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DB Outreach: Starlight Safari at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo @ Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ALL- AGES Starlight Safari – Registration Open Now!

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Come to the wildest party in town!! 

Join DiscoveryBound for an exciting afternoon and evening full of games, an inspirational talk, dinner and the highlight will be the guided tour of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs.  Come see this very special mountain Zoo that USA Today rated as #4 in the top 10 zoos in the US.  Don’t miss the opportunity of a lifetime to have a private tour of the zoo, feed the giraffes and visit the animals as the sun goes down and the twinkling lights of the city come out!

Who:

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

When:

Saturday, August 21, 2021

What:

  • Cook and eat Smores at the Zoo
  • Feed the giraffe herd their favorite lettuce snack
  • Take a private and unique tour led by Zoo staff
  • Experience an up-close animal meet and greet with a CMZ ambassador animal
  • Inspirational Speaker
  • Gather with friends and meet new friends

This event includes a lot of walking around the zoo, including uphill and downhill.  You may bring strollers and wagons for children to ride in around the zoo. The Zoo’s elevation rises from 6,714 feet at the front admission gate to nearly 7,000 feet above sea level at the Zoo’s highest points of Asian Highlands and Rocky Mountain Wild.  With elevations of this magnitude, it’s important for guests to:

  • DRINK WATER – Keep hydrated by taking plenty of breaks to rehydrate with water.
  • Take your time and don’t overdo it, especially if you are visiting from locations much lower in altitude than Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

Participants should dress comfortably and a waterproof jacket and sweater/sweatshirt are recommended.

PLEASE DRESS FOR THE WEATHER- programs will not be cancelled due to poor weather

Packing List:

  • Rain jacket (weather appropriate).
  • A few extra layers, as weather changes quickly on the mountain.
  • Wear good walking shoes.
  • Reusable water bottle.
  • Flashlight or headlamp.


Schedule:

4:00 pm – 4:20 pm  Meet at nearby Bear Creek Regional Park
4:20 pm – 4:30 pm  Asher Talk
4:35 pm – 5:00 pm  Inspirational Talk
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm  Dinner
5:35 pm – head to  Zoo
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Starlight Safari – Zoo Adventures

Cost: (financial aid is available to all participants – see below for further details)

$35.00 (6+ years old)
$15.00 (5 and under)
per person for the Starlight Safari, dinner & inspirational talk

Registration and housing financial aid 

Financial Aid is available for:
up to $15.00 – per person for admission to the Zoo and dinner
up to $75.00 for families for housing if traveling from afar.

To apply for financial aid please complete this form: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKBAGLV-bJOH33hOufY6ohVZTz2VC2fUZPcGk-YzV_Nc9Uvw/viewform

Deadline to Register:  Friday, August 13, 2021 

No Refund deadlineJuly 30, 2021

Cancellation Fee:

There is $20.00 registration cancellation fee if cancelled by July 30, 2021. After July 30, 2021 there are no refunds.

Cancellation Policy

If DiscoveryBound cancels a program/event, you will receive a full refund of the registration fee. (If a participant decides to cancel their registration, then the cancellation policy for that specific DiscoveryBound event / program applies.) 

Lodging: If you are driving from afar here are some options close to the Zoo (to be updated)

Questions?

Contact Lee Anne Meidell:
email – [email protected]
Cell Phone – 978-621-9900

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:

…And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
(Mark 16:15)

 

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DB Outreach: National Event 2021
Aug 28 all-day

Teen Registration Adult Registration Adult Financial Aid

National Event 2021

Join us for the National Event 2021! The National Event this year will consist of single-day events in 3 different locations around the country all on the same day. The virtual element of this event will be an inspirational speaker free to everyone on a different day prior to the in-person events. Each event location will include an exciting activity, meal, and a brief in-person inspirational talk.  Check back soon for more information on the event location nearest to you!

New England
Missouri
Southern California
Virtual Inspirational Speaker – TBD

 

who:

Teen Track – CS teens grades 8th-12th and their friends of all faiths
Adult Track – CS adults and their friends of all faiths, Young Adults – CS young adults (20s/30s) and their friends of all faiths

when:

In-person single-day events: August 28th, 2021
Virtual Inspirational Talk: TBD

where:

New England – Click here for more details
Missouri – Click here for more details
Southern California – TBD

cost:

Teens – $30
Adults – $40

financial aid:

Teens – Up to $15 towards registration
Adults – Up to $20 towards registration
Lodging – DB is not offering transportation or lodging for this event. However we can offer up to 50% (max $75) towards lodging for families or individuals who would like to pay for their own lodging Saturday night and join us for church at a local branch church on Sunday.

 

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DB Outreach: National Event 2021 – Missouri
Aug 28 all-day

Teen Registration Adult Registration Teen & Adult Financial Aid

National Event 2021- Missouri

Join us on for the an fun-filled day at Demolition Ball in St. Charles, MO!  You’ll start the day off inspired to make the day great with our morning inspirational talk. The day will include the morning talk, a yummy catered lunch, and reserved Demolition Ball court time, laser tag, and “The Heist” where you see if you have what it takes to steal the Mona Lisa!  Demo Ball/Adrenaline Zone is a popular local spot, and it’s sure to be a day you won’t want to miss!

