B.S. in Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership (COAL Degree)

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Residential Program

The B.S. in Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership strategically prepares you with the Biblical foundation and professional skills you’ll need for planning, organizing, programming, and marketing Christian camping and outdoor adventure ministry programs. You will not only prepare for this effective evangelism and discipleship strategy, but you will discover how you could fit into one of the many career opportunities in the camp and outdoor adventure leadership profession.

Meet COAL director, Keith Oglesby

Careers You Could Have

  • Camp Executive Director
  • Camp Chief Financial Officer
  • Wilderness Guide
  • Camp Media / Marketing Ministry
  • Camp Human Resources / Benefits

Programs of Study

Optional Cognates for the B.S. in Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership (COAL Degree)

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Courses You Could Take

  • 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)

Get Hands-On Experience In:

  • Facilitating initiative games, team building activities, high 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