As a parent you have made a great investment by sending your child to HoneyRock this summer. Participating in Family Day is how you maximize your investment. You will learn ‘hands on’ what happened in your child’s life this summer as you experience life at HoneyRock for the day. Camp is a powerful and transformational event partly because it happens outside of the home environment and permanent system. However, campers need help transferring those lessons back home. Parents and caregivers are the primary transfer agents for the campers. It is your role to help your children figure out how to bring the learning and life change from the temporary community back home (the "permanent" community). Coming to Family Day will help you experience what has happened in the life of your child(ren).
- Friday June 26, 2015: Intro Camp
- Thursday July 9, 2015: 12-Day Residential Camp 1, Advance Camp 1
- Thursday July 23, 2015: 12-Day Residential Camp 2, 2:22, Venture
- Thursday August 6, 2015: 12-Day Residential Camp 3, Advance Camp 2
- Friday August 7, 2015: Service Team
There is no charge for participation in Family Day. Please register to attend the event using the Registration Portal >>. This will help us to plan accordingly for your arrival!
What happens on Family Day?
This day is designed for the entire family—younger siblings are especially invited to come enjoy the day. For several hours the camp activity areas and facilities are open for your child to show you around, and share their camp experience with you. During the afternoon you will also have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with your child’s counselors to hear from them what has happened in your child’s life. After a picnic dinner you can watch a slideshow of the camp session and hear from the Director on the mission and philosophy of HoneyRock’s programs. The High School Program Managers will hold a separate meeting during this time about the Advance Camp, 2:22, and Venture programs. A special focus of these meetings will be helpful hints on the challenges and opportunities of transferring the learning back home.
Parents and families are invited to arrive for check-in between 1:30-2:00 pm on the last Thursday (Friday for Intro Camp) of each camp session. The cabins have a special closing ceremony that night in which they bring their session to a close with a final group time. Except for Service Team, leaving with parents at the end of Family Day is strongly discouraged. We cannot stress highly enough the value of the camper’s last night with his/her cabin. Therefore, it is our expectation that your child remain at camp until the morning after Family Day.
- For everyone's protection, we do not allow dogs or other pets at HoneyRock. Thank you for helping us uphold that policy.
- HoneyRock is "a place apart" and we ask people not to use cell phones in the main areas of camp. While we understand that your work may require you to be accessible by cell phone, please take advantage of this opportunity to unplug and fully engage in the HoneyRock experience.
Please do not arrive early. Our staff and counselors are busy preparing to make Family Day a special event for everyone.
Day One (subject to change)
1:30-2 pm Sign In & One-on-One Sign Up
2-5 pm Activity Areas & Beehive (camp store) Open
2-3 pm HoneyRock Rodeo
3-4:45 pm One-on-Ones w/your child's counselor
5-6 pm Picnic Dinner & Ski Show
6-6:45 pm Parents' Meeting
6:45-8 pm Worship Celebration & Awards Ceremony
8 pm Goodbye until tomorrow morning at 8:00am
Day Two (except for Service Team)
8 am Pick-up your child at the dining hall. Please be on time.
If you arrive at HoneyRock after 8:15am you will have to wait for the buses to depart before being allowed to drive down HoneyRock road.
Parents (or other pre-authorized persons) need to pick up their campers on Friday morning at 8:00am. Please do not expect to pick up campers on Thursday night. Thursday night includes final cabin activities for your children.
Hotels fill quickly during the summer so we recommend making your reservations early. HoneyRock does have limited accommodations available, and you may call our Receptionist (715-479-7474 x201) for information and housing availability at HoneyRock during Family Day weekends. Only full-week cabin reservations (Saturday-Saturday) are taken prior to April 15. Please refer to the local websites/phone numbers below for hotel information:
• Three Lakes Information Bureau: www.threelakes.com; (715) 546-3344
• Eagle River Chamber of Commerce: www.eagleriver.org; (715) 479-6400
• St. Germain Chamber of Commerce: www.st-germain.com; (715) 477-2205
Please see the driving directions to HoneyRock. Wheaton to HoneyRock is approximately 350 miles (6 hours).
We are looking forward to having you join your child in the Family Day celebration!