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Outdoor Adventure Leadership

Biblical Equipping for Excellence in Life and Service







In Calvary’s Outdoor Adventure Leadership track, students learn to explore, grow, and lead for effective ministry impact. 

The Outdoor Adventure Leadership track in the Business Administration program trains students to become empowered and confident leaders of future outdoor adventure programs and organizations. It prepares students for leadership through outdoor experiences, promotes opportunities to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20), and connects students with outdoor adventure organizations and camps. Calvary University’s OAL track stretches students past their comfort zones—pushing them toward higher levels of mental and emotional maturity that they can utilize in their future careers as experienced outdoor adventure leaders.

Outdoor Adventure Leadership Career Paths

Graduates of the Business Program’s OAL track can make a big ministry impact. As they serve in parachurch activities in camping, adventure, and trekking, they can expect to make strong, long-lasting connections. These connections will provide opportunities to evangelize and witness to unbelievers, as well as disciple fellow believers in their walk with God. 

  •  Camp/Recreation Director
  • Environmental Education Instructor
  • International Wilderness Adventure Trekking Guide
  • Wilderness Therapy Guide
  • Swift Water Rafting Guide
  • Conservation Corporation Crew Leader

Outdoor Adventure Leadership Track Courses

Designed to transform students both intellectually and spiritually, the OAL track fosters leadership potential, servanthood, and a sense of mission. It empowers students by stretching them outside of their comfort zones while also training them in hands-on leadership opportunities. Unique opportunities for OAL students may include working alongside adventure organizations, learning how to minister to outdoor adventure groups, and trekking experiences overseas.

  • Facilitation of Recreational Leadership
  • Camping and Backpacking
  • Management/Administration of Outdoor Programming
  • Wilderness Navigation
  • Rock Climbing and Rappelling
  • Swift Water Rafting
  • Field Natural History
  • Capstone Trek
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategic Management
  • Equine Trekking
  • Fishing