DB Compass: 2017-2018 Group Winter Retreat – Colorado @ A/U Ranches
Jan 11 – Jan 15 all-day
DB Outreach: 20s/30s Winter Vacation @ A/U Ranches
Jan 11 – Jan 15 all-day

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN:  To Register, click here.

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For Christian Science adults and their friends in their 20s and 30s.

Join us for an unforgettable weekend in the snow.  Escape from work with a group of like minded individuals as we explore the Rocky Mountains in wintertime.  You’ll have the option of skiing/snowboarding at Monarch Mountain, snowshoeing around the beautiful A/U Ranches, lounging at the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs, playing games by a warm fire in Valerie Lodge, and many more exciting activities.

  • Skiing/Snowboarding in the beautiful Rocky Mountains (lift tickets and rentals not included, but available through DiscoveryBound for an additional fee)
  • Snowshoeing through the backwoods of the A/U Ranches property
  • Spend the day at the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs, relaxing and playing in their pools and natural hot springs
  • Relax and enjoy a long weekend spent in beautiful Colorado.  Stunning scenery, exciting activities, and new friendships!

Cost of Weekend Registration:  $150 – This includes Thursday dinner through Monday breakfast, lodging, Ranch activities, one day pass to Mt. Princeton Hot Springs, transportation to and from Denver International Airport (DEN) and to the ski resort.

Cost of Optional Items (Not required for registration):  $49 – Lift Ticket (one day only).  $22 – Rental Equipment from Monarch Mountain.  Lessons: $59 (includes lift ticket for the day).

Financial Assistance is available towards your flight costs

Dates: 1/11/18 through 1/15/18

Flying/Driving parameters
If flying:
-Arrive at Denver International Airport (DEN) no later than 2:00PM on Thursday, January 11th. If you arrive after 2:00 PM, you will be responsible for your own transportation to the A/U Ranches.  There is a bus that drives from Denver to Buena Vista once per day.
-Depart DIA no earlier than 2PM on Monday, January 15th.  If you have TSA Pre-Check clearance, you are welcome to book your flight no earlier than 1:30 PM. Any participants flying earlier than 1:30 pm. on January 15th, will be responsible for their own transportation to the airport. There is a bus that drives from Buena Vista to Denver once per day.

If driving:
-Arrive at A/U Ranches between 4:30-5:30 PM.  Parking is available at no additional charge.
-Depart from A/U Ranches between 9AM and 10AM.

The DB Statement of Community Standards is available on our registration page.

Tentative Itinerary:

All activities listed below are optional.  For those not skiing or snowboarding on Friday or Saturday, a variety of activities are available at the Ranches.


2:00 PM – Load Vans and depart for Buena Vista, CO

5:00 PM – Arrive at A/U Ranches

6:00 PM – Dinner

6:45 PM – Welcome to Weekend


7:00 AM – Breakfast

For those skiing:

7:45 AM – Depart for Monarch Mountain

9:00 AM – Ski Lifts open

12:00 PM – lunch at Monarch Lodge

4:00 PM – Monarch lifts close

For those staying at Round Up Ranch:

8:00 AM – Lesson Study at Crow’s Nest (optional)

9:00 AM – Snowshoeing / excursion to town

12:00 PM – Lunch at Valerie Lodge

1:00 PM – Sledding on property / build a snowman / hot chocolate by the fire

5:00 PM – Down time / Prep Dinner

6:00 PM – Dinner

7:00 PM – Metaphysical Discussion

8:00 PM – Down time, Games


7:00 AM – Breakfast / All

For those skiing:

7:45 AM – Depart for Monarch Mountain

9:00 AM – Ski Lifts open

12:00 PM – lunch at Monarch Lodge

4:00 PM – Monarch lifts close

For those staying at Round Up Ranch:

8:00 AM – Lesson Study at Valerie Lodge by the fire (optional)

