Navigator (Grades 6-8)

Dates & Pricing For Summer Camp 2015 Will Be Available In November!

Pier 30 is our largest and most traditional camp with as many as 230 campers a week. Pier 30 builds the schedule around the campers’ desire to explore and try new things.  Pier 30 Navigator serves campers currently in grades 6-8 and allows campers to customize their camp experience by choosing a skill to focus on for the week.

Our Navigator camp allows campers to have more control over their week at Covenant Harbor. A skill, chosen when registering, allows junior high campers to customize their camp experience.

Campers grow in their faith while enjoying all of camp’s great activities: the waterfront and climbing tower are available during free time and campfires, big games and chapel sessions round out the day.

Age Groups

Because the majority of campers register in the winter, the grade for our camp programs is based on the current (fall 2013 – spring 2014) school year. Therefore, during the summer Navigator camps will be filled with campers who have just finished 6th, 7th and 8th grades.


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 your registration forms and payments must be received in the same envelope (or register the same day online).

Early Registration - Save $30 when you register and pay in full by March 15. Your registration form and payment must be received 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.

Learn More About Discounts

Watch This Video To Help Pick Your Skill

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Acting & Improv: Develop your acting skills by practicing fun situational improvisations to perform for the camp.

Art: Use mediums like paint, clay, drawing and more to explore your inner artist. Additional Fee – $15.00

Bait ‘n’ Tackle: Go in search of bass, northern pike and bluegill. Bring your own rod and reel or use ours. We provide bait.

Canoeing*: Trek along the shores of Geneva Lake as you learn the basics of handling a canoe. Water shoes recommended. Females must wear a one piece swimming suit.

Competitive Basketball: Work drills and plays to advance your skill level and take part in competitive scrimmaging.

Competitive Volleyball: Bump, set, and spike like the pros! Build upon your skills as you compete and practice indoors.

Cooking: Learn the basics to become the next great chef! Additional Fee – $20.00

Dance: Learn, practice and perform basic styles of several dance forms to show off back at home.

Digital Photography: Learn and develop basic photography skills to utilize your megapixels to the max. Bring your own digital camera and memory card.

Duct Tape Crafts: Ever wanted to make a wallet out of duct tape? Ever seen a duct tape tie? Well, you’ll get those opportunities with this great skill for guys and girls. Additional Fee- $10.00

Geocaching: Learn to use GPS units to track down hidden checkpoints and prizes while competing in fun challenges and races.

Horsemanship: Travel off-site to a local ranch for trail rides and horsemanship instruction. Must wear long pants and boots to ride. Additional Fee – $99.00

New!! Laser Tag: Play a variety of different laser tag game structures on our grounds. We’re partnering with Laser Tag Anywhere for this program. Additional Fee – $35.00

New!! Origami: Express your creative side as you explore the ancient art of origami in this fun and challenging skill led by our experienced staff.

Paddle Sports*: Partnering with Clear Water Outdoor, to bring the sports of stand up paddle boarding and kayaking to our campers. Certified instructors will teach two days of each paddle sport. Additional Fee – $75.00

Sailing*: Learn the basics of a sunfish sailing boat and view camp from a distance. Water-shoes recommended. Females must wear a one piece swimming suit. Additional Fee – $15.00

Sand Volleyball: Enjoy the sun and the sand as you learn the fundamentals of volleyball and play in fun matches on our sand court.

Skateboarding/Inline Skating: Count on basic instruction and lots of time on our full-size skate park. Bring your own equipment and pads or use ours.

Skills Sampler: Try a mixture of favorite camp activities and other skills available this year. It’ll be something different every day!

New!! Slacklining: Enjoy the outdoors as you bounce, balance and walk your way to fun in this new and exciting skill.

Snorkeling*: Explore the beauty of Geneva Lake below the water’s surface. Bring your own equipment or use ours. Females must wear a one piece swimming suit.

Target Sports: Learn how to safely operate our precision air rifles, properly use a compound bow and improve your marksmanship.

Tarzan Swing & Climb: Much like Tarzan, you’ll be climbing trees and swinging amongst them, only you’ll have a harness, climbing ropes and a helmet. Wear comfortable clothes and closed toed shoes. Additional Fee- $30.00

New!! Triathalon: Train each day and compete in running, swimming and biking, and compete in an end of week race around camp. Bring your own bicycle and helmet or use ours. Females must wear a one piece swimsuit.

