Young Men’s Journey

July 1–8 | Big Sandy, TX

Journey to the Heart is a weeklong retreat that provides an opportunity for young people to get away from the busy things of life, seek the Lord while enjoying the beauty of his creation, and experience the reality of who He is.

  • Date: July 1–8, 2024
  • Cost:  $525*
  • Age: Single guys from 13 to 30 years old.
  • Location: International ALERT Academy
    1 Academy Blvd
    Big Sandy, TX 75755 United States


Big Sandy, TX IBLP Campus

1 Academy Blvd Big Sandy, TX 75755 United States


Towering pine trees, a pristine lake and 2000+ acres of beautiful East Texas country provide the setting where our Big Sandy, TX Journeys are held. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the main part of the campus the house where Journey attendees stay at during the Journey is situated right by beautiful Lake Loma.The dining room windows of this spacious house provide stunning views of the property and lake.The Big Sandy Campus provides an  ideal place for people young and old alike to get away from the busyness of life to spend time seeking the face of Jesus and getting to know Him intimately.








Traveling Details

Flights can be booked to fly into:

• Tyler (45m from campus)
• Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) (2h 30m from campus)
• Dallas Love Field (DAL) (2h from campus)
(Please book your flight arrival based on the pick-up and drop-off times listed below.)



Arrival Day:

If driving: please arrive before 4:00pm.
Address: 1 Academy Blvd.
Big Sandy, TX 75755
If flying: please book your flight to arrive no later than 2:00pm.

Pick up times
• Tyler:  11:00am and 3:00pm
• Dallas Love Field (DAL): 3:00pm
• Dallas Fort Worth (DFW): 3:30pm

Departure Day:

If driving: participants are free to leave any time before 2:00PM.
If flying: please book your departure flight for any time after 11:00am.

Drop off times:
Tyler: 9:00am and 2:00pm
• Dallas Love Field (DAL): 8:30am
• Dallas Fort Worth (DFW): 9:15am

Housing, Meals & Packing Details


All meals are provided, including dinner the Monday participants arrive and breakfast the Monday they depart.


On-site Journey housing is provided.

Also Provided

• Snacks
• Towels and washcloths
• Pillow and Bedding

Packing Suggestions for Guys

• Neat, casual clothing for your time on the Journey. Jeans are acceptable.
• Comfortable shoes and athletic apparel for sports and other outdoor activities.
• Cash (in case you want to purchase anything at the Journey Book Table)
• Bible
• Journal/Notebook and Pen
• Watch
• Water Bottle
• Camera


“When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.”

Psalm 27:8