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“…a step more spiritual”

R ANCH NEWS

Spring 2012

Ranch Program Dates Youth Camp Programs Session 1: Two-Week One-Week

June 21 - July 5 June 21 - 28

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Session 2: Two-Week

July 7 - 21

Session 3: Two-Week One-Week

July 23 - August 6 July 23 - 30

During camp sessions, we see progress in so many ways – when a Corral Camper learns to canter, a Mountaineer peaks his first 14er, a Rafter calls her first rapid or a Challenger catches the “Leap of Faith” bar for the first time. Each of these experiences is a landmark in a camper’s experience – an important step in their development.

Adult / Family Programs

A NOTE FROM ALISON PETICOLAS, RANCH DIRECTOR

his summer’s metaphysical theme is “Every step of progress is a step more spiritual.” (People’s Idea of God) For me, it speaks to what meaningful camp activities are all about. Camp is a cherished place to experience progress in so many areas of our life, providing an environment rich with opportunities for growth.

While these experiences are the evidence of new techniques and skills mastered, the underlying triumph is spiritual growth - the true focus of camp. Activities at camp turn us to God in ways that challenge us to feel a closer connection to Him and to gain a clearer understanding of the true source of our strength, grace and endurance. When time at camp is focused on identifying new ways to apply our understanding of Christian Science, such progress extends into every aspect of our lives – at camp and at home. When “a step more spiritual” is our aim, the steps of progress can’t help but follow. We look forward to having you join us for many steps of progress this summer! With expectation of much growth,

Alison

Combine any of the sessions listed above for longer programs!

Memorial Work Weekend Family & Adult Ranching Adult Base Camp Cowboy/Cowgirl Camp Christmas Camp

May 25 - 28 August 11 - 17 August 19 - 25 August 19 - 25 December 21 - 27

2011 Youth Camp Fruitage IN THEIR OWN WORDS • The best part of camp was the opportunity to use Christian Science around others who understand where I’m coming from. –– Nicholas Nicholas • On the last day of our 3-day 3 day trip I woke up feeling sick, but I talked to my counselor who was awesome. She helped me realize the truth about who I really am, and immediately I was better. –– Emily Emily • I had a scrape onmy myknee kneeand andprayed prayedabout aboutit, scrap on it, and it was healed! – Jordan and it was healed! – Jordan • Camp has an amazing atmosphere. I enjoyed having lesson study in the morning. –– Jacob Jacob


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Progressing from Camper to Counselor A NOTE FROM SCOTT BROWNING, CIT TRAINER We continually hear from those applying to be a Counselor-inTraining (CIT) their desire to give, the same way the staff gave to them when they were campers. This year’s metaphysical theme, “Every step of progress is a step more spiritual” is an excellent gateway for those transitioning into their first year as a staff member.

hugely beneficial, coupled with memories of fun and friendships that last a life time! Being a CIT at A/U is not only a “step of progress” but definitely “a step more spiritual,” as each CIT takes on many rewarding responsibilities, supporting the community they love.

CITs are not just gaining appropriate technical knowledge in their program areas through training, shadowing and leading activities, they are also progressing spiritually every step of the way. It is an incredible experience, a first job for many of the 17-18 year olds, where the responsibilities asked of them include spiritual giving. As part of the counselor team, CITs live in the bunkhouses with youth campers, supporting their cabin by lovingly caring for each camper, leading lesson study and praying with campers. They continually engage in discussions about Christian Science, ask questions about spiritual reflection and push both themselves and their campers to take steps more spiritual. One of the most legendary tasks performed by CITs is cycling dishes through the dish washer and washing pots and pans in the dish room (can you say water fight)! They are also responsible for keeping the lodges organized and clean, sweeping and mopping and setting up for meals. CITs’ work is selfless and

Meet the A/U Youth Camp Team

Ranch Director: Alison Peticolas

SVR Camp Directors: Rusty Rohde Mary Beth Cox RUR Camp Directors: Eddie Cox Nibby Alioto Browning

CIT Trainer: Scott Browning 100 Elk Director: Sedge Southworth Office Team: Linda Kellogg-Clarke Laura Southworth Molly McBride Facilities Team: James Orlet Drew Heimerl Brad Trathen

Food Service Manager: Matthew Leon 2

Head Wrangler: Lachlan Kellogg-Clarke

Camp News 2012: What's New? Round-Up Ranch Skills Camp (1st Session) High School Students - are you interested in going to the next level in your skills development and experiences at camp? This summer we’ll be offering Skills Camp in the majors you have come to love including - Horsemanship, Cattle Working, Rafting and Mosaics. The schedule has been enhanced to allow campers more time to develop and hone their skills than traditional camp sessions offer.

