March 12, 2020
With the COVID-19 virus spreading around the world and the latest recommendations from AVA: America’s Walking Club HQ, the UpState PathFinders have postponed all Traditional Events, Guided Walks and lunch social for the next 30 days. Our membership is on the vulnerable side of this COVID-19, and we must fall on the side of the safety of the most valuable part of our organization. Stay safe and we see you soon on the trails.
Thank you for your interest in our club, the UpState PathFinders. We are South Carolina’s only American Volkssport Club (AVA). Chartered in April 2011. AVA is a member of the International Vollkssport Verband (IVV) – the founding international organization, which began in Germany in the 1960’s Both the IVV and the AVA are based on the participation of members in non-competitive sports to promote fun, fitness, and friendship.
People of all ages, abilities and “walks” of life take part in our club programs and events. Our emphasis is on walking for health, physical fitness, pleasure, and fun. All members take part in planning and overseeing our volkssport events.