DuBois Center Gift Certificates

Archery

 

CloverLooking for a unique gift for someone special in your life? Not sure you want to shop in a crowded mall or store this year?  Consider giving a gift certificate for a future DuBois Center experience.

About 13 years ago, Don and I began the tradition of giving an annual DuBois Center camp experience to each of our grandchildren. We love the opportunity to give them the chance to unplug, connect with nature, make new friends, learn new skills, and grow in their faith. The excitement in their eyes as they make their personal camp choice, their anticipation of going to camp, and hearing their enthusiasm about their camp experience is priceless!
Pastor Don & Nancy Wagner

 

 

RoadsideDuBois Center Gift Certificates are available in any amount. Adding an item from the camp store, such as a hat, plush toy, or water bottle, along with your special personal message, would make an attractive package which can be available for pick up or mailed to the address of your choice. For more information and details, please call: (618) 787-2202 or visit our website.

The Outdoor Ministry Team is busy putting plans in place to offer safe in-person camping experiences in 2021. Hope to see YOU there!

A Visit From St. Nick – Covid style

Merry Chritsmas towels

T’was just weeks before Christmas, when all through the town, not a person was stirring, morale was quite down.

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, but with shopping a challenge, we feared they’d stay bare.

Children are adjusting to new daily grinds, with so much technology occupying their minds.

While sitting, relaxing in flannel and fleece, we ponder the question, When will this all cease?

When suddenly outside we heard a strange noise, we’ve missed having visitors, one of our joys.

Away to the window we opened the blind, but weren’t quite sure just who we might find.

The moon put its glow on the leaves on the ground, which made us amazed by what we just found.

Squinting our eyes with all of our forces, what we began to see was DuBois Center’s horses.

With Sharon, Bre, Scott, Sandy, and Larry, showing that horses are friendly and not at all scary.

With saddles & bridles, and walking so tame, they whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

“Now Thunder, now, Zephyr, now Cocoa and Apache! On, Clover, on Phoenix, on Sunny, and Classy!

Around the arena, and past all the bales, they trotted and trotted through all of the trails.

But that wasn’t all we spied with our eyes, there were other camp things adding to our surprise!

There are counselors leading campers on fun nature walks, and chaplains on hand for devotions and talks.

The lifeguards are ready to make swimming safe, and plenty of opportunities to grow in one’s faith.

Kids making new friends, while enjoying the sun, and yummy s’mores ‘round a campfire when the day is done.

There’s archery with bows and targets to hit, and exercise a plenty in the lively gaga pit.

No Chromebook, or cell phone for children to pack, but they sure enjoy GORP, a famous camp snack.

New songs, a cute skit, or learning meal graces, puts plenty of smiles on all the kid’s faces.

So, no need to worry, and no need to fret, no shopping mall necessary, the perfect gift we can get.

What does all this mean – perhaps a sign from above? We can give a camp experience to those that we love!

So that’s what was meant by this evening’s surprise sight, So, Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

© Nancy Wagner

Fall Festival Challenge Update

Winter Horse

Thank you for your most generous support of the DuBois Center 2020 Fall Festival Challenge. Being a major fundraiser for DuBois Center, we knew that the necessary cancellation of the annual Fall Festival due to COVID-19 safety concerns would produce a financial hardship. The negative impact was reduced thanks to the extravagant gifts of those of you who responded. A portion of the proceeds from this challenge has been used to purchase much needed helmets and saddle blankets for the vital ministry of our equestrian program.

Nancy Wagner, Outdoor Ministry Team Chairperson

Matthew 6:21: For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.