Jun
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DB Outreach: Northern, CA Adult Chapter – Fort Funston Beach Cleanup with Prin Club @ Fort Funston Beach, San Francisco
Jun 1 all-day

Fort Funston Beach Cleanup With Principia Club in San Francisco.
Contact Marini for further details.

Jun
8
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DB Oureach: Northern, CA Adult Chapter – Mt. Tamalpais Steep Ravine Trail @ Mt. Tamalpais Steep Ravine Trail
Jun 8 – Jun 9 all-day

Mt. Tamalpais Steep Ravine Trail
Contact Steve Klocksiem for further details

Jun
22
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DB Outreach: Northern, CA Adults – Horse Tail Falls Hike @ Horse Tail Falls Hike
Jun 22 – Jun 23 all-day

Horse Tail Falls Hike in Sierras (moderate/difficult, 2.5M RT)
Contact Sharon Hansen for further details.

Jul
13
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DB Outreach: Northern, CA Adult Chapter – Sugar Pine Point Mansion Tour & Beach Day @ Sugar Pine Point Mansion Tour & Beach Day
Jul 13 – Jul 14 all-day

Sugar Pine Point Mansion Tour & Beach Day in Tahoe

$12.00 for bike rental
Contact Ed Ballard for further information

Jul
20
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DB Outreach: Maine Adventure Trip for Adults @ Adventure Bound
Jul 20 @ 4:00 pm – Jul 24 @ 10:00 am

Download the Flyer    Register Now    Travel Form    Financial Aid Form

Who: Christian Science adults of all ages and friends of all faiths

What: Explore breathtaking landscapes while rafting the Kennebec River, hike to the stunning Moxie Falls, experience kayaking and stand up paddle boards and enjoy wilderness camping under the stars. Disconnect from devices and take the time to connect with CS adults and your friends of all faiths from across the country for an Adventure in Maine’s vacation destination. We have all the adventures and challenges you’ll love. In addition to great adventures, base camp is no ordinary base camp.  You will even get a chance to have Lobster if you would like!  This guided multi-day trip is inspiring and all inclusive* – all you need to do is have the time of your life in the great outdoors.

Travel: The program starts and finishes in Caratunk, Maine. Base camp (Adventure Bound) is approximately 2.5 hours from Portland, ME and about 4.5 hours from Boston, MA. A DB shuttle is available to/from Portland, ME airport for an additional fee: $25 one way ($50 for round-trip).  Please see the Travel Form above to give us your transportation information.

DB Shuttle:
July 20, 2019 – Departs Portland, ME Airport at 1:15pm to arrive at Base Camp by 4:00pm (arrive into PWM by 12:30 p.m.)
July 24, 2019 – Depart Base Camp at 10:15am to arrive at Portland, ME Airport by 1:00pm (depart PWM after 2:30 p.m.)

Accommodations: Gender-based bunkhouses for 3 nights and gender based tents for camp-out for 1 night or bring a tent to stay with spouse during the weekend.

Level of Activity – need to be an active adult since we will be camping and white water rafting as the main activity.
There will be a licensed Maine guide in each raft when we go on the class III-IV white water rafting.  Short hike to Moxie Falls.

Registration IS OPEN until Friday, July 12th.
For questions about registration only, call Mackenzie Shepherd: (303) 779-3000 ext. 138

Cost: $580 *Includes 4 nights lodging , activities, meals – starting from Saturday night dinner through Wednesday breakfast. Travel costs are not included. If you need transportation from the Portland, ME airport, let us know (Additional fee of $25 each way)

Financial Aid
Thanks to recent generous donations, DiscoveryBound is now able to offer scholarships to adults attending DB events and programs. DB can even help with up to $150 towards registration and/or up to $150 towards travel costs. Do not let finances stop you from attending this DB event! Let us know if you have a need and we will get back with you in regards to next steps.  The link to the Financial Aid form can be found at the top of this page.

Cancellation Policy
Refunds less a $290 cancellation fee, will be given to participants canceling by Wednesday, July 3rd. No refunds will be issued after this date and you will be responsible for the full registration fee.

