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Snowbird Outfitters Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Camps, Children & Youth, Protestant, Religion, Sports, Youth Development - Religious Leadership

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

Programs: Summer youth campsnowbird outfitters offers ten weeks of summer camp where avery aspect of the camper experience is challenging and encouraging middle and high school students with the gospel of jesus christ. Each camp session runs monday through saturday and is packed full of high adventure recreation, gospel centered worship and teaching, bible teaching breakouts, and plenty of time to hang out together and consider their faithfulness in obedience to christ. You can do as little or as much recreation as you like, but since you only do this once a year, we remind you that you can always sleep when you get home. Total youth impacted for christ summer camp 2014: 3761

retreats and conferencesfor many student ministries the whole year resolves around summer camp and the affect that it makes on the group as a whole. Additionally, student pastors and leaders have a need for an outlet that will provide solidity and energy to what they are doing throughout the school year. Through a school year - year round camp of discipleship weekend, your students will be renewed and refreshed in their committment to jesus christ. We can build a program to fit whatever need you may have with the goal that you will dine. You know your students' spiritual needs. We want to use snowbird outfitters to get them there. Total adults and youth impacted for jesus christ through retreats and conferences: 3,003

outdoor leadershipoutdoor leadership is a semester long wilderness adventure discipleship program designed to foster a deeper relationship with jesus christ in the life of the students. Activities include hiking mountain passes, guiding class 4 rapids, everglade sea kayaking, rock climbing, and canoeing. Total students impacted for jesus christ through the outdoor leadership: 10

Community Stories

109 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My son attended Snowbird for the first time last summer (2010) and it was a hit! He had had a previous church-camp experience that was a disaster - emotionally and spiritually. The trip to Snowbird however, was just the opposite! He returned, totally "on fire" for the Lord, was committed to reading his bible every morning, got further involved with our youth group, has taken on many areas of service in the church, and several times has said things that convict me of my attitude and actions. My husband has also attended Snowbird for a Men's Retreat and raved about it for months...still does! Needless to say, I am feeling totally left out of the awesome experience that is Snowbird. After hearing Brody Holloway speak a couple of times, I understand why this camp is so successful...He is an awesome Man of God, with a passion for God's Word and the youth of today, and it's all presented in an atmosphere of fun and adventure!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Snowbird is a God place. It is one of the most amazing ministries I have ever had the blessing of encountering. The staff and volunteers at Snowbird truly have the heart and mind of Christ and are reaching out to the world exactly as Jesus did. Every time I have ever been to Snowbird, I have experienced God in a way that I never could have imagined. If you get the chance to take part in anything this camp/ministry has to offer, you will be blessed beyond all you can hope or imagine.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My 16 year old son, Alex was invited to attend Snowbird with a few of our neighbors. What a life changing experience this was for him! He had such an awesome time tubing, biking, hanging out with old and new friends. The impact the leaders provided to these kids lives was tremendous! My son grew spiritually that week. He was impowered by the play put on by the staff and discovered all sorts of new christian based songs. I would recomend this camp to all parents for their children. All around fun, safe, wholesome environment.
Thanks Snowbird Outfitters! We'll we back!!

Chance A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This camp really challenged me as a believer. I worked here as a counselor in 2009 and i joind their semester program known as O.L.D.(outdoor leadership and decipleship) school the following fall. there is very solid biblical teaching and great decipleship here. as a counselor it is your job to pour your every waking moment during the summer into encouraging teaching and fellowshiping with the students. i have never seen a camp that was so focused on decipling students and their counselors. this is not a ministry that is focused on emotional evangilism that has you feeling good at camp but once you reenter the real world that camp feeling leaves and you fall in the same ways you were in 2 weeks later. this camp is impacting lives and equiping students for a life of service to Christ.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My son worked there. From the stories he has told and after meeting his friends form camp I am very impressed. The campers always leave with memories that last and a renwed commitment to God. The camp attracts quality people and produces the same.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I saw a huge change in my daughter who worked, at Snowbird, as a camp counselor. She came home full of enthusiasm and willingness to serve others. It was a growing experience for her and her walk with God. She came away with more confidence in herself as a result of her involvement with Snowbird staffers and camp participants

