Friends, our planning for upcoming events and trips this year continues as we pray for, and expect to see, healing and improvement in the current world situation. Our outlook is one of undisrupted operation and demonstration of God in action, and we are joining in conversations with our partners and providers to prepare for continued excellent programming.
While we are doing everything we can to say “Yes!” to running in-person programs, we are closely monitoring the ever-changing rules and direction of local, state and federal agencies, and are meeting regularly to assess the situation and develop contingency plans if we need to adjust the schedules.
The governor of Colorado and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment have issued guidelines for camps and youth activities, and additional regulations regarding gathering size, cohorts, travel, etc. With several DiscoveryBound programs running in and around Colorado this summer, and many other states issuing similar restrictions, it has the following impact:
For DB NLC: Orientation Summer at the A/U Ranches is on hold; Adventure Trips are on hold; Service Trips have been postponed until next year and smaller end-of-summer gatherings are being planned for this year.
For DB Outreach National Event at CedarS Camps: After much discussion, evaluation, and humble prayer, we have decided to cancel the event in its current form and we are exploring other ideas for programming this fall. A replacement program, with a virtual component, plus small regional activities, has been announced.
For DB Outreach local chapters and groups: In-person activities continue to be governed by the regulations of the state in which they are happening.
For DB Compass 2020-2021 Group: We are evaluating the current Fall Retreat logistics and will contact participants if any adjustments need to be made.
If DiscoveryBound adjusts the schedule of a program/event you are enrolled in, we will email you with updates. If DiscoveryBound cancels a program/event, you will receive a full refund of the registration fee. (If a participant decides to cancel a registration then the cancellation policy for that specific DiscoveryBound event / program applies.) As you are preparing air travel for these excursions, we encourage you to book flights allowing you the greatest flexibility in case there is a need to adjust the location.
If you have questions regarding a specific program/event, please email [email protected].
2020 Program Status
|All-Ages Spring Weekend in Washington D.C.
|Postponed to Spring 2021|
|DB 20s/30s Spring Retreat at Crystal Lake Camps
|Postponed to Spring 2021|
|DB 20s/30s MBE Longyear Houses
|Postponed until further notice|
|Adult Colorado Backpacking Trip
|Currently running as planned|
|Teen & Adult National Event at CedarS Camps
|Cancelled – Alternate programming being explored|
|Fall Virtual and In-person Gathering
|New Program – more details here|
|DB 20s/30s Iceland Adventure
Sep 12-18 & 20-26 2020
|Postponed until 2021|
Approx. June 18 – July 2
|On hold or postponed (see details above)|
|Depends on individual positions and need to be self-monitored|
|Currently running as planned
Will be evaluated in mid-July
|2020–2021 Group||Currently running as planned|