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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 Aug 24 — Aug 28, 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,air conditioning , 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.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, August 24 - 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 Conference Center at Covenant Harbor at 4:00 pm central daylight time. 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 variety of salads and hot entrees. 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 a radio/alarm clock, hair dryer, telephone with voice mail,air conditioning , 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.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, August 25 - Musicals of Leonard Bernstein / Munich to Pearl H...
Musicals of Leonard Bernstein / Munich to Pearl Harbor / D-Day to VE-Day / Food, Fashion and Fads

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

Morning: MUSICALS OF LEONARD BERNSTEIN. Gather at 9:00 am in the lower level meeting room to look the life and works of this master composer. Take a thirty-minute break at 10:30 am to stretch and perhaps take a walk outside. MUNICH TO PEARL HARBOR. Come back to the meeting room at 11:00 am for a lecture on America's entry into WWII.

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

Afternoon: D-DAY TO VE-DAY. Gather at 2:00 pm in the lower level meeting room for a discussion of the Normandy Invasion through Victory in Europe. Take a break at 3:30 pm. MUSIC OF THE BIG BANDS. Gather at 4:00 pm for a lecture on the Big Bands/Swing era and the music of Glenn Miller.

Dinner: Buffet 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 FOOD, FASHION AND FADS.

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,air conditioning , 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.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, August 26 - Musicals of Leonard Bernstein / When is Daddy Com...
Musicals of Leonard Bernstein / When is Daddy Coming Home? / Hiroshima / Food, Fashion and Fads

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

Morning: MUSICALS OF LEONARD BERNSTEIN. Gather at 9:00 am in the lower level meeting room for a lecture the music from "West Side Story". Take a thirty-minute break at 10:30 am to stretch and perhaps take a walk outside. WHEN IS DADDY COMING HOME? Come back to the meeting room at 11:00 am for a lecture on stories from the home front.

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

Afternoon: HIROSHIMA. Gather at 2:00 pm in the lower level meeting room for a lecture on the end of WWII with the dropping of the atomic bomb. Class concludes at 3:30 pm. Take some time to enjoy the grounds before dinner.

Dinner: Buffet 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 FOOD, FASHION AND FADS.

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,air conditioning , 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.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, August 27 - Musicals of Leonard Bernstein / Theater Field Tri...
Musicals of Leonard Bernstein / Theater Field Trip / Food, Fashion and Fads

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

Morning: MUSICALS OF LEONARD BERNSTEIN. Gather at 9:00 am in the lower level meeting room for a lecture on the story and music from "On The Town" in preparation of the afternoon show. FIELD TRIP TO LINCOLNSHIRE, ILLINOIS. Board our motor coach at 9:45 am. Travel time is approximately one hour.

Lunch: Plated lunch at hotel restaurant.

Afternoon: Enjoy a MATINEE PERFORMANCE of the musical ON THE TOWN beginning at 1:00 pm. It's 1944 and three American sailors hit the Big Apple for love, fun, and the beautiful “Miss Turnstiles!” This hysterical musical comedy features an unforgettable score by Leonard Bernstein, and a hilarious book by Comden and Green. In this whirlwind adventure, sailors Gabey, Ozzie and Chip only have 24 hours to see the famous sights and find romance before they report back to the ship. The explosion of song and dance that ensues proves that “New York, New York, it’s a helluva town!"

Dinner: Buffet 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 FOOD, FASHION AND FADS.

Lodging: Covenant Harbor

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Thursday, August 28 - Music of the Big Bands / Program Wrap Up / Depart...
Breakfast: Buffet at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room.

Morning: MUSIC OF THE BIG BANDS. Gather at 9:00 am in the lower level meeting room to tap your toes to the music of Duke Ellington. Take a thirty-minute break at 10:30 am. Check-out of rooms. PROGRAM WRAP UP. Come back to the meeting room at 11:00 am to talk about all that you've learned during this program. Did you have a favorite lecture or presenter?

Lunch: Buffet at 11:30 am in the lower level dining room. Program concludes 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

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
12 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
1 Performances

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