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DB Outreach: Photography in the Rockies, Grades 7th-12th @ YMCA Estes Park,
Nov 8 – Nov 10 all-day

PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE ROCKIES!

7th – 12th Grade Weekend


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Come join us for a weekend in Estes Park outside of Rocky Mountain National Park! This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about photography while enjoying some of the best Rocky Mountain National park has to offer. The weekend will include inspiration, fun, Sunday School, a workshop by Sam Sensor on photography, making new friends, hiking to some iconic lakes in the park including Bierstadt and Sprague Lake, and enjoying everything the YMCA has to offer. Teens you won’t want to miss this amazing weekend! Space is limited.

WHEN: Friday, November 8, 2019 6:00 p.m. – Sunday, November 10, 2019 12:30 p.m.

WHO: Christian Science 7th thru 12th Graders and their friends of all faiths.

WHERE: YMCA Estes Park, 2515 Tunnel Rd, Estes Park, CO

COST:  $99.00 per person includes a two night stay at the Estes Park YMCA, all meals, free admission to Rocky Mountain National Park, a photography workshop by Sam Sensor, and onsite activities at the YMCA including roller blading.

FINANCIAL AID:   Teens (parents) may apply for financial aid through DiscoveryBound as part of the registration process.  Assistance for teens is up to $70 for registration, and up to $200 for air 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 fund raise 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.

Cancellation Fee: $29 registration cancellation fee if cancelled by October 17, 2019. After October 17, 2019 there are no refunds.

NO Refund deadline: begins on October 18, 2019

Deadline to Register: Thursday, October 31, 2019

Lodging: Accommodations will be at the YMCA in Estes Park, CO five minutes outside of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Equipment needed: Please bring your own camera. If you have a camera that uses an interchangeable lense that is ideal however, all cameras are acceptable including cell phones.

Transportation:
If driving:
Arrival on Friday, Nov. 8 (two options):
1)  Arrive at YMCA in Estes Park at 6 p.m. (YMCA Estes Park, 2515 Tunnel Rd, Estes Park, CO)
2)  Arrive at DiscoveryBound Office by 4 p.m. to carpool (5201 S Quebec St. Greenwood Village, CO)
Departure on Sunday, Nov. 10:
Pick-Up at Asher House Boulder at 12:30 p.m. (805 29th St. Unit 511, Boulder, CO)

If flying:
Arrival at Denver International Airport (DEN) on Friday, Nov. 8 between 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Departure at DEN between 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10.
* DB airport shuttle to YMCA and from Asher House will be provided.

Questions: Email [email protected] or call 303.779.3000 ext. 138

This event is generously underwritten by the Asher Student Foundation.

Who is Sam Sensor, your workshop facilitator? Check out his website!

Weekend Schedule (Tentative)

Friday, November 8
1:00-4:00 pm   Arrive to Denver International Airport
4:15-6:00 pm   Load the vans and drive to the YMCA Estes Park
6:00 pm           Arrive at YMCA & Settle into rooms
6:30 pm           Dinner
7:30 pm           Welcome, introductions, DB video, and overview
8:30 pm           Evening campfire
9:30 pm           Quiet time with bunkmates
10:30 pm         Lights out

Saturday, November 9
7:30 am           Wake up
8:00 am           Lesson Study
8:30 am           Breakfast
9:30 am           Inspirational Talk
10:15 am         Photography workshop with Sam Sensor
11:30 am         Lunch
12:30 pm         Hiking and photography in Rocky Mountain National Park
6:00 pm           Personal time
6:30 pm           Dinner
7:30 pm           Roller Blading
9:00 pm           Down time
10:30 pm         Lights out

Sunday, November 10
7:45 am           Wake up & Pack
8:30 am           Breakfast
9:30 am           Leave for First Church of Christ, Scientist Boulder
10:00 am         Sunday School
11:10 am         Drive to Asher House
11:30 am         Visit Asher House Boulder, Lunch and Goodbyes
12:30 pm         Drive to DEN Airport & Local pick-ups at Asher House Boulder
1:30 pm           Arrive at Denver International Airport (DEN)
3:30-5:30 pm  Flights Depart
 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to be in touch. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Nov
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DB Outreach: Pot Luck/Board Game Night for all Ages @ House across the street from Tenacre
Nov 9 @ 4:00 pm

