Volunteer NURSES Needed – Spend 3-6 Days at DuBois Center

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Share you skills and make a difference! Camp Nurses, most of whom are RNs, play a key role in providing safe and fun experiences during DuBois Center summer camps. Many find it to be a very rewarding opportunity for ministry; one that is quite different than their regular jobs. Camp nurses review camper medical forms, conduct health screenings, administer medications, and provide first aid, basic medical treatment and extra TLC for homesick campers.

The nurses’ living quarters are air-conditioned, and it’s not all work and no play. There is often time to sit back and read a good book, take a hike or dip your toes in the lake. For more information about this ministry opportunity, contact Shirley at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202.

Father-Son Retreat – April 13 – 15

Father-Son retreat

Calling dads, lads, granddads, uncles and nephews! Spend quality time together at the annual DuBois Center Father-Son Retreat. Fish, hike, canoe and just hang out together. Make cool crafts, share in vespers and work on your archery skills. Horseback riding is available for an additional fee. Lodging is in heated cottages and Hickory Lodge. Families participate together; activities are geared for boys age 5 and older. Rev. RJ Morgan will be returning as our chaplain for the weekend.

For more details, check out our flier and reservation formOnline registration is available now. Questions? Contact DuBois Center at dcinfo@duboiscenter.org or 618-787-2202.

Spring Brochure

Check your mailbox

Check your mailbox! Spring brochures have been mailed and should arrive any day now. If you’re not on our mailing list but would like more information about our Father-Son Retreat, Wrangle & Ride, Service Saturdays or our Block Party, check out the brochure online. Register online starting February 15registration by mail is open now.

Summer Camp 2018 – Sneak Peek!

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The countdown has begun! Here at DuBois Center we are busy planning yet another incredible summer! Registration opens February 28, so watch for the brochure later this month. Use this schedule to begin planning your summer now! Check out our Facebook page to stay up-to-date. Questions? Contact us at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202.


Two Sessions! Just You & Me Camp

Just You & Me Camp

Last summer, our Just You & Me Camp was packed with a waiting list. This year, there are two sessions from which to choose: June 10-12 and June 24-26.

Spend quality one-on-one time with a special child in your life – son, daughter, niece, nephew, godchild… Try out some favorite camp activities together. Canoe, play on the water mat, create a treasure or ride a horse. Make new friends around the dining table and during family game times. Learn more about God and God’s love during BLAST and Vespers. Make memories together that will last a lifetime. Online registration opens February 28.


Just keep swimming – You, too, can be a LIFEGUARD!


Moderate to strong swimmer? Each summer we hire 7-8 young adults with Lifeguard certification to serve on our summer staff. If you are interested, NOW is the time to start swimming. Stay in shape this winter while preparing for a great summer job. Check out courses at your local college or university, rec center, YMCA or JCC. Hint: If your school offers a course – take it. Those classes are generally less expensive than community classes.

Lifeguard certification classes also include First Aid and CPR certification, both of which are prerequisites for summer staff.

Questions about lifeguard certification? Contact us at 618-787-2202 or shirley.director@DuBoisCenter.org. Happy swimming!

Spring Brochure


Spring is a great time of year at DuBois Center! Signs of new life are everywhere. The air is fresh and clear, and there is so much to do. Our reservation book is filling with youth groups, school camps, retreats for women and confirmation students, church work days and scout groups. There is still time to plan an event for your church or group, or to get involved in one of the many events sponsored by DuBois Center.

Our Spring Brochure has information about our Father-Son Retreat, Wrangle & Ride, Service Saturdays, and more. Get your registration form online.  For more information, contact DuBois Center at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202.

Sneak Peek: Summer Camp 2018!

Summer camp fun!

The countdown has begun!  Here at DuBois Center, we are busy planning yet another incredible summer! Registration opens February 28, so watch for the brochure later this month. Use this schedule to begin planning your summer now! Check out our Facebook page to stay up- to-date.

Questions? Contact us at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202.

Beyond Belief

Summer Jobs – Apply Now!

Summer Jobs

DuBois Center is searching for fun-loving and child-focused individuals with a heart for ministry to serve on our summer staff! Is this the year for more than just… another job? Amazing memories + resume building skills = a summer to remember. Check out the Summer of Service flier and consider whether serving outdoors with a dynamic team might be just the opportunity you have been looking for.

Open positions include cabin counselors, barn staff and coordinators. Application packets are available online.  Questions? Contact Shirley at shirley.director@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202.



Fluffy, Fluffy Ponies!

Winter Horses

With the deep chill we recently experienced, the horses at DuBois Center have certainly been enjoying their luxurious winter coats! This extra fur is super soft and GREAT for petting, but it also serves a crucial and practical function – it traps in heat to help protect against harsh winter weather.

Horses are very social animals, and in order to maintain a healthy herd dynamic, our horses live outside year-round. We do bring them into the barn occasionally to groom them for rides and feed them. When the temperatures drop and the winds pick up, we also open the barn as a wind break. While living outdoors does help keep our horses mentally healthy, they do require some extra care when the cold and snow prevent them from grazing on grass. Staff and volunteers provide a steady stream of hay, and supplemental grain when the weather gets exceptionally bad. Some of our horses have even been known to gain weight over the winter!