Christian Colleges/Universities offering Outdoor Leadership or Outdoor Ministry Degrees (major/minor) or Courses

 

List provided by: Christian Adventure Association

Advancing Wilderness and Adventure Leadership

http://www.caainfo.org

Name of College/University

Major/ Minor in
Outdoor/Adventure/Wilderness
or Related Field

Selection of Outdoor Leadership/Education
Classes offered

Asbury College
1 Macklem Drive
Wilmore, KY 40390

859-858-3511
http://www.asbury.edu

No major/minor

Contact: Trent Ellsworth
Adventure Program Director
andrew.bathje@asbury.edu

 

Courses offered in Recreation Department
-Outdoor Living Skills
-Outdoor Christian Leadership
-Adventure Leadership
-Outdoor Recreation & Education

Briercrest College
510 College Drive
Caronport, SK, S0H 0S0

1-800-667-5199
www.briercrest.ca

No major/minor

Contact: Steve Allen
Program Coordinator
sallen@briercrest.ca

Courses offered
-Recreation Leadership
-Environmental Ethics
-Risk Management

Colorado Christian University
8787 West Alameda Avenue
Lakewood, CO
80226

303-963-3000
http://www.ccu.edu

Outdoor Leadership (Minor)

Contact: Stephen J. Cyphers
Assistant Professor of Leadership

-Intro to Outdoor Recreation
-Dynamics of Outdoor Leadership
-Orienteering
-Wilderness First Aid
-Management of Outdoor Leadership Programs

Columbia International  University
7435 Monticello Rd.
Columbia , SC 29203

800-777-2227
www.ciu.edu/college

Youth Ministry (Major)
Outdoor Leadership (Minor)

Contact: Julian “Hule” Goddard
Resident Faculty of Youth Ministry

-Recreational Leadership
-Advanced Outdoor Leadership
-Backpacking
-Mobilizing Youth Missions

Eastern Mennonite University
1200 Park Rd
Harrisonburg, VA 22802

540-432-4000
 http://www.emu.edu

Camping, Recreation,  & Outdoor Ministries (Major) and Congregational and Youth Ministry (Major)

Contact: Dr. Lester Zook
Professor/Dept Chair of Physical Education & Recreation Dept
zooklr@emu.edu

-Christian Camping and Outdoor Ministry
-Recreational Programming
-Outdoor Education
-Wilderness Seminar
-Adventure Leadership
-Outdoor Living Skills
-Rock Climbing
-Youth Ministry

George Fox University
414 N Meridian Street
Newberg, OR  97132-2697

503-538-8383
http://www.georgefox.edu

Christian Min (Major) w/Camping (Minor)

Contact: Carol Yard
Camp Program Director
cyard@georgefox.edu

-The Christian/the Outdoors
-Camp Program & Counseling
-Camp Administration
-Experiential Recreation Leadership

Gordon College
255 Grapevine Road
Wenham, MA 01984

978-927-2300

http://www.gordon.edu/

Outdoor Education (Major and Minor)

Contact: Richard L. Obenschain
Assistant Professor Recreation & Leisure
rich.obenschain@gordon.edu
Christian adventure program La Vida,
located at and operated by Gordon.

-Foundations of Outdoor Education
-Philosophies and Theories of OE Leadership
-Expeditionary Training
-Humans, Nature and Human Nature

Note: Immersion semester available offering
Wilderness Education Association Certification

Houghton College
One Willard Avenue
Houghton, NY 14744-0128

585-567-9500

http://www.houghton.edu

Recreation/Leisure (Major)
Outdoor Education (Option)

Contact: Robert Smalley
robert.smalley@houghton.edu

-Methods/Materials Outdoor Education
-Admin Organized Camps             
-Outdoor Leadership Training       
-Outdoor Living Skills

John Brown University
2000 West University
Siloam Springs, AR 72761

479-524-9500
http://www.jbu.edu

Outdoor Leadership Ministries (Major/Min)
NOLS Course Credit options
WEA Certificate options

Contact: Dr. Tim Kidd
Associate Prof Outdoor Leadership/Chr Min
tkidd@jbu.edu

-Wilderness Impact on Leadership/Discipleship
-Challenge Course Mgmt
-Adventure Education
-Outdoor Education
-Discipleship Development & Outdoor Ministry
-Expedition Leadership
-WMI Wilderness First Responder Course

