BS Camp And Outdoor Adventure
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
Transfer Credits
Up to 75% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Aug 23, 2021
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Combine Your Love of God and the Outdoors with a Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership Degree

Do you love God, people, and the outdoors? Earn a degree in Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership and turn your passions into a career! By pursuing this degree, you will have the opportunity to gain the biblical foundation and strategic insight needed to successfully run Christian camps and outdoor recreational facilities.

Join a group of students and professionals who value God’s creation and ministering to others by starting your camp and outdoor adventure leadership degree at Liberty University! Your passion and perseverance combined with this innovative degree will bring you one step closer to living out God’s calling on your life.

Why Choose Liberty’s Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership Program?

Choosing our unique camp and outdoor adventure leadership program will give you the opportunity to change lives through outdoor ministries. You will learn the skills and knowledge needed to excel in planting, directing, and coordinating Christian camps and outdoor ministries.

With our camp and outdoor leadership program, you will learn from professors who understand the skill set needed to succeed in your field. They have experience leading ministries and Christian camps, and their desire is to mentor you so you can spread the gospel to others through this type of ministry.

Additionally, you can participate in exciting internships where you will get hands-on experience working alongside camp directors and outdoor ministry professionals, helping you understand the demands of successful outdoor ministry.

What Will You Learn in Our Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership Program?

With any of our divinity degrees, you will gain the strong biblical foundational knowledge and training you need to pursue ministry. You will learn about intercultural engagement, how to defend your faith, church ministry, how to minister to adolescents, and much more.

The camp and outdoor adventure leadership curriculum will give you information integral to running successful Christian camps and outdoor ministries. Throughout this degree, you will learn about ministry programming, site planning and design for Christian camps, and managing Christian ministries. Plus, you’ll participate in an internship that will give you experience directly related to your field.

View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information on what you’ll learn in this program!

Featured Courses

COAL 310 – Christian Camp: Site Plan and Design 

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The biblical foundation and critical information needed to properly evaluate the feasibility of developing raw land into a viable Christian camp or outdoor adventure ministry site
  • How to understand the environmental studies required for site planning
  • How to read and understand topographical maps
  • How to work with architects and engineers on site plan development

COAL 370 – Managing the Christian Ministry Organization

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • A comprehensive examination of critical areas for the individual who gives or is considering leadership in a Christian camp or outdoor ministry organization
  • An exposition of biblical passages supporting the establishment and function of Christian camps and outdoor ministry organizations and their supportive relationship to the local church
  • Pragmatic applications to effectively direct and manage a Christian camp and outdoor ministry organization

COAL 410 – Principles of Ministry Marketing

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Relevant areas of marketing applied to sport applications for spectator and participative sport originations
  • Strategic planning
  • Product analysis
  • The development and presentation of marketing packages to secure sponsorship
Degree Information
Admission Requirements

Global Studies

Sports Outreach

Youth Ministries

Highlights of Our Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership Program

  • John W. Rawlings School of Divinity professors are active in the classroom, as well as in research and publishing original works.
  • Our School of Divinity is committed to the authority of Scripture and conservative evangelical theology.
  • Benefit from the teaching and professor involvement of a small bible college with the experience and amenities of a university.
  • Internship opportunities with churches and parachurches organizations locally, nationally, and globally.
  • The new Freedom Tower, home to the School of Divinity, houses a 7-projector immersive classroom, an interactive classroom that utilizes teleconferencing capabilities, and a state-of-the-art homiletics teaching lab.
  • The Rawlings Foundation’s rare book collection, valued at over 1 million dollars, contains a 111-foot long Torah scroll dating back to the 16th century, and a functioning Gutenberg Printing Press replica.

Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership Graduates

  • Camp chief financial officer
  • Camp coordinator
  • Camp executive director
  • Camp media/marketing ministry
  • Camp human resources/benefits
  • Wilderness guide

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • SAT, ACT, or CLT scores (Liberty University is offering test-optional admission for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 applicants)
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.