It's not your typical classroom. Offered in partnership with Camp Qwanoes on Vancouver Island, Kaléo is a program for young people who want to grow in their faith and develop as leaders. 

Take classes with Briercrest faculty and put your studies to the test in community, camp ministry, local church involvement, mission experience, and outdoor adventure.

This certificate also transfers seamlessly into studies at Briercrest College, so you can do the first year of your degree at Camp Qwanoes.


Briercrest out West

This partnership with Camp Qwanoes on Vancouver Island allows students to spend their first year of college at camp. Take in the outdoor experiences and ministry opportunities of camp while taking college courses.

Don't compromise

Prioritize your faith without compromising on your education. Spend a year in an environment focused on discipleship while completing courses that are relevant to your faith and can transfer to any program at Briercrest.

Learn Biblical leadership

Study God's word and put it into practice in community life and front-line ministry. Embrace experiences that are designed to challenge you and help you grow in confidence as a leader and as a follower of Christ.

Mark Jobst

One thing I learned at Kaléo was that you need balance. I learned I needed to fully trust Jesus and with that I grew further in my relationship with Christ, as well as with fellow students because we were all in the same boat.

  • Overview
  • Requirements

This program does not take place in a typical classroom. Offered in partnership with Camp Qwanoes on Vancouver Island, this program is an eight-month foundational program for developing young leaders. Students engage in solid, Bible-based studies taught by qualified faculty members. Students have the opportunity to put their studies to the test as they learn leadership and teamwork in the context of a small student community, camp ministry, local church involvement, mission experience, and outdoor adventure.

For more details

Kaléo website

The Kaléo program is for single students ages 18-23 who are called to leadership. In addition to the general admission policies of the college, acceptance to this program is based upon the following criteria:

  • a godly lifestyle and good standing in a local church
  • proven leadership potential and/or a strong interest in developing leadership skills and abilities
  • experience and/or willingness to serve in a variety of ministry contexts
  • willingness and ability to engage in college-level studies

Enrolment is limited, so students are encouraged to apply early for this program.

Credit Hours: 30

BLST 111 Introduction to the Old Testament
BLST 109 Introduction to the New Testament
BLST 230 Pauline Epistles
CM 101 Foundations of Church Ministry
CM 105 Perspectives in Mission
FE 130 Kaléo Practicum
IDST 200 Interdisciplinary Studies: Modernity and Postmodernity
THEO 112 Introduction to Spiritual Theology
THEO 115 Introduction to Christian Theology
YM 220 Camp and Youth Ministries