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LAKE GENEVA, WISCONSIN

Frankly Franks: Sinatra, Shelley and Sausage

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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.
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.
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Itinerary for Oct 20 — Oct 25, 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, October 20 - Arrival, Welcome and Orientation
Afternoon: Plan to arrive in Lake Geneva in the afternoon. Check-in at Geneva Bay Retreat Center at Covenant Harbor at 4:00 pm central daylight 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 served 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, October 21 - My Way: The Life and Music of Frank Sinatra, The ...
My Way: The Life and Music of Frank Sinatra, The Legacy of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein", A Visit from Historical Character Mrs. Mary Sturges

Breakfast: Buffet served at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room. Enjoy fresh fruit, yogurt, pastries and a selection of hot entrees. Most mornings you'll also find hot cereal such as oatmeal or cream of wheat.

Morning: Gather at 9:00 am in the lower level meeting room for a ninety-minute lecture on MY WAY: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF FRANK SINATRA with Linda Bachand. Francis Albert Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey on December 12, 1915. 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 LEGACY OF MARY SHELLEY'S "FRANKENSTEIN" with Chris Brookes. Begin with a look at Mary Shelley's life in England.

Lunch: Buffet served at 12:30 pm in the lower level dining room. Enjoy freshly prepared salads and a selection of hot entrees. There's always a cookie for dessert.

Afternoon: Gather at 2:00 pm in the meeting for a ninety-minute lecture on THE LEGACY OF MARY SHELLEY'S "FRANKENSTEIN." Delve into the novel, look for universal themes, discuss your thoughts on this classic Gothic novel.

Dinner: Buffet served at 6:00 pm in the lower level dining room. Enjoy discussing today's lectures with your fellow participants.

Evening: Gather at 7:15 pm in the meeting room to meet HISTORICAL CHARACTER MRS. MARY STURGES. The Sturges family once owned the property now called Covenant Harbor. Mrs. Sturges will share stories of her life in Chicago, summers at the lake in Lake Geneva, the Great Chicago Fire and the 1893 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, October 22 - Frankfurter: A History of Sausage, Narrated Boat ...
Frankfurter: A History of Sausage, Narrated Boat Ride on Geneva Lake, Evening Entertainment

Breakfast: Buffet served at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room. Perhaps you'd like to try a freshly baked ginger currant scone.

Morning: Gather at 9:00 am in the meeting room for a ninety-minute lecture on FRANKFURTER: A HISTORY OF SAUSAGE with our Executive Chef Deb Lampert. It's time to explore the best of the wurst! Sausage making is a logical outcome of efficient butchery, nothing goes to waste. 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 FRANKFURTER: A HISTORY OF SAUSAGE. Enjoy a cooking demonstration using sausage. What's your favorite and how do you like it, grilled, boiled or roasted?

Lunch: Buffet served at 12:30 pm in the lower level dining room. Be sure to try our featured sausage dish today.

Afternoon: Enjoy a NARRATED BOAT RIDE ON GENEVA LAKE. Together with the Lake Geneva Cruise Line we'll get out on the water to enjoy fresh breezes, fall color and a bit of history of the area. You'll see several historic mansions built in the 1800s for Chicago's wealthy families. You'll recognize names like Wrigley, Crane, Swift and Maytag.

Dinner: Buffet served at 6:00 pm in the lower level dining room. Try a new dressing on your salad, the fuji apple is my new favorite.

Evening: Gather at 7:15 pm in the meeting room for a ninety-minute lecture/performance of CLASSICAL MUSIC with Dr. Trevor Stephenson from Madison. Dr. Stephenson is the Artistic Director of the Madison Bach Musicians. He plays works by the great composers on historically accurate instruments. CDs will be available for purchase.

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, October 23 - Frank Sinatra, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
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 ninety-minute lecture on MY WAY: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF FRANK SINATRA. 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 LEGACY OF MARY SHELLEY'S "FRANKENSTEIN." Watch the classic 1931 movie version of "Frankenstein" starring Boris Karloff. Discuss the film, its similarities and differences with the novel.

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

Afternoon: Gather at 2:00 pm in the meeting for a ninety-minute lecture on THE LEGACY OF MARY SHELLEY'S "FRANKENSTEIN." Discuss the legacy of the novel and how the classic story been adapted and changed for different generations.

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

Evening: Gather at 7:00 pm in the meeting room for some light entertainment. We'll show a Frank Sinatra movie musical on our "big screen" and make some popcorn.

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, October 24 - Field Trip to Local Meat Market, Mushroom Farm an...
Field Trip to Local Meat Market, Mushroom Farm and Orchard, Evening Movie

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

Morning: Board our motor coach at 9:00 am for our FIELD TRIP to several local "foodie" locations. We'll visit a local meat market where they make dozens of different types of brats. We'll stop at an organic mushroom farm and learn how mushrooms are grown.

Lunch: Plated meal at 12:30 pm at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Our FIELD TRIP continues to a couple more "foodie" locales. It's fall and that means it's apple harvest season. Sample several varieties of apples. Do you like sweet or tart?

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

Evening: Gather at 7:15 pm in the meeting room for a some light entertainment to close out our evening programs.

Lodging: Covenant Harbor

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, October 25 - My Way: The Life and Music of Frank Sinatra, Prog...
My Way: The Life and Music of Frank Sinatra, Program Wrap Up and Departure

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

Morning: Gather at 9:00 am in the meeting room for a sixty-minute lecture on MY WAY: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF FRANK SINATRA. Take a thirty-minute break at 10:00 am. Check out of rooms by 10:30 am. Come back to the meeting room at 10:30 am for a sixty-minute lecture on MY WAY: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF FRANK SINATRA.

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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