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COVID-19: HoneyRock Responds

Creating "a place apart" in your home

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Creating "A Place Apart" In Your Home

We're inviting you to our Devo Circle, sharing activities that will make space for fun and reflection, breaking out beloved bakery recipes, giving parents some relevant resources to use at home, and more... 

COVID-19 has changed a lot, but by doing this together, we can create a little "place apart" for ourselves and those we love in our homes. Keep scrolling to learn how!

Join the Devo Circle

Every weekday morning, the HoneyRock community joins to start the day with a devotional (often shortened to "devo"). We're inviting you to join in on these daily devos! Tap on the photo to read more.

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Called Into A Place Apart - Erin Sharp

Erin will take you on a trail ride with this devo about being called into a place apart. Watch and imagine yourself in the Northwoods!

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On the Resurrection - George Polcaster

It's April 13th, the day after Easter, and in the Northwoods, we just got about 6-8 inches of snow...we're questioning, is new creation really underway?

Rob Ribbe, Director of HoneyRock

Forced to Walk - Rob Ribbe

In case you missed the devo Rob gave last week titled Forced to Walk, we're linking it here! Tap Rob's photo to read the devotional.

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What's "a place apart"?

It's a place where you can set aside the noise, stress, and busyness of everyday life and meet with God. In this place, you aren't with perfect people but you are surrounded by an authentic community who sees, knows, and loves you well. It's not easy, but it's good—you learn that you're able to do tough things, no matter your circumstances. And you're learning. You learn about yourself, others, and God through all of it. 

A place apart is where character is formed and Christian leaders are grown. 

Solid Rock: Home Edition

Have you heard of Solid Rock? We're bringing it to your house! Tap the photos to learn more.

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What is Solid Rock?

It's an optional part of the camper experience that challenges staff and campers to go above and beyond in a few specific areas of their camp experience: exercise before breakfast, engage God's Word, serve others, and pray with their cabin leader. We've adapted it to fit into your home!

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Solid Rock: Home Edition

We're throwing down the challenge for the month of April. It involves running/walking, memorizing scripture, and surprising friends and family with acts of service. Need a way to track it? Create your own chart OR download ours!

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We're in it together!

Solid Rock: Home Edition isn't just for HoneyRock campers. HoneyRock staff, moms, dads, friends—everyone’s invited!

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Fresh From the HoneyRock Bakery

The legendary HoneyRock bakery shares its secrets. From the recipe vault, we're breaking out some of our most-loved baked goods for you to make at home with your family. Tap the photo for the recipe!

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Pizza Dough

While HoneyRock sticks to the classic toppings, this pizza dough can be easily topped to use up all of your tired looking veggies and random cans of pineapple bits or SPAM.


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Oatmeal Bake

You either love it or dodge it with the cereal bar...Oatmeal Bake. We can get away with calling it healthy because there's oatmeal in the name, but really it's a sweet breakfast treat.


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Banana Bread

We didn't adjust this recipe down to make one lonely loaf. This recipe will make three—one for you and two for a couple of lucky neighbors (gifted 6ft apart, of course.)


Parent Resources

Here, you'll find tools and resources to create a place apart in your home. We'll share elements from the HoneyRock camper schedule to incorporate into your home, provide tools and the theory behind them, and highlight "big ideas" that make HoneyRock, HoneyRock.

Tap on the photos to read the post.

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How our COVID-19 Family Goals are Actually Going - Jackie Ribbe

If you read my devotional about welcoming back adult children from college, you may have seen that we had a family meeting. I thought it might be helpful to share how those goals are actually working...

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How to Talk About Unanticipated Change - Rachael Botting

Rachael Botting M.A. '15 is a Program Manager at HoneyRock and is pursuing her Ph.D. in Education. In this article, she shares three steps to talk about and navigate unanticipated change with children. (If your kids like Frozen, this is a must-read!)

Rob Ribbe, Director of HoneyRock

How to Have Reflective Conversations with Your Kids - Rob Ribbe, Ph.D.

We teach hundreds of staff how to facilitate reflective conversations with their campers. Tap the photo to learn our simple three-step process that you can use in your home.

HoneyRock Family

An Immersive Bible Reading Experience for Your Family - Scott Bolinder, Institute for Bible Reading

This a parallel “Ezra Moment.” From that bible narrative, we’re calling the church to a modern Ezra moment...

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3 Steps to Create A Place Apart at Home - Ashley Kiley, Program Director

We've taken three powerful components of the staff/camper schedule at HoneyRock and provided ways to incorporate them into the rhythms of your home to create a place apart.

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How does COVID-19 impact summer at HoneyRock?

We haven't had to cancel any summer programs, yet. Many of them don't start for another couple of months! We're watching local, national, and global news to do what's best for the health and safety of campers, students, and staff.

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Camper Programs

Summer is still on and we're filling programs quickly! If HoneyRock cancels any summer camp programs due to COVID-19, we'll issue full refunds. 


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Summer Staff

We're still hiring! Summer is still a go and we still have jobs available, from videographer to camp store manager to wilderness trip staff. Know someone who'd be great? Tell them to...


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Wheaton in the Northwoods

For Wheaton College undergrads, WIN is still happening. If that changes, we'll let you know (at the latest, mid-April). It's not too late to sign up for a class!


Vanguards Return Home

On Saturday, March 21, Vanguards returned home due to COVID-19. 

While it will change the last 6 weeks of the program in significant ways, the distance won't keep this tight community apart. Between weekly check-ins, online class sessions, facilitated solos, and more, Vanguards will finish the year strong.

Read Charlie's Charge to Vanguards

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