Holiday Gift Idea – Gift Certificates!

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Give the gift of camp this holiday season with a DuBois Center gift certificate! This is the perfect gift for anyone who loves camp – or maybe even for someone new to DuBois!

Gift certificates are available for any value – starting at $10 – and can be used towards ANY DuBois Center camp, retreat, event or even a camp store item.

To purchase, contact us at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202.

Rake and Roast at DuBois

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Fall is winding down at DuBois Center, and that means leaves are all over the ground! We could certainly use some help raking them all up and keeping DuBois beautiful.

If you’re looking for an afternoon of service and fellowship for your youth or fellowship group, or even a day with family or friends, come out to DuBois on Nov. 20 to rake the leaves. We promise we’ll let you jump and play in them as well!

We’ll also have the bonfire going, so bring hot dogs and buns to enjoy over the open fire. We’ll provide the roasting forks, condiments, beverages and, best of all, S’MORE FIXIN’S! There are also plenty of rakes already on-site.

You and your group can arrive anywhere between noon and 3 p.m., and depart between 4 and 6 p.m. Please RSVP so we know how many to expect – call 618-787-2202 or email dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org.

DuBois Center Trivia Night!

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Join us for an evening of fellowship, fun and knowledge! DuBois Center is hosting a Trivia Night on Saturday, Nov. 12 – and you’re invited! All proceeds will benefit DuBois and the summer camp program.

Trivia Night will be held at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Belleville, IL. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and trivia will begin at 7:00 p.m. You may bring your own beverages and snacks to share with your table.

The cost will be $100 per table (up to eight people), and there will also be mulligans available for purchase. In addition, there will be a silent auction, a 50/50 drawing and attendance prizes.

To reserve a table today, contact DuBoisFundraising@gmail.com. Payment is due at the event. For more information, check out the flyer here.

If you’re interested in volunteering for the event, please reach out to the email above.

We hope to see you there!

 

 

Fall Festival!

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October 2, 2016

It is never too early to start thinking about and preparing for DuBois Center’s annual Fall Festival. Each October, this event attracts approximately 2500 church and community members. It is our biggest friend and fund-raising event of the year. Mark your calendar and plan now to participate! The first Sunday in October is the traditional day for this extravaganza; it would be great if you could steer other church events away from this date if possible.

Mother-Daughter Retreat

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October 14-16, 2016

A family tradition for many… why not make it one for yours? Laugh, play, sing and maybe even dance! Relax and re-energize your relationship with your daughter, mother, granddaughter, niece, aunt or other special woman or girl in your life. This playful, faith-based, fun-filled weekend may be just the break you need from hectic fall schedules. Weather permitting, activities will include archery, engaging Bible exploration, canoeing, crafts, creative dramatics, a hayride and campfire, hiking, music, pontoon boat rides, yoga and worship. You can even opt for a horseback ride. Register online at the top of the page or print this registration form and mail us a completed copy.

For more information about Mother-Daughter Retreat and our other fall activities, check out this brochure.

Opening: Outdoor Ministry Intern

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OTJ – On the job training can make all the difference! As an intern at DuBois Center, young adults gain valuable experience in the areas of event planning and program implementation, staff supervision, hospitality/retreat management, facility operations and administration. DuBois Center is currently accepting applications for an Outdoor Ministry Intern. This position is for 12-18 months and is scheduled to begin in September 2016 – exact date to be negotiated. Click below for program information and application pieces. Application deadline is August 15, 2016. If you have questions, contact Shirley at DuBois Center at shirley.director@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202.

Next Internship Opening: September 2016

Please return all application materials to the DuBois Center office.

Attention High School Campers!

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Adventure Tree is coming back!

We’re super pumped for High School Week, and are excited to announce that Adventure tree will once again be a part of the fun!

This extra-special piece of programming does require an additional waiver, which you can find linked below. If you have problems with getting the electronic copy printed, let us know and we’ll drop a paper copy in the mail to you. Please bring the completed waiver (with PARENT/GUARDIAN signature for campers under 18) to check-in on SUNDAY, JUNE 26.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns you can get ahold of us at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202.

 

Have a great week, and we’ll see you soon!

 

More Horsin’ Around this Summer

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Has your camper completed 5th, 6th, or 7th grade?  Are they interested in horse camp? Due to popular demand, we are adding an extra session of Horsin’ Around to June 12-17. This session will occur in addition to the already scheduled Outpost Lab and Saddle ‘Em Up sessions on the rustic side that week. If you are interested in signing up for this exciting week, contact Christy at register@duboiscenter.org or 618-654-4052.

Fun Sunday!

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Sunday, May 15

Save the date and join us for all or part of the afternoon festivities. Yummy food, great fellowship, an orientation for parents and prospective summer campers, and family-friendly activities – all these and more! We’ll start the day with a worship service celebrating the birth of the church. Rev. Howard Self will be our guide. If you plan to eat with us, meal reservations are due by noon on Monday, May 9. Contact us at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618.787.2202. Check out this flyer for more information. Did you know that the new chapel can hold nearly 200 people and is wheel-chair accessible? Make a day of it and experience joyful worship in the heart of God’s creation! Bring your entire congregation!

 

SCHEDULE

11 am              Pentecost Worship in New Chapel

12 – 2 pm          BBQ Meal Served

12:30-3:00       Activities

2:30-3:30         Camp Orientation

Fun Sundays!

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This spring and summer, there are lots of ways to experience DuBois Center, including Fun Sundays. Join us for a meal or bring a picnic lunch. Visit the horses and test drive one in the arena. Walk the labyrinth or enjoy a pontoon boat cruise around the lake. Roast a marshmallow and make a s’more. There will also be orientations for parents and prospective summer camp families. Family-friendly fun for all ages plus special features each month. In April, a Master Naturalist will lead hikes and open our eyes to the magic of spring at DuBois. In May, we will celebrate Pentecost with worship in our new outdoor chapel and Pentecost-themed activities. Click here for more details.