School of Adventure Leadership Training (SALT)

Guiding 10-12 grade students through the adventures of high school and beyond.


2:22 Video

SALT Overview

The School of Adventure Leadership Training (SALT) at HoneyRock provides advanced ministry and leadership experience to college students who love Jesus and want to invest in the lives of others. The program combines intensive training with real-life ministry, as over the course of the summer staff transition to leading high school students in HoneyRock’s 2:22 program and incoming college freshman in Wheaton Passage.

SALT Training

SALT training is six weeks long, during which students will receive extensive training in the areas of adventure ministry, high school ministry, and facilitative leadership. Community and personal development are also critical focuses during this time. Additionally, students will receive training in areas such as backpacking, sea kayaking, canoeing, group facilitation, CPR/AED, Wilderness First Aid, and water safety.  Training is provided by Wheaton College faculty and HoneyRock staff.

2:22 for High School Students

SALT staff will serve as cabin leaders for a small group of high school students during the four weeks of the 2:22 program. 2:22 uses an extended wilderness trip, in-camp activities, and service opportunities to challenge high school students with what it means to follow Jesus Christ.

Wheaton Passage

The Passage program focuses on preparing incoming Wheaton students for college. Staff will serve as leaders for the Wilderness track of Passage, mentoring students in their transition to college by engaging them in the areas of spiritual formation, identity, community, service, and worship.

Adventure Ministry Certificate

Students will earn four credit hours in applied leadership and adventure ministry programming. You also have the opportunity to obtain ceritifications in Wilderness First Responder and also ACA Sea Kayak Coastal Leader or Canoe Leader. Please be aware that CE 472 is REQUIRED if this is your first summer attending a leadership school at HoneyRock.





Feb. 06-08

Retreat at HoneyRock

This retreat lays the foundation for a summer of ministry leadership.

SALT students will not be paid during this time. 

May 18-June 28

Ministry Training

Students will receive extensive training to develop them as people and leaders.

Course offered:
CE 472: Adventure Challenge Ministry (4)

SALT students will not be paid during this time. 

Each class is $565/credit hour for those taking classes.
(Scholarships are available.)

Room and board is $130/week for all SALT students during this time.*

June 29-July 24


Lead, develop and disciple high school students for four weeks. 

Base pay during this time is $350/week with $130/week deducted for room and board. 

July 25-Aug. 4

Passage Training

Plan and prepare for Passage

Base pay during this time is $350/week with $130/week deducted for room and board.

Aug. 5-20

Wheaton Passage 

Lead Wheaton Passage

Base pay during this time is $350/week with $130/week deducted for room and board.

*If you sign up for SALT before December 18, 2014, you will receive $780 off your total bill. (This is the cost of your room and board while taking classes ONLY. Please note that Room and Board will still be deducted for the time you are counseling.) 

For questions or information on how to apply to the SALT program, please stop by the HoneyRock Office in Schell Hall or contact


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