Feb
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Asher Student Foundation: Ready, Set, Ask A CS Nurse @ Zoom
Feb 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Mark your calendars for an evening devoted to answering your questions about Christian Science Nursing! Hosted by the Youth Action Committee, this 30-minute conversation is coming up on Thursday, February 11th at 5:30pm PST/ 7:30pm CST and will be held online via Zoom (Click here for the Zoom link). See you there!

Mar
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DB Outreach: 3rd Annual All-Ages Colorado Winter Weekend – Postponed until March 2022
Mar 5 – Mar 7 all-day

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Weekend’s metaphysical theme – 
“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise:” Psalms 100:4


Postponed until 2022


Come join DiscoveryBound Outreach for a cozy weekend at the A/U Ranches!
This is a wonderful opportunity to relax and have fun while enjoying the company of other Christian Scientists and friends of all ages. Take part in sledding, snowshoeing, games, cards, crafts in the lodge, and much more. Or just bring a good book, sit by the fire, and enjoy a mug of hot chocolate.  Feel free to do as few or as many activities as you want…but come be a part of the fun!

WHEN: Friday, March 5 – Sunday, March 7, 2021

WHERE: A/U Ranches, Buena Vista, CO

WHO: All-Ages: This exciting weekend is for all ages.  All youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian, since child care is not provided.  Families will be housed and eat together conforming to current protocols for groups coming together in Colorado.

WHAT:  Great weekend in the Colorado Mountains with beautiful scenery, amazing food and great fellowship with others participants.

COST: $99 per person (included in the cost are all meals beginning with Friday dinner through Sunday lunch, lodging, and most activities.)

FINANCIAL AID: If needed, up to $49 in financial aid is available for everyone. To apply for financial aid click on the link above.

TRAVEL: Please plan to arrive at the A/U Ranches between 5-7pm on Friday, March 5. The departure time will be on Sunday, March 7 at 1pm.  DiscoveryBound will not be providing transportation to or from the Ranches.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If for some reason you need to cancel, you may do so up until Friday, February 12, 2021 with a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after February 12.

Special note: 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.)

  

Weekend Schedule  (Tentative)

Friday, March 5
5 -7 pm        Arrival – pizza for dinner
7:30             Welcome to the weekend in Valerie Lodge
                    Lodge time – Schedule Overview & Get-to-Know You Games
Saturday, March 6
7:30 am      Lesson Study in Valerie Lodge (optional)
8:30            Breakfast in Valerie Lodge
10:00          Morning Activities – Outdoor (weather permitting) or Valerie Lodge
12:00 pm   Lunch in Valerie /Free time
1:15-5:00   Afternoon Activities – Outdoor  (weather permitting) or Valerie Lodge
2:00-5:00   Princeton Hot Springs (sign-up + additional charge – tentative)
6:00           Dinner in Valerie Lodge
7:00           Hymn Sing/ Ice Cream Social
8:00           Lodge Time – games
Sunday, March 7
8:30 am    Breakfast in Valerie Lodge
10-11        Church / Sunday School – currently on Zoom
11:15        Pack
12:00        Lunch & Weekend Evaluations in Valerie Lodge
1:00          Goodbyes & Departure

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to be in touch.

See you in March 2022!

 

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This event is generously underwritten by the Asher Student Foundation and other partners.

 

Mar
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DB Outreach: All Camps & DB Show @ Zoom
Mar 13 @ 5:00 pm

DiscoveryBound is hosting an All Camps & DB Show via ZOOM!
Saturday, March 13th at 4pm PT, 5pm MT, 6pm CT, 7pm ET
For ALL AGES!

RSVP Here

Grab a box of popcorn, pizza and/or drink and enjoy taking a look at the All Camps & DiscoveryBound video.

