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

NLC All Class Retreat 2018

 

Living Generously

You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.  (II Cor. 9:7-8, NLT)

Who: All Teens, plus Mentors and Parents of the graduating 2018 classes. Mentors from the 2019-2021 classes are invited if you have not previously attended an ACR (the 2021 class is encouraged to attend)

When: February 16th-19th, 2018 (Presidents Day Weekend)

Where: A/U Ranches in Buena Vista, CO

Travel: DiscoveryBound NLC staff will meet everyone at the airport and transport them between there and the A/U Ranches, both ways. Please plan for your flights (DEN) to arrive before 2 pm on Friday, Feb. 16th, and depart after 2 pm on Monday, Feb. 19th. Save your travel information to input during the registration process. 

Registration: Online registration is open from December 15th to January 15th. Each person must register so we can have an accurate headcount for the weekend. You will be responsible for covering your travel expenses and a nominal adult registration fee. You received an email with the registration link – we don’t announce it publicly.

Financial Assistance:  All teen financial aid runs through registration, so be sure to apply there if there’s a need. We aren’t able to offer separate parent or mentor assistance.

Adult Housing Options

As an Adult guest at the All Class Retreat, you have three housing options listed below. The A/U Ranch housing facilities are filled by the many teens in NLC, so we provide hotel accommodations in Buena Vista for all adults. Our staff manages the group reservation, resides at the hotel to provide guidance throughout the weekend, and provides shuttle transportation between the hotel and Ranch. We hope that all parents and mentors will appreciate this opportunity to be together. Due to the number of expected participants, we are not able to provide private, single-occupancy rooms. Please be in touch with our office if you have special housing needs that preclude you from sharing a room. We will do our best to honor roommate requests, or one will be assigned to you if you leave the text block blank.

In registration, you will select one of the following housing options:

  • Provide your own housing and transportation to/from the A/U Ranches each day.
  • Room with your spouse, or an adult mentor or parent of the same gender (requests accepted, or one will be assigned to you)
  • Cabin Chaperone – not guaranteed, and need to be approved by NLC staff – Chaperones share teen cabins with bunk beds and communal restroom facilities.  Chaperones are expected to help manage wake-up and bedtime activities.

 

Feb
24
Sat
DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Meeks Creek Snowshoe Hike in Sierras @ Meet at 1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for a snowshoe hike in the Sierras. Please RSVP to Sandy Graham and to find out more details about the activity.

Mar
2
Fri
DB Outreach: 20S/30S Winter Weekend in New Hampshire @ Airbnb
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 4 @ 11:00 am

Join us March 2nd – 4th, 2018 for a weekend full of inspiration, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tubing, ice skating, games, socializing, exploring and friends.

Christian Science adults in their 20s & 30s (and friends) are invited.

Getting There
The house is an 1.5 hour drive from Boston. You can fly into Logan International Airport or Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. If you plan on flying in, please arrive Friday by 4pm and depart Sunday earliest 3pm. Please be in contact ASAP about flight information, since it will require additional coordination to make work. We will be arranging carpools for those who need it. On the Google Form at the bottom of this page is an area where you can list if you are in need of a carpool or willing to drive others.

Accommodations
We will be staying in a mansion 9 miles from the Gunstock Mountain Resort.  Bed priority will be given to those who sign up first.
Here is a link to the Airbnb website: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/21504942

Food
All meals will be provided (Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast). If you have diet requirements (e.g. vegetarian), please let us know in the Google Form.

Cost / Registration / Payment / Refunds

Cost
The cost is only $95 per person, which covers the whole weekend, including food (Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast) and lodging for two nights. The price does not include the cost of the lift ticket and equipment rentals.  There are multiple activities at the resort that you can sign up for.  The prices are as follows:

Lift Tickets: $66
Ski and Snowboard Rentals: $33
Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing: $16
2 hours of Tubing: $21

Registration / Payment
To register, RSVP “YES” on this page that you are coming to the event. We will be in contact with you shortly after to obtain more details and payment.

Please pay within 24 hours of signing up. To avoid paying a credit card fee, you can use these payment options:
Venmo  (use the number 626-367-3440 or @jwelmore) or Cash/Check

Refund Policy
If you cancel up to a week in advance of the event (February 23rd), you will be charged a $50 cancellation fee and the remainder will be refunded. All cancellations after February 23rd are non-refundable.

