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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 Jun 15 — Jun 19, 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, June 15 - Arrival and Check-in / Registration / Welcome Din...
Afternoon: WELCOME TO LAKE GENEVA! Plan to arrive in Lake Geneva in the afternoon. Check-in from 4:00 pm at Geneva Bay Retreat Center at Covenant Harbor. PROGRAM REGISTRATION: Pick up your room key, name tag and program booklet with the up-to-date schedule at the front desk. Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Dinner: Buffet at 6:00 pm in the lower level dining room. You'll find a variety of hot and cold choices. 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 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 you might have. Then you'll have a chance to introduce yourself 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, June 16 - Life and Times of Harry Truman / Supreme Court / ...
Breakfast: Buffet at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room.

Morning: Gather at 9:00 am in the lower level meeting room for a lecture on THE LIFE AND TIMES OF HARRY TRUMAN. Take a thirty-minute break at 10:30 am to stretch and perhaps take a walk outside. Come back to the meeting room at 11:00 am for a lecture on THE LIFE AND TIMES OF HARRY TRUMAN.

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

Afternoon: Gather at 2:00 pm in the lower level meeting room for a lecture on THE HISTORY OF THE SUPREME COURT. Take a break at 3:30 pm and enjoy some free time to explore the grounds.

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 some EVENING 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, 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, June 17 - Life and Times of Harry Truman / History of the S...
Life and Times of Harry Truman / History of the Supreme Court / Evening Entertainment

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

Morning: Gather at 9:00 am in the lower level meeting room for a lecture on THE LIFE AND TIMES OF HARRY TRUMAN. Take a thirty-minute break at 10:30 am to stretch and perhaps take a walk outside. Come back to the meeting room at 11:00 am for a lecture on THE LIFE AND TIMES OF HARRY TRUMAN.

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

Afternoon: Gather at 2:00 pm in the meeting room for a lecture on THE HISTORY OF THE SUPREME COURT.

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 some light EVENING 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, 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, June 18 - Field Trip to The Fireside Theatre to see "Drivin...
Field Trip to The Fireside Theatre to see "Driving Miss Daisy" / Evening Entertainment

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

Morning: FIELD TRIP TO FORT ATKINSON. Board our motor coach at 9:45 am. We'll take a trip around the area to point out some of Lake Geneva's history and then be on our way to nearby Fort Atkinson.

Lunch: Plated lunch served at 11:15 am at the theater complex. Your lunch today includes choice of non-alcoholic beverage, fresh baked bread, green salad with fruit and papaya chutney dressing, pork chop with potatoes and vegetable, and creme brulee for dessert. After lunch you'll have some time to explore the shops at the theater complex before we go into the theater for the matinee performance.

Afternoon: Enjoy a MATINEE PERFORMANCE of the play DRIVING MISS DAISY beginning at 1:30 pm. Show Description: One of America’s most popular and celebrated plays returns to The Fireside. The original Off-Broadway production of DRIVING MISS DAISY won the coveted Pulitzer Prize for drama and the successful film version won the Oscar for Best Picture. This funny and warm story has touched millions of theatre goers and The Fireside is pleased to present a sparkling new production that will fill your heart with laughter and joy. You will be captivated by the story of Miss Daisy and her long time chauffeur and loyal friend Hoke. The play spans 20 years during which they face trials and triumphs with humor, compassion, and love and ultimately learn the value of true friendship. This is a show you’ll never forget.

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 some EVENING ENTERTAINMENT.

Lodging: Covenant Harbor

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Thursday, June 19 - Supreme Court / Program Wrap Up / Departure
Breakfast: Buffet at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room.

Morning: Gather at 9:00 am in the lower level meeting room for a lecture on THE HISTORY OF THE SUPREME COURT. Take a thirty-minute break at 10:00 am. Check-out of rooms. Come back to the meeting room at 10:30 am for a lecture on THE HISTORY OF THE SUPREME COURT.

Lunch: Buffet at 11:30 am in the lower level dining room. Program concludes with lunch. Check-out by 10:30 am. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US FOR THIS ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAM IN LAKE GENEVA. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures, and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys.

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
8 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
4 Performances

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4.9
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