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LAKE GENEVA, WISCONSIN

Architectural Gems: Wright-Taliesin, Calatrava-Milwaukee Art Museum, Lunts-Ten Chimneys

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Program #10963RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for May 27 — May 30, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Located on beautiful Geneva Lake in a 52-acre wooded site. Public access walking path around the lake gets you up close to many of the historic mansions. Be sure to stay on the path.

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

Room amenities: Local or 800 phone service, radio/alarm clock, hair dryer, soap, shampoo, lotion. There are no televisions in the rooms. No alcohol permitted on site.

Facility amenities: Self contained conference and retreat center, meeting, sleeping and dining all in the same building. Elevator service to all three levels. Local phone service only. Mobile phone service may not be reliable. Two lounges with fireplaces. One television with basic channels in second floor lounge. 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: Call for price information.
Call 262-248-3600, ext. 333 for additional nights availability and price.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Monday, May 27 - Arrival and Orientation
Arrive To: Travel to Lake Geneva on your own -- OR -- join the Covenant Harbor van shuttle departing from the Milwaukee airport at 4:00 pm. Advance Reservation Required. Claim your luggage and meet at the GoRiteway kiosk by 3:45 pm. You will arrive in Lake Geneva at 5:30 pm in time for check-in, dinner and orientation.

Afternoon: Plan to arrive in Lake Geneva in the afternoon. Check-in begins at 4:00 pm in the lobby of the Geneva Bay Centre at Covenant Harbor Bible Camp and Retreat Center. Please, no early check-ins; however, if you do arrive early, you are welcome to bring in your luggage and wait in the lounge until your room is ready. Pick up your program booklet, name tag and room key from your Group Leader who will be in the lobby. The booklet will contain the final day-by-day schedule and other program information that we will review during orientation.

Dinner: At 6:00 pm in the lower level dining room. Meals served at the retreat center are buffet style. At dinner you'll find a salad bar with fresh greens and an array of toppings along with hot entrees and a dessert. Be sure to pace yourself, there are a lot of choices. Find a seat in the dining room and take your glass to the beverage center for your choice of milk, soda, iced tea, coffee or ice water. Meal times are a great opportunity to meet your fellow participants and talk about past programs you have attended.

Evening: Gather as a group in the meeting room for ORIENTATION at 7:15 pm. Your Group Leader will give an overview of the program, provide additional information about your accommodations 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: Located on beautiful Geneva Lake in a 52-acre wooded site. Public access walking path around the lake gets you up close to many of the historic mansions. Be sure to stay on the path.

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

Room amenities: Local or 800 phone service, radio/alarm clock, hair dryer, soap, shampoo, lotion. There are no televisions in the rooms. No alcohol permitted on site.

Facility amenities: Self contained conference and retreat center, meeting, sleeping and dining all in the same building. Elevator service to all three levels. Local phone service only. Mobile phone service may not be reliable. Two lounges with fireplaces. One television with basic channels in second floor lounge. 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: Call for price information.
Call 262-248-3600, ext. 333 for additional nights availability and price.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, May 28 - Taliesin in Spring Green
Breakfast: At 8:00 am in the lower level dining room. You'll find a variety of hot and cold dishes along with fresh fruit and juice.

Morning: Class 9:00-10:00 am. Join Jim Slauson from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design for a primer in architecture from Stonehenge to Calatrava. Take a 30-minute break at 10:00 am. Class 10:30-11:30 pm. Mr. Slauson continues his lecture and discussion.

Lunch: At 11:30 am in the lower level dining room.

Afternoon: Board our motor coach at 12:30 pm for our FIELD TRIP to Madison and Spring Green. Approximate travel time to Madison is 1 hour 30 minutes. We'll pass the Frank Lloyd Wright inspired Monona Terrace and the Wisconsin State Capitol. Travel time to Spring Green is approximately 40 minutes. Our first stop for our visit of FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT'S TALIESIN will be the visitor center where we'll meet our docents and board our shuttles for a quick ride over to the estate. Enjoy a two hour docent led exploration of the main house. You'll hear stories of Mr. Wright's family life, his architectural innovations, and his love of the surrounding countryside. Taliesin was always a work in progress, Mr. Wright worked on it for 48 years. You're sure to find a favorite room, piece of furniture, or other object. You'll have some time to explore the bookstore before we depart for dinner.

