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A Quarterly Newsletter from HoneyRock

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Winter '24

Pop Quiz: How well do you know HoneyRock's mission and vision? Review important updates from our Executive Director and read about all that HoneyRock has been up to this winter season!

Vanguards Pictured Rocks 2023 Sunset

Fall '23

The start of a new school year at HoneyRock brings lessons of listening and learning... 

Campers at Worship

Summer '23

Now that summer 2023 has come and gone, I can say with confidence that it was one of the best... 

Erickson Family

Summer Special Edition '23

We are excited to announce the hiring of our new Executive Director...

A group picture

Spring '23

As our school year community departs, HoneyRock is calm and quiet for about a week, but you can sense anticipation and excitement in the air...

Ribbe Teaching

Special Edition '23

Over the past 32 years of serving at HoneyRock, 23 as the Executive Director, I have had the honor of watching this place experience profound growth...

A house in winter

Winter '23

Winter is a vibrant time in our ministry. As I walk around HoneyRock, I often hear the sounds of a broomball game in the distance. Regularly our staff venture  out on cross country skiis after a day of work...

VG Apple Tree

Fall '22

Fall is always an exciting time here at HoneyRock. We are rejoicing after a historic summer of ministry...

Two boys on the lawn

Summer '22

What a blessing it has been to have every bed full, great weather, a mighty but small staff, and a present and active God working in our midst...

Horses at Feeding

Spring '22

The season is changing, the snow is melting, and HoneyRock is filled with a renewed sense of energy as we finish out the school year. Like the transition from winter to spring, we are also preparing for a transition of our own...

vanguard women cutting down wood board

Winter '22

At the time I'm writing this, our summer camp programs are already 90% full. We're excited to help support parents and campers both get outside, be active, and spend more time face to face...

bridge in fall at honeyrock

Fall '21

NEW seems to be the theme of this Northern Light. From new staff to new housing to new construction projects...we're in a significant season of growth at HoneyRock this fall and for the foreseeable future...

team of summer staff at picnic bench

Summer '21

As our programs grow, we've been blessed to also build our team. You can see the roles we're hiring below. If you know of someone who'd be a good fit, send the link their way...

student holding a flower

Spring '21

We are planning to run a full summer in 2021...

chrouser center in winter

Winter '21

The need and desire for engagement, authentic community, and experiences in creation will explode in 2021 as COVID-19 hopefully subsides. This coming year provides incredible promise for HoneyRock...

canoeing in the lagoon at honeyrock

Fall '20

2020 will go down as "The EPIC Year"...and it is not just because of COVID. I'm completing my 30th year at HoneyRock so what leads me to...

campers on challenge course

Summer '20

Over the last two months or so, our program team was focused on planning and preparing a COVID-safe summer...

wellspring cabin in winter

Spring '20

My original plan had me writing this note to you from the beaches of Australia as I wrapped up my time at the Christian Camping International tri-annual gathering. Instead, I'm looking at 10 inches of fresh snow in the Northwoods of Wisconsin...

light coming through evening trees in winter at honeyrock

Winter '20

This May, 200 delegates from the 28 national and regional associations of CCI will gather for five days to worship, learn, and plan together for the expansion of the Christian camping movement around the world...

canoes in the lagoon

Fall '19

Parents say the #1 reason they send their campers to HoneyRock is the spiritual growth they see - that's our #1 highlight from the evaluations. When asked in what areas their campers grew, parents report...