Kish Full Week (Grades 1-3)
Summer 2018 dates and registration coming this fall!
Kishwauketoe (or “Kish” for short) is for the campers in grades 1st through 3rd grade that are looking for an overnight experience at Covenant Harbor.
Kish Full Week (Grades 1-3) is great for both first time and/or returning campers who are ready for a longer stay. Campers who join us for the six night experience will continue to enjoy the intimate setting of Kish with more activities and new adventures.
Each day at camp is filled with things like banana boating, adventure activities, free time, canteen treats, and more camp-only delights! Kish campers will also get to wear their PJs to the evening session, learn new songs and new lessons, play games, roast marshmallows by the campfire, and maybe even get a little messy.
This program is sure to be a hit with your 1st-3rd grade camper. We hope to see you at Kish this summer!
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, during the Kish Full Week (Grades 1-3) summer camps will be filled with campers who have finished 1st-3rd 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.
Bring-a-Friend – Bring a friend who has never before been to a Covenant Harbor summer camp program, and you each save $50. You must both attend the same week of camp and register the same day online.
Early Registration – Save $30 when you register and pay in full by March 15 – no exceptions. You may use this discount in addition to the Bring-a-Friend discount. Please note: meeting the early registration discount does not guarantee camp availability.
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. See the list below for what to bring, or look at the Overnight 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 during free time (only once each day) at our camp stores without having to keep track of cash. There is candy, snacks, soda, water and Gatorade ranging from $.25 to $2.00. Kish Full Week (Grades 1-3) 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.
Campers will have one opportunity to turn in their cell phones on the first night of camp. Any cell phones discovered after that point may result in immediate dismissal from the camp program.
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 cabin with his/her friends. There is a spot on the registration form (cabin mate requests), where you can list the names of up to two other people your camper would like to be housed with. Due to the size of our cabins and our desire to form a healthy cabin community, we will not put more than three campers together in one cabin. If your group is larger than three, campers will be separated in different cabins based on first choice cabin mate requests.
Check-in will be from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM on the first day of camp. Upon arrival, our staff will greet your family and guide you through the check-in and move-in process. Kish Full Week (Grades 1-3) will officially start with a parent welcome and kickoff at 4:15 PM. Our staff does not assume responsibility for campers until the conclusion of the kickoff.
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 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.
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. Most cabins of overnight campers have a counselor to camper ratio of 1:8. Some cabins have 1 counselor with 9 campers and some cabins have 2 counselors with 10-12 campers. 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.
This six night camp starts on Sunday afternoons and ends Saturday morning. Every day is filled with a mix great activities, relationship building and Bible teaching.
Due to the changing nature of our programs, each week offers a different mix of activities. Below is a very general outline of what each day includes. However, each day is a bit different than the one before.
|Morning||AM Activities – Unique opportunities|
| Session – Age appropriate Bible teaching and worship
|Afternoon||Small Groups/Quiet Time – Cabin discussion or time alone|
|Camp Store – Purchase snacks and camp merchandise|
|Free Time – Swimming, arts & crafts, carpetball, & more|
|Evening||Activity – Big games, campfires, and more|
|Prime Time – Bible teaching and worship|
|Get ready for bed|
Kish Full Week (Grades 1-3) campers experience many of Covenant Harbor’s great activities while enjoying a few special Kishwauketoe activities too. More information and photos of our activities can be found on our Activities page.
The Kishwauketoe facility is private and intimate with four cabins, a covered wagon, and a tree house. There is a separate bathroom facility for girls and boys respectively. An air conditioned meeting space, nature center and playground are also a part of the Kish facility. More information and photos of the Kish facility can be found in the Lodging section.