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2017 Pricing

Rolling registration prices: (Breakfast and lunch included in the price)

  • January = $199
  • February = $199
  • March = $219
  • April = $249
  • May = $269

A $100 deposit locks in your price

Optional Meal Plan (Dinner Tuesday - Friday): Additional $40

*This price covers the event itself. This price does not include travel fees if you are attending with a church group outside the Cincinnati area. Please contact your youth ministry for any additional fees.

Please email Jen at with any questions.

Medical Waivers

Download the Medical Release form

Please download the waiver and return to SOS with the instructions included. Every participant is required to complete a Medical Waiver Form.

Vineyard Cincinnati Church Students can drop off their waivers during weekend services at the front desk of the Student Union. Or you can mail it to:

Vineyard Cincinnati Church

Attn: SOS Medical Waiver

11340 Century Cr. East

Cincinnati, OH 45246

Or Fax to:

Attn: Jen Johnson


Cancellation/Refund Policy

Contact Jen Johnson at if you have any questions.


SOS starts on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 7:00pm. You can check-in between 3-6pm. There will be a mandatory leader meeting at 6:00pm.

All morning services will begin at 9:00am (Tuesday-Friday) with evening services starting at 6:30pm.


3-6pm — SOS Check-In

6-6:30pm — Leader Meeting

6:45pm — Doors Open to Auditorium

7-9pm — Opening Evening Service

9:30-10pm — Small Group Breakout (Students & Group Leaders)

                       VIP Greenroom (Youth Pastors/Main Leaders Only)


8-8:45am — Leader Meeting

9-9:45am — Morning Worship & Fun

10am-4pm — Outreach Time (Lunch Included)

4-6pm — Free Time and Dinner

6pm — Doors Open to Auditorium

6:30-8pm — Evening Service

8:30-9pm — Small Group Breakout (Students & Group Leaders)

                     VIP Greenroom (Youth Pastors/Main Leaders Only)

What To Bring

Packing List

  • Bible
  • Pen Paper/Notebook or Journal
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Long pants (in case you have a yard project)
  • Appropriate clothing for hot weather (that is also appropriate for a church event)
  • Work gloves
  • Tennis shoes (or other hard sole shoes)
  • Hat or cap
  • Camera Appropriate Bathing Suit (please plan to throw a tank top over a bikini)
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Deodorant!!!!!
  • Spending money (cd’s, books, food/snacks/drinks, t-shirts)
  • Any necessary prescribed, medication
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Pillow and Sleeping Bag (If staying in a host home)
  • Towels (If staying in a host home)

Where to Stay

Host Homes

We offer host homes to groups attending SOS from outside the Cincinnati area. Host homes are available on a first come first serve basis. Host homes can only be requested once your group has registered and paid for SOS. For host home questions, please email and include “Host Homes” in the subject line.

Email Host Homes


There are several area hotels that are in close proximity to Vineyard Cincinnati Church. For pricing and reservations please contact the hotel and make reservations directly with them.

View hotels located nearby

Nearby Restaurants

Map of Area

Meal Plans

Option 1: SOS Onsite Meal Plan

We are excited to partner again with Chick fil A, Skyline Chili and Jack’s Catering to provide the food for Summer of Service!

Meal Plan: Covers dinner Tuesday through Friday.

Cost: $40

This meal plan does not cater to dietary needs.

Option 2: Offsite Meal Plan

There are several fast food restaurant options within walking distance of Vineyard Cincinnati Church.

Option 3: Vineyard Cincinnati Cafe

While not designed to be your comprehensive meal for the week, you are free to fill up on the hearty snacks of your choosing. The Cafe is open during Free Time and Meal Time to purchase items.


What does the registration fee cover?

The registration fee covers admission to the event, conference materials, buses to and from the outreach locations, and lunch Tuesday-Friday.

What is the Meal Plan and how much does it cost?

The Meal Plan includes dinner Tuesday - Friday. The plan is an extra $40 and you can opt for this when prompted during the online registration process. We partner with Chick-Fil-A, Skyline Chili and Jack’s Catering. The dinner Meal Plan does not cater to dietary needs/restrictions.

What if I have a food allergy?

The lunch which is included in your registration fee will be sensitive to any dietary need or restriction. Please provide this information when prompted in the online registration. The dinner Meal Plan does not cater to dietary needs/restrictions.

Do I have to attend every day in order to participate?

We encourage participants to attend the whole week to gain the full experience SOS has to offer. However, we realize life is busy and not everyone can commit to the whole week. We ask that you first talk to your church youth pastor and then register accordingly. However, we do not provide a partial discount for partial participation.

Who can attend SOS?

All incoming 7th through 12th grade students are welcome to attend SOS. Seniors that have just graduated the same year as the event are asked to attend as volunteers or group leaders.

Is my student safe?

Yes. Your student’s safety is important to us. We go to great lengths to make sure all our environments are safe for the participants. Your student will be placed with a group and a group leader. This group travels together the entire week to all the outreaches. Each outreach is staffed with a trained adult as well as several other adult volunteers.

When is the registration deadline?

Please email Jen Johnson at

What is the cancellation policy?

Please email Jen Johnson for more information.