Tentative Agenda:
Saturday, July 20, 2019

Afternoon Arrive and Check-in at 4:00 p.m. Utilize adventure center:  swimming pool, hot tub, volleyball, disc golf, hiking trails, arcade, basketball court, soccer field, campfires, game room, and projection movie screen
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Introductions/Overview of the weekend/Inspirational Sharing
8:30 pm Campfire (wood is provided), Pool, Hot Tub
10:00 pm Bunkhouse lodging (bring sleeping bag) – Lights Out

 

Sunday, July 21, 2019

7:15 am Full breakfast buffet
9:00 am Meet with your guides to discuss and prepare for your day of a morning hike to Moxie Falls and an afternoon of Kayaking on the Lower Kennebec River.
10:00 am Scenic Hike to Moxie Falls. Take an Adventure Bound bus shuttle to the trail head to Moxie Falls, Maine’s largest waterfall. This relaxing hike has great view and swimming opportunities in the natural pools above the falls.
12:00 pm Break for a picnic lunch
12:30 pm Explore the Lower Kennebec River using 2-person inflatable kayaks and stand-up paddle boards.
3:30 pm Return to Adventure Bound and utilize the adventure center
5:30 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Informal Church Service outdoors
8:00 pm Free Time: Campfire (wood is provided) and utilize adventure center
10:00 pm Bunkhouse Lodging – Lights Out

 

Monday, July 22, 2019

7:15 am Full breakfast buffet
8:00 am Lesson Study (optional)
8:30 am 2-day Kennebec whitewater rafting orientation.  Day 1 adventures consist of introductory rapids in smaller 8-ft. self-guided rafts along the East Outlet of the Kennebec River just below Moosehead Lake, with Adventure Bound staff providing support from kayaks and leading the way.  Stopping at  Ledge Falls for a picnic lunch and fun at the falls.  From there you continue on a motorboat shuttle to their remote (boat access only) campsite on Indian Pond.  The campsite will have tents and sleeping pads provided for us. Enjoy a cheese/cracker/pepperoni snack along with veggies and dip while the guides prepare dinner.
6:00 pm Lakeside BBQ

7:30 pm

10:00 pm

Wilderness sauna and a refreshing swim in the pond before a nighttime snack of s’mores around the campfire.
Tent Camping (2-3 person tents) Lights Out

 

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

6:30 am Breakfast on the pond
7:30 am Depart by motorboat shuttle to Harris Station dam for Day 2 adventures for a 12-mile descent of the Kennebec river gorge with class III-IV whitewater.  Each raft (16-ft in length) of approx. 6-9 paddlers will be accompanied by a licensed Maine whitewater guide. Following the upper gorge section of rafting in the morning, we will stop along the banks of the river for a riverside barbecue.
3:30 pm Rafting trip concludes with a photo and video presentation of your rafting trip by Adventure Bound.
5:30 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Campfire (wood is provided) Utilize adventure center
10:00 pm Bunkhouse Lodging – Lights Out

 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

7:15 am Full breakfast buffet
9:00 am Debrief Weekend with DiscoveryBound
10:00 am Check out of bunkhouses, utilize adventure center amenities and depart at your leisure

 

 

Jul
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DB Outreach: Northern, CA Adult Chapter – Grass Valley to Lake Chabot Hike @ Grass Valley to Lake Chabot Hike
Jul 27 – Jul 28 all-day

Grass Valley to Lake Chabot Hike in Oakland Foothills
Contact Steve Klocksiem for further details.

Aug
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DB Outreach: Annual National Event in Los Angeles @ University of California, Los Angeles
Aug 30 – Sep 2 all-day

Join Us for the National Annual Event weekend in Los Angeles!
August 30 – September 2, 2019

Who: Teens entering 8th-12th grades and adults 20+.

Download Flyer         Adult Financial Aid Form

Where: We’ll be staying at UCLA in northern Los Angeles.  Address: 330 De Neve Drive Los Angeles, CA 90095

What: Teens will visit the Santa Monica Beach, Hollywood Walk of Fame, have a pool party, and enjoy workshops from actual industry professionals who are also Christian Scientists.
Adults will visit the Griffith Observatory, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Walk of Fame.

Everyone will get to tour Warner Brothers Studios!  You won’t want to miss this!

Registration: 
Early Bird:  April 1st – June 30th    Teens: $270   Adults: $450
Regular: July 1st – August 16th     Teens: $300   Adults: $480

Need-based Financial Aid is available for teens up to $200 for registration costs and $300 for travel costs.  Please fill out the form in your online account after you register to apply.
We are excited to be able to offer Financial Aid for adults for this event as well!  Up to $150 for registration costs and $150 for travel costs.  Please fill out the form above to apply.

