Snapshot (Grades 3-5)

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 Snapshot is a shorter overnight program for grades 3-5 and serves as a great chance for first time campers to try out camp. 

A shorter overnight camp, our Snapshot camp, is a great chance for first time campers to try out overnight summer camps. Campers will get to experience the large group setting while still bonding with their smaller cabin group.  Each day will be filled with exciting activities and age appropriate Bible teaching.

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, Pier 30 Snapshot will be filled with campers who have just finished 3rd, 4th and 5th 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.


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.

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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.  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.  Element campers are limited to $4.50 per day on snacks, candy and soda.  Water and Gatorade are not limited.  They can also purchase camp merchandise from the camp store.

In addition to the store, spending money deposited in a camper’s account will be used for some activity charges.  Every camper is provided the opportunity for one boat ride during the week free of charge but there may be the opportunity for campers to sign up for an additional ride durring 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 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 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. Snapshot 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 highly discouraged 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 four night program starts on Sunday afternoons and ends Thursday morning. Every day is filled with a mix great activities, relationship building and Bible teaching.

Typical Day






    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






    Quiet Time


    Canteen - snack shop


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


    Hang Time at Kishwauketoe






    Activity i.e. big game


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


    Get ready for bed


    Cabin Devotions


    Lights Out







Snapshot campers experience most of Covenant Harbor’s greatest activities both in cabin groups and during free time. More information and photos of our activities can be found on our Activities page.


During a Snapshot 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.