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Camping Ministries B.S. (on campus)

Camping Ministries B.S. (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.

Be mentored by caring professors
Find your fit in our community
Get involved and make a difference


Career Potential

Camping Ministries Degree

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
Camping Ministries Degree

“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.”

Matt Ames

Sports and Recreational Ministries Major | Appalachian, NY


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. Literature Degree.

General Ministries Degree
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.


What You Will Study

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.

All courses are three credits unless noted. Course descriptions can be found in the catalog.

First Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • First Year Experience [CSU101] – 0 credits
  • Principles of Bible Study [BI100]
  • Bible Survey [BI111]
  • Academic & Reseached Writing [EN121]
  • Living Well [HP101] – 1 credits
  • Speech Communication [SP100]
  • History Core Elective
  • Writing Across the Disciplines [EN122]
  • General Psychology [PS100]
  • Building a Biblical Lifestyle [TH120]
  • Theology Survey [TH211]
  • 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 [PH206]
  • The Personal Life of the Ministry Leader [PA311]
  • Arts & Sciences Elective
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Humanities Elective
  • Dynamics of Discipleship [PS310]
  • Theological Distinctives [TH308]
  • 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 [EM413]
  • World Religions [EV200]
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective
  • The Family Life of the Ministry Leader [EM412]
  • Senior Seminar [TH480]
  • 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 – 15 credits
  • Camping Ministries courses – 12 credits
  • Arts & Sciences Elective [HP400 recommended]

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

Program Highlights
  • Clarks Summit University partners with Eleven:6 to offer a dynamic integrated learning model during the student’s internship year via a network of Christian camping ministries.  Students will learn camp ministry while doing camp ministry, mentored by camp ministry leaders.
  • 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.

Meet our Faculty

You’ll learn from professors who care deeply about you and your goals.


CSU is Affordable

We believe every student should have the opportunity to choose a biblical higher education—regardless of their financial circumstance. That’s why we’re committed to keeping costs for students as low as possible.


Average Cost

Before federal and state grants

*Anticipated typical cost for first-time, full-time, residential undergraduate CSU students for 2024-25. This cost includes tuition, housing, meals, general fee and CSU scholarships. Your total cost can be even lower if you qualify for more aid, including federal and state grants which do not have to be paid back.

Information provided by the National Center for Education Statistics.


You want to
choose a college:

  • Where you can get prepared for your future.
  • Where you will grow in your relationship with Christ.
  • Where you truly find your fit.

Students constantly say the top reason they love CSU so much is: Community. When you’re part of the CSU community, you attend class with professors who are mentors; you do life right alongside others who want to serve their Savior, and you are welcomed into lifelong friendships that last well beyond graduation.


Take the Next Step

See how you fit in here at CSU, where you'll learn through a biblical worldview, become part of an encouraging community and prepare to serve Christ through your life and career.




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