Camp Nurses – Servants with Sunscreen

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Despite the falling leaves, it’s never too early to think about summer! We are hoping to be able to provide a full line-up of DuBois fun and adventure in 2021! One setting for ministry at DuBois Center is our Health Center. Volunteer camp nurses, most of whom are RNs, are a vital piece of our summer camp program. Many find serving at DuBois Center to be a rewarding mission opportunity, one that is quite different from their regular job. Responsibilities include reviewing camper medical forms, conducting health screenings, receiving & administering medications, providing first aid & basic medical treatment, and documentation. But when you really get down to it, nurses spend most of their time removing ticks, soothing rashes, distributing medications and providing extra TLC for homesick and nervous campers.

If you are an RN, please consider serving with us for a full or partial week. The living quarters do have AC and there is often time to join us for worship, explore the woods, ride a horse or just sit back and enjoy a book. Orientation is provided.

For more information, contact Alaina Scherle at her email alainakarn@yahoo.com or leave a message on her cell at 618-604-2540.

A Gift to the Community; a Gift to Camp

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CocoaSince 2017, Zion UCC in Addieville has been extending a hand of welcome and encouraging young people to make new friends, grow in their faith, and experience the joy of DuBois Center. Each spring, the church sends an “Every Door Direct” mailing to their community through the postal service inviting families to give their kids the gift of camp. The church pays for all but a small portion of the camp fee for everyone who applies.

Over the years, this has been a great way to support DuBois Center with new campers and good PR, while spreading the word about Zion’s family-friendly ministry. This year, with no summer camp, there were no campers to support. Instead, church leaders decided to allocate the $5000 that would have typically paid for summer camp fees to support DuBois Center directly. Their gift will help to ensure the Center’s viability during these challenging times.

A SPECIAL THANKS to Zion UCC in Addieville!

A Salute to Week #6 and all our 2019 Staff and Volunteers

Staff

We are celebrating DuBois Center 2019 campers and leaders from Week #6, as well as our staff and volunteers from throughout the summer!

We MISS EVERYONE who would have made DuBois Center come to life this summer. We have a bunk or apron or lifeguard tube reserved for you and hope you’ll make plans now to meet back at DBC next summer! A big thumbs up to our Girl Power and Pony Express campers, and all the amazing staff and volunteers who make camp possible!

If you haven’t already done so, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram to see more photos and stay connected.

Girl Power!Pony Express

Virtual Campfire – Tonight, July 23rd

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We hope you will join us TONIGHT at 7pm Central Time for the last DuBois Center virtual campfire of the summer! Everyone is welcome!

This week we are saluting our 2019 campers and leaders from week #6 with lots of great photos – Girl Power and Pony Express. It was only a three-day week, but there are lots of great photos! We are also celebrating all the staff and volunteers who made summer 2019 such a success! There are lots of great, and some silly, photos of them as well.

This edition is again packed with fun. No bad jokes, but you’ll see lots your favorite camp leaders and sing lots of silly and serious camp songs. I’ll be hosting the campfire with special help from Minnow, Shark Bait and Sparrow!

If all goes as planned, you’ll be able to join us via the chat function during the initial viewing. After tonight, the video will still available to view, but the chat feature won’t be activated.

Hope you can join us tonight!

If you have questions about tonight, contact DuBois Center directly at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618.787.2202 BEFORE 5pm or dbcprogramoffice@gmail.com AFTER 5pm.

 

A Salute to Week #4 in 2019

4.1 Settler

This week we celebrated DuBois Center 2019 campers and leaders from Week #4 on Facebook, Instagram and during our virtual campfire. Many were registered and excited about returning this summer… before the health crisis struck.

We MISS YOU and have a bunk with your name on it for next summer! A big thumbs up to our Settler, Nature’s Lab, Splash, Outback and Saddle ‘Em Up campers!

If you haven’t already done so, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram to see more photos and stay connected.

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4.4 Outback 4.5 Saddle 'Em Up

Virtual Campfire – Tonight, July 16th

Campfire

Join us TONIGHT at 7pm Central Time for another DuBois Center virtual campfire! Everyone is welcome!

