Gain real-world wilderness leadership and adventure ministry experience while transforming the lives of high school students and college freshmen!
$450 program fee for six weeks of training. Fees include all certifications and room/board.
- Paid Practicum: Earn $350/week* for four weeks during your paid practicum as a leader for one of our high school 2:22 summer camp programs
- Paid Internship: After completing ten weeks of training and practicum, students can lead the wilderness programming for Wheaton Passage, the Wheaton College freshman orientation program. Earn $350/week* for four weeks.
- Future Work Opportunities:
Lead wilderness adventure trips next summer and earn up to $3,000.
|May 15||First Day of the Program|
|May 17-June 28||Training and Development|
|June 26-July 24||Leadership Practicum|
|July 26||Last Day of the Program|
|July 24-August 4||Preparation/Planning for Wheaton Passage Wilderness Track|
|August 5- August 20||Lead Wheaton Passage Wilderness Track|
|August 20||Last Day of the Wheaton Passage|
Food and Housing
During your six weeks of training, you will live in cabin-style housing with the other students of your same gender. This housing includes an open-design room with bunk beds, dressers, and a fireplace/lounge area, as well as an attached bathroom/shower area. You will be able to keep your belongings in this location for the entire summer. Once you begin your leadership practicum, you will move to stay with the campers you are leading.
Meals are covered by the program fee and will be provided for the entire length of the program, including weekends.
*During SALT, participants earn $350/week with $130/week being deducted to cover costs for room & board. Net earnings are $220/week during the weeks worked for leading 2:22 summer camp experience for high school students and Wheaton Passage for incoming freshmen.
How to Apply
If you currently attend Wheaton College and are on campus, apply in person at the HoneyRock office located in Schell Hall or call 630-752-5124 (ext 5124 if you are on campus).
If you attend other colleges or universities, go to the Registration Portal to apply through our online application system.
Applications are received using a rolling admissions process. Once you’ve completed your application, a HoneyRock staff member will contact you to set up an interview and walk you through the further steps of the application process.