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Wheaton in the Northwoods (WIN) at HoneyRock

Wheaton in the Northwoods

Take a class (or two!) at HoneyRock with WIN

Every summer, HoneyRock offers a variety of courses that meet Christ at the Core requirements of Wheaton College.

These courses, which are open to any student, are taught in a modular and intensive format. The sessions include concentrated coursework taught by professors at HoneyRock and include pre-class and post-class work. Professors will use the outdoors, the community dynamic, and other activities to enhance your learning experience.

Explore Classes, Credits, and Profs for Wheaton in the Northwoods







BITH 211 Old Testament
4 Dr. Michael Graves $2,900 OT
BITH 213 New Testament
4 Dr. Julie Newberry $2,900 NT
BITH 315 Christian Thought
4 Dr. Vince Bacote $2,900 CT
HNGR 114 Poverty, Justice, Transformation
4 Dr. Jamie Huff $2,900 CANCELLED
ANTH 353 Biculturalism
4 Dr. Brian Howell $2,900  DUS, GP
CORE 329 Neuroscience and Spiritual Formation

Dr. Dana Townsend and Dr. Laura Barwegen

$2,900 AIS, SIP
CORE 355 Boundary Waters***
4 Dr. Matt Milliner $2,900*** AIS, DUS, VPAV***
CFM 353 Leadership in Human Systems
2 Dr. Rob Ribbe $1,450 LEAD

*WIN courses are $725/credit hour. An additional $300/session is charged for room and board.

*** CORE 355, Boundary Waters, is a highly experiential course that involves significant wilderness experiences. This course explores the boundaries between Christianity and Native American (specifically Ojibway) culture in the Lake Superior wilderness, as well as boundaries between ourselves and God in Christian spirituality. While no experience with wilderness camping is necessary to enroll, students should be prepared for this element. The Boundary Waters course also incurs an additional fee of $150 for camping permits and other trip related expenses. 






BITH 213 New Testament
4 Dr. Carlos Sosa $2,900 NT
BITH 315 Christian Thought
4 Dr. Emily McGowin $2,900 CT
CORE 354 Nature's Beauty
4 Dr. Bob O'Connor $2,900 AIS, PI, SIP
ART 321 Wood Fired Ceramics
3 Dr. David Hooker $2,175 VPAV
CFM 241 Leadership Development
4 Dr. Rob Ribbe $2,900 LEAD
***PHIL 248 Whiteness: A Philosophical Investigation
4 Dr. Nathan Cartagena $2,900 CANCELLED 
ENGL 202 Topics in Global Lit: Speculative Fiction
4 Dr. Kim Sasser $2,900 CANCELLED
IR 321 Islam in the Contemporary World**
Brigadier General (Retired) Joe Rank  $2,900  CANCELLED
***HIST 103 Pop Culture Since 1900
4 Dr. Amber Reynolds $2,900 CANCELLED
***MATH 106 Math for the Benefit of Society
4 Dr. Paul Isihara $2,900 CANCELLED

 *WIN courses are $725/credit hour. An additional $300/session is charged for room and board.

** Contact Donna Struthers with questions about IR321 Islam in the Contemporary World. 

***Course Cancelled

Frequently Asked Questions about Wheaton in the Northwoods

Cost Per Credit: $725
Room and Board: $150/week ($300/session)
Transportation: $50 bus fee each way (optional)

To Register: Registration is Open

  1. Create or Sign in to your HoneyRock account* and sign up for your WIN course(s)
  2. Reserve your spot with a $50 deposit
  3. Receive instructions on how to register through Banner

*If you have already created a HoneyRock account for Passage or another WIN course, no need to create a new account - just log in!

If you are having trouble logging into your account please call (630) 752-5124.

During your free time there will be activity areas open for your use: swimming, canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing, climbing, mountain biking, archery, and more! You can also choose to take part in planned large group events like ultimate frisbee and campfires.

We do have a small workout facility with weight machines and other equipment.

You will be housed in our River Cabins. You will have a bunk and will share your living space with 8-10 people. These buildings have modern bathrooms in each room.

Our kitchen staff prepare three meals a day for the HoneyRock community. We offer a wide variety of foods and can accommodate special diets when advanced notice is given. 

You can drive your personal car, carpool with friends, or ride a coach bus! We provide transportation to and from Wheaton for $50 each way. You can sign up for transportation when you register.

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Download WIN Info Packets

Once you've signed up to teach or take a WIN course, download your info packet! For those still considering taking a WIN course, check out the FAQ below.

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I felt really encouraged to engage with the material because I had the space to learn new things with a specific group of people. Between class time, studying, and outdoor activities, I spent a lot of time with a small group of people, which helped me to engage in the learning. — From the 2018 WIN Evaluation