a little bit about us...
Soberstock is a 3 day event in Odessa, Florida in March every year. Odessa is actually a small town located northwest of Tampa. It is slightly remote, yet still within a 15 minute drive to Tampa for your convenience.
There is currently a 14 member committee that is comprised of AA members that organizes this event. If you would like to help us, click here
This year's event will be held at Scout World - Camp Owen J. Brorein 16901 Boy Scout Rd. Odessa, FL Scout World is a "Tents Only" facility, with over 70 acres of beautiful shaded property .
We do NOT offer free admission to those who cannot afford to get in - we actually have to pay the Boy Scouts for every person that comes on to the property. And the food is paid for by the paying customers who purchased tickets.
Soberstock has speakers from A.A. during the weekend in Swed Hall, and we also have "open" meetings throughout the weekend.
Now for the twist... in addition to AA speakers, we also have live music from several bands on the west side of the camp. This area can hold 2000 people comfortably. The music will be all different styles from recovery-based music to classic rock, blues, metal, country, folk & more. If you are in a band, or know any AA bands that may be interested in performing at this event, click here .
SoberStock is open to all A.A.'s and their families/friends. However, in accordance with the 7th tradition, we do not accept outside contributions, so we ask that only AA members purchase tickets. You are welcome to bring children with you, however, we ask that you not bring them into the meetings unless you are able to keep them quiet as a courtesy to others. There is CATCH & RELEASE fishing (YOU WILL NEED A VALID FISHING LICENCE), soccer, volleyball, football and more, so there are plenty of things to do. We do not provide daycare. Sorry, NO PETS ALLOWED, NO RV's OR CAMPERS and no driving allowed on the campgrounds.
The campsites at SoberStock do NOT have electricity, so be sure to keep that in mind when coming to camp. YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO RUN EXTENTION CORDS OF ANY KIND FOR ANY REASON ON THE CAMPGROUNDS. Also, campfires cannot be simply started near your tents, however, you will be able to put your tents near the designated campfires. There are bathroom facilities for men & women and these facilities do have showers. Most of the campsite areas are relatively close to the bathroom facilities.
The food being served at Soberstock will be basic "Campground" style eats. Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, etc. Sandwiches only on Friday and "Continental Breakfast" (Fruits, muffins etc.) on Saturday and Sunday morning. Be sure to see our Event Schedule for more details.
Keep checking back - we usually have the new web site and all info updated by September for the upcoming SoberStock - If you want to get reminded about SoberStock, please be sure to contact us and let us know you would like to be on our mailing list.