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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DB Outreach: Atlanta Chapter – Christmas Sing @ Garden Hills Recreation Center
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Principia Club and DiscoveryBound of Atlanta Christmas Sing

Details to follow!


DB Outreach: SuperNova New Year’s Eve Party
Dec 31 @ 7:00 pm

Contact:  Lissa Murphy at or 703-861-9220

DB Compass: 2017-2018 Group Winter Retreat – Colorado @ A/U Ranches
Jan 11 – Jan 15 all-day
DB Outreach: 20s/30s Winter Vacation @ A/U Ranches
Jan 11 – Jan 15 all-day

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN:  To Register, click here.

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For Christian Science adults and their friends in their 20s and 30s.

Join us for an unforgettable weekend in the snow.  Escape from work with a group of like minded individuals as we explore the Rocky Mountains in wintertime.  You’ll have the option of skiing/snowboarding at Monarch Mountain, snowshoeing around the beautiful A/U Ranches, lounging at the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs, playing games by a warm fire in Valerie Lodge, and many more exciting activities.

  • Skiing/Snowboarding in the beautiful Rocky Mountains (lift tickets and rentals not included, but available through DiscoveryBound for an additional fee)
  • Snowshoeing through the backwoods of the A/U Ranches property
  • Spend the day at the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs, relaxing and playing in their pools and natural hot springs
  • Relax and enjoy a long weekend spent in beautiful Colorado.  Stunning scenery, exciting activities, and new friendships!

Cost of Weekend Registration:  $150 – This includes Thursday dinner through Monday breakfast, lodging, Ranch activities, one day pass to Mt. Princeton Hot Springs, transportation to and from Denver International Airport (DEN) and to the ski resort.

Cost of Optional Items (Not required for registration):  $49 – Lift Ticket (one day only).  $22 – Rental Equipment from Monarch Mountain.  Lessons: $59 (includes lift ticket for the day).

Financial Assistance is available towards your flight costs

Dates: 1/11/18 through 1/15/18

Flying/Driving parameters
If flying:
-Arrive at Denver International Airport (DEN) no later than 2:00PM on Thursday, January 11th. If you arrive after 2:00 PM, you will be responsible for your own transportation to the A/U Ranches.  There is a bus that drives from Denver to Buena Vista once per day.
-Depart DIA no earlier than 2PM on Monday, January 15th.  If you have TSA Pre-Check clearance, you are welcome to book your flight no earlier than 1:30 PM. Any participants flying earlier than 1:30 pm. on January 15th, will be responsible for their own transportation to the airport. There is a bus that drives from Buena Vista to Denver once per day.

If driving:
-Arrive at A/U Ranches between 4:30-5:30 PM.  Parking is available at no additional charge.
-Depart from A/U Ranches between 9AM and 10AM.

The DB Statement of Community Standards is available on our registration page.

Tentative Itinerary:

All activities listed below are optional.  For those not skiing or snowboarding on Friday or Saturday, a variety of activities are available at the Ranches.


2:00 PM – Load Vans and depart for Buena Vista, CO

5:00 PM – Arrive at A/U Ranches

6:00 PM – Dinner

6:45 PM – Welcome to Weekend


7:00 AM – Breakfast

For those skiing:

7:45 AM – Depart for Monarch Mountain

9:00 AM – Ski Lifts open

12:00 PM – lunch at Monarch Lodge

4:00 PM – Monarch lifts close

For those staying at Round Up Ranch:

8:00 AM – Lesson Study at Crow’s Nest (optional)

9:00 AM – Snowshoeing / excursion to town

12:00 PM – Lunch at Valerie Lodge

1:00 PM – Sledding on property / build a snowman / hot chocolate by the fire

5:00 PM – Down time / Prep Dinner

6:00 PM – Dinner

7:00 PM – Metaphysical Discussion

8:00 PM – Down time, Games


7:00 AM – Breakfast / All

For those skiing:

7:45 AM – Depart for Monarch Mountain

9:00 AM – Ski Lifts open

12:00 PM – lunch at Monarch Lodge

4:00 PM – Monarch lifts close

For those staying at Round Up Ranch:

8:00 AM – Lesson Study at Valerie Lodge by the fire (optional)

9:00 AM – Snowshoeing / board games / puzzle

12:00 PM – Lunch at Valerie

1:00 PM – Ice skating / gingerbread houses / hot chocolate by the fire

5:00 PM – Down time / Prep dinner

6:00 PM – Dinner / All

7:00 PM – Games, down time


8:30 AM – Breakfast

9:30 AM – Depart for First Church, Buena Vista, CO

10:00 AM – Church

11:00 AM – Drive back to A/U

12:00 PM – Lunch

1:00 PM – Drive to Mt. Princeton Hot Springs

4:30 PM – Depart Mt. Princeton Hot Springs

5:00 PM – Down Time / Dinner Prep

6:00 PM – Dinner

7:00 PM – Hot Chocolate / Activities / Down Time


8:00 AM – Breakfast

8:30 AM – Load Vans and say Goodbye

9:00 AM – Drive to DIA

DB Outreach: Ohio Family Winter Event @ Snow Trails Winter Resort
Jan 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join other Christian Scientists and their friends of all faiths for a DiscoveryBound FAMLY snow tubing activity! Meet new friends from the state of Ohio, create exciting wintertime memories and leave invigorated from an afternoon of fun and laughter!

Snow Trails Winter Resort
3100 Possum Run Road
Mansfield, Ohio

Meet at the Wendy’s on I-71, exit 169 at 1:00 pm for lunch, then head over to Snow Trails Resort for 2 hours of snow tubing fun!

$10 – (Columbus Chapter will sponsor $15 each admission price of $25.) If you have a family of three or more children please contact Madith Barton for adjusted pricing.

• Columbus area: Madith Barton
614.747.6776 •
• Cleveland area: Susan Westrope
440.930.5557 •
• Massilon area: Wendy Silver
330.704.8813 •


DB Outreach: Western Winter Weekend for Teens – Tahoe, CA @ Granlibakken Tahoe
Jan 19 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 21 @ 4:00 pm

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

Arrive on Friday, January 19 at 8:00pm, after dinner (at Granlibakken Resort)
Depart on Sunday, January 21 at 4:00pm (from Sugar Bowl Resort)

Drop off
 at Granlibakken Resort
725 Granlibakken Road
Tahoe City, CA 96145

Pick up at Sugar Bowl Resort
629 Sugar Bowl Road
Norden, CA  95724

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

  • If flying
    Arrival: Friday, January 19: Fly into Sacramento Airport (SMF) by 3:00pm Pacific time
    Departure: Sunday, January 21: Leave Sacramento Airport (SMF) after 8:00pm Pacific time
    A shuttle will be provided from the airport to Granlibakken Resort, and take you back to the airport on Sunday.
  • If driving
    Arrival: Friday, January 19: Arrive at Granlibakken Resort at 8:00pm, after dinner
    Departure: Sunday, January 21: From Sugar Bowl Resort at 4:00pm

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

Lift tickets, ski or snowboarding equipment rental and helmet rental (if needed) are additional costs. (You will be asked during registration to indicate which items you need for the weekend and pay for the fees with the completion of your registration.

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. (Financial aid is NOT available for lift tickets and rental gear.) 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’ve been 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.

Refunds, less a $75 cancellation fee, will be given to participants cancelling by December 28, 2017. No refunds will be given after December 28.
Full Refunds for lift tickets and rentals if notified on or before January 12, 2018.

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.

If you are interested in staying at Granlibakken Resort and skiing with the group on Sunday, January 21, please be in touch with the resort to make your lodging reservations. You can reach them at 530.583.4242. Also, please contact Krista Capp so I can include you in our group lift ticket count.

