Day Camp (Grades K-6)

June 12–16, 2017
$199
June 19–23, 2017
$199
June 26–30, 2017
$199
July 5–7, 2017
$129
July 10–14, 2017
$199 Wait List
July 17–21, 2017
$199 Wait List
July 24–28, 2017
$199 Wait List
July 31–August 4, 2017
$199
August 7–9, 2017
$129

Save up to $35 with discounts!

Day Camp (Grades K-6) is our non-overnight summer camp program. 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 a ton more! Day Campers will have lots of fun and, along the way, build great new relationships, explore valuable life lessons, and learn new ways to grow in their relationship with God.

Many campers come for multiple weeks of Day Camp (Grades K-6), which changes throughout the summer; keeping the camp basics from week to week, but offering a fresh program that wows returners and first time campers all at once.

Learn more about our age-appropriate programming in the tabs below.

Summer Schedule

This year we’re offering K-6th grade programming every week of the summer! We want siblings, friends, neighbors, cousins to all be able to come the same week of camp.

We still really care about age-appropriate programming. We’ll have age-specific programming for K-2nd grade campers and 3-6th grade campers each week. More information on that can be found on the programming tab.

Dates Rates Grade 3-6 Overnight
June 12-16 $199 n/a
June 19-23 $199 n/a
June 26-30 $199 June 29-30, $39
July 5-7 $129 n/a
July 10-14 $199 n/a
July 17-21 $199 July 20-21, $39
July 24-28 $199 n/a
July 31-Aug. 4 $199 n/a
Aug. 7-9 $129 n/a

 

Discounts

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. 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.

Discounts are only applicable for our 5-day Day Camps.

Learn More About Discounts

Grades 3-6 Overnight

Day Campers in 3rd-6th grade get two unique chances (June 29-30 or July 20-21) this summer to get a taste of our overnight camps! For an additional fee of $39, campers will enjoy special evening activities and join a “Prime Time” session with our overnight program. All campers who choose to stay for the overnight will eat dinner and breakfast at camp and sleep in one of our air conditioned multi-purpose rooms (separated by gender). This is a great way for campers to “try out” the overnight camp experience!

Encore

There is a late pick-up option available for K-6th grade campers if you are unable to pick your camper up by 4:30. Your camper can stay for an extra activity and eat dinner with our overnight campers. Late pick-up will be from 6:00 to 6:15. You can register online for $10 per day or $40 for the week (5 days), this includes dinner. If space allows 24 hours in advance, you can also register at check-in.

Family Night

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.

Spending Money

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.

Team Requests

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, we will be assigning teams within the age range of K-2 and 3-6. Campers in 3rd grade may occasionally choose to join the K-2 schedule if the 3rd grade camper requests a friend in the younger group.

*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.

Tours

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

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.

Directions

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.

Dietary Needs

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 (camp@covenantharborg.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.

Waterfront

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.

Security Policy

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. Check out more information regarding age group specific programming and sample daily schedules below!

Age Groups

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 K-6) summer camps will be filled with campers who have finished K-6th grade.

This year, we’re offering Day Camp for K-6th grade campers every week of the summer! We want kids to have ample opportunity to be at camp. Your camper will thrive in our exciting, age-appropriate structure, and will love how activities, lessons, and challenges grow with them year after year.

All of our day campers will continue to share the dining hall, waterfront time and some large group activities/sessions. This allows campers to spend time with a friend or family member in a different age group and learn from campers of other ages. All campers will also get the chance to go on boat rides, choose adventure activities, visit the camp store and engage with our new elective options. Electives are age-appropriate, skill-based options during the week where campers can choose from things like Aquatic, Adventure, Arts and Crafts or Active electives. All electives are chosen at camp by the camper to encourage independence and character development.

We also know that every child is different. We believe building unique elements into the schedule for K-2nd grade and 3rd-6th grade is the best way for kids to learn, grow, and have the most fun. Each age group will have its own goals, counselors and program director. See below for more on how we do that in Day Camp:

Kindergarten-2nd Grade: Our youngest group of campers spend time as a team experiencing classic camp activities with counselors providing specific support for that age group; remembering to take care of their belongings, encouraging positive relationships, introducing them to the gospel, and making decisions. K-2nd grade campers spend their time learning together, swimming, trying out adventure activities like the giant swing or indoor wall, singing camp songs, playing games, and more. They will also have a few opportunities throughout the week to choose and elective.

3rd-6th Grade: Our older campers will take the next step in the Day Camp program. Encouraging independence, these teams will have an opportunity to include choices in their daily schedule. With more electives and free time options, campers can customize their experience and learn more about what they’re interested in. They’ll still build relationships with their team and counselor, do Bible lessons together, visit the waterfront, conquer adventure activities like the climbing tower or high ropes course, play new games, and more!

Sample Schedules

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.

 

K-2 Sample Schedule
8:30-9:00     Drop-off – with a light breakfast
Morning     AM Activities
    Session – Bible teaching, songs, games and more
12:45     Lunch
Afternoon     Small Groups – Discussion and/or activities with your team
    Camp Store – Purchase snacks and camp merchandise
    Free Time or Electives – Swimming, arts and crafts, carpetball and more
4:00-4:30     Pick-up

 

3-6 Sample Schedule
8:30-9:00     Drop-off – with a light breakfast
Morning     AM Activities or Electives
    Session – Bible teaching, songs, games and more
12:45     Lunch
Afternoon     Small Groups – Discussion and/or activities with your team
    Free Time – Swimming, arts and crafts, carpetball, camp store and more
    Electives – Choose from Aquatic, Adventure, Arts and Crafts or Active categories
4:00-4:30     Pick-up

 

Activities

The K-6th 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.