Some of the activities which can be included in your program are:

We have several sample schedules to help you with planning (link to sample schedules) and we can also custom design a program to meet your group’s goals.


Youth Programs

Pathfinder programs will be remembered for a lifetime! Our student programs are designed to accelerate progress toward reaching your community’s goals – whatever community that is – school, youth group, family, etc.


Adult Programs

Pathfinder provides activity-based programs to all types of organizations including, school faculty, corporations, college groups, and community associations. We engage all participants in a physically and emotionally safe environment, supporting your group to develop skills and attitudes for success. Our programs are delivered in a variety of settings from your board room to 60 feet of the ground in a natural setting and can span half day to overnight.

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Tree Climbing

Get a bird’s eye view as you dangle from the branches of a tree safely tethered by a rope and harness! Choose the height of your ascent and swing aloft, walk on a branch or lounge in a canopy-height hammock. This is a great experience which promotes self-reliance, healthy decision making and adventure!

Recreational tree climbing has gained popularity in recent years and has become an international sport. GOTC (Global Organization of Tree Climbers) has established guidelines for facilitated group climbs which Pathfinder follows to ensure a safe and fun learning environment. Pathfinder has selected great trees at our sites which have been certified healthy for climbing by arborists. Before each climb, our facilitators set the tree with multiple ropes. When you arrive the tree is ready—all you need is to gear up and after a short instruction period, get clipped in. A closed rope system allows you to sit comfortably in the harness whenever you need a break and hang above ground!


Open Climbs
Pathfinder hosts an Open Climb the first Saturday of each month and you are invited.

Who: EVERYBODY! (Ages 6 years old and up)

When: The first Saturday of each month, 10 am to 1 pm Hard rain and/or lightning will cancel the climb.

Where: Pathfinder 1310 22nd Avenue South St. Petersburg, 33705

Cost: $10.00 per climber

Bonus: All income from our tree climbs goes to the Pathfinder scholarship fund. When you climb with us, you’re helping us to provide valuable, educational programs for those who cannot otherwise afford them. Thank you!

The climb may be busy and there may be a short wait. Just think of it as an opportunity to relax and meet cool people. Bring a deck of cards, maybe some snacks. We’ll provide the hula hoops!

We collect donations for Operation Attack, a neighborhood food bank, during the Open Climbs. Items such as peanut butter, canned tuna, pasta, or canned vegetables and fruits are greatly appreciated.


Private Climb

Have a special celebration coming up? Have it hanging out in the tree at Pathfinder. A private climb can be a great way to have fun and share a special experience with a group.

Who: Your group of up to 30 people and each climber receives a Pathfinder carabineer.

What: Two hours of fun, uninterrupted climbing.

When: Private Climbs can be booked any time!

Where: Pathfinder's tree in St. Petersburg

For celebrations that honor one person, such as a birthday or bar/bat mitzvah, the celebrant receives a Pathfinder t-shirt.