Feb
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DB Outreach: Jacksonville Kingsley Plantation Heritage Festival @ Kingsley Plantation
Feb 15 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Come join us at the Kingsley Plantation Heritage Festival in Celebration of Black History month.

When: Saturday February 15 at 10:30am
Where: Kingsley Plantation – 11676 Palmetto Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32226
Located off Heckscher Drive /A1A one-half mile north of the St. Johns River ferry landing.
Who: Christian Scientists and your friends and family
Time: Meet us at the entrance to the Plantation at 10:30am- or come earlier or later and text us for meet-up location or to join us for lunch.
Activity: We will be enjoying the activities hosted by the Festival- tours of plantation homes, Kids Corner Crafts, etc.
PLUS– Lori Selby- DiscoveryBound Outreach Manager will be sharing information with us about upcoming Regional and National DiscoveryBound events for all ages.
Cost: Kinsley Plantation is free, but plan to join us for a meal out after spending
some time at the Plantation.
RSVP: It would be great if you notify us if you will be joining us, so we can communicate more specifics on our meet-up.
Contact:  Jean Martin 904-887-6067

 

Feb
22
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DB Outreach: Community Gathering in LA @ Sky High Sports
Feb 22 @ 3:30 pm

Community Gathering – Los Angeles, CA – Saturday, February 22 2020

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Come see what Adventure Unlimited’s DiscoveryBound and A/U Ranches programs are offering this year!

Who: Everyone is invited! We have programs for ALL AGES – youth, adult and family.

What: Join us at Sky High in Woodland Hills for an afternoon of indoor trampoline jumping with other Christian Science families from around LA!

When: Saturday, February 22nd at 3:30pm

Location: Sky High Sports, 6033 De Soto Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Contact: Karen Ostler – [email protected] or (818) 321-4917
Alison Peticolas (A/U) – [email protected] or (719) 398-9331

We want everyone to be able to attend our programs! For the A/U Ranches, financial aid is available for youth and family/adults. Visit www.campershipfund.org for more information. For DiscoveryBound, registration and travel aid is available for all 3 programs and is part of the registration process.

Feb
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DB Outreach: Community Gathering in LA @ Schreiber-Nguyen residence
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm

Community Gathering – Los Angeles, CA – SUNDAY, February 23 2020

Download flyer here

Come see what Adventure Unlimited’s DiscoveryBound and A/U Ranches programs are offering this year!

Who: Everyone is invited! We have programs for ALL AGES – youth, adult and family.

What: Join us for a pool party and lunch! Learn more about our Family/Adult programs which are open to Christian Scientists and their friends and family of all faiths.

When: Sunday, February 23rd at 12:00pm

Location: Schreiber-Nguyen residence: 1094 Acanto Place, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Contact: Alyssa Schreiber-Nguyen – [email protected] or (949) 842-2247
Alison Peticolas (A/U) – [email protected] or (719) 398-9331

We want everyone to be able to attend our programs! For the A/U Ranches, financial aid is available for youth and family/adults. Visit www.campershipfund.org for more information. For DiscoveryBound, registration and travel aid is available for all 3 programs and is part of the registration process.

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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Game Night in LA @ Asher House
Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

DB 20s/30s Game night at LA Asher house

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sunday February 23, 2020

Download flyer here

All 20s/30s are welcome, so please join us for some fun!

Pizza provided

Bring your favorite board game

RSVP Sten (339) 216-8926 [email protected]

Sten is connecting 20s/30s and helping to strengthen local communities across the nation.

This event offers a healing atmosphere that is alcohol, smoke and drug free.

Feb
28
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s NYC Game Night @ Elizabeth Brooks' Home
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm

DB 20s/30s NYC game night

When: Feb 28 from 6:00 PM

Where: Elizabeth Brooks home – 27-30 23rd St, Apt 1, Long Island City, NY 11102

Contact Zach with any questions: (781) 336-7669

 

Feb
29
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DB Outreach: All Ages Snow Tubing – Boston Chapter @ Nashoba Valley
Feb 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

SNOW TUBING AT NASHOBA VALLEY

When was the last time you went “tubing” with your family & Friends?  Nashoba VAlley offers a perfect opportunity to spend a wonderful day of sliding!  Individual runs for the novicce to the expert will thrill you!  You will be transported up the hill on high tech lifts and away you’ll go.