9:00 AM – Snowshoeing / board games / puzzle

12:00 PM – Lunch at Valerie

1:00 PM – Ice skating / gingerbread houses / hot chocolate by the fire

5:00 PM – Down time / Prep dinner

6:00 PM – Dinner / All

7:00 PM – Games, down time


8:30 AM – Breakfast

9:30 AM – Depart for First Church, Buena Vista, CO

10:00 AM – Church

11:00 AM – Drive back to A/U

12:00 PM – Lunch

1:00 PM – Drive to Mt. Princeton Hot Springs

4:30 PM – Depart Mt. Princeton Hot Springs

5:00 PM – Down Time / Dinner Prep

6:00 PM – Dinner

7:00 PM – Hot Chocolate / Activities / Down Time


8:00 AM – Breakfast

8:30 AM – Load Vans and say Goodbye

9:00 AM – Drive to DIA

DB Outreach: Ohio Family Winter Event @ Snow Trails Winter Resort
Jan 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join other Christian Scientists and their friends of all faiths for a DiscoveryBound FAMLY snow tubing activity! Meet new friends from the state of Ohio, create exciting wintertime memories and leave invigorated from an afternoon of fun and laughter!

Snow Trails Winter Resort
3100 Possum Run Road
Mansfield, Ohio

Meet at the Wendy’s on I-71, exit 169 at 1:00 pm for lunch, then head over to Snow Trails Resort for 2 hours of snow tubing fun!

$10 – (Columbus Chapter will sponsor $15 each admission price of $25.) If you have a family of three or more children please contact Madith Barton for adjusted pricing.

• Columbus area: Madith Barton
614.747.6776 • [email protected]
• Cleveland area: Susan Westrope
440.930.5557 • [email protected]
• Massilon area: Wendy Silver
330.704.8813 • [email protected]


DB Outreach: Western Winter Weekend for Teens – Tahoe, CA @ Granlibakken Tahoe
Jan 19 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 21 @ 4:00 pm

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WHO: 7th-12th grade Christian Scientists and your friends of all faiths

Arrive on Friday, January 19 at 8:00pm, after dinner (at Granlibakken Resort)
Depart on Sunday, January 21 at 4:00pm (from Sugar Bowl Resort)

Drop off
 at Granlibakken Resort
725 Granlibakken Road
Tahoe City, CA 96145

Pick up at Sugar Bowl Resort
629 Sugar Bowl Road
Norden, CA  95724

Teens are responsible for their own transportation to and from the event, unless flying.

  • If flying
    Arrival: Friday, January 19: Fly into Sacramento Airport (SMF) by 3:00pm Pacific time
    Departure: Sunday, January 21: Leave Sacramento Airport (SMF) after 8:00pm Pacific time
    A shuttle will be provided from the airport to Granlibakken Resort, and take you back to the airport on Sunday.
  • If driving
    Arrival: Friday, January 19: Arrive at Granlibakken Resort at 8:00pm, after dinner
    Departure: Sunday, January 21: From Sugar Bowl Resort at 4:00pm

$150 – 7th – 12th graders and your friends
$10 Discount – Bring a friend new to DB and you both receive $10 off!

Lift tickets, ski or snowboarding equipment rental and helmet rental (if needed) are additional costs. (You will be asked during registration to indicate which items you need for the weekend and pay for the fees with the completion of your registration.

Please don’t let the cost keep you from attending. If you need to apply for financial aid, you will have the opportunity to do so during your registration. Financial awards can be up to 1/2 of the registration fee and additional aid is available for those flying to the event, up to $150. (Financial aid is NOT available for lift tickets and rental gear.) If there is additional aid needed to attend the weekend, please contact us – we do not want finances to prevent you from attending.

If the financial aid amount you’ve been granted does not meet your financial needs for this event and you choose to cancel your registration, you need to notify DiscoveryBound Outreach within 48 hours of being notified of the amount granted. If cancelling, you will be refunded your deposit with the exception of a $20 cancellation fee. After the 48 hours, if you need to cancel for any reason, you will need to return any financial aid amount you received towards travel costs.

Refunds, less a $75 cancellation fee, will be given to participants cancelling by December 28, 2017. No refunds will be given after December 28.
Full Refunds for lift tickets and rentals if notified on or before January 12, 2018.

If you have questions regarding the registration process, please email Krista Capp or call 303.376.7572, Monday thru Friday 8am – 4:30pm Mountain Time.

