Ropes Course

Covenant Harbor provides ropes course, outdoor education and adventure experiences for participants of all ages and walks of life.  We have over 25 years of challenge program facilitation and have worked with thousands of people and a wide variety of groups. Our strong safety record and continued growth is evidence that we have one of the more progressive and professional challenge programs in the region.

Covenant Harbor integrates cooperative education and experiential education utilizing our 54 scenic wooded acres, state of the art ropes course facility and trained and experienced staff. These assets make powerful learning experiences possible.

Our one of a kind High Ropes Course has two levels and 19 challenges, bringing our total to 23 separate challenges for the high course. We also have over 20 Low Rope challenges that enable us to provide quality team building experiences for most every ability and challenge level. We also have a 50 foot steel climbing tower, two zip lines, an indoor climbing wall and two person giant swing. Ask us about our instructional climbing program!

Our goal is to provide the best experience possible for your group through customized programming and personal service.

Day program rate begin at $28.00 per person and overnight guest group add-on rates vary depending on the activity and length of time requested.

Overnight guest group add-on rates begin at $15.00 per person and non-profit/school rates start at $16.50 per person. 

Programs are custom designed to fit your needs, budget and goals. Time frames range from a few hours to multiple days. We also provide program services at your facility or other appropriate sites.

We have a number of options to help make your trip affordable.  There are discounts for school districts and specialty packages available.  Please contact us for additional information and rates.

Whether your group is an athletic team, a Boy Scout or Girl Scout group, a birthday party or any other group of people, we would love to design a custom-made program to fit your needs! Package rates vary depending on length of program, time of year and housing.  Contact us for more specific information.

Athletic Teams

Athletic teams succeed or fail not only on the basis of talent but also on the ability of players to work together. Covenant Harbor specializes in unique challenges designed to grow your team’s potential, develop leaders and build unity. We develop specific challenges using our high ropes course, outdoor and indoor climbing walls, zip lines, low ropes course elements and other team building challenges* that are designed to meet your player’s abilities and meet team goals. You can choose to address specific team dynamics and/or focus on common issues of trust, communication, cooperation, commitment, and problem-solving. 

This package has evolved from our work with elite volleyball club teams associated with Sports Performance Volleyball Club (Aurora, IL) and Illini Elite Volleyball Club (Bloomington, IL)

*We are committed to innovation in our programs. Based on your goals we can adjust the level of challenge for your group.

Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts offer phenomenal programs that help to develop youth of character, courage and confidence. Covenant Harbor’s Outdoor Education and Ropes Course programs naturally supplement the already strong Scouts organization. Making our home in Lake Geneva, WI, we have the resources of beautiful Geneva Lake and forested grounds to share with you. Your group will be able to meet select badge requirements with our Outdoor Education classes and Ropes Course activities, just have a little fun and get to know each other, or a little bit of both!  

Birthday Parties

Birthdays are great times to celebrate a special person by doing something special! Covenant Harbor offers packages that include indoor/outdoor climbing walls, zip lines, the Giant Swing or high ropes. Once you have enjoyed your adventurous activity, let us provide you with a party room to open gifts and a cake with candles to enjoy!    

Winter

Winter in Wisconsin may be cold, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy camp! During the winter we offer many of our standard programs as well as some new ones. Come join us for winter-specific activities like cross country skiing, tubing and ice skating (weather permitting). You can also choose to enjoy a winter backdrop as you take Outdoor Education classes, scale the climbing tower, ride the Giant Swing or overcome challenges on our low ropes course. Indoor activities are also available including our indoor climbing wall, team building activities and game room.

The safety of our participants and staff is a top priority at Covenant Harbor. We maintain high safety standards bolstered by our over 25 years of experience in the experiential education/challenge course program industry.

Though nothing in life is “risk free” we consider ourselves to be expert risk managers, with protocol and appropriate safety equipment to back us up. We routinely perform safety checks on ropes course participants, safety equipment and facilities used in our programs. Our staff participates in seasonal trainings and many are CPR/First Aid certified or Emergency Responders.

We also require low adult to youth ratios so there is maximum supervision of our participants. Our close attention to the details of running a safe facility allow for an effective program where learning and experience is the focus of our guests’ time here.

Covenant Harbor and its programs are accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA).  All ropes  course and challenge course facilities are inspected annually by an Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) certified ropes course builder and inspection company.

Cooperation, team building, trust, honesty, respect, responsibility, creative problem solving and fun are all woven into the fabric of each experience.

Our goal is to help build bridges of awareness and action regarding healthy relationships, service, environmental stewardship, and leadership while making learning novel, engaging, safe and fun. 

Programs are custom designed to meet your group’s unique needs, goals and budget.

The ropes course and related programs are open year-round. We take weather related precautions when it directly jeopardizes the safety of participants and staff. Many activities take place in the outdoors and are cancelled or postponed in cases of severe weather. The outdoors is one of many powerful learning environments for many program goals and the weather is one of those factors that can enhance the learning objectives. 

You will need to book your group experience at least two weeks in advance. The spring and fall seasons are traditionally high demand seasons and may require more advanced booking to reserve your desired dates.

Please contact us for additional information.