Who:  All Ages and Friends (minimum requirements are 42″ in height or 6 years old to participate)
When:  Saturday, February 29, 2020
Time:  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  “Tubing”
12:00-1:00 “Lunch” (bring your own or buy at Nashoba Valley)
Where:  Nashoba Valley Snow Tubing, 179 Great Rd. Littleton, MA 978-692-3033
(if parents are not able to attend, we can offer carpools for those grades 6-12)
Cost:  $10 per person, includes tube & lift $35 for family of 4+
(normally $32 per person)
What to bring:  Warm Clothes, Snow Boots, Mittens or Gloves, Hat
Bring bag lunch or buy at Nashoba Valley
RSVP: Lori Selby 781-956-9035 or [email protected]

Mar
1
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All-Camp and DiscoveryBound Show – Seattle @ 3rd Church of Christ, Scientist
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm

Come try out “Richie’s Plank” virtual reality (VR) experience, play camp games and watch the brand-new all camp video. Lunch will be provided. Everyone is encouraged to come join the fun!

Mar
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DB Outreach: Colorado Winter Weekend for All Ages – Registration is full – Wait list is available.
Mar 6 – Mar 8 all-day

Register Here  Download Flyer

Registration Is now full. Please email [email protected] to be added to the waitlist.

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 – child care 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, look for the link to the Financial Aid online form.

TRAVEL: Please plan to arrive at the A/U Ranches between 5-7pm on Friday, March 6. Departure on Sunday will be at 1pm.  Transportation through DB is not provided.

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 – Space is limited.  

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.

 

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DB Outreach: 20s/30s NYC Game Night @ Elizabeth Brooks' Home
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm

DB 20s/30s NYC game night

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When: Friday March 27 from 6:00 PM

Where: Elizabeth Brooks home – 27-30 23rd St, Apt 1, Long Island City, NY 11102

Contact Zach with any questions: (781) 336-7669

 

 

Mar
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DB Outreach: Atlanta Wild Animal Safari @ Wild Animal Safari
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

CANCELLED!  Feel free to contact Connie Wallingford.

DiscoveryBound Atlanta invites you to a group tour of Wild Animal Safari
1300 Oak Grove Rd. Pine Mountain, GA

When: Saturday, March 14, from 11:00 – 3:00

Who: Christian Scientists of all ages, their families and friends
Meet : at 11:00 at Fox’s Pizza Den, 703 Gardenview Dr, Pine Mountain

Cost: $15 per person, plus lunch money
Bring: Clothing appropriate for an open-air bus
Questions on day of event: Connie Wallingford, 678-570-8414
RSVP by March 1 to Connie Wallingford,
[email protected]

Mar
22
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Atlanta – All-Camps & DiscoveryBound Virtual Show @ Online
Mar 22 @ 4:00 pm

Join us by video or phone! Representatives from the All – Camps & DiscoveryBound will do a “virtual” camp show with Zoom – Please register for the meeting using the following link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtf-6gqjkiUyUdwUFKS-a_IruJryX1dQ 

We have programs for ALL AGES – youth, adult and family. Watch the All Camp Video and DiscoveryBound and celebrate with us!

RSVP:  Lori Selby at [email protected] or 781-956-9035

Sponsored by the Campership Fund

 

 

Mar
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*CANCELED* DB Outreach: Jetty Park Camping – Cape Canaveral, FL @ Jetty Park Campground
Mar 27 – Mar 29 all-day

CANCELED Jetty Park All-Ages Kayaking/Camping Weekend in Cape Canaveral

As of today, March 18, Adventure Unlimited (including DiscoveryBound) is stopping all work travel and in-person events until April 1st.  At that time we will determine if additional steps need to be taken for the month of April. This means that our DB Annual Jetty Park weekend is canceled. I got a call from Jetty Park campground today (March 18th) and they are closing starting tomorrow at noon until further notice. We have been working with the following citation from II Timothy, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

Here is a possible alternative activity for our Jetty Park Weekend canceled event:
Challenge for you: Bring Jetty Park Home! Send us a photo or short video of a beach or camping activity (ie. S’mores, tenting in your backyard) with your family and/or small group of friends to share on DiscoveryBound social media. Text to Lori Selby at 781-956-9035.

