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  

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 ;)

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

My own life has radically changed from my encounters with God at Snowbird :)

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

Sell kids t-shirts!!! I have 4 of my own kids and we'd buy t-shirts for them every year if they were available!!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

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. (:

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

My life

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

nothing

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

Seeing my students grow and mature in their walk with Christ.

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

Change the payment method for deposits making it somehow more flexible to add and drop students.

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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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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 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.

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I was a camper for two summers and loved to one on one relationship my counselors had with me. I came back to be a couselor becasue it was great to build relationships with other campers. The full time staff are great and open themselves up to everyone to show what Christian community really looks like.

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

If I could change anything about Snowbird, I would what the fact that the staff want to get to know campers and want to share with them. So many times campers just don't open up. I feel that by stressing that staff members are available and want to talk with them is a good idea.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

I have grown personal through my time at SWO.

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

I would enlarge the influance of SWO.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

my growth with the Lord and seeing the growth in the youth who attended the camp

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

provide more utilities

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

So many ways, but the best way is that the leadership of this organization is by far the best I have ever seen.

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

I would have more animals on campus.

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