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
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.
All-Ages – CS families, 20s/30s, adults, and your friends of all faiths
(all youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)
Saturday, May 22, 2021
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:
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 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 deadline: May 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.
Time: (7:00pm EST, 6:00pm CST, 5:00pm MST, 4:00pm PST)
Monthly Watercolor Classes – May 27, June 24, July 29, August 26 (the last Thursday of the month)
- trees, flowers & other plants;
- mammals, birds & insects;
- barns, houses & other structures;
- landscapes & sea-scapes…and more
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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.