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Program #21427RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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Itinerary for May 18 — May 22, 2014

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Type: Conference Center

Description: You'll be staying at the Geneva Bay Retreat Center at Covenant Harbor Bible Camp. Since 1947, this faith-based camp and retreat center has been committed to providing excellent facilities and programming to the youth, families and adults who come to this lakeside location. Situated one mile west of downtown Lake Geneva on 52 beautiful wooded acres, the camp and retreat center offer an ideal location to learn, relax and create lasting relationships. The historic property includes several buildings left from the Sturges Estate created around the time of the Great Chicago Fire when wealthy families built their summer "cottages" at the lake and stayed for the summer season. Today, the Lake Geneva area is still known as Chicago's Summer Backyard. Guests are encouraged to explore the grounds and walk along the public access lake shore path. The path goes all the way around the lake (23 miles total) but even walking a small portion you'll see historic and modern homes, all beautifully kept.

Contact info:
1724 W Main Street
Lake Geneva, WI 53147 USA
phone: 262-248-3600
web: www.covenantharbor.org

Room amenities: Each guest room contains one queen bed and one twin bed, both with tempurpedic mattresses, a radio/alarm clock, hair dryer, telephone with voice mail, soap, shampoo and lotion. This retreat center does not have televisions in their guest rooms; as a retreat center they do not want any distractions to get in the way of you getting the most from your program experience.

Facility amenities: Geneva Bay Retreat Center is a self-contained facility with 32 guest rooms, meeting space and dining room all in one building. An elevator provides access to all three levels (meeting and dining room in the ground floor level with two floors of sleeping rooms above). Free internet (wi-fi) service throughout the building. Due to the topography of the area, mobile phone signals may not always be reliable. Relax with new friends in two lounges, one with a television with basic news channels. No alcohol permitted on site.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $80.00
Call 262-248-3600, ext. 333 for additional nights availability. Enjoy some additional time in Lake Geneva with a special room rate of $40.00/room for Thursday, May 22, 2014. There is lots to see and do in the area including golf courses, museums and the natural areas of the Kettle Moraine State Forest.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, May 18 - Arrival and Check-in / Registration / Welcome Din...
Afternoon: Plan to arrive in Lake Geneva in the afternoon. Check-in at Geneva Bay Conference Center at Covenant Harbor at 4:00 pm central daylight time. Please, no early check-ins. If you do arrive early, you are welcome to bring in your luggage, have a cup of coffee and wait in the lounge or take a walk down by the lake until your room is ready. Room key, name tag and program booklet distributed at check-in.

Dinner: Buffet at 6:00 pm in the lower level dining room. You'll find a salad bar with fresh greens and an array of toppings. Grab a seat in the dining room and take your glass to the beverage center for your choice of soda, iced tea, coffee, tea or ice water. Meal times are a great opportunity to meet your fellow participants and talk about past programs you have attended.

Evening: Gather at 7:15 pm in the meeting room to kick off the program with ORIENTATION. Your Group Leader will give an overview of the program, provide additional information about your accommodations and amenities and answer any questions. Then you'll have a chance to introduce yourself to the group and tell a little about your hometown and hobbies.

Lodging: Covenant Harbor

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: You'll be staying at the Geneva Bay Retreat Center at Covenant Harbor Bible Camp. Since 1947, this faith-based camp and retreat center has been committed to providing excellent facilities and programming to the youth, families and adults who come to this lakeside location. Situated one mile west of downtown Lake Geneva on 52 beautiful wooded acres, the camp and retreat center offer an ideal location to learn, relax and create lasting relationships. The historic property includes several buildings left from the Sturges Estate created around the time of the Great Chicago Fire when wealthy families built their summer "cottages" at the lake and stayed for the summer season. Today, the Lake Geneva area is still known as Chicago's Summer Backyard. Guests are encouraged to explore the grounds and walk along the public access lake shore path. The path goes all the way around the lake (23 miles total) but even walking a small portion you'll see historic and modern homes, all beautifully kept.

Contact info:
1724 W Main Street
Lake Geneva, WI 53147 USA
phone: 262-248-3600
web: www.covenantharbor.org

Room amenities: Each guest room contains one queen bed and one twin bed, both with tempurpedic mattresses, a radio/alarm clock, hair dryer, telephone with voice mail, soap, shampoo and lotion. This retreat center does not have televisions in their guest rooms; as a retreat center they do not want any distractions to get in the way of you getting the most from your program experience.

