Designed to cultivate solid personal character and skills for kingdom leadership through practical hands-on education in a wilderness setting, Prairie’s one-year Explore Outdoor Education provides students with vital training in biblical studies, leadership formation and the development of interpersonal skills. Students are encouraged to develop a Christian worldview and reform their lifestyle to match their faith with their walk.
Real-life wilderness experiences challenge students to process and apply biblical concepts learned through classroom instruction and give them a better understanding of personality traits, spiritual gifts, teamwork, and conflict management. Each semester of the Explore program schedule is divided into equal time on Prairie’s campus and at Camp Bighorn.
Wilderness technical skills include whitewater rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, backpacking, challenge course facilitation, basic mountaineering, winter camping, and backcountry skiing. Additional training includes trip leading, wilderness first aid, CPR, orienteering, wilderness survival, snowshoeing, avalanche awareness, and search and rescue.
This program starts in the middle of August and runs until the end of April.
Click here to read more about the Explore program on Prairie Bible College’s website.