Camp Internships

In partnership with Pathways College of Bible and Mission, Christian Camping offers a one-year Internship where you will study and work at one of our camps around NZ.

Our vision for CCNZ interns is that spending a year at camp will be inspiring and challenging, introducing you to what a career in camping looks like and your part in the work God is doing through camps in New Zealand.

The Diploma in Christian Ministry (Internship) DipCM, is a great course to help you develop in your relationship with Christ. It is an excellent combination of normal Bible College Papers, full-on ministry and great mentoring.
Level: 5; Credits: 120; Method of study: full-time; Duration: 39 weeks over two semesters.  Start date: February 

This NZQA qualification consists of 15 hours practical supervised ministry and an average of 15-20 hours a week of assignments, lectures and supervision meetings, giving a total of 30-35 hours per week . Supervised ministry enables interns to benefit by learning from experienced leaders in a hands-on practical context within the Christian Camping Organisation.

Each intern completes the following core subjects plus an elective in Christian Camping:


  • Semester 1 - Establishing a balance between ministry, academics and spiritual formation.
  • Semester 2 - Designing a plan for your specific ministry: vision, values and goals.


  • Galatians
  • Interpreting the Bible
  • Old Testament themes
  • The Gospels - Mark


  • Christian Leadership
  • Church History
  • Ethics
  • Pastoral Care
  • Systematic Theology


  • Tikanga Maori
  • Spiritual Formation 1


Pathways engages students in a comprehensive mentoring program to support interns in their academic, spiritual and Ministry goals

“Pathways this year has been really life changing! It’s actually an amazing experience to be learning about God and directly serving him at the same time” Melinda (DipCM 2012)

For more information contact CCNZ here.