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Program #21427RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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Itinerary for Aug 10 — Aug 14, 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, August 10 - Arrival and Check-In / Welcome Dinner / Orientati...
Afternoon: WELCOME TO LAKE GENEVA! Plan to arrive in Lake Geneva in the afternoon. PROGRAM REGISTRATION. Check-in at Geneva Bay Conference Center at Covenant Harbor at 4:00 pm central daylight time. Room key, name tag and program booklet distributed at check-in.

Dinner: Buffet-style dinner at 6:00 pm in the lower level dining room. You'll find a variety of hot entrees and a great salad bar. 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: ORIENTATION. Gather at 7:15 pm in the meeting room to kick off the program. 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,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, August 11 - History and Politics / Musicals of the 1950s / Fo...
Breakfast: Buffet-style breakfast at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room. Enjoy a variety of hot entrees, including oatmeal, along with fresh fruit, pastries and juice.

Morning: HISTORY AND POLITICS. Gather at 9:00 in the lower level meeting room am to learn about the 1950s, a decade of decisions. Start back in the late 1940s and the election of Truman in 1948. Take a thirty-minute break at 10:30 am to stretch and perhaps take a walk outside. HISTORY AND POLITICS. Come back to the meeting room at 11:00 am to continue discussion of historical highlights including the infamous lists of Senator Joseph McCarthy.

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

Afternoon: MUSICALS OF THE 1950s. Gather at 2:00 pm in the lower level meeting room to learn about a classic Broadway musical from the 1950s. Take a break at 3:30 pm.

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

Evening: FOOD OF THE 1950s. Gather at 7:15 pm in the lower level meeting room to explore some of the food products that made their debut during the 1950s, including TV dinners.

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, August 12 - History and Politics / Early Rock 'n Roll / Fashi...
Breakfast: Buffet-style breakfast at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room.

Morning: HISTORY AND POLITICS. Gather at 9:00 in the lower level meeting room to learn about U.S. foreign policy and President Eisenhower. Take a thirty-minute break at 10:30 am to stretch and perhaps take a walk outside. HISTORY AND POLITICS. Come back to the meeting room at 11:00 am to continue discussion of historical highlights including the landmark Supreme Court decision Brown vs Board of Education.

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

Afternoon: EARLY ROCK 'N ROLL. Gather at 2:00 pm in the lower level meeting room for a discussion of the movers and shakers of early rock 'n roll. Take a break at 3:30 pm.

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

Evening: FASHION OF THE 1950s. Gather at 7:15 pm in the lower level meeting room for a lecture on the changing fashions of the period. Remember poodle skirts?

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, August 13 - Theater Field Trip to Fort Atkinson for "Smokey J...
Theater Field Trip to Fort Atkinson for "Smokey Joe's Cafe" / Fads of the 1950s

Note: Listening devices are available at the theater, just ask.

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

Morning: MUSIC BY LEIBER AND STOLLER. Gather at 9:00 am in the lower level meeting room for a quick lecture on the music of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller in preparation for the afternoon show. FIELD TRIP TO FORT ATKINSON. Board our motor coach at 10:00 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. Travel time is approximately one hour.

Lunch: Plated lunch served at 11:15 am at the theater complex. Your lunch today includes your choice of non-alcoholic beverage, fresh baked bread, antipasto salad, chicken and ribs, and lemon ice cream pie for dessert.

Afternoon: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE. Show starts at 1:30 pm. This critically acclaimed musical revue is a joyful celebration of the music of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. You may not know the names but we guarantee you know their music. Leiber and Stoller, as much as anyone, virtually invented rock ‘n’ roll. SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE features nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded, such as “Hound Dog”, “Love Potion #9?, “Yackety Yak”, “Charlie Brown”, “Jailhouse Rock”, “Fools Fall in Love,” “Stand By Me,” and many, many more performed live by a cast of some of the country’s best young performers! The original production ran on Broadway for five years.

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

Evening: FADS OF THE 1950s. Gather at 7:15 pm in the lower level meeting room to wrap up this three lecture series. Do you remember the quiz show scandals?

Lodging: Covenant Harbor

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Thursday, August 14 - Musicals of the 1950s / Program Wrap Up / Program...
Musicals of the 1950s / Program Wrap Up / Program Concludes after Lunch

Note: Check-out by 11:00 am.

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

Morning: MUSICALS OF THE 1950s. Gather at 9:00 am in the lower level meeting room for a final lecture highlights a hit Broadway musical. Take a thirty-minute break at 10:30 am. Check-out of rooms. PROGRAM WRAP UP. Come back to the meeting room at 11:00 am discuss what you've learned during the program. Did you have a favorite lecture or presenter? Learn what programs we're working on for later this year and next year.

Lunch: Buffet-style lunch at 11:30 am in the lower level dining room. Program concludes after lunch. 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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4 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
1 Performances

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