Oct
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DB Outreach: N. California Hike or Bike, Saturday, October 19 @ Hike or Bike Angel Island
Oct 19 all-day

HIKE or BIKE on ANGEL ISLAND

This SATURDAY, Oct. 19

Meet at Tiburon Ferry at 9:45 AM (ferry leaves at 10:00) and every hour on the hour.
Ferry cost: $15 round trip

People can bring a bike on the ferry or rent a bike at the island.  Bike rentals are $13.50/hour or $50/day.  The main biking option is to ride around the perimeter on a paved loop.

Last time, most of the people hiked up Mt. Livermore, which is 800 feet.  It was about a 2 hour hike up and an hour down.

BRING:
lunch and snacks
water
sunscreen if desired
sunglasses
boots/walking-biking shoes
clothing for warmth (could be windy, foggy, rainy–who knows)

From SACRAMENTO AREA:  Sacramento-area people meet at 1st church parking lot at 8 am.
We can meet anyone in Davis at the Mace Boulevard Park and Ride at 8:30 am.

BAY AREA people can meet at the Tiburon Ferry at 9:45 am.  We can see if there is interest to meet for dinner afterward.

RSVP immediately to Steve Barton
[email protected]  or call  1-916-531-6414

Oct
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DB OUTREACH: CHAPTER WORKER AND AMBASSADOR WEBINAR
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join us for our fall  DiscoveryBound (DB) Outreach webinar and conference call on Tuesday, October 22nd.  We will be hosting two sessions, so please select one of the following times: 

1st Session – 5:00pm (PT), 6:00pm (MT), 7:00pm (CT), 8:00pm (ET)
2nd Session – 7:00pm (PT), 8:00pm (MT), 9:00pm (CT), 10:00pm (ET)

  Tentative agenda:
Metaphysical Theme for 2019 – “True prayer is not asking God for love; It is learning to love, and to include all mankind in one affection.” (No & Yes 39:17-18)

      1. Staff Intros – Lee Anne Meidell – NEW DB Outreach Manager
      2. Events summary and fruitage (local volunteers & DB staff share) 
      3. How to address challenges in your chapter work
      4. Sharing your successful activities and/or upcoming activities

By sharing in a webinar format, this gives everyone the opportunity to see each other and hear what others have to say.  It would be helpful if you would let us know which session you will be joining by replying to this email. 

Here is the link to join the webinar and conference call: https://zoom.us/j/118221739  (join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android)

Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16699006833,,118221739#  or +16468769923,,118221739# 

Or Telephone Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location)US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 646 876 9923 US

Meeting ID: 118 221 739 

We hope you will join us for this interactive webinar/conference call. Please let us know if you will be attending and which session. We look forward to your participation and insights!
The DB Team

Nov
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DB Outreach: North Carolina Museum of Art – Adults @ North Carolina Museum of Art
Nov 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

North Carolina Museum of Art
Come Join us for an afternoon of lunch and docent tour

When:  Friday, November 1, 2019
12:00 meet for lunch (bring your own or purchase at museum)
1:30 free docent tour
Where: North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd. Raleigh, NC
Who:  Adults
Meet: Lori Selby, DB Outreach Manager from Boston
RSVP:  Cindy Smith 919-219-3371 or [email protected]

Nov
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DB Outreach: N. California’s upcoming 2019 “End of the Year” activities
Nov 16 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

Mark your calendars now, for these great events!

November 16 – Planning & Pizza at Sharon Hansen’s.  (RSVP – Sharon Hansen)

November 30– Dinner at Blue House Korean Restaurant in Roseville (RSVP – Marini Ballard)

December 14 – Dressy Dinner at Delta King Pilot House in Old Sacramento.  (RSVP – Sharon Hansen)

January 1 – New Year’s Tennessee Valley Trail Hike in Marin.  (RSVP – Jim Wright)

Nov
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DB Outreach: San Diego – FRIENDSGIVING! @ Browns' house
Nov 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us as we gather to celebrate the season of gratitude. Let’s celebrate Thanksgiving and pre-game for the main event with a Friendsgiving feast at the Browns’! The Brown Family will provide the turkey (veggie and meat options) and the trimmings, we invite friends to bring drinks, a side dish, salad, or dessert to share. Brown House San Diego is located at 6485 Decanture Street, San Diego, CA 92120. Please RSVP to Lane Brown at 646-812-4809 so we can know how much to prepare, and leave a comment with what dish you’d like to share. All of our events are open and welcoming to all ages and families, we hope to see you there!

