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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828-321-2210
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Rating: 5 stars  

thanks to brody and others at snowbird i have grown alot in my walk with Christ. and some of the things i once feared have left me. there outlook is awesome. i love that they support misssions 110%. LOVE U GUYS LOTS. Eric Crisp

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

The holy spirt move in huge ways

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

do nothing its not my place

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Review from Guidestar
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: 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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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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Rating: 5 stars  

Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters is all about sharing the love of Jesus Christ with young people who need attention, understanding, love and a Savior. My daughter worked as a counselor there one summer and grew more spiritually and in compassion for others than she had in all of her previous years I believe. While ministering to others full-time, she gained a lifetime experience that set the stage for the remainder of her life.
Our entire family visited the camp and saw first hand the extreme challenges and offerings that are given to the campers. My son has just become a youth minister in Virginia and has as one of his goals to get his "city-grown" youth to experience the growing process at Snowbird - soon!
We praise the Lord that ordinary people like the creators of Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters have granted extraordinary experiences to so many children.

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

Seeing my daughter grow spiritually, professionally and in her confidence level. She has also stayed in contact with campers that she met that craved her attention and mentoring. It is by far the best experience my daughter has had!

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

I do not know of changes that I would make.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

my daughter

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I got know Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters through my daughter who volunteered there for 2 years. I have had the opportunity to visit many times. I was truly amazed by the dedication of the staff and their families in serving the youth that attend there and to serving our Lord and Savior. The camp opens their beautiful camp grounds for so many to enjoy. The recreational activities are very adventurous and offer new experiences to many people, including myself. I am not usually one for much adventure, but was talked into riding their three man swing (which is a large, very high swing). I loved every min! The staff also does a wonderful job pouring their all into the worship, teaching, and making their skits very unique and powerful. Snowbird has definitely left a positive impression in my life and I have been able to see it positively affect others as well. Also, recently, I experienced a challenging time of illness. The staff and families at Snowbird supported me through love, prayers and encouraging notes and calls. Their care for me and my family truly meant a lot.

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

Ministry through recreation, relationship, and teaching the Word. Also in the support of others.

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

I have no suggestions for them on this. I would like to make mention that I tried to post this review to be counted for a campaign, but the website would not allow me to.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Attended a service that Brody Holloway spoke at and was blown away by his unyielding delivery of the Gospel. He is a great speaker with a true heart for God and the movement of the Gospel into the world.

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

my life.

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

make no change.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our church's youth group got involed with SWO nearly 7 years ago, i think and it has changed many of their lives. I accuse my own sons of going to Mt. Sinai when they go to SWO because they come back with the radiance of the Lord. I think combining incredible sporting opportunities with intense Bible study and emphasis on personally knowing Christ is a genius idea. It is unique in drawing the male crowd which usually don't participate in typical "church camps." Keep up the wonderful work for the Kingdom, SWO.

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

My own son has worked there both as summer counselor and now as winter intern. He has a heart for missions, reaching the youth for Christ and serving the Lord and SWO promotes that totally.

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

Put running water in the cabins.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was a chaperone of my son's 8th grade class that went to Snowbird for several days. Wow. The hearts of the people there are tremendous. And they relate (deliberately) to the students in great fashion. I thought at first that maybe they wouldnt but they engaged with the students and made friendships and realtionships that revolved around Jesus in such unique ways.

Their skits and worship were over the top - really making you think and trust God. Watching 8th graders rasie their hands in worship brought tears to my eyes!

The fun parts were just as cool - rafting, jumping off a pole, swinging high in the air - I think I had more fun than some of the kids!

Great place!

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

8th grade trip. PLease submit for the contest too!!!!

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

If I had the ability to support them financially more - I would.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters has played a huge role in my life. I attended camp at SWO for 5 years starting in eigth grade. Those 5 weeks I spent at camp help transform me into the person I am today. There are two main things that I love about SWO, the activities and the people. There are so many oppertunities to do awesome activities while at camp. I always chose canoeing, puddle jumping, and white water wrafting. But there are many more activities to choose from such as tubing, wakeboarding, mountain biking, reppelling, and many more. And the second thing that I love about camp is the people. SWO is filled with full-time and summer staff who are crazy about the Lord and are so excited to lead teenagers closer to Him. It was because of these people that I grew so much closer to the Lord each summer I went to Snowbird. And whenever the week of camp would come to an end, I wished I could just stay and never leave.

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

All areas of my life. This camp pushed me closer to Christ and encouraged my relationship with Him. I started going there in 2005 and I have been there every summer since (when I was too old to be a camper, I'd go back and visit).

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

There really is nothing I would change about Snowbird.

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