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Kids and Youth Programs
This new Summer 2020 Day Kids and Youth Program offers campers entering 1st through 9th grade this fall a non-overnight program that has reimagined and expanded our already thriving Day Camp ministry. Just like our traditional Day Camp programs, our Day Kids and Youth Programs will continue to change throughout the summer so that campers can attend more than one week and still have a new experience each time.
Programs are separated by age group and designed to be what kids of those age groups love the most about Covenant Harbor.
1st-3rd Grade: Our youngest group of campers spends time as a team experiencing classic camp activities with counselors providing specific support for that age group. They assist campers in remembering to take care of their belongings, encouraging positive relationships, introducing them to the gospel, and making decisions. 1st-3rd grade campers spend their time learning together, trying out new activities, and having tons of fun.
4th-6th Grade: These campers will take the next step in the Day Kids and Youth Programs. 4th – 6th graders will be encouraged to grow in their independence while building relationships with their team and counselor. They will also be diving into Bible lessons together, playing new games, and so much more!
7th-9th Grade: Our oldest campers will get to participate in the camp favorites and experience new activities invented specifically for them! In addition, 7th-9th grade campers get the chance to customize their camp experience through the 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 several Skills options to allow every camper to choose to focus on something that interests them.
Learn more about the Day Kids and Youth Programs in the sections below.
Registration and Add On Information
If you were previously registered for a Summer Camp Program, to help you determine the next step in making changes to your camper’s 2020 Summer Camp registration, we have provided the following options:
- Request a spot for your child or family in a new Summer 2020 Day Kids and Youth Program or Family Getaways.
- Roll your camper’s registration fee into a 2021 Covenant Harbor and receive priority in registration.
- Request a full refund of what you paid toward your camper’s registration fee.
- Donate a portion or all of your camper’s registration fee to the Covenant Harbor Fund to help sustain the ministry through the pandemic. Your donation is tax-deductible and will have double the impact thanks to generous friends of Covenant Harbor who offered to match (dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000) donations made to the Covenant Harbor Fund through camper registration fees.
To begin the process of making changes to your camper’s registration, please fill out our form below.
If you were not previously registered for a Summer Camp program but would like to register for one of the new reimagined Summer 2020 Programs, please register here.
Programs for Summer 2020 will be for 1st through 9th graders. The programs will be split by grades 1st-3rd, 4th-6th, and 7th-9th. This allows us to tailor the program to the age. We will make exceptions for 4th and 7th graders if they prefer to be with the younger age group. Please indicate the grade group you prefer for your child and/or confirm what grade they are in.
We will do our best to honor cabin and team requests while also following any regulations provided by the state.
Late Check-Out: Day Kids and Youth Programs are five days long, Monday through Friday. Drop off is between 8:15 and 9am and check-out is from 4-4:30pm.
If the 4pm check-out time is difficult with your schedule or if your child just wants more time at camp, we offer a 6pm or 8pm check-out time as well.
- 6pm check-out is a longstanding offering which is intended to provide affordable accommodations for parents who work later than our standard 4-4:30pm check-out window. This option is additional $10 per day or $40 for the whole week.
- 8pm check-out option is intended to provide substantially more programming for campers who want to stay at camp longer and enjoy activities that they can only do in the evenings! This option is $35 per day or $150 per week.
Campers have the opportunity to visit the camp store each day. Depositing spending money allows your camper to make choices without having to keep track of any cash. The store carries candy (.25-1.50), snacks (.25-2.00), drinks (.50-2.00), souvenirs (.25-25.00), and clothing (5.00-45.00). Campers are only allowed to go to the store once each day and are limited to $1.50 per day on candy items and $2.00 per day on whole grain snacks or fruit. We do not limit water or Gatorade. With that in mind, we recommend a deposit of $10-45. We suggest discussing with your camper and working together to determine what the rest amount is for your camper. Unused funds can be donated to Covenant harbor or refunded on the last day of camp.
Skills Descriptions (For 7-9 Grade Only)
Adventure ($20) ($15 Aug 10-12): Get extreme in the air and on the ground as you challenge yourself and get a bit of an adrenaline rush.
Aquatic ($30) ($20 Aug 10-12): Swimming, paddling, boating or just splashing around – experience a variety of water related activities.
Art ($15) ($10 Aug 10-12): Get creative, make a mess, try out a variety of mediums and create some awesome things that you can take home at the end of the week.
Skills Sampler ($0): Try a skill here, and there a skill there, no need to pick just one! Skills sampler gives you a taste of a new skill each day.
Target Sports ($0): Draw, aim, and fire. You will have the chance to safely try a variety of target activities.
Team Sports ($0): Get your head in the game as you dribble, pass, hit, throw, run and block through a variety of team sports. There may even be one you’ve never played!
Since programming will be unique week to week during each Day Kids and Youth Program, skills will also change each week. More specific skill details will be sent the week before camp as activity guidelines are confirmed by state and local officials.
Health and Safety Policies and Procedures
Health and safety have always been Covenant Harbor’s number one concern. We are committed to upholding Federal and State Mandates and the CDC, State and Local Health Officials throughout all we do.
Common Areas: Each squad of campers during our Day Kids and Youth Programs will have a designated meeting space and bathroom which will be cleaned at the end of each day once campers have checked out and between groups.
Camper Health: Hand cleaning stations will be put outside of all common spaces. Campers and staff will clean hands before entering and after exiting.
Masks: At this time, neither campers nor staff will be required to wear a mask. This is subject to change depending on regulations from CDC and the state of Wisconsin. You may send your child with a mask, however, there may be times when wearing a mask is not possible. Covenant Harbor will not provide masks to campers.
Covenant Harbor staff may be required to wear masks in specific circumstances (i.e. during initial health screenings, while doing temperature checks) and, just like campers, may choose to wear masks.
One week before camp session you will receive a brief health history and exposure survey. These questions will ask about the camper and their household’s exposure.
Upon arriving at Covenant Harbor all cars will be greeted by health staff (that will be wearing PPE). You will answer a few health questions and your camper’s temperature will be taken. If they are fever free and healthy, your car will proceed to our drive through check-in process. If a camper has a fever or they, or anyone in their household, is symptomatic, that car will be turned around before starting the check in process.
During the day at camp each camper’s temperatures will be taken before every meal. If a camper has a fever or exhibits any symptoms they will immediately be taken to a separate infirmary space with our health staff. Parents will then be contacted and that camper must be picked early.
Our year round and summer staff will have twice daily temperature checks.
Risk Factors: Covenant Harbor recommends that campers do not take part in one of our Day Kids and Youth Programs if they have any of the following health conditions:
- Requires nebulizer treatments or has used a nebulizer in the past month
- Hospitalized due to asthma in the last six months
- A child who is immunosuppressed
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Heart disease
Covenant Harbor also asks that all families consider who the child will be coming home to. If you have a high risk individual in your household, we would not recommend sending your child to camp this summer. After your child comes to camp, we recommend that they should be quarantined away from any high risk individuals. This is the responsibility of the family.
Please read our Health and Safety Guidelines for more information. Additionally, we have answered more questions about our health policies for the summer in our Covenant Harbor Ministry FAQs under Health and Safety.