Camping Ministries

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The Camping Ministries program provides classroom theory and hands-on experience, equipping students for service in the ministry of Christian camping. Students gain practical skills in counseling, public relations, management, teaching, and safety, while developing a worldview rooted in strong biblical curriculum. 

At a glance

Programmatic Credits


Standard Completion Time:

4 yrs


Why Study Camping Ministries?

Through the program, students gain a solid foundation in biblical studies and the liberal arts, as well as training from Camping Ministry experts in the areas of camp management, maintenance, public relations, counseling, organization, programming, teaching, and safety. Students spend 11 months in an intensive hands-on educational experience at Forest Springs Camp & Conference Center in Westboro, WI. Upon completion, students earn a B.S. in Bible degree with a concentration in Camping Ministry.

Why Study Camping Ministries at Cairn?

  • This program includes an 11 month camping ministry experience with our ministry partners at Forest Springs Camp & Conference Center in Wisconsin.  
  • Students will learn about every aspect of Camping Ministry Leadership by actually doing it.  
  • Forest Springs Camp & Conference Center is a world renowned camp that is a model camp and offers year-round, creative programming for all ages.
  • Because of the notoriety of Forest Springs Camp & Conference Center, graduates find a network of connections that are helpful for securing a full-time camping ministry job.

Career Paths

  • Camp Directors
  • Program Directors   
  • New-Camp Planters

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