Thanks to all the Fall Festival horse volunteers!

The ticket count shows that we provided 450 arena rides for our guests this year. That’s 1,350 laps of the arena over the six hours of Fall Festival. It takes a lot of people to make this happen smoothly and successfully. Our volunteers took tickets, fitted helmets, helped riders mount the horses, and walked the horses. We also have a volunteer monitoring the arena at all times to make sure our riders, walkers and horses are safe. Another assists with any issues that come up in the arena and helps swap out horses as needed. Hours before the gates open, volunteers bring the horses in, feed them, groom them and get them ready for the day.

And we can’t forget the horses. This is a long, probably boring, day of work for them and they all handled it very well and without any issues.

Many thanks to everyone who helped in the barn and the arena this year.

Horse Retreat – November 5-6

Ask most of our summer campers about their favorite thing at camp…and quite a few will say, “Horses!” If this sounds like your child, this overnight weekend retreat is just for you! This weekend is just like our summer horse camp, but with more time with and on the horses! We also have activities like horse apple bobbing, campfire cookouts with your horse, making horse treats, a barn party, and more. Designed for participants ages 12 to 18 who love horses, this could very well be the highlight of your fall!

Registration for this fills up fast (we limit to 12 participants), so reserve today! Click here to register.

Women’s Retreat – October 28-30

We had so much fun with this in the spring, it’s back in the fall! Unlike Mother Daughter, you can come to this all by yourself or with some other adult friends! Spend the weekend doing anything but ‘adulting’! No cooking, no stress, just fun and relaxation! The programming is designed as an adult getaway, so we do ask that all registrants are 21 and over.

Click here to register.

Horse Retreat – November 5-6

Ask most of our summer campers about their favorite thing at camp…and quite a few will say, “Horses!” If this sounds like your child, this overnight weekend retreat is just for you! This weekend is just like our summer horse camp, but with more time with and on the horses! We also have activities like horse apple bobbing, campfire cookouts with your horse, making horse treats, a barn party, and more. Designed for participants ages 12 to 18 who love horses, this could very well be the highlight of your fall!

Registration for this fills up fast (we limit to 12 participants), so reserve today! Click here to register.

Women’s Retreat – October 28-30

We had so much fun with this in the spring, it’s back in the fall! Unlike Mother Daughter, you can come to this all by yourself or with some other adult friends! Spend the weekend doing anything but ‘adulting’! No cooking, no stress, just fun and relaxation! The programming is designed as an adult getaway, so we do ask that all registrants are 21 and over.

Register today.

Mother Daughter Retreat – October 7-9

Our yearly tradition returns! Reserve your spots now for our weekend of relaxing and connecting with the moms, daughters, aunts, nieces, or grandmas in your life! With crafts, relaxation, and optional horseback riding, this is just the weekend you need to spend some time with the ones you love!

This is one of our most popular yearly events, so sign up now! Click here to register.

DuBois Center Fall Festival – Sunday, October 2, 2022, 11am to 5pm

Be a part of the Fall Festival: Volunteer, promote the event, or come spend the day with us!

YOU Are Our BEST Volunteer

Our Fall Festival is only possible because of the efforts of countless volunteers. This is a great opportunity for families, confirmation classes, students in need of volunteer service hours, or, really anyone, to volunteer. Shifts can be as short as 30 minutes or as long as you want to help. If you’re interested in volunteering, sign up online or contact us by email at fallfestival@duboiscenter.org.

All Churches Can Promote the Event

If you would like to help promote the festival, promotional materials are in Weekly Connection and on the DuBois Center website. Any help to spread the word will be appreciated. Download this flyer or bulletin insert to help promote Fall Festival.

Come breathe the fresh air at DuBois Center

Come out and join the fun:

March 26-27 – Confirmation Retreat at DuBois
April 1-3 – Father & Son Retreat
April 9 – DuBois Center Open House
April 15 – Stations of the Cross at DuBois Center
April 22-24 – Wrangle & Ride
April 23 – Volunteer Workday at DuBois Center
April 29-May 1 – Women’s Retreat – NEW
May 13-14 – Photography Retreat – NEW
May 15 – DuBois Center Open House
May 21-22 – Volunteer Retreat

Spring Happenings at DuBois Center

Start planning now for all these Spring events:
March 4 Stargazing PartyNEW
March 26-27 Confirmation Retreat
April 1-3 Father & Son Retreat
April 9 DuBois Center Open House
April 15 Stations of the Cross
April 22-24 Wrangle & Ride
April 23 Volunteer Workday at DuBois Center
April 29 – May 1 Women’s RetreatNEW
May 13-14 Photography RetreatNEW
May 15 DuBois Center Open House
May 21-22 Volunteer Retreat
For more information, visit our retreat page.