Feb
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DB Outreach: Community Gathering in LA @ Sky High Sports
Feb 22 @ 3:30 pm

Community Gathering – Los Angeles, CA – Saturday, February 22 2020

Download flyer here

Come see what Adventure Unlimited’s DiscoveryBound and A/U Ranches programs are offering this year!

Who: Everyone is invited! We have programs for ALL AGES – youth, adult and family.

What: Join us at Sky High in Woodland Hills for an afternoon of indoor trampoline jumping with other Christian Science families from around LA!

When: Saturday, February 22nd at 3:30pm

Location: Sky High Sports, 6033 De Soto Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Contact: Karen Ostler – [email protected] or (818) 321-4917
Alison Peticolas (A/U) – [email protected] or (719) 398-9331

We want everyone to be able to attend our programs! For the A/U Ranches, financial aid is available for youth and family/adults. Visit www.campershipfund.org for more information. For DiscoveryBound, registration and travel aid is available for all 3 programs and is part of the registration process.

Feb
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DB Outreach: Community Gathering in LA @ Schreiber-Nguyen residence
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm

Community Gathering – Los Angeles, CA – SUNDAY, February 23 2020

Download flyer here

Come see what Adventure Unlimited’s DiscoveryBound and A/U Ranches programs are offering this year!

Who: Everyone is invited! We have programs for ALL AGES – youth, adult and family.

What: Join us for a pool party and lunch! Learn more about our Family/Adult programs which are open to Christian Scientists and their friends and family of all faiths.

When: Sunday, February 23rd at 12:00pm

Location: Schreiber-Nguyen residence: 1094 Acanto Place, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Contact: Alyssa Schreiber-Nguyen – [email protected] or (949) 842-2247
Alison Peticolas (A/U) – [email protected] or (719) 398-9331

We want everyone to be able to attend our programs! For the A/U Ranches, financial aid is available for youth and family/adults. Visit www.campershipfund.org for more information. For DiscoveryBound, registration and travel aid is available for all 3 programs and is part of the registration process.

Mar
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All-Camp and DiscoveryBound Show – Seattle @ 3rd Church of Christ, Scientist
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm

Come try out “Richie’s Plank” virtual reality (VR) experience, play camp games and watch the brand-new all camp video. Lunch will be provided. Everyone is encouraged to come join the fun!

Mar
6
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DB Outreach: Colorado Winter Weekend for All Ages – Registration is full – Wait list is available.
Mar 6 – Mar 8 all-day

Register Here  Download Flyer

Registration Is now full. Please email [email protected] to be added to the waitlist.

Come join DiscoveryBound for a cozy weekend at the A/U Ranches! This is a wonderful opportunity to relax and have fun while enjoying the company of other Christian Scientists and friends of all ages. Take part in sledding, broom hockey, climbing in the Rock Gym, snowshoeing, games and cards in the lodge and much more. Or just bring a good book, sit by the fire and enjoy a mug of hot chocolate.  Feel free to do as few or as many activities as you want, but come be a part of the fun!

WHEN: Friday, March 6 – Sunday, March 8, 2020

WHERE: A/U Ranches, Buena Vista, CO

WHO: All Ages:  This exciting weekend is for all ages.  All youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian – child care is not provided.  It’s a special opportunity for everyone to spend time together.  Families will be housed together.

WHAT:  (See Weekend Schedule below)

COST: $99 per person (included in the cost are all meals beginning with Friday dinner through Sunday lunch, lodging, and most activities.)

FINANCIAL AID: If needed, up to $49 in financial aid is available for everyone. When registering, look for the link to the Financial Aid online form.

TRAVEL: Please plan to arrive at the A/U Ranches between 5-7pm on Friday, March 6. Departure on Sunday will be at 1pm.  Transportation through DB is not provided.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If for some reason you need to cancel, you may do so up until Friday, February 14, 2020 with a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after February 14.

Registration closes February 27, 2020 – Space is limited.  