We plan to show the All Camps/DB and The Campership Fund video followed by a Q&A, and if we have time a fun game.  We will have a representative from each camp, DiscoveryBound, and The Campership Fund to answer any questions that you may have.  This will be an opportunity for anyone to hear about the camps and/or DiscoveryBound. We are still finalizing a couple details about the night, so we will keep you in the loop as we move forward.  
If you have any questions, please email: [email protected] and make sure to RSVP for the event above!
Apr
10
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DB Outreach: All-Ages Jetty Park Annual Event @ Jetty Park, Florida
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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ALL- AGES JETTY PARK EVENT

Come join Florida DB groups for a day of fun, sun, and inspiration! This year it will be a one-day event where you can enjoy a morning of kayaking with the manatees and dolphins with A Day Away Kayak Tours in Titusville followed by hanging out at Jetty Park Beach, lunch, games and an inspirational speaker.

Metaphysical Theme:  “Love enriches the nature, enlarging, purifying, and elevating it. (Science and Health 57: 23-24)
Inspirational Speaker –  Michael Brown – US Navy Chaplain
A Christian Science Chaplain with the US Navy, Michael has spent the last decade serving with Navy and Marine Corps units across the country and deployed overseas.  After graduating from Principia College in 2003, he returned to his childhood home near Seattle and worked with a law firm to develop programs for ethics and integrity in public policy.  His love of aviation led him next to work at a regional seaplane airline, where he served as flight operations director and station manager at the company’s Seattle seaplane terminal.  In 2009, Michael joined The Mother Church’s Chaplain Training Program and began his graduate studies at the Boston University School of Theology, graduating in 2012 with a Masters of Divinity and a specialization in mediation and conflict resolution.  Michael then entered active duty service as a staff Chaplain at Naval Station Norfolk, VA.  In 2016, his next assignment took him to the high desert of Twentynine Palms, CA, where he served with US Marine Corps units, including 1st Tank Battalion and 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, with which he deployed to support Operations Inherent Resolve and Enduring Freedom in Iraq, Syria, Kuwait, Jordan, and Afghanistan.  In the fall of 2018, he transitioned to serve as Command Chaplain onboard the guided missile cruiser, USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN in San Diego, CA.  Michael Currently serves with the Naval Submarine Support Center at Kings Bay, GA.  He is blessed to be joined in these adventures by his wife, Lane, and children William and Ruth. 

WHO:  Christian Scientists of all ages and their friends of all faiths.
(All youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)

WHEN: Saturday, April 10 | All-Day
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:
A Day Away Kayak Tours in Titusville, FL (kayaking)
9:00 a.m.  Meet at Haulover Canal (directions to launch site will be sent)
Jetty Park (bring your own lunch, inspirational speaker, games, beach)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Jetty Park, 400 Jetty Park Rd. Cape Canaveral, FL

COST:
$5 per person
– inspirational talk/pavilion rental (bring your own lunch)
$30 per person
– guided kayak tour includes tip (5 & older) optional activity

Space may be limited! (currently the maximum of people gathering at Jetty Park is 50)
Currently tent camping is closed but we are able to use the group rented pavilions for our afternoon activity.

QUESTIONS:
Central Florida: Contact Wendy Landry [email protected] 407-341-3453
Tampa Bay: Contact Julie Webster [email protected] 813-760-4749
Southeast Florida: Contact Cath Gerzina [email protected] 954-675-3248
Jacksonville: Contact Jean Martin [email protected] 904-887-6067

Event will be run in accordance with the current local and state regulations at that time.

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
Deadline Has Been Extended to Monday, May 17th, 2021

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. Latta Nature Preserve
5:30 p.m. BBQ Dinner at pavilion Latta Nature Preserve
6:30 pm Inspirational Speaker – Ingrid Peschke, CS

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) Another option is to bring your own lunch and keep it in the car and eat in your car.

11:00-12:30 –  Reserved Family Whitewater Rafting – (you will need to sign up for this on our registration) – this is for ages 8 & older only (but there are other water activities younger children can enjoy)
Water Activities – 1:00-5:00 p.m. only
Flatwater Kayaking for 8 years & older (5 -7 years with adult on tandem kayak)
Flatwater SUP – for 8 years & older (5-7 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 Has Been Extended to Monday, May 17th, 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 Outreach: Adult Colorado Backpacking Trip (CANCELLED) @ A/U Ranches
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm

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 closed!

SPECIAL NOTE: This trip has been cancelled. We are planning to offer a trip next year so please check back in Spring 2022!

