Calling all dads, lads, granddads, uncles and nephews! Spend quality time together at the annual DuBois Center Father-Son Retreat. Join Rev. RJ Morgan and DuBois Center staff and volunteers for a weekend to remember. Fish, hike, canoe and explore together. Make cool crafts, share in vespers and work on your archery skills.
Families participate together; activities are geared for boys age 5 and older. Horseback riding is available for an additional fee. Lodging is in heated cottages and Hickory Lodge. Register early for first choice of housing!
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.
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 15; registration by mail is open now.
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.
Fathers, grandfathers and uncles – save the date and plan now to bring your sons, grandsons and nephews to DuBois Center for a weekend of quality guy time! 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.
This is also a perfect opportunity for churches to extend their family or men’s ministries. Gather a group from your congregation and join us – engaging faith sessions led by Rev. RJ Morgan, our chaplain for the weekend, will be held throughout the event.
Lodging is in heated cottages and Hickory Lodge. Activities are planed from Friday evening through early Sunday afternoon, April 13 – 15. All ages are welcome, though activities are geared for boys ages 5 and older. Registration opens February 15. For more information and a paper registration form, click here.
A total of 46 fathers, sons, grandfathers and mentors – hailing from 12 ISCUCC churches and beyond – made the trek to DuBois Center for our annual Father & Son Retreat on March 31 – April 2 of this year. Together, pairs and trios explored the creek and the bottoms, built a geodome, and dismantled the old docks from the swim area.
Some caught big fish, others lots of fish. Some hunted for dinosaur eggs; others used a bike pump to launch plastic bottles filled with water. The group also boated on the lake, constructed cool crafts, enjoyed a hay ride, made new friends, hiked the trails and explored on horseback rides. They also experienced campfires with singing, s’mores and quiet time for reflections.
And God was among us everywhere! Throughout the weekend, we explored Bible stories of the vine, the branches and bearing good fruit as positive role models, true friends and caring “neighbors.” After a weekend packed with activities, good food, service projects, and multiple rounds of 9-Square and Ga-ga, the group was challenged at our closing worship to “get out of the Ga-ga pit” and go into the world and produce more good fruit.
Interested in coming to camp as a Father-Son (Grandfather-Grandson, Uncle-Nephew, etc.) group? The Father & Son Retreat takes place each spring – stay tuned next winter to find out more! If you can’t wait that long, DuBois Center also offers a “Just You and Me” part-week camp for campers ages 5-7 on June 11 – 13 this summer. Check out the 2017 summer camp brochure or contact the office to learn more. If you’re a Mother-Daughter duo, we’ll have more information out soon about our Mother & Daughter Retreat this fall.
Although the last few days haven’t quite felt like spring, it’s time to plan your spring activities at DuBois! There’s so much to do, and there’s still time to get involved.
Check out our Spring Brochure for information about the upcoming Father-Son Retreat, Wrangle & Ride event, Service Saturdays, Sunday Fundays and more. Click here to view the brochure and a reservation form, or contact DuBois Center at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202 to receive these by mail. If you’re interested in registering for one (or all!) of the events, fill out this form.