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Snowbird Missions Camp

2024 Summer Teaching Focus

The Authority of Christ – The Gospel According to Luke

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We provide outlets for students to serve through weeklong missions projects, but the project is secondary to our goal of pointing students to Jesus.

Whether painting a house, repairing a roof or building a handicap ramp, we teach students to grow in an unwavering understanding of the Gospel. We pursue this goal through solid biblical teaching and personal staff-student relationships both on and off the job site.

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Every aspect of Snowbird’s 10 summer weeks focuses on challenging and encouraging students with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Is this your first time joining Snowbird’s summer missions camp? We’re here to help make the transition simple and easy. Check out the FAQs below and call us at 828.321.2210 any time!

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Details You Need to Know

We suggest each group brings one skilled laborer, but this is not a requirement. The Snowbird Missions staff is ready and equipped to run the entire worksite.

SMO summer camp is designed to teach your students the importance of serving others through work projects and Bible study while building a biblical community within your group. While here, your students will not only develop skills in practically serving others, but they’ll also spend time learning how to study Scripture and living out their lives like Christ.

In one week of SMO summer camp, your group will work on a project for 3 afternoons. On Friday, your group will go whitewater rafting and participate in on-campus recreation.

The cost for one week of Summer Missions camp is per person and includes a materials fee for the work project. This price includes all 5 nights of lodging, 14 meals, 3 workdays, and 1 full day of recreation (rain or shine). One price covers ALL activities and meals your group will participate in from registration on Monday to departure on Saturday.

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.

Learn about our history and mission, or jump into our published resources and session recordings to get a sample of the teaching at SWO.

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 SWO24!

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

What does a week of Missions Camp at Snowbird look like?

A week at camp includes Gospel-drive local service projects, solid biblical teaching, Gospel-focused worship, high-adventure recreation, and small groups with your best friends.

What recreation do you provide?

The scheduled recreation during our summer Missions Camp includes whitewater rafting on Friday morning (Nantahala River). Then, later that afternoon, students and leaders in our Missions Camp program can join any of our on-campus recreation options, such as paintball, high-ropes elements, and the water slide! Click the link below to see a complete list of the high-adventure recreation we offer!

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 just a short walk from each cabin.

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.

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

Why Did We Start A Christian Summer Camp?

Learn more about our approach to Gospel-centered camp ministry:

About Snowbird Missions & Outreach

From the beginning, Snowbird’s founders desired to impact members in the local community. Missions projects were a part of every camper’s daily activities. Each morning campers would serve elderly women in the community through yard work, housekeeping and cleanup projects. In 2005, those missional opportunities further evolved into SMO (Snowbird Missions & Outreach), a fully operational summer missions program within Snowbird, directed by Shawn Clark.

SMO offers more than a mission camp experience. Committed to Gospel‐centered teaching and relational ministry, we focus on training students to serve in their communities as a platform to share the Gospel. The mission of our staff is to invest in students out of a genuine, Gospel‐driven passion for their salvation and discipleship.

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