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Residential Camp

Residential Camp at HoneyRock

Session 1: July 1 - July 12, 2019 | Family Day July 11
Session 2: July 15 - July 26, 2019 | Family Day July 25
Session 3: July 29 - August 9, 2019 | Family Day August 8

Our 12-Day Residential Camp program has been a part of HoneyRock since we opened our doors in 1951. Young campers will make new friends, learn new activities, face personal challenges, and engage in the wonder that camp and creation provide. Each day campers will study the Bible, spend time in prayer and participate in worshiping God. HoneyRock believes in the intentional relationships built between counselors and campers as a way to pour into young people through these new experiences of learning, adventuring and living for Christ. In everything we do, from our mealtimes to our reflection times to our activity times, we hope to develop campers to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

We strongly encourage families to attend Family Day at the end of their camper's session. Getting to the Northwoods of Wisconsin can be a small trek - let us help! Find more information about best routes, lodging, and camper transportation from select cities. 

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Complete Information Packet - Residential Camp

Please download the 12 Day Residential Camp Info Packet (PDF) for your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about getting your camper to HoneyRock! This includes packing information, parent "to-do" list, transportation details, etc... It's critical information - we encourage you to print it out and keep it close as you prepare for your camper's time at HoneyRock.

Elements of Residential Camp

Hike or canoe to scenic destinations near HoneyRock for 1 to 3 nights.

Campers can work to earn their basic, intermediate or masters awards as they build skills in the activities of their choice during two activity periods each day.

Campers set tables, clean their cabins, and do service in activity areas.

Campers will develop skills in personal responsibility and independence through optional participation in solid rock, their daily tasks, and wilderness trip experience.

Campers have a daily Bible lesson, worship session, and learn how to have a personal quiet time with God. Campers will discover more about the nature of the Lord through encountering him in his Word and his Creation. 

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After an extensive application process, all counselors go through 5 weeks of intense training led by HoneyRock’s full-time professional staff and a variety of college professors who are experts in child development, spiritual formation and working with young people. Our training model is dedicated to being the best possible preparation for students to become excellent residential camp counselors. During this training period (which is much longer than industry norms), counselors take academic classes related to camp ministry, learn wilderness trip skills, become Red Cross certified in First-Aid, CPR and water safety, and learn how to create Bible studies and devotional times applicable to young people.

HoneyRock offers unique activities that are designed intentionally to help give campers a new and unique experience with the unfamiliar, increase their potential and perseverance, develop goal-setting skills and encourage them in their leadership. Campers sign up daily for the activities of their choice. Options available include: canoeing, archery, kayaking, riflery, wilderness skills, mountain biking, swimming, drama, crafts and climbing. Horsemanship ($90 additional fee, minimum 5 rides), waterskiing ($75 additional fee, minimum 4 times), and ceramics ($30 additional fee, minimum 3 times) are only available for a limited number of campers in the 2-week residential program.  All campers in one-week camp may choose to participate in waterskiing and horsemanship at no additional charge. In each activity area, campers work to progress through our levels system. Campers move from ‘basic’ to ‘intermediate’ to ‘masters’ awards as they develop their skills in the various activity areas. Their achievements are recognized and shared at our Family Day awards ceremony. Through our activity areas, we hope to impact your child’s spiritual growth as they learn and develop new skills and abilities.

Cabin groups consist of 1-2 counselors and 6-8 campers. All cabin groups share in an exciting wilderness campout, moonlight adventures (overnights in adventuresome locations around camp), Bible studies, Adventure Challenge problem solving and other unique group experiences.

This summer we are offering campers the option to purchase a new Marmot sleeping bag for $75; this is $20 less than retail stores. We have chosen this bag because it is the ideal sleeping bag for use in all of our programs. This fully synthetic, 30-degree rated sleeping bag is warm, versatile, durable and packs easily for use on wilderness trips and campouts. If you are interested in purchasing a sleeping bag, please check the box on the registration form. Campers will receive their sleeping bag when they arrive at HoneyRock. Each bag will also have a HoneyRock name tag attached to the zipper pull so it can be easily identified.