Travel Financial Aid
DiscoveryBound generously offers financial aid for flight 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 download the DB financial aid form. DB will notify you with the amount awarded within two weeks of your submitted request.

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

Google Form
Please complete this form: https://goo.gl/forms/ALxmkTp3UxttQlS53 ASAP. It will help us tremendously with planning.

Email: affinitynewengland@gmail.com
Jake’s Cell: (626)-367-3440
Kelsey’s Cell: (916)-595-9599

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Mar
3
Sat
DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Saturday Eat Out @ Marrakesh Moroccan Retaurant
Mar 3 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for dinner at Marrakesh Moroccan Restaurant. Please RSVP to Sharon Hansen and for details on time, directions, cost, etc.

Mar
4
Sun
Adventure Unlimited Gathering – Boise @ First Church Christ, Scientist
Mar 4 @ 11:15 am

Meet other Christian Scientists and talk with representatives from DiscoveryBound and the A/U Ranches about our year-round programs for youth, teens, families, 20s/30s and adults. Everyone is welcome – bring your friends to play GaGa and visit over pizza.

RSVP to Suzanne Swinnerton (contact info above) for our pizza count.

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Mar
10
Sat
DB Outreach: Georgia Aquarium Overnight @ Georgia Aquarium
Mar 10 – Mar 11 all-day

Come to the Georgia Aquarium for an awesome sleepover. Enjoy the outstanding
dolphin show; go behind-the-scene to see how food is prepared; look at the big
tank from the top; and engage in hands-on activities. Then drift off to sleep by one
of the tanks of the majestic animals.

When:  Saturday, March 10 — Sunday, March 11, 2018 3:00pm Saturday – noon Sunday
Meet and depart from First Church of Christ, Scientist,
150 Fifteenth St NE, Atlanta (corner of Peachtree and 15th Streets)
Who:  Ages 7-12 year old Christian Scientists & friends
Limited spots available for parents of attendees

Includes overnight, programming, dinner and breakfast
– Youth: $75 (Financial assistance available)
– Additional Siblings: $50
– Parents: $100
Registration Deadline is January 30, 2018
Contact Connie Wallingford for Registration Form
# 678-570-8414 discoveryboundatl@gmail.com

 

Adventure Unlimited Gathering – Denver @ Adventure Unlimited HQ Building
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am

Join us for lunch and presentations from DiscoveryBound and the A/U Ranches, PLUS we’ll either go sledding or play GaGa, depending on the weather.

DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Escape Room in Sacramento
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for fun in an Escape Room. Please RSVP to Anne Edgerton and to find out more details regarding time, directions, cost, etc.

Mar
30
Fri
DB Outreach: Family Easter Camp in Australia @ Wombat Corner Outdoor Centre
Mar 30 – Apr 2 all-day
Adventure Unlimited Australia
REGISTER HERE:

Youth and Family Activities in a Christian Science AtmosphereFriday, March 30 to Monday, April 2 2018

Note: this Trybooking page has been set up to take the bookings and the DEPOSIT only.
A $50 camp deposit is payable per person, at time of booking, payable here by credit card. Please contact the organizers to request payment by alternative means.
The full cost of Easter Camp is $310 per person (aged 4 upwards) which includes $30 towards activities.  The charge for children 3 and under is the deposit only, because they will not be able to participate in most of the activities.  If you wish them to participate in an activity – where they are eligible – these may incur a charge.
Since the Trybooking system does not have the flexibility to include activities at different prices, you will be sent an account for payment by February 1, 2018 detailing the costs of the activities you have selected, as well as the cost of bus travel or linen hire.
There are THREE parts to the Application process:
1.) the Trybooking page, and
2.) the Commitment and Consent form which you will need to print and sign, available on the Easter Camp website here.
3.) the Waiver form which you will need to print and sign, also on the Easter Camp website.
On Friday, March 30, 2018 at 10:00am

 

Apr
7
Sat
DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Saturday Eat Out @ Queen Sheba's Ethiopian Restaurant
Apr 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for dinner at Queen Sheba’s Ethiopian Restaurant. Please RSVP to Sharon Hansen and to find out more details about time, directions, cost, etc.

Apr
13
Fri
DB Outreach: Jetty Park Family Camping/Kayaking at Cape Canaveral, FL @ Jetty Park
Apr 13 – Apr 15 all-day

Come Join Florida DB Chapters for a weekend of fun, sun, and inspiration! This popular family event held at the Jetty Park beach and campground in Cape Canaveral, Florida include a 2-night/3day campout along the white sandy ocean front and the opportunity to take part in a wide range of exciting recreational activities.  Feel free to join us for any part of the weekend.  This weekend event is for ALL ages!