This week we are saluting our 2019 campers and leaders from week #5 with lots of great photos – Discovery, Quest, Imagine That, Movin’ and Groovin’, Trekkin’ It, Horsin’ Around and Saddle ‘Em Up. It was so much fun to search through hundreds of photos and so many great memories to select the ones for tonight’s campfire.

This edition is packed with fun. See and hear from some of your favorite camp leaders, sing silly and serious camp songs, laugh at some BAD jokes and listen to words of wisdom and challenge from Pastor Sunny AKA Rev Christy Eckert.

If all goes as planned, you’ll be able to join us via thechat function during the initial viewing. After tonight, the video will still available to view, but the chat feature won’t be activated.

These campfires are weekly events during what would have been our 2020 summer camp season and links to the videos are sent out weekly. There is just one more after tonight – July 23.

You are invited to submit short skits, silly jokes and goofy riddles for next week’s campfire, but don’t delay. Submissions are needed by THIS SUNDAY EVENING. As is always the case at DuBois Center – keep it clean, positive and fun. We put the foot down on put-downs! Remember to speak LOUDLY and CLEARLY and to make sure there is nothing blocking or muffling your microphone!

Send videos to dbcprogramoffice@gmail.com for review and inclusion.

Hope you can join us tonight!

 

A Salute to Week #3 in 2019

Settler Week3

We’re a bit late getting this onto the web.  A couple weeks ago, we were celebrating DuBois Center 2019 campers and leaders from Week #3. Many were registered and excited about returning this summer… before the health crisis struck. We MISS YOU and have a bunk with your name on it for next summer! A big thumbs up to our Just You & Me, Boy Meets Camp and Settler campers! If you haven’t already done so, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram to see more photos and stay connected.

Virtual Campfire – Tonight, July 9th

Campfire

Join Chaplain Windsong (Tarrah Vaupel), DuBois Center staff, volunteers and camp families for another virtual campfire this TONIGHT at 7pm. This week’s event will be packed with songs, skits, stories and family fun. We hope you’ll join us.

Timing an issue? Videos are available to view after the initial release, however the chat feature is only available with the initial viewing.

If you would like to be a part of the cast – create a goofy skit with your family or share your favorite silly jokes and riddles. Remember to SPEAK LOUDLY! Send videos or written jokes and riddles to our YouTube email address – dbcprogramoffice@gmail.com. Be sure to keep submissions clean and positive! No put-downs allowed! All items will be reviewed for appropriateness and some may be saved for upcoming editions. Your submission implies consent for DuBois Center to use the submission in items produced and shared by DuBois Center.

A Salute to Week #2 in 2019

Middle School 2019

This week on Facebook, Instagram and during our virtual campfire, we are celebrating DuBois Center 2019 campers and leaders from Week #2. Many were registered and excited about returning this summer… before the health crisis struck. We MISS YOU and have a bunk with your name on it for next summer! A big thumbs up to our Splash! – Trail Mix – Wrangle – Xplore campers!

We are also celebrating five graduating high school seniors this week. Congrats to Isaiah, Meredith, Paige, Sam and Wendy! All are long-time DuBois Center campers, and this would have been their last summer as DBC youth campers.

If you haven’t already done so, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram to see more photos and stay connected.

We are highlighting week #2 in 2019 for this third week in 2020 because the sessions in weeks 2 & 3 swapped places between 2019 and 2020.

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Virtual Campfire #3

Campfire

Join Pastor Skippy (Rev. John Holst), DuBois Center staff, volunteers and camp families for our THIRD virtual campfire this Tonight at 7pm. This week’s campfire will be packed with songs, skits, stories and family fun.

If you would like to be a part of the cast – create a goofy skit with your family or share your favorite silly jokes and riddles. Remember to SPEAK LOUDLY! Send videos or written jokes and riddles to our YouTube email address – dbcprogramoffice@gmail.com. Be sure to keep submissions clean and positive! No put-downs allowed! All items will be reviewed for appropriateness and some may be saved for upcoming editions. Your submission implies consent for DuBois Center to use the submission in items produced and shared by DuBois Center.

If all goes as planned, we hope to join together around the campfire on these Thursday nights – June 25, July 9 and 16. Each of these, except the last one, would have been the nights of our closing campfires this summer. We hope you’ll join us.

Timing an issue? Videos are available to view after the initial release, however the chat feature won’t be available.