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Camp Directors' Institute - Program

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Students: Directors of Christian camps

Required level of education: High or middle specialty

Applicant requirements:

  • At least 25 years of age
  • At least 5 years membership in an evangelical church
  • At least 5 years work experience in Christian camping, including at least 3 years as a camp director
  • Pastor's recommendation
  • Successful passing of an entrance exam on fundamentals of camp ministry
  • Membership in CCI/Russia
  • Past participation in at least one Christian Camping Leaders' Conference (CCLC) and one regional Staff Training Workship (STW)
  • Payment of registration fee

Structure of study:

  • Three sessions: Fall - 1 week; Spring - 2 weeks; Fall - 1 week
  • Summer practicum between the second and third sessions - 1 week

Length of course: 1 year

Overall program length: 344 hours (14 credit hours in the European system)

Degree awarded: Upon completion of the program, a professional diploma will be awarded.


  • Session 1 - Foundations of Camp Ministry, The Role of a Camp Director, The Mission and Purposes of Camp, Developing and Managing Camper Behavior, Camp Site and Facilities, Camp Program and Schedule
  • Session 2 - Camp Marketing, Budgeting and Finances, Risk Management, Food Service, Health & Safety and First Aid, Staff Relations
  • Summer Practicum - Consultation/analysis of a sister camp
  • Session 3 - Interpersonal Communication, Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Camp Work Evaluation

THE RESULT of study in the course: Students will receive both theoretical knowledge and practical experience, equipping them to serve as a Christian camp director.


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