In 2020, the WEA will convene for the 31st International Conference on Outdoor Leadership at HoneyRock, the Outdoor Center for Leadership Development of Wheaton College.

Winter Activities

Nestled on a lake in the North Woods, HoneyRock offers both spacious meeting rooms and comfortable lodging. Staff will also share the facility equipment with opportunities for attendees to try snowshoeing, cross country skiing, setting up winter camps, broomball, and more.

Check out this video about winter activities in HoneyRock.


Vanguard Gap Year | Winter in the Northwoods from Wheaton College on Vimeo.

Weather at HoneyRock

The Northwoods of Wisconsin in February is typically a beautiful season of snow-blanketed trees and trails. 

This beautiful season provides many outdoor recreation opportunities, including cross country skiing and snowshoeing. You may bring your own equipment or HoneyRock equipment will be available throughout the conference for use on their extensive trail system. We recommend bringing warm layers for your stay at HoneyRock, including warm, sturdy boots as there will be snow and ice.

HoneyRock x-country Ski. Courtesy of HoneyRock Marketing.  Fireside at HoneyRock. Courtesy of HoneyRock Marketing.