Early Bird Deadline for Camp 2019 is April 10

Early Bird
All you need to be singing a happy Early Bird tune is a completed 2019 summer camp registration and $50 non-refundable deposit. Save $30 on full-week sessions and $15 on part-week sessions.
View the camp brochure online or pick one up at your local UCC church. Then register and pay online or postmark your registration form and deposit by April 10. If your church pays part of the camp fee, we will send them an invoice later in the season.
For more information contact DuBois Center at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202.

Ready for a FULL WEEK at DuBois Center?

Full Week Photo

If your child will complete grades 3-5 this spring or summer, then it’s time to step up to Settler! New friends and lots of fun are just the beginning. Campers run, play, sing, eat, jump, act, create, splash, pray, hike, explore, build, ride and finally… sleep!

Growing and playing together, exploring God’s creation, building a Christian community – that’s Settler camp at DuBois Center. Three days just isn’t enough time to explore all that DuBois Center has to offer, so consider these sessions for the next step: June 9-14, June 23-28 and July 7-12.

Check out the camp brochure and register online. For more information or to receive materials by mail, contact the DuBois Center at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202.

Bulletin Inserts

News Flash

There are many ways to help spread the word about DuBois Center and our shared ministry. One is by utilizing bulletin inserts which are periodically included in Weekly Connection or sent directly to churches as print-ready PDF documents. All you need to do is copy, cut and stuff! Three are currently available to promote our upcoming spring and summer programs, as well as volunteer opportunities.

Camp Schedule

Summer Camp & Service Saturday

Block Party & Summer Volunteers

Two Just You & Me sessions!

Just You And Me

Spend quality one-on-one time with a special child in your life – son, daughter, niece, nephew, godchild… and make memories that last a lifetime. Explore the creek, play on the water mat, create a treasure, ride a horse or canoe together. Make new friends around the dining table and during family game times. Learn more about God’s love during BLAST and Vespers. This program is designed for adults with children age 5-7.

There are two sessions from which to choose: June 9-11 and June 23-25. Last summer, both sessions were full with waiting lists, so don’t delay! Online registration is now open. Brochures are in the mail or can be found online.

Brochures are coming!

Mud Fun
It’s that time of year again. DuBois Center’s summer camp brochures are HOT off the presses and will be finding their way to your mailboxes and churches soon! If you don’t receive a brochure or packet of brochures by next week, please contact us at 618-787-2202 or dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org, or check out the online flipbook brochure.

2019 Summer Camp Registration is Open!

Girls on Water Mat

We’re ready for summer! Are you? Register now to join us for a few days, a week, or more during Summer Camp 2019!

Campers have a blast making new friends and having new adventures. From swimming and canoeing in the lake to horseback riding to making crafts and so much more, there’s something for everyone at DuBois Center’s Summer Camp! We also play games, go hiking, have music time, fish, learn more about our faith and enjoy God’s creation together.

For more details, check out this summer’s brochure and schedule online here. You can also learn more about our camp, staff, this year’s theme and more here. Click here to register now! See you this summer!


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Volunteers are the heart of strong and healthy outdoor ministry programs. At DuBois Center, volunteers serve throughout the year on committees and teams, at the barn, in the office, on work projects, as retreat leaders and fund raisers. During the summer, there are a variety of ways to be involved and make a difference in the lives of the young people we serve. Join us for a few hours on a Sunday afternoon, a couple days during the week or a full session of camp. Volunteers work hand in hand with paid summer staff to provide our fun, engaging and faith-filled program.

For more information contact DuBois Center at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202. Volunteer applications are available online.

Summer Opportunities Include:
– Cabin Counselor
– Chaplain
– Nurse
– Barn Helper
– Sunday Welcome Team
– Activity Specialist
– Photographer

Why Church Camp?

Summer Camp

Because church camp is joyful fun! It is a sacred place. It is intensely relational and positive role models abound! Church camp is an integral part of the year-round faith formation efforts of many congregations. However, it is very different from VBS or Sunday School. Campers and leaders live, work, play and worship together from early morning until late into the evening. They grow together through shared experiences in God’s amazing creation and form an intentional community. They hear our faith stories in new places and new ways, and find opportunities to share their own. The activities are fun, challenging and filled with opportunities to grow as part of a Christian community.

Check out DuBois Center’s line-up of faith-building opportunities for this summer!

Summer Jobs – Apply Now!

Summer Camps Information & Forms Page

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 barn staff, cabin counselors and coordinators. Lifeguard certification is a plus.

Questions? Contact Shirley at  shirley.director@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202. Application packets are available online.

High School Week

high school week

One week, two great options: Wranglers and X-Plore! From June 16 – 21, our high school-aged campers can enjoy all of their favorite DuBois Center activities and MORE! More fun, more adventure, more friends, AND an extra special treat – more meals served in the Rustic Village. Plus, “Choice Times” will return with even more fun and unique options.

If you have completed grades 8-12, this is a great week to build community, grow closer to God, experience nature and have some great unplugged FUN! Plan now to attend and watch for details in the coming weeks.