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DB Outreach: All-Ages North Carolina Event @ U.S. National Whitewater Center
May 22 @ 9:30 am – 8:00 pm

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ALL- AGES NORTH CAROLINA EVENT
Deadline Has Been Extended to Monday, May 17th, 2021

Come join us outdoors for a day at the U.S. National Whitewater Center located in Charlotte, NC.  This is a wonderful opportunity to explore a wide variety of friendly outdoor activities with 1,300 acres of protected land offering 50 miles of trail and access to the Catawba River and Long Creek. The day will include an activity pass for whitewater rafting, zip lining, ropes course, hiking, kayaking, SUP, and rock climbing.  Enjoy a catered delicious BBQ dinner at Latta Nature Preserve, and an inspirational speaker. Come join us for the day, evening or both – you won’t want to miss this fun event and the opportunity to meet new friends. 

Who:
All-Ages – CS families, 20s/30s, adults, and your friends of all faiths
(all youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian) 

When:
Saturday, May 22, 2021

Location:
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
U.S. National Whitewater Center
5000 Whitewater Center Parkway | Charlotte, NC 28214
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Latta Nature Preserve
5:30 p.m. BBQ Dinner at pavilion Latta Nature Preserve
6:30 pm Inspirational Speaker – Ingrid Peschke, CS

Cost: (financial aid is available to all participants – see below for further details)
$50.00 per person for Whitewater Activity Pass & Catered BBQ dinner & Talk (4 & under free)
$40.00 per person for Whitewater only (4 & under free)
$16.00 per person for BBQ & Talk only (4 & under free)
$8.00 Parking fee (you pay at the gate during entry)
Lunch is on your own (there are plenty of places to eat at the Whitewater Center but you are NOT allowed to bring your own lunch in the Whitewater Center.  You are allowed to bring your own water bottle and granola bar (snack) But no coolers or lunch bags) Another option is to bring your own lunch and keep it in the car and eat in your car.

11:00-12:30 –  Reserved Family Whitewater Rafting – (you will need to sign up for this on our registration) – this is for ages 8 & older only (but there are other water activities younger children can enjoy)
Water Activities – 1:00-5:00 p.m. only
Flatwater Kayaking for 8 years & older (5 -7 years with adult on tandem kayak)
Flatwater SUP – for 8 years & older (5-7 years with adult on SUP)
Ropes Course – must be 45 lbs. or more
Zip Line – must be 45 lbs. or more (our activity pass does not include the higher tower zip lines)
Hiking Trails – all ages

Registration financial aid is available for all participants and for those families that are traveling from afar and need some housing
To apply for financial aid please complete this form: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKBAGLV-bJOH33hOufY6ohVZTz2VC2fUZPcGk-YzV_Nc9Uvw/viewform
Financial Aid is available up to 1/2 of the registration fee:
up to $25.00 – Whitewater Day Pass & BBQ, talk
up to $20.00 – Whitewater Day Pass only
up to $8.00 – BBQ/Talk
up to $150.00 for families for housing if traveling from afar.

For those families that are traveling from afar and need some financial aid for housing we are offering up to $150.00 per family.

Deadline Has Been Extended to Monday, May 17th, 2021 

Lodging: If you are driving from afar here are some options close to Whitewater Center
Holiday Inn Express Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charlotte Arpt-Belmont 250 Beatty Dr, Belmont, NC 28012
Fairfield Inn  Business Hotel in Belmont | Fairfield Inn & Suites Charlotte Belmont 1 Caldwell Dr, Belmont, NC 28012
Hampton Inn Charlotte/Belmont – Hampton Inn Charlotte Belmont Abbey Hotel at Montcross  820 Cecilia Alexander Dr, Belmont, NC 28012

Cancellation Fee:
Cancellation fee is based on 50% of your registration fee. A maximum of $25.00 registration cancellation fee if cancelled by April 30, 2021. After April 30, 2021 there are no refunds.
No Refund deadlineMay 1, 2021

Questions?  Contact Lori Selby at [email protected] or 781-956-9035

Event will be run in accordance with the current local and state regulations at that time.