Please know that we are still planning and registering for future inspiring and fun events to take place this year. The DiscoveryBound Outreach team will assess the current situation on a regular basis.

Check out our upcoming weekend events:

I want to thank our DiscoveryBound Florida Groups (DB Tampa, DB Southeast FL, DB Central Florida, DB Jacksonville) for their support of this event! Help us spread the word to those that were interested in attending!

Please feel free to reach out to me with further questions. We certainly appreciate your flexibility during this time. We look forward to seeing you at Jetty Park next year!

“A calm, Christian state of mind is a better preventative of contagion than a drug, or than any other possible sanative method; and the “perfect Love” that “casteth out fear” is a sure defense.” (Miscellaneous Writings p. 229:24)

With Love,  Lori Selby

 

Apr
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s NLC Fun Metaphysical Catch-up with Eric and Chandler
Apr 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

DB 20s/30s NLC Fun metaphysical Catch-up – sunday April 5

20s/30s people who have been involved with NLC are warmly invited to our DB 20s/30s NLC Fun Metaphysical Catch-up with Eric Pagett CS and Chandler Morehardt!
Sunday, April 5th: 4-5pm PT, 5-6pm MT, 6-7pm CT, and 7-8pm ET.
Email Sten Palmer for the Zoom link: [email protected]
Apr
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DB OUTREACH: VOLUNTEER AND AMBASSADOR WEBINAR @ DB Outreach Volunteer & Ambassador Webinar
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm

Please join us for our spring DiscoveryBound (DB) Outreach webinar and conference call on Thursday, April 23rd.  We will be hosting two sessions, so please select one of 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)

Agenda & Zoom Conference Line will be coming soon!

We hope you will join us for this interactive webinar/conference call.
The DB Team

 

Apr
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*POSTPONED to Spring 2021* DB Outreach: All Ages – Spring Weekend in Washington, D.C. @ Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 26 @ 11:30 am

*POSTPONED to SPRING 2021* DB Outreach: All Ages – Spring Weekend in Washington, D.C.
  We will keep you updated. 
We have been working with the following citation from II Timothy, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

Metaphysical Theme: “The cement of a higher humanity will unite all interests in the one divinity.” (S&H 571: 19)

Come join us for a weekend in Washington, DC: the Nation’s Capital! This is a wonderful opportunity to explore a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities like navigating the National mall area with a group walking scavenger hunt, exploring the Smithsonian Museums of your choice, inspirational speaker, walking the memorials at night, fellowship, and much more while enjoying the beauty of spring.  Come be a part of the fun for all ages and meet new friends! (agenda below for entire weekend or Saturday only)

WHEN: Friday, April 24, 2020 7:00 p.m. – Sunday, April 26, 2020 11:30 a.m. following church. Check in on Friday at Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge is available starting at 3:00 p.m.

 

Feel free to join us anytime on Saturday if you are not able to join us for the entire weekend. You will still need to register/pay and click on the box Saturday only.

WHERE: Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 North Fort Myer Dr. Arlington, VA 22209

WHO: Christian Scientists of all ages and their friends. This exciting weekend is for all ages (all youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian).

COST:  $30.00 per person includes scavenger hunt, Smithsonian Museums, Saturday night catered dinner and inspirational speaker. (Does not include lodging, parking at hotel or metro pass.)

Possible Additional Costs:
Rooms are $124.00 plus 13.25 tax per night/room – you can either choose from 2 double beds or 1 king size bed – includes up to 4 people with full breakfast in dining room
Garage parking at hotel is $20 per night
Metro pass from hotel to Smithsonian Museums is $2.35 per person each way
Souvenirs 

FINANCIAL AID:  Registration financial aid is available for all participants up to $15 per person. Additional aid is available for 2 night lodging at Holiday Inn Rosslyn @ Key Bridge. To apply for financial aid please complete the form immediately following your registration. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15I8Kcspl86duvYz0a7sy_knOV9dKPsJ26q4ttIkbTEc/edit

This event is subsidized by the Asher Student Foundation.