If you are interested in staying at Granlibakken Resort and skiing with the group on Sunday, January 21, please be in touch with the resort to make your lodging reservations. You can reach them at 530.583.4242. Also, please contact Krista Capp so I can include you in our group lift ticket count.

REGISTRATION CLOSES: Friday, January 12, 2018

DB Outreach: Traverse City, MI: Leelanau/Kohahna Camp Show and Sledding on Marcia’s hill! @ Marcia Hufstader's Home
Jan 21 @ 12:30 pm

Church Family & Friends Potluck YOU’RE INVITED!

Featuring the Leelanau/Kohahna Camp Show and Sledding on Marcia’s hill!
Provided:  Turkey, Ham, Rolls, Drinks & Paper Goods
Please bring a dish to pass: Casserole, Veggies, Salad, Fruit, or Dessert

RSVP:  Mary Hollister 231-944-8630 or Marcia Hufstader 616-334-9944

Adventure Unlimited Gathering @ So. California (San Diego - Santa Barbara)
Jan 21 @ 5:00 pm
DB Outreach: Family Event in NYC @ Eighth Church of Christ, Scientist, NY
Jan 22 @ 8:29 pm – 9:29 pm

Eighth Church of Christ, Scientist and DiscoveryBound invite you to a free talk.
All faiths and ages are welcome.

U.S. Army Chaplain Colonel (Ret.) JANET HORTON was a  first responder at the 9/11 Pentagon attack. In her 28-year career as a Christian Science chaplain, she faced down fear and distress in war zones throughout the world, helping troops in Korea, Germany, Kosovo, and Albania.
In this up-close-and-personal talk, Colonel Horton shares insights and real-life experiences about how her understanding of spiritual identity allowed her to overcome adversity — on the field and off. She is the recipient
of multiple military service awards, and is the first woman chaplain to be awarded the rank of Colonel. After
the talk, Colonel Horton will join us for pizza — and questions!

Her talk is entitled, “Invincible Army Your Spiritual Army”

DB Outreach: SuperNova Ski Trip @ Bryce Mountain
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm
DB Outreach: Eastern Winter Weekend for Teens – Berkshires, MA @ Vacation Village in the Berkshires
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm

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Join teens (grades 7–12) in New England’s Berkshire mountains for inspiration, fun, and friendship. You’ll ski/
snowboard at Jiminy Peak or snow tube at Bousquet, compete in the DB Winter Olympics on Lake Pontoosuc,
enjoy an inspirational speaker, and swim in the huge indoor pool and hot tub. Plus there’ll be plenty of time to
hang out with friends, old and new, and get the chance for CS discussion with teens like you, so don’t miss it!

Arrive Friday after 8:00 pm at Vacation Village
(276 Brodie Mountain Road, Hancock, MA 01267).
Depart Sunday at 2:00 pm from Lake Pontoosuc
(739 S Main St, Lanesboro, MA 01237)

Costs:  $80 Registration fee for 2 nights lodging and meals from Friday night snacks to Sunday lunch. Skiing/Snowboarding/Snow Tubing costs are additional. (see below)
Cancellation Fee: $40 may be refunded if cancelled by January 10th

Rental/Ticket Information
Lift Tickets: $51
Ski/Snowboard Rental: $36
Helmet Rental $10
Beginner Ski/Snowboard Package: $79 (Includes lift ticket to lower mountain, rentals, and lesson; Helmet Rental: $10 additional)
Snow Tubing (if you don’t want to go skiing)
Snow Tubing: $18 for 2 hours

Transportation: Teens are responsible for their own transportation to and from the event, unless flying. Carpools are available.  See below.

Private Vehicles: Arrive at Vacation Village in the Berkshires in Hancock, MA after 8:00 p.m.  And Depart Lake Pontoosuc on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.  Flying: Arrive at Logan Airport by 3:00 p.m on Friday, January 27 and depart on Sunday, January 29 after 7:00 p.m.


REGISTRATION CLOSES: Sunday, January 21, 2018 Midnight

DB Chapter Activity w/ A/U Ranches and Camp Bow-Isle @ OMSI - Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Jan 27 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

The Portland DB Chapter is hosting their annual camp show at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Come hang with other families, hear about all the great programs offered by the A/U Ranches and Camp Bow-Isle, and enjoy a day at museum.

