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Adoption is one of the most powerful pictures of the Gospel! We were once subject to sin and alienated from God, but now we have been redeemed and are members of God’s eternal household. Our goal in this retreat is to look at our adoption into God’s family and how this impacts our identity and the way we live our lives. In doing so, we will better understand the beauty of Christ’s saving power, urging us to worship and serve our Heavenly Father more fully. Whether you choose to ski or to focus on our on-campus activities, please join us as we challenge students with the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

The Details

Watch Video Planning a winter or ski retreat can be overwhelming. Planning food, lodging, and a worship band leaves little room to build relationships. We drop the logistical hassle by partnering with student pastors to reach their goals. Whether you choose to ski or enjoy our ropes course on-campus, your students will build relationships that point to Christ. We will plan everything for you, so you can enjoy the weekend. Our staff are passionate about leading fantastic recreation experiences and enable Gospel-driven discipleship. Small group leaders will partner with your church on a 1:4 staff to student ratio, ensuring plenty of time to process the teaching they sit under.

Winter SWO Conferences

Winter SWO conferences include teaching, worship, meals, lodging, recreation, and small groups. For students groups who are not skiing, we have a top-notch ropes course available, with cable swings, zip-line, and four-sided climbing tower. Snowbird also houses a paintball course, archery tag, and gun range. You can learn more and view photos on the Snowbird recreation page.

Ski Retreats (optional addition)

We typically ski during afternoon and evening at Cataloochee Ski Area. Ski retreats include accommodations, worship and teaching sessions, on-campus recreation, lift ticket and ski rentals. In the past, several churches have preferred one night of skiing combined with one full afternoon of on-campus recreation. FAQs Download Graphics *Ski/Snowboard lessons are available at Cataloochee for an extra charge. $149 — 2-night (no ski) $199 — 2-night (ski) $209 — 3-night (no ski) $259 — 3-night (ski) 2-night Winter Ski Schedule 2-night Winter Non-ski Schedule 3-night Winter Ski Schedule 3-night Winter Non-ski Schedule


December – February