ALL AGES Colorado WINTER Weekend Schedule

Friday, March 6
5 -7 pm        Arrival – pizza for dinner
7:30             Welcome to the weekend in Valerie Lodge
                    Lodge time – Schedule Overview & Get-to-Know You Games

Saturday, March 7
7:30 am      Lesson Study in Valerie Lodge (optional)
8:00            Breakfast in Valerie Lodge
9:00            Inspirational in Valerie Lodge
9:30            Morning Activities (sign-up)
11:00          Visiting Calves & Horses (sign-up)
12:00 pm   Lunch in Valerie /Free time
1:15-5:00   Afternoon Activities (sign-up)
2:00-5:00   Princeton Hot Springs (sign-up + additional charge – tentative)
6:00           Dinner in Valerie Lodge
7:00           Presentation & Ice Cream Social
8:00           Lodge Time – family activity

Sunday, March 8
8:00 am    Breakfast in Valerie Lodge
9:30          Drive into Town for Church / Sunday School
10-11        Church / Sunday School
11:15        Back to Ranches & Pack
12:00        Lunch & Weekend Evaluations in Valerie Lodge
1:00          Goodbyes & Departure

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to be in touch. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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This event is generously underwritten by the Asher Student Foundation and other partners.

 

Mar
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*CANCELED* DB Outreach: Jetty Park Camping – Cape Canaveral, FL @ Jetty Park Campground
Mar 27 – Mar 29 all-day

CANCELED Jetty Park All-Ages Kayaking/Camping Weekend in Cape Canaveral

As of today, March 18, Adventure Unlimited (including DiscoveryBound) is stopping all work travel and in-person events until April 1st.  At that time we will determine if additional steps need to be taken for the month of April. This means that our DB Annual Jetty Park weekend is canceled. I got a call from Jetty Park campground today (March 18th) and they are closing starting tomorrow at noon until further notice. We have been working with the following citation from II Timothy, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

Here is a possible alternative activity for our Jetty Park Weekend canceled event:
Challenge for you: Bring Jetty Park Home! Send us a photo or short video of a beach or camping activity (ie. S’mores, tenting in your backyard) with your family and/or small group of friends to share on DiscoveryBound social media. Text to Lori Selby at 781-956-9035.

Please know that we are still planning and registering for future inspiring and fun events to take place this year. The DiscoveryBound Outreach team will assess the current situation on a regular basis.

Check out our upcoming weekend events:

I want to thank our DiscoveryBound Florida Groups (DB Tampa, DB Southeast FL, DB Central Florida, DB Jacksonville) for their support of this event! Help us spread the word to those that were interested in attending!

Please feel free to reach out to me with further questions. We certainly appreciate your flexibility during this time. We look forward to seeing you at Jetty Park next year!

“A calm, Christian state of mind is a better preventative of contagion than a drug, or than any other possible sanative method; and the “perfect Love” that “casteth out fear” is a sure defense.” (Miscellaneous Writings p. 229:24)

With Love,  Lori Selby

 

Apr
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DB OUTREACH: VOLUNTEER AND AMBASSADOR WEBINAR @ DB Outreach Volunteer & Ambassador Webinar
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm

Please join us for our spring DiscoveryBound (DB) Outreach webinar and conference call on Thursday, April 23rd.  We will be hosting two sessions, so please select one of the following times:

1st Session – 5:00pm (PT), 6:00pm (MT), 7:00pm (CT), 8:00pm (ET)
2nd Session – 7:00pm (PT), 8:00pm (MT), 9:00pm (CT), 10:00pm (ET)

Agenda & Zoom Conference Line will be coming soon!

We hope you will join us for this interactive webinar/conference call.
The DB Team

 

May
5
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DB Outreach: Virtual Game Night for Adult Volunteers @ Zoom link
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Virtual Game Night for Adult Volunteers

Join us for some inspiration, conversation, and games.

1st Session Tuesday May 5 –   8:00pm (ET),  7:00pm (CT),  6:00pm (MT), 5:00pm (PT)

Email Lori for the Zoom link: [email protected]

May
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DB Outreach: Virtual Game Night for Adult Volunteers @ Zoom Call
May 7 @ 10:00 pm

Virtual Game Night for Adult Volunteers

Join us for some inspiration, conversation, and games.

Thursday May 7 – 10:00pm (ET), 9:00pm (CT),  8:00pm (MT), 7:00pm (PT)

Email Lori for the Zoom link: [email protected]