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Main SEssion Speakers

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Brody Holloway

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Rob Conti

Spencer davis preaching

Spencer Davis

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Zach Mabry

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Jon Rouleau

Conference Schedule

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


  • 5:00 pm – Arrival & Check-in at Main Campus
  • 6:00 pm – Dinner
  • 8:00 pm – Worship Service at North Campus
  • 9:45 pm – Recreation, Snack Shack, SWO Underground, Fire


  • 8:00 am – Breakfast
  • 9:30 am – Worship Service at North Campus
  • 12:00 pm – Lunch
  • 1-5:30 pm – Recreation
  • 2:30 pm – Breakout
  • 3:30 pm – Breakout
  • 4:30 pm – Breakout
  • 6:00 pm – Supper
  • 8:00 pm – Worship Service at North Campus
  • 9:45 pm –Recreation, Snack Shack, SWO Underground, Fire


  • 7:45 am – Breakfast
  • 8:50 am – Worship Service at North Campus
  • Departure

Testimonials from Student Pastors

Expositional Preaching

“Wonderful as always. It’s always great to get away, hear solid teaching, and take a break from always teaching and just be a listener of God’s Word.”

Andrew Spires, Lakewood Baptist Church

Preview Snowbird for Your Students

“It was a great chance to check out SWO for the first time and assess it for use in our student ministry. Also, the teaching was seriously top-notch. My brain and heart are full of what I learned and I am already implementing it.”

Kate Powell, Greenbrier Community Church

Encouraging Fellowship

“The overall experience at Snowbird was amazing. The way the staff partners and poured into my family and I was priceless.”

Caleb Batts, Hampstead Baptist Church

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Why You Should Attend This Conference

As a youth minister, you’re in the trenches of a rewarding but challenging ministry — pursuing Gospel conversations with students, planning youth events, juggling church issues, and equipping parents. It can promote feelings of loneliness and isolation. Christ designed us for fellowship. As leaders, it is even more important that we lean on, encourage, and support one another. This student ministry conference brings together hundreds of youth ministry pastors and leaders for just that purpose.

The simple truth is that we love the local church, and we love youth ministry teams. The Church is God’s plan to fulfill the Great Commission. We want to do everything we can to support the daily discipleship work you’re doing.

Why Investing in Yourself is Essential

Your ability to make disciples flows from your walk with Jesus. You’ve got to get away from the hustle of everyday life and invest intentional time abiding with your Savior. Your leadership skills and extroverted personality will not carry your students’ faith. They need to watch you rest in Jesus, grow in your faith, and focus on the essential truths of Scripture in your daily life.

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 spot for the Iron on Iron conference. You can easily choose to register as an individual or group. If you’re coming as a group then we’ll make sure you’re housing is set up together.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out. Call us at (828)321-2210 or email us any time. We’re here to help!

What is the programming like at Snowbird?

The Iron on Iron youth ministry conference is packed with biblical preaching, worship, breakouts, recreation, and building relationships with other student pastors.

What recreation do you provide at Iron on Iron?

The scheduled recreation at Iron on Iron includes any of our on-campus options like our climbing tower, aerial park, 3-man swing, and gun range. You’ll also have time to grab a quick hike or check out a local coffee shop.

What types of housing do you provide for our youth pastor and ministry team?

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 simply 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 ministry team?

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

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