Rock the Universe is an unforgettable weekend of faith and fun. Jan 26-28, 2024 join us for music from Christian Music’s brightest stars and thrilling rides at Universal Studios Florida. We'll also take part in a service project. Students, families, and siblings are all welcome to join us for some of the weekend or all of it! (Please keep in mind that all adults attending will need to have a background check.)


$175 includes 2 nights lodging, 3 meals, Rock the Universe ticket, gas.

  • $100 payment is due on Sunday, November 12.
  • The remaining $75 is due on Sunday, December 10.

Artists Playing on Saturday

  • Casting Crowns
  • Phil Wickham
  • Brandon Lake
  • CAIN
  • Andrew Ripp
  • Hulvey


The fast pass is an optional add on you can purchase directly from Universal. If students plan to watch a concert or two, they may only need the one time pass. Students should coordinate with their friends to see if others are purchasing the fast passes before purchasing one on their own.

  • $39.99- Unlimited times per ride
  • $29.99- One time per ride.
  • If you’d like to purchase one, please do so through Universal’s website.

Universal Entrance at night with Rock the Universe sign

Packing list

  • Bible, notebook, pen
  • Money for dinner and snacks at Universal (think $20+) and Sunday’s lunch.
  • Snacks for the weekend. *Universal allows visitors to carry water bottles (maximum 2 liters) and small snacks! Bring backpack for this.
  • Sleeping bag or sheets and a blanket
  • Pillow
  • Bath towel
  • Shower shoes
  • Toiletries
  • Clothes for serving, the event, and church on Sunday
  • Pajamas (it’s very cold in dorm rooms where we sleep)
  • Warm clothes for Saturday afternoon/ was COLD last year!!
  • Trash bag for wet towel and dirty clothes
  • Phone charger



5:30 p    Meet on Friday at 5:30p. Eat dinner before arriving. 
8:00p     Arrive at Forest Lake Academy, our lodging
9:00p     Evening Session: Worship, games, message
11:30p  Lights Out


8:00       Breakfast
9:00       Volunteer project with Serve Orlando
12:00     Lunch and free time
4:00       Rock the Universe


1:00a     Event ends and we’ll head back to Forest Lake
8:00a     Pack up, breakfast
9:30a     Worship service at St. Luke’s UMC in Orlando
11:00a  Lunch on the road
2:00p     Arrive back at church


Anyone who hasn't gone on a retreat this year needs to fill out a consent form.

Parental Consent Form