  • 2-hr guided kayak tour (optional, extra cost)
  • Sunrise walks on the beach
  • BBQ dinner & games Saturday evening Inspirational Speaker Travis L. Thomas
  • Youth Led Sunday Service
  • Meet Reps from CS camps and Principia

$79 per tent; includes two nights of camping, planned activities, and inspirational speaker.
$10 per person for food; includes breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, BBQ dinner. Ages 5 and under are free.
$10 per person for Saturday ONLY; includes BBQ dinner and inspirational talk.
$30 per person includes tip (ages 5 and older) kayak tour encountering manatees and dolphins (optional)

Flyer/Registration Form will be ready by the end of February.

Contacts:
Central Florida Jennie Webster 407-625-8043 jenweb@earthlink.net
Tampa Bay Julie Webster 813-760-4749 jrwebster280@gmail.com
Southeast Florida Geoff Hufford 818-422-5127 geoff@huffordfamil.com
Jacksonville Jessica Dees 904-607-1301 jjoydees@gmail.com

 

 

Apr
14
Sat
DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Buttermilk Bend Hike @ Meet at 1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for the Buttermilk Bend Hike, located in South Yuba near Grass Valley. Please RSVP to Jim Wright and to find out more details regarding time, directions, what to bring, etc.

Apr
19
Thu
DB Compass: 2017-2018 Group Spring Retreat – Boston @ Boston, MA
Apr 19 – Apr 22 all-day
Apr
27
Fri
DB Outreach: Teen Spring Weekend – Atlanta, GA @ Stone Mountain
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE!

Come join us for a Spring Teen Weekend in Atlanta, Georgia! The weekend is for 7-12th grade Christian Scientists and their friends of all faiths.  We will be staying at Stone Mountain Inn where we will be able to enjoy some of their activities on property like morning easy hike with great views, summit skyride, swimming, an afternoon trip into Atlanta with lunch at Ponce City Market, visit to the Centennial Olympic Park with a ride on Skyview Atlanta, explore the King Center, and evening BBQ outside with a Lasershow.

Saturday Morning:
Stone Mountain – short walking/hiking trail
Summit Skyride
 – high-speed Swiss cable car provides a stunning view of the Confederate Memorial Carving as it transports guests more than 825 feet above ground to the top of Stone Mountain. From the top, experience amazing views of the Atlanta skyline, the Appalachian Mountains and more up to 60 miles away.

Saturday Afternoon:  Head to the city of Atlanta and enjoy a few of Atlanta’s activities:
Lunch at Ponce City Market and then visit Centennial Olympic Park – legacy of the 1996 Olympic Games and the center of a thriving tourist district.
Skyview Atlanta: -Towering nearly 20 stories above Centennial Park, the SkyView Ferris wheel features 42 climate-controlled gondolas providing guests with breathtaking panoramic views of downtown Atlanta and the surrounding metropolitan area.
The King Center – Historical Landmark – Nonprofit center exhibiting Martin Luther King related photos & artifacts, plus rooms on Gandhi & Rosa Parks.

Saturday Night:  Outdoor BBQ & The Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision® is a not-to-be-missed Atlanta tradition that will wow your family with state-of-the-art digital graphics and awe-inspiring effects. The Lasershow features lights, iconic music, lasers and epic fireworks. Plus, three flame cannons add a punch to the show by sending a trio of flames nearly one-hundred feet into the air.

Sunday:  Attend First Church of Christ, Scientist, Decatur, GA

More details and registration will be coming, but we wanted to give you travel parameters so travel plans could be made.

Travel parameters: (in your planning)

Driving:
Arrival: Friday, April 27 – please plan to arrive at 7:00 p.m. at Stone Mountain Inn.  The Inn is located at Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain, GA 30083.  Dinner will not be provided on Friday, so please plan to eat prior to your arrival.

  • Departure: Sunday, April 29 – pick up at First Church of Christ, Scientist, Decatur, GA at 1:00 p.m.

446 Clairmont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030


Flying: (a shuttle will be provided to/from Hartsfield- Jackson Atlanta Airport (ATL) to Stone Mountain Inn and First Church of Christ, Scientist, Decatur, GA.