Dinner: At 6:00 pm at the historic Old Feed Mill Restaurant in Mazomanie. Your dinner consists of your choice of the restaurant's signature dish, pot roast or chicken marsala along with a salad, vegetable and fresh baked bread using wheat grown on the Taliesin estate farm.

Evening: Return to Lake Geneva after dinner.

Lodging: Covenant Harbor

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

Description: Located on beautiful Geneva Lake in a 52-acre wooded site. Public access walking path around the lake gets you up close to many of the historic mansions. Be sure to stay on the path.

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

Room amenities: Local or 800 phone service, radio/alarm clock, hair dryer, soap, shampoo, lotion. There are no televisions in the rooms. No alcohol permitted on site.

Facility amenities: Self contained conference and retreat center, meeting, sleeping and dining all in the same building. Elevator service to all three levels. Local phone service only. Mobile phone service may not be reliable. Two lounges with fireplaces. One television with basic channels in second floor lounge. 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: Call for price information.
Call 262-248-3600, ext. 333 for additional nights availability and price.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, May 29 - Milwaukee Art Museum
Breakfast: At 8:00 am in the lower level dining room.

Morning: Board our motor coach at 9:00 am for our FIELD TRIP to Milwaukee. Travel time is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. We'll meet our docents at the MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM on the shore of Lake Michigan for a 1 hour ARCHITECTURE TALK about the history of the museum including buildings designed by Eero Saarinen, David Kahler and of course SANTIAGO CALATRAVA. There is so much to see in this treasure of a museum. Learn how they moved the ribs for the "wings" through downtown Milwaukee, feel the smooth texture of the poured concrete walls and don't forget to go see the parking garage - it's worth a visit.

Lunch: At 11:30 am at the museum. Enjoy a box lunch consisting of a sandwich, chips, soda or water, fruit cup and a cookie. We'll eat right in the museum with views of the collection and lake. At noon you'll want to temporarily leave your lunch and head to the pedestrian walkway to watch the "wings" close and open. The whole process takes about 10 minutes. Take your camera!

Afternoon: After lunch you'll have some time for INDEPENDENT EXPLORATION of the museum. Take some time to explore the Bradley Collection donated to the museum by Mrs. Peg Bradley. She donated her collection and the money to build a building to house it. Re-board motor coach at 2:45 pm for return to Lake Geneva.

Dinner: At 6:00 in the lower level dining room.

Evening: Tonight's entertainment begins at 7:15 pm. Enjoy an evening of classical music performed by Dr. Trevor Stephenson from Madison, Wisconsin.

Lodging: Covenant Harbor

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Four: Thursday, May 30 - Ten Chimneys in Genesee Depot
Depart From: For those returning to the Milwaukee airport with the Covenant Harbor van shuttle, you will depart from Ten Chimneys after lunch. We'll take your luggage with us on the motor coach. The shuttle will depart at 1:30 pm for the airport and arrive at approximately 2:30 pm. IMPORTANT: Do not make any flight plans earlier than 4:30 pm.

Breakfast: At 8:00 am in the lower level dining room. Check-out of rooms prior to boarding motor coach. Luggage can be left at the front desk for safekeeping.

Morning: Board our motor coach at 9:00 am for our FIELD TRIP to the small community of Genesee Depot. Travel time is approximately 1 hour. This is where Broadway actors Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne built their home, TEN CHIMNEYS. Yes, there are actually ten chimneys. You'll hear this story and more during a two hour docent-led exploration of the house and estate. The home contains all the original furnishings and you'll feel like the Lunts have just stepped out.

Lunch: At 12:15 pm at the estate program center. Enjoy a box lunch consisting of a wrap, fruit cup and dessert bar.

Afternoon: After lunch you'll have some time for INDEPENDENT EXPLORATION of the wonderful exhibits in the Visitor Center and learn even more about the Lunts. Thank you for visiting Darling! Re-board motor coach for return to Lake Geneva. Approximate return at 2:30 PM. Independent departures.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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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