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A Winter Retreat for Residential Campers!

Winterfest at HoneyRock

January 13 - 16, 2023
The last day to register is January 6, 2022.

Come and re-connect with friends, cabin mates and counselors this winter for a time of fun, fellowship and friendship in the Northwoods! Winterfest is an awesome opportunity to see a different side of HoneyRock and experience a whole new set of activities: cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, winter canoeing, ice-skating, hockey, and BROOMBALL! 

Price: $325 this includes the $50 non-refundable deposit fee*
Bus Fee: + $50 - covers both ways


Additional Information

Open to all 4th - 8th grade HoneyRock campers and their friends!

This is an awesome opportunity for your HoneyRocker to invite a friend who's thinking about going to summer camp at HoneyRock. While there's a huge difference between summer and winter in the Northwoods, it's a great chance for new campers to see HoneyRock for a short period of time.

The daily schedule you see below is approximate. Once we see how many campers are coming, what the weather looks like, and what precautions need to be taken due to COVID, we'll fine-tune everything to make sure it's safe and fun for campers.

7:30 Wakeup Brush teeth, wash face, straighten the cabin...all typical wake-up things at HoneyRock! 
7:50 Zacco Sing songs to start the day
8:00 Breakfast Think eggs and sausage, pancakes, oatmeal bake, and more!
9:00 Worship, Cabin Impact, & Morning Watch Campers will sing, talk about a bible story with their cabin, and take alone time to reflect and be in God's word.
10:15 Winter Activities Tubing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and more!
12:00 Zacco Lunch Zacco is a bit sillier...we sing fun songs!
12:15 Lunch Hearty soups, sandwiches, and salads
1:00 Winter Activities Ice skating, broomball, big group snow games, and more!
5:15 Dinner Traditionally hot casseroles with sides of bread and veggies
6:00 Evening Games SNOWLYMPICS (Saturday) & Vespers (Sunday)
9:30 Cabin Reflection Campers reflect on their day, talking about the highs, lows, and where they saw God
10:00 Lights Out  

Make sure to label all clothes with your camper's name!

  • Sleeping Bag & Pillow
  • Extra Blanket
  • Toiletries
  • Bath Towel
  • Bible, pen & notebook
  • Warm clothing for three days - layers are best!
  • Outdoor Apparel*
    • Warm Coat
    • Hats
    • Gloves
    • Scarf / Gaiter
    • Boots
    • Snowpants
    • Long Underwear

*Please Note: We take winter weather seriously! It gets COLD in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. If a camper does not have adequate winter gear, they will not be allowed to participate in outdoor activities.

By Family Car

If you're driving your child to Winterfest, you can drop them off as early as 6:00 pm arrival day. Pickup at HoneyRock is at 11:00am on departure day. If someone other than the legal parent/guardian is taking your camper to and/or from camp, please fill out the Transportation Authorization Form.

By HoneyRock Bus

Meals will be provided to campers riding the bus. HoneyRock provides transportation to and from Wheaton, IL and Madison, WI for an additional $50 (includes both ways). See below for pickup and drop-off times. All times are approximate. On travel days, please follow us on our Facebook page for real-time travel updates.


Wheaton College: Chrouser Sports Complex
We will be at the Chrouser Sports Complex at 3:00 pm for check-in and loading. The address is 601 Kenilworth Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187.

Madison: Culvers
We will arrive at Madison around 6:00 pm for dinner at Culver's and will be departing at 6:30 pm for the rest of the journey North. On I-90/94 Northbound, take Exit 126 (Dane/DeForest) - Culvers is on the east side of I-90/94 and is visible from the highway.

Bus From HoneyRock

HoneyRock: We will leave from HoneyRock at 11:00am and lunch will be provided on the bus.  

Madison: Culvers - 3:00 pm (4910 County Rd. V  De Forest, WI)

Wheaton: Chrouser Sports Complex - 6:00 pm