Pier 30 (Grades 6-8)

Summer 2018 dates and registration coming this fall!

Pier 30 is our largest and most traditional camp with over 200 campers per camp session. Pier 30 offers a unique program each year, built to offer both new and returning campers great new experiences.

The Pier 30 (Grades 6-8) full week camps include all the camp favorites: lake activities, like tubing, adventure activities, like high ropes, camp classics, like arts and crafts, and many new activities invented specifically for this summer! Of course, we’ll also have big games, dynamic biblical teaching in exciting sessions, and great hang-out time.

*For one week of the summer, both Pier 30 (Grades 6-8) and Pier 30 (Grades 4-5) programs will run at the same time. Check out Pier 30 (Grades 4-8) for more info on that week of camp!

In addition to all that, 6th-8th grade campers get the chance to customize their camp experience with our Skills program. During registration, each camper gets to select a Skill on which to spend focused time, each day, with a trained instructor. We have a wide array of Skill options ranging from purely recreational to focused instruction. Click below for a specific description of each Skill.

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, during the Pier 30 (Grades 6-8) 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 you must register the same day.

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

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.

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 during free time at our camp stores without having to keep track of any cash. There is candy, snacks, soda, water and Gatorade ranging from $.25 to $2.00. Pier 30 (Grades 6-8) campers are limited to $2.00 per day on candy or 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.

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 $4.00 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 $4.00 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), 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.

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 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. Pier 30 (Grades 6-8) will officially start with a welcome and orientation session at 4:30pm. 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.

Summer 2018 skills will be announced soon; check out our Summer 2017 options:

Skill Description Cost
Animal Adventure Learn about the animals in our nature center (from fuzzy to scaly) and on our camp. You’ll get the chance to help care for all of our animals, learn about the native fauna, and demonstrate your new expertise to your fellow campers by introducing them to a new animal friend. TBD
Art Spend your skills time working with our Arts and Crafts instructor, make a mess, and in the process make something awesome you can take home with you at the end of the week. TBD
Canoeing Learn the fine art of canoeing from our experienced teachers. You’ll get to hone your skills on the lake on a short voyage or in a canoe-based game each day. Campers must pass the deep end swimming test in order to participate. TBD
Competitive Basketball With lots of time to both practice and play, you benefit from one of our basketball teachers’ tips, and get the chance to compete against your friends. TBD
Cooking Our head chef takes time to teach you kitchen basics and pro tricks. You’ll get the chance to make and take some spectacular treats and be the most popular person in your cabin when you get to share.
Dance Show off your moves, learn some new ones, and impress the camp when your new video drops. TBD
Extreme Sports
Skate and BMX in our skatepark, mountainboard on our rolling hills, improve on your favorite extreme sport with tips from our experts, or try a whole new one with their support.
Fishing Learn some fishing basics and cast a line in the lake. Our fishing instructor will be there to teach and help, particularly when it comes to telling everybody just how gigantic that fish that got away was. TBD
Forts! Build and build and build…then conquer! Join our staff (lifelong fort builders) and build forts inside and out. Learn the finer points of fort building and design, build whatever you want, then lay seige to the other forts in all out fort wars! TBD
Laser Tag Battle it out with your friends using our custom laser tag markers. A variety of games in the woods, open fields, and throughout camp will give you plenty of time to sharpen your tactics. TBD
Paddle Boarding Stand on the lake! In the summer! Our qualified waterfront staff will instruct you in the methods of stand up paddle boarding. Then you’ll get plenty of time to paddle around Geneva Lake. Sign up and see why it’s become one of the most popular water sports! Campers must pass the deep end swimming test in order to participate.
Performance (new in 2017!) Love being in the spotlight? Come karaoke, act, create, perform and impress with people who like being the life of the party just as much as you! TBD
Photography Our instructor will help you tune your artistic eye and teach you to see the world differently as you get more comfortable operating your camera and snap shots around camp. Participants must bring their own digital camera.
Pottery Work with clay to create projects practical and abstract. Sculpt and decorate masterpieces to take home and impress your family. TBD
Recreational Water Sports Take advantage of all our waterfront has to offer. Everything from tubing to our water playground will be available to you. A new activity each day! Campers must pass the deep end swimming test in order to participate.
Sailing Learn the basics of the art of the ancient mariner. Then, take one of our sunfish sailing boats out to try your new skills amidst Geneva Lake’s gentle breezes. Campers must pass the deep end swimming test in order to participate.
Skills Sampler Try a skill here, and try one there…  no need to pick just one. Skills sampler give you a taste of a new skill each day.   TBD
Target Sports Draw, aim, and fire. Our experienced instructor will give you the chance to safely try a variety of target activities. TBD
Tarzan Swing and Climb Our experienced adventure staff gives you the chance to do specialized activities you can’t do anywhere else. Climb enormous trees, swing from ropes. Adventure off the ground! TBD
Volleyball Bump and set and spike! Join old friends and make new ones while honing your skills and just playing for fun on our indoor court and outdoor sand court. TBD
Wakeboard or waterski (or both!) during your skill all week. With help from our instructors, you’ll get the chance to improve your abilities no matter your level of experience. Campers must pass the deep end swimming test in order to participate.
Wilderness Skills Start a fire, build a shelter, navigate, eat wild plants. Become a regular mountain man or woman and gain skills to impress your friends.   TBD
X-Treme Adventure Spend a ton of time on our high ropes course, outdoor rockwall, and zipline. Our adventure staff will guide you through activities none of the other campers have the chance to try.

