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Family Retreat

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An easy, fun, Northwoods winter retreat for your whole family.

You gather two other families. We cook and clean. Everyone has fun!

Dates: 2-day Weekends - January 1, 2021 - March 1, 2021
Price: $50/person over 6 years old/day + Cabin Rental
To Reserve: Email honeyrock.retreat@wheaton.edu

Make a trip up north this winter with your family and friends for an all-inclusive retreat (including meals) at HoneyRock! If you gather the people, we'll do everything else. You'll have time to enjoy HoneyRock's winter activities, share family-style meals, and spend quality time with those you love most. With you as the guide, we'll put together a relaxed schedule that the whole family will love.


We have recently raised our cabin rental rates. If you have made a deposit for a cabin prior to 9/17/20, the old rates apply. If you make a reservation after 9/17/20, these new rates will be applied.

Cabin InformationNon-Peak (Nightly Rates)Peak (Nightly Rates)
CabinCabin TypeOccupancy1-3 Nights4+ Nights1-3 Nights4+ Nights
Engedi  2-Bedroom  6 $150 $140 $175 $165
Kenozha  4-Bedroom  8 $150 $140 $175 $165
Living Waters  3-Bedroom + Loft  8 $175 $155 $200 $180
Wellspring  4-Bedroom  8 $175 $155 $200 $180

Peak Dates

The peak dates include Labor Day weekend, Thanksgiving week, and December 27 - January 1. 

Closed to Cabin Rentals

HoneyRock closes December 21 - 26 to all cabin guests.

HoneyRock has so much fun to offer in the winter! Here's what you can do during your winter retreat at HoneyRock:

  • Big Hill Tubing: Fly down Ski Hill in a big inner tube! If you get chilly, you can hop in Ski Tip, our woodfire warmed cabin at the base of the hill.
  • Winter Canoeing: While Long Lake freezes over in the winter, the channel stays open and allows for canoeing. 
  • Cross-Country Skiing: We have miles of trails, at varying ability levels, for you to enjoy.
  • Snow-Shoeing: Walk across the lake and through the woods with ease as you explore different areas of HoneyRock.
  • Ice-Skating: Put on a pair of skates and glide around our home-made rink!

All of the gear needed for these activities is provided and you'll get a host who will teach newbies how to do some of the more technical activities. These activities are only offered to family retreat guests, so you'll have prime access to them!

*All offered weather-permitting.

We'll provide the bed linens and towels! Since you'll be staying in a cabin, you'll also have all of the basic kitchen tools, dishware, and silverware. While you know the basics of what to pack for your family (clothes! toiletries! on-the-road travel snacks!), we've provided a list of additional optional items you might consider including:

General:

  • Bible and journal
  • Headlamp + spare batteries
  • Camera
  • Small backpack
  • Personal travel mug

Winter Clothing Suggestions:

  • Winter Coat
  • Fleece or down vest
  • Ski goggles or sunglasses with strap
  • Gloves and mittens
  • Warm Hat
  • Snow Pants
  • Long Underwear / Layers
  • Winter face mask or balaclava
  • Handwarmers

We ask you do not bring personal sleds (we provide!) and the typical "do not bring" things including alcohol, tobacco products, fireworks, video games, DVDs, etc... 


Frequently Asked Questions

To run as a family retreat weekend, we do require that three families are signed up to attend. 

If you can't find two additional families, check out our private cabin rentals! While we aren't able to provide food or activities during your stay, you'll still be able to enjoy the beautiful Northwoods as a family. Our cabins offer cozy fireplaces or woodfire stoves and unrestricted access into town for local adventures.

Currently, our model only permits a Friday arrival, Sunday departure for a 2-day/2-night stay for weekend visits. 

If you would like to do a week-long winter family retreat, let Lin know in your email! She will work to determine available dates and pricing. 

Once you schedule and pay a deposit for your retreat, we will share the name of your retreat host. 

As a current graduate student living, studying, and working at HoneyRock, your host will be your guide and primary go-to for anything you need during your stay. Hosts will create your weekend schedule, help teach and facilitate the winter activities, and serve any needs that arise during your time at HoneyRock. 

The family who recruits the other two families and is the point of contact for their group's retreat host will receive a 10% discount.*

If any family in the group is a Wheaton College staff or faculty member, that family will receive a 20% discount. Please let us know when you reserve your weekend if you are currently employed by Wheaton College.

*If you are both a Wheaton College employee and the recruiting family, your Wheaton College discount will override the 10% discount.

Reserve Your Family Camp Weekend at HoneyRock

We can't wait to see you at HoneyRock this winter! To reserve your weekend, email us at honeyrock.retreat@wheaton.edu

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