  • Arrival: Friday, April 27 – please plan to arrive at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta (ATL) no later than 5:30 pm. Since dinner is not provided on Friday evening, please bring money for dinner since we will plan to stop for something to eat before we arrive at the Inn.
  • Departure: Sunday, April 29 – please plan to depart from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta (ATL)  after 4:00 pm.

 

DB Outreach: Teen Spring Weekend – Santa Monica, CA @ Hostelling International - Santa Monica, CA
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm

Come join us for a Spring Teen Weekend in Santa Monica, CA! This weekend is for 7-12th grade Christian Scientists and their friends of all faiths. We will be playing on the beach and enjoying the games and rides on the Santa Monica Pier. We will be staying at the Hostel in Santa Monica, just a few minutes from the beach, and joining 1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Santa Monica for Sunday School. We would love to have you join us!

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN: March 1

WHO: 7th-12th grade Christian Scientists and your friends of all faiths

WHEN:
Arrive on Friday, April 27 between 6:30-7:00pm, after dinner (at Hostelling International, LA/Santa Monica)
Depart on Sunday, April 29 at 12:30pm (from 1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Santa Monica)

WHERE:
Drop off at Hostelling International, LA/Santa Monica
1436 2nd St
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Pick up at 1st Church of Christ, Scientist
505 Arizona Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

TRANSPORTATION:
Teens are responsible for their own transportation to and from the event, unless flying.

  • Driving:
    Arrival: Friday, April 27 – please plan to arrive between 6:30-7:00 pm at Hostelling International LA/Santa Monica. The Hostel is located at 1436 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Dinner will not be provided on Friday, so please plan to eat prior to your arrival.
    Departure: Sunday, April 29 – pick up will be between 12:30-1:00 pm at 1st Church of Christ, Scientist. The church’s address is 505 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, 90401.
  • Flying: (a shuttle will be provided to/from LAX and the Hostel on both Friday and Sunday)
    Arrival: Friday, April 27 – please plan to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) no later than 5:00 pm. Since dinner is not provided on Friday evening, please bring money for dinner since we will plan to stop for something to eat before we arrive at the Hostel.
    Departure: Sunday, April 29 – please plan to depart from LAX after 4:00 pm.


COST:

$150 – 7th-12th graders and your friends
$10 Discount – Bring a friend new to DB and you both receive $10 off!

TEEN FINANCIAL AID:
Please don’t let the cost keep you from attending. If you need to apply for financial aid, you will have the opportunity to do so during your registration. Financial awards can be up to 1/2 of the registration fee and additional aid is available for those flying to the event, up to $150. If there is additional aid needed to attend the weekend, please contact us – we do not want finances to prevent you from attending.

(If the financial aid amount you are granted does not meet your financial needs for this event and you choose to cancel your registration, you need to notify DiscoveryBound Outreach within 48 hours of being notified of the amount granted. If cancelling, you will be refunded your deposit with the exception of a $20 cancellation fee. After the 48 hours, if you need to cancel for any reason, you will need to return any financial aid amount you received towards travel costs.)

CANCELLATION/REFUNDS:
Refunds, less a $75 cancellation fee, will be given to participants cancelling by April 6. No refunds will be given after April 6.

WEEKEND & REGISTRATION QUESTIONS:
If you have questions regarding the registration process, please email Krista Capp  or call 303.376.7572, Monday thru Friday 8am – 4:30pm Mountain Time.

REGISTRATION CLOSES: Friday, April 20, 2018

Apr
28
Sat
DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Midtown Sac Mural Tour and Rick’s Dessert Diner @ Meet at 1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for a Midtown Sac Mural tour and a trip to Rick’s Dessert Diner. Please RSVP to Marini Ballard and to find out more details regarding time, directions, cost, etc.

May
4
Fri
DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Burney Falls Overnight @ Meet at 1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento
May 4 – May 6 all-day

Join us for an overnight at Burney Falls, near Chico. Please RSVP to Conrad Johnson and to find out more details regarding time, directions, cost, etc.

May
26
Sat
DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Saturday Eat Out @ Meet at 1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento
May 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Join us for lunch at Tori’s Place Soul Food. Please RSVP to Sharon Hansen and to find out more details regarding time, directions, cost, etc.

Jun
2
Sat
DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Codfish Falls Hike @ Meet at 1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for a hike at Codfish Falls in the Sierra Foothills. Please RSVP to Ed Ballard and to find our details regarding time, directions, cost, etc.

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