9:30am – Arrive at OMSI
10:00am – Camp Show meeting
Explore OMSI after meeting

Admission to OMSI is $5/person – DB will underwrite the balance of admission. (Admission ticket is valid all day, until closing at 5:00pm.)

Parking is typically $5/car but we have secured free parking. In order to get free parking you need to
bring you parking spot number with you when you head through admissions.

RSVP to Mary Taylor (contact info above) – it helps with ticket ordering.

DB Outreach: Orange County Chapter 20/30s Sailboat Cruise @ Balboa Island
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm


Come join us at the Boy Scout Sea Base for church at 10:00am, 1931 W. Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92633…or meet us at the boat at noon and enjoy lunch, a sailboat boat cruise and great company! Come make some new friends.

Boat sails at 12:45pm

We will meet for a pizza lunch on Balboa Island at 12:00pm at the end of Emerald and N. Bay Front. We will supply pizza and drinks…Bring a jacket!

All are welcome, so come enjoy a sailboat cruise out of Newport Harbor.

Please RSVP soon as space is limited!

If you can’t meet us for church in Newport Beach, meet us on Balboa Island at the dock on Emerald and N. Bay Front…As you Enter Balboa Island on Marine…Continue to second stop sign and turn right on Park…Go all the way to Emerald and turn right…Go until Emerald street dead ends.

Please call 949.690.6400 if you need direction assistance.

DB Chapter Activity w/ A/U Ranches and Camp Bow-Isle @ The Marsh Home
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Alison Peticolas, Ranch Director, at the Seattle DB Chapter’s annual camp show, featuring a potluck lunch, outdoor games and presentations by the A/U Ranches and Camp Bow-Isle. All ages welcome!

Bring a dish or dessert to share (beverages and dinnerware provided).

RSVP to Ruth Marsh (contact info above).

Adventure Unlimited Gathering – Indianapolis @ Christian Science Reading Room
Feb 4 @ 12:00 pm

Fun, games, food and presentations from DiscoveryBound and the A/U Ranches about our year-round programs for all ages.

RSVP for pizza with Diana Virgil (info above).

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DB Outreach: Southern OR Chapter – Chop and Fix for Brunch of Love @ Loree Arthur's house in Grants Pass
Feb 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Come help us prep for the Brunch of Love on Sunday, February 11. Please RSVP to Loree Arthur and to find out more details regarding time, directions and how you can help!

DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Dinner and Pinochle
Feb 10 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a game night at Sharon Hansen’s house in Sacramento! Please contact Linda to RSVP and for details on time, directions, etc. We look forward to seeing you!

DB Outreach: Southern OR Chapter – Brunch of Love @ Loree Arthur's house in Grants Pass
Feb 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Join us for the Brunch of Love in Grants Pass. Please RSVP to Loree Arthur and to find out more details regarding directions, etc.

DB NLC: All Class Retreat 2018 @ A/U Ranches
Feb 16 – Feb 19 all-day

NLC All Class Retreat 2018


Living Generously

You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.  (II Cor. 9:7-8, NLT)

Who: All Teens, plus Mentors and Parents of the graduating 2018 classes. Mentors from the 2019-2021 classes are invited if you have not previously attended an ACR (the 2021 class is encouraged to attend)

When: February 16th-19th, 2018 (Presidents Day Weekend)

Where: A/U Ranches in Buena Vista, CO

Travel: DiscoveryBound NLC staff will meet everyone at the airport and transport them between there and the A/U Ranches, both ways. Please plan for your flights (DEN) to arrive before 2 pm on Friday, Feb. 16th, and depart after 2 pm on Monday, Feb. 19th. Save your travel information to input during the registration process. 

Registration: Online registration is open from December 15th to January 15th. Each person must register so we can have an accurate headcount for the weekend. You will be responsible for covering your travel expenses and a nominal adult registration fee. You received an email with the registration link – we don’t announce it publicly.

Financial Assistance:  All teen financial aid runs through registration, so be sure to apply there if there’s a need. We aren’t able to offer separate parent or mentor assistance.

