ASCSA is a not for profit, all volunteer organization
whose purpose is to provide opportunities for active,
single Christian Scientists to meet each other and enjoy
fun-filled weeks/weekends of camaraderie, sports, and
entertainment. ASCSA programs are primarily designed
for those who enjoy vigorous athletic activities. ASCSA
events are open to all adult unmarried students
of Christian Science. No smoking, drinking,
or drugs will be allowed. Participants do not need to
be members of The Mother Church.
was founded in the Spring of 1996 by six single Christian
Scientists in Atlanta, Georgia. Those founders included
Lisa Dixon, Andy Scott, Craig Shelton, Linda Stone,
Frank Venning, and Merrilee Zellner. The first event
was coordinated with Cedars Camps, the Christian Science
camps in Missouri, and held at Cedars over Labor Day
weekend in 1996.
Since 1996, ASCSA has coordinated annual late summer
(all but one over Labor Day weekend). Summer event have been held at Cedars
Camps in Missouri, A/U in Colorado, Newfound/Owatonna Camps in Maine, Leelanau/Kohahna in Michigan.. In
addition, ASCSA has coordinated annual week-long ski
trips to Colorado and California. Trip locations include staying at
Winter Park, Frisco, Breckenridge. Steamboat and Lake Tahoe., Areas the group
has skied are Winter Park//Mary Jane, Berthod, Copper
Mountain, Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone, Loveland, Aspen, Steamboat, Heavenly, Durango-Purgatory, Wolf Creek
Single men and women from their teens through their
80's have attended
ASCSA events, with an attendance over 600 members over the years. On
average, there are 25 to 40 people on the ski trips
and 40 to 75 people at the summer and cruise events. Attendees
have been pleased to find a good balance between men
and women and across all age groups. Attendees have
come from almost every state in the U.S. including Alaska and several
Canadian provinces and far reaching as China and Italy. Initially, paper mailings and word
of mouth were the main modes of communication, but over
the years, ASCSA has moved almost exclusively
to e-mail and the web for communicating with singles across the
Today, ASCSA continues to plan and coordinate annual events with the help of dedicated, veteran attendees There is a volunteer Executive Board that help in supporting the host plan these activities
through the present time, ASCSA has remained a relatively
informal, not for profit group, relying on the volunteerism
of veteran attendees for planning and hosting of events.
The approach has been very successful and rewarding
for all involved. However, going forward, the group
is looking for ways to establish ASCSA for perpetuity.
Coordinator's are frequently asked about local chapters
of ASCSA. We have a New England Chapter. If anyone is
interested in being included in an email list for activities
of the New England Chapter they should contact Merrilee
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 401-369-0243.
Several trips have branched off including hiking trips
across the Grand Canyon and in the Smoky Mountains,Colorado's Estes Park,
New Years in NYC, The beachs of the cariibbean and skiing in other locations. The current resources
and structure of ASCSA are designed to support the
annual national events. However, the future is always
open to new possibilities! The web site will expand
and will list other activities put on by our ASCSA members.
If you would like to be on the mailing list or host an activity in your area
and would like your activity posted on the ASCSA web
site, just click on Contact Us and tell us of your interests.
See our current events.
See Picture of past events
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