Outdoor and Adventure Leadership Distinctives

Wheaton College Graduate School has been training leaders at HoneyRock in the outdoor and adventure leadership field since 1968. This expertise has provided distinctive characteristics to the Outdoor and Adventure Leadership concentration.


The Benefits of Outdoor and Adventure Leadership

No matter which degree you are in, the M.A. in Christian Formation and Ministry or the M.A. in Evangelism and Leadership, you will benefit from training with faculty experts in the Outdoor and Adventure Leadership field.

An Engaging Learning Process 

You will receive a liberal arts education that will integrate deep thinking, research, 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 ongoing 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. All residential graduate students are involved in leadership as graduate assistants who make real contributions to the organization.

Global Orientation

You will serve and learn alongside a globally oriented and linked community of camp leaders. Students receive, visit, train, learn from, and engage in research and academic inquiry alongside global Christian camp leaders at HoneyRock and around the world.

A Powerful Learning Environment at HoneyRock

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.

Students have the opportunity to live and work at HoneyRock and have a crucial role in all aspects of the ministry. Opportunities to serve in different program and operations roles at HoneyRock will enable the integration of coursework with real ministry opportunities.

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