HoneyRock: Preparing Future Leaders and Followers of Christ
HoneyRock provides the ideal teaching and learning environment for future leaders and followers of Christ through experiences in creation. Support HoneyRock’s on-going mission of providing high-quality education with hands-on practice and service for Christ’s kingdom.
As the Center for Leadership Development of Wheaton College, HoneyRock prepares us with an extraordinary foundation for work in Christ’s kingdom. Whether you come to HoneyRock as a camper, student, alumnus/alumna, staff member, or visitor, experiences at HoneyRock have a transformative impact.
“A glorious place apart He’s so richly blessed “
HoneyRock is a place set apart--space for God to met and prepare young leaders for life’s inevitable challenges with grace, discipline, and Christian character. In turn, they now serve as Christ-like examples to others, while spreading HoneyRock’s impact around the world.
A Non-Profit Organization
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 generously contribute hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars each year to keep HoneyRock thriving for generations to come.
A Mission of Transformation
Will you continue HoneyRock’s mission of transformation for the next generation of leadership in Christ’s church and for society worldwide with a gift? Learn more about how you can support HoneyRock, below!
Ways to Financially Support HoneyRock
Partners have an opportunity of ensuring that hundreds of people continue to experience HoneyRock by committing to pray, promote, and provide for HoneyRock on a continuing basis.
Pray, Promote, Provide.
As a HoneyRock Partner, you would commit to pray, promote, and provide for HoneyRock. Partners
- Receive quarterly newsletters from our director, updating them on our ministry, strategic priorities, and prayer concerns
- Promote the mission and programs of HoneyRock by informally (and enthusiastically!) recommending HoneyRock to friends and family
- Commit to giving $500 ($40/month) or more per year on an annual basis
HoneyRock Partners is an opportunity to ensure that hundreds of people continue to experience HoneyRock each year. We're so grateful you're willing to consider joining us!
Since 2012, HoneyRockers have been honoring the memories, life-shaping decisions, and enduring friendships forged at HoneyRock by engraving a legacy stone of remembrance. It is a practice reminiscent of God's invitation to the people of the Old Testament to ritualize milestones in their journey toward the Promised Land with piles of memorial stones.
Paving stones can be engraved with your name, a brief description of an event, memory, or tradition; the dates of a stay at a HoneyRock cabin; the nickname of a group of friends or cabin group; a verse that's had a significant role in your life; and more! Stones can also be used to honor the legacy of a friend or to memorialize the life of a loved one who had a meaningful experience at HoneyRock.
Revenue from your engraved stone will support the highest priorities of HoneyRock's mission at the time of your gift, including site projects, facilities improvements, student scholarships, or vital endowment funds.
Support HoneyRock and honor HoneyRock's life-changing impact on your own life journey.
Sizes and Prices
13 characters* each
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16 characters* each
*Characters include letters, numbers, spaces, and symbols.
These are special projects that need an outside boost to get accomplished. These often fall outside of the regular budget because they are expensive or we've experienced an unexpected breakdown.
Strategic projects range from $100 to $15,000 or more and make a major impact on our operational, site, and activity areas. These are often fun donations for families or individuals because they make a major one time impact. Since there are often safety requirements and/or particular specifications to consider, we kindly ask that you donate the funds to cover the project. Here are a few examples of desired items for special projects:
- Wells/water pumps
- 12-passenger van
- Efficient sedan for Wheaton/HoneyRock back and forth travel
- Gravel for roads ($250/load)
- Drilled Well for Schmidt Lake ($5,000)
- Drilled Well for Black Bear ($5,000)
- 2 Lifeguard rescue tubes ($50 ea.)
- 4 Mountain Bikes ($500 ea.)
- 12 Professional bike helmets ($40 ea.)
Each year HoneyRock provides scholarships to approximately 30% of its campers and 50% of the students in our leadership programs. Generous friends send gifts specifically for this purpose and others have established endowments through estate planning or major gifts.
On occasion and as part of a strategic plan, HoneyRock will pursue a major capital project over a short period of time. Some of our most recent projects saw the successful completion of a new chapel which includes a worship space, a prayer room, and two smart classrooms (completed in 2013), a new health center (completed 2018), and a renovation and repurposing of our old health center into additional housing (2019). Please contact Andy Tooley, Associate Director for HoneyRock Development, if you would like to know more.
Give to HoneyRock
How to Give to HoneyRock
Your donation can be made online or...
Give by Mail
Send a check to Mary Ratliff in Advancement Services at Wheaton College. You can send a check directly to HoneyRock, but we'll simply forward it to Mary!
Advancement Services-Wheaton College
501 College Ave
Wheaton, IL 60187
When sending a check to Advancement Services, please specify your donation in the memo line (i.e. HoneyRock Health Center).
Give by Phone
Please call Wheaton College's Advancement Services Office at 800.525.9906 and they can process the credit card information for you and answer any questions you may have.