This event is subsidized by the Asher Student Foundation 

Metaphysical Theme:  “…man cannot be separated for an instant from God, if man reflects God.” (S&H 306:18-19)
Inspirational Speaker – Ingrid Peschke, CS
Ingrid Peschke is a lifelong Christian Scientist and has been in the fulltime public practice of Christian Science for 18 years. Ingrid grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area where she developed her love of hiking, mountain biking, and outdoor activities. She and her husband, who is also a Christian Scientist from Germany, met at Principia College and moved to Texas after they got married. There, Ingrid began her career as a teacher in the public school system.  Ingrid has three children, a daughter and son who are currently attending Principia College, and an older son who graduated from the college three years ago.
She became a practitioner in 2003 shortly after she and her family moved to the Boston area for her work with The Mother Church. She spent 15 years working for the organization both as an editor for The Christian Science Publishing Society and as Committee on Publication for Massachusetts. She and her husband moved to North Carolina in 2019.
Ingrid has always enjoyed writing for the Christian Science periodicals and is a regular contributor to The Christian Science Monitor’s religious perspective column. She devotes her days to the public practice of Christian Science healing and as a part-time consultant/editor for The Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston. For several years she was also a regular contributor to a spiritual perspectives column for The Huffington Post.
Ingrid enjoys taking daily walks with her husband from their home in Mooresville and frequents the hiking trails at Lake Norman State Park.

 

 

May
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DB Outreach: Watercolor Class for All Ages @ Zoom
May 27 @ 5:00 pm
Join us for a fun, creative and inspiring hour of watercolor painting with Kelly Foxton.
Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021
Time: (7:00pm EST, 6:00pm CST, 5:00pm MST, 4:00pm PST)
Duration: 1 hour
Target group: All ages (Space is limited)
Monthly Watercolor Classes – May 27, June 24, July 29, August 26 (the last Thursday of the month)

Description:

During each class Kelly will guide you through the step-by-step process of creating two simple, beautiful watercolor paintings.  Each class will open with a fun, relaxing abstract “watercolor warm up” followed by step-by-step instructions on how to create a second painting with more depth and detail.  We will be working with a different theme each class.
Themes will include:
  • trees, flowers & other plants;
  • mammals, birds & insects;
  • barns, houses & other structures;
  • landscapes & sea-scapes…and more
No previous experience is necessary.
Required materials:
– two 8″x10″ sheets of watercolor paper (for best results use140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper)
– one soft bristled, medium sized watercolor paint brush
– watercolor paint (if using liquid watercolors from a tube, you will need a plastic lid or pie plate to mix colors on)
– masking tape
– flat, hard surface or drawing board
– pencil
– table salt
RSVP Required:  Lori Selby at [email protected] to get the Zoom Link closer to the time.
About Kelly…
     Kelly Foxton is a self taught Canadian artist.  She was raised in rural Ontario surrounded by farms and forests.  It was there that she developed a deep sense of respect and admiration for the beauty and innate spirituality of the natural world.
     Kelly works in a wide variety of artistic styles and mediums ranging from highly detailed, realistic pencil drawings, to loosely executed landscape impressionism and color studies in watercolor and pastel.
     She is best known for her work as a wildlife artist and author/illustrator of the children’s book titled “Mother Nature Knows…” 
     Kelly currently lives with her husband and the youngest of her three children near Bear River, Nova Scotia, Canada.
     To view some of Kelly Foxton’s artwork, please visit http://www.kellyfoxton.ca

 

Aug
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DB Outreach: Starlight Safari at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo @ Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ALL- AGES Starlight Safari – Registration Opens May 20 – Save the Date!

Come to the wildest party in town!! 

Join DiscoveryBound for an exciting afternoon and evening full of games, an inspirational talk, dinner and the highlight will be the guided tour of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs.  Come see this very special mountain Zoo that USA Today rated as #4 in the top 10 zoos in the US.  Don’t miss the opportunity of a lifetime to have a private tour of the zoo, feed the giraffes and visit the animals as the sun goes down!

