CAMP NURSES — Servants with Sunscreen

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Band-Aids – YES, but so much more! One setting for ministry at DuBois Center is our health center. Volunteer nurses, most of whom are RNs, are a vital piece of our summer camp program. Serving as a camp nurse can be a very rewarding mission experience, one that is very different than most traditional jobs. Responsibilities include reviewing camper medical forms, conducting health screenings, receiving & administering medications, providing first aid & basic medical treatment, and documentation. But when you really get down to it, nurses spend most of their time removing ticks, soothing rashes, distributing medications and providing extra TLC for homesick and nervous campers.

If you are an RN, please consider serving with us for a full or partial week. The living quarters do have AC and there is often time to join us for worship, explore the woods or just sit back and read a book. For more information, contact Shirley at DuBois Center at 618-787-2202 or shirley.director@DuBoisCenter.org.

Summer Jobs – Apply Now!

Summer Jobs

Is this the year for more than just another summer job? DuBois Center is searching for fun-loving and child-focused individuals with a heart for ministry to serve on our summer staff. Amazing memories + resume building skills = a summer to remember. Check out the Summer of Service flier and consider whether serving outdoors with a dynamic team might be just the opportunity for you. Open positions include cabin counselors, barn staff and coordinators. Lifeguard certification is a plus.

Questions? Contact Shirley at 618-787-2202 or by email. Application packets are available online.

SUMMER BARN COORDINATOR – DuBois Center Equestrian Program

Summer Barn Coordinator

Looking for a rewarding summer job working with children and horses? How about hands-on experience managing a trail ride program? DuBois Center has an opening for a dedicated summer barn coordinator. In addition to caring for our 20-horse herd, our summer barn team utilizes basic riding instruction and time “getting to know the ponies” to help campers build self-confidence and learn to respect and appreciate God’s amazing creation. For those who have never experienced a horse up close, the first moments can be overwhelming. However, with nurturing guidance, campers quickly learn that they can overcome their fears and experience something wonderful. Tears often transform into giant smiles.

For more information, check out the attached flier and contact Shirley at email or 618-787-2202.

BUNCO NIGHT this Saturday, February 9

Bunco

Join Region 2 for a night of winter blues-busting fun at St. Paul UCC in Columbia. Play BUNCO and support DuBois Center and Kindercottage – all at the same time! Bunco is an exciting dice game that is easy to learn; children as young as 10 or 11 can be successful and have fun. Doors open at 6:30 pm; play begins at 7 pm. Cost to play is $10 per person. 

This year Bunco Night is being paired with an effort to “Fill the Cupboard” at Kindercottage. By February, the major food collection holidays are a distant memory and cupboards need restocking. Fun, fellowship and service!

Help spread the word; invite everyone you know! Click here for a flyer to share.

SERVICE SATURDAYS – March 23 & April 13

Service Saturday

These are great opportunities for service during the season of Lent. Get outside, stretch your muscles and get a little dirty. Serve together with friends and family and make a difference! Your help is needed to spruce up the grounds for our busy spring and summer seasons. Projects vary, depending on the weather and the skills of the workers – carpentry, cleaning, painting, raking and more. Lunch is provided, as is most equipment. Check out this flier for more information.

RSVP to DuBois Center at 618-787-2202 or dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org.

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.

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

DIGITAL CAMERAS — Used Compact Models Needed

Digital Camera

Great photos and smart phones go hand in hand nowadays. So, what happened to all those small, point and shoot cameras – the Coolpix, PowerShot and FinePix? Last year, we posted a similar request and received 6-8 cameras. They were a big hit especially during summer camp and Mother-Daughter Retreat. We are currently in search of 4-6 additional used (or new) point & shoot digital cameras for this summer. They are great for scavenger hunts, photography classes, photo booths and so much more. Requirements: good working condition and SD card compatible.

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