The world around us has tried (since the beginning of time) to define what manhood should look like—but they fall short every time. The Bible defines what real Biblical manhood is. The role of a “godly man” is among the highest callings you will ever receive. Never allow the culture to twist your perspective of God’s calling. 

Joshua: Courage & Conquest | Conference Teaching Focus

In the first chapter of Joshua, the Lord tells Joshua three times to “be strong and courageous”. This makes sense because Joshua had just taken over the leadership of God’s people and was embarking on a military conquest to seize the inheritance for God’s people. He surely needed the reminder. 

What about us today? God has called us to a similar conquest. But in our context it is not a military campaign against pagan nations, it is a spiritual battle for our souls and the souls whom the Lord has placed in our care. Even though our culture isn’t as “pagan”, openly worshiping false gods, it is just as blasphemous and hostile to the Gospel. And just as Joshua needed the reminder to be courageous, so do we. The same God who was with Joshua in his battle against his enemies is with us against ours.

$195 / person

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Fall 2023 Conference Details

September 15-17, 2023

God has ordained you to be a humble, bold leader among your family, friends, and church. It has nothing to do with your career, family history, or hobbies. We must view ourselves as more than conquerors through Christ, and fight to reflect the image of Christ in everything we do. At Be Strong, we will examine the Bible together to learn how God calls and equips us to lead, protect, serve, and shepherd those around us.

You and I must first submit to Christ as our Lord and King. He will fight for our holiness in and through us. We have all we need to grow in righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, and gentleness. The Holy Spirit and our brothers in Christ have equipped us.
Our men’s conferences are packed with expositional preaching and high-adventure recreation.

Fall 2023 Men’s Conference

September 15-17, 2023

Spring 2024 Men’s Conference

March 2024

Session Speakers

  • Brody Holloway
  • Spencer Davis
  • Zach Mabry
  • Rob Conti
  • Jon Rouleau
  • Shawn Clark

“I came away with new energy and a thirst to be the man my God created so long ago.”


“The teaching was incredible and the recreation was amazing. It was a much-needed weekend that helped me understand what biblical masculinity truly is.”


“The mountains, the hospitality, the worship, the teaching, the food, it was all leveraged for Him to speak clearly…life-changing. We’ll be back for more.”


Be Strong 2023 Fall Schedule

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


  • 5:00 pm – Arrival & Check-in
  • 6:00 pm – 1st Dinner
  • 6:45 pm – 2nd Dinner
  • 8:30 pm – Worship Service at North Campus
  • 10:00 pm – On-Campus Recreation, Snack Shack, SWO Underground, Fire


  • 8:00 am – 1st Breakfast
  • 8:45 am – 2nd Breakfast
  • 9:45 am – Worship Service at North Campus
  • 11:am – Breakout
  • 12:00 pm – 1st Lunch
  • 12:45 pm – 2nd Lunch
  • 1:15 – 6:00 pm – On-Campus Recreation
  • 2:30 pm – Breakout
  • 3:30 pm – Breakout
  • 4:30 pm – Breakout
  • 6:00 pm – Dinner
  • 8:30 pm – Worship Service at North Campus
  • 9:45 pm – Snack Shack, Fire, SWO Underground


  • 8:00 am – 1st Breakfast
  • 8:45 am – 2nd Breakfast
  • 9:45 am – Worship Service at North Campus
  • 10:30 am – 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 Be Strong. You can easily choose to register as an individual, family, or group. If you’re registering a group then we’ll help you get the other guys set up as well.

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

What recreation will be available?

The scheduled recreation at Be Strong includes any of our on-campus recreation options, like our climbing tower, aerial park, zip line, paintball course and gun range.

What types of housing do you provide for our group?

We have over 14 cabins, 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 bathouse 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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