SNOWBIRD OUTFITTERS INC

Rating: 4.93 stars   665 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Religion, Sports

Location: 75 Mae Johnson Way Andrews NC 28901 USA

Mission: To see students transformed by the saving work of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and through the centrality of this Gospel to disciple students in such a way that the power of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God will conform them to the image of Christ.
Results: Snowbird Outfitters, Inc. became an accredited member of Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) in April 2011. Snowbird Outfitters' programs have all seen an increase in booking through the years- Summer Camp, Fall and Spring Retreats, Ski Retreats, Marriage Retreats, Men's Retreats, the Outdoor Leadership and Discipleship School- summer and semester programs, and Snowbird Missions and Outreach- year round. The OLD School semester program received college accreditation through the Baptist College of Florida in 2009. In fall 2010, three OLD School semester students were the first students to utilize the program's college accreditation for credit hours. This fall, five of the 12 students are enrolled to take the semester for college credit.
Target demographics: Middle and high school students- youth groups, individuals, group homes, Christian school groups; adults- marriage retreats and men's retreat.
Geographic areas served: Generally the southeastern part of the U.S., but have had groups come from states well outside of the southeast
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 58-2273703
828-321-2210
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Rating: 5 stars  

SnowBird is a wonderful christian camp that is a safe place for kids to get away from the stress of life and grow closer to Jesus. At Snowbird there is a wonderful staff that is always willing to help and it is a wonderful experience. Snowbird has lots of fun activities that you can participate in, and there is never a dull moment at SnowBird!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have personally have been touched by the wonderful staff and have had so much fun everytime i have been. (I have been to the summer and winter retreat)

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase funding :)

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Rating: 5 stars  

Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters is a leader among youth summer camps. I attended as a youth member in the late 90's and all I can say about my experience at Snowbird is wow. It's really amazing what God is doing there. They are changing lives of young men and women like I have never seen. My life was changed after a week there and I have never been the same. The staff work very close to the campers providing a fun atmosphere that glorifies God.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being a camper and experiencing the best week of my life glorifying God and meeting others.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not do anything to change this organization. They seek God and everything that involves the camp is from God.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I was a youth parent when I first attended summer camp with our church's youth group. This was before Snowbird even had real bathhouses-porta pottiess work but ugg. Anyway, the Bible studies, the lessons for the students were wonderful. The skits either crack you up or tear you up depending on their motive. My own children loved it. Once we were stuck in St. Maarten in the Carribean because a volcano had errupted and no planes could fly, but all my children could think about was that they were suppose to be at Camp Snowbird and they were missing it! Awesome leadership, sincere teachers of the word, and crazy fun is what I think of for Snowbird.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

as a camp leader 3 different stays at Snowbird as well as to visit the marriage retreat with my husband in the fall

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make the beds a little more comfortable, have small group nature areas for the youth groups to individually meet in the evenings or mornings.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Snowbird is an amazing adventure of many sorts. Each staff member truly cares about impacting the lives of every individual. They are exceptionally passionate about reaching out to kids and enriching their lives. The devotion of the staff and the excitement and enjoyment of the camp's activities are, without a doubt, a life changing experience.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Every aspect within Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Keep doing what they do. It has changed so many lives and will continue to do so.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have known about and been associated with Snowbird for about 10 years. My son has been there as a student volunteer and as a staff member .
I have been on campus many times at services and after services during "small group" times and watched as lives were literally changed including students and leaders'.
This is a "1st class' organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Witnessing as staff members lead students and leaders to accept Christ and change their lives forever.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

See more organized leadership.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was able to partner with Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters in a ministry capacity last year to help make an eternal difference in the lives of junior high and high school students. I've never before partnered with a group of people who were more passionate about impacting students' lives than the staff at SWO.
Snowbird does a great job at providing high-impact outdoor recreation for students in a fun and crazy environment while simultaneously providing personal discipleship and spiritual guidance.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

SWO has given me opportunities to establish long-lasting, life-changing relationships with teenage girls, which have led to deep conversations of spiritual matters. These relationships have not only been life-changing for those teenage girls but for myself as well.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide more financial opportunities to expand the organization so it will have more opportunities to make an impact on more students. This includes additional lodging, bath houses, large meeting spaces and staff.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

My three kids had all been campers for years at SWO. Then two years ago I was a chaperon for our church Youth group and I was able to see first hand why my kids were so impressed with the whole SWO experience. The staff and counselors are genuinely interested in sharing the love of Christ with each camper, and they go to great lengths in expressing that love.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing love in action through the staff and counselors as they reached out to 400 plus campers.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I remember the first time I saw a SWO video, it was about 8 years ago. It was very loud and disjointed, jumping from activity to activity, and made no sense to me at the time because I had not been to SWO. I hope the more recent info videos use music that is played by the band at SWO, and is more informational in nature so that parents can better understand what goes on at SWO.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Rating: 5 stars  

Snowbird is an amazing camp that has impacted thousands of kids. They sacrifice so much to invest in the next generation. They make sure that each student is reached in one way or another.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing students changed and want a better life. And I was changed by being a part of this group.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have more staff to spread out the work, but they really have some of the best workers and they do an amazing job already.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Snowbird Outfitters is a light in the Andrews community. The staff at Snowbird are known by all the highschool kids for their stand for Christ. Staff members are eagar to help any in capacity and always with a servants heart.

Snowbird has a very special place in my family's heart by being an inspiration to my two daughters!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My community, 29:11 youth organization

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Don't change anything!

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Review from Guidestar
Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been to Snowbird several times for summer camp and once during Spring Break to help with missions projects. I can honestly say that I've never been to a camp like Snowbird before. The sermons, music, recreational activities, opportunities for fellowship, relatable staff, and awesome skits create an atmosphere that campers thoroughly enjoy and desire to partipate in. Any person, no matter where he is in his walk with Christ, can grow from Snowbird in some way. The recreational activities inspired me to step out of my comfort zone and trust Christ to help me complete tasks that I was truly afraid of, such as the Goliath Swing. I also remember we paired up with someone we didn't know and shared our testimonies with that person. I have gone to church my whole life, but I don't think I'd ever actually shared my life story with anyone like that before.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my walk with Christ. I have been to this camp several times for summer camp and once over Spring Break to help with missions projects around camp.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I honestly can't think of anything that I would change about this camp...I absolutely love it!

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