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LAKE GENEVA, WISCONSIN

George Gershwin & Irving Berlin, The History of The Star Spangled Banner, American Musical Theater

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5 Days | 4 Nights
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Itinerary for May 19 — May 23, 2013

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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, 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, May 19 - Arrival, Check-In, Orientation
Arrive To: Get to Lake Geneva on your own -- OR -- take the Covenant Harbor Van Shuttle from the Milwaukee airport.

Afternoon: Plan to arrive in Lake Geneva in the afternnon. Check-in at Geneva Bay Centre at Covenant Harbor Bible Camp at 4:00 pm. If you do arrive early you are welcome to bring in your luggage 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. Most meals are buffet style. Meal times are a great opportunity to meet your fellow participants and talk about past programs you have attended.

Evening: After dinner, gather in the Green Gables 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 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, 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, May 20 - The Life and Music of the Gershwins, The History ...
The Life and Music of the Gershwins, The History of the Star Spangled Banner, Evening Entertainment

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 THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF THE GERSHWINS. Take a break at 10:30 am. Come back to the meeting room at 11:00 am for a ninety-minute lecture on THE THEATER PRODUCTION PROCESS. What's the difference between a producer and a director? How are shows chosen for a theater's season?

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

Afternoon: Enjoy some FREE TIME this afternoon to explore the area, relax on the porch with a book or walk along the shore. Gather in the lower level meeting room at 4:30 pm for a ninety-minute lecture on THE HISTORY OF THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER.

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 some light entertainment.

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, 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, May 21 - The Life and Music of the Gershwins, The History ...
The Life and Music of the Gershwins, The History of the Star Spangled Banner, Musical Theater, Evening Entertainment

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 THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF THE GERSHWINS. Take a break at 10:30 am. Come back to the meeting room at 11:00 am for a ninety-minute lecture on THE HISTORY OF THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER.

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

Afternoon: Gather in the lower level meeting room at 2:00 pm for a ninety-minute lecture on THE HISTORY OF THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER.

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 some light entertainment.

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, 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, May 22 - Field Trip to Milwaukee for Lunch and a Matinee S...
Note: Elevator available at theater complex.

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 THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF THE GERSHWINS. Board our motor coach at 10:45 am for a FIELD TRIP to Milwuakee and the Skylight Music Theater located in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.

Lunch: Plated lunch at 12:00 pm at the theater complex. Your lunch includes a cup of soup, salad and sandwich with a beverage and dessert.

Afternoon: Pre-show lecture 1:00-2:00 pm. Learn more about George and Ira Gershwin and the creation of the musical "Porgy & Bess." The matinee performance of "PORGY & BESS" begins at 2:00 pm. The group leader will distribute tickets during lunch. Re-board our motor coach after the performance to return to Lake Geneva.

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

Evening: Gather in the lower level meeting room at 7:00 pm for some light entertainment. Come watch a classic Broadway musical.

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, 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 Five: Thursday, May 23 - Irving Berlin, Program Wrap Up
Depart From: For those who are taking the Covenant Harbor Van Shuttle the shuttle will depart at 1:00 pm for the Milwaukee airport.

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

Morning: Gather in the lower level meeting room at 9:00 am for a sixty-minute lecture on THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF IRVING BERLIN. Take a 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 THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF IRVING BERLIN.

Lunch: Buffet at 11:30 am in the lower level dining room. Program ends after lunch.

Lodging: Covenant Harbor

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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