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LAKE GENEVA, WISCONSIN

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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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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 Sep 8 — Sep 13, 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, September 08 - Arrival, Welcome and Orientation
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. Due to weekend groups we cannot guarantee your room until 4:00 PM. However, 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 will be buffet style for this program. At dinner you'll find a salad bar with fresh greens and an array of toppings. 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 lower level meeting room for 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, 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, September 09 - "Hello Dolly!" by Composer Jerry Herman, The Dala...
"Hello Dolly!" by Composer Jerry Herman, The Dalai Lama and Buddhism, Evening Entertainment

Breakfast: Buffet at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room. At breakfast you'll find fresh fruit and a variety of hot items like egg beaters, bacon and oatmeal.

Morning: Gather in the meeting room at 9:00 am for a ninety-minute lecture on HELLO DOLLY AND OTHER HITS OF BROADWAY COMPOSER JERRY HERMAN. Discuss the hit musical "Hello Dolly!" Talk about how the Broadway show differs from the movie that we are so familiar with. Take a thirty-minute break at 10:30 am. Come back to the meeting room at 11:00 am for a ninety-minute lecture on THE DALAI LAMA AND BUDDHISM.

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

Afternoon: Gather in the meeting room at 2:00 pm for a ninety-minute lecture THE DALAI LAMA AND BUDDHISM. Take some time after class to explore the grounds.

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

Evening: Gather in the meeting room at 7:15 pm for some light entertainment: LAKE GENEVA HISTORY WITH MRS. MARY STURGES. George and Mary Sturges built a summer house on the property that is now Covenant Harbor. The mists of time bring Mrs. Sturges back for a visit. She's anxious to share stories of life in Chicago, the Great Chicago Fire and the World's Fair: Columbian Exhibition of 1893.

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, September 10 - Dolley Madison and the War of 1812, Free Afternoo...
Dolley Madison and the War of 1812, Free Afternoon, Evening Entertainment

Breakfast: Buffet at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room. The talented kitchen staff prepare almost everything from scratch, with very little salt. You're sure to find something you'll like to get the day off to a great start.

Morning: Gather in the meeting room at 9:00 am for a ninety-minute lecture on DOLLEY MADISON AND THE WAR OF 1812. Discuss her early life raised as a Quaker. Take a thirty-minute break at 10:30 am. Come back to the meeting room at 11:00 am for a ninety-minute lecture on DOLLEY MADISON AND THE WAR OF 1812. Dolley was a gifted hostess and often hosted parties for President Thomas Jefferson before her husband became president.

Lunch: Buffet at 12:30 pm in the lower level dining room. Save room for a cookie.

Afternoon: Free afternoon to explore the area. A popular option is to buy a ticket for one of the narrated boat cruises on the lake.

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

Evening: Gather in the meeting room at 7:15 pm for some light entertainment: TBA.

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, September 11 - Matinee Musical Theater Performance, Free Evening
Breakfast: Buffet at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room.

Morning: Board our motor coach at 9:00 am for our day-long FIELD TRIP to the Marriott Lincolnshire Theater in Lincolnshire, Illinois. We'll see a bit of Lake Geneva before heading south. Travel time is approximately ninety minutes.

Lunch: Plated meal at 11:00 am at the King's Wharf Restaurant at the Marriott Resort.

Afternoon: MATINEE THEATER PERFORMANCE: Enjoy a matinee performance of Dolly Parton's hit Broadway musical 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at The Marriott Lincolnshire Theater. Performance begins at 1:00 PM. Based on the 1980 movie of the same name, the musical follows the lives of office workers Violet, Judy and Doralee and their sexist boss, Mr. Hart. Listening devices available at the theater.

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

Evening: Free evening. It's been a big day, but if you're looking for some light entertainment, come to the meeting room for a movie with popcorn. Tonight we'll watch "The Birdcage" starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane. The movie is based on Jerry Herman's musical "La Cage aux Folles."

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, September 12 - Dolley Madison and the War of 1812, The Dalai Lam...
Dolley Madison and the War of 1812, The Dalai Lama and Buddhism, A Visit from Dolley Madison

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

Morning: Gather in the meeting room at 9:00 am for a ninety-minute lecture on DOLLEY MADISON AND THE WAR OF 1812. Take a thirty-minute break at 10:30 am. Come back to the meeting room at 11:00 am for a ninety-minute lecture on DOLLEY MADISON AND THE WAR OF 1812.

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

Afternoon: Gather in the meeting room at 2:00 pm for a ninety-minute lecture on THE DALAI LAMA AND BUDDHISM. Take a thirty-minute break at 3:30 pm. Come back to the meeting room at 4:00 pm for a ninety-minute lecture on THE DALAI LAMA AND BUDDHISM.

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

Evening: Gather in the meeting room at 7:15 for some light entertainment. Tonight we welcome First Lady Dolley Madison as portrayed by actress Jessica Michna.

Lodging: Covenant Harbor

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, September 13 - "La Cage Aux Folles" by Jerry Herman, Program Wra...
Note: Check-out of guest rooms by 10:30 am.

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

Morning: Gather in the meeting room at 9:00 am for a sixty-minute lecture on HELLO DOLLY AND OTHER HITS OF BROADWAY COMPOSER JERRY HERMAN. Take a thirty-minute break at 10:00 am. Check-out of guest room by 10:30 am. Come back to the meeting room at 10:30 am for a sixty-minute lecture on HELLO DOLLY AND OTHER HITS OF BROADWAY COMPOSER JERRY HERMAN.

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

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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