Adult Registration Adult Financial Aid Form Travel Form Download Flyer

WHO

Christian Science adults and friends of all faiths.

When

Monday, July 19 – Friday, July 23, 2021

Where

Buena Vista, CO
18325 Co. Rd 366, Buena Vista, CO. 81211

Cost

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)
*** As of July 2nd, we do not have the minimum registrations needed to offer the trip. We have extended the date to July 6th. Please know if you register and the trip is cancelled by DiscoveryBound we will give you a full refund.

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:
Backpack: $10
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.

HOUSING

Yurts separated by gender for 2 nights; Back-country camping 2 nights (bring your own tent – see packing list for details)

TRAVEL

*DiscoveryBound is not providing transportation for this event*

Driving (only):
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.

CANCELLATION POLICY

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.
Personal time

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
Lunch
Orienteering course
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
(Option #1)
6:00 am wake-up and lesson study (optional)
7:00 Breakfast and clean-up
8:30 Depart for Pear Lake
Lunch
Hike back to campsite
5:00 pm Dinner prep

(Option #2)
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.
Rest

Everyone
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
Debrief
Hike out to trail head
Drive back to A/U Ranches

PACKING LIST

Essentials

  • Backpack 65 + L and pack raincover
  • Sleeping bag – Lightweight, Compressible, good down to freezing
  • Bedroll or Sleeping Pad
  • Tent and Footprint Lightweight for hiking (REI rentals
  • Camelback and 1 Qt Nalgene bottle or Three 1 Qt Nalgene Bottles
  • Hiking Boots (waterproofed) already broken in
  • Lightweight Camp Shoes
  • 2-3 Hiking Socks Synthetic/Wool
  • Extra warm Socks for around camp Synthetic/Wool
  • Long Underwear top and bottom lightweight synthetic/wool
  • Hiking Shorts or Pants Quick-Dry/Lightweight
  • 2-3 Quick Dry Shirts, Long and Short Sleeve Synthetic/Lightweight
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Puffy or Warm Layer
  • Rain Gear, Top and Bottom Lightweight, Compactible, Breathable
  • Winter Hat and Gloves
  • Headlamp with fresh batteries
  • Sun Hat
  • Bandana
  • Mess Kit Spork, Bowl, Mug
  • Personal Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, etc) include toilet paper, personal wipes, hand sanitizer, ziplock bags
  • Chapstick
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Lotion
  • Bible Lesson printout
  • 3 Masks or Buffs

 

Optional

  • Camera
  • Day Pack lightweight/compressible
  • Hiking Poles
  • Insect Repellent
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Compass
  • Backpacking Pillow
  • Personal water purifying system 
  • Pocket Knife
  • Backpacking Chair

 

DB Provides the Following Items

  • Group cooking gear / stove and fuel, etc.
  • Trowel kits
  • Group first-aid kit
  • Water Purifying Method Iodine tablet or filter system
  • All meals (Monday dinner thru Friday breakfast)

 

My Father has my treasure, and He will walk with me.” Christian Science Hymnal pg. 148 

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

Registration is now closed

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.  Click the linked locations down below for more information on the event location nearest to you!
 
Teen & Adult Financial Aid Download Flyer
 

New England
Missouri
Southern California
Virtual Inspirational Talk

 

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
Registration closes August 18th for Missouri and August 25th for California and New England!

Virtual Inspirational Talk was August 15th, 2021 5pm MDT

where:

New England – Click here for more details
Missouri – Click here for more details
Southern California – Click here for more details
Virtual Inspirational Talk – Click here for more details

cost:

Teens – Between $25 – $35
Adults – Between $35 – $50

financial aid:

Teens – Up to $15 towards registration
Adults – Up to $15 – $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.

Cancellation:

After August 22nd no refunds will be given.

 

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DB Outreach: National Event 2021 – Missouri @ Demolition Ball/Adrenaline Zone
Aug 28 all-day

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National Event 2021- Missouri

Join us on Saturday, August 28th for a 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.
Virtual Inspirational Talk with Brad Stock

 

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 Event: August 28th, 2021
11:00am – 4:00pm
Virtual Inspirational Talk: August 15th, 2021
4pm PDT, 5pm MDT, 6pm CDT, 7pm EDT
Registration closes August 18th!

where:

Demolition Ball – 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 teens/parents or adults who would like to pay for their own lodging Saturday night and we hope that you can join us for church at a local branch church on Sunday.