Cancellation Fee:
$15.00 registration cancellation fee if cancelled by April 9, 2019. After April 9th there are no refunds

No Refund deadline:  April 9, 2020

Deadline to register is Sunday, April 19, 2020

Lodging
Holiday Inn Rosslyn @ Key Bridge, 1900 Fort Myer Dr, Arlington, VA 22209– we strongly suggest you make your reservation ASAP to secure a spot. We have blocked rooms for our DB Group until April 10th.  When you call, give them the coupon code DB1. Visit the website for lodging details and to reserve: (703) 807-2000

Arlington, VA Hotels in Rosslyn | Holiday Inn Rosslyn @ Key Bridge

If you are an individual and interested in lodging with others in gender based hotel rooms, we’ll put you in touch with others. We are offering up to $150 towards lodging for hotel rooms at Holiday Inn Rosslyn for those staying 2 nights. Email Lori Selby.

Driving parameters
Arrive on Friday, April 24 by 7:00 p.m. at Holiday Inn Rosslyn @ Key Bridge and depart on Sunday, April 26 by 11:30 following church.
Check in at Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge is 3:00 p.m.

Flying parameters
The closest airport is Reagan International Airport (DCA) only 4 miles to the hotel

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 subsidized by the Asher Student Foundation. 

Washington, DC Weekend Tentative Schedule (for entire weekend or Saturday only)

April 24-26, 2020
(Full Weekend Schedule 

Friday, April 24 

3:00-7:00 p.m.  Arrival & Check In at Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge (dinner not provided)
7:00                  Dogwood Room – Introductions/Weekend Overview/Meet & Greet
8:00                  Free time in Dogwood Room (optional – games, etc.) 

Saturday, April 25

8:00 a.m.        Hot Breakfast in Dining Room at Holiday Inn
9:00                Walk to Metro to take into Smithsonian Museums
9:30                Meet at designated spot (details to come)
10:00              Smithsonian Museums of your choice (may travel in groups)
Bible Museum (additional cost)
12:30 p.m.      Lunch on your own (not provided)
1:15                Meet at designated spot for Ice cream treat
1:30                Meet at designated National Mall area for start of the Scavenger Hunt
                       (there will be one for younger families and one for teens/adults)
3:30                Smithsonian Museums (of your choice)
4:45                Take Metro to 1st Church of Christ Scientist, Washington, DC
5:00                Meet for catered dinner at 1st Church of Christ, Scientist Washington, DC
                       (take metro) 910 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20006
6:15                Asher Student Foundation Sharing
6:30                Inspirational Speaker
7:15                Board Games at Church or Sunset walk at memorials
8:30                Head back to Holiday Inn Rosslyn 

Sunday, April 26
8:00 a.m.        Hot breakfast in Dining Room at Holiday Inn
9:00                Weekend Highlights & Fruitage
10:00              Take metro or car to 1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Washington, DC or drive to
                       First Church of Christ, Scientist, Arlington (they both start at 10:30 a.m.)
10:30-11:30    Church & Sunday School
11:30              Goodbyes and thank you for being a part of the weekend!          

 April 25, 2020
(Saturday Only Schedule)

9:30                Meet at designated spot (details to come)
10:00              Smithsonian Museums of your choice (may travel in groups)
Bible Museum (additional cost)
12:30 p.m.      Lunch on your own (not provided)
1:15                Meet at designated spot for Ice cream treat
1:30                Meet at designated National Mall area for start of the Scavenger Hunt
                       (there will be one for younger families and one for teens/adults)
3:30                Smithsonian Museums (of your choice)
4:45                Take Metro to 1st Church of Christ Scientist, Washington, DC
5:00                Meet for catered dinner at 1st Church of Christ, Scientist Washington, DC
                       (take metro) 910 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20006
6:15                Asher Student Foundation Sharing
6:30                Inspirational Speaker
7:15                Board Games at Church or Sunset walk at memorials
8:30                Farewell and thank you for joining us!

 

 

May
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DB Outreach: Virtual Game Night for Adult Volunteers @ Zoom link
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Virtual Game Night for Adult Volunteers

Join us for some inspiration, conversation, and games.

1st Session Tuesday May 5 –   8:00pm (ET),  7:00pm (CT),  6:00pm (MT), 5:00pm (PT)

Email Lori for the Zoom link: [email protected]

May
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DB Outreach: Virtual Game Night for Adult Volunteers @ Zoom Call
May 7 @ 10:00 pm

Virtual Game Night for Adult Volunteers

Join us for some inspiration, conversation, and games.

