Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership (B.S.)

Residential Program

Get ready for a successful career in the field of Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership (COAL). In the Rawlings School of Divinity, we'll equip you with the Biblical foundation and professional skills you’ll need for planning, organizing, programming, and marketing Christian camping and outdoor adventure ministry programs.

With your B.S. in Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership degree, you’ll not only prepare for this effective evangelism and discipleship strategy, but you'll also discover how you could fit into one of the many career opportunities in the camp and outdoor adventure leadership profession.

Learn from a faculty that offers you years of experiential knowledge in the field:

Get Hands-On Experience In: 

  • Facilitating initiative games, team building activities, high ropes and low ropes courses, water sports activity training, individual and team sports skill development, and adventure activities
  • Fundraising and board development, facility and activity site planning, staff recruitment, staff management, and staff development
  • Marketing one of the BEST strategies available for the evangelism and discipleship of people of all ages 


Careers You Could Have:

  • Camp Executive Director
  • Camp Director                             
  • Camp Assistant Director
  • Camp Chief Operations Officer
  • Camp Chief Financial Officer
  • Camp Development Officer
  • Camp Program Director
  • Children's Camp Director
  • Christian Education Director
  • Wilderness Guide
  • Camp Entrepreneur / Founder
  • Director of Food Services
  • Para-church Leader
  • Camp Facilities and Grounds
  • Ministry Associate
  • Women's Camp Director
  • Camp Media / Marketing Ministry
  • Outdoor Ministry Founder
  • Camp Human Resources / Benefits
  • Camp Videographer
  • Camp Photographer

Academic Information

Degrees and Specializations (DCPs)


  • Christian Camp: Site Plan & Design: COAL 310
  • Managing the Christian Ministry Organization: COAL 370
  • Principles of Ministry Marketing: COAL 410
  • Camp & Outdoor Ministry: COAL 460