Cancellation:

After August 22nd no refunds will be given.

Tentative Schedule:

11:00am – Arrival
11:15 – 11:30 – Welcome and Mixer Games
11:30 – 12:15 – Speakers and Discussion time
12:15 – 1:15 – Lunch: All you can eat Taco Bar
1:15 – 3:15 – Play time! Demolition Ball, Laser Tag, and The Heist
3:15 – 4:00pm – Wrap-up and depart at 4pm

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

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National Event 2021- Southern California

Join us on a wild ride for the National Event 2021!  We’ll start this special day meeting at 12:00 PM at the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Fullerton 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 – Knott’s Berry Farm

who:

Teen Track – CS teens grades 8th-12th and their friends of all faiths.   Parents can drop off their teens – we will have plenty of chaperones, but we would love for you to attend the activity and participate with other adults.
Adult Track – CS adults and their friends of all faiths, and CS young adults (20s/30s) and their friends of all faiths.

when:

In-person single-day events: Saturday, August 28th, 2021
12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Registration closes August 25th!
Virtual Inspirational Talk: Sunday, August 15th, 2021
5:00 PM MDT

where:

Knott’s Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd,
Buena Park, CA 90620

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Fullerton
1300 N. Raymond
Fullerton, CA  92831

cost:

Teens – $35
Adults – $50

Transportation :

DB is not offering transportation for this event.

financial aid:

Teens – Up to $15 towards registration
Adults – Up to $20 towards registration
Lodging – DB is not offering lodging for this event. However we can offer up to 50% (max $75) towards lodging for teens/parents or adults who would like to pay for their own lodging Saturday night and join us for church at the Fullerton CS Church on Sunday at 10:00 am.

Tentative Agenda:

12:00 pm – Everyone gathers at the Fullerton Christian Science Church, having already eaten lunch.
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm – Participate in ice breaker activities.
12:30 pm– 1:15 pm – Inspirational talk (20 minute talk and 20 minute Q&A)
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm – The teen group (with their chaperones) and the adult group head to Knott’s Berry Farm.
2:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Enjoy the amusement park.  Dinner for teens will be in their travel groups within the park.  Adults will also be eating dinner within the park.
9:00 pm – Leave to go back to the church for pickup
9:30 pm – Meet rides to go home at church.

CANCELLATION:

After August 22nd no refunds will be given.

 

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DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS:  Wednesday, August 25th!

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 Lee Anne Meidell at [email protected] or 978 621-9900.

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

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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 (parents can drop off their teens if you are not able to attend – we will have plenty of chaperones)
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.

when:

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 teens/parents or adults who would like to pay for their own lodging Saturday night and we hope that you can join us for church at a local branch church on Sunday.

Cancellation:

After August 22nd no refunds will be given.

Tentative Agenda:
4:00 PM –  Everyone gathers at  Kimball Farm in a private tent area.
4:00-4:30 – Yard games & mixer get to know you games for teens & adults
4:30-6:00 – Activities at Kimball Farms: bumper boats, spin zone bumper cars, 2 (18) hole miniature golf, etc….
6:00-7:00 – All you can eat dinner and ice cream buffet
7:00 – 7:45 – 30 minute talk followed by a short Q&A
7:45 – 9:30 – Enjoy the many activities at Kimball Farm
9:30-10:00 – Leave to go home.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER:  Wednesday, August 25th!

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 OUTREACH: Northern California Adult Chapter – Hike Deer Creek Trail
Sep 18 @ 9:00 am

When:
Saturday, September 18

What:
Join the Northern California Adult Chapter hike the Deer Creek Trail

Who:
All active adults are welcome and encouraged to join.  Contact the trip coordinator a couple weeks in advance for details, directions, level of difficulty, distances, costs, etc.

