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).
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!
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!
Join us for the Brunch of Love in Grants Pass. Please RSVP to Loree Arthur and to find out more details regarding directions, etc.
NLC All Class Retreat 2018
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.
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
Join us for a snowshoe hike in the Sierras. Please RSVP to Sandy Graham and to find out more details about the activity.
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.
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
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.
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
Join us for dinner at Marrakesh Moroccan Restaurant. Please RSVP to Sharon Hansen and for details on time, directions, cost, etc.
Meet other Christian Scientists and talk with representatives from DiscoveryBound and the A/U Ranches about our year-round programs for youth, teens, families, 20s/30s and adults. Everyone is welcome – bring your friends to play GaGa and visit over pizza.
RSVP to Suzanne Swinnerton (contact info above) for our pizza count.
Come to the Georgia Aquarium for an awesome sleepover. Enjoy the outstanding
dolphin show; go behind-the-scene to see how food is prepared; look at the big
tank from the top; and engage in hands-on activities. Then drift off to sleep by one
of the tanks of the majestic animals.
When: Saturday, March 10 — Sunday, March 11, 2018 3:00pm Saturday – noon Sunday
Meet and depart from First Church of Christ, Scientist,
150 Fifteenth St NE, Atlanta (corner of Peachtree and 15th Streets)
Who: Ages 7-12 year old Christian Scientists & friends
Limited spots available for parents of attendees
Includes overnight, programming, dinner and breakfast
– Youth: $75 (Financial assistance available)
– Additional Siblings: $50
– Parents: $100
Registration Deadline is January 30, 2018
Contact Connie Wallingford for Registration Form
# 678-570-8414 [email protected]
Join us for lunch and presentations from DiscoveryBound and the A/U Ranches, PLUS we’ll either go sledding or play GaGa, depending on the weather.
Join us for fun in an Escape Room. Please RSVP to Anne Edgerton and to find out more details regarding time, directions, cost, etc.
Youth and Family Activities in a Christian Science AtmosphereFriday, March 30 to Monday, April 2 2018
1.) the Trybooking page, and
2.) the Commitment and Consent form which you will need to print and sign, available on the Easter Camp website here.
3.) the Waiver form which you will need to print and sign, also on the Easter Camp website.
Join us for dinner at Queen Sheba’s Ethiopian Restaurant. Please RSVP to Sharon Hansen and to find out more details about time, directions, cost, etc.
Please join us for our spring DiscoveryBound (DB) Outreach webinar and conference call on Tuesday, April 10th. You can choose from the following times:
1st Session – 5:00pm (PT), 6:00pm (MT), 7:00pm (CT), 8:00pm (ET)
2nd Session – 7:00pm (PT), 8:00pm (MT), 9:00pm (CT), 10:00pm (ET)
We want to share with you what’s happening in DiscoveryBound and find out from you how best we can be supporting you. By sharing in a webinar format, this gives everyone the opportunity to see each other and hear what others have to say.
We invite you to share any recent or upcoming local activities with your chapters as well as any fundraising ideas for camperships, local activities and DB weekend events. We would love your input and we will be sharing our own local chapter ideas.
Please be in touch if you’d like to join the webinar and we will send you the information to join the call.
We look forward to your participation and insights. See you soon!
Come Join Florida DB Chapters for a weekend of fun, sun, and inspiration! This popular family event held at the Jetty Park beach and campground in Cape Canaveral, Florida include a 2-night/3day campout along the white sandy ocean front and the opportunity to take part in a wide range of exciting recreational activities. Feel free to join us for any part of the weekend. This weekend event is for ALL ages!
- 2-hr guided kayak tour (optional, extra cost)
- Sunrise walks on the beach
- BBQ dinner & games Saturday evening Inspirational Speaker Travis L. Thomas
- Youth Led Sunday Service
- Meet Reps from CS camps and Principia
$79 per tent; includes two nights of camping, planned activities, and inspirational speaker.
$10 per person for food; includes breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, BBQ dinner. Ages 5 and under are free.
$10 per person for Saturday ONLY; includes BBQ dinner and inspirational talk.
$30 per person includes tip (ages 5 and older) kayak tour encountering manatees and dolphins (optional)
Bio of Travis Thomas: Travis Thomas is the Creator of “Live Yes, And” – which is dedicated to helping individuals, teams, and companies discover their inner brilliance through a commitment to purpose, authenticity, and life-transforming collaboration. Travis has been a professional improvisational comedian for 20 years, and now uses the principles of improv to help companies, schools, and sports teams create high-performing cultures. He has worked with the Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, Georgia Football, and US Soccer to name a few. Travis is a graduate of Principia College, he worked at The Principia School for 4 years, The Mother Church for 5 years, as well as being involved with many of the Christian Science camps. He lives in Jupiter, FL with his wife and three kids, and still performs monthly with the improv group be co-founded 14 years ago. For more info on Travis – check out www.LiveYesAnd.com
Central Florida Jennie Webster 407-625-8043 [email protected]
Tampa Bay Julie Webster 813-760-4749 [email protected]
Southeast Florida Geoff Hufford 818-422-5127 [email protected]
Jacksonville Jessica Dees 904-607-1301 [email protected]
Join us for the Buttermilk Bend Hike, located in South Yuba near Grass Valley. Please RSVP to Jim Wright and to find out more details regarding time, directions, what to bring, etc.
Saturday Outside with DB Friends!
When: May 5th at Noon until ?
Where: Chestnut Hill Reservation, green space by Cassidy Playground
Cost: Parking lot off Beacon St or just up the road from Cleveland Circle T
station. Look at the website for more information
Bring: Picnic Potluck item for lunch! Frisbees, lawn games, yourself!