With close to 40 Chapters across the United States, DiscoveryBound Outreach has the exciting opportunity to bring teens and adults together from all parts of the country! In addition to several Regional Seasonal Events each year, we host a National Annual Event as well.

What you can expect

  • The National Annual event will take place annually in late summer (often over Labor Day weekend) in a major U.S. city.
  • A metaphysical theme will be the core focus.
  • The schedule will include a track devoted to teens, their interests and timely discussion topics.
  • Another track will be offered for adults. Chapter Workers, those interested in starting an Outreach Chapter, DB Ambassadors (formerly Church Contacts) and all adults interested in DiscoveryBound are welcome to attend.

Boston 2018 National Annual Weekend

Thank you to all our participants for a
fantastic weekend in Boston!

DiscoveryBound Outreach’s National Annual Event this year will be held in Boston, MA! Join us in Boston for this very special and inspiring National Annual Weekend! Teens will be joining The Mother Church’s biennial College Summit for a day of talks and activities, exploring the sights and sounds of Boston, and having lunch at Longyear Museum. Adults will be touring The Mother Church (TMC) and Mapparium, exploring the city of Boston, and visiting a couple of Mrs. Eddy’s homes with Longyear Museum. Everyone will be staying in the air-conditioned dorms at Boston University and enjoying a Saturday evening cruise in Boston Harbor.

Who:

Teens: 8th–12th grade (Fall 2018 school year) Christian Scientists and your friends of all faiths.

Adults: DB volunteers and adults 25+. For our adult friends under 25, we encourage you to sign up for The Mother Church’s College Summit on the same weekend. More information can be found here.

When:

Thursday, Aug. 9 – Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018

Where:

Boston, MA

Cost:

Teens $270; Adults $425
Registration closes July 30. More info about financial aid and cost saving tips.


Teens | Tentative Schedule

 

Thursday
  • Arrive in Boston
  • Welcome to Weekend

 

Friday
  • Longyear Tour
  • Freedom Trail and exploring Boston
  • Dinner at Faneuil Hall
  • Hymn Sing with TMC
  • Organ Demonstration

 

Saturday
  • College Summit
    • Praying for Yourself Discussions and Lecture
    • Why Church Workshop
  • Tour TMC and Mapparium
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Harbor Cruise

 

Sunday
  • Sunday School at TMC
  • Highlights and Gratitude Sharing
  • Departure


Adults | Tentative Schedule

 

Thursday
  • Arrive in Boston
  • Welcome to Weekend

 

Friday
  • Tour of The Mother Church Original Edifice
  • Tour of The Mother Church Extension
  • Mapparium
  • Publishing House Tour
  • MBE Library Research or MBE Walking Tour in Boston
  • Hymn Sing with TMC
  • Organ Demonstration
  • JP Licks Ice Cream

 

Saturday
  • Longyear Museum
  • Tour of Mrs. Eddy’s Lynn and Swampscott Homes
  • Guided Tour of Freedom Trail
  • Dinner/Shop/Relax at Faneuil Hall
  • Harbor Cruise

 

Sunday
  • Highlights and Gratitude Sharing
  • Church Service at TMC
  • Departure


Housing:

Housing will be provided for all participants, both teens and adults, in Boston, MA, to be held at Boston University. Adults will have double room accommodations with the option to request a specific roommate, and teens will have larger bunk room accommodations with DB-appointed adult chaperones.

Travel:

Book flights to arrive at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) between 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm on Thursday, Aug. 9. Depart out of the same airport between 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm on Sunday, Aug. 12. The DiscoveryBound staff will greet you at the airport and provide ground transportation to/from the event.

If you are traveling in a personal vehicle, arrive at Boston University between 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm on Thursday, Aug. 9 and depart at noon from The Mother Church on Sunday, Aug. 12.

If these flight windows do not work for you for any reason, please reach out to us to coordinate a different flight window that will work. Feel free to reach out to Alex Griffin with any travel questions. 303.779.3000 ext. 138

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds, less a $50 teen cancellation fee or $100 adult cancellation fee, will be given for cancellations on or before June 15. Refunds, less a $120 teen cancellation fee or $200 adult cancellation fee, will be given for cancellations on or before July 26. If you did not submit payment upon registering, you will need to pay the corresponding fees. Following July 26, no refunds will be given and you will be responsible for the full registration fee.

Financial Aid:

You may apply for financial aid through DiscoveryBound as part of the registration process. Assistance for teens is determined based on individual family needs, up to $135 for this event, and up to $250 for travel finances, and is granted on a first come, first served basis. For additional assistance, you are welcome to reach out to a local branch church or DiscoveryBound Chapter, or to fundraise independently! Please reach out to us if the amount stated above doesn’t meet your needs. Our goal is for finances to never be an obstacle for teens to join us for an event.

Eternal Truth is changing the universe.
– Science & Health, pg. 255

This event is generously underwritten by the Asher Student Foundation and other partners. Without their help, the actual cost for this weekend would be $554 per teen.

 

Questions? Email or call 888.416.7348 x138