FATHER-SON RETREAT – March 29-31

Father-Son Retreat 2018

Fathers, Grandfathers and Uncles – SAVE THE DATE and plan now to bring your sons, grandsons, nephews or another significant young man in your life to DuBois Center for a weekend of quality guy time! Fish, hike, canoe or 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. The weekend is geared for those age 5 and older; families participate together. Rev. RJ Morgan will be returning as our chaplain for the weekend.

Registration opens February 1. Watch for details. Questions? Contact us at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202.

Join Green DuBois on Feb. 16

Invasive plants

Join the team and make a difference! Removing invasive species, such as Japanese honeysuckle, is the priority for the day. Invasives are insidious – “choking” out native plants and affecting tree reproduction essential for healthy woodlands. This is a great opportunity to move those muscles, meet and work with others who care about the environment, rescue wildlife habitat, support native plants and help ensure the future of DuBois Center’s wonderful woodlands. No special skills are needed. Dress for the weather – layers recommended – and bring lopping shears if you have them. Minimum Age: 16, unless accompanied by a parent. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by MONDAY, FEB 11.For more information or to sign up, contact DuBois Center at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202.

Wrangle & Ride – Spring 2019

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Join our equestrian team on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 9 am – 5 pm for a full day of fun with the DuBois Center herd! Designed for both beginner and more experienced riders, this is a horse-intensive day of grooming, tacking, riding, instruction and other horse-related activities. Beginners will be introduced to basic skills, while experienced riders work on more advanced options. The cost for this event is $65 with lunch included. Online registration begins February 1. Questions? Contact DuBois Center at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.orgor 618-787-2202.

Think Summer and SWIM!

Lifeguard

Moderate to strong swimmer? Enjoy spending time at the lake? Enjoy working with children and youth? 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 shirley.director@DuBoisCenter.org or
618-787-2202. Happy swimming!

Don’t Forget to Apply for Summer Staff 2019!

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Energetic, child-focused, fun-loving with a heart for ministry – sound like you or someone you know? Check out this flyer and consider whether an amazing summer at DuBois Center might be just the opportunity you have been looking for. Positions include cabin counselors/activity leaders, barn assistant/counselors and coordinators.

Gain practical experience, build your resume and make a difference, all while having a fun summer and making new friends and memories. Job descriptions and application packets are available online. Questions? Contact us at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202.

Bunco Night 2019 – More Info

Bunco

All are invited to join Region 2 for an evening of fun and fellowship on Saturday, February 9! Gather the family, some friends, or your youth group for Bunco Night and help raise funds for DuBois Center.

This entertaining, somewhat frenzied dice game is so easy to learn, so anyone can play! The doors at St. Paul UCC in Columbia will open at 6:30 pm, and the game will begin at 7 pm. The cost to play is just $10 per person and there will also be a 50/50 drawing and a silent auction.

Funds raised go to support ministry at DuBois Center. In addition, nutritious, non-perishable food items will be collected for Kindercottage. Save the date and spread the word! Click here for a flyer to share.

Save the Date! Father-Son Retreat 2019

Father Son Retreat
Fathers, grandfathers and uncles – SAVE THE DATE for March 29 – 31, 2019! Plan now to bring your sons, grandsons, nephews or another significant young man in your life to DuBois Center for a weekend of quality guy time at our Father-Son Retreat!
Fish, hike, canoe and just hang out together. Make cool crafts, share in vespers and work on your archery skills. Hit the trails on horseback and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature (horseback riding available for an additional fee).
Lodging is in heated cottages and Hickory Lodge. All ages are welcome, though activities are geared for boys age 5 and older. Families participate together. Rev. RJ Morgan will be returning as our chaplain for the weekend.
Registration opens February 1. Watch for details for details coming soon! Questions? Contact us at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202.

Office & Event Coordinator – Employment Opportunity

DuBois Center

Enjoy connecting with people and the outdoors? Fluent in computer-speak? Looking for a position that is more than just a job? DuBois Center is seeking an Office & Event Coordinator. This is a permanent, part-time position; the purpose of which is to organize, coordinate and implement office and event functions at DuBois Center including camper family and guest relations, data management (financial, camper, guest group and employee), coordination of office help, assistance with marketing efforts and occasional guest group hosting. The person filling this position will be an integral part of the ISCUCC staff overall and the DuBois Center team.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to DuBois Center via email at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org. Click here for the position description.

WINTER PROJECTS: Looking for One?

Archery

If you like to work with your hands and have some spare time over the winter, DuBois Center has some indoor winter projects that might be of interest. Enjoy refinishing furniture? We have a coffee table in need of some TLC. Upholstery interest you more? We have two chairs that need attention – backs and seats only. Here’s an interesting one… refinishing arrows. Removing and replacing damaged feathers takes time, patience and the right tools. We have a couple dozen that need attention. All three of these projects can be done in the comfort of your home or here at camp.

For more information, contact DuBois Center at 618-787-2202 or dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org.

PRESENTING…. “I SPY” Another Amazing Quilt from Mascoutah

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Pictured is the 2019 DuBois Raffle Quilt “I SPY”, made by the Happy Quilters of St. John UCC, Mascoutah. Based on the popular books of picture riddles, the quilt has 120 different fabrics for the challenge and fun of finding hidden objects. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 and all proceeds go to DuBois Center. St. John UCC, Mascoutah matches all money that the Happy Quilters raise, so each dollar you donate is two dollars for DuBois Center.

 

Members of the Happy Quilters will be visiting area churches to sell chances on the “I SPY” quilt. The quilt will be on display at the following churches:
January 6 – Zion UCC New Baden
January 20 – St. John UCC Trenton
February 10 – St. Paul UCC Lebanon
March 10 – Grantfork UCC – Grantfork
March 24 – St. Peter’s UCC – Okawville
April 7 – Christ UCC – Dupo