Messiah College
One College Avenue
Grantham, PA  17027

717-766-2511
http://www.messiah.edu

Adventure Education (Major)
NOLS Courses Options
WEA Certificate Options through MC

Contact: Dave Tanis
Director of Adventure Programs
DTanis@messiah.edu

-Wilderness Encounter
-Intro to Adventure Education
-Programming & Trip Design
-Trip Implementation and Evaluation
-Challenge Course Facilitation
-SOLO Wilderness First Responder Course
-Leadership, Facilitation, and Group Dynamics

Montreat College   
PO Box 1267
Montreat, NC 28757-1267

828-669-8011
http://www.montreat.edu

Outdoor Education (Major)
WEA certification

Contact: Dr. Andrew Bobilya
Assistant Professor of Outdoor Education
abobilya@montreat.edu

-Facilitating Outdoor Ed Exp
-History/Phil Outdoor Ed
-Outdoor Living Skills
-Leadership/Group Dynamics
-ACA Instructor Certification
-Rock Climbing Instructor Training
-Expedition Management and Leadership

North Greenville University
PO Box 1892
Tigerville, SC 29688-1892

864-977-7000
http://www.ngu.edu

Outdoor Leadership (Major)
SOLO Wilderness First Responder
Immersion Semester

Contact: TBA

 

-Outdoor Ministries
-Experiential Education
-Org & Admin Outdoor Program
-Challenge Course Program
-Teaching Methods

Prairie Bible College
Box 4000
460 3rd St NE
Three Hills, AB T0M 2N0
403-443-5511 ext. 3714
403-443-8221 (Explore cell phone)
http://www.prairie.edu

Explore Program – 1 year
Outdoor Education and Leadership (Major)
Camping (Major)
        

Contact: Dwayne Koop
Director of Explore - Outdoor Education & Leadership Program
Dwayne.Koop@prairie.edu

- Adventure Business & Management 
- Outdoor Programming 
- Wilderness Survival
- Wilderness Physical Education
- Group Facilitation 
- Wilderness First Responder 
- Wilderness Instructor I & II 
- Teaching Through Adventure

 

Simpson University
2211 College View Dr.
Redding, CA 96003

1.888.9.SIMPSON
www.simpsonuniversity.edu

Outdoor Leadership (Major/Minor)

Contact: Paul Stonehouse
Assistant Professor of Outdoor Leadership
pstonehouse@simpsonuniversity.edu

-Intro to Outdoor Leadership
-Experiential Outdoor Education
-Camp Programming & Admin
-Admin & Management of OL Programs
-Challenge Education
-Wilderness First Responder
-Skiing/Snowboarding
-Cross Country Skiing/Snowshoeing

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315 

1.800.SOUTHERN
423-236-2864
http://www.southern.edu

 

Outdoor Leadership (Major)
Concentration: Environmental Education; Adventure Therapy; Outdoor Ministry; or Historical and Cultural Interpretation

Contact: Mike Hills
Assistant Professor of Education
mhills@southern.edu

-Outdoor Basics
-Challenge Course Facilitator
-Outdoor Ministries
-Environmental Education
-Outdoor Education Seminar
-Natural & Cultural Interpretation
- Rock climbing
-Whitewater rafting guide
- CHA horsemanship certification

Toccoa Falls College
325 Chapel Drive
Toccoa Falls, GA  30598

706-886-6831
http://www.tfc.edu

Outdoor Leadership and Education (Major)

Contact: Cyd Quarterman
Assistant Professor of Christian Education
cquarter@tfc.edu

-Outdoor Leadership & Education
-Wilderness First Responder
-Camp Programming & Leadership
-Backcountry Education
-Adventure-based Education

 

Trinity International University
2065 Half Day Road
Deerfield, IL  60015

847-945-8800
http://www.tiu.edu

Christian Ministries (Major)
Camping/Outdoor Ed Ministries (Emphasis)

Contact: Jana L. Sundene
Chair, Christian Ministries Department
Associate Professor of Christian Ministries
jsundene@tiu.edu

-Adventure Education           
-Camp Operations      
-Camp Programming  
-Experiential Camp Program