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Camping Ministries (BS)

Learn the essentials of effective camping ministry as you deepen your faith in Christ and knowledge of the Bible.


Why Camping Ministries?

A Camping Ministries degree deepens your knowledge of the Bible and Christian theology while equipping you with essential ministry practices specific to the camp setting. Courses concentrate on ministry leadership, effective Bible teaching, biblical perspectives on contemporary issues, and camp management/administration.

Camping Ministries (BS) at Cairn

Hands-On Education

Learn by doing: take part in real camping ministry before you graduate

Career Preparation

Finish school with experience and connections to full-time job opportunities

Academic Opportunity

Take part in an 11 month camping ministry experience with our ministry partners at Forest Springs Camp & Conference Center in Wisconsin

Experienced Faculty

Develop under experienced ministry professionals and Bible scholars

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Required Credits: 120

Curriculum Highlights: 

    • CMP 333 Promotion & Public Relations
    • CMP 343 Camp Programming
    • CMP 334 Food Service Management
    • CMP 344 Camp Teaching
    • CMP 335 Camp Counseling
    • CMP 345 Camp Safety

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An Affordable Education

While the cost of a Cairn University education is competitive with similar institutions, we realize you may need financial assistance to take this journey.  You are not alone. 97% of our full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance. 

Meet Our Faculty

Matt Mcalack

Matt McAlack

Director, Youth and Family Ministry; Professor, School of Divinity

Dr. Matt McAlack teaches Bible, theology, psychology, and youth and family ministry.

Since 1996, Dr. McAlack has also directed JAM (Junior High Adventures in Ministry), a ministry and evangelism training event for middle schoolers at Cairn University.

In addition to serving at Cairn, Dr. McAlack has also served as a youth pastor and pastor of English ministry, as well as a speaker at conferences and retreats. Currently, he and his wife Michele lead the Youth Ministry and Outreach at Calvary Baptist Church in Bristol Pennsylvania.

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Bryan Murawski

Associate Professor, School of Divinity

Bryan Murawski is an Associate Professor for the school of Divinity at Cairn University. He previously served as a pastor for 15 years in NJ and MI. He frequently speaks at camps and retreats. Bryan is a father of four with his wife Janice, also a Cairn alumnus (’08).

What Our Students Have To Say

Dave Cassel
David Cassel

Being a part of the Camping Ministries Program has been a priceless experience. Attending classes at Cairn for my first few years gave me a solid Biblical foundation to go into the LTD program at Forest Springs. This program has given me the knowledge, skills, and confidence to do not only camp ministry, but ministry as a whole.

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