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Program #21427RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Itinerary for Sep 22 — Sep 26, 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 a radio/alarm clock, hair dryer, telephone with voice mail, soap, air conditioning , 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.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Monday, September 22 - Arrival and Check-In / Welcome Dinner / Orientati...
Afternoon: WELCOME TO LAKE GENEVA! Plan to arrive in Lake Geneva in the afternoon. Check-in at Geneva Bay Retreat Center at Covenant Harbor available from 4:00 pm. You are welcome to arrive as early as you wish, however we cannot guarantee that your accommodations will be available for occupancy before 4:00 pm. PROGRAM REGISTRATION. After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table in the lobby to register with the program staff and pick up your arrival packet containing your name tag, the up-to-date schedule, other important information we will review during Orientation, and to confirm the time and place of the session. If you arrive late, please pick up your packet at the front desk. Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Dinner: Buffet-style dinner served at 6:00 pm in the lower level dining room. You'll find a variety of hot entrees as well as cold salads and dessert. Find 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: ORIENTATION. Gather at 7:15 pm in our private meeting room to begin the program. 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 a radio/alarm clock, hair dryer, telephone with voice mail, soap, air conditioning , 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.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, September 23 - Musicals of Social Change / The Industrial Revolu...
Musicals of Social Change / The Industrial Revolution / Social Commentators

Breakfast: Buffet-style breakfast served at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room. You'll find a variety of hot entrees along with fresh fruit and juice.

Morning: Help us celebrate our 25th anniversary of offering Road Scholar programs! Gather at 9:00 am in the lower level meeting room for a lecture on MUSICALS OF SOCIAL CHANGE. Look at the story and music from "The Scarlet Pimpernel." 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 lecture on THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION.

Lunch: Buffet-style lunch served at 12:30 pm in the lower level dining room. Everyday features different items on the buffet.

Afternoon: Gather at 2:00 pm in the lower level meeting room for a lecture on THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION.

Dinner: Buffet-style dinner served at 6:00 pm in the lower level dining room.

Evening: Gather at 7:15 pm in the lower level meeting room for a lecture on SOCIAL COMMENTATORS.

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 a radio/alarm clock, hair dryer, telephone with voice mail, soap, air conditioning , 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.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, September 24 - Musicals of Social Change / The Industrial Revolu...
Musicals of Social Change / The Industrial Revolution / Social Commentators

Breakfast: Buffet-style breakfast served at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room.

Morning: Gather at 9:00 am in the lower level meeting room for a lecture on MUSICALS OF SOCIAL CHANGE. Look at the story and music from "Les Miserables." 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 lecture on THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION.

Lunch: Buffet-style lunch served at 12:30 pm in the lower level dining room.

Afternoon: Gather at 2:00 pm in the lower level meeting room for a lecture on THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION.

Dinner: Buffet-style dinner served at 6:00 pm in the lower level dining room.

Evening: Gather at 7:15 pm in the lower level meeting room for a lecture on SOCIAL COMMENTATORS.

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 a radio/alarm clock, hair dryer, telephone with voice mail, soap, air conditioning , 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.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Thursday, September 25 - Musicals of Social Change / Field Trip to Fort At...
Musicals of Social Change / Field Trip to Fort Atkinson / Social Commentators

Breakfast: Buffet-style breakfast served at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room.

Morning: Gather at 9:00 am in the lower level meeting room for a lecture on MUSICALS OF SOCIAL CHANGE. Break at 9:45 am. FIELD TRIP TO FORT ATKINSON. Board our motor coach at 10:00 am. Travel time is approximately one hour.

Lunch: Plated lunch served at 11:15 am at the theater complex. Your lunch today includes a garden salad with fresh vegetables, beef short ribs alongside chicken breast served with acorn squash, and French beignets for dessert.

Afternoon: Enjoy a MATINEE PERFORMANCE of the musical LES MISERABLES beginning at 1:30 pm. The Fireside is proud to present the world’s longest running musical! LES MISERABLES has won 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical as well as over 100 international awards. Seen by over 65 million people in 42 different countries, this epic tale of love and courage, commitment and loyalty celebrates the unassailable strength of the human spirit. The Fireside’s spectacular new production will be filled with magnificent singing and dancing as we bring to life one of the greatest, most ambitious, soaring musical scores in the history of the stage.

Dinner: Buffet-style dinner served at 6:00 pm in the lower level dining room.

Evening: Gather at 7:15 pm in the lower level meeting room for a lecture on SOCIAL COMMENTATORS.

Lodging: Covenant Harbor

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Friday, September 26 - Musicals of Social Change / Program Wrap Up / Pro...
Musicals of Social Change / Program Wrap Up / Program Concludes with Lunch

Note: Check-out of rooms by 11:00 am.

Breakfast: Buffet-style breakfast served at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room.

Morning: Gather at 9:00 am in the lower level meeting room for a lecture on MUSICALS OF SOCIAL CHANGE. Look at the musical "Oliver!" Take a thirty-minute break at 10:30 am. Check-out of rooms. Come back to the meeting room at 11:00 am for a PROGRAM WRAP UP. Share your favorite parts of the program and what you'll take away from this experience.

Lunch: Buffet-style lunch served at 11:30 am in the lower level dining room. Program concludes after lunch. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US FOR THIS ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAM IN LAKE GENEVA. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures, and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys.

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

Important information about your itinerary:
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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Included
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4 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
1 Performances

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