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DB Compass: Registration Launch for 2021-2022
Apr 1 – Aug 10 all-day
Christian Science youth entering the 10th–12th grades who are ready to dive into Christian Science are eligible to register for Compass. Registration is open April 1 until early August.
By registering for Compass, you are joining a program that spans one full school year and includes three trips and monthly Zoom calls!
May
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DB Outreach: Virtual Game Night for Adults @ Zoom
May 13 @ 6:00 pm

Fun Game Night for all ADULTS!
Join DiscoveryBound via Zoom – Come join the fun for some Virtual Games that we can play together on Zoom. Meet new friends from all over the WORLD!

Thursday, May 13
Come one come all – all adults are welcome
8:00 pm ET, 7:00 CT, 6:00 MT, 5:00 PT

Games will include:
TBD

RSVP by Wednesday, May 12 to [email protected] or [email protected]
We will send the Zoom link once you RSVP.

We hope you will join us!

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

Register Here Download Flyer Here Financial Aid

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.

 

 

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DB Outreach: Adult Colorado Backpacking Trip @ A/U Ranches
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm

My Father has my treasure, and He will walk with me.” Christian Science Hymnal pg. 148 

The mountains are calling! Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to hike into the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains. Just imagine the peace and tranquility of sleeping under the stars without any city lights interfering with the breathtaking views. Experience a CS Testimony Meeting at 10,000’ and the feeling of achieving your goals in the outdoors with the support of an experienced backcountry guide, a C.S. practitioner, support staff and other Christian Science adults and their friends of all faiths. You’ll begin your adventure staying at the A/U Ranches yurts, doing a day trip, learning or re-visiting your backcountry skills, and prepping for the backcountry portion of the trip. By the end of this adventure you’ll have reached new heights – inspirationally and literally!

Registration is open!

Adult Registration Adult Financial Aid Form Travel Form Download Flyer

WHO

Christian Science adults and friends of all faiths.

When

Monday, July 19 – Friday, July 23, 2021

Where

Buena Vista, CO
18325 Co. Rd 366, Buena Vista, CO. 81211

Cost

Adult Registration Fee: $490
Registration opens: May 1st
Final deadline to register: July 12th

Capacity –  12 (Space is limited!)
Registration minimum: 8 participants (must have minimum registered by June 27 for trip to take place) 

What’s Included – Professional instruction and guiding; meals as noted on the daily itinerary; group cooking gear; group first-aid kit, water purifying system; permit fees.
Rentals – A/U can help provide certain limited equipment for a small rental fee:
Backpack: $10
Sleeping Bag: $10

DISCOUNT / FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid is available for registration and air travel:
Up to $150 for registration.
Up to $150 for air travel.
Apply through the link above.

HOUSING

Yurts separated by gender for 2 nights; Back-country camping 2 nights (bring your own tent – see packing list for details)

TRAVEL

*DiscoveryBound is not providing transportation for this event*

Driving (only):
Arrive at A/U Ranches on Monday, July 19 between 12-1pm,
Depart A/U Ranches on Friday, July 23 between 12-1pm

If flying, we suggest booking flexible travel plans. If interested, contact DB Headquarters for possible carpooling options.

Please let us know your travel plans by filling out the Travel Form for this trip through the link above.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Full payment is due at sign up (unless applying for registration financial aid – up to $150 per person available).

If you decide to cancel your trip, the following fees apply and are due when we receive notice of your cancellation:
Up to 22 days (June 27) prior to departure = 50% of the total trip cost is non-refundable
June 22nd = No refund deadline, 100% of cost is non-refundable

If DiscoveryBound cancels a program/event, you will receive a full refund of the registration fee. (If a participant decides to cancel a registration then the cancellation policy for that specific DiscoveryBound event / program applies.) As you are preparing air travel for these excursions, we encourage you to book flights allowing you the greatest flexibility in case there is a need.

What to expect

This trip is rated Vigorous. In the wilderness participants will be carrying their own backpacks with weights of 35 to 40 lbs up a gentle slope over a three mile distance. On peak day you will experience steep and rocky terrain with constant and dramatic elevation gain and/or loss exceeding 3,000′ or more (on peak day full pack not required but optional). In preparation, it is suggested for you to do day hiking with 35 to 40lbs in the pack you intend to hike with on the trip and make sure your hiking boots are broken in. These practices will help to ensure a safe and successful trip. This is not a beginning backpacking trip. Previous experience is highly recommended.

