An adventure for the whole family.

Meet like-minded families, enjoy exciting activities, and receive spiritual encouragement in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Whether you are seasoned campers or prefer the comforts of home, we have a spot just for you.

We welcome you, not only as our special guests, but as family. Join us October 7–13, 2023!


2023 Theme:
Mount Up

Our theme is focused on encouraging families to renew their strength by relying on the power of the Lord God—the One Who knows all things, is over all things, and works through all things. Even when our circumstances are overwhelming, we can MOUNT UP because Christ gives power to the faint, and to those who have no might, He increases strength. 

“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31


Renew relationships and create lasting memories.


Biblical encouragement in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


Meet like-minded families and create lasting friendships.

very blessed

“This was our first time to camp as a family. We were very blessed to have a Christian campground to come to where there are so many Christian families to meet. The experience as a whole was a blessing! I wanted to do all the activities, but of course could not do all in one week. It was very well organized and the workers were all so kind.” — Jodie


“Incredible time to bond with my family; great messages that bring practical value. Thank you for making this camp so much fun and entertaining.” — Inna

worth every penny

“It is worth every penny spent and every mile driven to bring your entire family to a place that they can safely fellowship with other believers, while being encouraged in our walk with the Lord! There’s fun activities to do as family while getting to know other sweet families! We all can’t wait to come back next year!” — Jonathan

best ever

“It’s the best week of the year! The sermons are so applicable to our daily lives.” — Jacob

family time

“We love the time we get to spend together as a family, whether it’s doing activities, or around the campfire at night. The messages from the speakers were so uplifting and encouraging!” — Joy

heaven on earth

“This year our family went through two major surgeries just weeks before camp and even though camp was an additional expense this place like heaven on earth was something we needed to forget the stress the worries and as a family to rejuvenate. It was great encouragement for us, and the messages were a great wake up call.” — Larisa

more than a vacation

“Family Camp was more than just a ceasing from work for a week – it was a spiritually edifying and encouraging experience that reminded us of why we do what we do. Our whole family benefited from spending time with others who love the Lord and seek to live a life that glorifies Him!” — Dawn

Like forever

“Only our second year coming but just feels like we’ve been all our lives!  So grateful.” — Dana

New friendships

“We met so many people! Our kids had the opportunity to develop new friendships with other kids their own age who also live their lives to glorify God!” — Jason

Safe Place

“We are so thankful for ALERT making family camp a safe place for us to come together for fellowship, and take our minds away from the everything the world may throw at us!” — Claire


“Such a wonderful experience!  The relaxed environment and beautiful facility allowed us time to spend together as a family.” — Leanna




S'More Family

Bring “S’More Families” for FREE!  New families will not only receive  complimentary registration, but you will also receive a 50% discount on yours!  LEARN MORE >

Community Night

Tuesday’s Community Night (starting at 5:00 PM) is FREE and open to the community.   LEARN MORE >

River Crossing Event

For fathers and sons, hosted by our ALERT men!

Volleyball Tournament

Friendship, competition, and intense fun.

Fishing Tournament

Enjoy a peaceful morning on Lake Loma!

Tumbleweed Festival

Fellowship, yard games, and a fantastic cowboy BBQ.

Moms' Tea

Enjoy fellowship with one another and encouragement in Christ!

Human Stratego

An comradarie building event for fathers and sons!

Bike Parade

Let's ride!

Young Adult Fellowship

Fellowship with current friends and connect with more! 

Family Camp 5K

Join us on our beautiful lake trails!

Trade Days

Buy and sell with other Family Campers!

Lake Day

Canoe races, games, sand castles... and hamburgers for dinner.

Sports Complex

The Family Camp Hangout. Coffee Shop, Games, Sports, WiFi, the works.

Ponderosa Press

Coffee and friends, the perfect blend.

Fireworks Show

Finishing a great week with a bang

an adventure for the whole family


Our CAMP SPEAKERS love God and love people. You won’t want to miss their inspiring, Christ-centered messages. Our past Family Camp messages are also available to purchase or stream through

Will Summers

Will Summers was assigned to 5th Special Forces Group as a member of ODA 595 (The Horse Soldiers). He was a Special Forces Communication Sergeant, and an Infantry Officer during his 25 years of service. ODA 595 was recognized for the most successful Unconventional Warfare mission in modern history. Their mission inspired the America’s Response Monument and the movie 12 STRONG. Will and his wife, of 26 years, Dawn, live on a small farm in East Texas with ten of their eleven children; their eldest son, with his family, are on active duty in the 82nd Airborne Division.

Rick Warner

Capt. Warner has been working alongside our ministry since 2014. With a heart for discipleship and a boldness that remains undaunted after 20 years in Mongolia as a missionary, Capt. Warner actively engages our community with the Gospel and encourages those around him into a deeper relationship with Christ—often using archery to illustrate concepts, or recalling profound life experiences from the past. If you catch him in a free moment, you’ll most likely find him scouting the lake in a canoe, spending time with his family, or in a meaningful conversation with a new friend.

Dr. Lew Sterrett

As a certified youth, marriage, and family counselor, Dr. Lew has a passion for biblical leadership development. Dr. Lew skillfully tames wild horses while illustrating our own spiritual stubbornness and our Master’s kindness to continue drawing us to Himself. Dr. Lew shares his “Sermons on the Mount” across the nation, encouraging and equipping others to surrender to the Master and become effective followers of Christ.

Jarrod Cox

Jarrod Cox has been in Christian ministry for over 15 years and pastoring for ten years. He is also an engineer, international lead auditor, and leadership development consultant. He is married to Christy, and they have four wonderful children together. He has his Masters in Divinity from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, where he earned the preachers award. Jarrod has a passion for developing pastors and teachers, counseling, and writing. He enjoys a variety of books and films when he is not playing strategy board games or traveling with the family.

Jesse Boulden

Col. Jesse Boulden has been with the ALERT Program since attending Basic Training Unit 40 in 2008. He is passionate about forging men for the kingdom of God and has served in a variety of roles, including Drill Instructor, Senior Drill Sergeant, Sergeant Major, Executive Officer, and currently Commanding Officer. He has been married to his wife Katy, an elementary school teacher, since 2020.



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"The overall feeling of love and joy you experience while [at Family Camp is] unexplainable. It is an investment that is worth the money and time that you need to see for yourself. Seeing familiar faces every year from all over helps you feel like you aren’t the only ones standing for truth. It’s inspiring." - Stephen

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Archery is another favorite activity at ALERT Family Camp! Bows and arrows can teach us much about staying on target, precision, and focus. Without Christ, we will fall short and miss the mark. Hone your skill and spiritual focus at this epic camp activity. All targets and equipment are provided; qualifying archers can participate in an archery shoot-off during Family Camp as well!

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Plane rides are back for Family Camp! 

Experience a thrilling takeoff and scenic adventure over the International ALERT Academy! Rides are approximately 15 minutes, and a paying adult must accompany children under 12 (legal guardians must sign waivers for anyone under 18).

See y'all soon for ALERT Family Camp, October 7-13 in Big Sandy, TX! Details at 

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We're only four short weeks out, folks! 

Our 48-foot rappelling tower and rock wall is a Family Camp favorite! Hope you can join us this year at ALERT Family Camp, Oct. 7-13! Details at! 

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Family. Renew relationships and create lasting memories. 

October 7-13, 2023

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