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Bachelor of Science – On Campus

Minister through the Great Outdoors

God uses camps and outdoor ministries to change lives all over the world. In camp ministry, you will be involved with exciting, unique activities in high-impact venues. Lead others to know and worship God through the outdoors, and help them grow both spiritually and physically.

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Career Potential 

You will be prepared to step out into a variety of ministries where you can combine your biblical leadership skills and passion for the outdoors, such as:

 

  • Camp Director or Camp Program Director
  • Outdoor/Wilderness Ministries Leader
  • Youth Ministry Leader

What Will You Learn?

In all of the programs at CSU, you’ll be interacting with small class sizes and professors who really care and desire to mentor you. You’ll not only receive quality academics to prepare you for your career, but discipleship to prepare you for life.

Leadership skills for outdoor and camp settings

Learn from professors who have extensive background in camping ministries and partnerships with organizations who specialize in experiential learning.

Biblical principles for solid teaching

You will be equipped with a strong theological foundation to help you teach biblical truth to people from a variety of different backgrounds. Learn to weave this teaching into various outdoor ministry settings.

Counseling in active learning environments

Practice catalyzing physical and spiritual growth through intentional activity. You will learn to build relationships through fun activities that open doors for conversations about Christ.

Your Courses

Each of your courses will be taught from a biblical worldview, and you’ll learn with an intimate group of peers led by professors who care about your success.

First Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • First Year Experience
  • Principles of Bible Study
  • Bible Survey
  • Academic & Researched Writing
  • Living Well
  • Speech Communication
  • History Core Elective
  • Writing Across the Disciplines
  • General Psychology
  • Building a Biblical Lifestyle
  • Theology Survey
  • Humanities Elective

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Second Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • Worldviews: Humanities and Science
  • The Personal Life of the Ministry Leader
  • Arts & Sciences Elective
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Humanities Elective
  • Dynamics of Discipleship
  • Theological Distinctives
  • Humanities Elective
  • Math or Science Elective
  • Free Elective

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Third Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • Foundations of Ministry Leadership
  • World Religions
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective
  • The Family Life of the Ministry Leader
  • Senior Seminar
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Free Elective

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Fourth Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • Camping Ministries Internship courses
  • Camping Ministries courses
  • Arts & Sciences Elective

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Pursue your passion. Share Christ through camps.

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Matthew

Sports and Recreational Ministry major, Appalachian, NY

CSU has given me a lot of options to get engaged with different types of ministries and they have allowed me to get hands-on experience.

                                                                                                       

Program Highlights 

  • Clarks Summit University partners with Eleven:6 and Pilgrimage Educational Resources so that you can take courses through the Wilderness Institute for Leadership Development.
  • The mix of knowledge and experience you gain as a Camping Ministries major at CSU will give you the skills you need to impact people for eternity in a field you’re passionate about.

Beyond head knowledge

Gain extensive hands-on training and experiential knowledge through an internship in a camping ministry setting, such as the Forest Springs Camp and Conference Center.

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