Pot Luck/Board Game Night for all Ages

Families and DiscoveryBound friends of all ages, join us for a potluck dinner and game night for those who live throughout NJ. Bring your favorite dinner item and board game to share for a fun evening of food and fellowship.
Come learn about DB’s three programs and its desire to unify and to provide diverse opportunities for the entire CS community. Meet Lori Selby, DiscoveryBound Outreach Manager.

The gathering is taking place in a house across the street from Tenacre’s main campus. Tenacre will provide cookies.
Who:  All Ages
When:  Saturday, November 9, 2019 4:00 p.m.
What:  Pot Luck/Board Games/Learn more about DB
Where:  884 Great Rd. Princeton, NJ
RSVP:   Alison Scherr at [email protected] or 917-861-6606

Nov
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DB Outreach: N. California’s upcoming 2019 “End of the Year” activities
Nov 16 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

Mark your calendars now, for these great events!

November 16 – Planning & Pizza at Sharon Hansen’s.  (RSVP – Sharon Hansen)

November 30– Dinner at Blue House Korean Restaurant in Roseville (RSVP – Marini Ballard)

December 14 – Dressy Dinner at Delta King Pilot House in Old Sacramento.  (RSVP – Sharon Hansen)

January 1 – New Year’s Tennessee Valley Trail Hike in Marin.  (RSVP – Jim Wright)

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DB Outreach: Boston Chapter – Community Service at CHBA @ Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association
Nov 16 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

A COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT AT THE CHESTNUT HILL BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION

This is a wonderful opportunity to be of service to the Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association. (BA) Come hang out with your friends and have fun while raking leaves.  Yeah, you can jump in some huge piles of leaves too!
Asher House Boston will be joining us too!

COMMUNITY SERVICE CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE!!!
Your participation can contribute towards financial aid for any CS Camp, NLC or DB Event

Who:      All Ages          
When:  Saturday, November 16, 2019
1:30-4:30 p.m.  come anytime for leaf raking
4:30-5:00 p.m.  tour of the BA
5:00-6:00 p.m.  dinner provided by BA
Where:  The Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association
910 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 617-734-5600

What to Bring:  Rake, (with name on it) Warm Clothes, Gloves
Transportation:  Call for carpool opportunities!

RSVP by Monday, November 11: Lori Selby 781-956-9035

Nov
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DB OUTREACH: DB 20s/30s Friendsgiving @ Asher House Boulder, CO @ Asher House Boulder
Nov 17 @ 4:30 pm

DB 20s/30s Friendsgiving @ Asher House Boulder

Sunday November 17, 2019 at 4:30pm

Join us for some delicious food and conversation!

Please RSVP and sign up to bring something (optional) here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AmKcmImp1ecjBfybvvR__KKL4-UtkcCPORcvLQEtyTs/edit#gid=0

 

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DB Outreach: San Diego – FRIENDSGIVING! @ Browns' house
Nov 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us as we gather to celebrate the season of gratitude. Let’s celebrate Thanksgiving and pre-game for the main event with a Friendsgiving feast at the Browns’! The Brown Family will provide the turkey (veggie and meat options) and the trimmings, we invite friends to bring drinks, a side dish, salad, or dessert to share. Brown House San Diego is located at 6485 Decanture Street, San Diego, CA 92120. Please RSVP to Lane Brown at 646-812-4809 so we can know how much to prepare, and leave a comment with what dish you’d like to share. All of our events are open and welcoming to all ages and families, we hope to see you there!

Nov
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DB OUTREACH: 20S/30S FRIENDSGIVING – ASHLAND, MA @ Beth & Alex Griffin's Place
Nov 23 @ 3:00 pm

Please join us for our 4th annual Friendsgiving! Join us at Alex & Beth Griffin’s house for an evening full of fun, friends, and lots of food! We will be having a potluck style Thanksgiving meal, so please sign up to bring either a side dish, dessert, or drinks to share! This celebration is open to everyone so please invite all your friends!

