Bachelor Of Science BS Camp And Outdoor Adventure Leadership Youth Ministries Liberty University
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Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
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Aug 21, 2023
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Impact the Future with Our Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership: Youth Ministries Degree

Do you feel a calling to connect with and mentor young people while bringing them the gospel message? Pursue our Bachelor of Science in Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership: Youth Ministries, and you’ll experience a unique way to relate to youth and share God’s Word with them.

Our goal is to bring you the knowledge and experience you need to take your passion for ministry and fulfill God’s calling on your life. Getting a degree in camp and outdoor adventure leadership will help you combine your passions for God, people, and the outdoors.

With a concentration in youth ministries, you’ll be well-equipped to serve young people. Training youth to live a life that is on fire for God’s Word and excited about creation is an integral part of furthering the Kingdom of God. At Liberty, we want to help you impact the future.

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At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 5 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership: Youth Ministries Degree?

You want to have a positive impact on the world. We want to help you achieve that goal while giving you marketable skills that will lead to a successful career. Our Bachelor of Science in Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership: Youth Ministries degree will provide you with the tools you’ll need to make the impact you desire in a field you’re passionate about.

While you’re studying with the John W. Rawlings School of Divinity at Liberty, you’ll learn from educated and experienced professors who will personally mentor you while you pursue your degree. Since we are a teaching university, our professors make sure you are given the knowledge you need to succeed in your degree and intended career.

You’ll also have the opportunity to pick an internship that suits your passions and career goals. We have partnerships with local churches and nonprofit organizations so you can get the hands-on experience you need to excel in a camp and outdoor ministry focused on young people.

What Will You Learn in Our Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership: Youth Ministries Degree?

With our John W. Rawlings School of Divinity, you’re going to gain the biblical foundational training you need to excel in any ministry field. Throughout this degree program, our professors will teach you fundamentals in cultural engagement, apologetics, hermeneutics, and discipleship.

By pursuing a camp and outdoor adventure leadership degree, you’ll learn the skills needed to successfully run camps and outdoor ministries. Some of the curriculum includes courses on ministry programming, campsite planning and designing, and managing Christian ministries. Specializing in youth ministries gives you an additional edge when it comes to ministering to young people. You will take valuable courses in global youth culture, ministering to adolescents in crisis, and strategies for student outreach.

Review the Degree Completion Plan, and look at our featured courses below for more information on what you’ll be studying.

Featured Courses

CLCM 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
  • Understanding the environmental studies required
  • How to read and understand topographical maps
  • Working with architects and engineers on site plan development

CLCM 460 – Camp and Outdoor Ministry

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • A comprehensive culmination of the biblical foundation and benefits that were covered in the camp and outdoor adventure leadership program
  • Complete a brand new start-up camp or outdoor adventure ministry project from mission statement and property selection until opening day for business, including a comprehensive business plan, as an assessment tool to demonstrate mastery of each discipline required to be successful in the camp and outdoor adventure leadership profession

YOUT 310 – Strategies for Student Outreach

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Various strategies in building bridges to the local adolescent community in order to effectively communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ
  • The role of the local church in training its own adolescents to reach their peers, creating a culture of outreach within the church, and developing an effective outreach strategy

YOUT 340 – Current Issues in Youth Ministry

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • A comprehensive examination of contemporary issues related to youth ministry
  • Adolescent behavioral issues, ministerial models and trends that are being practiced among youth ministries, vocational issues among youth ministers/workers, and technological issues that will enhance youth ministry
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Highlights of Our Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership: Youth Ministries 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 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 John W. 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: Youth Ministries Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership: Youth Ministries Graduates

  • Adventure trip leader
  • Camp director/coordinator
  • Camp marketing
  • Outdoor education leader
  • Outdoor experience director

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)
  • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
  • Admission essay

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

**Liberty University is offering test-optional admission for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 applicants. We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has made the college application process difficult, as many SAT and ACT test sites have been closed for the past 6+ months. If your testing plans have been disrupted, don’t worry – Liberty has options!