Professor Rich Little teaches a grad course at HoneyRock.

Graduate Programs in Outdoor and Adventure Leadership

Integrating study with experience in leadership and Camp Ministry


Graduate Programs Overview

The Graduate Programs in Outdoor and Adventure Leadership through Wheaton College Graduate School are designed to deepen your walk with Christsharpen 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 learningcommunity living, and hands-on experience in the leadership laboratory that is HoneyRock: Wheaton’s 800-acre Outdoor Center for Leadership Development in Wisconsin’s Northwoods.

The Outdoor and Adventure Leadership concentration is offered as part of graduate studies in Christian Formation and Ministry, or Masters in Evangelism and Leadership.

Distinctive Characteristics

Wheaton College Graduate School has been training leaders in the outdoor  adventure field since 1968. What are some distinctive characteristics of the Outdoor and Adventure Leadership programs at HoneyRock?

A Powerful Learning Environment 

HoneyRock is “a place apart,” an exquisite outdoor environment where the dynamics of experiential learning in temporary community are maximized to stimulate transformational encounters with God, others and self. You will be immersed in a learning community whose culture is embodied in our core values.

An Engaging Learning Process 

You will receive a liberal arts education that will integrate deep thinking and practice by participating in multiple aspects of our leadership and camp programs. You will learn experientially by continuously encountering truth, experience and disciplined reflection. 

Facilitated Wholistic Discipleship 

You will be in intentional relationships that lend connectedness and social capital at community, small group and personal levels. This on going, walk alongside discipleship will present you with challenge, opportunities and supports, and stimulate vision. 

Leadership Development Progression 

You will develop your spiritual, relational, and professional skills in a progression that introduces, immerses, equips and replicates leadership.

Global Orientation

You will serve and learn alongside a globally oriented and linked community of camp leaders as part of HoneyRock’s Go, Receive, Train, and Send initiatives.

To select the program that best fits your needs, see Our Graduate Programs

Leaders who took graduate studies at HoneyRock in include:

  • Lisa Anderson-Umana (1993): Director of Leadership Development, CCI/Latin America.  Lives in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • Stella Kasiriye. (1994): Africa Representative, Willow Creek Community Church Global Connections. Lives in Lilongwe, Malawi
  • Charlie Goeke (2013): Resident Director, University of North Western at St. Paul, MN
  • Judith Dixon (2013): Program Director, New Generation Camp, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Esdras Kresbsky (2013): Executive Director, CCI/Brazil. Lives in Anapolis, Brazil

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