Epic Experience. Epic Leadership.
Inspire others to rise above the mundane as you study outdoor leadership at NGU.
Elevate Your Leadership
Help others rise above the mundane with a career in outdoor leadership. Camp director. Park ranger. Outdoor educator. Environmental specialist. Even youth minister. Whatever your field, connect God’s people to God’s creation.
We need the great outdoors. And the great outdoors needs engaging leaders. Steward God’s creation and help others grow with a career in outdoor leadership.
Experience Learning from the Ground Up
Immerse Yourself in Adventure
The best way to experience the outdoors is, well, experiencing it! Spend a full semester backpacking, canoeing, sea kayaking, rock climbing, and more. Countless adventures, one goal – to develop your real-world leadership skills.
Intern … Outdoors
Most internships involve office memos, conference calls, and more than a few coffee runs. Not yours. Leave the 9-to-5 behind and intern with an outdoor-focused organization to propel your growth.
Lead as You Learn – with Crusader Outdoor Adventure and Recreation (COAR)
COAR is a campus-wide student organization led by outdoor leadership majors. Plan, promote, and guide wilderness trips for the NGU student body. That’s what outdoor leadership is all about.
Work Study Programs (Climbing Gear Required)
Operate a 30-foot climbing wall. Assist students with equipment management and trip preparation. Pass along your outdoor expertise and enthusiasm. Just another day at the office with NGU’s work-study programs.
Embrace the Journey and Study Outdoor Leadership
Elevate Your Perspective
You’ll also take Chapel every semester, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. You earn credit through attendance, and each course counts as half a credit. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.
Stories that Started Here
Sarah Stanton Scism ’19
I am incredibly grateful to all the coaches, volunteers, and student athletes who poured into me and challenged me to grow in my faith.