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LAKE GENEVA, WISCONSIN

How to Listen to a Symphony, Sherlock Holmes, Farce on Broadway

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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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 Aug 4 — Aug 9, 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, August 04 - Arrival/Welcome, Orientation and Introductions
Afternoon: Plan to arrive in Lake Geneva in the afternoon. Check-in at Geneva Bay Centre at Covenant Harbor Bible Camp at 4:00 PM central 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. Most meals are buffet style. 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: After dinner, gather in the meeting room to kick off the program. Your Group Leader will give an ORIENTATION with 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, August 05 - Farce on Broadway / Sherlock Holmes / Free Aftern...
Farce on Broadway / Sherlock Holmes / Free Afternoon / Historical Character Visit

Breakfast: Buffet at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room. Each morning you'll find a variety of hot and cold items such as egg beaters, potatoes, oatmeal, fresh fruit and juice.

Morning: Gather in the meeting room for a ninety-minute lecture on FARCE ON BROADWAY. A farce is a comedy that often includes improbable situations and mistaken identities. Take a 30-minute break to stretch and refill your coffee. Come back to the meeting room for a ninety-minute lecture on SHERLOCK HOLMES. Created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes is one of literature's most enduring characters.

Lunch: Buffet at 12:30 pm in the lower level dining room. Choose from a variety of lunch choices plus a salad bar with a variety of fresh toppings.

Afternoon: FREE TIME: The afternoon is yours to enjoy lovely Lake Geneva and the surrounding area. Lake Geneva Cruise Line offers several narrated cruise on the lake. Listen to stories of the wealthy who built along the lake and view some spectacular mansions. The Geneva Lake Historical Museum located downtown is a real gem with artifacts donated by residents telling the story of Lake Geneva's past, present and future.

Dinner: Buffet at 6:00 pm in the lower level dining room. What did you find especially interesting today during classes. Did you learn something new?

Evening: Gather in the meeting room for LAKE GENEVA HISTORY WITH MRS. MARY STURGES. Learn more about Lake Geneva during the turn-of-the-century, the Great Chicago Fire and the World's Fair.

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, August 06 - Farce on Broadway / How to Listen to a Symphony /...
Breakfast: Buffet at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room. In addition to the buffet we also feature fair trade coffee.

Morning: Gather in the meeting room for a ninety-minute lecture on FARCE ON BROADWAY. Take a thirty-minute break between lectures and take a walk along the lake path. Come back to the meeting room for a ninety-minute lecture on HOW TO LISTEN TO A SYMPHONY. Break the musical piece down into its parts.

Lunch: Buffet at 12:30 pm in the lower level dining room. Be sure to save room for a sweet treat after lunch.

Afternoon: Gather in the meeting room for a ninety-minute lecture on HOW TO LISTEN TO A SYMPHONY. Continue discussion. Take a thirty-minute break to stretch. Come back to the meeting room for a ninety-minute lecture on SHERLOCK HOLMES. Continue our discussion of the master detective.

Dinner: Buffet at 6:00 pm in the lower level dining room. More delicious choices tonight.

Evening: Gather in the meeting room for a ninety-minute lecture/performance of CLASSICAL MUSIC with Dr. Trevor Stephenson.

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, August 07 - Farce on Broadway / Field Trip / Matinee Theater ...
Note: Theater/restaurant complex is ramped for easy access.

Breakfast: Buffet at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room. You might choose something a bit lighter today since lunch will be early at the theater.

Morning: Gather in the meeting room for a forty-five-minute lecture on FARCE ON BROADWAY. 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. Please talk to your Group Leader in advance if you have food allergies or dietary restrictions. Menu: Cream of watercress soup, beef tenderloin and chicken breast served with potato and fresh vegetable, and carrot cake served with ice cream.

Afternoon: Enjoy a MATINEE PERFORMANCE of the hit comedy RUN FOR YOUR WIFE beginning at 1:30 pm. This may possibly be the funniest comedy ever written! Unassuming cab driver John Smith is mugged one day and is taken home by a helpful policeman. Unfortunately the policeman takes him to the wrong home - because unassuming John Smith has two homes and two wives and according to his carefully laid out schedule on this particular day he is supposed to be with Wife #2 but he finds himself with Wife #1 while worried Wife #2 searches desperately for him. Confused? Don’t worry because it will all come together in this hilarious collection of mistaken identities as Mr. Smith tries to juggle two wives, two apartments, and two very suspicious police detectives. You will laugh till it hurts and then laugh some more at this rollicking comic masterpiece.

Dinner: Buffet at 6:00 pm in the lower level dining room. Remember it's buffet, so just choose your favorites.

Evening: FREE TIME. After a busy day at the theater you can relax and read, play a board game or come to the meeting room at 7:00 pm to watch a movie.

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, August 08 - Farce on Broadway / How to Listen to a Symphony /...
Breakfast: Buffet at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room. Did you see the sun rise over the lake this morning or did you sleep in?

Morning: Gather in the meeting room for a ninety-minute lecture on FARCE ON BROADWAY. Discuss yesterday's performance. What did you think worked and what didn't? Take a thirty-minute break to stretch. Come back to the meeting room for a ninety-minute lecture on HOW TO LISTEN TO A SYMPHONY.

Lunch: Buffet at 12:30 pm in the lower level dining room. Have you tried the iced tea?

Afternoon: Gather in the meeting room for a ninety-minute lecture on HOW TO LISTEN TO A SYMPHONY. Wrap up the four lecture series. You'll never listen to a symphony the same way again.

Dinner: Buffet at 6:00 pm in the lower level dining room. Our last dinner together.

Evening: Gather in the meeting room for a ninety-minute lecture on SHERLOCK HOLMES.

Lodging: Covenant Harbor

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, August 09 - Farce on Broadway / Departure
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 meeting room for a sixty-minute lecture on FARCE ON BROADWAY. Take a thirty-minute break. Check-out of rooms by 10:30 am. Come back to the meeting room for a sixty-minute lecture on FARCE ON BROADWAY.

Lunch: Buffet at 11:30 am in the lower level dining room. Departures by 1:00 pm.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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