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  

Snowbird is such a great experience! In the few days i was there i became closer to God! All the different activities like the Three Man Swing and white water rafting was a test to my faith. I am terrifyd of heights and I didnt want to go up on the swing. This verse popped into my head: For I the Lord your God hold your right hand; I am the Lord, Who says to you, Fear not; I will help you! Isaiah 41: 13. It is silly to say that, but through Snowbird I was able to do something that the devil kept keeping me away from. The workers are all so nice, ifelt like i was part of a family sitting around the campfire our last night! I would recommend this to anyone! I cannot wait to be there this summer!

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

my walk with christ! I became so much closer to God in just three days. Its amazing because you are surrounded by people who desire a relationship with God rather than being back at home and them going through the motions.

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

i would not change it! Snowbird is amazing! God is doing great things through them

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

Through Southside Baptist Church

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

My son went to Snowbird solely for the fun of hanging out with his friends, and came back from there totally on-fire for God. He didn't expect to experience the spiritual growth that he did. His Snowbird experience has not only drawn him closer to God, but has allowed him to reach out and encourage others to do the same. He can hardly wait to go back again this year (we're signing him up tomorow!), and he has asked several friends to go, as well. He shows all of his friends his video of Snowbird and tells them they should start planning right away to join him there.

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

Witnessing my son's spiritual growth and excitement for God.

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

Open up more spots for more campers! In our church, the spots for Snowbird attendance are limited and many kids who would like to go don't get the chance to. I don't know if that's a function of our church or of Snowbird...but either way, it would be great to see more kids go to Snowbird.

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Rating: 5 stars  

snowbird was an amazing way for me to get closer to god. i became a true christian i believe there and i'm thankful i went. there were a whole lot of fun activities and i loved the worship :)

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

a church camp with southside baptist church of warner robins georgia

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

none :)

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Snowbird is the BEST camp I have ever been too. The Lord has done amazing things with those people and I have had a stronger relationship with God since I went there 2 summers ago. I know god will continue to bless SWO!!!!!

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

I don't know...

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

I can't think of anything to make that place any better.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Snowbird Outfitters is an awesome youth camp that provides love, fun and the opportunity to know our Lord and Savior. The camp has young adult counselors who can relate with teenagers and help them with their spiritual walk with Christ. The camp also provides good food, fun and activites that teens enjoy and gives them the opportunity to meet other teens their age and become good friends. I can't think of constructive feedback in regards to improvement. Snowbird Outfitters is an awesome camp, is great for the communit and for the youth of today. I have nothibg but praises to the Lord for providing Snowbird to our youth.

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

I personally experienced the results of this organization by sending my son to this camp. His experience was a blessed transformation which has made him accountable and turly loves the Lord. My son has become a counselor durng the summer camp and is studing menistery as his profession and his love for the Lord.

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

I can't think of changes other than have a larger meeting area to provide more room for the main session time.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I would like to recognize Snow Bird Wilderness Outfitters for its hospitality. I was familiar with the location and overall camp when I asked permission to have my wedding there. I had been to the camp since I was in high school. The staff members were absolutely the nicest most caring individuals. They were at the camp to help lead others to Christ in any way they could. I was not a member of Snow Bird WIlderness Outfitters so I was not sure if I would be able to have my wedding there but when I asked they wrote up a contract and gave me permission! I was so excited and the location was perfect. The staff members were very helpful from the beginning planning of my wedding to the very end. Several times before the wedding I would stop by just to look things over and get ideas for decoration and stuff and there was always somebody there to help me and show me around. This meant a lot to me since I would just stop by not knowing if they were busy or not. The day before our wedding while I was working on decorations some of the staff members planted fresh flowers and cleaned up around the grounds to help us out. I was so shocked because that was one less thing on our list to do. Out in the community when you run into staff members they are very polite and nice to everybody. They never meet strangers and they are working for our Lord.

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

I have attended a few of the community nights and I was touched every time the power of Christ through these staff members.

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

I would like to see more community nights for non-staff members. And possibly see these individuals in our school system volunteering so that the students know what is available.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been to camp there as a camper for three years, for two winter treats, and was in their OLD School program. SWO is all around AWESOME. OLD School really shaped me in so many ways. i am forever grateful. The whole staff put everything they have into their vision of what there purpose at SWO should be. Two thumbs up!!

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

SWO has really taught me how God will not take the backseat in my life. he demands obedience.

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

I wouldn't do anything ( not that i can think of). They are great at what they do.

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Rating: 5 stars  

SWO is an amazing place with amazing people (from what I've heard!). There is a neat group of people who work hard to impact the lives of youth. Everyone should go there (Including me!).

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

Meeting a few people that worked there.

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

Visit it one day!

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I used to work with a youth group in Florida and we took the kids to SWO several times. We liked it so much, we also schedule time for our 20 Somthings to go for a retreat. I love SWO because of the ones who run it and those who work there, their love for adventure and their passion for Jesus. SWO offers a great variety of outdoorsy extreme activities and has a great focus and challenge to all those who come onto the campus to examine their spirits, as well. The staff is not shaken when troubled kids show up, but go above and beyond to welcome and involved them. The surroundings are beautiful. The staff is fun. The call to higher spiritual standard and relationship with Jesus is amazing. Humor runs rampant. Kids love it. Adults get challenged. Great job, Big'n, Brody, and then rest of you...

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

I laughed a lot. I was challenged and reminded that my own faith is not something to be kept hidden and silent. I did crazy activities that pushed me outside my own fears. I breathed fresh air and made new friends.

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

I don't know if I would change it, but if I have to say something, I will say that more of these should exist in more locations so more people are able to experience it. SWO is good stuff.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have brought my students to snowbird as a youth leader with my church since the summer of 2002. It is hands down the best summer camp I have ever been to. The staff is so involved in investing in the students. The staff to camper ratio allows for your students to be poured into like nowhere else. The recreation that snowbird offers you won't find anywhere else. The teaching is solid and really pushes students go deeper in their pursuit of Christ. This camp is the best camp on earth.

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

The way it has impacted the students lives who I have taken to camp and the way it has changed my life. It has really challenged me to go deeper in my pursuit of the scriptures.

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

Do nothing

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