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.

2018 National Annual Event: Boston!

More details to come…

San Diego 2017 National Annual Weekend

Thank you for all who made this a joyous weekend for everyone!

DiscoveryBound Outreach’s National Annual Event will be held in San Diego, CA! Join us over Labor Day weekend with activities that include a day at the San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park, a trip to the Birch Institute of Oceanography Aquarium, and of course, lots of fun on the beach.


Teens: 8th–12th grade (Fall 2017 school year) Christian Scientists and your friends of all faiths.

Adults: DB Volunteers and adults interested in DiscoveryBound.


Friday, Sept. 1 – Monday, Sept. 4, 2017


San Diego, CA


Early registration (April 1 – June 30): Teens $280; Adults $350
Regular registration (July 1 – August 14): Teens $310; Adults $380

More info about financial aid and cost saving tips.

Event Highlights for both Teen and Adult Tracks:

  • Hear a powerful and inspiring lecture by Josh Niles, CSB
  • Explore the San Diego Zoo
  • Talk with your peers about how Christian Science relates to your life
  • Walk through Balboa Park
  • Visit the Birch Aquarium
  • Enjoy relaxing on the beach and hangout time



Housing will be provided for all participants, both teens and adults, in La Jolla, CA, to be held at the University of California, San Diego. 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.


Book flights to arrive at San Diego International Airport (SAN) between 1:00pm and 5:00pm on Friday, Sept. 1. Depart out of the same airport between 11:00am and  3:00pm on Monday, Sept. 4. 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 the Revelle Residential Hall at the University of California, San Diego between 5:30pm and 6:30pm on Friday, Sept. 1 and depart between 8:30am and 9:30am on Monday, Sept. 4. Parking is available for the whole weekend with a $9 fee.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds, less a $140 teen cancellation fee or $175 adult cancellation fee, will be given for cancellations on or before July 31. If you did not submit payment upon registering, you will need to pay the $140 or $175 cancellation fee. Following July 31, 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 on individual family needs, up to $140 for this event, and up to $150 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!

We recognize this kingdom, the reign of harmony within us, by an unselfish affection or love, for this is the pledge of divine good and the insignia of heaven.
– Retrospection & Introspection, 79:30

This event is generously underwritten by the Asher Student Foundation and other partners. Without their help, the actual cost for this weekend would be $580 per teen.


(This event is not sponsored by the University of California. The views expressed at this event are not supported or endorsed by the University of California.)

Questions? Email or call 888.416.7348 x138