Who:

All ages – families, 20s/30s, adults and your friend of all faiths
(all youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)

When:

Saturday, August 21, 2021

What:

  • Cook and eat Smores at the Zoo
  • Feed the giraffe herd their favorite lettuce snack
  • Take a private tour led by Zoo staff
  • Experience an up-close animal meet and greet with a CMZ ambassador animal
  • Inspirational Speaker
  • Gather with friends and meet new friends

This event includes lots of walking around the zoo, including uphill and downhill.  You may bring strollers and wagons for children to ride in around the zoo. The Zoo’s elevation rises from 6,714 feet at the front admission gate to nearly 7,000 feet above sea level at the Zoo’s highest points of Asian Highlands and Rocky Mountain Wild.  With elevations of this magnitude, it’s important for guests to:

  • DRINK WATER – Keep hydrated by taking plenty of breaks to rehydrate with water.
  • Take your time and don’t overdo it, especially if you are visiting from locations much lower in altitude than Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

Participants should dress comfortably and a waterproof jacket and sweater/sweatshirt are recommended.

PLEASE DRESS FOR THE WEATHER- programs will not be cancelled due to poor weather

Packing List:

  • Rain jacket (weather appropriate).
  • A few extra layers, as weather changes quickly on the mountain.
  • Wear good walking shoes.
  • Reusable water bottle.
  • Flashlight or headlamp.


Schedule:

4:00 pm – 4:20 pm  Meet at nearby Colorado Springs Park
4:20 pm – 4:30 pm  Asher Talk
4:35 pm – 5:00 pm  Inspirational Talk
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm  Dinner
5:35 pm – head to  Zoo
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Starlight Safari – Zoo Adventures

Cost: (financial aid is available to all participants – see below for further details)
$35.00 (6+ years old) and $15.00 (5 and under) per person for the Starlight Safari, dinner & inspirational talk

Registration financial aid is available for all participants and for those families that are traveling from afar and need some housing
To apply for financial aid please complete this form: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKBAGLV-bJOH33hOufY6ohVZTz2VC2fUZPcGk-YzV_Nc9Uvw/viewform

Financial Aid is available for:
up to $15.00 – per person for admission to the Zoo and dinner
up to $75.00 for families for housing if traveling from afar.

Deadline to Register:  Friday, August 13, 2021 

No Refund deadlineJuly 30, 2021

Cancellation Fee:

There is $20.00 registration cancellation fee if cancelled by July 30, 2021. After July 30, 2021 there are no refunds.

Cancellation Policy

If DiscoveryBound cancels a program/event, you will receive a full refund of the registration fee. (If a participant decides to cancel their registration, then the cancellation policy for that specific DiscoveryBound event / program applies.) 

Lodging: If you are driving from afar here are some options close to the Zoo (to be updated)

Questions?

Contact Lee Anne Meidell:
email – [email protected]
Cell Phone – 978-621-9900

Event will be run in accordance with the current local and state regulations at that time.

This event is subsidized by the Asher Student Foundation 

Metaphysical Theme:

…And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
(Mark 16:15)

 

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DB Outreach: National Event 2021 at CedarS Camps (Cancelled – Replaced) @ CedarS Camps
Sep 3 @ 4:00 pm – Sep 6 @ 9:00 am

Teen Registration Adult Registration Adult Financial Aid

Registration is currently inactive

Divine Love is our hope, strength and shield. (MW 113: 24-25)

 

This event has been cancelled for 2021. We are working on an alternative replacement

The National Event has been cancelled for 2021 at CedarS Camps. We are so grateful for the flexibility, support, and understanding the CedarS staff has given us in making this tough decision. We simply do not feel we can safely run the event at this time with the current local regulations, but look forward to returning to CedarS another year when we can safely run this program as planned.  We are actively working to plan an alternative option that best meets the needs of our participants.

stay tuned!

We will be replacing this event with another model similar to 2020, with several smaller events in areas around the country! So be sure to check back here often to find up to date information about the alternative events!

Thank you so much for your continued support of DB Outreach events.