Summer camp campers enjoying the waterfront

Summer Camps

You want the best for your kids and so do we! We want every experience at summer camp to be meaningful and life-changing. We accomplish this through two goals, love kids and share Jesus.

Love Kids.

Our goal is to love kids. We want camp to be a safe place where kids can be themselves and grow into the person God created them to be. We do this by having lots of fun, building great relationships, and creating life-long memories.

Share Jesus.

Our goal is to share Jesus. We want every camper to know how deeply they are loved by God and to help them grow in their relationship with Jesus. We trust the work of the Holy Spirit in each camper's life as we listen to and respect each camper's response. Our goal is to simply give campers the opportunity to learn about God’s love and grace.

Summer Camp 2021

We are looking forward to summer camp in 2021! Our programs are full of the characteristics and activities that make a camp experience transformative, meaningful and fun. While some aspects of summer camp are different in 2021, our commitment to ministry is not. This year requires more preparation than usual, but we are confident our plans have found the right balance of traditional camp fun and health and safety precautions. Due to the ever-changing guidance and recommendations from health officials, Covenant Harbor will continue to make adjustments as advised.

Based on anticipated COVID-19 conditions and best practices, here are some of what you might expect at Covenant Harbor this summer. 

Key Changes for Summer Camps

Pre-Camp Screening and In-Camp Screening

Like last summer, we will continue with enhanced health screenings for each camper prior to arrival. As part of the check-in process on the first day of camp, each camper will get a temperature and wellness check. In addition, every morning at breakfast or during Day Camp check-in, all campers and staff will get a temperature and wellness check by the medical team.

Increased Sanitization

High-touch areas of our site and facilities will be sanitized at an increased rate. New hand-washing and sanitizer stations will be added to key areas.

Face Masks

Based on what we know now when campers are outside or with their own cabin/team group, facemasks will not be required for campers. However, there will be limited times when masks might be needed. Because of other modifications, such as running most programs outside and in cohorts, we are able to reduce the number of times masks will be needed.  

Decreased and Phased Capacity

When registration opens on Jan. 5, capacity for all overnight programs (Kishwauketoe, Pier 30 and Alpha) will be reduced from previous years. This allows for a lower concentration of people in cabins, at activities and on the grounds. 

We will operate at decreased capacity this summer for overnight camps. Like last summer, we will use “cohorts” or smaller groupings of campers to reduce overlap between programs and age groups. Day Camp will function as its own cohort, Kishwauketoe will be another, and Pier 30 will divide into two separate cohorts. 

Modified Programming

Like last summer, we will embrace the natural beauty of camp. We are getting creative, reimagining the many details of camp to make common-sense adjustments in an era of COVID. Yet, time at Covenant Harbor will still feel like camp. From big games to cabin time, campers will experience all camp has to offer.

Schedule

We have shortened overnight programs, in light of the complexity of operating safely. Weeks have been slightly shortened to various degrees, depending on the week. (Please note that not all weeks begin and end on the same day of the week.) Extra time between programs will allow us to more thoroughly clean and give staff needed time to rest and monitor health.

Meals

Like most of our programming, meals will be enjoyed outside as weather permits.

Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 Case

If an individual in your camper’s cabin or cohort is sent home or has a positive COVID-19 test result, you will receive a notification via email.

Registration and Cancellations

Medical cancellations at any time (including for COVID-19 exposure or illness or a related concern), will result in a full refund minus a $50 processing fee. Alternatively, you may transfer your deposit and fees to another summer program in 2021 or 2022. In the event of a full camp cancellation by Covenant Harbor, all registered campers will be eligible to transfer all payments to 2022, receive a full refund, or turn their payments into a donation.

Choose A Summer Camp Experience

Day Camps (1st - 9th Grades)

Our Day Camps offer a traditional camp experience for a large age range. This is a great opportunity for siblings, neighbors and friends to come together and/or to meet new friends while you’re here.

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Kishwauketoe (2nd - 4th Grades)

Because of its unique location, intentionally smaller group size and age appropriate programming, Kish is a great way to introduce your 2nd through 4th grader to the camp experience.

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Pier 30 (4th - 13th Grades)

Pier 30 has many unique opportunities for a wide range of campers during the summer. It follows a traditional camp format with plenty of Covenant Harbor twists. Along with their time in exciting sessions, meals, and big games, all these campers get a cabin experience with other campers and one or two of our excellent counselors.

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Alpha (15 & Older)

Alpha is a longer high school camp focused on daily service. Alphas learn the value of hard work first hand, and they get to enjoy many of camp’s favorite activities along with relevant and focused Bible teaching and many special privileges that come with serving Covenant Harbor.

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Which summer camp program is best for my camper?

Finding the right camp fit for your camper is important, especially for those campers in between programs. Campers entering 4th grade, 9th grade, and high school and recent high school graduate campers have a couple options for this summer. To help you find the best option for your camper and family, we create a few online forms for you to use. Each form asks a couple questions and will give you a better idea of which program your camper will have the most success in.

You know your camper best, so we encourage you to trust what you feel would be most beneficial for your camper. If you have any questions or concerns about which program is best for your camper, please give us a call at (262) 248-3600. 

For campers entering 4th grade

For campers entering 9th grade 

FOR HIGH SCHOOL OR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE CAMPERS