Big Sandy Summer Family Conference
August 1–5, 2022
Fellowship Around the Word of God.
Family Conferences are weeklong, life-changing family events. Rich fellowship, inspiring messages, and engaging children’s programs 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.
Monday, August 1, 2022
Friday, August 5, 2022
Lodging & Meals
2024 Family Conference Theme
Glory of God
We see God’s glory displayed in so many amazing ways! His glory declared in the heavens. Psalm 19:1 states: “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.” Observing God’s creation is one aspect of the marvelous display of His glory.
However, the greatest revelation of the glory of God is in the face of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ! How often do we stop and take time to behold God’s glory? In the challenges and busyness of daily life and work, all too easily we can lose our focus on the eternal.
Our desire is that we would shift our focus from ourselves and our circumstances to the glory and majesty of our Lord Jesus Christ. We become what we behold; what we focus on we conform our lives to. When we behold the Lord and His glory through spending time with Him and seeking Him in His Word, we are changed into His image by His Spirit.
Team Leader Opportunities
Where to Stay During the Conference
The International ALERT Academy, owned and operated by IBLP, offers numerous dorm rooms, cabins, and campsites on a first come, first served basis. All dorm rooms and cabins are furnished at the beginning of the week with linens and towels. To find out more information, please see the details below. Rooms can be reserved online or by calling 903-636-9201.
Dorm Rooms (starting at $75 per night)
Our Guest Lodges are two-story, dormitory style buildings. Each wing of four rooms shares a kitchenette with a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. The lodges have a living room and recreation/meeting room on each floor. Linens and towels are provided.
Private Rooms have access to their own bathroom, while Semi-Private rooms share bathroom accommodations with the adjoining room (ideal for larger families or for sharing with friends). Both room types hold a double bed, bunk, and single—sleeping 5. “Dormitory Style” Semi-Private Rooms hold four twin beds. Rooms sleep 4–5 people; maximum occupancy: 7.
Please note that there are no elevators in these buildings. If you are unable to use stairs, you’re welcome to request a room on the first floor.
Cabins (from $40 per night)
These cozy, air-conditioned cabins hold three (3) twin beds: one bunk and a single. You have access to the Pine Lodge for a common area, kitchenette (several refrigerators, microwave, coffee maker, sink) and bathrooms. Bedding, pillows, and towels are also provided for all cabins.
- From $20 per night – Primitive Campsite
- From $25 per night – Electric Campsite
- From $30 per night – Electric & Water Campsite
- From $40 per night – Full Hookup Campsite
- From $50 per night – Premium Paved Campsite
RV and Golf Cart Rentals
Area vendors offer RV and Golf Cart Rentals during the Family Conferences. Please contact them directly to arrange rentals.
International ALERT Academy
1 Academy Blvd.
Big Sandy, TX 75755
Available Conference Meal Options
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.
Cancellation: $50 non-refundable for meal cancellations received on or before Monday, July 18. (Meals are non-refundable after Monday, July 18.)
$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)
Please note: ALERT Cadet/Pre-EXCEL’s lunches are included in their program costs, except for Thursday lunch. On Thursday, ALERT Cadet and Pre-Excel students will be with their families for the morning. This meal can be purchased individually online.
Individual Meal Pricing
If you have other plans for food, and you just want to supplement with a couple of meals, feel free to purchase individually.
Ages 4–11: $4 per meal
Ages 12 and older: $6 per meal
Lunch & Dinner:
Ages 4–11: $6 per meal
Ages 12 and older: $8 per meal
This year, the Conference Registration Fee is waived for all first-time attendees and veterans who have attended ten or more Family Conferences. Need financial assistance? Fill out a Scholarship Request Form!
Families enrolled in ATI receive a $100 discount!*
$50 cancelation fee for all cancelations.
No refunds for cancelations made on or after Monday, August 1.
*Cannot be combined with other offers