One Summer Staffer’s Experience

Here at SWO, we are in the first leg of our summer staff hiring process and have already received several applications and recommendation letters. We know you have a lot of questions about what it’s like to work on summer staff, so we want to make ourselves available. To kick off your Christmas break from classes, read this blog from Maiah Redelfs (2011 and 2012 summer staffer).


“When I first applied to work at Snowbird I was expecting to step into a dream. I wanted to have more fun than I’d ever had in my life. I wanted to be a part of a community I could love and rely on. I wanted to learn to guide whitewater and belay climbers. I wanted to perform for campers and be at liberty to act crazy and to be loud and proud about God. I wasn’t disappointed.

Snowbird is unreal. Not only the “pinch myself into reality” unreal, but the God kind, the “this is unbelievable”, the “fall down on my knees and weep”, the “I want everyone at home to experience this” type of unreal. I have never been surrounded by so many hearts that passionately burn for God’s glory like I have when I’m at SWO. The daily opportunity I have to share my faith and encourage teens towards the God who washed my sins away is a privilege unlike any other. I love to see kids’ eyes light up when The Lord reveals Himself to them. I cannot believe how blessed I am to be a part of it.

Snowbird is more than just a summer camp. It’s a spirit-filled environment that challenges youth to overcome complacency and submission to the flesh. Snowbird stands on the authority of Scripture and does not apologize for the Gospel. I love this camp because it seeks the furtherance of Christ’s kingdom.”

– Maiah Redelfs

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