Thank You Party – April 28

spring tree

The annual DuBois Center Thank You Party, previously held during the Christmas holidays, is our opportunity to share our appreciation for your prayers and support, your gifts of time, talent and treasure, and your partnership in our shared mission and ministry at DuBois Center. This year, we are starting a new tradition – the event will take place on Sunday, April 28 and will now include outdoor activities on the beautiful grounds of DuBois Center.

Together, we have touched countless lives over the past five decades with gifts of God’s abundant love – we couldn’t do it without our volunteers, staff, supporters and friends who make it all happen. If you fit into any of these categories – then YOU are invited. Churches are encouraged to send representatives.

Enjoy a yummy meal, take a nature hike, tour the grounds by tram or pontoon boat and see what’s happening around camp. DuBois Center is beautiful in the spring, so don’t miss this opportunity! Activities will begin at 2 pm, with dinner at 4:30pm. We’ll conclude by 6pm. Please RSVP to DuBois Center at dcinfo@duboiscenter.org or 618-787-2202 by Friday, April 19.

LENTEN WORK DAY March 23, RVSP by March 18

Service Saturday
Stretch your muscles, get a little dirty and make a difference! Help spruce up the grounds for our busy spring and summer seasons. It’s a great Lenten discipline for you and a wonderful way to get involved and help at DuBois Center. Projects vary, depending on the weather and the skills of the workers – carpentry, cleaning, painting, raking and more. A hearty lunch is provided. Check out and share this flyer.

 

RSVP by Monday, March 18 to 618-787-2202 or dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org. If the March date doesn’t work for you, there will be another Service Saturday on April 13 – or call to set up a different day for your church or family group!

Rustic Block Party

We’re having a Block Party in the Rustic Village and middle and high school youth groups are invited!

Join DuBois Center staff and volunteers for an afternoon of fun, food, games, contests and music on Sunday, May 5, 2019. One of the best parts – IT’S FREE. We’ll roast hot dogs and make s’mores, meet some of the horses, and explore the Rustic Village. Whether you are a DuBois Center camper or not, you’re invited! Load up right after church, grab some lunch, and head to camp.

We’ll be on the move from 1-4 pm, but arrive when you can. Youth must be accompanied by adult chaperones or parents. RSVP by Monday, April 29 – we need to stock the coolers and send you permission forms. For more information check out this flyer. To RSVP, contact DuBois Center at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202.

Lenten Work Day – March 23

lenten work day

Looking for a meaningful Lenten discipline? How about pitching in with family and friends, and making a difference at DuBois Center? Stretch your muscles, get a little dirty and help spruce up the grounds. Projects vary depending on the weather and the skills of the workers – carpentry, cleaning, painting and raking are on the list. A hearty lunch is provided.

Check out this flyer for more information. RSVP to DuBois Center by Monday, March 18, at 618-787-2202 or dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org. If the March date doesn’t work for you, there will be another Service Saturday on April 13 – or call to set up a different day for your church group!

Wrangle and Ride March 23 Registration Deadline

Wrangle & Ride
There are still a couple openings for the first Wrangle & Ride of the season on March 23, 2019. Join other horse enthusiasts (12 years to adult) for some quality time with our herd of 20 horses. Clover, Thunder and Zephyr are calling your name!
This event is limited to the first 12 who register – which means more time in the saddle for everyone! Just be sure to register by the deadline on Saturday, March 9.
Register online or by mail. For more details check out this flyer or contact DuBois Center at 618-787-2202 or dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org.

Early Bird Deadline for Father-Son Retreat

Archery
The annual DuBois Center Father-Son Retreat is just around the corner – March 29-31. Do you or does a man in your life need some quality time away with their son, father, grandfather, nephew or brother? Look no further! For more information, click here. Register online, by mail or email. If you have additional questions, contact DuBois Center at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202. Final registration deadline is March 15.

WRANGLE & RIDE Saturdays, March 23 & April 13

Wrangle & Ride

Spring is a great time to explore DuBois Center from horseback! Join our equestrian team on Saturday, March 23 and/or April 13 from 9 am – 5 pm for a full day of fun with the DuBois Center herd. Designed for both beginner and more experienced riders, these are horse-intensive days 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. Minimum age is 12. The cost is $65 per day with lunch included.

Online registration is now openor complete and mail this form. Questions? Contact DuBois Center 618-787-2202 or email.

Father-Son Retreat Early Bird Deadline – March 8

Fish

The annual DuBois Center Father-Son Retreat is just around the corner – March 29-31. Do you or does a man in your life need some quality time away with their son, father, grandfather, nephew, brother or little buddy? Look no further! Spend time on the waterfrontfishing for a whopper, at the archery range shooting bullseyes, or around the campfire telling silly stories and roasting marshmallows. Don’t let this fish – or the early bird discount – get away.

For more information, click here. Register online, by mail or email. If you have additional questions, contact DuBois Center at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202. Final registration deadline is March 15.

Thanks to Region 2

Thanks You

A big THANK YOU to Region 2 and all those who turned out for the annual Bunco Night to support DuBois Center! Scores of gamers gathered at St. Paul UCC in Columbia for an evening of fun, fellowship, good eats and friendly rivalry. Together, they raised over $1200 to support the ministry of DuBois Center and donated 77 healthy food items for Kindercottage.

Entrance fees, a fifty-fifty drawing (which the winner graciously donated back to the cause), a silent auction and donations for snacks accounted for the grand total. All the yummy snacks and very cool auction items were donated by Region 2 churches and individuals.

THANKS to Region 2 for making it happen!

Wrangle and Ride Registration Now Open

Wrangle & Ride
Spring is a great time to explore DuBois Center from horseback! Join our equestrian team on Saturday, March 23 and/or April 13 from 9am – 5pm for a full day of fun with the DuBois Center herd. Designed for both beginner and more experienced riders, these are horse-intensive days of grooming, tacking, riding, instruction and other horse-related activities. Beginners will be introduced to basic skills, while more experienced riders work on advanced options. Minimum age is 12. The cost is $65 per day with lunch included.
Online registration is now open, or complete and mail this form. Questions? Check out this flyer or contact DuBois Center at dcinfo@duboiscenter.org or 618-787-2202.