At DiscoveryBound (DB) events you’ll experience Christian Science in action! Our activities are inclusive, healing, inspiring, loving – and we can’t forget – fun. Whether you attend events for families, teens or adults, you’ll be with like-minded individuals, so you can relax and be yourself.

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*TENTATIVE* DB Outreach: Easter Camp 2020 in Australia @ Iluka Retreat, Mornington Peninsula, Vic
Apr 9 – Apr 13 all-day

Click on the following link to learn more about this annual event hosted by an Adventure Unlimited Chapter (aka DiscoveryBound Outreach) in Australia: https://adventureunlimited.net/

Apr
10
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DB OUTREACH: 20s/30s Friday Night Zoom Hangout
Apr 10 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

DB 20s/30s Friday night zoom hangout

Join us for some inspiration, conversation, and games.

5pm-6pm PT; 6pm-7pm MT; 7pm-8pm CT; 8pm-9pm ET

Email Sten for the Zoom link: [email protected]

Apr
16
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DB OUTREACH: 20s/30s Colorado Moms’ Meeting
Apr 16 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

DB 20s/30s Colorado Moms’ Meeting

Join other Mom’s in Colorado for an informal discussion with Kate Robertson CS.

Email Sten for the Zoom link: [email protected]

Apr
17
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DB OUTREACH: 20s/30s Friday Night Zoom Hangout
Apr 17 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

DB 20s/30s Friday night zoom hangout

Join us for some inspiration, conversation, and games.

5pm-6pm PT; 6pm-7pm MT; 7pm-8pm CT; 8pm-9pm ET

Email Sten for the Zoom link: [email protected]

Apr
23
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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
24
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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!

 

 

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DB OUTREACH: 20s/30s Friday Night Zoom Hangout
Apr 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

DB 20s/30s Friday night zoom hangout

Join us for some inspiration, conversation, and games.

5pm-6pm PT; 6pm-7pm MT; 7pm-8pm CT; 8pm-9pm ET

Email Sten for the Zoom link: [email protected]

May
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Spring Retreat at CLC @ Crystal Lake Camps
May 15 @ 4:00 pm – May 17 @ 3:30 pm

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

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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

May
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DB Compass: 2019-2020 Group Spring Retreat – Boston, MA
May 22 – May 25 all-day

Finish your Compass year strong by visiting Boston with your friends. This is the third and final retreat for the 2019-2020 Compass group, and it will be filled with tours and interactive workshops at The Mother Church and Longyear Museum, fun excursions around Boston, and meaningful discussions.

Click here for program details. 

Jul
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s MBE Longyear Houses in MA & NH – SAVE THE DATE
Jul 9 @ 5:30 pm – Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm

DB 20s/30s MBE longyear houses – save the date

Gain new insights on the life and works of Mary Baker Eddy while touring many of her houses through the Longyear Museum.

When: Thursday July 9  5:30-6:30 PM – Sunday July 12 5:00 PM

Where: Throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire

Who: People in their 20s/30s interested in learning more about MBE and her life and works

Cost options: $200 (sharing by gender), $275 (own bed sharing by gender), $425 (for own room). Cost includes accommodation Friday and Saturday nights, travel to houses, meals from Thursday dinner to Sunday Breakfast. Thursday night accommodation in the Boston area is not included but for those coming from out of town have the option to be hosted and a $25 contribution to your host is recommended.

More information to follow.

Sep
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DB Compass: 2020-2021 Group Fall Retreat – CedarS Camps
Sep 4 – Sep 7 all-day

Kick off the 2020-2021 Compass year with a retreat at CedarS Camps! Your group will get to know each other and lay the groundwork for the year while joining the big DiscoveryBound event. You and your Compass friends will room together and step away from the big group throughout the weekend to keep the momentum building for your year together.

Click here for program details. 

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DB Outreach National Event at CedarS Camps @ CedarS Camps
Sep 4 – Sep 7 all-day

The DB Outreach National Event will be held at CedarS Camps this year!  Join DB at CedarS for a weekend of fun camp activities, discussions on hot topics, and inspiration!

