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DB Compass: Registration Launch for 2021-2022
Apr 1 – Aug 10 all-day
Christian Science youth entering the 10th–12th grades who are ready to dive into Christian Science are eligible to register for Compass. Registration is open April 1 until early August.
By registering for Compass, you are joining a program that spans one full school year and includes three trips and monthly Zoom calls!
May
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Celebrate Discovery & Adventure: A Virtual Event to Support Camperships & Scholarships
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Many wonderful memories are made through A/U Ranches and DiscoveryBound programs, and we can’t wait to share some with you. We hope you can join us, invite your friends and family, and help raise money to support camperships and scholarships. Here’s some of what’s planned:

  • Video look back at the blessings of 2020 during a challenging year
  • Stories from an A/U Ranches seasonal staff member and a DB National Leadership Council teen
  • Special performance of “Whither”

THE EVENT IS FREE!

 
If you’d like to celebrate with us and donate, your gift will do three things instantly:

  • Support a camper or participant in an event in 2021
  • Allow all ages to experience an Adventure Unlimited program, possibly for the first time
  • Double your impact through a matching opportunity

 
Interested in getting some friends together virtually before the celebration? Contact Ty Bennett to learn about being a team captain.

Register: https://www.adventureunlimited.org/celebrate2021/

Donate to camperships/scholarships: https://www.adventureunlimited.org/celebrate2021-give/

May
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Spring Retreat @ Crystal Lake Camps
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – May 23 @ 3:30 pm

db 20s/30s spring retreat at crystal lake camps

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Join us for a fun and relaxing weekend at Crystal Lake Camps! You’ll enjoy some of CLC’s camp activities and get to spend time together!

About this Event

Getting There:

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
  • Swimsuit
  • 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
  • Toiletries
  • CS books, Lesson printout, etc.

Food:

Please input your dietary preferences in the Registration Form (see button above).

Lodging:

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.

Cost:

$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!

Refund Policy:

There’s a $30 cancellation fee and no refunds within one week of the event

Financial Aid:

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:

https://db20s30s-springretreat-clc.eventbrite.com

Healing Atmosphere:

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.

COVID Procedures:

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.

Waivers:

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.

CLC WAIVER & RELEASE DB WAIVER & RELEASE

 

Event Schedule

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

  • hiking
  • boating
  • 8-sticks
  • arts & crafts

12:15pm – lunch in Alford Hall

2:00pm – Afternoon Activities

  • swimming
  • High Ropes Course
  • sports
  • board games
  • hiking

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

May
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DB Outreach: All-Ages North Carolina Event @ U.S. National Whitewater Center
May 22 @ 9:30 am – 8:00 pm

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ALL- AGES NORTH CAROLINA EVENT

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. 

Who:
All-Ages – CS families, 20s/30s, adults, and your friends of all faiths
(all youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian) 

When:
Saturday, May 22, 2021

Location:
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.
BBQ Catered Dinner at pavilion at Latta Nature Preserve

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)

Whitewater Rafting – this is for ages 8 & older only (but there are other water activities younger children can enjoy)
Water Activities – Kayaking for 8 years & older (4 -7 years with adult on tandem kayak)
SUP – for 8 years & older (4-7 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: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKBAGLV-bJOH33hOufY6ohVZTz2VC2fUZPcGk-YzV_Nc9Uvw/viewform
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 to Register:  Thursday, May 6, 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:
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 deadlineMay 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.

 

 

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DB Compass: 2021-2022 Group Fall Retreat – CedarS Camps
Sep 3 – Sep 6 all-day

This year’s Compass teens are starting their year off strong with team building, discussions, games and more at this Fall Retreat at CedarS Camps. The Fall Retreat is combined with the DB Outreach National Event, although Compass teens do not need to register separately for the weekend (it is built into their Compass registration, along with the other two retreats for the year).

At this first weekend together, the Compass group will have time both on their own to lay the foundation for their year together and with everyone else to enjoy the activities of the weekend.

Click here to register for Compass (teens in 10th-12th grades for the 2021-22 school year)

Click here for Compass program details. 

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DB Outreach: National Event 2021 at CedarS Camps @ CedarS Camps
Sep 3 @ 4:00 pm – Sep 6 @ 9:00 am

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Divine Love is our hope, strength and shield. (MW 113: 24-25)

The Agency needs your help…

Teens, do you and your friends accept the Mission?  As new recruits, you’ll explore your secret agent skills to unlock the Final Mission. You’ll earn clues as you progress through the weekend activities, which include inspiring speakers, practical discussions on real-life topics, and plenty of outdoor camp FUN!  Together the group will earn and piece together the clues which unlock the Final Mission (a special reward for the whole gang!) You won’t want to miss it. Are you in?

Adults, come embark on the adventure of a lifetime as you channel your inner agent of good in an engaging and interactive experience. Join other adults for an inspiring weekend filled with camp activities and discussing topics like current events, Bible history, and supporting youth and your community all while solving fun clues and puzzles.

Teen Discussion Session Examples:
No Secret Identities – Living confidently as a Christian Scientist
The Adventurers – Exploring teams, friendships and relationships
Earning your Clearance – Next steps after high school

Adult Discussion Session Examples:
Youth in the CS Movement – Learning how to stay current
Bible Talk – Who are the heroes of the Bible?
Current Events – Addressing hot topics and how to pray for the world

Teen & Adult Active Session Examples:
Agent Training Course – Ropes Course
Heroes of the Bible – Bible Lands Park
Meeting your Transport – Mini horse buggies / horseback riding
Splash Landing – Pool and Water Slide
Making your Getaway – Zipline

Who

Teens entering grades 8th-12th in the 2021-2022 school year and their friends of all faiths
Adults and friends
Young adults, if interested in being a chaperone (you’ll still get to join in on all the fun!), please reach out to Mackenzie Talcott: [email protected]

When

Labor Day Weekend 2021 – Friday, September 3rd – Monday, September 6th

Where

CedarS Camps
19772 Sugar Drive
Lebanon, MO 65536

Cost

Teen Early Registration Fee (Before July 6th): $220
Teen Regular Registration Fee (July 7th – August 23rd): $270

Adult Early Registration Fee (Before July 6th): $350
Adult Regular Registration Fee (July 7th- August 23rd): $370

travel parameters

Flying:
Arrival: Please arrive at the St. Louis Lambert Airport before 2:00 pm on Friday, September 3rd, 2021.
Departure: Please depart from the St. Louis Airport after 2:00 pm on Monday, September 6th, 2021.
DB staff and volunteers will be at the airport to greet you, and will provide a shuttle to CedarS.

Driving:
Arrival: Please arrive at CedarS Camps in Lebanon, MO between 5:00 – 6:00 pm on Friday, September 3rd, 2021.
Departure: Please depart from CedarS Camps between 8:30 am – 10:00 am on Monday, September 6th, 2021.

Financial Aid

Teens: Apply for up to $200 towards registration and up to 50% with a maximum of $300 towards flights.

Adults: Apply for up to $200 towards registration and up to 50% with a maximum of $150 towards flights.

Cancellation policy

If DiscoveryBound cancels this event for any reason, you will receive a 100% refund.
If you need to cancel your registration, our cancellation policy will apply:
Teens: If cancelling before August 12th, can receive a full refund less a $70 cancellation fee.
Adults: If cancelling before August 12th, can receive a full refund less a $170 cancellation fee.
After August 12th, no refunds will be issued, and you will be responsible for the full registration fee.

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.