Your Impact

AFFIRMING GOD’S LAW SILENCES VIRUS CONCERN

A seasonal staff member’s prayer reveals the proof of God’s plan for her fear-free summer.
Read Maddy’s story


RECONNECTING WITH FAMILY, GOD AND NATURE

Family & Friends Getaway provides a much-needed, spiritually nourishing break for one professional.
Read Bernard’s story


OUTDOOR ED MODEL ACHIEVES ‘UNCONVENTIONAL LEARNING’

Program for a local school district provides education with social-emotional support.
Read 100 Elk’s story


NLC TEEN CREATES NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

After learning that a school of 500 students had zero books, Wyatt was determined to help.
Read Wyatt’s story


GRATITUDE FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH IN COMPASS

Gifts from donors make a powerful impact on participants like Noah. He was in the 2019-2020 Compass group as a high school sophomore and signed up again for the 2020-2021 group.
Read Noah’s Letter


GRATITUDE FOR FRIENDS & FAMILY GETAWAY

Emily Mulica, her husband and three children participated in the adjusted summer 2020 programming at the A/U Ranches, and shared this account with donors who made it possible.
Read Emily’s story


WHEN I GREW THE MOST IN CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

The author, Andrew Lambert-Cole, has been a staff member at the A/U Ranches over the past 10 years. He wrote this piece in 2020 in gratitude for the donors who made it possible to run camp during the pandemic and employ seasonal staff like him.
Read Andrew’s story


PRAYERFUL, PRACTICAL CARE BRINGS HEALING FOR MAVERICK

Care barn proves to be just the right place for Maverick to heal.
Read Maverick’s story

 


REPLACING LABELS WITH LEADERSHIP

Self-deprecation evolves into confidence and love through leadership opportunity.
Read Quinn’s story

 


FINDING HER PLACE IN A LOVING, SUPPORTIVE AND JUDGMENT-FREE ENVIRONMENT

NLC teen experiences true friendship, healing and a sense of belonging with her class.
Read Mia’s story

 


GRATITUDE FOR COMPASS COMMUNITY

DiscoveryBound program brings together teens exploring Christian Science.
Read Otto’s story

 


DECLARING THE TRUTH DURING HALF MARATHON

Teenage camper’s exclamation of the Truth transforms his experience from fear to joy.
Read Nico’s story

 


Constant Support

A teen receives immediate help from her DB National Leadership Council network.
Read Michaela’s story

 


Loved and Supported as a Teen and Adult

A 20s/30s adult who loved DiscoveryBound Outreach activities as a teen embraces a new DB community.
Read Amanda’s story

 


Chris

Prepared for Life

Away from the A/U Ranches for several years, a former camper returns as a staff member and reconnects with a sense of home and an understanding of Christian Science.
Read Chris’ story

 


Katie

Calm Replaces Fear While Caving

A CIT reaches out to her program head for support in overcoming a fear of small spaces – and is healed.
Read Katie’s story

 


Lauren

Healing in the Heights

Support from her classmates and class leaders help an NLC teen overcome panic during a steep climb.
Read Lauren’s story

 


Kaitlyn

From Questions to Clarity

Unsure about the truth of Christian Science, a teen navigating the Compass program emerges with a clear message: to be a healer.
Read Kaitlyn’s story

 


Claudia

Teen Discovers in Himself the Person He Wants to Be

A caring chapter worker and church member helps a young man see his worth – and it changes his life.
Read Alex’s story

 


Claudia

Finding Her Voice

A teen rises above a disadvantaged background and, supported by her National Leadership Council mentor, embraces confidence and a joyful future.
Read Claudia’s story

 


Lucas

Following and Rejoicing, Without Limitation

A teen feels God’s guidance at camp and takes it back home to a new school.
Read Lucas’ story

 


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Revealing the Servant Leader Within

Moving outside her comfort zone far from home, a teen discovers her innate leadership qualities – and healing – in a strong peer community.
Read Rachel’s story

 


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The Blessings of Choosing to Engage

A weekend event opens up opportunities for supportive peer connections and spiritual growth for one teen.
Read Mackenzie’s story

 


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Rise Up and Bike!

A teen camper overcomes her fears – and finds healing – on a mountain biking trail, through joy and love.
Read Leila’s story

 


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Standing Solidly in Truth

Step by step, a teen with an ankle injury discovers the spiritual freedom that comes from leaning on God.
Read Corrina’s story

 


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A Life-Changing Summer

In just four weeks at camp, a teen and his family find their lives transformed.
Read Joshua’s story

 


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Finding Joy

A young man is embraced in a community of love and lifted out of an injury-induced depression.
Read Noel’s story


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Love’s Everlasting Arms

Staff and campers witness, quickly and decisively, that no challenge is too great for God.

Read Astrid’s story


Jackson's Story

Conquering Fears

An eager young man in the Horsemanship program learns to let go of restricting fears and to harness the joy and confidence of Truth, Life and Love.

Read Jackson’s story


Key Way Chapter's Story

The Blessings of a Loving Community

A group of Ohio teens demonstrate how DiscoveryBound Outreach is more than just a fun time.

Read the Key Way Chapter’s story


Shane's Story

Unified Through Service and Prayer

The National Leadership Council builds a culture of servant leadership that stays with students long after graduation.

Read Shane’s story


Harvest Song - Brooke

Being a Healer in the World, But Not of the World

In serving, a teen discovers a spiritual foundation for global prayer.

Read Brooke’s story


Harvest Song - Samantha

Learning to Express, Not Impress

Fear and a sense of personal accomplishment give way to joy and freedom over a ski weekend.

Read Samantha’s story


Harvest Song - Grace

Recognizing God’s Control

Immediate prayer brings a quick healing when a camper is thrown from a horse.

Read Grace’s story


Lily Homepage Testimonial

Growing Closer to God

A student in the National Leadership Council learns flexibility, trust and the beauty of quiet prayer during her Adventure Trip.

Read Lily’s story


Michael Homepage Testimonial

Discovering a Sense of Belonging and Worth

Formerly bullied and friendless, a teen finds acceptance and love in Adventure Unlimited’s programs.

Read Michael’s story


Ben Homepage Testimonial

From Skiing to Biking, Love Triumphs

A teen finds a supportive group of friends, and healing, in two Adventure Unlimited programs.

Read Ben’s story


Wyatt Homepage Testimonial

Seeking… and Finding

A camper’s searching questions are brought home one evening in the presence of his prayerful counselor.

Read Wyatt’s story


Adventure Unlimited Foundation, serving DiscoveryBound and the A/U Ranches, is the fundraising arm of Adventure Unlimited, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.