swo stories

What I’ve Learned at SWO (And Why I’m Still Here)

January 6, 2017   •   By:

I’m thankful to serve in the ministry of Snowbird year-round since May of 2009. I came as a recent college graduate, single and ambitious, to work my last “free” summer … Continue reading


OLDS – From the Battens!

January 2, 2017   •   By:

Yes, all good things must come to an end (so they say.) It’s hard to believe that Fall Semester 2016 has already come and gone. This was mine and Curtis’ … Continue reading

Scholarship Story: Goshen Valley Ranch

November 25, 2016   •   By:

Goshen Valley Boys Ranch is a boys home in Georgia that is a part of Snowbird because of the SWO Scholarship program. If you’re still looking for reasons to donate to the … Continue reading


My 40 Hour Solo – Tess Sangree

November 10, 2016   •   By:

40 hours in the middle of the woods by yourself sounds initially frightening and intimidating. Each of us were encouraged to spend these moments in prayer, meditation by scripture memorization, … Continue reading


Meet the Battens

October 6, 2016   •   By:

We are so excited to introduce you to the newest members of the OLD School family! Curtis and Bailey Batten are our new OLD School Programming Managers. These two will … Continue reading


Proctor Spotlight – Hamilton

October 3, 2016   •   By:

Last but not least, we want to introduce to you one more proctor for the Fall 2016 Semester. Meet Hamilton. Main sections Hamilton will be leading: Backpacking, River Training, and … Continue reading


Proctor Spotlight – Erin

September 24, 2016   •   By:

Last week we introduced you to Glendon, one of our proctors for the OLD School Fall 2016 semester. Again,The role of a proctor is to build intentional relationships with students … Continue reading


Proctor Spotlight – Glendon

September 17, 2016   •   By:

We want to introduce to you our OLD School proctor team. The role of a proctor is to build intentional relationships with students in the field — for practically the … Continue reading

SWO16 Staff: Howie

August 23, 2016   •   By:

  We wanted to share this update email from Howie Simpkins, a summer staffer from this SWO16 camp season. I’ve been reflecting on my 12 weeks at Snowbird Summer Camp. … Continue reading

Just Like That…

August 16, 2016   •   By:

A staff blog from Bethany Clark of the SMO missions camp program at Snowbird, written on August 7: It’s kind of like the scene from Forest Gump when he just … Continue reading