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  

Snowbird Outfitters is a light in the Andrews community. The staff at Snowbird are known by all the highschool kids for their stand for Christ. Staff members are eagar to help any in capacity and always with a servants heart.

Snowbird has a very special place in my family's heart by being an inspiration to my two daughters!

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

My community, 29:11 youth organization

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

Don't change anything!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was first introduced to SWO 11 years ago, when I myself was in high school. God used this non-profit to explain His radical love for me through the person of Jesus Christ. I met folks who authentically loved Him and me. Over the years, I developed close friendships with many of the long term staff who continue to be a source of encouragement. For example, I now work for another non-profit in response to what i learned about Jesus at SWO. The staff is still faithful to write me letters of encouragement with prayers and Scripture. I wonder how aimless in this life I would be had they not been faithful to share the joy that only comes from Christ with me.

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

deep trust in Christ Jesus... this affects me everyday.

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

No change... keep treasuring and exalting Jesus

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Rating: 5 stars  

My son, Shawn Clark works at this camp, he is in charge of mission work for the community! All the staff wants more than anything else for everyone to know Our Lord as personal Saviour! Shawn has grown in his walk with Our Saviour so very much since working at Snowbird! They all love each person that comes to Snowbird, have fun with them and even stay in contact with them after they leave camp! My church, Theresa Baptist in Roxboro go to this camp with our youth! Some of the men in our church are going on a man's retreat to Snowbird in March of this year.

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I have been at Snowbird and watched the staff with the youth it is awesome to witness!

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

Make room for more people to be able to stay there.

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Rating: 4 stars  

My husband and I visited the camp and spoke with the director. They have a fabulous mission and are doing everything they can to accomplish that mission for the Lord's glory.

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

catching their vision and helping them make it happen

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

I would give them more money!

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Rating: 5 stars  

My children have both worked at Snowbird and the impact on their lives has been dramatic. We could not be more thankful for the godly counsel and direction they've received in their lives at such important stages of their lives. They are both young adults now and are still very much involved in Snowbird and will continue to be for years. My daughter even met her amazing husband there and was married there. The most important reason the camp has been such a success is because the leadership is incredible. The success of any organization starts with its leadership. God has place an incredible team together there - that cannot be overstated. My life is blessed because my children are strong in their faith and have grown closer to the Lord because of this ministry. My children are and will continue to be leaders and will impact the lives of others in positive ways - much because of the impact of Snowbird.

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

Our family - in dramatic ways. We are so thankful!

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

Donate more funds to the camp so that it can grow even bigger and impact even more lives.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Snowbird has affected the lives of thousands of students. Our church has supported them financially for many years. Their extreme outdoor sports are top notch. Their small groups sessions and large evening gatherings are very affective in touching the hearts and lives of students. I have seen this first hand by attending many events at Snowbird, and my daughter served as a counselor there many summers. Their staff/student ratio shows how much they care about investing the lives of young people.

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I have heard many testimonies from local students (that snowbird sholarshipped to attend camp) about how their lives were changed at camp. Many local students have an ongoing mentoring relationship with Snowbird staff.

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

make it bigger to reach more students

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am extremely impressed with SWO. The summer camp is life changing in the students and leaders who attend. Our youth group and I have attended the past 3 summer camps and will be returning this summer for SMO. This camp is full of high adventure activities that the students love and I'm sure is what brings in new groups. But the worship services and breakouts is what keeps students coming back. I was blessed and learned as much as our students did during breakout sessions. They tackle hard issues at a level that the students can relate to. The counselors become the students friends who they can talk to. There have been several counselors who have continued to be in touch and checked in with our students, just to see how they are doing. I can not praise SWO enough. They are bringing God into lives in a real way.

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I have seen how SWO has affected the youth that I have gone with there. They will talk about the things that they learned there months later. I've heard them quote something they heard at camp that meant something to them. I've seen my own children grow in their faith after going to SWO.

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

Do the rec. sign-ups differently. It's too chaotic and many youth don't get anything that they want to do. It's extremely hard for the more timid students to get in there to sign up also.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Snowbird Outfitters Inc. is a wonderful Christian camp where people of all ages go to learn more about Jesus Christ. There is sooooo much "heart" at the camp. The counselors are like one big happy family....and they make the campers feel right at home. While the focus is on enriching the individuals walk with the Lord, there are plenty of fun-filled activities for people to choose from. Snowbird has something for everyone! (Marriage retreats, youth groups, etc) The camp has grown every year since it began and my prayer is that it will continue to prosper. There is a great need for many things at Snowbird as donations are a big part of what keeps the camp operational! Please consider helping Snowbird-and may God bless!
Thank-you,
Bobbie Bryson

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

watching and listening to friends and family who have attended the camp. They always want to go back!

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

If I could, I would give them more money to buy or build things they need.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a Christian camp, SWO far exceeds one's expectations. With their focus on discipleship and personal growth, I have seen the huge impact of their ministries on a wide range of both kids and adults over the 10+ years that I have known them. No matter what the event or recreation, the focus always remains on discipleship in Christ. The staff is nothing short of amazing. Simply put, SWO staff has a wholehearted commitment to serving God with their entire lives, grounded in integrity and desiring to share that with whoever they meet. They stay relevant with what interests the students without ever compromising the Gospel. I have known a lot of kids that went to camp at SWO (including mine) and a lot of men and women that have been on work teams at SWO. Each one would attest that they had both a great time and that their relationship with God was impacted. Not necessarily in that order.

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

the life of my family and the life of our churches. Personal relationships with various staff and observing their commitment to serving Christ has allowed me to recognize better what Jesus meant when He said "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me." Matthew 16:24

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

help them find ways to expand their ministries so that can reach farther out into this lost world.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My son was among the first group of Campers that attended SWO(back before indoor showers). He still says SWO is the best Christian Camp he has ever attended. They have done more with less than any camp I have ever seen. They stretch a dollar til it screams and they stretch a youth into a fully devoted follower of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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

I have personally seen my family grow spiritually through their involvement at Snowbird camps and mission trips.

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

If I had to make changes to this organization I would double the size of their donor list.

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