Trailblazer (Grades 2-3)

June 15–21, 2014
$485 Wait List-All
July 13–19, 2014
$545 Wait List-Boys
July 20–26, 2014
$545
August 3–9, 2014
$525 Wait List-Boys

Kishwauketoe (affectionately called Kish) is a smaller camp of about 40 campers. Kish is intentionally designed for a camper’s first camp experience. Kishwauketoe Trailblazer is a week-long camp for campers in grades 2-3. 

This camp allows campers to take their summer camp experience to the next level! Campers spend a whole week enjoying banana boating, mountain boarding, the climbing wall and zip-line, as well as a ton of other activities. Big games, singing worship, messy games, Bible teaching and lots of laughs round out the week.

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 Trailblazer summer camps will be filled with campers who have finished 2nd and 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

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

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. Trailblazer campers are limited to $3.00 per day on snacks, candy and soda. Water and Gatorade are not limited. They can also purchase camp merchandise from the store.

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. Trailblazer 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 experience that 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.

 

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

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.

 

8:15

    Breakfast

   

Morning

    AM Activities- Unique opportunities 

 

    Workshops- Bible teaching & discussion on specific topics

   

12:00

    Lunch

   

Afternoon

    Small Groups/Quiet Time - cabin discussion or time alone

 

    Camp Store - Purchase snacks and camp merchandise

 

    Free Time - swimming, arts & crafts, carpetball, & more

   

5:30

    Dinner

   

Evening

    Activity- Big game

 

    Prime Time- Bible teaching and worship

   
 

    Get ready for bed

   

9:00

    Lights Out

Activities

Trailblazer 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.

Facility

The Kishwauketoe 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.