2024 Fall Retreat Details

It’s going to be a great year! What’s better than starting off the year together in the beautiful Ozarks of Arkansas! This will be a week completely designed to give us the opportunity to connect with Jesus and connect with each other, as well as get us ready for the journey ahead. Details for our Fall Retreat are below:


On Sunday, August 4, all VCLA students and staff will meet at the Flower Mound Campus at 7:00am in the parking lot next to the pond. We’ll have the opportunity to load our luggage, attend the staff huddle, and go to the 9:30am service together.

Please wear your black flag VCLA shirt. You’ll have the opportunity to change into shorts before we depart, so please don’t wear shorts to the service. You may leave your car parked at the church, but we recommend having someone drop you off. We’ll return on Thursday, August 8 around 7pm.

This year we’re heading to the beautiful Shepherd of The Ozarks Camp in Harriet, Arkansas (sotocamp.com). Cell service is limited there, so please communicate to your family that you may not be available while on retreat. If they need something, they can reach out to the camp directly. All your meals are taken care of, but we do ask that you pack a lunch for our van trip to the camp. 

NOTE: If you have dietary needs, please email Fred at fred.mitchell@valleycreek.org by 7/21/2024

Please click through and complete all the steps below:

  1. SOTO Release Form – Click here to fill out the release form for Shepherd of the Ozarks.
    • Click the link, then “Here for an Event”
    • Go to “Valley Creek Leadership Academy – August 4-8”
    • Register as an “Adult”, then sign it digitally.
  2. VCC Release Form – If you don’t have an account, you’ll need to set one up
  3. Packing List – Print this out and double check you’ve packed all required items.
    • All medications are your responsibility – Please inform VCLA staff of all medications you’re planning on bringing prior to departure date