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Unlike any other academic experience.

HoneyRock offers a one-of-a-kind experience, whether you jump in for two weeks with Wheaton in the Northwoods or spend twelve weeks in our Summer Leadership School. From rising freshman to graduating seniors, HoneyRock offers a variety of transformational opportunities that will change the way you see yourself and the world. Check out how you can get involved, below:

Learn to lead by leading.

Explore four summer-long programs that will change the way you see ministry & leadership.

Through academic study, leadership experience, and Christian ministry, students learn about both the art and science of leadership. The following programs place special emphasis on making space for the student explore their unique strengths and wiring. In turn, this enables students to discern their calling and maximize their college experience which helps them launch after graduation.

Interested in experiencing authentic community, discovering your leadership strengths, and receiving individualized coaching and mentoring? Excited about participating in kingdom ministry, helping youth and young adults come to know Christ? Learn more about SLS and experience an unforgettable summer.

The Leadership Certificate is a program for emerging leaders who seek a depth of character and skill that enables students to contribute to effective and redemptive communities. Participation in the program will foster development in spiritual formation, foundational leadership theory, and key competencies through academic study and real world application.

We want to prepare you for a career in outdoor leadership. This three-month program equips you with the hard and soft skills necessary to be a professional in the field of adventure ministry. You will gain a strong foundation in the areas of wilderness leadership, adventure ministry, and faith formation. Taking part in this program means entering into an intentional development process that combines industry-standard training with real-life ministry experience.

HoneyRock now offers a wide variety of work opportunities in business, ministry, education, and more! We encourage students to turn their summer job into an internship. By working at HoneyRock, you will 

  • Gain real-world hands on experience 
  • Develop marketable skills in a variety of professional fields 
  • Explore potential career options 
  • Grow in personal and relational competencies desired by employers 
  • Deepen your relationship with Christ through an authentic community and experiences in creation
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Leadership Certificate

Integrate classroom theory and applied leadership experience to become a leader in your field of study.

Leadership Certificate
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HoneyRock is an educational department of Wheaton College, a nationally recognized, fully-accredited Christian liberal arts college established in 1860. 

At HoneyRock, we are both a camp and a campus. Owned and operated by Wheaton College but located in northern Wisconsin, HoneyRock is the experiential leadership lab for individuals desiring personal, spiritual, and leadership development. The programs offered work together synergistically, providing campers with the highest caliber of Christian leaders and giving students an invaluable opportunity to exercise newly-acquired skills and knowledge as camp leaders. Instructors and staff work together to mentor students as they, in turn, mentor the young people within their camper programs.

As the Outdoor Center for Leadership Development of Wheaton College, our programs integrate academic learning with leadership and holistic life in Christ. Theoretical principles and practical skills learned here are applicable to a broad range of ministry and educational settings. Our program offers students the benefits of an outdoor environment that uses the inherent strengths of a camp setting for educational purposes. These strengths include short-term intensive experiences, the simplicity of a rustic setting, and leadership opportunities in ministries to young people. Our educational approach is interdisciplinary and distinguished through active learning, immediacy of application, involvement in leadership and problem solving tasks, directed reading, mentoring, disciplined reflection and evaluation, service, and solitude in the outdoor environment.

Each summer over 15 professors teach at HoneyRock as faculty. Every collegiate program utilizes these professionals to train and educate students for ministry at HoneyRock and beyond. These faculty members are experts in fields like psychology, youth ministry, Christian education, and leadership development. No other camp or ministry offers students such close interaction with faculty. The relationships students build with faculty members grow deeper and students often leave HoneyRock with mentoring relationships that are life-changing.

We're about 6 hours due north of Wheaton College in the "Northwoods of Wisconsin". Our closest towns are Three Lakes and Eagle River - both about 15-20 minutes away. This remote location allows our guests to fully disconnect from "every day life" back home. We love offering this "a place apart"!

Find us on a map: 8660 Honey Rock Road, Three Lakes WI 54562