20s/30s young adults are invited to join DB, a practitioner, and other Christian Science young adults around the country for a virtual game night! These Hangouts are held twice a month on zoom. We start with metaphysical sharing and inspiration, facilitated by a different practitioner supporting each call. Then we play games! The host always has a game prepared and ready to play, but participants are encouraged to bring/teach/run their own favorite games the group can play virtually as well. We hope you can join us!
For access to the zoom link to join, please email [email protected]
Time: (7:00pm EST, 6:00pm CST, 5:00pm MST, 4:00pm PST)
Monthly Watercolor Classes – May 27, June 24, July 29, August 26 (the last Thursday of the month)
- trees, flowers & other plants;
- mammals, birds & insects;
- barns, houses & other structures;
- landscapes & sea-scapes…and more
DB Outreach & First Church of Christ Scientist, Laguna Niguel, CA are co-hosting an inspiring talk by Nate Frederick. Save the date and make sure to look out for more information regarding the talk on here soon. This lecture is intended for 20s/30s, but all are welcome.
Event Link Coming Soon!
“My Father has my treasure, and He will walk with me.” Christian Science Hymnal pg. 148
The mountains are calling! Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to hike into the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains. Just imagine the peace and tranquility of sleeping under the stars without any city lights interfering with the breathtaking views. Experience a CS Testimony Meeting at 10,000’ and the feeling of achieving your goals in the outdoors with the support of an experienced backcountry guide, a C.S. practitioner, support staff and other Christian Science adults and their friends of all faiths. You’ll begin your adventure staying at the A/U Ranches yurts, doing a day trip, learning or re-visiting your backcountry skills, and prepping for the backcountry portion of the trip. By the end of this adventure you’ll have reached new heights – inspirationally and literally!
Registration is open!
Christian Science adults and friends of all faiths.
Monday, July 19 – Friday, July 23, 2021
Buena Vista, CO
18325 Co. Rd 366, Buena Vista, CO. 81211
Adult Registration Fee: $490
Registration opens: May 1st
Final deadline to register: July 12th
Capacity – 12 (Space is limited!)
Registration minimum: 8 participants (must have minimum registered by June 27 for trip to take place)
What’s Included – Professional instruction and guiding; meals as noted on the daily itinerary; group cooking gear; group first-aid kit, water purifying system; permit fees.
Rentals – A/U can help provide certain limited equipment for a small rental fee:
Sleeping Bag: $10
DISCOUNT / FINANCIAL AID
Financial aid is available for registration and air travel:
Up to $150 for registration.
Up to $150 for air travel.
Apply through the link above.
Yurts separated by gender for 2 nights; Back-country camping 2 nights (bring your own tent – see packing list for details)
*DiscoveryBound is not providing transportation for this event*
Arrive at A/U Ranches on Monday, July 19 between 12-1pm,
Depart A/U Ranches on Friday, July 23 between 12-1pm
If flying, we suggest booking flexible travel plans. If interested, contact DB Headquarters for possible carpooling options.
Please let us know your travel plans by filling out the Travel Form for this trip through the link above.
Full payment is due at sign up (unless applying for registration financial aid – up to $150 per person available).
If you decide to cancel your trip, the following fees apply and are due when we receive notice of your cancellation:
Up to 22 days (June 27) prior to departure = 50% of the total trip cost is non-refundable
June 22nd = No refund deadline, 100% of cost is non-refundable
If DiscoveryBound cancels a program/event, you will receive a full refund of the registration fee. (If a participant decides to cancel a registration then the cancellation policy for that specific DiscoveryBound event / program applies.) As you are preparing air travel for these excursions, we encourage you to book flights allowing you the greatest flexibility in case there is a need.
What to expect
This trip is rated Vigorous. In the wilderness participants will be carrying their own backpacks with weights of 35 to 40 lbs up a gentle slope over a three mile distance. On peak day you will experience steep and rocky terrain with constant and dramatic elevation gain and/or loss exceeding 3,000′ or more (on peak day full pack not required but optional). In preparation, it is suggested for you to do day hiking with 35 to 40lbs in the pack you intend to hike with on the trip and make sure your hiking boots are broken in. These practices will help to ensure a safe and successful trip. This is not a beginning backpacking trip. Previous experience is highly recommended.
Daytime temperatures usually range between 60° to 80° F, with evening temperatures dropping into the 40s to 50s. You may encounter freezing temperatures at some of the higher elevations. Afternoon thunderstorms are a distinct possibility so adequate rain gear is important.
