4.Events_Outreach(2)DiscoveryBound Outreach is a program for the community that serves Christian Scientists and their friends of all faiths. Events include:

These wholesome activities support an inspirational environment, where everyone relates based on the shared values of Christian Science, and all can express themselves in an atmosphere free from drugs, alcohol, smoking or profanity.

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Upcoming Outreach Events

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DB Outreach: Maine Adventure Trip for Adults @ Adventure Bound
Jul 20 @ 4:00 pm – Jul 24 @ 10:00 am

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Who: Christian Science adults of all ages and friends of all faiths

What: Explore breathtaking landscapes while rafting the Kennebec River, hike to the stunning Moxie Falls, experience kayaking and stand up paddle boards and enjoy wilderness camping under the stars. Disconnect from devices and take the time to connect with CS adults and your friends of all faiths from across the country for an Adventure in Maine’s vacation destination. We have all the adventures and challenges you’ll love. In addition to great adventures, base camp is no ordinary base camp.  You will even get a chance to have Lobster if you would like!  This guided multi-day trip is inspiring and all inclusive* – all you need to do is have the time of your life in the great outdoors.

Travel: The program starts and finishes in Caratunk, Maine. Base camp (Adventure Bound) is approximately 2.5 hours from Portland, ME and about 4.5 hours from Boston, MA. A DB shuttle is available to/from Portland, ME airport for an additional fee: $25 one way ($50 for round-trip).  Please see the Travel Form above to give us your transportation information.

DB Shuttle:
July 20, 2019 – Departs Portland, ME Airport at 1:15pm to arrive at Base Camp by 4:00pm (arrive into PWM by 12:30 p.m.)
July 24, 2019 – Depart Base Camp at 10:15am to arrive at Portland, ME Airport by 1:00pm (depart PWM after 2:30 p.m.)

Accommodations: Gender-based bunkhouses for 3 nights and gender based tents for camp-out for 1 night or bring a tent to stay with spouse during the weekend.

Level of Activity – need to be an active adult since we will be camping and white water rafting as the main activity.
There will be a licensed Maine guide in each raft when we go on the class III-IV white water rafting.  Short hike to Moxie Falls.

Registration IS OPEN until Friday, July 12th.
For questions about registration only, call Mackenzie Shepherd: (303) 779-3000 ext. 138

Cost: $580 *Includes 4 nights lodging , activities, meals – starting from Saturday night dinner through Wednesday breakfast. Travel costs are not included. If you need transportation from the Portland, ME airport, let us know (Additional fee of $25 each way)

Financial Aid
Thanks to recent generous donations, DiscoveryBound is now able to offer scholarships to adults attending DB events and programs. DB can even help with up to $150 towards registration and/or up to $150 towards travel costs. Do not let finances stop you from attending this DB event! Let us know if you have a need and we will get back with you in regards to next steps.  The link to the Financial Aid form can be found at the top of this page.

Cancellation Policy
Refunds less a $290 cancellation fee, will be given to participants canceling by Wednesday, July 3rd. No refunds will be issued after this date and you will be responsible for the full registration fee.

Tentative Agenda:
Saturday, July 20, 2019

Afternoon Arrive and Check-in at 4:00 p.m. Utilize adventure center:  swimming pool, hot tub, volleyball, disc golf, hiking trails, arcade, basketball court, soccer field, campfires, game room, and projection movie screen
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Introductions/Overview of the weekend/Inspirational Sharing
8:30 pm Campfire (wood is provided), Pool, Hot Tub
10:00 pm Bunkhouse lodging (bring sleeping bag) – Lights Out

 

Sunday, July 21, 2019

7:15 am Full breakfast buffet
9:00 am Meet with your guides to discuss and prepare for your day of a morning hike to Moxie Falls and an afternoon of Kayaking on the Lower Kennebec River.
10:00 am Scenic Hike to Moxie Falls. Take an Adventure Bound bus shuttle to the trail head to Moxie Falls, Maine’s largest waterfall. This relaxing hike has great view and swimming opportunities in the natural pools above the falls.
12:00 pm Break for a picnic lunch
12:30 pm Explore the Lower Kennebec River using 2-person inflatable kayaks and stand-up paddle boards.
3:30 pm Return to Adventure Bound and utilize the adventure center
5:30 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Informal Church Service outdoors
8:00 pm Free Time: Campfire (wood is provided) and utilize adventure center
10:00 pm Bunkhouse Lodging – Lights Out

 

Monday, July 22, 2019

7:15 am Full breakfast buffet
8:00 am Lesson Study (optional)
8:30 am 2-day Kennebec whitewater rafting orientation.  Day 1 adventures consist of introductory rapids in smaller 8-ft. self-guided rafts along the East Outlet of the Kennebec River just below Moosehead Lake, with Adventure Bound staff providing support from kayaks and leading the way.  Stopping at  Ledge Falls for a picnic lunch and fun at the falls.  From there you continue on a motorboat shuttle to their remote (boat access only) campsite on Indian Pond.  The campsite will have tents and sleeping pads provided for us. Enjoy a cheese/cracker/pepperoni snack along with veggies and dip while the guides prepare dinner.
6:00 pm Lakeside BBQ

