IRON ON IRON: Student Ministry Conference

Feed My Sheep

August 26-27, 2022

In one of the most sobering and encouraging passages in all of Scripture Jesus restores Peter into fellowship with himself by reminding him three times that if he loves him he will feed his sheep. This is so impactful on Peter that he shares it with the recipients of his letter in 1 Peter 5, when he tells pastors to “shepherd the flock” that is among them. This is a perfect summary of what being in ministry looks like. As those in student ministry, God is calling us to really feed and care for the students that he has placed under our responsibility. During this weekend it is our desire that you be fed with God’s Word, personally,  and equipped to go and provide this ministry to your students. 

FREE for Student Pastors & Spouses*

($65 general registration)

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*Student pastors and wives need to pay a $35 deposit to reserve your spot. This will be refunded upon arrival to the conference. Please contact our office with any questions.

“Wonderful as always. It’s always great to get away, hear solid teaching, and take a break from always teaching and just be a listener of God’s Word.”

Andrew Spires

Student Pastor, Lakewood Baptist

“It was a great chance to check out SWO for the first time and assess it for use in our student ministry. Also, the teaching was seriously top-notch. My brain and heart are full of what I learned and I am already implementing.”

Kate Powell

Greenbrier Community Church

“The overall experience at Snowbird was amazing. The way the staff partners and poured into my family and I was priceless.”

Caleb Batts

Student Pastor (Hampstead Baptist)

Iron on Iron Schedule

Schedule may change, check the Snowbird app for most current updates.


  • 5:00 pm – Arrival & Check-in
  • 6:30 pm – Dinner
  • 8:00 pm – Worship Service at North Campus
  • 9:45 pm – Recreation, Snack Shack, SWO Underground, Fire


  • 8:00 am – Breakfast
  • 9:00 am – Worship Service at North Campus
  • 12:00 pm – Lunch
  • 1:00 pm – Recreation
  • 2:00 pm – Breakouts
  • 5:15 pm – Dinner
  • 6:45 pm – Worship Service at North Campus
  • Departure

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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.

This Gospel-driven mission is what every one of our retreats is focused on.

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How do I register and prepare for arrival?

Click the button below to set up your Snowbird account and pay a small deposit (per person) to register your spot for the Iron on Iron conference. You can easily choose to register as an individual or group. If you’re coming as a group then we’ll make sure you’re housing is set up together.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out. Call us at 828.321.2210 or email us any time. We’re here to help!

What is the programming like at Snowbird?

This youth ministry conference will be packed with biblical preaching, worship, breakouts, recreation, and building relationships with other student pastors.

What recreation will be available?

The scheduled recreation at Iron on Iron includes any of our on-campus options like our climbing tower, aerial park, 3-man swing, and gun range. You’ll also have time to grab a quick hike or check out a local coffee shop.

What types of housing do you provide for our student ministry group?

We have over 14 cabins on our campus, divided by bedrooms for each group. They each provide twin-sized bunk beds, air conditioning, and heat. Our cleaning team takes great pride in keeping things clean but the buildings are simply functional. You’ll need to provide your own bedding, pillow and towels. The bathhouse is a short walk across the property.

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How do I add or drop additional spots to my group?

You can add additional spots to your group as long as the retreat is not full. The best way to find out is to open your Snowbird Account and see if there are any remainings spots open for the retreat. However, you’ll want to only register spots that you’re certain you’ll need. The deposit is non-refundable.

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