Be a part of the mission

Pathfinder Ranch is a non-profit Summer Camp, Outdoor Education Center, and Retreat Center that serves thousands of people each year from all over Southern California and Southern Nevada. So many people have been shaped by their experiences at Pathfinder and if you are one of them, you know what it means to children and adults alike. We are now going into our 56th year of summer camp and appreciate the opportunity to continue enriching lives by providing quality programs and facilities that connect people with nature and each other. We are very grateful for all financial assistance as it directly impacts the quality and variety of services offered. If you see a giving opportunity below that you would like to be a part of, we accept monetary gifts check mailed to our office at 35510 Pathfinder Rd., Mountain Center, CA 92561 or by credit card through a link below. If you are interested in donating an in-kind gift, please contacting us at 951-569-2455 to discuss details. As a non-profit 501(c) (3) corporation, your contributions are tax deductible.


Ways to Support Us


We can’t do it alone, and there are many ways you can help support our mission and the work we do at Pathfinder Ranch. From following us on social media to volunteering your time and talents to making a donation – whatever support you can provide is appreciated and needed. 

Make a General Contribution

If you would like to contribute to the mission of Pathfinder Ranch but don’t have a specific cause, you may make a general gift that will go toward improvements and upkeep. General contributions ultimately reduce or eliminate the cost of programming by covering day to day expenses. This is especially important during the Coronavirus pandemic as general donations support essential operations until programming is able to re-open.

Make a general contribution donation here.

Send a child to summer camp

Each summer, children from all around southern California and as far as Southern Nevada look forward to spending a fun-filled week in the cool mountains at Pathfinder Ranch. Help make their camp experience possible by donating to the Summer Camp Scholarship fund today. Every bit helps. (Contact us if you wish to provide a scholarship to a specific camper or cause.)

Donate to Outdoor Education

Schools from all over Southern California dedicate time and resources to provide their students with the opportunity to explore the wonder of outdoor science in a way that is personal and impacting. Help aid schools in keeping these opportunities alive by supporting outdoor education. If you are aware of someone attending this program, gifts can be designated to specific schools and students.