7:30 pm

10:00 pm

Wilderness sauna and a refreshing swim in the pond before a nighttime snack of s’mores around the campfire.
Tent Camping (2-3 person tents) Lights Out

 

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

6:30 am Breakfast on the pond
7:30 am Depart by motorboat shuttle to Harris Station dam for Day 2 adventures for a 12-mile descent of the Kennebec river gorge with class III-IV whitewater.  Each raft (16-ft in length) of approx. 6-9 paddlers will be accompanied by a licensed Maine whitewater guide. Following the upper gorge section of rafting in the morning, we will stop along the banks of the river for a riverside barbecue.
3:30 pm Rafting trip concludes with a photo and video presentation of your rafting trip by Adventure Bound.
5:30 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Campfire (wood is provided) Utilize adventure center
10:00 pm Bunkhouse Lodging – Lights Out

 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

7:15 am Full breakfast buffet
9:00 am Debrief Weekend with DiscoveryBound
10:00 am Check out of bunkhouses, utilize adventure center amenities and depart at your leisure

 

 

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DB Outreach: Northern, CA Adult Chapter – Grass Valley to Lake Chabot Hike @ Grass Valley to Lake Chabot Hike
Jul 27 – Jul 28 all-day

Grass Valley to Lake Chabot Hike in Oakland Foothills
Contact Steve Klocksiem for further details.

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DB Outreach: Annual National Event in Los Angeles @ University of California, Los Angeles
Aug 30 – Sep 2 all-day

Join Us for the National Annual Event weekend in Los Angeles!
August 30 – September 2, 2019

Who: Teens entering 8th-12th grades and adults 20+.

Download Flyer          Teens Register Now           Adults Register Now           Adult Financial Aid Form

Where: We’ll be staying at UCLA in northern Los Angeles.  Address: 330 De Neve Drive Los Angeles, CA 90095

What: Teens will visit the Santa Monica Beach, Hollywood Walk of Fame, have a pool party, and enjoy workshops from actual industry professionals who are also Christian Scientists.
Adults will visit the Griffith Observatory, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Walk of Fame.

Everyone will get to tour Warner Brothers Studios!  You won’t want to miss this!

Registration: 
Early Bird:  April 1st – June 30th    Teens: $270   Adults: $450
Regular: July 1st – August 16th     Teens: $300   Adults: $480

Need-based Financial Aid is available for teens up to $200 for registration costs and $300 for travel costs.  Please fill out the form in your online account after you register to apply.
We are excited to be able to offer Financial Aid for adults for this event as well!  Up to $150 for registration costs and $150 for travel costs.  Please fill out the form above to apply.

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DB Outreach: Fall Weekend at Stone Mountain, GA @ Stone Mountain Park
Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm

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Come join us for a weekend at Stone Mountain Park. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore a wide variety of family-friendly outdoor activities, plus  many natural and historic sights with 3,200 acres.  The weekend will include a Swiss cable car ride to the summit, hiking, scenic railroad, water sports like canoeing, kayaking & SUP, reserved terrace seating for Lasershow Night Spectacular, BBQ dinner & inspirational speaker, Pumpkin Festival and much more. Come be a part of the fun!

WHEN: Friday, September 20, 2019 4:00 p.m. – Sunday, September 22, 2019 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain, GA

WHO: Christian Science families of all ages, 20s/30s, adults, and their friends of all faiths.

COST:  $45.00 per person includes an all attraction pass, water sports, 2 breakfasts, Saturday night BBQ Catered Dinner & Inspirational Speaker, and reserved seating for Laser Show with drink and popcorn.

FINANCIAL AID:  Registration financial aid is available for all participants up to $20 per person. Additional aid is available for family lodging if needed. Fill out financial aid form above.

This event is subsidized by the Asher Student Foundation and DiscoveryBound Atlanta Chapter.

Lodging (is on your own – so please make reservations ASAP to secure a spot)
Stone Mountain Inn – located at Stone Mountain Park (800-401-2407)
Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort located at Stone Mountain Park (770-879-9900)
Stone Mountain Park Campground (primitive tents, safari tents, cabins, yurts) (770-498-5710)

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to be in touch. We look forward to seeing you there!

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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Arches Getaway in Moab, UT @ Entrada at Moab
Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 7 @ 10:00 am

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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

Activities Include:

  • Day hikes & night hikes
  • Photography
  • Stargazing
  • 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.

Cost:
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:
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 is Wednesday August 28, 2019.

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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.

Accommodation:
Entrada at Moab 631 & 635
650 W 400 N, Moab, UT 84532

Getting There:

  • Driving

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.

  • Flying

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.

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Additional Costs:

  • The cost of park passes for the van and two designated personal vehicles 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)
  • Daypack
  • Head lamp
  • Water bottles (2 quarts)
  • Hiking shoes
  • Hat & sunglasses
  • Swim suit
  • Mountain bike (optional)
  • Car full of friends (recommended)

Contact:
Sten Palmer, DB Young Adult Manager
[email protected]
Phone: 888.416.7348 x 139

Register Here   

Questions? Email or call 888.416.7348 x138


This program is generously underwritten by the Asher Student Foundation and other partners.