Discover Who you Really Are

DiscoveryBound has been providing programs for Christian Science youth for over 50 years. It’s what we do! Looking for friends that “get you,” are like-minded spiritually, accept you for who you are, and will love you unconditionally? You’ve come to the right place.

Upcoming Youth Events

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DB National Annual Weekend – Boston, MA @ Boston University
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm

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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: 8th-12th grade Christian Scientists and their friends (grade entering in the Fall 2018) and Christian Science Adults 25+

COST: Teen: $270.  Adult: $425.

The registration fee for teens and adults include lodging, event activities and meals (Friday breakfast thru Sunday breakfast).

Financial Aid is available for teen participants. 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.

Chaperones:  If you are interested in chaperoning for this event, please reach out to Alex Griffin at 303.773.3000 ext. 138.

Flight information: 

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

Tentative Schedule – Teens:

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
Tentative Schedule – Adults:

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
  • Organ Demonstration
  • JP Licks Ice Cream

Saturday

  • Longyear Museum
  • Tour of one of MBE homes
  • Guided Tour of Freedom Trail
  • Dinner/Shop/Relax at Faneuil Hall
  • Harbor Cruise

Sunday

  • Highlights and Gratitude Sharing
  • Church Service at TMC
  • Departure
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DB Outreach: Road Rally for Teens – Austin, TX @ Hostelling International - Austin, TX
Sep 28 – Sep 30 all-day

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN AUGUST 3rd

Join us for a scavenger hunt through the streets of Austin – teams will jump in a car (driven by an adult chaperone), work together to decipher clues and follow leads that will take you to different sites in the city. The weekend will include games, an inspirational speaker, all-day road rally with photo ops, meeting new friends, hang time and Sunday School.

WHO: 7th-12th grade Christian Scientists and your friends of all faiths

WHEN:
Arrive on Friday, September 28 at 7:00pm, after dinner
Depart on Sunday, September 30 at 1:00pm (from 1st Church of Christ, Scientist – Austin)

WHERE:
Drop off
 at Hostelling International – Austin
2200 South Lakeshore Blvd
Austin, TX  78741

Pick up at 1st Church of Christ, Scientist – Austin
1309 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX  78701

TRANSPORTATION:
Teens are responsible for their own transportation to and from the event, unless flying.

  • If flying
    Arrival: Friday, September 28: Fly into Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) between 3:00-5:00 pm Central Time
    Departure: Sunday, September 30: Leave Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) after 4:00 pm Central Time
    A shuttle will be provided to and from the airport.
  • If driving
    Arrival: Friday, September 28: Arrive at Hostelling International – Austin at 7:00 pm (be sure to eat dinner before you arrive)
    Departure: Sunday, September 30: From 1st Church of Christ, Scientist – Austin at 1:00 pm


COST:
$80 – 7th – 12th graders and your friends
$10 Discount – Bring a friend new to DB and you both receive $10 off!

TEEN FINANCIAL AID:
Please don’t let the cost keep you from attending. If you need to apply for financial aid, you will have the opportunity to do so during your registration. Financial awards can be up to 1/2 of the registration fee and additional aid is available for those flying to the event, up to $150. If there is additional aid needed to attend the weekend, please contact us – we do not want finances to prevent you from attending.

If the financial aid amount you’ve been granted does not meet your financial needs for this event and you choose to cancel your registration, you need to notify DiscoveryBound Outreach within 48 hours of being notified of the amount granted. If cancelling, you will be refunded your deposit with the exception of a $20 cancellation fee. After the 48 hours, if you need to cancel for any reason, you will need to return any financial aid amount you received towards travel costs.

CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS:
Refunds, less a $40 cancellation fee, will be given to participants cancelling by August 31, 2018. No refunds will be given after August 31.

WEEKEND & REGISTRATION QUESTIONS:
If you have questions regarding the registration process, please email Krista Capp or call 303.814.3500, Monday thru Friday 8am – 4:30pm Mountain Time.

REGISTRATION CLOSES: Friday, September 21, 2018

 

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I am grateful for everyone embracing each other so quickly. It was too hard to be shy with all of these loving people around me!
– Outreach Teen Participant

Questions? Email or call 888.416.7348 x138