Canoeing, Paddle Boarding, Recreational Water Sports, Sailing, and Waterboard/Waterski campers must pass the deep end swimming test in order to participate.

Summer 2018 skills will be announced soon; check out our Summer 2017 options:

Skill Option June 11-17 June 25-July 1 July 2-8 July 16-22 July 30-Aug. 5
Animal Adventure Canceled Canceled Canceled 5 Spaces Canceled
Art Canceled Open Canceled Open Canceled
Canoeing* Open 2 Spaces Open 5 Spaces Open
Competitive Basketball 1 Space Open 5 Spaces Open Open
Cooking Full Full 1 Space Full Full
Dance Canceled Open Canceled Open Canceled
Extreme Sports 4 Spaces Canceled Canceled Open Open
Fishing Canceled Full 2 Spaces 2 Spaces 2 Spaces
Forts! 2 Spaces Open Open Open Open
Laser Tag Open 4 Spaces Open 1 Space Open
Paddle Boarding* Canceled Full 2 Spaces Full Full
Performance Open Canceled Canceled Canceled Open
Photography Canceled 4 Spaces Canceled 4 Spaces Full
Pottery Open Canceled 4 Spaces Open 2 Spaces
Recreational Water Sports* Open 1 Space Open Full Full
Sailing* Canceled Full Open Full Full
Skills Sampler 1 Space 5 Spaces Full 1 Space Full
Target Sports Open 4 Spaces Open 2 Spaces Open
Tarzan Swing and Climb 1 Space 5 Spaces Open 2 Spaces Full
Volleyball Canceled Full Canceled Open Full
Wakeboard/Waterski* Open Open Open Full 1 Space
Wilderness Skills Open Open Open Open 5 Spaces
X-Treme Adventure Open Open Open Full Full


*Canoeing, Paddle Boarding, Recreational Water Sports, Sailing, and Waterboard/Waterski campers must pass the deep end swimming test in order to participate.

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.


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


8:15     Breakfast
Morning     Morning Session – Bible teaching, songs, silly games, and much more
    Activity Time – waterfront, tree swing, games, and much more
    Quiet Time
12:45     Lunch
Afternoon     Talk Backs – small group cabin discussion
    Cabin Adventure – small group activity
    Free Time – swimming, tubing, arts & crafts, high ropes, & more
    Cabin Hang Time
5:30     Dinner
Evening     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


Pier 30 (Grades 6-8) 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 Pier 30 (Grades 6-8) 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.