RSVP HERE

Let us know if you want to come but need a ride down and we can arrange carpools. You can also take the Commuter Rail to get out to their house. Let us know if you plan on taking the Commuter Rail and we can pick you up from the station.

Also, if you have any board games you want to bring, please do!

You can use the link below to access a google docs page to say what item you’re bringing and if you need a ride or can drive people, thanks!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/178QFUD1PcNMok8zoX80B7dXyMQikjKVt7q_MTWPs0Qs/edit?usp=sharing

This event is supported by DiscoveryBound Outreach and is alcohol, drug and smoke free.

Nov
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s NYC Friendsgiving
Nov 24 @ 1:30 am

DB 20s/30s nyc friendsgiving 

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Sunday, November 24th at 1:30 PM

505W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

Please join us for our annual Friendsgiving event!

To bring: a dish to share (Appetizer, Side Dish, Dessert etc.)

Hope to see you there!

RSVP/Questions contact Zach Selby (781) 336-7669

[email protected]

Nov
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DB OUTREACH: 20s/30s Friendsgiving Dinner & Game Night @ Asher House St. Louis
Nov 29 @ 5:30 pm

DB 20s/30s Friendsgiving Potluck Dinner & Game Night

Friday, November 29th at 5:30 PM

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DB 20s/30s St. Louis and the Asher Student Foundation warmly invite you to a celebration of gratitude and friendship at Asher House, St. Louis.

Asher House, St. Louis
7301-03 Delmar Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63130

We would greatly appreciate your contribution of a side dish, drink or dessert and please bring
your favorite game for afterward!

Space is limited, so please RSVP at (530)258-7581 or [email protected] if you’d like to join us.

Event organizer:
Andrew McKinley
DB 20s/30s St. Louis

Dec
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DB Outreach: DiscoveryBound Atlanta & Principia Christmas Sing @ Garden Hills Recreation Center in Buckhead
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Principia Club of Atlanta and DiscoveryBound Atlanta Chapter invite you, your family, and friends to our annual Christmas Sing as we jingle and mingle in celebration of the season.

When: December 15, 2019 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Where:  Garden Hills Recreation Center in Buckhead, 335 Pinetree Drive NE Atlanta, GA 30305
Who:  All are WELCOME!
RSVP:  Connie Wallingford at [email protected]
2020 Principia calendars will be available for $10 each.
For questions on the day of the Sing, please call Connie at 678.570.8414.
If you’d like to bring snacks or sweets, they are always appreciated!

 

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DB Outreach: DiscoveryBound Boston/Principia Christmas Sing @ Longyear Museum
Dec 15 @ 2:30 pm

The Principia Club of Greater Boston and DiscoveryBound Boston Chapter invite you, your family,
and friends to our annual Christmas Sing as we jingle and mingle in celebration of the season.

Please bring a plate of cookies or finger food to share.  Beverages will be provided.
There will be crafts for children.

When:  Sunday, December 15th at 2:30 p.m.
All Are WELCOME!

Where:  The Longyear Museum, 1125 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

RSVP:  Lori Selby [email protected]

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DB Outreach: Winter Weekend in the Berkshires for teens @ Vacation Village in the Berkshires
Jan 31 – Feb 2 all-day

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Metaphysical theme:
“Divine Love is infinite.  Therefore all that really exists is in and of God, and manifests His love.” S&H 340:12-14

Explore the outdoors! Join DiscoveryBound teens (grades 7-12) in the Berkshires for two full days of inspiration, fun, and friendship.  On Saturday, there’ll be skiing/snowboarding at Jiminy Peak for all levels from beginner to intermediate or snow tubing at Bousque.  On Sunday, our very own DB Winter Olympics on Lake Pontoosuc. Stay in condos overlooking Jiminy Peak and enjoy an evening with an inspirational talk, huge indoor swimming pool and hot tub.  There will be time for hanging out with friends – old and new.  Most of all, it’s a chance for CS discussion with teens who think like you, with the support of an awesome team of chaperones coming to be with us… so don’t miss it!

