Day Camp (Grades 3-6)
Our Day Camp (Grades 3-6) is great for campers just finishing 3rd through 6th grade. Many of the elements of the typical Day Camp experience are adjusted to provide this group with new opportunities. Campers get to visit the waterfront, brave the adventure courses, and make more activity choices during their Free Time.
Campers who register for this experience also have the opportunity to choose a skill to focus on. Each skill is designed to enhance a camper’s experience and allow them to engage in activities they really want to do. Our goal is that each camper leaves their week with a deeper understanding of their skill of choice. Skill options include: Taste of Day Camp, Archery and Accuracy, Team Challenge Pentathlon, Waterfront, Wide World of Boats, Creative Arts, Mad Science, and Climbing.
Another unique option for this experience is the Thursday night overnight. For an additional fee of $35, campers get a taste of our overnight offering and get even more out of their week at camp. Campers will enjoy evening activities, join a “Prime Time” evening session, and wake up to a camp-cooked breakfast.
Because the majority of campers register in the winter, the grade for our camp programs is based on the current (fall 2015 – spring 2016) school year. Therefore, during the summer Day Camp (Grades 3-6) will be filled with campers who have finished 3rd through 6th grade.
There is only so much you can grasp from pictures and our website. A tour is a great way to see camp for yourself while you hear from our staff details of what camp is like. Please visit our FAQ section to find out more details about tours.
YMCA – Geneva Lakes YMCA members save $10 each week. Child attending camp must be part of the membership. Membership number must be listed on registration form.
Early Registration – Day Campers save $10 when you register and pay in full by May 15.
Triple Play – Day Campers save $15 per session when you register for three or more 5-day sessions of Day Camp (Grades K-6). The same camper must attend all three sessions. If one session is cancelled, the discount will be retroactively removed from previous sessions attended and the family will be responsible for the balance due.
What to Bring
Campers should have a range of clothes for any weather. Clothing should allow campers to be active. Include closed-toe shoes for activities and water shoes for swimming. Modest swimsuits are required. A back pack or tote bag makes it simple to carry items to and from camp. See the list below for what to bring, or look at the Day Camp Packing List.
Prior to camp (recommended) and at check-in you will have the opportunity to deposit money in your camper’s spending money account. This money will allow them to purchase things in the afternoon at our camp stores without having to keep track of any cash. The store carries candy, snacks, soda, water and Gatorade ranging from $.25 to $2.00. Day campers are limited to $1.50 per day on candy and soda and $2.00 per day on whole grain snacks or fruit. Water and Gatorade are not limited. They can also purchase camp merchandise ranging from $.25 to $45.00 from the store. Campers also have an opportunity to donate a portion of their spending money (between $0-$5.00) to our mission project.
What NOT to Bring
Do not bring cell phones or any pets, electronic devices (including CD players, game systems, and iPods), firearms, weapons of any kind, fireworks, tobacco, alcohol or drugs.
It is great to invite your friends to come to camp with you, and we want to make it possible for your camper to be in a group with his/her friends. There is a spot on the registration form (Teammate Requests), where you can list the names of up to two other people your camper would like to be grouped with. Due to our desire to form a healthy group community, we will not put more than three campers together in one group. If your group is larger than three, campers will be separated in different groups based on first choice teammate requests.
Check-in occurs on the morning of the first day of camp between 8:30 and 9:00. Upon arrival, our staff will greet you at your car and you will go through our drive-through check-in process.
Late drop-off/early pick-up
Late arrival or early pick-up is not recommended and should be considered only in extreme circumstances. If you must arrive late for any reason please call our office in advance so we may prepare for your arrival. Early pick up can be arranged at check-in. We will not allow a camper to be picked up and dropped off more than once during the camp week because of the negative impact it has on your camper and other campers.
A variety of routes make Covenant Harbor accessible from any surrounding area. Our address is 1724 W Main St., Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. See our Map and Directions page for detailed arrival instructions.
The safety and security of your camper is our top priority at Covenant Harbor. For more information about our accreditation, please visit the American Camp Association website.
Counselor to Camper Ratio
Our counselor to camper ratios exceeds state required mandates. Day campers are assigned to teams, with a maximum counselor to camper ratio of 1:9 – each of these ratios well exceeds minimum state requirements. Please visit our FAQ section for more inforation about our ratios.
A significant number of campers have unique dietary needs that can be easily accommodated. Our main dining facility is completely nut-free, as is our primary camp store. Please notify our registrar (firstname.lastname@example.org) of any specific camper needs at least 3 weeks in advance so that we may fully accommodate your camper. Please visit our FAQ section to learn more about our kitchen’s accommodations.
We strive to make our waterfront a safe place for campers. We have specially trained lifeguard that are all certified. The waterfront staff supervises all waterfront activities including swimming and boating. Please visit our FAQ section for more information about our waterfront guidelines.
Onsite Health Care
We provide an onsite RN while campers are here during the summer. The RN works with our student nurses and is on duty 24 hours per day. Please visit our FAQ section to learn more about our onsite health care.
Covenant Harbor is private property, and all members of full time and summer staff are required to wear nametags at all times. Our staff is trained to question any adults without a name tag. Please visit our FAQ section for more information about our summer staff and training process.
These five day programs run from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, lunch is included in the cost of the camp. Each day is filled with a mix great activities, relationship building and Bible teaching.
Campers spend a portion of three mornings in their skill groups, learning about and practicing their skill. This combination of instruction and hands-on participation will maximize a camper’s enjoyment of the topic. Choose 1 skill to participate in.
|Taste of Day Camp||Discover some new foods and outdoor/indoor cooking techniques that you can only try at camp||$10||Open|
|Archery and Accuracy||Get ready to aim at some unique targets each day of this skill choice. Campers will sharpen their accuracy through a variety of activities such as archery, laser tag, and more||$0||Open|
|Team Challenge Pentathlon||Teams of campers will work together to tackle adventurous obstacles all over camp. This skill is sure to be a hit with games, low ropes elements and more!||$0||Open|
|Waterfront||Come see what Covenant Harbor’s waterfront really has to offer. Campers will get to learn new skills on Geneva Lake when they participate in fishing, sand castle competitions, the water playground and more!
*Campers must pass the Covenant Harbor swim test to participate in this skill.
|Wide World of Boats||This skill is perfect for those who want to paddle, ride in, ride behind, and learn about a variety of boats on Geneva Lake.
*Campers must pass the Covenant Harbor swim test to participate in this skill.
|Creative Arts||This skill focuses on many forms of artistic expression. Each day, campers will get to have fun designing, performing, and learning about new imaginative techniques.||$0||Open|
|Climbing||Take advantage of Covenant Harbor’s many elements like the climbing tower and high ropes course to practice and perfect your climbing skills.||$20||Open|
|Mad Science||We are taking science out of the classroom and making it cool enough to do at camp. Campers will love taking care of animals in our nature center, experimenting, and maybe making things a little messy.||$0||Open|
|Morning||Snack Time – Enjoy a yummy snack before starting the day|
|Welcome – Time with your counselor and team group|
|Skills – Time with your skills groups|
|Real Faith – Bible teaching, songs, silly games, and much more|
|Afternoon|| Group Activity – Big Games, tree swing, and much more
|Canteen – snack shop|
|Free Time – Campers choose an activity area to go to|
|Closing – gather belongings, carpetball, and playground time|
This camp is going to be more structured than a regular week of day camp where a large part of each day will be focused on the skill your camper chooses. Unlike some of the other day camp programs, there will be a short free time during each day where campers will have a chance to choose between some of the other activities we have here at Covenant Harbor. More information and photos of our activities can be found on our Activities page.