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Outreach REGISTRATION OPEN & EXTENDED! Washington, DC National Weekend – 8th thru 12th Grade & Adults
Mar 15 – Aug 17 all-day
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Outreach: Washington, DC National Weekend – 8th thru 12th Grade & Adults
Sep 2 – Sep 5 all-day
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DB NLC: All Class Retreat @ A/U Ranches
Feb 17 – Feb 20 all-day

Loving God, Loving Your Neighbor

The most important commandment is this: … you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength. The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these. (Mark 12:29-31, NLT)

What does it mean to love God supremely, and love your neighbor as yourself? Who is your neighbor? In the news today, we hear stories of bullying, divisiveness, and terrorism. What does Christ Jesus teach us through the two great commandments about how to respond to these issues? As servant leaders, we aim to express the humility and charity modeled by Jesus in thought and action. Let’s dive deep into this topic with mentors and parents, within your class, and during peer-led discussions at ACR.

WHO: All NLC teens, mentors, and parents of the 2017 classes

Weekend Highlights:

  • Time with your NLC class
  • Inspiring speakers and discussions
  • Graduation of the 2017 classes
  • Welcoming the new 2021 classes
  • Mentor training and time with classes
  • Great food and winter fun!

 

REGISTRATION:

NLC teens, parents, and mentors – please check your email for a link to the registration form, sent Dec. 15th.

TRANSPORTATION:

Registration fee includes transportation to/from the Denver airport to the A/U Ranches. Please submit travel information through the registration website by January 15. 

Plan to arrive at DEN by 2:00 pm Friday, February 17, and depart  after 2:00 pm Monday, February 20.

COST:

Early Registration
Dec. 15 – Dec. 31
Registration
Jan. 1 – Jan. 15
Teens $225 $255
Adults $120 $150

 

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DB Outreach National Annual Event (San Diego): Registration Launch
Apr 1 all-day
DiscoveryBound’s Outreach National Annual Event will be held in San Diego over Labor Day Weekend, September 1-4, 2017. Registration is open April through early August.
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DB Outreach National Annual Event – Labor Day Weekend: San Diego
Sep 1 – Sep 4 all-day

SAN DIEGO NATIONAL ANNUAL WEEKEND

Click here for registration, for downloading the flyer and for more information on the San Diego National Annual Weekend

 

DiscoveryBound Outreach’s National Annual Event will be held in San Diego, CA! Join us over Labor Day weekend with activities that include a day at the San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park, a trip to the Birch Institute of Oceanography Aquarium, and of course, lots of fun on the beach.

WHO:

Teens: 8th–12th grade (Fall 2017 school year) Christian Scientists and your friends of all faiths.

Adults: DB Volunteers and adults interested in DiscoveryBound.

WHEN:

Friday, Sept. 1 – Monday, Sept. 4, 2017

WHERE:

San Diego, CA

COST:

Early registration (April 1 – June 30): Teens $280; Adults $350
Regular registration (July 1 – August 14): Teens $310; Adults $380

More info about financial aid and cost saving tips.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS FOR BOTH TEEN AND ADULT TRACKS:

  • Hear a powerful and inspiring lecture with Josh Niles, CSB
  • Explore the San Diego Zoo
  • Talk with your peers about how Christian Science relates to your life
  • Walk through Balboa Park
  • Visit the Birch Aquarium
  • Enjoy relaxing on the beach and hangout time

 

HOUSING:

Housing will be provided for all participants, both teens and adults, in La Jolla, CA, to be held at the University of California, San Diego. Adults will have double room accommodations with the option to request a specific roommate, and teens will have larger bunk room accommodations with DB-appointed adult chaperones.

TRAVEL:

Book flights to arrive at San Diego International Airport (SAN) between 1:00pm and 5:00pm on Friday, Sept. 1. Depart out of the same airport between 11:00am and  3:00pm on Monday, Sept. 4. The DiscoveryBound staff will greet you at the airport and provide ground transportation to/from the event.

If you are traveling in a personal vehicle, arrive at the Revelle Residential Hall at the University of California, San Diego between 5:30pm and 6:30pm on Friday, Sept. 1 and depart between 8:30am and 9:30am on Monday, Sept. 4. Parking is available for the whole weekend with a $9 fee.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Refunds, less a $140 teen cancellation fee or $175 adult cancellation fee, will be given for cancellations on or before July 31. If you did not submit payment upon registering, you will need to pay the $140 or $175 cancellation fee. Following July 31, no refunds will be given and you will be responsible for the full registration fee.