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Snowbird is an amazing organization that changes the lives of those who attend it. I went with the youth group from a church in IL and it was an amazing experience. The staff is totally info their career and committed to changing lives.
There were campers from our church who went and it transformed their lives forever. The impact of Snowbird even caused some to enter full time ministry.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I visited this camp to see my sons who were both summer staff workers. After one day I was regretting that I didn't have the opportunity to go as a camper and spend an entire week. A whole lot of activities for the campers and some very solid times of worship. Highly recommended for youth groups.

Review from Guidestar

Robert E.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

SWO is the best Christian camp that I and my family have ever been associated with. My son and wife have been to the camp every year for the past 5 or 6 years. I can personally tell you that the people there are God centered, bible teaching christians who have a calling and they work very hard to spread the gospel to the kids who come there.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Snowbird Outfiters is the best christian adventure camp on the planet. i look foward to going there every year with my church. You meet so many new people and the Counsulars become your best friends. They also do a great job with bringing kids so much closer to christ. The food/on campus activities/off campus activities/music/poeple/skits are the best. Snowbird is the best camp i have ever been to. And i cant wait to go back!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

SWO does an incredible job of not only expressing the Gospel to teenagers in a way that they can understand, but SWO also lives an example of love and true relationship that speaks fathoms into lives of the teens and adults it serves.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters is one of the best camps I have seen. The counselors are well trained and work wonderfully with the campers who attend. These people give their all to the work there and it shows. So many lives have been touched by the people at Snowbird. I hope everyone can help them.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The sense of dedication I see from current and past staff is phenomenal. It is one of the few camps I know of where the staff returns year after year. I'm not sure what Brody does to inspire them, but there isn't enough money in the world to buy that kind of dedication.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Snowbird has literally been great to us students it has really helped us to grow in or faith and has taught us so much about God and showed us students so much love. Snowbird has and environment where you can buckle down and focus on God in a fun and loving environment they have given so much and they deserve to win this contest.

Beth D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It is a very great Camp I really loved it and the Volunteer's there and there are really good to talk to aobut things going on in your life I have meet some good people that I am able to still be freinds with

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

snowbird outfitter inc. really changed my life from the first time i went there. the staff is really nice and friendly and really have a wanting to do what they do. it amazes me how they could be in such a good mood every single day they wake up because i know they dont get much sleep and have to get up energized for the next day. snowbird is truely amazing.

Matt M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great camp with high emphasis on building real relationships with students in a God centered atmosphere. I would recommend Snowbird over any other camp that I have personally experienced. Students can expect to be challenged physically, emotionally, and most of all spiritually. A visit to Snowbird can change the heart and soul of any individual and one can expect to be challenged for the duration of life through one simple encounter with the power that God is demonstrating there.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful Camp! Intelligent and Spirit-filled leaders!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My son has attended Snowbird Outfitters Camp for the past two summers, and each time, he came on on fire for Christ. The Bible study and drama presentations made a lasting impact on his Christian walk, and it shows in his daily lifestyle. The recreation activities are second to none, and "right up his alley"! He is a high school senior now, but hopes to make one more trip to this amazing camp!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I worked at Snowbird for a little while keeping the books. It was a diffcult time in my life, I had just lost a job and was looking for work when Mr. Steve called to see if I would be interested in working at snowbird. So, without much thought about it I took the job. I loved hearing the Word every morning and getting to know each one that was there. I couldn't believe that God had opened up such a door for me, it was really what I needed to at the time. Well, I came to love each one there and formed lasting friendships with some. God is has truly worked and is still continuing to bless Snowbird. I am happy to say that the camp began to grow so much that they became in need of an accountant to take over the books. I will continue to pray and support Snowbird Outfitters in many years to come. I feel that this camp has changed so many lives and will continue to do so in the future.

Review from Guidestar