September 27-29
Riverbend Retreat Center
Glen Rose, Texas

  • Enjoy a fun and relaxing weekend away from UTA

  • Spend time with friends and connect with new people

  • Stay in a beautiful retreat center on the Brazos River

  • Worship God and hear practical Bible messages

  • Bonfires with smores, great food, fun group mixers

  • Free time to play, study, talk, or nap

SIGNUP DEADLINE: Tuesday, September 24. Signup online, at Vertical, or at the BSM anytime! 

COST: $50 includes travel, housing, three meals & program.


  • Everyone meet at the BSM at 3pm Friday unless you indicated otherwise during registration.

  • DRIVERS: We will contact you IF we need you to drive. If you don’t hear from Gary, we don’t need you to drive. Want to bring your car anyway? That’s OK, but BSM won’t reimburse your fuel. PLEASE TELL GARY if you plan to drive but weren’t asked.

  • LEAVING LATE? You should be contacted personally on Thursday with details about your ride / passengers.


SCHEDULE: Meet at the BSM on Friday at 3pm and we will leave at 3:15pm. Need to come late? Let us know; there will be cars leaving later.  We will depart Riverbend around 8:30 on Sunday and arrive back in Arlington in time for church. 

WHAT TO BRING: We will have cabins with bunk beds. Bring bedding (pillow, blanket / and/or sleeping bag) towel, extra clothes, CLOTHES YOU DON’T MIND GETTING DIRTY DURING SATURDAY REC, etc.  Dress is casual. Bring a Bible and notebook.

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3pm – Meet at BSM
3:30 – Depart BSM
5pm – Arrive at Riverbend
7pm – Dinner
8pm – Friday Night Session 1
10pm – The Big Event!
11pm – Bonfire & Smores

8:15am – Breakfast
9am – Saturday Morning Pre-Session
10am – Saturday Morning Session
12:30pm – Lunch
1:30-3pm – Field Day
3pm – Free Time
5:30pm – Dinner
6:30pm – Saturday Night Session
8:30pm – Late night activity
9:30pm – Bonfire & snacks



8am – Outdoor Sunrise Service / Grab & Go” Breakfast
9am – Depart for home (Can leave sooner or later depending on church plans.)