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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Camps, Children & Youth, Protestant, Religion, Sports, Youth Development - Religious Leadership

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

Programs: Summer youth campsnowbird outfitters offers ten weeks of summer camp where avery aspect of the camper experience is challenging and encouraging middle and high school students with the gospel of jesus christ. Each camp session runs monday through saturday and is packed full of high adventure recreation, gospel centered worship and teaching, bible teaching breakouts, and plenty of time to hang out together and consider their faithfulness in obedience to christ. You can do as little or as much recreation as you like, but since you only do this once a year, we remind you that you can always sleep when you get home. Total youth impacted for christ summer camp 2014: 3761

retreats and conferencesfor many student ministries the whole year resolves around summer camp and the affect that it makes on the group as a whole. Additionally, student pastors and leaders have a need for an outlet that will provide solidity and energy to what they are doing throughout the school year. Through a school year - year round camp of discipleship weekend, your students will be renewed and refreshed in their committment to jesus christ. We can build a program to fit whatever need you may have with the goal that you will dine. You know your students' spiritual needs. We want to use snowbird outfitters to get them there. Total adults and youth impacted for jesus christ through retreats and conferences: 3,003

outdoor leadershipoutdoor leadership is a semester long wilderness adventure discipleship program designed to foster a deeper relationship with jesus christ in the life of the students. Activities include hiking mountain passes, guiding class 4 rapids, everglade sea kayaking, rock climbing, and canoeing. Total students impacted for jesus christ through the outdoor leadership: 10

Community Stories

213 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Sarah2345678910

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been going to Snowbird since I was in youth (17 yrs old)...I am now a 31 year old youth pastors wife & youth leader :) There is no other camp like Snowbird. The staff are exceptional, they take the time to get to know our students and push them past their comfort zones and after the week is over still have an interest in their lives! It has become a sanctuary for our students who don't "fit" in like the rest of the kids and meets students right where they need it! I recommend Snowbird to every person inquiring about a place to go where God is made real, not only to students, but adult leaders as well :) Their t-shirts are pretty stinkin awesome too ;)

Alison T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Snowbird was AMAZING. God really spoke to me about the things I did and the way I was living my life. Deffinitly a life changing experience and I reccomend it for anyone who's up for a good time. (:

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have went to Snow Bird summer camp for several years. It is the only camp I consider bring my students to. It is the most impactful camp when it comes to spiritual break through and disciplship. The leaders there are pasionate and genuinly love our students.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Snowbird is definitely a doctrine centered ministry. Students leave after a week having learned so much about who Christ is and what it looks like to follow Him. They also leave having learned about what their own relationship with Christ looks like. All while keeping kids entertained with the high advnture recs.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SWO has truly impacted my life. I worked at SWO for several years and know quality of the people in leadership and the quality of the ministry that takes place at SWO.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a camp counselor for Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters the summer of 2008. I grew in my relationship with the Lord and I loved fellowshiping with other believers through worship. I enjoyed being around teenagers and being a mentor to them. SWO challenged me to grow spiritually to love others no matter what.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been apart of Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters for 5 years now. it is one of the best places I have ever been a part of. It has not only changed my life but many people involved in my every day life. It has started a ripple affect in my community like I have never seen before. It was at snowbird I choose my direction in life and the staff there helped me understand my purpose in life.
One thing I know that would make Snowbird a better place and camp, is if they had the money to pay staff members more. Also if it was possible to have more people in 1 summer then they have currently.

Review from Guidestar