Spring Youth Retreats 2024

March 1-3, 2024

Our spring youth retreats are comprehensive and jam-packed with four main teaching sessions and small group meetings—spread throughout Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday morning. This is where your students will meet, digest expositional Bible teaching, and work through the day-to-day aspects of following Jesus. We’re confident that our retreats will help your students grow in their relationship with Jesus and equip them to go out and make disciples. Let us know if you have any questions about our spring retreats.

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.

$185 / person


2024 Teaching Focus

The Miracles and Signs of Jesus

When John the Baptist was in prison he sent his disciples to Jesus to ask him if he really was the Messiah. In response to this Jesus said, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them.” It is important that we remember that when Jesus came, he didn’t just preach the Gospel but he confirmed everything that he said with miraculous signs.

At this year’s Spring Retreat, we will look at the miracles of Jesus. We are going to examine what they tell us about the validity of his message and his sovereign control of the created order. Jesus is the creator and sustainer of the universe. His signs and miracles are powerful reminders that Jesus is who he said he was. Because of that, we can put our hope in him both now and for eternity.

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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

2024 Spring Retreat Schedule

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

Friday

  • 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

Saturday

  • 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

Sunday

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

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.

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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 group for a spring 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 Spring Youth Retreat look like?

These spring retreat weekends are built specifically for church youth groups, and include solid biblical teaching, Gospel-focused worship, high-adventure recreation, and small groups.

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.

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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 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.

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.

Can I bring my dog to Snowbird?

Due to the complexity of events at SWO, our campuses operate under a “no animals” policy. As a religious organization, SWO is not bound by public accommodation rules. If you have questions about this policy, please call us for clarification.

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