Trip Guide/Leader: Rusty Rohde
DB Staff: Susan Barner, 303.779.3000 ext. 136
Meet your back-country guide
Rusty is an avid outdoors-man. He has peaked almost 40 of Colorado’s Fourteeners and spent many days on solo backpacking trips through the Rockies as well as backpacked with friends. Rusty has many years experience training back-country skills in the Collegiate Peaks of Colorado for the staff at A/U Ranches in Buena Vista. He has led numerous backpacking trips for the Ranches as well as for friends. Rusty maintains a Wilderness First Aid certificate. He is a middle-school teacher at Embark Education in Denver and is the Head Coach for the High School Mountain Bike Team which he helped start 4 years ago at the Compass Montessori School in Golden, Co. Rusty has been a competitive runner most of his life and loves to be outdoors. The mountains are his favorite place to be.
Tentative Trip Itinerary
Monday, July 19
Participants arrive by 1:00 pm, settle into yurts.
1:30 Meet up for introductions, get to know you activities, goal setting, team building.
2:00 Local hike. Snacks provided, bring your own water. Test out your boots and day pack.
4:00 Back-country skills in camp
6:00 Dinner and clean-up
7:00 pm Trip info, gear check, food plan, map and route, cook schedule, how to pack, trip agenda.
Tuesday, July 20
7:00 am C.S. Lesson/sharing (optional)
8:00 Breakfast, pack a lunch, and clean-up
9:00 Day hike, snacks provided
10:30 Food prep with Mathew and Out-camp if needed
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 Orienteering lesson
4:00 Personal time and Out-camp prep
5:00 Dinner prep
6:00 Dinner and clean-up
7:00 Back-country skills practice
8:00 pm Pack to leave yurts next day
Wednesday, July 21
7:00 am Lesson/share (optional)
8:00 Breakfast, pack a lunch, clean-up
9:00 Depart yurts via carpool for Crescent Mining Camp
Hike in to camp site, set up camp
Campfire and back-country skills
Dinner prep, eat and clean-up
Highlights, challenges, goals, next day’s plan.
Thursday, July 16
2 Options for this day
6:00 am wake-up and lesson study (optional)
7:00 Breakfast and clean-up
8:30 Depart for Pear Lake
Hike back to campsite
5:00 pm Dinner prep
4:30-5:00 am Wake up
Gather and depart for attempted peak of Mt. Missouri
Peak breakfast on the trail.
Bring lunch supplies.
Return to campsite.
5:00 pm Dinner prep, eat, clean-up
Testimony Meeting around campfire
S’mores & hot chocolate
Friday, July 23
6:00 am Wake up
Breakfast and tear down campsite
Hike out to trail head
Drive back to A/U Ranches
“My Father has my treasure, and He will walk with me.” Christian Science Hymnal pg. 148
ALL- AGES Starlight Safari – Registration Opens May 20 – Save the Date!
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!
All ages – families, 20s/30s, adults and your friend of all faiths
(all youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)
Saturday, August 21, 2021
- Cook and eat Smores at the Zoo
- Feed the giraffe herd their favorite lettuce snack
- Take a private 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 lots 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
- 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.
4:00 pm – 4:20 pm Meet at nearby Colorado Springs 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) and $15.00 (5 and under) per person for the Starlight Safari, dinner & inspirational talk
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:
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.
Deadline to Register: Friday, August 13, 2021
No Refund deadline: July 30, 2021
There is $20.00 registration cancellation fee if cancelled by July 30, 2021. After July 30, 2021 there are no refunds.
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)
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
…And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
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.
Registration is currently inactive
Divine Love is our hope, strength and shield. (MW 113: 24-25)
This event has been cancelled for 2021. We are working on an alternative replacement
The National Event has been cancelled for 2021 at CedarS Camps. We are so grateful for the flexibility, support, and understanding the CedarS staff has given us in making this tough decision. We simply do not feel we can safely run the event at this time with the current local regulations, but look forward to returning to CedarS another year when we can safely run this program as planned. We are actively working to plan an alternative option that best meets the needs of our participants.
We will be replacing this event with another model similar to 2020, with several smaller events in areas around the country! So be sure to check back here often to find up to date information about the alternative events!
Thank you so much for your continued support of DB Outreach events.
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.
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.