Day Camp (Grades 7-8)
Summer 2018 dates and registration coming this fall!
Day Camp (Grades 7-8) is our non-overnight summer camp program for campers in 7th and 8th grades. The daily 9am-4pm schedule includes all the best new and classic elements of camp: adventure activities like the Giant Swing or Climbing Wall, big games, waterfront time, Banana Boating, and more!
This unique program focuses on leadership development, character building and a maturing relationship with God. All the best parts of the Day Camp experience are enhanced by learning valuable lessons through service and team building.
Learn more about our age-appropriate programming for the 7th-8th grade group in the tabs below.
This year we’re offering 7th-8th grade programming for two weeks this summer! Campers enjoy a full 5-day program, intentionally crossing over with the K-6th grade program for a few things like meals but still maintaining a separate experience.
Each week, programming will be tailored to activities and lessons designed specifically for 7th and 8th graders. Classic camp activities will be experienced alongside dynamic Bible teaching to help them grow!
Because the majority of campers register in the winter, the grade for our camp programs is based on the current (fall 2016 – spring 2017) school year. Therefore, Day Camp (Grades 7-8) summer camps will be filled with campers who have finished 7th-8th grade.
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.
Discounts are only applicable for our 5-day Day Camps.
Families are invited to join us after check-out (4:20-6:00 pm) on the Tuesday of your week of Day Camp! Come meet your child’s counselor, take a tour, try out some Day Camp classic activities and enjoy a potluck-style dinner. Let us know at check-in on the Monday of your week of camp if you’ll be joining us. A-M last names plan to bring a side to share and N-Z last names plan to bring a dessert (no peanuts, please!). Family Night is only scheduled for our 5-day Day Camps.
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), personal sports equipment, 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.
In order to keep certain activities and teaching times age appropriate, some requests will not be honored. The 7th-8th grade program registrations may not request campers in the K-6th grade program. The two programs may overlap at certain points of the day, but each group has specific programming to provide the highest quality camp experience
*Please be honest about your child’s age and grade. Please contact us if you have any questions about programming or team requests for your child. If you misrepresent your age and/or grade level, we reserve the right to remove your child from a program.
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.
Check-in occurs on the Monday morning 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 day because of the negative experience that 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.
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 name tags 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.
We care A LOT about offering the best possible experience for our Day Campers,and strive for age-appropriate programming for 7th-8th graders. Each week, programming will be tailored to activities and lessons designed specifically for 7th and 8th graders. Classic camp activities will be experienced alongside dynamic Bible teaching to help them grow.
Due to the changing nature of our programs, each day offers a different mix of activities. Below is a very general outline of what a typical day includes. However, each day is a bit different than the one before.
|8:30-9:00||Drop-off – with a light breakfast|
| Group Activity
|Afternoon||Small Group Time – Discussion time|
|Free Time – Swimming, tubing, arts and crafts, high ropes & more|
The 7th-8th grade day campers get to experience most of the activities we offer at Covenant Harbor. More information and photos of our activities can be found on our Activities page.