Daytime temperatures usually range between 60° to 80° F, with evening temperatures dropping into the 40s to 50s. You may encounter freezing temperatures at some of the higher elevations. Afternoon thunderstorms are a distinct possibility so adequate rain gear is important.

Trip Guide/Leader: Rusty Rohde
DB Staff: Susan Barner, 303.779.3000 ext. 136

Meet your back-country guide

Rusty is an avid outdoors-man.  He has peaked almost 40 of Colorado’s Fourteeners and spent many days on solo backpacking trips through the Rockies as well as backpacked with friends.  Rusty has many years experience training back-country skills in the Collegiate Peaks of Colorado for the staff at A/U Ranches in Buena Vista.  He has led numerous backpacking trips for the Ranches as well as for friends. Rusty maintains a  Wilderness First Aid certificate.  He is a middle-school teacher at Embark Education in Denver and is the Head Coach for the High School Mountain Bike Team which he helped start 4 years ago at the Compass Montessori School in Golden, Co.  Rusty has been a competitive runner most of his life and loves to be outdoors.  The mountains are his favorite place to be.

Tentative Trip Itinerary

Monday, July 19
Participants arrive by 1:00 pm, settle into yurts.
1:30 Meet up for introductions, get to know you activities, goal setting, team building.
2:00 Local hike. Snacks provided, bring your own water. Test out your boots and day pack.
4:00 Back-country skills in camp
6:00 Dinner and clean-up
7:00 pm Trip info, gear check, food plan, map and route, cook schedule, how to pack, trip agenda.
Personal time

Tuesday, July 20
7:00 am C.S. Lesson/sharing (optional)
8:00 Breakfast, pack a lunch, and clean-up
9:00 Day hike, snacks provided
10:30 Food prep with Mathew and Out-camp if needed
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 Orienteering lesson
4:00 Personal time and Out-camp prep
5:00 Dinner prep
6:00 Dinner and clean-up
7:00 Back-country skills practice
8:00 pm Pack to leave yurts next day

Wednesday, July 21
7:00 am Lesson/share (optional)
8:00 Breakfast, pack a lunch, clean-up
9:00 Depart yurts via carpool for Crescent Mining Camp
Hike in to camp site, set up camp
Lunch
Orienteering course
Campfire and back-country skills
Dinner prep, eat and clean-up
Highlights, challenges, goals, next day’s plan.

Thursday, July 16
2 Options for this day
(Option #1)
6:00 am wake-up and lesson study (optional)
7:00 Breakfast and clean-up
8:30 Depart for Pear Lake
Lunch
Hike back to campsite
5:00 pm Dinner prep

(Option #2)
4:30-5:00 am Wake up
Gather and depart for attempted peak of Mt. Missouri
Peak breakfast on the trail.
Bring lunch supplies.
Return to campsite.
Rest

Everyone
5:00 pm Dinner prep, eat, clean-up
Testimony Meeting around campfire
S’mores & hot chocolate

Friday, July 23
6:00 am Wake up
Breakfast and tear down campsite
Debrief
Hike out to trail head
Drive back to A/U Ranches

My Father has my treasure, and He will walk with me.” Christian Science Hymnal pg. 148 

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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 one, come all, to the wildest party in town!! 
Join DiscoveryBound for an exciting afternoon of games, an inspirational talk, dinner and the evening highlight will be a 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 – CS families, 20s/30s, adults, and your friends 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 Compass: 2021-2022 Group Fall Retreat – CedarS Camps
Sep 3 – Sep 6 all-day

This year’s Compass teens are starting their year off strong with team building, discussions, games and more at this Fall Retreat at CedarS Camps. The Fall Retreat is combined with the DB Outreach National Event, although Compass teens do not need to register separately for the weekend (it is built into their Compass registration, along with the other two retreats for the year).

At this first weekend together, the Compass group will have time both on their own to lay the foundation for their year together and with everyone else to enjoy the activities of the weekend.

