Help Pathfinder Ranch

Pathfinder Ranch is a unique organization. We combine beautiful natural surroundings with an uncommonly dedicated staff, resulting in superior programming in all three of our core areas: Outdoor Education, Summer Camp and Weekend Retreats.

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Current Funding Needs

  • Send a Child to Summer Camp

    Each summer children from all around southern California and as far east as Las Vegas look forward to spending a fun-filled week in the cool mountains at Pathfinder Ranch.

    Help make their camp experience possible by donating $587.00 to the Summer Camp Scholarship fund today.


  • Tree Planting Campaign

    The gift of a tree is a gift of wonder. To donate to this campaign, please contact us at 951-659-2455 or

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We are a non-profit 501(c) (3) corporation and welcome monetary and material contributions, which are tax deductible.

If you or someone you know is interested in making a donation to Pathfinder Ranch, you may donate online via credit card or send a check to our administrative office at 35510 Pathfinder Rd., Mountain Center, CA 92561. Please contact us with any questions.

We thank you all for your help over the years in making Pathfinder Ranch a successful, high-quality summer camp, retreat center, and education facility. The Ranch has a long history of private and corporate help, beginning with the donation of the initial camp property by the families of Ralph and Walker Smith in 1966. Since then, Pathfinder Ranch has helped thousands of children and adults alike develop into responsible, caring citizens.

With your help we hope to continue to provide our services well into the 21st century.