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A Winter Retreat for Your Family!

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

You gather the group. We cook and clean. Everyone has fun!

Make a trip up north this winter with your family and friends for an all-inclusive retreat 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. We've put together a relaxed schedule that the whole family will love - including childcare to make space for a date night for mom and dad!

Stay tuned for registration! Want to be the first to know? Email abrahm.duarte@wheaton.edu.

Additional Information

Whether you're a long-time HoneyRocker or brand new to the family, this retreat is for you! We think the ideal group is 3-4 families who share a church, school, or neighborhood back at home. You'll have time to enjoy activities, meals, and free time as both a big group and your individual family units.

LengthStartEnd# of Families to Reserve
3-day           Thurs, Jan 2           Sun, Jan 5            4
2-day Fri, Jan 10 Sun, Jan 12 4
3-day Fri, Jan 17 Mon, Jan 20 3
3-day Fri, Jan 24 Mon, Jan 27 4

The rate covers all meals, activities, and housing for up to 5 people. If you’re a smaller family, bring a friend or two!

  • 2-night weekend: $500 weekend for a family of five, +$75 per additional person
  • 3-night weekend: $600 weekend for a family of five, +75 per additional person

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:


  • 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... 

While we do provide transportation from Wheaton to HoneyRock for camper programs and some retreats, Winter Blast weekends are an "on your own" for transportation!

Registration will open soon! Stay tuned for more information. For registration assistance, email honey.rock@wheaton.edu

Check out this bird's eye view of the Chrouser Center covered in snow!