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Dolley, Dalai, Dolly

Program Number: 20733RJ
Start and End Dates:
9/8/2013 - 9/13/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Price starting at: $798.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    


Date Specific Information

9-8-2013

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Coordinated by Covenant Harbor.



Dolley Madison and the War of 1812

First Lady, gracious hostess, national heroine: Dolley Madison was all that and more. Recall her actions in saving George Washington’s portrait and other treasures as the British invaded Washington and burned the White House.



The Dalai Lama and Buddhism

Buddhists believe the Dalai Lama is the reincarnation of spiritual leaders who have chosen to be reborn in order to enlighten others. Delve into the religious and spiritual aspects of this world religion practiced by 350-500 million people.



Hello Dolly and Other Hits of Broadway Composer Jerry Herman

Explore the life and work of Jerry Herman, whose hit songs became great pop standards. Examine plots and characters through lecture, video, and live performance with selections from “Mame,” “La Cage Aux Folles,” and of course “Hello Dolly!”




Lake Geneva

One hour southwest of Milwaukee, Lake Geneva is a resort city whose popularity arose from its accessibility from Chicago via the railroad. With its many large summer homes, the city has been called "The Newport of the West," and it remains a year round destination for those seeking a quaint, lakeside getaway.



Accommodations
Lodging: Conference center on 52 wooded acres with 1,150 feet of shoreline. Alcohol not permitted on site.
Meals and Lodgings
   Covenant Harbor
  Lake Geneva, WI 5 nights
 Covenant Harbor
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 allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $80.00 Call 262-248-3600, ext. 333 for additional nights availability.
  Check in time: 4:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $80.00 Call 262-248-3600, ext. 333 for additional nights availability.
  Check out time: 10:30 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
4:00 PM check-in at retreat center lobby. You will be staying at Covenant Harbor that night.
  End of Program:
11:30 AM lunch, check-out by 1:00 PM. You will be staying at Covenant Harbor the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Free surface parking adjacent to the conference center.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Lake Geneva, WI
  Nearest highway: Highway 50.
  Nearest airport:  Gen. Mitchell International Airport (MKE), Milwaukee, WI.
  From End of Program
  Location: Lake Geneva, WI
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Gen. Mitchell Int'l Airport (MKE), Milwaukee, WI to Lake Geneva

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Covenant Harbor Van Shuttle
phone: 262-248-3600 x309
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$75 per person, $100 for two people traveling together
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1 hour 15 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

55 miles

   

Van Shuttle provided by Covenant Harbor from/to the Milwaukee airport on the program start and end dates only. Contact Ms. Brooke Furmanek, the program coordinator, to make your reservation at 262-248-3600 x309. One-way cost $75 per person or $100 for two people traveling together.

 
Driving Directions
  From Chicago to Lake Geneva Take the I-294 N towards Milwaukee (there will be tolls). Take I-94 W (You are actually going north) to Milwaukee (There will be tolls). Take the Hwy 50 W exit to Kenosha/Lake Geneva. Follow Hwy 50 W approximately 28 miles to Lake Geneva. Stay on Hwy 50 W one mile and turn left into the Covenant Harbor Bible Camp entrance. The entrance is just before Highway 50 widens from two lanes to a four lane highway.
  From Madison to Lake Geneva Take I-90 south to I-43 north. Follow I-43 north to Hwy 50 east (Lake Geneva). Follow Hwy 50 for about 10 miles. As you enter Lake Geneva you are coming down a big hill and the highway will narrow from four lanes to two lanes, at this point the Covenant Harbor/Geneva Bay Centre entrance is on the right. Continue down the drive and bear to the right at the fork, up the hill to Geneva Bay Centre (three story red brick building). Passenger drop off to the left, parking to the right. Travel time approx. 1 hour 30 minutes.
  From Milwaukee to Lake Geneva Take I-43 south to Exit 36, Hwy 120 East Troy/Lake Geneva. Take Hwy 120 south 13 miles to Lake Geneva (three stop signs). Continue straight into Lake Geneva, do not follow Hwy 120 around the city, instead continue straight onto Broad Street to the second stop light (intersection of Broad St and Hwy 50, the lake will be directly in front of you). Turn right on Hwy 50 and proceed west one mile (the lake is on your left) to the Covenant Harbor Bible Camp/Geneva Bay Centre entrance on your left (lakeside). Look for the red "Welcome Road Scholar" sign. The entrance is just before Hwy 50 widens from two lanes to a four lane highway. If you see Snake Road you've gone too far. Continue down the driveway and bear to the right at Heinzelman Way, continue up the road and park in front of the thee-story brick building (Geneva Bay Centre).
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Arrival, Welcome and Orientation
(Sunday, September 8)
   
 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.
   
Accommodations: Covenant Harbor
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: "Hello Dolly!" by Composer Jerry Herman, The Dalai Lama and Buddhism, Evening Entertainment
(Monday, September 9)
   
 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.
   
Accommodations: Covenant Harbor
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Dolley Madison and the War of 1812, Free Afternoon, Evening Entertainment
(Tuesday, September 10)
   
 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.
   
Accommodations: Covenant Harbor
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Matinee Musical Theater Performance, Free Evening
(Wednesday, September 11)
   
 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."
   
Accommodations: Covenant Harbor
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Dolley Madison and the War of 1812, The Dalai Lama and Buddhism, A Visit from Dolley Madison
(Thursday, September 12)
   
 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.
   
Accommodations: Covenant Harbor
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: "La Cage Aux Folles" by Jerry Herman, Program Wrap Up, Departure
(Friday, September 13)

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

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Lake Geneva, WI Lake Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce
Your guide to Lake Geneva. For additional information, visit www.lakegenevawi.com
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