Coordinator:  Email Kathy Olson at [email protected]

Event meeting place:
Unless otherwise notified, Sacramento and Sierra events will begin by meeting at 9:00 AM in the church parking lot –

First Church of Christ, Scientist
4829 Folsom Blvd,
Sacramento, CA  95819

 

 

 

 

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DB Outreach: Fall Potluck: State College, PA @ First Church of Christ, Scientist, State College, PA
Sep 19 @ 11:45 am

“Fall Potluck”

When:  Sunday, Sept. 19. 11:45-1:15pm. EST
Where: First Church of Christ, Scientist, State College, PA – Church Patio. 617 E. Hamilton Avenue, State College, PA 16801
Who:  All Ages
Cost:  Free

Bring friends and spouses. Meet new attendees of our church and share some of your favorite foods. Learn about upcoming DiscoveryBound and Crystal Lake Camps events.

Contact:  Star Campbell [email protected]

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DB OUTREACH: Oktoberfest Art Show 2021 @ La Mesa Reading Room
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Spread Love

All- Ages California Event – Looking for artists to submit paintings based on spreading Love.

Who:
Artist interested with presenting for this exhibit, should present artwork in an email by Saturday, September 18.  Three finalists will be chosen to exhibit artwork in front of the La Mesa Reading Room – no sales at the event.

Email Sandy – [email protected]

When:
Saturday, October 2, 2021, from 10-4

Location:
La Mesa Reading Room
8370 La Mesa Blvd,
La Mesa, CA  91942

Sponsored by:
DiscoveryBound San Diego

 

 

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DB Outreach: All-Ages Florida Fall Event @ Fort De Soto Park
Nov 6 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

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ALL- AGES Florida Fall Event – Registration is NOW open!

Come join DiscoveryBound Outreach in the beautiful outdoors for a day at Fort De Soto Park in Tierra Verde, Florida. This is a wonderful opportunity to discover the natural beauty of the park while being with other Christian Scientists and friends at the beach, kayaking, biking while in an uplifting atmosphere. We will have a private pavilion, serve a delicious lunch and hear from an inspirational speaker. Everyone is invited to explore the scenic water views and award-winning beach – you won’t want to miss this fun event and the opportunity to meet new friends.

Metaphysical Theme:
“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.”  (Luke 10:27)

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, November 6, 2021 | 9:30am – 4:30pm EST

Location:
Fort De Soto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S. Tierra Verde, FL 33715
East Beach, Pavilion #14

Cost: (financial aid is available to all participants – see below for further information)
$20 per person includes kayaking, biking, lunch, inspirational speaker & FUN!
(Children 2 and under are free but still need to register)
$5.00 Fort De Soto Park – parking fee (you pay at the gate during entry)

Registration financial aid is available for all participants and for those families that are traveling from afar and need lodging.
For those families that are traveling from afar and need financial aid for lodging we are offering up to $75.00 per family.  Financial Aid is available up to 1/2 of the registration fee per person. Deposit a minimum of $10
To apply for financial aid please complete this form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKBAGLV-bJOH33hOufY6ohVZTz2VC2fUZPcGk-YzV_Nc9Uvw/viewform

Lodging: – If you are driving from afar here are some options close to Fort De Soto, Park
Fort De Soto Park Campground – SOLD OUT, but feel free to call and see if there are any cancellations – 727-582-2100
Quality Inn & Suites St. Petersburg – Clearwater Airport, 
3655 Hospitality Lane,  Clearwater, 33762, FL
Hampton Inn & Suites Clearwater/St. Petersburg-Ulmerton Road, 4050 Ulmerton Rd, Clearwater, 33762, FL

Cancellation Fee:  Cancellation fee is based on 50% of your registration fee. A maximum of $10.00 registration cancellation fee if cancelled by Friday, October 22, 2021
No Refund deadlineOctober 22, 2021

Questions?  Contact Lori Selby at [email protected] or 781-956-9035

TENTATIVE AGENDA:
9:30 a.m. – Welcome & Games
10:30 – Kayaking for DB Group or beach time
12:30 – Catered Lunch
1:30 – Inspirational Speaker (to be announced soon)
2:00 – 4:00 Biking or beach time (feel free to bring your own bike)
4:00 – Highlights & Gratitude

Event will be run in accordance with the current local and state regulations at that time.

This event is generously subsidized by the Asher Student Foundation.