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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Maine Getaway @ Adventure Bound
Sep 11 @ 4:00 pm – Sep 15 @ 10:00 am

DB 20s/30s Maine Getaway

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Who: Christian Science 20s/30s and friends of all faiths

What: Ready to vacation?! 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 20s/30s and 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. 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.

Metaphysical Theme: “Each successive stage of experience unfolds new views of divine goodness and love.” (S&H 66:14)

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. The address is above.

Boston Airport:
There is a 12-passenger van available to take individuals to and from Adventure Bound. The van will depart from Boston Logan International Airport no later than 12:30pm on Saturday, Sept 11th. If you are flying, or in the area, please arrive at the airport by 12:00pm (meeting spot tbd). On Wednesday, Sept 15th, book your flight to depart after 5:00pm (the van is scheduled to arrive at the airport at approximately 3pm). The cost of the van shuttle is $100 per person (this is an additional cost to the trip and will be paid separately).  Van seats are limited, so please register for the event and make sure to reach out if you would like a spot. This is currently only available for round-trip only.

Portland International Jetport:
No shuttle available.

Other:
Want to carpool with someone? Select that option on the travel form, so we can connect you with other individuals on the trip coming from your direction (not guaranteed).

If you are in the area before the event, and need a place to stay, feel free to reach out to Adventure Bound to set up a stay. They will provide you with pricing and availability. State that you are with the DiscoveryBound group.

Accommodations: Gender-based bunkhouses for 3 nights and gender-based tents for camp-out for 1 night. Or, if married, and want to stay with your spouse, bring a tent to stay in during the event.

Cost: $470 *Includes 4 nights of lodging, activities, meals – starting from Saturday night dinner through Wednesday breakfast. Travel costs are not included. 

Financial Aid: DiscoveryBound generously offers financial aid for registration and travel costs. Financial support is determined on an individual need, and grants are awarded up to $200 for registration and $200 for travel, 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.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds less a $270 cancellation fee, will be given to participants cancelling by August 20, 2021. No refunds will be issued after this date and you will be responsible for the full registration fee.

Tentative Agenda: 

Saturday, September 11, 2021

  • 4:00 pm           Arrive and Check-in (get in between 4pm-5:30)
        • Utilize adventure center: swimming pool, hot tub (if available), 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/Games/Overview of the weekend/Metaphysical Discussion
  • 8:30 pm           Campfire, pool, hot tub(if available)
  • 10:00 pm         Bunkhouse lodging (bring sleeping bag) – Lights Out

 

Sunday, September 12, 2021

  • 7:15 am           Full breakfast buffet
  • 9:00 am           Meet guides to discuss and prepare for day 
  • 10:00 am         Scenic Hike to Moxie Falls (Maine’s largest waterfall).
        • This relaxing hike has great views 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  (use 2-person inflatable kayaks and/or 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 – 10:00     Free Time:  Campfire and utilize adventure center
  • 10:00 pm         Bunkhouse LodgingLights Out

 

Monday, September 13, 2021

  • 7:15 am            Full breakfast buffet
  • 8:00 am            Group Lesson Study 
  • 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             Wilderness sauna and a refreshing swim in the pond before a nighttime snack of s’mores around the campfire
  • 10:00 pm           Lights Out. Tent Camping. 

 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

  • 6:30 am            Breakfast on the pond and group lesson study 
  • 7:30 am            Kennebec Whitewater Rafting Adventure
        • 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.  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.           Lobster Dinner
  • 8:00 pm            Campfire and utilize adventure center
  • 10:00 pm          Bunkhouse Lodging – Lights Out

 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

  • 7:15 am           Full breakfast buffet
  • 8:30 am           Group Lesson Study 
  • 9:00 am           Debrief Weekend & Evals 
  • 10:00 am         Check out of bunkhouses and utilize adventure center amenities 
  • Depart at your leisure

Registration is open and will close on August 27th. 

Nov
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DB Outreach: Four Seasons Book Club @ Zoom
Nov 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

DB Four Seasons Book Club 

We’re excited to announce our quarterly virtual book club for all adults! Tuesday, November 9th at 8:30pm EDT/ 7:30pm CDT / 6:30pm MDT / 5:30pm PDT will be our first one! If you are interested, please email us at [email protected] and stay tuned for more information on what book we will be reading. We can’t wait to discuss a variety of books with everyone!

Any recommendations? Let us know.

Schedule:

  • 1st Book Club (November 9)
    • Present Next Book at Meeting & on the Calendar Event Page
  • 2nd Book Club (February tbd)
    • Present Next Book at Meeting & on the Calendar Event Page
  • 3rd Book Club (May tbd)
    • Present Next Book at Meeting & on the Calendar Event Page
  • 4th Book Club (August tdb)
    • Present Next Book at Meeting & on the Calendar Event Page

 

Dec
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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

Apr
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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.