REGISTRATION CLOSES: Friday, January 12, 2018

DB Outreach: SuperNova Ski Trip @ Bryce Mountain
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm

Grades 4-12

Contact Lissa Murphy at or 703-861-9220

DB Outreach: Eastern Winter Weekend for Teens – Berkshires, MA @ Vacation Village in the Berkshires
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm

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Join teens (grades 7–12) in New England’s Berkshire mountains for inspiration, fun, and friendship. You’ll ski/
snowboard at Jiminy Peak or snow tube at Bousquet, compete in the DB Winter Olympics on Lake Pontoosuc,
enjoy an inspirational speaker, and swim in the huge indoor pool and hot tub. Plus there’ll be plenty of time to
hang out with friends, old and new, and get the chance for CS discussion with teens like you, so don’t miss it!

Arrive Friday after 8:00 pm at Vacation Village
(276 Brodie Mountain Road, Hancock, MA 01267).
Depart Sunday at 2:00 pm from Lake Pontoosuc
(739 S Main St, Lanesboro, MA 01237)

Costs:  $80 Registration fee for 2 nights lodging and meals from Friday night snacks to Sunday lunch. Skiing/Snowboarding/Snow Tubing costs are additional. (see below)
Cancellation Fee: $40 may be refunded if cancelled by January 10th

Rental/Ticket Information
Lift Tickets: $51
Ski/Snowboard Rental: $36
Helmet Rental $10
Beginner Ski/Snowboard Package: $79 (Includes lift ticket to lower mountain, rentals, and lesson; Helmet Rental: $10 additional)
Snow Tubing (if you don’t want to go skiing)
Snow Tubing: $18 for 2 hours

Transportation: Teens are responsible for their own transportation to and from the event, unless flying. Carpools are available.  See below.

Private Vehicles: Arrive at Vacation Village in the Berkshires in Hancock, MA after 8:00 p.m.  And Depart Lake Pontoosuc on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.  Flying: Arrive at Logan Airport by 3:00 p.m on Friday, January 27 and depart on Sunday, January 29 after 7:00 p.m.


REGISTRATION CLOSES: Friday, January 19, 2018

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

NLC All Class Retreat 2018


Who: All teens, plus mentors and parents of the graduating 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. Southwest is currently having a sale, so check out tickets today!

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.

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.

For those 2018 teens, parents and mentors, here are few additional points regarding graduation

I promise you’re in for a real treat that you won’t want to miss – both mentors and parents! The weekend is really about your teens celebrating with you and sharing gratitude for all you’ve done to support them the last four-plus years of NLC. They’ll tell plenty of stories, reflect on how they’ve grown, and you’ll get a rare glimpse of the precious bonds they’ve formed. You’ll finally meet all the kids they’ve been talking about all these years, and I promise you’ll form fast friendships with one another that make you wish YOU had your own NLC class! It will mean the world to your teen to have you there, and they look forward to hosting you.

  • Who is invited? Our facilities and programming allow us to invite only parents and mentors of graduating teens. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate younger siblings or additional adult guests.
  • Weekend Schedule:  Parents and mentors will be with classes throughout the weekend, with occasional additional adult programming offered. We’ll keep you engaged and inspired! You will receive the weekend schedule prior to the event. We also value your experience as we take NLC forward and will host separate debrief sessions for mentors and parents and a post-graduation opportunity for adults to reflect and share together.
  • Housing:  The Ranch housing facilities are filled by the many teens in NLC, so we provide hotel accommodations in nearby 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 Ranches.  We hope that all of you will appreciate this opportunity to be together as a group!  We will send out more housing details before registration launches in December.
DB Outreach: Family Easter Camp in Australia @ Wombat Corner Outdoor Centre
Mar 30 – Apr 2 all-day
Adventure Unlimited Australia

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


DB Compass: 2017-2018 Group Spring Retreat – Boston @ Boston, MA
Apr 19 – Apr 22 all-day

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