Who:
7th–12th grade Christian Scientists and your friends
of all faiths. Bring a friend new to DB and you both
receive $10 off.
WHEN:
Friday, January 31 through Sunday, February 2, 2020
On Friday, arrive at Vacation Village in the Berkshires in Hancock, MA by 8:00 p.m. and depart Sunday at Lake Pontoosuc in Lanesborough, MA at 2:00 p.m.
WHERE:
Lodging – Vacation Village in the Berkshires, 76 Brodie Mountain Rd. Hancock, MA
Saturday
Skiing/Snowboarding at Jiminy Peak, 37 Corey Rd. Hancock, MA
OR
Snow tubing at Bousquet, 101 Dan Fox Dr, Pittsfield, MA 0120

Cost:
$90.00 includes lodging and meals.  (skiing/snowboarding/snow tubing additional expense)
Bring a friend and save $10.00 for you and your friend.

Group Rental/Ticket Information for Skiing/Snowboarding
Lift Tickets: $53
Ski/Snowboard Rental: $37
Helmet Rental Required $10
Beginner Ski/Snowboard Package: $79 (Includes lift ticket to lower mountain, rentals, and lesson; Helmet Rental: $10 additional)
Or
Snow Tubing at Bousquet Mountain
Snow Tubing: $20 for 2 hours

Financial Aid:
Up to $45 for registration fee and Up to $150 in flight travel costs.

Carpools & Flights
Transportation: Teens are responsible for their own transportation to and from the event, unless flying. Carpools are available from New York and Boston.

Private Vehicles: Arrive at Vacation Village in the Berkshires in Hancock, MA by 8:00 p.m.  And Depart Lake Pontoosuc on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Flying: Arrive at Logan International Airport (BOS) by 3:00 p.m on Friday, January 31 and depart on Sunday, February 2 after 6:00 p.m.  Transportation is provided to and from Logan International Airport.

Carpool/Transportation/Contacts:

Contact: Lori Selby, [email protected] or 781-956-9035

Feb
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Winter Weekend in NH
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 9 @ 1:30 pm

DB 20s/30s Winter weekend in Nh

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Come and have fun skiing, snowboarding, playing games, and being with friends.

Arrive at or after 7:00pm on Friday, February 7th. Eat dinner beforehand. Snacks will be provided for that night. Then food will be provided for the rest of the weekend including lunch on Sunday, February 9th.

Cost: The cost is $75 per person, which covers food (Friday night snacks – Sunday lunch), lodging for 2 nights, and services of a Christian Science Practitioner. The price does not include getting to event (carpool/plane ticket), or the Saturday winter activities.

We will be skiing/snowboarding at Wildcat Mountain. The prices are as follows:

  • Lift Ticket: $61
  • Ski/Snowboard Rentals: $35
  • Helmet Rental: $0

DiscoveryBound Headquarters and the DB Boston Chapter are generously financially subsidizing this event with $1,500 toward costs.

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. If you are in need of further financial aid beyond travel costs, please contact us.

Flying in: The nearest airport is Logan International Airport Boston (BOS) and we will be offering a pick-up service for those arriving by 3:00pm on Friday and depart after 5pm on Sunday. Be sure to let us know on the registration form if you require pick-up/drop-off to the airport. Please ensure you share your flight details and any delays with us.

Carpooling: The home that we are staying at is 2.5/3 hours away from downtown Boston, therefore we will need to carpool to make sure that everyone makes it to the house safely. In the below google form, please let us know if you have a car and are willing to drive. Also, please let us know if you need a ride, we will be happy to help coordinate a ride for you. Below are also our cell phone numbers, so please feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

What to bring: Sleeping bag/sheets, pillow, and towel.