This is the perfect opportunity to see your friends from school, any of the camps, other DB programs, or just come make a bunch of new ones!  Adults are also invited to join our Adult Track!  You won’t want to miss it!

Save the Date: Labor Day Weekend 2020 – September 4th-7th, 2020

Registration Opens April 1st

Who:

Teens: 8th–12th grade (2020-2021 school year) Christian Scientists and your friends of all faiths.

Adults: Christian Science adults and friends

When:

Labor Day Weekend: Friday, September 4th – Monday, September 7th, 2020

Where:

CedarS Camps
19772 Sugar Drive
Lebanon, MO 65536

Cost:

Teen Registration Fee:
Early Registration Fee: $220  (Register by July 8th to get this discounted price!)
Regular Fee: $270
Final Deadline to Register: August 24th, 2020

Adult Registration Fee:
Early Registration Fee: $350  (Register by July 8th to get this discounted price!)
Regular Fee: $370
Final Deadline to Register: August 24th, 2020

Discount / FINANCIAL AID:

Teens (parents) may apply for financial aid through DiscoveryBound as part of the registration process.  Assistance for teens is up to $200 for registration, up to $300 for flight expenses, 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.  We are excited to be able to offer adults Aid this year as well, up to $150 for registration and $150 for travel.

HOUSING:

Housing will be provided for all participants, both teens and adults, in cabins at CedarS Camps.  Adults will have air-conditioning accommodations separated by gender with the option to request a specific roommate or pay an additional fee for a single room.  Teens will be in cabins separated by gender with DB-appointed adult chaperones.

TRAVEL:

Book flights to arrive at St Louis Lambert Airport between before 2:00 pm on Friday, Sept. 4th.  Depart out of the same airport after 2:00 pm on Monday, Sept. 7th.  The DiscoveryBound staff will greet you at the airport and provide ground transportation to/from the event.

If you are traveling in a personal vehicle, arrive at CedarS Camps between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm on Friday, Sept 4th, and depart between 8:00 am and 9:00 am on Monday, Sept. 7th.

If these flight windows do not work for you for any reason, please let us know and we will do our best to coordinate a different flight time that will work.  Please keep in mind the drive from the airport to CedarS is about 2.5 hours.  Feel free to reach out to Mackenzie Shepherd with any travel questions. 303.779.3000 ext. 138

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Refunds, less a $70 teen cancellation fee or $200 adult cancellation fee, will be given for cancellations on or before August 13th.  If you did not submit payment upon registering, you will need to pay the corresponding fees.  Following August 13th, no refunds will be given and you will be responsible for the full registration fee.

Photos
Check out photos from past National Events here: https://dbgallery.smugmug.com/DB-Outreach-events/DB-Outreach-National

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. Register before completing the Financial Aid Form.

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

Registration is now full. Please email Sten 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. Register before completing the Financial Aid Form.

Financial Aid Form   

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.

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DB Compass: 2020-2021 Group Winter Retreat – A/U Ranches
Dec 28 2020 – Jan 1 2021 all-day

There’s nothing like a winter getaway to the stunning Rocky Mountains! Spend time together skiing, sledding and digging deep into Christian Science topics in front of a crackling fire. The A/U Ranches are the perfect spot for this mid-year retreat for the 2020-2021 Compass group.

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DB Compass: 2020-2021 Group Spring Retreat – Boston, MA
Apr 23 – Apr 26 all-day

Finish your Compass year strong by visiting Boston with your friends. This is the third and final retreat for the 2020-2021 Compass group, and it will be filled with tours and interactive workshops at The Mother Church and Longyear Museum, fun excursions around Boston, and meaningful discussions.

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The standards of conduct required of all participants at DiscoveryBound activities include refraining from the use or possession of tobacco, alcoholic beverages, or drugs of any kind. This also includes maintaining a high moral standard and refraining from the use of profanity.

Questions? Email or call 888.416.7348 x138