Our Mission:

To enrich lives by providing quality programs and facilities that connect people to nature and each other. Using this mission as a guide, Pathfinder Ranch strives to achieve its vision to inspire and empower individuals to be environmental and social agents of change.

Outdoor recreation benefits everyone!

Did you know that outdoor recreation can prevent or reduce stress as well as improve self-esteem, confidence, and creativity? Check out our programs to learn how you can get more outdoor recreation in your life! 

Join us for Winter Camp!

Have a camper who can’t wait until summer to come back to camp? Join us for a weekend of all their favorite camp activities – plus cardboard robots. December 27-29.

Disaster Relief

Thank you to everyone who has donated to support our road repairs through our Disaster Relief campaign! The damage from the February storms this past year was intense, and the cost of restoring the road into camp is estimated at $300,000, a difficult hurdle for a non-profit of our size to absorb. 

Finding New Connections

Nestled against the San Jacinto Mountains in Garner Valley, Pathfinder Ranch provides visitors of all ages and backgrounds opportunities to relax, reflect, and reconnect. 

Though Pathfinder Ranch was founded in 1964 to provide an escape from the desert summer heat for the of Palm Springs, we have since grown to provide Camps, Outdoor Education, and Retreat Rental programs – all while staying true to our mission to connect people to nature and each other.

Pathfinder Ranch is easily accessible from surrounding cities such as Palm Springs, Temecula, and Hemet. However, our location next to the San Bernardino National Forest also provides stunning vistas, incredible views of the night sky, and access to open, natural spaces.

Pathfinder Ranch is a 501(c)(3) corporation and is accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA).

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