CONNECT + BUILD COMMUNITY
DiscoveryBound supports people in their 20s/30s to make meaningful connections and build community through local, national and international events in a supportive Christian Science atmosphere with opportunities to participate, organize, mentor, chaperone and more!
20s/30s LOCALLY GROWN
These grassroots activities are organized by 20s/30s for 20s/30s and include game nights, potlucks, hiking, ultimate frisbee, volunteering, and more. They’re a perfect opportunity to hang out with others in an organic and authentic atmosphere. If you’d like to organize DB get togethers in your area, DB will contribute up to $50 (with receipts) four times per year per area. Please contact our DB Young Adult Manager for more information. Scroll down to the event calendar at the bottom of this page to see upcoming events.
Connect with others in their 20s and 30s during fun and inspiring weekends in a supportive Christian Science atmosphere that is free from judgement and is accepting of everyone.
DiscoveryBound Outreach offers a $500 stipend to 20s/30s who plan these weekends for groups of approximately 20 people and provides support, advertising, and subsidizes the cost by up to $1000. Contact the DB Young Adult Manager if you are interested in being a stipend organizer.
If you are interested in attending one of these weekends and need financial assistance to travel, complete and submit this form for 50% of airfares up to $150. Scroll down to the event calendar at the bottom of this page to see upcoming events.
Join us on our 4-night trips to breath-taking locations around the USA. In 2019, we will be going to the gorgeous Arches National Park near Moab, UT. See the event calendar below for more information.
20s/30s INTERNATIONAL ADVENTURES
If there are places where you’d like to travel with a group in a Christian Science atmosphere, we’d love to hear from you! We’re researching options for a 2020 international adventure. Please contact our DB Young Adult Manager.
“DB 20s/30s” FACEBOOK GROUP
Join the conversation and stay informed about upcoming 20s/30s events. This online community is specifically for people in their 20s/30s everywhere and is a great virtual location to connect and support each other.
YOUNG ADULT RESEARCH
We’re listening to you! Adventure Unlimited, DiscoveryBound’s parent organization, hired a research consultant to conduct focus groups and interviews with 20s/30s in an effort to better know what you would like to see us provide for you. You can see the results here.
As a result of the findings from this research and the recommendations made to the organization, we have created the new position DB Young Adult Manager to provide focussed support in networking, planning and advertising events. We have increased the number of stipend 20s/30s weekends to five per year and the level of support for locally grown activities by offering $50 (with receipts) four times per year per area toward expenses.
20s/30s are also needed to share their skills with DiscoveryBound through a variety of volunteer roles. In addition to organizing local activities, some other opportunities include: starting an Outreach Chapter and being a Chapter Worker, Outreach Chaperone, National Leadership Council (NLC) Mentor, National Leadership Council (NLC) Leader or Compass Guide. The NLC Alumni Initiative is another way to engage with community service.
DB 20s/30s New Hampshire Camping Trip
Come Join us for a weekend of camping up in New Hampshire!
Hiking, swimming, fun, friends, and of course S’mores by the campfire!
Cost is $11 per person per night for the campsite. Please pay BJ Thompson to confirm your registration. You can come for either Friday night ($11), Saturday night ($11) or both($22).
BJ’s Venmo is @William-BJ-Thompson
You are on your own for tent, bedding, camping gear, and transportation, but please do be in touch if you have extra of any of these or if are looking for any of these and we will do our best to connect people.
***Don’t let any lack of gear stop you from coming. Be in touch with us.
Food we will be doing as a group, sharing in responsibilities and cost. Please let us know if there is any cooking gear you can contribute to the trip.
*As this is a DiscoveryBound Event, there will be no guys and girls sleeping in the same tents, however married couples are the exception.
Organizers: BJ Thompson and Jake Elmore
PH: 469 360-4336
DB 20s/30s Arches Getaway – Arches & Canyonlands National Parks, Moab, UT
Be part of a 23 person group of 20s/30s staying at Moab’s newest luxury townhouses with pool, hot tub and free Wifi. It’s a perfect launching pad to choose your own day-trip adventures to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, all while enjoying an inspiring and healing Christian Science atmosphere.
Date: 5pm October 3 – 10am October 7
For: Christian Science adults and their friends in their 20s/30s
- Day hikes & night hikes
- Hot tub & Pool
- Mountain Biking (BYO bike or rent in town for ~$60/day)
Activity Level: Easy to difficult depending on personal choice of daily activities.
Early registration $250 – ends Wednesday August 14, 2019
Regular registration $280 – deadline is Wednesday September 18, 2019
Included: Accommodation, linen, towels, snacks & meals from dinner Thursday October 3 to lunch October 7.
Not included: Flights, bike rentals, optional additional park permits/passes.
Financial Aid is available on a need basis of up to $125 toward registration fee and 50% up to $200 for flights to SLC. The deadline for applying for Financial Aid has been extended to Wednesday September 18, 2019.
Cancellation Policy: Refunds, less a $125 cancellation fee, will be given to participants canceling by Wednesday September 11, 2019. No refunds will be issued after this date and you will be responsible for the full registration fee.
Entrada at Moab 631 & 635
650 W 400 N, Moab, UT 84532
We recommend that you carpool to Moab, UT, if you are coming from neighboring states.
To encourage carpooling of at least two people per vehicle, $50 fuel aid per vehicle is offered and distributed at the event.
For those who live too far away to drive, the closest major airport is Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). DB is providing two vans from SLC to Moab and back. To be eligible for a van ride, you’ll also need to land before 12:00pm noon on Thursday October 3rd and depart after 4:00pm on Monday October 7th. Luggage space is extremely limited, so please bring carry-on only.
- The cost of park passes for the two vans will be covered by DB. If there are additional travel groups beyond these, park passes will be at those participants’ expense. Seven day passes are available at the Park Entrance Stations for $30 per Park or an annual Southeast Utah Parks Pass for $55 per vehicle. If you already have an Annual National Park please bring it to allow maximum flexibility for travel groups.
- Arches National Park Fiery Furnace hiking permit costs $6 per adult (not included).
- Mountain bike rentals are available in Moab for ~$60 per day (not included).
What to Bring:
- Annual National Park Pass (if you have one)
- Head lamp
- Water bottles (2 quarts)
- Hiking shoes
- Hat & sunglasses
- Swim suit
- Mountain bike (optional)
- Car full of friends (recommended)
Sten Palmer, DB Young Adult Manager
Phone: 888.416.7348 x 139
DB 20s/30s ICELAND ADVENTURE – SAVE THE DATE!
September 20-26, 2020
Join us for an epic adventure across the Southern region of Iceland.
The tentative activity list includes:
- Relaxing in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon
- Snorkeling between two tectonic plates
- Seeing the Northern Lights
- Finding some quiet on the black sands of Diamond Beach
- Getting close to incredible hexagonal basalt columns and waterfalls
- Riding Icelandic ponies (optional)
Max group size will be 18, including Sten and a CS Practitioner.
Fly in and out of Reykjavík–Keflavík Airport.
Email Sten to register your interest: [email protected]
Questions? Email or call 888.416.7348 x138