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. 

20s/30s WEEKENDS

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 $700 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.

20s/30s GETAWAYS

Join us on our 4-night trips to breath-taking locations around the USA. We are exploring locations for our next adventure in 2021. We hope you’ll join us!

20s/30s INTERNATIONAL ADVENTURES

Affordably explore the world with other 20s/30s in a supportive Christian Science atmosphere. Each trip includes a Christian Science practitioner and a DB trip leader. 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.

GET INVOLVED

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.

I am so grateful to have opportunities like this where young adults can come together to uplift and inspire each other in the midst of facing real world challenges, while participating in fun social activities that refreshens our sense of pure joy! - 20s/30s Adult Participant

Upcoming 20s/30sEvents

May
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Hangout Game Night @ Zoom
May 14 @ 6:00 pm

20s/30s young adults are invited to join DB, a practitioner, and other Christian Science young adults around the country for a virtual game night! These Hangouts are held twice a month on zoom. We start with metaphysical sharing and inspiration, facilitated by a different practitioner supporting each call. Then we play games! The host always has a game prepared and ready to play, but participants are encouraged to bring/teach/run their own favorite games the group can play virtually as well. We hope you can join us!

For access to the zoom link to join, please email [email protected]

May
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DB Outreach: DB & Society Fit 20s/30s Fitness Class @ Zoom
May 16 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

DB and Society Fit are teaming up to bring you a fun Fitness Class! We will begin the event with a welcome/introductions and then Sierra Blumer, Society Fit’s Media Manager, will bring a quick inspirational thought to share with everyone before jumping into the workout. From there we will pass it over to Society Fit’s instructors Savanna Sprague and Devon Baggs. Savanna will lead us in a workout and Devon will end the class with some yoga. If you want to get a sneak peak of what to expect go look them up on Instagram (@societyfitoc). We hope you can come join!

11:30pm PT, 12:30pm MT, 1:30pm CT, 2:30pm ET

RSVP Here: https://forms.gle/HwD7igWgCXfXsS9Q7

Please contact Shelby Barner at [email protected] if you have any questions.

May
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Spring Retreat @ Crystal Lake Camps
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – May 23 @ 3:30 pm

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

REGISTER HERE PAY HERE EVENT FLYER

Join us for a fun and relaxing weekend at Crystal Lake Camps! You’ll enjoy some of CLC’s camp activities and get to spend time together!

About this Event

Getting There:

As most camps go, CLC is not located right next to an airport 🙂 We would love for you to fly into and out of Harrisburg (MDT), as we’ll hire an airport shuttle to camp. Because it’s a smaller airport, it will seem a bit more expensive, but there is transportation assistance!

  • Arrival time: around/before 5pm. If you fly in earlier, we will pick everyone up at 5:30pm and drive the 2hrs to CLC. Everyone will need to wear masks and be distanced in the van.
  • Departure time: book your ticket for anytime after 3pm. After our church service, we’ll bring everyone to the airport. Everyone will need to wear masks and be distanced in the van.

IF you are driving, you can arrive anytime after 1pm on Friday, and depart anytime on Sunday. Driving in is the recommended option at this time.

What to bring:

  • No fewer than 3 double-layered masks
  • Beach/swim towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Clothes for running around/clothes you may not care so much about
  • Sturdy shoes for running around and hiking
  • Sneakers for the High Ropes Course
  • Comfy slides/flipflops/sandels for relaxing
  • Wool socks and athletic socks
  • LAYERS! It’s really chilly in the mornings and evenings, and warms up during the day.
  • Puffy jacket, hat, pants
  • T-shirts, athletic shorts/crops
  • Long pants (or leggings) for the High Ropes Course
  • Hair ties for long hair
  • Comfy pjs
  • Toiletries
  • CS books, Lesson printout, etc.

Food:

Please input your dietary preferences in the Registration Form (see button above).

Lodging:

Most accommodations at CLC are dorm-style cabins, though we have a few “private” rooms. All bathrooms are shared spaces. Lodging will be by sex, unless married (married couples share a private space). All bedding and towels are provided.

Cost:

$60/person — covers food, lodging, and activities! This does NOT cover the cost of transportation.

Registration & Payment

Please click on the buttons “Register Here” and “Pay Here” above to complete the registration and payment to attend the event!

Refund Policy:

There’s a $30 cancellation fee and no refunds within one week of the event

Financial Aid:

DiscoveryBound generously offers financial aid for travel 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 complete the DB financial aid form. DB will notify you with the amount awarded within one month of your submitted request.

Contact information for Event Organizer:

Becca DeNicholas, Camp Director

email: [email protected]

text: 272-209-2524 (Becca’s cell) — call: 570-584-5608 (CLC Office)

Eventbrite link to share with friends:

https://db20s30s-springretreat-clc.eventbrite.com

Healing Atmosphere:

DB 20s/30s weekends have a non-judgmental Christian Science atmosphere that is inclusive of everyone and is free from drinking, smoking, vaping, using illicit drugs or marijuana. Participants agree to support this healing atmosphere.

COVID Procedures:

This event will be run according to state and local guidelines. During this program, it will be mandatory that all participants wear a double-layer mask throughout the weekend (other than while swimming and eating). We ask that you have no fewer than 3 masks, so you wear one per day. We will also ask participants to maintain a 6ft distance from others at all times.

Waivers:

All participants will need to sign both DiscoveryBound’s and Crystal Lake Camps’ waiver and release paperwork for their ability to partake in this event.

