2021 packing list

  • Comfortable clothes, think T-shirts and shorts (summer is HOT)  

  • Outfit for our theme night (Rock Rock Rockin' Out With the Living Stones Retreat)! You can dress like a rockstar, a version of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, or a literal rock! Outfits should be appropriate for the event.  Go as all-out as you like, we are excited to see what you guys come up with!

  • Money for lunch on day two

  • Sessions can be chilly - bring a sweatshirt!

  • Comfortable shoes

  • Bible, journal, pen

  • Toiletries (including shower items) 

  • Towels

  • Water bottle

  • Sunscreen

  • Phone, charger

  • Rain jacket (Check the weather!)

  • Any extra snacks you might want!

2021 schedule

Thursday, July 22

2:00-4:30pm-Student Registration

4:30pm-Opening Celebration

5:00pm-Family Group Dinners

6:15pm-Session 1

8:00pm-Family Group Discussions

9:30pm-Hang out/Games at FBC

11:00pm-Everyone back to hotels!


Friday, July 23

6:30-8:50am-Student Quiet Time/Showers/Breakfast at hotel

8:50am-Be ready to leave for FBC

9:15am-Session 2

11:00am-Spiritual Walk Survey

11:30am-Tour of Troy lunch

1:00pm-Session 3

1:45pm-Camp Rally

2:00pm-Tribe Games



6:15pm-Session 4

8:00pm-Walk the Line

8:45pm-Family Group Time

9:30pm-Rock Rock Rockin' Out with TLSR

11:30pm-Everyone back to hotels!


Saturday, July 24

6:00am-Optional Sunrise Worship

6:15-7:45am-Pack Up/Quiet Time/Showers

8:50am-Be ready to leave for FBC

9:15am-Ministry Fair/Breakout Sessions


12:45pm-Family Group Pictures

1:30pm-Send Off

2:00pm-Student Check-Out

The Living Stones is a 3 day, 2 night retreat housed at local churches in Troy, Alabama. 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!


we are working to finalize the 2022 retreat schedule. for now, please visit our faq page for updated information regarding this year's retreat.