ACADEMICS » DEGREES & MAJORS » Camping Ministries

Whether you sleep in cabins or under the stars, 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.
 
You love the great outdoors. It refreshes and invigorates you, and you consider your time spent outside as a way to both know and worship God. Your desire is to lead others in similar experiences, so they will grow spiritually and physically.

BBC partners with Pilgrimage Educational Resources offering unique outdoor learning experiences and facilitating internships. BBC prepares you with leadership and discipleship skills through professors who have extensive background in camping ministries.

The mix of knowledge and experience gives you the skills you need to impact people for eternity, no matter where you are.

Meet Dr. Dennis Wilhite, Professor and Dean of the School of Global Ministries.

"I want students to carry the power of the creator into his world in a way that transforms it radically. No settling for good enough." -Dr. Dennis Wilhite
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YOU WILL LEARN TO...
- Lead others effectively in outdoor and camp settings.
- Teach and demonstrate biblical principles through outdoor experiences.
- Catalyze physical and spiritual growth through intentional activity.
- Counsel people in active learning environments.

YOU WILL LEAVE BBC WITH...
- A solid philosophy and approach to camping ministry.
- Extensive hands-on training and experiential knowledge.
- Effective ministry discipleship and spiritual growth tools and ministry skills.

QUICK FACTS ...
- 132 credits
- The final year of the program is an internship in a camping ministry setting.
- One of the largest camp ministry programs among evangelical colleges in the U.S., consistently producing highly successful Christian leaders.
- BBC partners with Pilgrimage Educational Resources, offering courses through Wilderness Institute for Leadership Development.

YOU COULD BE A ...
- Camp Director
- Outdoor/Wilderness Ministries Leader
- Youth Ministry Leader

COURSES INCLUDE ...
- Foundations of Ministry Leadership
- Learning Activities, Games, and Events
- Foundations of Camping and Outdoor Education
- Counseling in Active Learning Environments
- Foundations of Experience-Based Learning
SEE MORE IN OUR COLLEGE CATALOG.

CONTACT ...
For questions or more information, contact Dr. Dennis Wilhite at dwilhite@bbc.edu.