CLC WAIVER & RELEASE DB WAIVER & RELEASE

 

Event Schedule

Friday, May 21

5:00pm – arrivals

7:30pm – dinner in Alford Hall

8:00pm – Intro to the weekend

8:30pm -S’mores and a metaphysical discussion

Saturday, May 22

6:00am – optional hike/run

7:00am – optional Lesson reading in the Lodge Livingroom

8:15am – breakfast in Alford Hall

9:30am – Morning Activities

  • hiking
  • boating
  • 8-sticks
  • arts & crafts

12:15pm – lunch in Alford Hall

2:00pm – Afternoon Activities

  • swimming
  • High Ropes Course
  • sports
  • board games
  • hiking

6:15pm – dinner in Alford Hall

8:30pm – Gratitude and Highlights Sharing

Sunday, May 23

7:00am – optional run/hike

8:45am – breakfast in Alford Hall

10:00am – Church!

12:15pm – snacks and departures

May
25
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Hangout Game Night @ Zoom
May 25 @ 6:30 pm

20s/30s young adults are invited to join DB, a practitioner, and other Christian Science young adults around the country for a virtual game night! These Hangouts are held twice a month on zoom. We start with metaphysical sharing and inspiration, facilitated by a different practitioner supporting each call. Then we play games! The host always has a game prepared and ready to play, but participants are encouraged to bring/teach/run their own favorite games the group can play virtually as well. We hope you can join us!

For access to the zoom link to join, please email [email protected]

Jun
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Virtual Lecture by Nate Frederick *Save the Date* @ Event Link Coming Soon!
Jun 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

DB Outreach & First Church of Christ Scientist, Laguna Niguel, CA are co-hosting an inspiring talk by Nate Frederick. Save the date and make sure to look out for more information regarding the talk on here soon. This lecture is intended for 20s/30s, but all are welcome.

Event Link Coming Soon!

Aug
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DB Outreach: Starlight Safari at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo @ Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ALL- AGES Starlight Safari – Registration Opens May 20 – Save the Date!

Come to the wildest party in town!! 

Join DiscoveryBound for an exciting afternoon and evening full of games, an inspirational talk, dinner and the highlight will be the guided tour of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs.  Come see this very special mountain Zoo that USA Today rated as #4 in the top 10 zoos in the US.  Don’t miss the opportunity of a lifetime to have a private tour of the zoo, feed the giraffes and visit the animals as the sun goes down!

Who:

All ages – families, 20s/30s, adults and your friend of all faiths
(all youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)

When:

Saturday, August 21, 2021

What:

  • Cook and eat Smores at the Zoo
  • Feed the giraffe herd their favorite lettuce snack
  • Take a private tour led by Zoo staff
  • Experience an up-close animal meet and greet with a CMZ ambassador animal
  • Inspirational Speaker
  • Gather with friends and meet new friends

This event includes lots of walking around the zoo, including uphill and downhill.  You may bring strollers and wagons for children to ride in around the zoo. The Zoo’s elevation rises from 6,714 feet at the front admission gate to nearly 7,000 feet above sea level at the Zoo’s highest points of Asian Highlands and Rocky Mountain Wild.  With elevations of this magnitude, it’s important for guests to:

  • DRINK WATER – Keep hydrated by taking plenty of breaks to rehydrate with water.
  • Take your time and don’t overdo it, especially if you are visiting from locations much lower in altitude than Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

Participants should dress comfortably and a waterproof jacket and sweater/sweatshirt are recommended.

PLEASE DRESS FOR THE WEATHER- programs will not be cancelled due to poor weather

Packing List:

  • Rain jacket (weather appropriate).
  • A few extra layers, as weather changes quickly on the mountain.
  • Wear good walking shoes.
  • Reusable water bottle.
  • Flashlight or headlamp.


Schedule:

4:00 pm – 4:20 pm  Meet at nearby Colorado Springs Park
4:20 pm – 4:30 pm  Asher Talk
4:35 pm – 5:00 pm  Inspirational Talk
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm  Dinner
5:35 pm – head to  Zoo
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Starlight Safari – Zoo Adventures

Cost: (financial aid is available to all participants – see below for further details)
$35.00 (6+ years old) and $15.00 (5 and under) per person for the Starlight Safari, dinner & inspirational talk

Registration financial aid is available for all participants and for those families that are traveling from afar and need some housing
To apply for financial aid please complete this form: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKBAGLV-bJOH33hOufY6ohVZTz2VC2fUZPcGk-YzV_Nc9Uvw/viewform

Financial Aid is available for:
up to $15.00 – per person for admission to the Zoo and dinner
up to $75.00 for families for housing if traveling from afar.

Deadline to Register:  Friday, August 13, 2021 

No Refund deadlineJuly 30, 2021

Cancellation Fee:

There is $20.00 registration cancellation fee if cancelled by July 30, 2021. After July 30, 2021 there are no refunds.

Cancellation Policy

If DiscoveryBound cancels a program/event, you will receive a full refund of the registration fee. (If a participant decides to cancel their registration, then the cancellation policy for that specific DiscoveryBound event / program applies.) 

Lodging: If you are driving from afar here are some options close to the Zoo (to be updated)

Questions?

Contact Lee Anne Meidell:
email – [email protected]
Cell Phone – 978-621-9900

Event will be run in accordance with the current local and state regulations at that time.

This event is subsidized by the Asher Student Foundation 

Metaphysical Theme:

…And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
(Mark 16:15)

 

Questions? Email or call 888.416.7348 x138