Pathfinder (Grades 1-3)

June 22–25, 2014
$335 Wait List-All
June 25–28, 2014
$335 Wait List-Girls
July 27–30, 2014
$365 Wait List-Girls
July 30–August 2, 2014
$365 Wait List-All

Kishwauketoe (affectionately called Kish) is a smaller camp of about 40 campers. Kish is intentionally designed for a camper’s first camp experience. Kishwauketoe Pathfinder is a three night option for campers in grades 1-3.

Our Pathfinder camp is the perfect introduction to overnight summer camp and is specially designed for first-time campers. This three-night camp lets campers enjoy the waterfront, nature center, arts and crafts, skate park and more. A fun atmosphere with a loving, Christian environment will help campers feel right at home!

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 Kishwauketoe Pathfinder summer camps will be filled with campers who have finished 1st through 3rd grade.

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.

Discounts

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. Please note: meeting the early registration discount does not guarantee camp availability.

Learn More About Discounts  

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.
 

Bible

Pen/Pencil 

Water Bottle 

Paper/Notepad

Wash Cloths

Rain Gear 

Shorts

T-shirts/Tops 

Pants or Jeans 

Modest Swim Suit

Pajamas 

Toiletries 

Insect Repellent

Pillow and Case*        

Camera 

Flashlight (extra batteries)        

Beach Towel

Extra Blankets (if desired)*

Sweatshirts

Jacket

Sunscreen

 

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. Pathfinder 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 up to two additional rides in the afternoons. These second and third rides 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, that too will 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 iPods), 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

Check-in occurs the afternoon of the first day 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. Kishwauketoe will officially start with a parent welcome and Kickoff at 5:00. 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 impact 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. 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 (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 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.

Programs run either Sunday afternoon through Wednesday morning or Wednesday afternoon through Saturday morning. Every day is filled with a mix of great activities, relationship building and Bible teaching.

Typical Day

 

8:15

    Breakfast

   

Morning

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

 

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

 

    Talk Backs - small group cabin discussion

   

12:00

    Lunch

   

Afternoon

    Quiet Time

 

    Canteen - snack shop

 

    Free Time - swimming, arts & crafts, skate park, and much more

 

    Hang Time at Kishwauketoe

   

5:30

    Dinner

   

Evening

    Activity i.e. big game

 

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

 

    Get ready for bed

 

    Cabin Devotions

   

8:45

    Lights Out

 

Activities 

Pathfinder campers squeeze most of Covenant Harbor’s great activities into just 2 days. Due to the length of the camp, Pathfinder campers do not get to do the climbing tower, zip line or high ropes course. More information and photos of our activities can be found on our Activities page. 

Facility

The Pathfinder facility is private and intimate with 4 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, playground and sling shot range are also a part of the Kish facility. More information and photos of the Kish facility can be found in the Lodging section.