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DB Outreach: Experience Chicago - National Event for Teens & Adults

DB National Event: Experience Chicago



7th-12th GRADE Register Here | ADULTS Register Here
Teen & Adult Financial Aid Application

Calling all 7th thru 12th graders and adults! It’s National Event time - Come meet us in the middle in the windy city, Chicago!

Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to connect with peers and experience a fun filled Memorial day weekend exploring the pier, aquarium, food and art experiences, river cruise, and so much more! We hope you will join us for this adventurous, and uplifting, weekend in downtown Chicago!


  • Connect with other teens 
  • Experience all the fun and rides at Navy Pier 
  • Explore the Shedd Aquarium 
  • Partake in a variety of art and food adventures 
  • Evening River Cruise 
  • Inspiring Talk


  • Connect with other adults
  • Enjoy Chicago’s Guided Architecture River Cruise
  • View the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Explore Millennium Park 
  • Experience the Navy Pier 
  • Evening River Cruise 
  • Inspiring Talk 

*This trip includes a large amount of walking to and from various locations.

Metaphysical Theme

“Soul has infinite resources with which to bless mankind, and happiness would be more readily attained and would be more secure in our keeping, if sought in Soul.”

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 60:29–31


HI Chicago Hostel 

  • 24 East Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
  • We will have private bunk rooms for our group.
    Click here to check out our homebase for the weekend.
  • Towels, Linens and Pillow are provided.
  • Same gender rooms, with attached bathrooms for both teens and adults.
    • Four adults (same gender) per room - bottom bunks
    • Six to seven teens and one to two chaperones per room (same gender)

Event Arrival / Departure Time

Arrive: at HI Chicago Hostel

  • Friday, May 26, 2023
  • 5:30-7:00 PM @ Check-In at Hostel

Depart: HI Chicago Hostel

  • Monday, May 29, 2023
  • 9:00-9:30 AM Check out of Hostel

Travel Information

Make sure to fill out the travel form here to let us know your arrival and departure information.

If Flying:


  • Friday, May 26, 2023
  • 1:00 - 5:00 PM @ Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)


  • Monday, May 29, 2023
  • Any time after 12:30 PM

Participants are asked to arrive Friday, May 26, 2023 between 1:00 - 5:00 pm at the Chicago Midway International Airport. As a group we will take the Chicago L Train to the HI Chicago Hostel at approximately 6:00 PM. Friday night dinner will not be provided by DB, participants are asked to purchase dinner at the airport which has a variety of delicious restaurants. (Midway restaurant options) 

On Monday, May 29, 2023 we will be departing for the airport via the L train at 9:30 A and arriving at the airport by 10:30 AM. Please schedule departure flights to depart after 12:30 PM.

*Adult participants ONLY may choose to fly in/out of Chicago O'hare International Airport. Please note that you will be responsible for dinner and arriving at HI Chicago Hostel no later than 7:00 PM on arrival day Friday, May 26, 2023. (This option is open to teens traveling with adults) 


For private vehicles please see Event arrival and departure times. There are parking lots located around the Hostel.


Want to carpool with someone in the Chicago or St. Louis area? Reach out to Halley, so she can connect you with other individuals on the trip coming from your direction (not guaranteed). 


AmTrak Train:

Alton, IL option


Registration & Financial Aid 

Registration includes housing, activities around the city, and meals (Saturday breakfast - Monday breakfast).

7th thru 12th Grade:

  • Registration Fee: $360.00
  • Deposit: $160.00
  • Registration Financial Aid: up to $200.00
  • Travel Financial Aid: up to $300.00 
  • Cancelation Fee: $160.00 by April 7, 2023 (no refunds after April 7th)
  • Click here to apply for financial aid.


  • Registration Fee: $590.00
  • Deposit: $350.00
  • Registration Financial Aid: up to $240.00
  • Travel Financial Aid: up to $200.00 
  • Cancelation Fee: $270.00 by April 7, 2023 (no refund after April 7th) 
  • Click here to apply for financial aid.


  • Full Registration Fee to be paid by: May 22, 2023
  • Deadline to Register: May 15, 2023

Cancellation Policy

  • For both teen and adult participants, see above for cancellation fees. There will be no refunds after April 7th.Trip Itinerary Comming Soon! 

If you have questions, please call 720.599.7127 or email

Planner Name / Email / Phone Number

  • Halley Franklin 
  • 720.599.7127

5201 S Quebec St
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

This event is generously subsidized by the Asher Student Foundation.

Friday, May 26 - Monday, May 29