"So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart." - 2 Timothy 2:22
2:22 is an adventurous program for students entering 10th-12th grades focused on building a core foundation in loving Jesus and loving others while living in the world. The content and programming focuses on answering four major life questions: "Who am I? Who are we? What gifts do I have? How do I use my gifts?
The program begins with three days in camp forming their teams and getting to know each other on our adventure challenge courses. This is followed by a 7-9 day wilderness trip in Wisconsin or the Upper Pennisula of Michigan hiking, canoeing and/or sea kayaking. Upon return to HoneyRock, 2:22ers will have seven days in camp to work on advancing in the activity area awards while having fun together as an entire 2:22 team. The final week of 2:22 involves applying their learning in service to our local community, nearby ministries like Camp Daniel, or in the inner city of Minneapolis. Each of these phases and activities are geared to help facilitate learning and growth in exploring the meaning of following Jesus. 2:22 is our launching program into the capstone leadership programs: Service Team and Assistant Counselor.
Wilderness trips: 7-9 days of adventure either hiking, canoeing or sea kayaking in Wisconsin, Michigan’s Upper Pennisula, or in Minnesota, and rafting on the Wolf River.
Instructional activity areas: Campers will work to complete intermediates and masters in a favorite outdoor skill.
Service opportunities: Campers will have 3-5 days of service in our neighboring community, the inner city, or at a special needs camp.
Spiritual focus: Wrestle with the four big questions of life through daily group bible study, evening hot topic discussions, and guided personal quiet times.
Most of our counselors are Wheaton College students who have previous HoneyRock experience. After an extensive application process, all counselors go through up to 6 weeks of intense training led by HoneyRock’s full-time professional staff and a variety of college professors who are experts in child development and working with youth. Our training model is the best possible preparation for students to become excellent counselors. During this time, counselors learn wilderness trip and Wilderess First Responder skills, become Red Cross certified in CPR/AED and Water Safety, and learn how to create Bible studies targeted for high school students.
The name “2:22” comes from II Timothy 2:22 which says, “Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”
Sleeping Bag Purchase Program
This summer all participants in our high school programs are required to provide their own ‘wilderness style’ sleeping bag. We are no longer supplying sleeping bags for participants out of our trip locker. We are offering participants the option to purchase a new Marmot ‘Trestles’ sleeping bag for $75; this is $20 less than retail stores. We have chosen this bag because it is the ideal sleeping bag for use in all our high school programs. This fully synthetic, 30-degree rated sleeping bag is warm, versatile, durable and packs easily for use on wilderness trips and campouts. If you are interested in purchasing a sleeping bag please check the box on the registration form. Participants will receive their sleeping bag when they arrive at HoneyRock. Each bag will also have a HoneyRock nametag attached to the zipper pull so it can be easily identified.
2013 Dates: July 1 - July 26