Facility amenities: Geneva Bay Retreat Center is a self-contained facility with 32 guest rooms, meeting space and dining room all in one building. An elevator provides access to all three levels (meeting and dining room in the ground floor level with two floors of sleeping rooms above). Free internet (wi-fi) service throughout the building. Due to the topography of the area, mobile phone signals may not always be reliable. Relax with new friends in two lounges, one with a television with basic news channels. No alcohol permitted on site.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $80.00
Call 262-248-3600, ext. 333 for additional nights availability. Enjoy some additional time in Lake Geneva with a special room rate of $40.00/room for Thursday, May 22, 2014. There is lots to see and do in the area including golf courses, museums and the natural areas of the Kettle Moraine State Forest.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, May 19 - Patriotic Broadway / Theater Production Process /...
Patriotic Broadway / Theater Production Process / Boat Cruise on Geneva Lake / Music of John Philip Sousa

Breakfast: Buffet at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room.

Morning: Gather in the lower level meeting room at 9:00 am for a ninety-minute lecture on PATRIOTIC BROADWAY. Continue discussion of the musical "1776." Take a thirty-minute break at 10:30 am to stretch and perhaps take a walk outside. Come back to the meeting room at 11:00 am for a ninety-minute lecture on MUSICAL NATIONALISM.

Lunch: Buffet at 12:30 pm in the lower level dining room.

Afternoon: Gather in the meeting room at 2:00 pm for a ninety-minute lecture on MUSICAL NATIONALISM.

Dinner: Buffet at 6:00 pm in the lower level dining room.

Evening: Gather in the lower level meeting room at 7:15 pm for a ninety-minute lecture on THE MUSIC OF JOHN PHILIP SOUSA.

Lodging: Covenant Harbor

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: You'll be staying at the Geneva Bay Retreat Center at Covenant Harbor Bible Camp. Since 1947, this faith-based camp and retreat center has been committed to providing excellent facilities and programming to the youth, families and adults who come to this lakeside location. Situated one mile west of downtown Lake Geneva on 52 beautiful wooded acres, the camp and retreat center offer an ideal location to learn, relax and create lasting relationships. The historic property includes several buildings left from the Sturges Estate created around the time of the Great Chicago Fire when wealthy families built their summer "cottages" at the lake and stayed for the summer season. Today, the Lake Geneva area is still known as Chicago's Summer Backyard. Guests are encouraged to explore the grounds and walk along the public access lake shore path. The path goes all the way around the lake (23 miles total) but even walking a small portion you'll see historic and modern homes, all beautifully kept.

Contact info:
1724 W Main Street
Lake Geneva, WI 53147 USA
phone: 262-248-3600
web: www.covenantharbor.org

Room amenities: Each guest room contains one queen bed and one twin bed, both with tempurpedic mattresses, a radio/alarm clock, hair dryer, telephone with voice mail, soap, shampoo and lotion. This retreat center does not have televisions in their guest rooms; as a retreat center they do not want any distractions to get in the way of you getting the most from your program experience.

Facility amenities: Geneva Bay Retreat Center is a self-contained facility with 32 guest rooms, meeting space and dining room all in one building. An elevator provides access to all three levels (meeting and dining room in the ground floor level with two floors of sleeping rooms above). Free internet (wi-fi) service throughout the building. Due to the topography of the area, mobile phone signals may not always be reliable. Relax with new friends in two lounges, one with a television with basic news channels. No alcohol permitted on site.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $80.00
Call 262-248-3600, ext. 333 for additional nights availability. Enjoy some additional time in Lake Geneva with a special room rate of $40.00/room for Thursday, May 22, 2014. There is lots to see and do in the area including golf courses, museums and the natural areas of the Kettle Moraine State Forest.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, May 20 - Patriotic Broadway / Musical Nationalism / The St...
Breakfast: Buffet at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room.

Morning: Gather in the lower level meeting room at 9:00 am for a ninety-minute lecture on PATRIOTIC BROADWAY. Continue discussion of the musical "1776." Take a thirty-minute break at 10:30 am to stretch and perhaps take a walk outside. Come back to the meeting room at 11:00 am for a ninety-minute lecture on MUSICAL NATIONALISM.

Lunch: Buffet at 12:30 pm in the lower level dining room.

Afternoon: Gather in the meeting room at 2:00 pm for a ninety-minute lecture on MUSICAL NATIONALISM.

Dinner: Buffet at 6:00 pm in the lower level dining room.

Evening: Gather in the lower level meeting room at 7:15 pm for a ninety-minute lecture on THE HISTORY OF THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER.

