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The Star Party, Wrangle & Ride and the Lenten Work Day have been canceled. 


The Star Party on March 20, and Wrangle & Ride and the Lenten Work Day both scheduled for Saturday, April 4 have been cancelled. Please contact Julie, our camp registrar, regarding refunds for Wrangle & Ride at register@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-357-1809.

This decision was not made lightly. Leadership of the Illinois South Conference and DuBois Center agree that stopping the spread of COVID-19 is a priority. We have great concern for our communities and especially for those with age or health considerations.

This decision was made from a sense that we are called to be faithful in this time. By staying home, we can help stop the spread of the virus. This is an expression of loving our neighbors, as well as our own families and friends.

Father – Son Retreat

March 31 – April 2:

Fathers, Grandfathers and Uncles – 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 wood crafts, share in vespers and work on your archery skills. Horseback riding is available for an additional fee. Lodging is in the cottages in main camp. All ages are welcome, though most activities are geared for boys age 5 and older. Families participate together. For more information, check out this flyer. Registration by mail is now open; online registration opens February 15. Early Bird deadline is March 10; final deadline is March 17.Bruce & Anders with art work - cr

Summer Jobs


Make a difference this summer!

Summer 2017 might seem like a long way off, but at DuBois Center we are already hard at work planning the summer camp schedule, the program and facility improvements. We are also kicking off the staff recruitment season! Energetic, child-focused, fun-loving – sound like you or someone you know? Check out the Summer of Service flyer and consider whether an amazing summer at camp might be just the opportunity to make a difference you have been looking for. Open positions include cabin counselors, barn staff and coordinators. FAITH. FUN. HARD WORK. GREAT FRIENDS. LONG HOURS. RESUME-BUILDING, PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE. AMAZING MEMORIES. Questions? Contact the DuBois Center office at program@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202. Application packets are available online.

Office Manager Position Open


DuBois Center is currently accepting resumes for the position of Office Manager. This position is part-time (20-28 hours per week) and includes some benefits, such as paid vacation and sick days. The individual filling this position will be a key member of our core staff team and play a vital role in helping DuBois Center achieve its mission. The office manager’s friendly greeting is often the first introduction to our ministry of hospitality for a new guest or camper family. It is vital for the office manager to truly enjoy working with people and have strong computer and organizational skills.

Click here for more information regarding the position and application process.

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

Mother Daughter

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.

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!



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!

Sun Fun Day - Explore DuBois

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.