games, we strive to teach athletic skills that encourage character development, while still providing entertaining experiences. Our physical program, built upon non-competitive game theory, engages youth in activities that promote cooperation, sportsmanship and teamwork.

Our outstanding staff serves as positive role models for event participants. Wayfinder staff members have been employed as workshop instructors, camp counselors, and community coordinators for over seven years. We are responsible, friendly, and professional veterans of the live-action entertainment industry, with many years experience dealing with participants of all ages. We love what we do and we want to share it with the world.

Each staff member works diligently to help foster self-confidence, responsibility and individual growth for each participant. We help kids push limits while being mindful of boundaries. We take what we do very seriously and go out of our way to make sure that all attendees are safe, comfortable, and happy. All of our staff undergoes rigorous training to ensure that they can quickly and capably deal with any difficult situation that may arise. Safety is our top priority.

Wayfinder strongly believes that the benefits of our programs continue, beyond last-day farewells, to form a foundation for a life of adventure, purpose and lasting friendships.