Event description

Family Conferences are weeklong, life-changing family events. Rich fellowship, inspiring messages, and hands-on workshops make Family Conference something to look forward to by anyone who has experienced one. Whether making new friendships with other families or rekindling relationships from previous years, the conference is an annual highlight for many.

The conferences are structured to foster spiritual growth as young and old alike are challenged to honor God’s Word in every area of their lives.


Student Sessions

  • Sessions for students aged 12 and up will focus on the importance of fully trusting the Lord for every area of your life. This includes your future, your work, your marriage, and your ministry.


  • At this program, girls aged 8-11 will enjoy exciting activities, crafts, Bible studies and learn practical life skills from their enthusiastic leaders who model the joy in knowing God and serving Him.

Music Opportunities

  • Present special music as a family or participate in orchestra and instrumental ensembles.


  • Young ladies aged 12–15 enjoy activities and sessions motivating them to seek the Lord first, to love Him with all their hearts, and to humbly serve others in their youth.

Children’s Institute

  • This program is for children aged 4–7 years old. Small and large group activities provide Godly instruction in ways that are both understandable and exciting to them.

ALERT Cadet Challenge

  • This all-day program is for young men aged 8–17. Participants experience challenging outdoor activities, spend time in God’s Word, and learn and practice new life skills.

Meal Plans

Delicious lunch & dinner meals are available for $8/adult (ages 12+) and $6/child (ages 4-11). A continental breakfast is available for $6/adult and $4/child. Meal Packages can be purchased at events.alertacademy.com. Packages start with Monday Dinner and conclude with Friday Dinner. To purchase meals individually, please call 903-636-9201.

Please note: ALERT Cadet/Pre-EXCEL’s lunches are included in their program costs, except for Thursday lunch. This meal can be purchased individually online.

$24.00 Simple Breakfast Adult (4 breakfasts)
$16.00 Simple Breakfast Child (4 breakfasts)
$32.00 Lunch Adult (4 lunches)
$24.00 Lunch Child (4 lunches)
$40.00 Dinner Adult (5 dinners)
$30.00 Dinner Child (5 dinners)

Check out our delicious Big Sandy Family Conference Menu! Gluten-free options are available for $2 more with prior reservation. The meal reservation deadline is Monday, July 13.

$50 non-refundable for meal cancellations received on or before Monday, July 13. (Meals are non-refundable after Monday, July 13.)


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Hotel Info

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