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The SWO staff is a community of believers committed to equipping local churches through expositional teaching and Gospel-centered discipleship.
Through our summer and year-round staff, Snowbird is able to impact thousands of students, adults and families each year. From partnering with student pastors, leading student small groups, working recreation, serving meals, cleaning campus, and participating in worship services and camp activities, God uses all types of gifts and skills for His glory.
*The summer application opens in September and closes in January.
Each summer, Snowbird Outfitters hires approximately 100 adults, college-age and older, to help operate our summer program. These staff members work alongside church groups, lead student small groups, work recreation, serve meals, clean campus and participate in a variety of worship services and camp activities.
A Summer Staff member’s main responsibility throughout each week is to invest in the students to which they are “assigned.” Each week, SWO hosts dozens of churches from around the country. Each staff member will be assigned to a specific church group for the duration of their week, in an approximate 1:4 staff-to-student ratio. That staff member will pursue those students throughout each day, eating meals together, going to breakout sessions, hanging out during free time, and participating in small group time, with the driving force of a God-centered love and a passion to participate in Gospel-centered discipleship and evangelism.
Snowbird’s Summer Staff commitment is for 13 consecutive weeks. Staff will participate in two weeks of training, followed by 11 weeks of camp.
Summer Staff applications are available each winter. Ask about earning college internship credit when you apply!
Note: Must be at least one year out of high school and 18 years of age to apply.
SMO Missions Staff
Note: You will need to mark the applicable checkbox to request an evaluation for the SMO program. Contact Shawn Clark at email@example.com for more information about positions with Snowbird Missions & Outreach, the summer missions program at Snowbird.
*Servant Team applications close on February 1.
Servant Team is a volunteer discipleship program for high school students. Led by their respective male and female directors, Servant Team members work in various areas around campus each day, including but not limited to kitchen, maintenance, grounds, and housekeeping. Servant Team members also participate in all worship services and breakout sessions during the camp week, sit under biblical teaching with Snowbird’s director and their Servant team directors, and spend focused time in the study of scripture and personal growth.
What costs are associated with Servant Team?
There is no cost to come for servant team. SWO will provide your lodging and meals Monday evening through Saturday morning.
Who can apply for Servant team?
The program is for High School aged students. In our selection process, we are looking for students that are pursuing hard after Christ. One of our goals with Servant Team is to equip students to return the following year to serve on summer staff. Due to this goal, we lean toward older high school students. For younger students, do not hesitate to fill out the application, it is a great tool the Lord can use in your life. It’s a joy to hire students that we have received a previous year’s application, seeing how the Lord has matured you in the years time… that’s what we are after.
Should I apply if I have to miss a few weeks?
YES! We regularly accept students that have scheduling issues. We understand you have previous commitments that you can’t get out of. We normally have a few students that have school end late or start early. We do expect you to do what you can to be here for the full commitment of 11 weeks. Please inform us of your scheduling issues in your application.
What does a day as Servant Team look like?
Every day is different and the boys and girls have very different schedules. The boys start their day with personal study and then a short small group bible study. That flows right into breakfast, we do dishes and haul trash. Next is the main service which flows into breakout sessions. Next is lunch so more trash and dishes. Following lunch, we do various maintenance tasks around the campus. When we finish we the day’s tasks time is spent in personal study. Dinner is next so once again trash and dishes. Next, we go to the evening service. Following evening service, we meet for Bible study. It makes for some long days, but the Lord blesses our faithfulness abundantly.
The girls begin their day by prepping the metal building for breakfast and manning all the food stations during breakfast. After breakfast, we clean the building and head straight into the morning service. From the morning service, we head to breakouts and then back to prep and serve lunch. After lunch, we clean the metal building again before moving on to clean the bathrooms and coop. Once afternoon cleaning is complete the girls usually get an hour of downtime where they can go play on recreation or just relax before they spend time in personal study before dinner. Once dinner time hits it is another meal with prepping food and serving meals followed by cleaning the metal building again. Once cleaning is done it is back into another teaching session. As girls, we try to hit all the main services and breakouts throughout the summer as well as a few teaching sessions a week with just the servant team girls. We also try to meet one on one with each girl throughout the week for personal discipleship as well as meet as a large group once a week for small group discussion. The girls also work in the snack shack on Monday night and Saturday morning.
How many people get accepted for Servant Team?
The boys average 8-12 guys each summer. The girls average 12-15.
Where will we be staying?
The servant team boys stay together on campus. There will be 1 or 2 summer staff staying with you in your room too. The girls are divided among the summer staff girls rooms.
What about weekends?
When the week of camp is over, it is time to rest. This is a huge opportunity for servant team to build deeper relationships with the other staff. SWO does require a parental consent form to be signed indicating who you are allowed to ride with. You will find this in your application. On this note, we do not allow the Servant Team to drive. We have found over the years that this has aided in fostering relationships with the summer staff. The staff are aware of this rule and jump at the opportunity to hang out with the servant team. During the weekend there is no specific oversight over the Servant Team. Each weekend we will have a staff member dedicated to having access to Servant Team Medical Release Files for any emergency.
The Servant Team commitment is 11 consecutive weeks.
Note: Must be in high school to apply.
OLD School Staff
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We utilize semester proctors and trip leaders for each semester. Contact Glendon Bach at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about positions with The Outdoor Leadership & Discipleship School.
Year-round Staff Positions
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There are currently no year-round openings at Snowbird, other than included in the SWO Institute program.
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