Accommodation: We will be staying at 176 Glen Ledge Rd, Glen, NH 03838 Attitash Mountain

Register/Payment:

Register deadline: January 17th

Venmo: @Jake-Kearney-2

Check: Made out to Jake Kearney send to 25 Symphone Road, Boston, MA 02115

Refund policy: If you cancel up to one week in advance of the event (January 18th), you will be charged a $50 cancellation fee and the remainder will be refunded. All cancellations after January 18th are non-refundable.

Registration is full! To be added to the waitlist, please contact:

Megan Selby 781-724-3969 [email protected]

Jake Kearney 303-618-9581 [email protected]

Organizers of DiscoveryBound 20s/30s Winter Weekend 2020

DB 20s/30s weekends have a non-judgmental Christian Science atmosphere that is inclusive of everyone and is free from drinking, smoking, using illicit drugs or marijuana. Participants agree to support this healing atmosphere.

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DB Outreach: Colorado Winter Weekend for All Ages
Mar 6 – Mar 8 all-day

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Come join DiscoveryBound 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, broom hockey, climbing in the Rock Gym, snowshoeing, games and cards 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 6 – Sunday, March 8, 2020

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 – babysitting is not provided.  It’s a special opportunity for everyone to spend time together.  Families will be housed together.

WHAT:  (See Weekend Schedule below)

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. When registering, you will have the opportunity to apply.

TRAVEL: Please plan to arrive at the A/U Ranches between 5-7pm on Friday, March 6. Departure on Sunday will be at 1pm.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If for some reason you need to cancel, you may do so up until Friday, February 14, 2020 with a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after February 14.

Registration closes February 27, 2020

ALL AGES Colorado WINTER Weekend Schedule

Friday, March 6
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 7
7:30 am      Lesson Study in Valerie Lodge (optional)
8:00            Breakfast in Valerie Lodge
9:00            Inspirational in Valerie Lodge
9:30            Morning Activities (sign-up)
11:00          Visiting Calves & Horses (sign-up)
12:00 pm   Lunch in Valerie /Free time
1:15-5:00   Afternoon Activities (sign-up)
2:00-5:00   Princeton Hot Springs (sign-up + additional charge – tentative)
6:00           Dinner in Valerie Lodge
7:00           Presentation & Ice Cream Social
8:00           Lodge Time – family activity

Sunday, March 8
8:00 am    Breakfast in Valerie Lodge
9:30          Drive into Town for Church / Sunday School
10-11          Church / Sunday School
11:15          Back to Ranches & 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. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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

 

May
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Spring Retreat – SAVE THE DATE @ Crystal Lake Camps
May 15 – May 17 all-day

db 20s/30s spring retreat at crystal lake camps – save the date

Sep
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s – Iceland Adventure 2020 @ Keflavik International Airport (KEF)
Sep 12 @ 11:00 am – Sep 18 @ 3:00 pm

DB 20s/30s Iceland Adventure – September 12-18, 2020

Due to popular demand, we’re offering another week-long adventure in Iceland! Join Sten and a CS Practitioner as part of an 18 person group of 20s/30s that explores the southern region of Iceland in a supportive and healing Christian Science Atmosphere.

For:  Christian Scientists in their 20s/30s and their friends who are willing to dive into deep Christian Science discussions, support each other and the group by being patient, flexible and willing to help prepare and clean up group meals. Group travel always takes more time than solo or small group travel, but it can be a lot of fun with an inclusive easy-going group.

Cost: Registration is $1,525 USD with a $250 non-refundable deposit paid with a debit/credit card to secure your spot. Your spot will not be confirmed until Sten Palmer has been in touch with you. Full payment is due June 20, 2020. Cost includes all meals (vegetarian or fish/meat) from lunch on Saturday September 12 to lunch on Friday September 18, accommodation, and activities outlined in the Tentative Itinerary below. It does not include flights. A payment plan (6 x monthly payments) is available starting January 20, 2020, and ending June 20, 2020.

Cancelation Policy: Refunds, less a $250 cancelation fee (the deposit), will be given to participants canceling by January 20, 2020. Participants who cancel between January 21 and Jun 20, 2020, will be refunded less a $750 cancelation fee (deposit plus $500). No refunds will be issued after June 20, 2020.

Additional Costs: We recommend that you purchase personal travel insurance for this trip. If you have special dietary requirements beyond being a vegetarian, you’ll need to bring what you need with you. We’ll also be going to a discount supermarket mid-week for you to buy additional items, if needed. The food provided will be simple, as food is expensive in Iceland. If you have specific food/snack choices, feel free to pack foods you like. Also, activities on Friday, our free day, are not included.

20s/30s Subsidy: Thanks to our generous donors, $3000 of the costs of this trip have been subsidized, which benefits every participant.

Financial Aid: Financial Aid is also available up to $400 toward registration and up to $250 toward travel on a need basis. If the amount awarded does not meet participant needs, they have 48hrs to cancel their registration for their $250 deposit to be returned. Financial Aid request deadline is December 20, 2019.

Financial Aid Form   

Tentative Itinerary: 

Saturday September 12: Fly into Keflavik International Airport before 11:00am. Drive to Grindavik for lunch. Drive to The Blue Lagoon for an afternoon of relaxing in the geothermal pools. Drive to B14 Hostel, Faxafen 11, Reykjavík, Iceland (We have the place to ourselves – twin beds in gendered rooms). Prepare and eat dinner there. Get to know you games.

Sunday September 13: Prepare breakfast and a pack a lunch. Golden Circle Tour (in our vans) including: Thingvellir National Park, Snorkel Silfra Fissure, Geysir Geothermal Field, Gullfoss Waterfall, Friðheimar Tomato and Horse Farm, and Kerid Crater. Prepare and eat dinner back at B14 Hostel. Informal church service (volunteer readers).

Monday September 14: Prepare breakfast and pack a lunch. Pack up and drive ~5hrs to Jökulsárlón, a glacial lake with floating icebergs, seals and skuas, for a self-guided hike and/or solo time. We’ll have a lunch stop at Reynisfjara, the famous black-sand beach with basalt columns and trolls. Service activity: trash collection. We’ll finish the day with a short hike to Svartifoss – a basalt column waterfall – before heading to Hotel Skaftafell (twin beds in triple/double rooms). We’ll eat dinner in the Hotel Restaurant. Try for Northern Lights (dependent on conditions).

Tuesday September 15: Breakfast at the Hotel Restaurant. Pack a lunch. Check out of Hotel Skaftafell. Drive to Dyrholaey Arch, Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss. Stop by Kronan Supermarket in Selfoss. Arrive at Gaulverjaskoli – The Old School House (twin beds in gendered rooms). Prepare and eat dinner at The Old School House. Metaphysical Discussion. Try for Northern Lights (dependent on conditions).

Wednesday September 16: Prepare breakfast and pack a lunch. Drive then hike to Reykjadalur Hot Springs 2.4 Miles Round Trip – 682.4 ft gain – Out-and-Back Trail. Option 1: Afternoon Icelandic Horse Ride 2hrs ($105 not included – must book in advance). Option 2: Afternoon hike: Weather conditions will factor into the decision to either hike Krysuvik Georthermal Area Loop – 4.8miles moderate trail with lake and views in Reykjanesfolkvangur Reserve or hike Mount Esja – 5.2 mile steep, difficult, heavily trafficked loop trail. Option 3: Relax at The Old School House or explore the surrounding area on foot. Prepare and eat dinner at The Old School House. Informal Testimony Meeting (volunteer reader). Try for Northern Lights (dependent on conditions).

Thursday September 17: Prepare breakfast and pack a lunch. Free day (cost of activities is not included).Option 1: Explore Reykjavík: Drop off and pick up at The National Museum of Iceland, Suðurgata 41. (~$16/2000 ISK admission fee also allows access to Culture House, Hverfisgata 15). This is the time to try pickled shark if you like at Café Loki (not included) or journey Inside The Volcano (not included). Option 2: Relax at The Old School House or explore the surrounding area on foot. Prepare and eat dinner at The Old School House. Try for Northern Lights (dependent on conditions). Metaphysical Discussion

Friday September 18: Prepare breakfast and pack a lunch. Wrap-up: Gratitude and highlights, evaluations. Check-out of The Old School House. Fly out of Keflavik International Airport after 3pm.