Thursday May 7 – 10:00pm (ET), 9:00pm (CT),  8:00pm (MT), 7:00pm (PT)

Email Lori for the Zoom link: [email protected]

May
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*Postponed until Spring 2021* DB Outreach: 20s/30s Spring Retreat @ Crystal Lake Camps
May 15 @ 4:00 pm – May 17 @ 3:30 pm

db 20s/30s spring retreat at crystal lake camps

Postponed to Spring 2021

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Join us at Crystal Lake Camps, the Christian Science camp located in Hughesville, Pennsylvania, for a weekend of fun camp activities!

We’ll enjoy waterfront activities such as canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, and maybe even swimming for those brave enough to dive in; we will venture up the High Ropes Course and Climbing Wall; play a round or two of 8 Sticks (a CLC classic, kind of like capture the flag); and explore some of the 25 miles of trails.

During this weekend, we’ll have time to relax, get to know one-another, enjoy the peaceful and quiet atmosphere of Crystal Lake, and engage in metaphysical discussion.

For More Information & to Register – Click Here

Jun
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DB Outreach: Virtual Chairside Chat with DiscoveryBound – Delafield, WI @ Clearview Home, Delafield, WI
Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Virtual Chairside Chat with DiscoveryBound hosted by Clearview Home in Delafield, WI
Wednesday, June 17 12:00 p.m. EST
Lori Selby with be sharing the DB video as well as sharing what DB has to offer for all ages. Come join the fun!
Contact Lori Selby for Zoom details at [email protected] or click on this link for further details

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Jul
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DB Outreach Colorado Adult Backpacking Trip @ A/U Ranches
Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm

“He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”  Micah 6:8

Have you wanted to hike through what is affectionately called “God’s Country” in Colorado?   Have you wanted to spend the night under the Colorado sky without any city lights interfering with the view? Have you wanted to be on top of the world, above treeline with a 360 degree view of the Rocky Mountains?  Join an experienced back-country guide, a DB staff member, and a C.S. practitioner on an adventure through the majestic beauty of the Rocky Mountains.  Learn and practice back-country skills while hiking, camping, and attempting to peak a “Fourteener”.  Experience the feeling of achieving your goals in the outdoors with the support of other Christian Science adults and their friends of all faiths.

Adult Registration Adult Financial Aid Form Travel Form Download Flyer

WHO

Christian Science adults and friends.

When

July 13th – 17th, 2020

Where

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

Cost

Adult Registration Fee: $480
Registration opens: May 1st
Final deadline to register: July 6th

Capacity – 12, spots are still available!

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.

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:
Arrive at A/U Ranches on Monday, July 13  between 12-1pm,
Depart A/U Ranches on Friday, July 17 between 11am-12pm

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 21) 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 40 lbs 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.

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 13
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
7:00pm Trip info, gear check, food plan, map and route, cook schedule, how to pack, trip agenda.
Personal time

Tuesday, July 14
7:00am 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
12:00pm 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
8:00pm Pack to leave yurts next day

Wednesday, July 15
7:00am Lesson/share (optional)
8:00 Breakfast, pack a lunch, clean-up
9:00 Depart yurts via shuttle for Winfield
Hike in to camp site, set up camp
Lunch
Orienteering course
Campfire and back-country skills
Testimony Meeting
Highlights, challenges, goals, next day’s plan.

Thursday, July 16
2 Options for this day

(Option #1)
6:00am wake-up and lesson study (optional)
7:00 Breakfast and clean-up
8:30 Depart for Lake Ann
Lunch
Hike back to campsite
5:00pm Dinner prep, eat, and clean-up
Campfire, debrief trip, s’mores, hot chocolate

(Option #2)
4:30-5:00am Wake up
Gather and depart for attempted peak of Mt. Huron
Peak breakfast on the trail.
Bring lunch supplies.
Return to campsite.
Rest
Dinner prep, eat, clean-up, Debrief around campfire, s’mores, hot chocolate

Friday, July 17
6:00am Wake up
Breakfast and tear down campsite
Hike out to trail head
Drive back to A/U Ranches

“He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”  Micah 6:8