Weekend Retreat for All Grades

InsideOut students at Vertical Reality camp

This isn't a typical weekend in the mountains.

MARCH 10–12, 2023

Although January marks the beginning of a new calendar year, it is only the halfway point of the school year. All the talk about resolutions and clean slates is nice, but the reality is that many high school students are feeling weighed down and stressed out by the things going on around them. Vertical Reality is our retreat for all grades (in March) that gives students a weekend to recharge mentally and reconnect spiritually so they're ready to take on the rest of the school year.

Where: Shocco Springs - 1314 Shocco Springs Rd, Talladega, AL 35160


Registration Opens: January 8

Early Bird Price: $310 through February 13

Regular Registration: $330 through March 5

Registration Closes: March 5

Waitlist Begins: $350 on March 13 

Student Registration


Need Financial Assistance?

We offer financial assistance to families who need help due to a financial hardship. After the team reviews your application, they will determine if your student qualifies for a reduced rate and the amount. Our funding is limited, so a reduced rate is not guaranteed. Apply Here!




Event Check-In: Friday, March 10, at Woodstock City Church

Event Pick-Up: Sunday, February 12 at Woodstock City Church

The logistics coordinator at your church will send an email prior to Vertical Reality with the specific check-in time and locations. If you have any questions, please email us at

How do I cancel my registration?

Cancellations must be sent in writing via email to your church's logistics coordinator and confirmed with a response email. For cancellations made before registration closes, a full refund will be given. Any cancellations sent after registration closes will not be eligible for a refund of any amount.

Where will students be staying?

Students will stay in camp lodging with members of their small group. The retreat is held at Shocco Springs - click the link here to view the retreat center. 

How will students get to the Vertical Reality location?

Charter buses.

What if my student has a food allergy?

Please indicate this in your student’s registration.

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