Weather: September high/low averages are 51°F/42°F or 11°C/6°C with 13/ days of rain. Iceland in September: Weather, Things to do & what to expect 

What to Bring on our 7-day adventure:

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months after your arrival on September 20, 2020
  • One bag and one day backpack, as space in the two vans is limited
  • Your favorite snacks (food is expensive in Iceland)
  • Food substitutes if you have special dietary requirements (we’ll also be stopping by a Supermarket mid-week).
  • Torch/Flashlight
  • Camera
  • Bible lesson
  • Journal
  • Favorite Game (optional)
  • Toiletries
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and chapstick
  • Thermos (optional)
  • Travel towel for after bathing in hot springs etc.
  • Second travel towel for showering (needed for first two nights)
  • Swimsuit
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Warm non-cotton layers
  • Warm Thermals (for underneath your dry suit for snorkeling the Silfra Fissure and daily use)
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Waterproof shoes for hiking
  • Wool socks
  • Scarf, warm hat, gloves
  • Water bottles (2 Quarts/Liters)

Contact: Sten Palmer, DB Young Adult Manager
[email protected]
Phone: 888.416.7348 x 139

Please email Sten to register or To be added to the waitlist.

Sep
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s – Iceland Adventure 2020 @ Keflavik International Airport (KEF)
Sep 20 @ 11:00 am – Sep 26 @ 3:00 pm

DB 20s/30s Iceland Adventure – September 20-26, 2020

Join Sten and a CS Practitioner as part of an 18 person group of 20s/30s that explores the southern region of Iceland in a supportive and healing Christian Science Atmosphere.

For:  Christian Scientists in their 20s/30s and their friends who are willing to dive into deep Christian Science discussions, support each other and the group by being patient, flexible and willing to help prepare and clean up group meals. Group travel always takes more time than solo or small group travel, but it can be a lot of fun with an inclusive easy-going group.

Cost: Registration is $1,525 USD with a $250 non-refundable deposit paid with a debit/credit card to secure your spot. Your spot will not be confirmed until Sten Palmer has been in touch with you. Full payment is due June 20, 2020. Cost includes all meals (vegetarian or fish/meat) from lunch on Sunday September 20 to lunch on Saturday September 26, accommodation, and activities outlined in the Tentative Itinerary below. It does not include flights. A payment plan (6 x monthly payments) is available starting January 20, 2020, and ending June 20, 2020.

Cancelation Policy: Refunds, less a $250 cancelation fee (the deposit), will be given to participants canceling by January 20, 2020. Participants who cancel between January 21 and Jun 20, 2020, will be refunded less a $750 cancelation fee (deposit plus $500). No refunds will be issued after June 20, 2020.

Additional Costs: We recommend that you purchase personal travel insurance for this trip. If you have special dietary requirements beyond being a vegetarian, you’ll need to bring what you need with you. We’ll also be going to a discount supermarket mid-week for you to buy additional items, if needed. The food provided will be simple, as food is expensive in Iceland. If you have specific food/snack choices, feel free to pack foods you like. Also, activities on Friday, our free day, are not included.

20s/30s Subsidy: Thanks to our generous donors, $3000 of the costs of this trip have been subsidized, which benefits every participant.

Financial Aid: Financial Aid is also available up to $400 toward registration and up to $250 toward travel on a need basis. If the amount awarded does not meet participant needs, they have 48hrs to cancel their registration for their $250 deposit to be returned. Financial Aid request deadline is December 20, 2019.

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Tentative Itinerary: 

Sunday September 20: Fly into Keflavik International Airport before 11:00am. Drive to Grindavik for lunch. Drive to The Blue Lagoon for an afternoon of relaxing in the geothermal pools. Drive to B14 Hostel, Faxafen 11, Reykjavík, Iceland (We have the place to ourselves – twin beds in gendered rooms). Prepare and eat dinner there. Get to know you games.

