db 20s/30s spring retreat at crystal lake camps
About this Event
As most camps go, CLC is not located right next to an airport 🙂 We would love for you to fly into and out of Harrisburg (MDT), as we’ll hire an airport shuttle to camp. Because it’s a smaller airport, it will seem a bit more expensive, but there is transportation assistance!
- Arrival time: around/before 5pm. If you fly in earlier, we will pick everyone up at 5:30pm and drive the 2hrs to CLC. Everyone will need to wear masks and be distanced in the van.
- Departure time: book your ticket for anytime after 3pm. After our church service, we’ll bring everyone to the airport. Everyone will need to wear masks and be distanced in the van.
IF you are driving, you can arrive anytime after 1pm on Friday, and depart anytime on Sunday. Driving in is the recommended option at this time.
What to bring:
- No fewer than 3 double-layered masks
- Beach/swim towel
- Clothes for running around/clothes you may not care so much about
- Sturdy shoes for running around and hiking
- Sneakers for the High Ropes Course
- Comfy slides/flipflops/sandels for relaxing
- Wool socks and athletic socks
- LAYERS! It’s really chilly in the mornings and evenings, and warms up during the day.
- Puffy jacket, hat, pants
- T-shirts, athletic shorts/crops
- Long pants (or leggings) for the High Ropes Course
- Hair ties for long hair
- Comfy pjs
- CS books, Lesson printout, etc.
Please input your dietary preferences in the Registration Form (see button above).
Most accommodations at CLC are dorm-style cabins, though we have a few “private” rooms. All bathrooms are shared spaces. Lodging will be by sex, unless married (married couples share a private space). All bedding and towels are provided.
$60/person — covers food, lodging, and activities! This does NOT cover the cost of transportation.
Registration & Payment
Please click on the buttons “Register Here” and “Pay Here” above to complete the registration and payment to attend the event!
There’s a $30 cancellation fee and no refunds within one week of the event
DiscoveryBound generously offers financial aid for travel costs for these events. Financial support is determined on an individual need, and grants are awarded up to $150, not to exceed 50% of your total travel costs. Click here to complete the DB financial aid form. DB will notify you with the amount awarded within one month of your submitted request.
Contact information for Event Organizer:
Becca DeNicholas, Camp Director
email: [email protected]
text: 272-209-2524 (Becca’s cell) — call: 570-584-5608 (CLC Office)
Eventbrite link to share with friends:
DB 20s/30s weekends have a non-judgmental Christian Science atmosphere that is inclusive of everyone and is free from drinking, smoking, vaping, using illicit drugs or marijuana. Participants agree to support this healing atmosphere.
This event will be run according to state and local guidelines. During this program, it will be mandatory that all participants wear a double-layer mask throughout the weekend (other than while swimming and eating). We ask that you have no fewer than 3 masks, so you wear one per day. We will also ask participants to maintain a 6ft distance from others at all times.
All participants will need to sign both DiscoveryBound’s and Crystal Lake Camps’ waiver and release paperwork for their ability to partake in this event.
Friday, May 21
5:00pm – arrivals
7:30pm – dinner in Alford Hall
8:00pm – Intro to the weekend
8:30pm -S’mores and a metaphysical discussion
Saturday, May 22
6:00am – optional hike/run
7:00am – optional Lesson reading in the Lodge Livingroom
8:15am – breakfast in Alford Hall
9:30am – Morning Activities
- arts & crafts
12:15pm – lunch in Alford Hall
2:00pm – Afternoon Activities
- High Ropes Course
- board games
6:15pm – dinner in Alford Hall
8:30pm – Gratitude and Highlights Sharing
Sunday, May 23
7:00am – optional run/hike
8:45am – breakfast in Alford Hall
10:00am – Church!
12:15pm – snacks and departures
20s/30s young adults are invited to join DB, a practitioner, and other Christian Science young adults around the country for a virtual game night! These Hangouts are held twice a month on zoom. We start with metaphysical sharing and inspiration, facilitated by a different practitioner supporting each call. Then we play games! The host always has a game prepared and ready to play, but participants are encouraged to bring/teach/run their own favorite games the group can play virtually as well. We hope you can join us!
For access to the zoom link to join, please email [email protected]
20s/30s young adults are invited to join DB, a practitioner, and other Christian Science young adults around the country for a virtual game night! We start with metaphysical sharing and inspiration, facilitated by a different practitioner supporting each call. Then we play games! The host always has a game prepared and ready to play, but participants are encouraged to bring/teach/run their own favorite games the group can play virtually as well. We hope you can join us!
For access to the zoom link to join, please email [email protected]
**LAST GAME NIGHT UNTIL AUGUST***
Jesus often said that he came here for a specific reason. The clarity of his mission and purpose was unparalleled. In this lecture, we’re going to aim to “have the same mindset as Christ Jesus” (Phil. 2:5) and get in tune with the Christly mission that brings healing and peace like nothing else can.
This lecture event is co-sponsored by First Church of Christ Scientist, Laguna Niguel, CA and DiscoveryBound Outreach. We hope you all are able to join us for this inspiring talk.
This lecture is intended for 20s/30s, but all are welcome.
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!
All ages – families, 20s/30s, adults and your friend of all faiths
(all youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)
Saturday, August 21, 2021
- 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
- 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.
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:
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 deadline: July 30, 2021
There is $20.00 registration cancellation fee if cancelled by July 30, 2021. After July 30, 2021 there are no refunds.
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)
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
…And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
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.
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.
DB 20s/30s Maine Getaway – *Save the date*
20s/30s and friends – don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to connect with other 20s/30s for an elongated weekend filled with scenic hikes, a 2-day Kennebec whitewater rafting trip, kayaking/SUPs on the Lower Kennebec River, and many more fun activities at the Adventure Center. We hope you will join us for this outdoor adventure in Caratunk, Maine!
Metaphysical Theme: “Each successive stage of experience unfolds new views of divine goodness and love.” (S&H 66:14)
Stay tuned for more information. This event isn’t available to register yet, but will be up soon!