Watersports*: Try waterskiing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding and more, or try a few different options. Females must wear a one piece suit. Additional Fee – $95.00

X-Treme Adventure: Challenge yourself on several of our many High Ropes course and climbing options not available to other campers. Must wear longer shorts and shirts and closed-toed shoes. Additional Fee – $45.00

*Canoeing, Paddle Sports, Sailing, Snorkeling, and Watersports campers must pass the deep end swimming test in order to participate. 


Skill Option June 22-28 July 13-19 July 20-26 August 3-9
Acting and Improv 4 Spaces
Open Open
Art Open Open
Not Available
Bait n’ Tackle Full 2 Spaces 2 Spaces
Canoeing* Open 2 Spaces
1 Space Full
Competitive Basketball Open Full Full 3 Spaces
Competitive Volleyball Not Available 5 Spaces 2 Spaces
Cooking Full Full Full Full
Dance 1 Space
Open Open 4 Spaces
Digital Photography Full 2 Spaces Full 3 Spaces
Duct Tape Crafts Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Geocaching Open Open Not Available Open
Horsemanship 5 Spaces Open Full 4 Spaces
Laser Tag Full
Open Open 2 Spaces
Origami Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Paddle Sports* Full
Full Full
Sailing* Full
Sand Volleyball 5 Spaces Full Full Full
Skateboarding/Inline Skating Open Open Open Open
Skills Sampler Full Full Full 3 Spaces
Slacklining Open Open Open Open
Snorkeling* 3 Spaces Full 2 Spaces 2 Spaces
Target Sports Full 1 Space
Full Full
Tarzan Swing & Climb Full Full 1 Space Not Available
Triathalon Not Available Not Available Open Open
Watersports* Wait List
Wait List Wait List Wait List
X-Treme Adventure 2 Spaces Full Open Open

*Canoeing, Paddle Sports, Sailing, Snorkeling, and Watersports campers must pass the deep end swimming test in order to participate.


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.



Water Bottle 


Wash Cloths

Rain Gear 



Pants or Jeans 

Modest Swim Suit



Insect Repellent

Pillow and Case*        


Flashlight (extra batteries)        

Beach Towel

Extra Blankets (if desired)*





Spending Money

At check-in you will have the opportunity to put spending money in your camper’s camp store account.  This money will allow them to purchase things during free time at our camp stores.  There is candy, soda, water and Gatorade ranging from $.25 to $1.25.  Navigator campers are limited to $4.00 per day on snacks, candy and soda.  Water and Gatorade are not limited.  They can also purchase camp merchandise from the store.  

In addition to the store, spending money deposited in a camper’s account will be used for certain activity charges.  Every camper is provided the opportunity for one boat ride during the week free of charge but there will be the opportunity for campers to sign up for an additional ride during free time.  This second ride will cost campers $3.00 deducted from their spending money account.  Similarly, if a camper wishes to take part in more than one high ropes/climbing activity, also offered during free time, these second opportunities will also deduct $3.00 from their spending account.

What NOT to Bring

Do not bring cell phones or any pets, electronic devices (including CD players, game systems, and MP3 players), 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.

Cabin 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 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 occurs the afternoon of the Sunday of camp, and specific arrival times will be given after registration. Upon arrival, our staff will greet your family and guide you through the check-in and move-in process. Navigator will officially start with a welcome and orientation session at 5:15. Our staff does not assume responsibility for campers until the conclusion of this session. 

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. 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.

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 ( 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.

Security Policy

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 program starts on Sunday afternoons and ends Saturday morning. Every day is filled with a mix great activities, relationship building and Bible teaching.

Typical Day






    Real Faith - Bible teaching, songs, silly games, and much more


    Activity Time - waterfront, tree swing, games, and much more


    Quiet Time






    Talk Backs - small group cabin discussion


    Cabin Adventure - small group activity


    Free Time - swimming, tubing, arts & crafts, high ropes, & more


    Cabin Hang Time






    Front Lawn Hang Time- games, playground, carpetball,  etc.


    Activity- big game, campfire, etc.


    Prime Time - Bible teaching, songs, silly games, and much more


    Cabin Devotions


    Get ready for bed


    Lights Out




Navigator campers experience most of Covenant Harbor’s greatest activities all day long. More information and photos of our activities can be found on our Activities page.


During a Navigator week campers will stay in a variety of different cabin buildings including Engebretson, Guest House, Hilltop, the Triplets and the Lodge. Each cabin is different but each provides a quality cabin environment for campers. In addition, most indoor activities and all large group sessions will be held in our climate controlled Jackson Family Activity Center. More information and photos of our facilities can be found in the Lodging section.