top of page

2023 packing list

  • Bible, Journal, Pen

  • Bedding/Sleeping Bag and Pillow

  • Toiletries

  • Bag for dirty laundry

  • Bath Towel

  • Comfortable clothes - think t-shirt and shorts (we will be outside some and summer is HOT!)

  • Comfortable shoes 

  • Main Sessions inside can get chilly - bring a sweatshirt if you get cold easily! 

  • Rain Jacket - check the weather! 

  • Sunscreen for outside time

  • Water Bottle

  • Phone/Charger

  • THEME NIGHT: (more details to come in a later email) 

  • Money (lunch after church on Sunday) 

  • Snacks will be provided but if there is a specific item you need, please feel free to bring it with you. 

  • Color camp accessories (students will be informed the week of the retreat of their color camp!)

  • Camp Games will be happening during the retreat, so bring clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, wet, and are cool (it is very hot during the summer). Bring shoes that are appropriate for these activities. 

2023 schedule

Friday, July 28

1:00-2:00PM: Registration

2:30PM: Opening Celebration – Theater

3:15PM: Game – Theater

3:45PM: Session 1 – Theater

5:00PM: Family Group – TC, JRL, Ballrooms

6:00PM: Family Group Dinner – Downstairs TC Food Court

7:00PM: Family Group Tour of Troy

8:00PM: Free Time

9:00PM: Theme Night – Ballrooms

11:30PM: Back to dorms

Saturday, July 29

6:00AM: Optional Sunrise Worship – Amphitheater

7:00AM: Breakfast – Downstairs TC

8:00AM: Session 2 – Theater

9:15AM: Gender Panels – Theater, JRL big classroom

10:00AM: Gender Specific Family Group – TC, JRL

10:30AM: Breakout Sessions and Ministry Fair – Ballrooms, JRL

12:30PM: Lunch – Downstairs TC Food Court

1:15PM: Getting ready for camp games

1:45PM: Camp Games on Band Field

3:30PM: Showers/Down time

4:30PM: Pictures on the quad

5:30PM: Dinner – Downstairs TC Food Court

6:15PM: Session 3 – Theater

7:45PM: Spiritual Walk Assessment – Theater

8:15PM: Walk the Line – Ballrooms

8:45PM: Family Group Time – TC, JRL

9:45PM: Free Time – Rec Center

11:30PM: Back to Dorms

Sunday, July 30

7:30AM: Student Check Out Begins for earliest church services – Dorms

8:00AM: Breakfast – Downstairs TC

9:00AM: Closing announcements – TC Theater

Depart for church

Optional Family group lunch after church 

Dismiss to go home

Information regarding registration and theme night will be emailed to registrants!

The Living Stones is a 3 day, 2 night retreat held on Troy University's campus. Students can expect to begin building a foundation for their walk with Christ during their time at Troy University. Throughout these couple days, students will attend large worship sessions with speakers from local churches and ministries as well as smaller topic-based sessions. Students will have the opportunity to spend time with their family groups, who will spur each other on in their walks with the Lord, dive deep into scripture, and build close-knit community! A main goal of the retreat is to plug students into community in the form of a local church, campus ministries, and friendships before classes even start. There will be a ministry fair where our partnered churches and campus ministries will be there for students to ask questions, get to know them, and grab info. This will be a weekend of growth, fun, and friends!


bottom of page