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: 4 stars  

Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters excels at purposeful investment in the lives of young people. both their campers and their counselors. They create an environment of community and mutual respect. The property itself is beautiful and well-maintained, but the primary focus one feels when on campus is the commitment to their purpose of loving, training, and developing youth.

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

I have seen the results of this organization's investment in its counselors. I have had service opportunities involving youth with two of the counselors, one here in the USA and one when in Peru. Both of these young men exhibited an extreme commitment and respect, as well as a willingness to personal sacrifice.

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

Perhaps my pie in the sky wish (not just for this camp but for all youth camps) would be more healthy nutritious food choices for meals. (they do have an excellent salad bar) But, of course, it's camp---the kids expect the food to be camp food!! So I am not sure most kids would appreciate this change. ha ha!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Nestled in the Nantahala valley of NC, SWO is a camp designed to disciple youth into a deeper relation ship with Christ. The permanent staff have a deep and well-articulated faith that they share with carefully-selected summer staff of 150-200 college and upper high school students. The training at this level is intense. These students, in turn, while growing in their faith, talk, walk, play, pray, cry, and nurture 300-400 middle and high school campers each week for nine weeks. It is a life-changing experience for staff and campers each summer. (And a lot of fun!)

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

I've observed enormous spiritual growth in my teenagers because of Snowbird!

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

Upgrade their facilities.

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?

word of mouth

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Snowbird is a community of believers that help facilitate a place where you can grow in your faith, be challenged to be more than you are toaday, or take your first step on your journey of faith.

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

My life, my family and our church family

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

Really the only changes needed are because of their need to expand due to the challenges brought on by more and more people wanting to go to Snowbird for camp.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Anne Tully is a really good friend of mine! The way she talks about SnoBird and how the Lord has impacted her life in drastic ways through her experience, is so encouraging to me!

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

...the life of Anne Tully, a long-term SnoBird staff member who has greatly impacted my life, and I believe it is because of the way the Lord grew her heart during her experience with SnoBird.

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

i would not make any changes

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I had the incredible opportunity to attend camp at Snowbird and it was a lifechanging experience. The people are so real and so encouraging, so ready to do anything they can to minister to you and help you in whatever way God wants them to. It was a really fun weekend with so much to do and be involved in, i not only enjoyed myself but also learned a lot. I was definitely impacted by the godly and Christlike attitudes of the people who make Snowbird possible.

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The people of Snowbird have impacted my family in soo many ways and done so much to minister to us with selfless Christlike attitudes and it has impacted my life and the lives of my family members. Also my brother worked for Snowbird, and he has countless stories of kids whose lives have been changed because of their awesome experience there.

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

Try to get more people to go so they dont miss out.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Snowbird is a wonderful camp that has touch the lives of many people. They have a beautiful setting in the mountains of North Carolina and do beautiful work serving the Lord.

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

Seeing the impact this camp has had on my sister

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

not

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Rating: 5 stars  

This was an experience I was first hesitant about. It was a different environment that I wasn't used to, but when I finally decided to go I never thought that I would enjoy it as much as I did. Snowbird is an exciting adventure from start to finish. Between the fun activities like rafting, playing on their gym-like equipment, and the hilarious skits, there is never a dull moment. The critical thing that people need to know about SWO is that it's not just about the fun activities you get to do there, but the people and events that help strengthen your relationship with God, or if your not already a believer, can help you become one. The sermons every morning, the breakout sessions, and the evening talks with the counselors all give the campers a chance to grow in their faith whether a young believer or someone who has been faithful for a long time. The staff makes you feel very comfortable, making you feel that you can share anything with them and knowing that they are there to answer an questions you may have is a great feeling. I went into camp thinking I was a pretty strong believer, and would end up helping others more, but it turned out I learned more things to help me. It helped bring about issues I needed to deal with and the staff was right there to help alleviate the emotional stress, and clear my doubts. After going to the camp, I think that had I not went I would've missed out on a great opportunity to enjoy fellowship with my friends and have fun in the summer, but also learn so much about the wonderful God we serve. It was an awesome adventure, and I can't wait to do it again!

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

The changes it made in my life, and the help it brought to dealing with the issues in it.

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

I wouldn't change anything except find a way to extend my stay another week!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have went to SWO for two years it was absolutely amazing. You can have fun by learning God's word at the same time. You can experience opportunites to do stuff that you may never get to do otherwise. It is a great place to be. I would reccomend it to anyone that has a youth member or when I have my kids someday I would want them to go here or somewhere like here. Its for all ages and for all different kinds of camps go on. Camp is awesome! SWO ROCKS!

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

The results are all positive. We were able to share our experiences with people back home. We came closer to God and it was amazing!

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

Build more cabins so more people could attend at one time. Add on to the worship center so capacity could be larger.

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?

Churches in my community.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have had a great time at Snowbird. It is one of the coolest places on Earth. You get to learn about God and have an awsome time.

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

I have become closer to the world

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

I wouldn't change anything

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have never felt so moved in my entire life. I really felt like I belonged more than I ever have in my entire life. The atmosphere and the people helped my walk with Christ so much. I have gone six years in a row and wouldn't take a year back.

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

many spiritual ways.

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

do nothing. I feel it is perfect the way it is.

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