Outdoor and Adventure Leadership

The Outdoor and Adventure Leadership concentration develops exceptional leaders for careers in Christian leadership, including camp ministry. It is offered through the M.A. in Christian Formation and Ministry and the M.A. in Evangelism and Leadership degrees.


Degree Concentration Overview

The Outdoor and Adventure Leadership concentration through Wheaton College Graduate School is designed for current camp ministry professionals, as well as those looking for excellent training to launch them into leadership fields. It is designed to deepen your walk with Christ, sharpen your critical thinking about leadership and ministry, and equip you with the skills to be effective in multiple applications of leadership and outdoor ministry. 

This unique training and mentoring experience integrates collaborative learning, community living, and hands-on experience at HoneyRock. Read more about our Outdoor and Adventure Leadership distinctives >

Degree Options

The Outdoor and Adventure Leadership concentration is available in two master's degrees:

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate students will have the chance to participate in an OAL Graduate Assistantships at HoneyRock or at partner camps, where they are immersed in camp communities. OAL Graduate Assistantships allow students to be mentored by camp professionals as you work and are exposed to many of the core skills needed for organizational leadership.

Christian Camp and Conference Association (CCCA) Affiliation

Wheaton College Graduate School is partnering with CCCA to offer CCCA members a 25% discount on tuition in the Outdoor and Adventure Leadership concentration. CCCA students have an opportunity to participate in research efforts to benefit the global Christian camp movement.

Read more about HoneyRock's CCCA Affiliation >

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