Lodging: Covenant Harbor

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: You'll be staying at the Geneva Bay Retreat Center at Covenant Harbor Bible Camp. Since 1947, this faith-based camp and retreat center has been committed to providing excellent facilities and programming to the youth, families and adults who come to this lakeside location. Situated one mile west of downtown Lake Geneva on 52 beautiful wooded acres, the camp and retreat center offer an ideal location to learn, relax and create lasting relationships. The historic property includes several buildings left from the Sturges Estate created around the time of the Great Chicago Fire when wealthy families built their summer "cottages" at the lake and stayed for the summer season. Today, the Lake Geneva area is still known as Chicago's Summer Backyard. Guests are encouraged to explore the grounds and walk along the public access lake shore path. The path goes all the way around the lake (23 miles total) but even walking a small portion you'll see historic and modern homes, all beautifully kept.

Contact info:
1724 W Main Street
Lake Geneva, WI 53147 USA
phone: 262-248-3600
web: www.covenantharbor.org

Room amenities: Each guest room contains one queen bed and one twin bed, both with tempurpedic mattresses, a radio/alarm clock, hair dryer, telephone with voice mail, soap, shampoo and lotion. This retreat center does not have televisions in their guest rooms; as a retreat center they do not want any distractions to get in the way of you getting the most from your program experience.

Facility amenities: Geneva Bay Retreat Center is a self-contained facility with 32 guest rooms, meeting space and dining room all in one building. An elevator provides access to all three levels (meeting and dining room in the ground floor level with two floors of sleeping rooms above). Free internet (wi-fi) service throughout the building. Due to the topography of the area, mobile phone signals may not always be reliable. Relax with new friends in two lounges, one with a television with basic news channels. No alcohol permitted on site.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $80.00
Call 262-248-3600, ext. 333 for additional nights availability. Enjoy some additional time in Lake Geneva with a special room rate of $40.00/room for Thursday, May 22, 2014. There is lots to see and do in the area including golf courses, museums and the natural areas of the Kettle Moraine State Forest.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, May 21 - Theater Field Trip to Fort Atkinson / Songs from ...
Breakfast: Buffet at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room.

Morning: Gather in the lower level meeting room at 9:00 am for a lecture on BROADWAY'S FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Then board our motor coach at 10:00 am for a sixty-minute ride to nearby Fort Atkinson and The Fireside Theater. Started in 1964 by Dick and Betty Klopcic as just a pyramid-shaped restaurant, this family-run business has grown to include a 1000 seat restaurant, a 600 seat equity dinner theater and unique shops. Now run by Dick and Betty's son Rick and his wife Jane, the Fireside tradition of excellence continues with 5-6 professional productions each year, fine dining and offers its guests a place to create cherished memories. The Fireside's motto: People will come to a place they have been invited and will return to a place where they have been made to feel welcome.

Lunch: Plated lunch at The Fireside Theater served at 11:15 am. Today's menu includes your choice of coffee, tea or milk and fresh baked bread. Menu: broccoli and cauliflower salad, beef tenderloin and chicken, and a dessert trio. Talk to your Group Leader Sunday night if you have food allergies or dietary restrictions.

Afternoon: Enjoy a MATINEE PERFORMANCE of the musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF beginning at 1:30 pm. Show Description: Arguably the greatest musical ever written and certainly one of the most popular shows in Fireside history, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF makes a triumphant return to the Fireside stage for this very special anniversary season. This classic show held the title as Broadway’s longest running musical for over twenty years, winning nine Tony Awards including Best Musical. Tens of millions of people worldwide have fallen in love with Tevye, the long suffering dairyman who struggles to find a balance between his traditions and his family. It is a heart-warming story featuring one of Broadway’s most beautiful musical scores. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF opened on Broadway the same year that The Fireside first opened its doors and to celebrate this dual anniversary, back by popular demand, Artistic Director Ed Flesch will return to the leading role with which he has long been associated. You won’t want to miss this Fireside “Tradition!”

Dinner: Buffet at 6:00 pm in the lower level dining room.

Evening: Gather in the lower level meeting room at 7:15 pm for a ninety-minute lecture on SONGS FROM THE ARMED FORCES.

Lodging: Covenant Harbor

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Thursday, May 22 - Patriotic Broadway / Program Concludes with Lunch...
Note: Check-out of rooms by 10:30 am.

Breakfast: Buffet at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room.

Morning: Gather in the lower level meeting room at 9:00 am for a sixty-minute lecture on PATRIOTIC BROADWAY. Explore the classic show "George M!" The show is based on the life of George M Cohan "The Man Who Owned Broadway." Take a thirty-minute break at 10:00 am. Check-out of rooms. Come back to the meeting room at 10:30 am for a sixty-minute lecture on PATRIOTIC BROADWAY.

Lunch: Buffet at 11:30 am in the lower level dining room. Program ends after lunch. Independent departure by 1:00 pm.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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Lake Geneva, WI
Lake Geneva Area Chamber of CommerceYour guide to Lake Geneva.
For additional information, visit: www.lakegenevawi.com

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Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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4 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
12 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
1 Performances

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