Investing in the Bridges to the Future: The Next Generation Campaign will have a lasting benefit for both participants and the larger Christian Science community.
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We have already completed the following projects:
A state-of-the-art ropes course was installed at the A/U Ranches, permitting multiple users to navigate the course simultaneously and experience varying levels of difficulty. This enhances the experience for participants in many programs at the A/U Ranches, including Youth Camp, Family Camp, Adult Mini-Camp and the 100 Elk Outdoor Center.
AdventureUnlimited.org and DiscoveryBound.org were redesigned for a more user-friendly experience and to better promote our different brands – Adventure Unlimited as an organization, the A/U-DB Foundation, the A/U Ranches and DiscoveryBound’s Outreach, Compass and National Leadership Council (NLC) programs. The A/U Ranches’ phone system was also upgraded for consistency across the organization.
To date Valerie Lodge had been the only lodge on property that was winterized. Transforming Wyly into a year-round facility was critically important, as we continue to expand our year-round programming.
Many bed frames and all the bunkhouse mattresses at both Sky Valley and Round-Up Ranches have been replaced. The completion of this project is an important step, as we promote programs that cater to youth and adults.
To meet safety compliance standards, the upstairs deck on Chuckwagon Lodge, our dining and meeting facility at Sky Valley Ranch, was completely removed and rebuilt. Chuckwagon is the oldest building on our property and was built in the late 1800s.
Three yurts and a bathroom/shower house were built to provide added housing and meeting space on property to accommodate some of our larger events.
NLC has doubled its participants, now facilitating two classes of 20 each year of this four-year servant leadership program. It is also cultivating interest in running the program abroad.
This one-year program for high school students provides opportunities to discuss current and relevant topics with their peers on a monthly basis and to explore Christian Science tools available to guide them through their high school years and beyond. The program kicked off with its first in-person group meeting in September 2015. Participant responses have been positive and a second group enjoyed a successful 2016-2017 year.
With $600,000 in principal funds, reaching this goal means that campers well into the future who don’t have the means to attend camp can receive financial aid, supported by the Campership Endowment Fund.
In this structure at the A/U Ranches, a kitchen and community area were added to the rooms to provide high-quality living space for previously seasonal management staff to work at the A/U Ranches throughout the year.
What Can You Do
Adventure Unlimited Foundation, serving DiscoveryBound and the A/U Ranches, is the fundraising arm of Adventure Unlimited, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Youth Camp at the A/U Ranches
Our experiences change lives. At the A/U Ranches you’ll find a Christian Science atmosphere with staff dedicated to helping you see the role God plays in your life. Each program and activity is designed to help you break through limitations, reach your goals, and see God in action.