Adult Housing Options

As an Adult guest at the All Class Retreat, you have three housing options listed below. The A/U Ranch housing facilities are filled by the many teens in NLC, so we provide hotel accommodations in Buena Vista for all adults. Our staff manages the group reservation, resides at the hotel to provide guidance throughout the weekend, and provides shuttle transportation between the hotel and Ranch. We hope that all parents and mentors will appreciate this opportunity to be together. Due to the number of expected participants, we are not able to provide private, single-occupancy rooms. Please be in touch with our office if you have special housing needs that preclude you from sharing a room. We will do our best to honor roommate requests, or one will be assigned to you if you leave the text block blank.

In registration, you will select one of the following housing options:

  • Provide your own housing and transportation to/from the A/U Ranches each day.
  • Room with your spouse, or an adult mentor or parent of the same gender (requests accepted, or one will be assigned to you)
  • Cabin Chaperone – not guaranteed, and need to be approved by NLC staff – Chaperones share teen cabins with bunk beds and communal restroom facilities.  Chaperones are expected to help manage wake-up and bedtime activities.


DiscoveryBound Outreach: Boston Family Snow Tubing @ Nashoba Valley
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Family Snow Tubing: (ages 5 & up)
Saturday, February 24, 2018
9:00 a.m.- 12:00 Snow Tubing 12:00-1:00 lunch (bring your own or buy at Nashoba)

$10 per person includes lift and tube (normally $31 per person)
$35 for family of 4+

Wear warm clothes, snow boots, mittens or gloves and hat if needed.

RSVP:  Lori Selby 781-956-9035 [email protected] or Lee Anne Meidell 978-635-0766

DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Meeks Creek Snowshoe Hike in Sierras @ Meet at 1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for a snowshoe hike in the Sierras. Please RSVP to Sandy Graham and to find out more details about the activity.

DB Outreach: 20S/30S Winter Weekend in New Hampshire @ Airbnb
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 4 @ 11:00 am

Join us March 2nd – 4th, 2018 for a weekend full of inspiration, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tubing, ice skating, games, socializing, exploring and friends.

Christian Science adults in their 20s & 30s (and friends) are invited.

Getting There
The house is an 1.5 hour drive from Boston. You can fly into Logan International Airport or Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. If you plan on flying in, please arrive Friday by 4pm and depart Sunday earliest 3pm. Please be in contact ASAP about flight information, since it will require additional coordination to make work. We will be arranging carpools for those who need it. On the Google Form at the bottom of this page is an area where you can list if you are in need of a carpool or willing to drive others.

We will be staying in a mansion 9 miles from the Gunstock Mountain Resort.  Bed priority will be given to those who sign up first.
Here is a link to the Airbnb website: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/21504942

All meals will be provided (Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast). If you have diet requirements (e.g. vegetarian), please let us know in the Google Form.

Cost / Registration / Payment / Refunds

The cost is only $95 per person, which covers the whole weekend, including food (Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast) and lodging for two nights. The price does not include the cost of the lift ticket and equipment rentals.  There are multiple activities at the resort that you can sign up for.  The prices are as follows:

Lift Tickets: $66
Ski and Snowboard Rentals: $33
Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing: $16
2 hours of Tubing: $21

Registration / Payment
To register, RSVP “YES” on this page that you are coming to the event. We will be in contact with you shortly after to obtain more details and payment.

Please pay within 24 hours of signing up. To avoid paying a credit card fee, you can use these payment options:
Venmo  (use the number 626-367-3440 or @jwelmore) or Cash/Check

Refund Policy
If you cancel up to a week in advance of the event (February 23rd), you will be charged a $50 cancellation fee and the remainder will be refunded. All cancellations after February 23rd are non-refundable.

Travel Financial Aid
DiscoveryBound generously offers financial aid for flight 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 download the DB financial aid form. DB will notify you with the amount awarded within two weeks of your submitted request.

If you are in need of further financial aid beyond travel costs, please contact us.

Google Form
Please complete this form: https://goo.gl/forms/ALxmkTp3UxttQlS53 ASAP. It will help us tremendously with planning.

Email: [email protected]
Jake’s Cell: (626)-367-3440
Kelsey’s Cell: (916)-595-9599

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