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Winter Retreats

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Winter Retreats

Come and experience a winter in the North Woods. We here at HoneyRock have been offering winter retreats for over 50 years. Whether you’ve been coming for years or wondering what your options are, you’ve come to the right place. Our winter season is about creating space for your group to be in relationship with God and each other while seeing His presence all around. We have an enthusiastic staff that personally invests in your group and designs a retreat experience that pursues your group’s purpose.

Interested in learning more or scheduling a retreat? Great! You can start by contacting:

Abe Duarte -  Retreat Group Coordinator

  • 715.479.7474 x131

  • abrahm.duarte@wheaton.edu

Mike Odberg - Graduate Program and Global Initiatives Manager

  • 715.479.7474 x229

  • michael.odberg@wheaton.edu


Our winter season is full of exciting and fun activities! Here are some that your group can choose to do: 

  • Broomball                                               
  • Camp fires on the lake
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Ice-skating & hockey
  • Indoor climbing
  • Overnight trips & camp outs
  • Sleigh rides
  • Snowshoeing
  • Talent show
  • Team-building games
  • Tubing
  • Wallyball
  • Winter Canoeing
  • Worship & devotions


We are highly committed to each group that comes to HoneyRock. We assign a host to each group who leads and programs your time with us. Our staff are highly trained in group development, safety, and retreat programming. We want to have a relational connection with your group while you stay at HoneyRock.

Pricing and Season

Our two base packages are a 2-night package that includes four meals for $110 per person and a 3-night package that includes seven meals for $160 per person. Both of these packages include a group specific host who will personally help plan and lead your retreat as well as full use of the HoneyRock winter facilities. Of course we can accommodate whatever length retreat your group has in mind, just contact us for more pricing options. We also have special pricing for Wheaton Groups and families with young children.

Winter retreats at HoneyRock run from December 26 through early March.

Housing & Food

We have great housing for groups as well as meeting areas to fit your group size and needs. The new HoneyRock chapel is also open which can accommodate 240+ people and has a prayer room and two large meeting rooms. Our food is uniquely served family style which promotes community around the table.