At DiscoveryBound (DB) events you’ll experience Christian Science in action! Our activities are inclusive, healing, inspiring, loving – and we can’t forget – fun. Whether you attend events for families, teens or adults, you’ll be with like-minded individuals, so you can relax and be yourself.

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May
25
Thu
DB NLC Alumni Service Trip @ Catalina Island Conservancy
May 25 – May 29 all-day

The NLC Alumni Initiative’s 2017 Memorial Day volunteer trip is on Catalina Island off of the coast of Los Angeles, California!  We will be working alongside The Catalina Nature Conservancy to maintain trails, recover from The Catalina Fire of 2007, foster the growth of native plants, and enjoy the beauty that Catalina has to offer.

Jun
2
Fri
Northern CA Adult Chapter – Ranz Cabin Weekend @ Truckee, CA
Jun 2 – Jun 4 all-day

Please contact Sharon Hansen to RSVP and get more details!

Jun
10
Sat
San Francisco Bay Area Chapter – Family Beach Day @ Linda Mar Beach, Pacifica
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm

Come and join us for a fun family day at the beach! We will gather to eat, chat, play and make new friends.

Please bring your own picnic lunch (and goodies to share if you like), frisbees, balls, shovels, buckets, boogie boards – beach toys of all kinds!

To RSVP and find out additional details, please be in touch with Joanna Katz. We look forward to seeing you!

Jun
17
Sat
Northern CA Adult Chapter – Old Sac Bike Ride & Lunch
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am

Unless otherwise communicated, Sacramento and Sierra events will begin by meeting at 9am in the parking lot of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento (4829 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95819).

Please contact Kathy Olson to RSVP and find out more details!

Jun
24
Sat
Northern CA Adult Chapter – Carson Pass Wildflowers
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am

This is a 4-mile hike with an elevation gain of 1000′ or less.

Unless otherwise communicated, Sacramento and Sierra events will begin by meeting at 9am in the parking lot of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento (4829 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95819).

Please RSVP to Ed Ballard to join in!

Jul
3
Mon
Northern CA Adult Chapter – River Cats Game & Fireworks
Jul 3 all-day

If you are interested in going, please RSVP to Bill by June 3.

Jul
8
Sat
Northern CA Adult Chapter – Donner Pass Hike
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am

This hike is a 4-mile hike with an elevation gain of 1000′ or less. To RSVP, please contact Ed Ballard.

Jul
22
Sat
Northern CA Adult Chapter – Tahoe Beach & Mansion Tour
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am

Unless otherwise communicated, Sacramento and Sierra events will begin by meeting at 9am in the parking lot of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento (4829 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95819).

Please contact Ed Ballard to RSVP and find out more details!

Aug
11
Fri
DB Compass – Registration Closes
Aug 11 @ 11:59 pm – 11:59 pm

Be sure to register for Compass by August 11, 2017 to join the full year of the program, including the fall retreat in San Diego!

If there are still spots available after registration closes, we may be able to accept late registrations. Email dbinfo@discoverybound.org to inquire.

Aug
12
Sat
Northern CA Adult Chapter – American River Rafting
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am

Unless otherwise communicated, Sacramento and Sierra events will begin by meeting at 9am in the parking lot of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento (4829 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95819).

Please RSVP to Steve Klocksiem to join!

Aug
19
Sat
Northern CA Adult Chapter – Shakespeare in Tahoe
Aug 19 all-day

This event also has an optional overnight. Please RSVP to Kathy Olson to find out more details!

Aug
26
Sat
Northern CA Adult Chapter – Sunset Gardens
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am

Unless otherwise communicated, Sacramento and Sierra events will begin by meeting at 9am in the parking lot of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento (4829 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95819).

Please contact Conrad Johnson to RSVP and find out more details!

Aug
31
Thu
DB Compass – 2017-2018 Group Fall Retreat – San Diego, CA
Aug 31 – Sep 4 all-day

Click here for program details. 

Travel Windows

If Driving: Please meet at the San Diego airport (SAN) between 12:30pm – 4:30pm or at UCSD dorms between 5:00pm – 5:30pm on Thursday, August 31. Depart from UCSD dorms between 9:00am – 10:00am on Monday, September 4. (Detailed driving directions are included in the planning guide, which you will receive in August.)

If Flying: Please arrive at (SAN) between 12:30pm – 4:30pm PST Thursday, August 31 and depart from (SAN) between 11:00am – 3:00pm PST Monday, September 4.

