retreat overview

The Oaks is a 3 day, 2 night retreat at Shocco Springs Baptist Conference Center in which students can expect to begin building a foundation for their time at Auburn. Throughout the weekend they will attend several worship and teaching sessions and topic based breakout sessions. They will have the opportunity to spend time with their family groups, diving into deep community with one another and with the Lord. Students will also get the chance to attend our Ministry Fair, which is set up for our partner churches and ministries to be available for the students to get to know them and ask questions.

2017 packing list:

– Casual, comfortable clothes (t-shirts and shorts are recommended- it will be hot!)
– Sweatshirt for night or for our main sessions- it can get chilly in there!
– Comfortable shoes- tennis shoes, chacos, etc.
– Bible, journal, pen
– Toiletries, shower items
– Towels
– Water Bottle
– Sunscreen, sunglasses, bug spray
– Backpack to carry your Bible, journal, water bottle, other belongings in
– Snacks- we will provide your meals and some snacks, but you may want to bring others for free time or if you get hungry at night!
– Phone, charger
– Rain jacket just in case!
– Pillow/blanket if you prefer to have your own, but they will be provided in your room at Shocco
– Eno- not required by any means, but you may want to bring it for free time!
– $3 IF you want to play Bazooka Ball- we will explain this free time activity more at the Oaks, but if you’re interested, bring some cash!

retreat schedule:

Day 1
(Friday, 7/28 or Sunday, 7/30)
3:00 – Registration opens
4:45 – Introductions and House Rules
5:00 – Dinner
6:30 – Session 1
8:00 – Family Group
9:00 – Free Time

Day 2
(Saturday, 7/29 or Monday, 7/31)
7:30 – Breakfast
8:30 – Session 2
10:00 – Family Groups
10:45 – Journal/Prayer Time
11:15 – Ministry Fair/Lunch Rotation
12:45 – Breakout Session 1
1:30 – Breakout Session 2
2:15 – Group Activities
2:45 – Free Time
6:00 – Dinner
7:30 – Session 3
9:00 – Family Groups
10:00 – Free Time

Day 3
(Sunday, 7/30 or Tuesday, 8/1)
7:30 – Breakfast
8:15 – Panel Talks
9:45 – Family Groups
10:30 – Session 4
12:00 – Goodbye!