In addition to our do-it-yourself retreat options, DuBois Center also offers a number of focused retreats throughout the year. These weekend and day-long events are built around different areas of interest and are perfect for getting away and enjoying the outdoors. Overviews of these retreats are included below. Check out our News page for regular updates.
Due to COVID-19 all 2020 on-site retreats have been postponed. Depending on how the virus progresses, we hope to be back in full operation in 2021.
Virtual Family Retreat Reboot
In October, the leadership team that has traditionally developed the programming for our annual Mother-Daughter Retreat created a virtual day of activities to help fill the void. Lots of folks checked in and the posts on Facebook were well received. With the holidays taking on a different flavor for many this year, we thought some virtual activities from DuBois Center, might be a great addition to the mix. Families celebrating in different locations can share their results online and with us. Despite being designed for mothers and daughters prior to Halloween, many of the activities can be adapted for Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas. Join camp leaders for crafts, a yoga session, and more. Close out the festivities with songs and stories around the campfire. There are even recipes for two camp favorites. Links are included below.
Getting Started: Activities & Supplies to Gather
Lunch Grace & Special Treat: Lunch Grace
Craft Time: Pipe Cleaner Pumpkins; Tin Can Monsters; Gnomes; Fall Glow Jars Change the Tin Can Monsters into Tin Can Elves or Santas. Change the color of the tissue paper to create different seasonal themes for your glow jars.
Yoga Time: Yoga with Leah
Dinner Prep: Foil Stew Foil Stew is a favorite at DuBois Center and you don’t need a campfire to cook it. A grill or even the oven work well.
Giving Thanks: Dinner Grace
Gathering Together to Laugh, Sing & Pray: Closing Campfire
RETURNING in 2021:
Wrangle & Ride Days – Spring & Fall
Join us for a fun pony-filled day at DuBois Center! From 9 am – 5 pm, those ages 12 and older can enjoy a day of grooming, tacking, riding and horse-related crafts and games. Lunch is included. Sign up early – these days are limited to the first 12 riders!
Father-Son Retreat – Spring
Join us for a weekend of faith-filled fun, “fellow”- ship, and good food! 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.
Nature Photography Retreat – Spring – NEW!
This overnight retreat is great opportunity to learn from experts, explore flora and fauna at DuBois Center, hone your photography skills, or just enjoy a spring weekend outdoors. Bring your friends and a camera – beginners and amateurs of any age with a DSLR camera are welcome.
Rainbow Camp – August
Rainbow Camp is a full day of fun, with water games, canoeing, fishing, horseback riding, archery, crafts, pontoon rides and more. We finish with a yummy dinner and closing circle as the sun sets over the lake. This event is for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer singles, couples and families. Straight allies are welcome too.
DuBois Center is a place where everyone is welcomed as a child of God. Come experience camp in the beauty of God’s creation and have a whole lot of fun. Watch for more information in late spring on the Rainbow Camp page.
Mother-Daughter Retreat – October
This retreat brings the generations together to celebrate and build relationships. Escape for a playful faith-based weekend of fun, laughter, music, crafts, movement, joy-filled worship as well as favorite traditional camp activities!