Monday September 21: Prepare breakfast and a pack a lunch. Golden Circle Tour (in our vans) including: Thingvellir National Park, Snorkel Silfra Fissure, Geysir Geothermal Field, Gullfoss Waterfall, Friðheimar Tomato and Horse Farm, and Kerid Crater. Prepare and eat dinner back at B14 Hostel. Metaphysical Discussion.

Tuesday September 22: Prepare breakfast and pack a lunch. Pack up and drive ~5hrs to Jökulsárlón, a glacial lake with floating icebergs, seals and skuas, for a self-guided hike and/or solo time. We’ll have a lunch stop at Reynisfjara, the famous black-sand beach with basalt columns and trolls. Service activity: trash collection. We’ll finish the day with a short hike to Svartifoss – a basalt column waterfall – before heading to Hotel Skaftafell (twin beds in triple rooms). We’ll eat dinner in the Hotel Restaurant. Try for Northern Lights (dependent on conditions).

Wednesday September 23: Breakfast at the Hotel Restaurant. Pack a lunch. Check out of Hotel Skaftafell. Drive to Dyrholaey Arch, Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss. Stop by Kronan Supermarket in Selfoss. Arrive at Gaulverjaskoli – The Old School House (twin beds in gendered rooms). Prepare and eat dinner at The Old School House. Informal Testimony Meeting (volunteer reader). Try for Northern Lights (dependent on conditions).

Thursday September 24: Prepare breakfast and pack a lunch. Drive then hike to Reykjadalur Hot Springs 2.4 Miles Round Trip – 682.4 ft gain – Out-and-Back Trail. Option 1: Afternoon Icelandic Horse Ride 2hrs ($105 not included – must book in advance). Option 2: Afternoon hike: Weather conditions will factor into the decision to either hike Krysuvik Georthermal Area Loop – 4.8miles moderate trail with lake and views in Reykjanesfolkvangur Reserve or hike Mount Esja – 5.2 mile steep, difficult, heavily trafficked loop trail. Option 3: Relax at The Old School House or explore the surrounding area on foot. Prepare and eat dinner at The Old School House. Try for Northern Lights (dependent on conditions).

Friday September 25: Prepare breakfast and pack a lunch. Free day (cost of activities is not included).Option 1: Explore Reykjavík: Drop off and pick up at The National Museum of Iceland, Suðurgata 41. (~$16/2000 ISK admission fee also allows access to Culture House, Hverfisgata 15). This is the time to try pickled shark if you like at Café Loki (not included) or journey Inside The Volcano (not included). Option 2: Relax at The Old School House or explore the surrounding area on foot. Prepare and eat dinner at The Old School House. Try for Northern Lights (dependent on conditions). Metaphysical Discussion

Saturday September 26: Prepare breakfast and pack a lunch. Wrap-up: Gratitude and highlights, evaluations. Check-out of The Old School House. Fly out of Keflavik International Airport after 3pm.

Weather: September high/low averages are 51°F/42°F or 11°C/6°C with 13/ days of rain. Iceland in September: Weather, Things to do & what to expect 

What to Bring on our 7-day adventure:

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months after your arrival on September 20, 2020
  • One bag and one day backpack, as space in the two vans is limited
  • Your favorite snacks (food is expensive in Iceland)
  • Food substitutes if you have special dietary requirements (we’ll also be stopping by a Supermarket mid-week).
  • Torch/Flashlight
  • Camera
  • Bible lesson
  • Journal
  • Favorite Game (optional)
  • Toiletries
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and chapstick
  • Thermos (optional)
  • Travel towel for after bathing in hot springs etc.
  • Second travel towel for showering (needed for first two nights)
  • Swimsuit
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Warm non-cotton layers
  • Warm Thermals (for underneath your dry suit for snorkeling the Silfra Fissure and daily use)
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Waterproof shoes for hiking
  • Wool socks
  • Scarf, warm hat, gloves
  • Water bottles (2 Quarts/Liters)

Contact: Sten Palmer, DB Young Adult Manager
[email protected]
Phone: 888.416.7348 x 139

Registration Is now full. Please email Sten to be added to the waitlist.