HoneyRock, the Outdoor Center for Leadership Development of Wheaton College, exists to build Christ’s church and benefit society worldwide by fostering the development of whole and effective people through transformational outdoor experiences.

Why HoneyRock?

Beyond the usual outdoor experience, HoneyRock’s programs seek to develop leadership qualities by providing increasing levels of responsibility, service and challenge for youth and young adults as they move through intentional programming year after year. Our world-class undergraduate and graduate programs offer students the experiential training and academic rigor they need to move into leadership and service roles in business and ministry settings around the globe.

About HoneyRock


Follow the link below to check out programs, dates, and prices for next summer. 

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A Place Set Apart for Transformational Outdoor Experiences

HoneyRock Summer Camp

Camper Programs

Our summer youth camps focus on building into children the character traits needed to be leaders, to serve others, and to face the joys, challenges and disappointments in life.

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Wheaton College HoneyRock Vanguard Gap Year Students

Vanguard Gap Year

Vanguard, the gap year of Wheaton College, is an incredible opportunity for individuals seeking more than the status quo in their higher-education experience.

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Undergraduate Students

Our undergraduate student programs include Wheaton Passage, Wheaton in the Northwoods, summer leadership schools, paid internships, and programs directly serving Wheaton College departments. 

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HoneyRock Canoeing

Graduate Students

Our world-class graduate program, Outdoor and Adventure Leadership, integrates collaborative learning, community living, and hands-on experience in the leadership laboratory of HoneyRock.

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HoneyRock Ropes Course

School and Church Groups

HoneyRock staff will help you creatively tailor a program schedule and activities for your group. Retreats are available during select seasons.

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HoneyRock Family

For Families

Experience HoneyRock as a family! Sign up for one of our family retreats or rent a cabin to enjoy a fun getaway infused with learning opportunities, experiences in creation, and a chance to step away from the busy pace of life.

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If you're looking for fun, engaging, and truth-infused summer camp programs, this is it! We invite campers into a change of pace. Away from the distractions and pressures of everyday life, campers can ask big questions, learn how to navigate life away from home, and see God at work in new ways. This is what makes HoneyRock "a place apart" - a powerful learning environment for youth and young adults. Hear what our parents are saying. 

Applications for the Vanguard Gap Year of Wheaton College are now available! If you're ready for a year of adventure experiences and vocational discernment anchored in close Christian community, embrace the adventure and explore Vanguard. 

Needing a Northwoods getaway? HoneyRock offers guests private, waterfront cottages tucked back in the woods. This is a perfect long weekend or week-long retreat for you and your family or friends!

Contact HoneyRock

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Vanguard Gap Year Program

Vanguard is a gap year program for high school graduates seeking more than the status quo in their higher-education experience. Watch the video to find out if Vanguard is right for you!

Vanguard Gap Year

Events & News

HoneyRock Chapel
Northern Light from HoneyRock

We share a quarterly newsletter featuring what's going on at HoneyRock behind the scenes. You'll learn about construction projects, hear from program managers, and see what's happening at HoneyRock!

Invest in HoneyRock

HoneyRock is a non-profit organization and is responsible to meet all of its budgetary and capital needs outside of the Wheaton budget. Donors to HoneyRock contribute hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars each year to keep HoneyRock growing, serving and beautiful.

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