Sep
1
Fri
DB Outreach National Annual Event – Labor Day Weekend: San Diego
Sep 1 – Sep 4 all-day

SAN DIEGO NATIONAL ANNUAL WEEKEND

Click here for registration, for downloading the flyer and for more information on the San Diego National Annual Weekend

 

DiscoveryBound Outreach’s National Annual Event will be held in San Diego, CA! Join us over Labor Day weekend with activities that include a day at the San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park, a trip to the Birch Institute of Oceanography Aquarium, and of course, lots of fun on the beach.

WHO:

Teens: 8th–12th grade (Fall 2017 school year) Christian Scientists and your friends of all faiths.

Adults: DB Volunteers and adults interested in DiscoveryBound.

WHEN:

Friday, Sept. 1 – Monday, Sept. 4, 2017

WHERE:

San Diego, CA

COST:

Early registration (April 1 – June 30): Teens $280; Adults $350
Regular registration (July 1 – August 11): Teens $310; Adults $380

More info about financial aid and cost saving tips.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS FOR BOTH TEEN AND ADULT TRACKS:

  • Hear a powerful and inspiring keynote talk – speaker TBA
  • Explore the San Diego Zoo
  • Talk with your peers about how Christian Science relates to your life
  • Walk through Balboa Park
  • Visit the Birch Aquarium
  • Enjoy relaxing on the beach and hangout time

 

HOUSING:

Housing will be provided for all participants, both teens and adults, in La Jolla, CA, to be held at the University of California, San Diego. Adults will have double room accommodations with the option to request a specific roommate, and teens will have larger bunk room accommodations with DB-appointed adult chaperones.

TRAVEL:

Book flights to arrive at San Diego International Airport (SAN) between 1:00pm and 5:00pm on Friday, Sept. 1. Depart out of the same airport between 11:00am and  3:00pm on Monday, Sept. 4. The DiscoveryBound staff will greet you at the airport and provide ground transportation to/from the event.

If you are traveling in a personal vehicle, arrive at the Revelle Residential Hall at the University of California, San Diego between 5:30pm and 6:30pm on Friday, Sept. 1 and depart between 8:30am and 9:30am on Monday, Sept. 4. Parking is available for the whole weekend with a $9 fee.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Refunds, less a $140 teen cancellation fee or $175 adult cancellation fee, will be given for cancellations on or before July 31. If you did not submit payment upon registering, you will need to pay the $140 or $175 cancellation fee. Following July 31, no refunds will be given and you will be responsible for the full registration fee.

FINANCIAL AID:

You may apply for financial aid through DiscoveryBound as part of the registration process. Assistance for teens is determined on individual family needs, up to $140 for this event, and up to $150 for travel finances, and is granted on a first come, first served basis. For additional assistance, you are welcome to reach out to a local branch church or DiscoveryBound Chapter, or to fundraise independently!

 

Registration opens April 1st, 2017.

 

Sep
9
Sat
Northern CA – Castle Peak Hikes in Sierras
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am

This hike has both moderate and difficult options. Unless otherwise communicated, Sacramento and Sierra events will begin by meeting at 9am in the parking lot of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento (4829 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95819).

Please contact Ed Ballard to RSVP and to find out more details!

Sep
23
Sat
Northern CA Adult Chapter – Angel Island Hiking & Biking
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am

This event has easy to difficult options. Unless otherwise communicated, Sacramento and Sierra events will begin by meeting at 9am in the parking lot of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento (4829 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95819).

Please contact Steve Barton to RSVP and to find out more details!

Oct
6
Fri
DiscoveryBound Outreach 20s/30s Weekend Retreat
Oct 6 – Oct 8 all-day

Save the date for a weekend retreat in the Texas Hill Country, near Austin. This retreat is for Christian Scientists in their 20s and 30s and their friends.

More information is coming soon! Please email questions to dbaustintx1@gmail.com.

DOWNLOAD THE FLYER HERE

Oct
14
Sat
Northern CA Adult Chapter – Santa Cruz Hike
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am

This is a 4-mile hike with an elevation gain of 500′ or less.

Unless otherwise communicated, Sacramento and Sierra events will begin by meeting at 9am in the parking lot of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento (4829 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95819).

Please contact Gary Smith to RSVP and to find out more details!

Oct
28
Sat
Northern CA Adult Chapter – Sutro Bath Hike
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am

Unless otherwise communicated, Sacramento and Sierra events will begin by meeting at 9am in the parking lot of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento (4829 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95819).

Please contact Nirmela Arsem to RSVP and to find out more details!

Nov
4
Sat
Northern CA Adult Chapter – Board Games & Potluck
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm

Please contact Virginia Early to RSVP and find out more details!

The standards of conduct required of all participants at DiscoveryBound activities include refraining from the use or possession of tobacco, alcoholic beverages, or drugs of any kind. This also includes maintaining a high moral standard and refraining from the use of profanity.

Questions? Email or call 888.416.7348 x138