Road Scholar : Home
Your Country-by-Country Passport to the World

Program Number: 20859RJ
Start and End Dates:
10/19/2014 - 10/23/2014; 4/19/2015 - 4/23/2015; 5/17/2015 - 5/21/2015;
Duration: 4 nights
Location: Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Price starting at: $589.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: History & Culture
Meals: 12; 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners    
Meal Options: Gluten Free; Vegetarian    

Is there a country you’ve always wanted to visit or revisit, but you haven’t had time or the right opportunity? Join us for an interactive learning adventure that will educate you on much more than armchair travelogues. Each of these virtual journeys provides an array of rewards with highlights of history, heritage, literature, language, lore, music and food — all without leaving home. Explore one, explore all!




Highlights

• Hear lively presentations enhanced by performances or activities celebrating the country’s culture.
• Explore the lives of those who have made significant contributions to the world, and meet local residents who will share aspects of their heritage.
• Savor meals that highlight national specialties.



Activity Particulars

Minimal walking required; participants are welcome to explore nature paths or lakefront.




Date Specific Information

10-19-2014

Ireland — Ancient myths and legends come alive in places like Newgrange and the Giants Causeway. Explore Ireland’s rich literary tradition through the works of James Joyce and William Butler Yeates. Discuss modern Ireland’s vibrant economy and youthful optimism. Learn some Gaelic words and phrases.
Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



4-19-2015

ENGLAND: Take a hop across the pond to the land that gave us Shakespeare, Churchill and fish and chips. England’s worldwide cultural and legal impact has been significant. Explore authors from Shakespeare to Austen and discuss their enduring legacies. Explore pub culture in London and the history of the public house. Tour the countryside from big cities to small towns to island life. Talk about England’s series of kings and queens as well as today’s monarchy and the challenges facing England in the 21st century.
Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



5-17-2015

SWEDEN: Enjoy a smörgåsbord of topics all related to Sweden’s fascinating history and cultural heritage. Explore a landscape of forests and seas with thriving cities. Delve into Viking history, Sweden’s monarchs and its more recent tradition of political neutrality. Explore the lives of notable Swedes and hear stories of immigrants who left their homeland for an unknown future in a new place called America. Learn some Swedish words and phrases and soon you’ll be saying “Please pass the herring!” like a native.
Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



Coordinated by Covenant Harbor.




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
Conference center located on beautiful Geneva Lake in a 51-acre wooded site. Beautiful lake shore walking path for viewing historic mansions.
Meals and Lodgings
   Geneva Bay Centre at Covenant Harbor
  Lake Geneva, WI 4 nights
 Geneva Bay Centre at Covenant Harbor
Type: Conference Center
  Description: Located on beautiful Geneva Lake in a 51 acre wooded site. Beautiful walking trails around lake viewing historic mansions.
  Contact info: 1724 W Main Street
Lake Geneva, WI 53147-1652 USA
phone: 262-248-3600
web: www.covenantharbor.org
  Room amenities: Phone with voice mail, free local and 800 calls, hair dryer, soap, shampoo, lotion.
  Facility amenities: Self contained housing, meeting and dining. All guest rooms have individual heat/AC units, common areas are on general heat/AC system. Local phone service only. Bring cell phone or phone cards for long distance calls. TV and fireplace in upper lounge.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Call for price information. Call 262-248-3600 x333 for availability and price.
  Check in time: 4:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Call for price information. Call 262-248-3600 x333 for availability and price.
  Check out time: 1:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Arrival and check-in at 4:00 pm at conference center in Lake Geneva, WI. You will be staying at Geneva Bay Centre at Covenant Harbor that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after 11:30 am lunch. Departures by 1:00 pm. You will be staying at Geneva Bay Centre at Covenant Harbor the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Free parking on site for duration of program.
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, Welcoming Orientation
(Sunday, October 19)
   
 Afternoon: Plan to arrive in Lake Geneva in the afternoon. Check-in at Geneva Bay Conference Center at Covenant Harbor at 4:00 pm central daylight time. Please, no early check-ins. 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. 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 meeting room to kick off the program with 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: Geneva Bay Centre at Covenant Harbor
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Ireland's History and Culture
(Monday, October 20)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room.
 Morning: Gather in the lower level meeting room at 9:00 am for a ninety-minute lecture on IRISH FOLKLORE. Learn more about fairies and leprechauns. 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 ninety-minute lecture on THE GAELIC LANGUAGE. Learn some simple words and phrases. Nothing too difficult, it's all for fun.
 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 IRISH CULTURE.
 Dinner: Buffet at 6:00 pm in the lower level dining room.
 Evening: Gather in the lower level meeting room at 7:15 pm for a session on another aspect of IRELAND'S CULTURE.
   
Accommodations: Geneva Bay Centre at Covenant Harbor
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Ireland's History and Culture
(Tuesday, October 21)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room.
 Morning: Gather in the lower level meeting room at 9:00 am for a ninety-minute lecture on THE EARLY CELTIC CHURCH. 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 ninety-minute lecture on IRISH CULTURE.
 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 IRELAND'S RICH LITERARY TRADITION.
 Dinner: Buffet at 6:00 pm in the lower level dining room.
 Evening: Gather in the lower level meeting room at 7:15 pm for AN IRISH CEILI.
   
Accommodations: Geneva Bay Centre at Covenant Harbor
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Ireland's History and Culture
(Wednesday, October 22)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room.
 Morning: Gather in the lower level meeting room at 9:00 am for a ninety-minute lecture on THE IRISH LANDSCAPE. 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 ninety-minute lecture on MORE FUN WITH GAELIC.
 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 IRISH WRITERS.
 Dinner: Buffet at 6:00 pm in the lower level dining room.
 Evening: Gather in the lower level meeting room at 7:15 pm for a concert of THE IRISH HARP.
   
Accommodations: Geneva Bay Centre at Covenant Harbor
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Ireland's History, Program Wrap Up
(Thursday, October 23)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet at 8:00 am in the lower level dining room.
 Morning: Gather in the lower level meeting room at 9:00 am for a sixty-minute lecture on IRISH IMMIGRATION. 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 sixty-minute lecture on IRELAND TODAY.
 Lunch: Buffet at 11:30 am in the lower level dining room. Program ends after lunch. Independent departure 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
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. 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.


You can't find a better value than Road Scholar.


As a not-for-profit organization, we are dedicated to providing all-inclusive educational programs at great value. From lectures to gratuities to field trips to accommodations - the tuition you pay up front is all that you pay.



Specifically, this program includes:

Plus these special experiences...

View the Daily Schedule to see more

And included with all Road Scholar programs:


© Road Scholar 2014 | Call toll-free: 1-800-454-5768