Recommended Outdoor Ministry Programs (ROP List-International)

recommended outdoor ministry programs


This is a dynamic and growing list of recommended outdoor ministry programs, camps and organizations that offer outdoor leadership training and/or adventure camping opportunities. Click here if you’d like to find out how to get on the Recommended Outdoor Ministry Program List.

recommended outdoor program list

Overseas universities & colleges that offer outdoor education, outdoor leadership, or outdoor ministry training


Upward Bound Center, Torchbearers International



Briercrest University

Camp Imadene

Canadian Mennonite University

Columbia Bible College

Crowsnest Lake Bible Camp

Prairie Bible Institute


Steinbach Bible College


New Zealand

Bible College of New Zealand



Mariannelunds Folkhögskola


United Kingdom


Bassenfell Manor Christian Centre





Scripture Union Asia


Australia/New Zealand

Adventure Specialties Trust New Zealand

Wide Open Spaces (New Zealand)

Scripture Union New Zealand

Youthworks Outdoors Australia



Young Life’s Beyond Malibu

Pioneer Ranch Camps

Frontier Lodge

Medeba Adventure Learning Centre


ZAO Outdoor Ministries


Czech Republic (Josiah Venture/Křesťanský Outdoor)

Italy (Into the Wilderness)

Romania (Alpinis)

Latin America

Ecuador (Hacienda El Refugio)

Inca Thaki (Peru)


Northstar Japan


REFERRALS ! If you are familiar with a Christian outdoor leadership or wilderness ministry provider that we have not listed, feel free to contact us to let us know. We will look into whether they might be a fit for our recommended list!

DISCLAIMER: Participating in backcountry adventures assumes potential risks. The Recommended Outdoor Programs list (ROP List) provided on this website is merely a directory of organizations that provide opportunities for people to enjoy outdoor adventure in a Christian ministry context. Each listed organization in this directory assumes all risks for the activities that they conduct. We have only been directly involved with some of the listed organizations, churches, and schools. Others we have been indirectly involved with, and still others we only have information based upon their website or other information that has been presented to us. This disclaimer releases Ashley Denton and Smooth Stone Publishing from any liability related to the above organizations, churches, or schools including responsibility for accidental physical injury, including death or illness, and loss of personal property while participating on any activities associated with the above organizations. This release is also intended to include all claims made by your family, estate, heirs, personal representatives or assigns.