Leaders-In-Training (LIT) Every camper at Round-Up now has the opportunity to take advantage of this “value-add” option no matter what major you select. Those who choose to enroll when they arrive at camp will gain a better understanding of the importance of servant leadership and participate in program support activities.


S P R I N G 2 012 Upcoming activities for A D U LT S & FA M I LI E S

Memorial Day Work Weekend May 25 - 28, 2012

2012 Adult / Family Programs at the Ranches

JOIN US THIS SPRING AND BE A PART OF OUR FAMILY!

WHY NOT PLAN A FAMILY REUNION OR BRING A GROUP OF FRIENDS - IT'S FUN FOR EVERYONE! Have you ever wished you could trade places with your kids and go to camp? A/U’s Adult and Family programs cater to the kid in each of us! They offer the same fun-loving activities, in the same spiritually supportive atmosphere.

You, your family and friends are invited to join us at the A/U Ranches for the Memorial Day Weekend. We need your help to prepare our facilities for the upcoming camp season. Come lend a hand and spruce things up while enjoying some play time as well!

Projects Include: Fencing, digging, painting, raking, gardening, cleaning, window washing, organizing, carpentry and more. We will even have “kid” specific projects for helpers of all ages!

Come by yourself and meet new acquaintances, or bring your friends and family. A/U’s family programs offer child care and supervised activities for the younger campers, so the adults can “play” during the day.

Schedule: Arrival - Friday, May 25 after 6:00pm (please eat dinner before coming) Departure - Monday, May 28 after breakfast

Why not hold your family reunion at Adventure Unlimited?! We have ample room to house everyone at the heart of our facility, so it’s all conveniently located and gives you more time to spend together!

Cost: $30/adults, $20/children (12 & under) Includes – lodging, evening programs, use of the facilities and all meals from Saturday breakfast – Monday breakfast. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. How you can help: To attend this event, visit our website and complete the Adult/ Family application. You’ll also find details on what to bring. If you can’t join us, we would appreciate your financial support of our projects. See the program page on the website for more information at www.adventureunlimited.org. Questions: Call 888.543.4849 x102 or email auinfo@adventureunlimited.org

Plan Now to Attend! ADULT & FAMILY RANCHING August 11 – 17, 2012 Whether you want to get away from it all and simply relax in the fresh mountain air or challenge yourself with adventurous outdoor activities – we’ve got it all. You get to choose! ADULT BASE CAMP – BACK AGAIN! August 19 – 25, 2012 Adults 18 yrs+, family members and friends are invited to attend this program that will offer a variety of activities including everything from adventure to crafts - and always plenty of time for fun, laughter and spiritual reflection. COWBOY/COWGIRL CAMP August 19 – 25, 2012 Adult Cowboys and Cowgirls of all riding abilities, come learn more about horsemanship, cattle driving and polocrosse. The fun won’t end at the corral, we’ll have a cookout dinner, cowboy singer, rodeo and more! CHRISTMAS CAMP – ADULTS & FAMILIES December 21 – 27, 2012 The Ranches are a special place to experience the true spirit of the holidays. Share in a traditional Christmas with other Christian Scientists, family and friends. We have room to accommodate your entire family!

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• "...a step more spiritual" • 2012 Program Dates • Youth Camp Fruitage • Progressing from Camper to Counselor • Memorial Day Work Weekend – Join Us! • Adult / Family Vacation Ideas

D iscoveryB ound L eadership C onference May 25-28, 2012 Come and join DiscoveryBound for a fun-filled weekend with activities including team building, inspirational speakers, and discussion sessions focused on issues important to you in your daily lives.

Who:

All 8th – 12th grade (school year 2011 – 2012) Christian Scientists and non-Christian Science friends, Chapter Workers, Church Contacts and Adults interested in DiscoveryBound.

Where:

Principia College Campus – Elsah, IL

Cost & Reservations:

Visit www.discoverybound.org/dblc

Questions:

Call: 888.416.7348 x137 / x138 Email: dbinfo@discoverybound.org

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We look forward to seeing you!

Campership Funding Finances should never stand in the way of right opportunities and spiritual growth. Adventure Unlimited has funds available to help youth attend summer camp, for those families in need. To find out more about A/U Campership funding: • Call 888.543.4849 • Email linda@adventureunlimited.org • Download a Campership application on our website at: www.adventureunlimited.org Payment plans are also available. Additional funding can also be explored through branch churches, DiscoveryBound Chapters and other Christian Science organizations. Adventure Unlimited’s Purpose To provide inspiring recreational, leadership, service, educational, and social activities for Christian Scientists and their friends, which nurture healing and a sense of community, in an atmosphere conducive to practical reliance on Christian Science.

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