Bring the entire family

Like our Youth and Adult programs, Family programs help you connect with other Christian Scientists, challenge you to try new experiences and focus on the practical application of Christian Science. Join DiscoveryBound Outreach at Local Chapter Activities and Regional Weekend Events to see Christian Science in action with your children, family members and friends of all faiths.

Upcoming Adult & Family Events

DB Outreach: Watercolor Virtual Class for All Ages @ DB Virtual Watercolor Class
Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for a fun, creative and inspiring hour of watercolor painting with Kelly Foxton.

Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Time: (7:00pm EST, 6:00pm CST, 5:00pm MST, 4:00pm PST)
Duration: 1 hour
Target group: All ages (Space is limited)
Monthly Watercolor Classes – July 29, August 26 (the last Thursday of the month)


During each class Kelly will guide you through the step-by-step process of creating two simple, beautiful watercolor paintings.  Each class will open with a fun, relaxing abstract “watercolor warm up” followed by step-by-step instructions on how to create a second painting with more depth and detail.  We will be working with a different theme each class.
Themes will include:
  • trees, flowers & other plants;
  • mammals, birds & insects;
  • barns, houses & other structures;
  • landscapes & sea-scapes…and more
No previous experience is necessary.
Required materials:
– two 8″x10″ sheets of watercolor paper (for best results use140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper)
– one soft bristled, medium sized watercolor paint brush
– watercolor paint (if using liquid watercolors from a tube, you will need a plastic lid or pie plate to mix colors on)
– masking tape
– flat, hard surface or drawing board
– pencil
– table salt
RSVP Required:  Lori Selby at [email protected] to get the Zoom Link closer to the time.
About Kelly…
     Kelly Foxton is a self taught Canadian artist.  She was raised in rural Ontario surrounded by farms and forests.  It was there that she developed a deep sense of respect and admiration for the beauty and innate spirituality of the natural world.
     Kelly works in a wide variety of artistic styles and mediums ranging from highly detailed, realistic pencil drawings, to loosely executed landscape impressionism and color studies in watercolor and pastel.
     She is best known for her work as a wildlife artist and author/illustrator of the children’s book titled “Mother Nature Knows…” 
     Kelly currently lives with her husband and the youngest of her three children near Bear River, Nova Scotia, Canada.
     To view some of Kelly Foxton’s artwork, please visit


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 Open Now!

Register Here  All-Ages Financial Aid

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 and the twinkling lights of the city come out!


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


Saturday, August 21, 2021


  • Cook and eat Smores at the Zoo
  • Feed the giraffe herd their favorite lettuce snack
  • Take a private and unique 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 a lot 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.


4:00 pm – 4:20 pm  Meet at nearby Bear Creek Regional 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)
$15.00 (5 and under)
per person for the Starlight Safari, dinner & inspirational talk

Registration and housing financial aid 

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.

To apply for financial aid please complete this form:

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)


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)


DB Outreach: National Event 2021
Aug 28 all-day

Teen Registration Adult Registration Adult Financial Aid

National Event 2021

Join us for the National Event 2021! The National Event this year will consist of single-day events in 3 different locations around the country all on the same day. The virtual element of this event will be an inspirational speaker free to everyone on a different day prior to the in-person events. Each event location will include an exciting activity, meal, and a brief in-person inspirational talk.  Check back soon for more information on the event location nearest to you!

New England
Southern California
Virtual Inspirational Speaker – TBD



Teen Track – CS teens grades 8th-12th and their friends of all faiths
Adult Track – CS adults and their friends of all faiths, Young Adults – CS young adults (20s/30s) and their friends of all faiths


In-person single-day events: August 28th, 2021
Virtual Inspirational Talk: TBD


New England – Click here for more details
Missouri – TBD
Southern California – TBD


Teens – $30
Adults – $40

financial aid:

Teens – Up to $15 towards registration
Adults – Up to $20 towards registration
Lodging – DB is not offering transportation or lodging for this event. However we can offer up to 50% (max $75) towards lodging for families or individuals who would like to pay for their own lodging Saturday night and join us for church at a local branch church on Sunday.


DB Outreach: National Event 2021 – New England @ Kimball Farm
Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Teen Registration Adult Registration Adult Financial Aid

Registration is currently inactive

National Event 2021- New England

New England Classic Summer Fun for Teens (grades 8-12) and Adults

Enjoy a late afternoon through the evening at Kimball Farm with an unforgettable experience while you celebrate a fun, inspirational and memorable day in the great outdoors.  Our time together will include a private outdoor tented space with a catered all-you-can-eat Great American BBQ dinner including the legendary Kimball’s ice cream buffet.  Fun activities will include New England’s largest spin zone bumper cars, 6,000 sq. ft. bumper boat pond, two adventure style 18-hole mini golf courses, yard games and more.  Meet new friends from all over New England and hear an amazing inspirational speaker.  We hope you will join us for a special day!


Teen Track – CS teens grades 8th-12th and their friends of all faiths
Adult Track – CS adults of all ages and their friends of all faiths


Saturday, August 28th, 2021
4:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Virtual Inspirational Talk: TBD


Kimball Farm
400 Littleton Rd.
Westford, MA 01866


Teens – $30
Adults – $40

financial aid:

Teens – Up to $15 towards registration (apply when registering)
Adults – Up to $20 towards registration (click on the Adult Financial Aid link above)
Lodging – DB is not offering transportation or lodging for this event. However we can offer up to 50% (max $75) towards lodging for families or individuals who would like to pay for their own lodging Saturday night and join us for church at a local branch church on Sunday.

We are grateful for Asher Student Foundation’s continued generous financial support of this program.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Lori Selby at [email protected] or 781-956-9035.

I gained further appreciation for DiscoveryBound and how it brings young Christian Science adults together, especially because I am the only one in my city. Thank you again!
– Outreach Adult Participant

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Questions? Email or call 888.416.7348 x138