Click here to register for Compass (teens in 10th-12th grades for the 2021-22 school year)

Click here for Compass program details. 

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

Teen Registration Adult Registration Adult Financial Aid

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

The Agency needs your help…

Teens, do you and your friends accept the Mission?  As new recruits, you’ll explore your secret agent skills to unlock the Final Mission. You’ll earn clues as you progress through the weekend activities, which include inspiring speakers, practical discussions on real-life topics, and plenty of outdoor camp FUN!  Together the group will earn and piece together the clues which unlock the Final Mission (a special reward for the whole gang!) You won’t want to miss it. Are you in?

Adults, come embark on the adventure of a lifetime as you channel your inner agent of good in an engaging and interactive experience. Join other adults for an inspiring weekend filled with camp activities and discussing topics like current events, Bible history, and supporting youth and your community all while solving fun clues and puzzles.

Teen Discussion Session Examples:
No Secret Identities – Living confidently as a Christian Scientist
The Adventurers – Exploring teams, friendships and relationships
Earning your Clearance – Next steps after high school

Adult Discussion Session Examples:
Youth in the CS Movement – Learning how to stay current
Bible Talk – Who are the heroes of the Bible?
Current Events – Addressing hot topics and how to pray for the world

Teen & Adult Active Session Examples:
Agent Training Course – Ropes Course
Heroes of the Bible – Bible Lands Park
Meeting your Transport – Mini horse buggies / horseback riding
Splash Landing – Pool and Water Slide
Making your Getaway – Zipline

Who

Teens entering grades 8th-12th in the 2021-2022 school year and their friends of all faiths
Adults and friends
Young adults, if interested in being a chaperone (you’ll still get to join in on all the fun!), please reach out to Mackenzie Talcott: [email protected]

When

Labor Day Weekend 2021 – Friday, September 3rd – Monday, September 6th

Where

CedarS Camps
19772 Sugar Drive
Lebanon, MO 65536

Cost

Teen Early Registration Fee (Before July 6th): $220
Teen Regular Registration Fee (July 7th – August 23rd): $270

Adult Early Registration Fee (Before July 6th): $350
Adult Regular Registration Fee (July 7th- August 23rd): $370

travel parameters

Flying:
Arrival: Please arrive at the St. Louis Lambert Airport before 2:00 pm on Friday, September 3rd, 2021.
Departure: Please depart from the St. Louis Airport after 2:00 pm on Monday, September 6th, 2021.
DB staff and volunteers will be at the airport to greet you, and will provide a shuttle to CedarS.

Driving:
Arrival: Please arrive at CedarS Camps in Lebanon, MO between 5:00 – 6:00 pm on Friday, September 3rd, 2021.
Departure: Please depart from CedarS Camps between 8:30 am – 10:00 am on Monday, September 6th, 2021.

Financial Aid

Teens: Apply for up to $200 towards registration and up to 50% with a maximum of $300 towards flights.

Adults: Apply for up to $200 towards registration and up to 50% with a maximum of $150 towards flights.

Cancellation policy

If DiscoveryBound cancels this event for any reason, you will receive a 100% refund.
If you need to cancel your registration, our cancellation policy will apply:
Teens: If cancelling before August 12th, can receive a full refund less a $70 cancellation fee.
Adults: If cancelling before August 12th, can receive a full refund less a $170 cancellation fee.
After August 12th, no refunds will be issued, and you will be responsible for the full registration fee.

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DB Compass: 2021-2022 Group Winter Retreat – A/U Ranches
Dec 28 2021 – Jan 1 2022 all-day

Compass teens in the 2021-2022 group will ring in the New Year together in the snowy Rocky Mountains. This extended trip allows time for group discussions, team building, games, and plenty of outdoor adventures in this winter wonderland.

Click here for Compass program details

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DB Compass: 2021-2022 Group Spring Retreat – Boston, MA
Apr 28 – May 1 all-day

The 2021-2022 Compass teens will wrap up their year together by visiting Boston. This is the third and final retreat as a group, and it will be filled with tours and interactive workshops at The Mother Church and Longyear Museum, fun excursions around Boston, and meaningful discussions.

Click here for program details.