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.

Job Opportunity: Nature’s Classroom Instructor

Nature's Classroom Instructor

Are you a substitute teacher, active retiree or someone with a flexible schedule? Do you enjoy the outdoors and have experience working with youth or as a teacher? Nature’s Classroom Instructors are needed for two sessions this spring, plus training. Join us April 9-12 and April 23-26, and work with school groups (grades 5-8) that stay overnight at DuBois Center. Provide a fun and supportive environment, while teaching about predator-prey interactions, night life in the woods, cultural differences, erosion, teamwork and other engaging topics.

Our instructors teach classes, host meals, and lead campfires and other evening activities. Parent chaperones supervise free time, dining tables and cabin times. Training is provided, as are meals and overnight accommodations during Nature’s Classroom sessions.

Check out the program brochure and position description for more details. Then, contact DuBois Center at 618-787-2202 or shirley.director@DuBoisCenter.org if this opportunity sounds interesting.

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.

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!

Calling all Quilters!

Quilt Image

For over a decade, a quilt drawing has been a significant piece of the annual DuBois Center Fall Festival. In recent years, we have been blessed to have two or more art quality quilts donated to the drawing each year, which together have raised between $1,500 and $2,500 annually.

The quilts are typically donated by local church quilting groups and other friends of DuBois Center – would you or your quilting group be interested in donating a quilt for the 2019 Fall Festival? Queen size quilts seem to be the most popular, and those with designs appealing to a wide audience and made with love and prayers are perfect.

Ideally, the quilts begin traveling to local churches in August, so a July completion date works well. Please contact the DuBois Center office at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202 for more information. We’d love to talk to you about the possibilities.

Lenten Work Day – March 23

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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.

A Lenten Devotional

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We have a Lenten gift for you! A Lenten Devotional has been written to celebrate DuBois Center and Green DuBois, but we feel that this piece speaks to all who find comfort, wisdom and challenge in God’s creation and the word. So, we decided to share it with you.

From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, we hope these words and photos can be part of each day of your Lenten journey. Click here to read or download the entire resource or click here to find week-by-week segments.

Feel free to share this gift, but please provide credit to DuBois Center, Green DuBois and writer Donald C. Wagner. Be sure to read the Forward/Intro piece for more information about the creation of this devotional.

May this resource is a blessing to you during the coming weeks.

VOLUNTEERS are the HEART

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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