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HoneyRock Financial Assistance

2020 Summer Camp Financial Assistance

This information is up to date in light of the changes to summer camp communicated to registered campers on May 26, 2020.

We recognize sending a child to HoneyRock is a significant financial investment for many families. We never want the cost to stand in the way of a child coming to HoneyRock. If you are concerned about finances, please explore some of the following options we have listed here for you.

If you have questions or concerns please contact our Camper Registration Assistant, Nancy Robins, at nancy.robins@wheaton.edu.

While you'll see deadlines noted below, we do retain limited funds for late registrants and applicants.

All scholarship applications will be reviewed and awarded after the May 15th application deadline and before the June 15th final payment due date. Need-based scholarships are awarded based on financial need and available funds. Look for your email award notification in early June!

1. Scholarship Programs - Matching & Need-Based

All scholarship applications will be reviewed and awarded after the May 15 application deadline and before the June 15th final payment due date. Matching Scholarships are available to all campers. Need-based scholarships are awarded based on financial need and available funds. Look for your email award notification in early June.

Matching Scholarship Program - All Campers Encouraged to Participate!

We strongly encourage all campers to contribute to their own camp experience. Not only does this assist you financially, but it gives campers a deeper sense of ownership for their experience. HoneyRock will match every dollar a child contributes to the program fee up to $200.

To qualify for the Matching Scholarship, you must

  1. Complete the matching section of the scholarship application and
  2. Campers should submit a written explanation or other documentation of how they've earned (or plan to earn) their matching funds.

As parents, you will assure the money is paid directly to you from your camper, the application is completed, and documentation is submitted via e-mail to our Camper Registration Assistant or by mail to the HoneyRock office by May 15th. If you're applying after May 15th, follow the same steps. You will be awarded financial assistance from our reserved funds. 

  • By Mail: 8660 Honey Rock Road, Three Lakes, WI 54562
  • By Email: nancy.robins@wheaton.edu

Need some inspiration for what campers can do to earn money? Check out the Camper Matching Scholarship Examples.

Need-Based Scholarship Program

Over the years many generous donors have given to HoneyRock Scholarship Account. Families who have multiple children coming to camp, single-parent families, families involved in full-time ministry, and families working through unexpected financial burdens due to medical reasons or job loss are encouraged to apply for this type of financial assistance.

2. Involve Others

Grandparents and other family members often ask what gifts to buy for Christmas and birthdays. A HoneyRock camp experience makes a great gift! We also suggest talking with your church - there may be ways to work with them to help finance your child's camp experience. As a reminder, all campers are able to participate in the Matching Scholarship, detailed above.

3. Payment Plan

We can work with you to set up a plan to pay off your balance over time. Our online system allows for monthly automatic withdrawals from your bank account or credit card. Alternatively, you may prefer to contact the Camper Registration Assistant directly to help you design an individualized payment plan. 

Note: You will be unable to register for future camp programs until the previous year's balance is paid in full.

To Receive Financial Assistance

To receive financial assistance, a camper must first be registered for one of our summer camp programs. Registering a child for camp requires payment of the $150 deposit per child. If the financial assistance you receive is not enough, this deposit is returned in full. 

Due to limited funds, we cannot guarantee the fulfillment of your request. Applications received after the deadline are subject to a significant disadvantage. In the event financial assistance is insufficient, families may cancel their registration and receive a full refund.

  1. Register your camper(s) for summer camp
  2. Complete the Financial Assistance Application
  3. Receive the award notification in early June

Applying for Financial Aid after May 15

We do retain limited funds for late registrants and applicants. However, we strongly encourage all families to apply for the first round if able when most funds are available. If you register after the April 15 deadline, you will be eligible for the second round of need-based and matching financial assistance.

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