Campus & Directions
Our 2250-acre campus in eastern Texas is truly a gift from God. We are located about two hours east of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and a short twenty minute drive from both Longview and Tyler. Our campus is utilized not only for the training of ALERT men, but also for STEP, a young woman’s camp for emergency preparedness, and Quest, a young man’s camp to encourage and facilitate the transition into manhood. In addition, we host two major annual events: a regional home school conference in April and Family Camp in October. The campus is also available to the public as a site for camps, retreats, meetings and activities for churches, government organizations and civic groups.
The features of our campus include the following: dormitories, 650-seat dining hall, classrooms, chapel, 340-seat auditorium, convention hall (7,000-seat capacity), airstrip, aircraft hangar, campground, lake, canoes, 400-meter track, rappelling/climbing tower, obstacle course, low ropes course, 3-court indoor gymnasium, 3 baseball diamonds, soccer field, 4 sand volleyball courts, 2 tennis courts, racquetball court, 2 weight rooms, wooded trails.
Click on the blue “Directions” button below to obtain turn-by-turn directions from Google Maps.
Take I-20 East for 68 miles to Exit 567 (East Texas Medical Center). Turn left (Northbound) onto Route 155. Go 11 miles; turn right (Eastbound) onto Route 80. Drive through the town of Big Sandy. From the only traffic light at the center of town, continue east for about 2 miles. Look for the white fence on your left, and enter through the main gate.
Take I-20 West for 67 miles to Exit 587. Turn right (Northbound) onto TX Hwy 42. Go 6 miles; turn left (Westbound) onto Route 80, and proceed for 14 miles. Look for the white fence on your right, and enter through the main gate.
Take I-30 West 54 miles to Exit 162A. Turn left (Southbound) onto Route 271. Go 33 miles; turn right onto TX Hwy 155. Go 11 miles; turn left (Eastbound) onto Route 80. Continue east for about 2 miles. Look for the white fence on your left, and enter through the main gate.
Distances from ALERT
- Austin, TX (248 miles)
- Dallas, TX (105 miles)
- Ft. Worth, TX (135 miles)
- Houston, TX (223 miles)
- Little Rock, AR (231 miles)
- New Orleans, LA (422 miles)
- Oklahoma City, OK (313 miles)
- San Antonio, TX (331 miles)
- Shreveport, LA (87 miles)
- Tyler, TX (23 miles)