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. The two-year residential and some of the modular courses are offered at HoneyRock.


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: Wheaton’s leadership laboratory.

Our program features:

  • A powerful learning environment in the Northwoods of Wisconsin
  • An engaging learning process
  • A leadership development progression

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Degree Options

The Outdoor and Adventure Leadership concentration is available in two formats:

Graduate Assistantships

Residential graduate students will have the chance to participate in a Graduate Assistantship during their two years as a student. Graduate Assistants are paid staff on the HoneyRock campus. All Graduate Assistants will be exposed to many of the core skills needed for organizational leadership as they will be immersed in the HoneyRock community as staff members and are mentored along the way by the professional staff.

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. Students also have an opportunity to participate in a research effort to benefit the global Christian camp movement.

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