A Multi-Faceted Ministry

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Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters exists to proclaim The Gospel of Jesus Christ through the exposition of scripture and personal relationships in order to equip the church to impact this generation. SWO is a multi-faceted ministry, and we have a ton going on here, so we wanted to take some time to better explain what we do! SWO is best-known for our summer camp program, but we have several other programs that you can get involved in as well!


Snowbird Missions and Outreach is a branch of Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters that was created in 2005. SMO is a service program focused on relational ministry and intentional time in the Word. We provide outlets for students to serve through week-long missions projects, but the project is secondary to our goal of pointing students to Jesus. Whether painting a house, repairing a roof or building a handicap ramp, we teach students to grow in an unwavering understanding of the Gospel. We pursue this goal through solid biblical teaching and personal staff-student relationships. SMO runs alongside our ten weeks of summer camp, and offers year-round retreats such as spring break mission trips.


The Outdoor Leadership and Discipleship School is an outdoor wilderness semester program that was created in 2003. It is designed for college-age students who know Christ and desire to go deeper in their relationship with Him. Our mission is to point young adults toward Jesus, using the tool of wilderness training and the vehicle of relational discipleship. Through 13 weeks of wilderness immersion, OLD School students experience a variety of courses, including backpacking, multi-pitch rock climbing, caving, mountain biking, sea kayaking and more. Students will also earn certifications in Whitewater Rescue, Wilderness First Responder, and Leave No Trace, and have the opportunity to earn up to 15 college credits.




We also offer an array of Gospel-centered retreats and conferences during the year for both students and adults, ranging from Fall Retreats to WinterSWO. Carrying the same philosophy as our summer camp programs, Snowbird Conferences and Retreats challenge and refresh students and adults through the exposition of scripture and personal relationships, while providing premier high-adventure recreation. We want to offer more than just a “camp experience.” Presenting nearly a dozen intentional retreat and conference options, we want to see students changed, marriages healed, ministry leaders renewed and churches equipped to raise up generations eager to carry the Gospel to the ends of the earth.


For more information on all of our programs here, visit swoutfitters.com!

Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters