October 6-8, 2023 ( Fall Retreat #1 )

October 13-15, 2023 ( Fall Retreat #2)

Snowbird fall student retreats include 4 main teaching sessions and small group meetings—spread throughout Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday morning. This is where your students will meet together, digest expositional Bible teaching, and work through the day-to-day aspects of following Jesus.

We also like to play—really hard. Your students will also be assigned recreation times on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. There’s something about having fun together that builds relationships that last long after a trip to SWO, and we don’t want you to miss out on that.

Look for registration to open in early 2023. Click the button below to make sure you’re the first to know!

Of First Importance (2023)

It is important that we always keep, “the main thing, the main thing”. When it comes to Christianity that means that we must place the highest priority on the Gospel. After all, only the Gospel is the power of God for salvation. In addition to this, it is the Gospel that equips us to live our lives in this world in such a way that it gives glory to God. We have to remember that if we are in Christ, we have died to sin and are equipped to live for righteousness.

This year, we want you to take a break from the craziness of the world around us and remember the Gospel. We will take this opportunity not just to talk about how the Gospel is necessary for our salvation but every aspect of our lives.

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“It is a wonderful, amazing,… spirit-filled, mind-changing, life-altering week of camp that continues to change my students’ lives.”

Jack Caldwell

Student Pastor, Richmond Hill UMC

“Not only do they invest in my students, but there is a great concern and care devoted to me as a pastor. I am so grateful for you guys.”

Lee Wilder

Student Pastor, South Fork Baptist

“The staff working with us adapted to my students really well, changing how they ran share groups throughout the week to be able to make their interactions with my students more engaging.”

Matthew Acree

Student Pastor, Providence Baptist

Fall Retreat Schedule

Schedule is tentative. Check the Snowbird app for most current updates.


  • 5:00 pm – Arrival & Check-in
  • 6:00 pm – Dinner
  • 6:45 pm – On-Campus Recreation
  • 9:15 pm – Worship Service at North Campus
  • 10:30 pm – Share Groups
  • 11:00 pm – Snack Shack, SWO Underground, Fire


  • 8:30 am – Breakfast
  • 9:45 am – Worship Service at North Campus
  • 12:00 pm – Lunch
  • 1:00 pm – On-Campus Recreation
  • 6:00 pm – Dinner
  • 8:00 pm – Worship Service at North Campus
  • 9:30 pm – Share Groups
  • 10:00 pm – Snack Shack, SWO Underground, Fire


  • 7:45 am – Breakfast
  • 9:00 am – Worship Service at North Campus
  • 10:00 am – Share Groups
  • Departure

Registration Agreement

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Get the FAQs

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.

Click here to learn more about our history and mission.

Or, jump into our published resources and session recordings to get a sample of the teaching at SWO.

View the complete Snowbird FAQs

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 group for a fall youth retreat.

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

What does a Snowbird Fall Youth Retreat look like?

These fall retreat weekends include solid biblical teaching, Gospel-focused worship, high-adventure recreation, and small groups with your best friends.

What recreation do you provide?

The scheduled recreation includes any of our on-campus recreation options: like our climbing tower, aerial park, zip line, 3-man swing, archery tag, basketball court, and paintball course.

What types of housing do you provide?

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 primarily functional.

You’ll need to provide your own bedding, pillow and towels. One of our 4 bathhouses is always a short walk from each cabin.

View the Snowbird map here.

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 any remaining spots are open for the retreat. However, you only want to register spots that you’re sure you’ll need. The deposit is non-refundable.

Check our Registration Guide for details on how to invite specific students to your group via email.