Missouri – Demolition Ball St. Charles, MO.

 

who:

Teen Track – CS teens grades 8th-12th and their friends of all faiths
Adult Track – CS adults and their friends of all faiths, Young Adults – CS young adults (20s/30s) and their friends of all faiths

when:

In-person single-day events: August 28th, 2021

where:

Missouri – 1875 S Old Hwy. 94, St. Charles, MO 63303

cost:

Teens – $25
Adults – $35

financial aid:

Teens – Up to $15 towards registration
Adults – Up to $15 towards registration
Lodging – DB is not offering transportation or lodging for this event. However we can offer up to 50% (max $75) towards lodging for families or individuals who would like to pay for their own lodging Saturday night and join us for church at a local branch church on Sunday.

We are so grateful to the Asher Student Foundation for their generous support of this event.

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DB Outreach: National Event 2021 – Southern California @ Knott’s Berry Farm
Aug 28 all-day

Teen Registration Adult Registration Adult Financial Aid

Registration is currently inactive

National Event 2021- Southern California

Join us on a wild ride for the National Event 2021!  We’ll start this special day meeting at a local church as we gather and meet others.  There we’ll be treated to an inspirational talk, followed by a day full of fun at Knott’s Berry Farm.  Southern California’s original theme park, Knott’s Berry Farm, commemorates its 100-year anniversary with a grand summer-long anniversary celebration paying tribute to the Knott family’s rich history and legacy of family fun for all. “The Knott’s Family Reunion” is a chance for friends and families to come together to relive their favorite Knott’s remembrances while also creating unforgettable, exciting new memories. Guests will be immersed in a once-in-a-lifetime anniversary celebration featuring festive park décor, themed food items, unique entertainment, exclusive merchandise, and special surprises along the way, all paying homage to the nostalgia that surrounds the historic theme park.

When the park started 100 years ago as a small berry farm and soon began to grow into a family theme park destination thanks to famous fried chicken dinners, boysenberries and an Old West Ghost Town. Knott’s Berry Farm now bursts with attractions and entertainment for all ages, including first-class roller coasters, stage shows, interactive experiences, delicious food creations and family-friendly fun featuring Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang. They’re celebrating their 100th Anniversary this year and we’ll be there to enjoy our time with old and new friends.

Southern California
Virtual Inspirational Speaker – TBD

 

who:

Teen Track – CS teens grades 8th-12th and their friends of all faiths
Adult Track – CS adults and their friends of all faiths
Young Adults – CS young adults (20s/30s) and their friends of all faiths

when:

In-person single-day events: August 28th, 2021
Virtual Inspirational Talk: TBD

where:

Southern California – Knott’s Berry Farm

cost:

Teens – $35
Adults – $50

financial aid:

Teens – Up to $15 towards registration
Adults – Up to $20 towards registration
Lodging – DB is not offering transportation or lodging for this event. However we can offer up to 50% (max $75) towards lodging for families or individuals who would like to pay for their own lodging Saturday night and join us for church at a local branch church on Sunday.

Thank you so much for your continued support of DB Outreach events.

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DB Outreach: National Event 2021 – New England @ Kimball Farm
Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Teen Registration Adult Registration Adult Financial Aid

Registration is currently inactive

National Event 2021- New England

New England Classic Summer Fun for Teens (grades 8-12) and Adults

Enjoy a late afternoon through the evening at Kimball Farm with an unforgettable experience while you celebrate a fun, inspirational and memorable day in the great outdoors.  Our time together will include a private outdoor tented space with a catered all-you-can-eat Great American BBQ dinner including the legendary Kimball’s ice cream buffet.  Fun activities will include New England’s largest spin zone bumper cars, 6,000 sq. ft. bumper boat pond, two adventure style 18-hole mini golf courses, yard games and more.  Meet new friends from all over New England and hear an amazing inspirational speaker.  We hope you will join us for a special day!

who:

Teen Track – CS teens grades 8th-12th and their friends of all faiths
Adult Track – CS adults of all ages and their friends of all faiths

when:

Saturday, August 28th, 2021
4:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Virtual Inspirational Talk: TBD

where:

Kimball Farm
400 Littleton Rd.
Westford, MA 01866

cost:

Teens – $30
Adults – $35

financial aid:

Teens – Up to $15 towards registration (apply when registering)
Adults – Up to $20 towards registration (click on the Adult Financial Aid link above)
Lodging – DB is not offering transportation or lodging for this event. However we can offer up to 50% (max $75) towards lodging for families or individuals who would like to pay for their own lodging Saturday night and join us for church at a local branch church on Sunday.

We are grateful for Asher Student Foundation’s continued generous financial support of this program.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Lori Selby at [email protected] or 781-956-9035.

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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: 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.

Individuals will need to find their own transportation up to Adventure Bound. Want to carpool with someone? Make sure to fill out 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 weekend.

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. 

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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

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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.