FINANCIAL AID:

You may apply for financial aid through DiscoveryBound as part of the registration process. Assistance for teens is determined on individual family needs, up to $140 for this event, and up to $150 for travel finances, and is granted on a first come, first served basis. For additional assistance, you are welcome to reach out to a local branch church or DiscoveryBound Chapter, or to fundraise independently!

 

 

 

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DB NLC: All Class Retreat 2018 @ A/U Ranches
Feb 16 – Feb 19 all-day

NLC All Class Retreat 2018

 

Living Generously

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.

 

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DB National Annual Weekend – Boston, MA @ Boston University
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm

click here for more details & registration.

DiscoveryBound Outreach’s National Annual Event this year will be held in Boston, MA! Join us in Boston for this very special and inspiring National Annual Weekend! Teens will be joining The Mother Church’s biennial College Summit for a day of talks and activities, exploring the sights and sounds of Boston, and having lunch at Longyear Museum. Adults will be touring The Mother Church (TMC) and Mapparium, exploring the city of Boston, and visiting a couple of Mrs. Eddy’s homes with Longyear Museum. Everyone will be staying in the air-conditioned dorms at Boston University and enjoying a Saturday evening cruise in Boston Harbor.

WHO: 8th-12th grade Christian Scientists and their friends (grade entering in the Fall 2018) and Christian Science Adults 25+

COST: Teen: $270.  Adult: $425.

The registration fee for teens and adults include lodging, event activities and meals (Friday breakfast thru Sunday breakfast).

Financial Aid is available for teen participants. You may apply for financial aid through DiscoveryBound as part of the registration process. Assistance for teens is determined based on individual family needs, up to $135 for this event, and up to $250 for travel finances, and is granted on a first come, first served basis. For additional assistance, you are welcome to reach out to a local branch church or DiscoveryBound Chapter, or to fundraise independently!  Please reach out to us if the amount stated above doesn’t meet your needs.  Our goal is for finances to never be an obstacle for teens to join us for an event.

Chaperones:  If you are interested in chaperoning for this event, please reach out to Alex Griffin at 303.773.3000 ext. 138.

Flight information: 

Book flights to arrive at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) between 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm on Thursday, Aug. 9. Depart out of the same airport between 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm on Sunday, Aug. 12. The DiscoveryBound staff will greet you at the airport and provide ground transportation to/from the event.

If you are traveling in a personal vehicle, arrive at Boston University between 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm on Thursday, Aug. 9 and depart at noon from The Mother Church on Sunday, Aug. 12.

If these flight windows do not work for you for any reason, please reach out to us to coordinate a different flight window that will work.  Feel free to reach out to Alex Griffin with any travel questions. 303.779.3000 ext. 138

Tentative Schedule – Teens:

Thursday

  • Arrive in Boston
  • Welcome to Weekend

Friday

  • Longyear Tour
  • Freedom Trail and exploring Boston
  • Dinner at Faneuil Hall
  • Hymn Sing with TMC
  • Organ Demonstration

Saturday

  • College Summit
    • Praying For Yourself Discussions and Lecture
    • Why Church Workshop
  • Tour TMC and Mapparium
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Harbor Cruise

Sunday

  • Sunday School at TMC
  • Highlights and Gratitude Sharing
  • Departure
Tentative Schedule – Adults:

Thursday

  • Arrive in Boston
  • Welcome to Weekend

Friday

  • Tour of The Mother Church Original Edifice
  • Tour of The Mother Church Extension
  • Mapparium
  • Publishing House Tour
  • MBE Library Research or MBE Walking Tour in Boston
  • Hymn Sing
  • Organ Demonstration
  • JP Licks Ice Cream

Saturday

  • Longyear Museum
  • Tour of one of MBE homes
  • Guided Tour of Freedom Trail
  • Dinner/Shop/Relax at Faneuil Hall
  • Harbor Cruise

Sunday

  • Highlights and Gratitude Sharing
  • Church Service at TMC
  • Departure
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DB NLC: All Class Retreat 2019 @ Principia College
Jan 18 @ 4:00 pm – Jan 21 @ 10:00 am

New dates and location for All Class Retreat 2019!
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