Kish One Night (Grades 1-3)

Summer 2018 dates and registration coming this fall!

Kishwauketoe (or “Kish” for short) is for the campers in grades 1st through 3rd grade that are looking for an overnight experience at Covenant Harbor. 

The Kish One Night (Grades 1-3) is perfect for those campers who are interested in trying out an overnight experience for the first time. Campers will see what it’s like to stay in a cabin, eat meals in the Lodge dining hall, and bond with their fellow Kish campers and counselors.


During the Kish One Night, campers will have the chance to sample overnight camp by trying out the banana boat or an adventure activity, wear their PJ’s to the evening session, sing new songs, learn about God, choose treats at the camp store, and more.

The Kish One Night is crafted intentionally to be a uniquely shortened overnight camp. This option does not allow campers to try every activity, but for the one night they get a great sample of the overnight camp experience!

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, the Kish One Night (Grades 1-3) summer camp will be filled with campers who have finished 1st-3rd grade.


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 – no exceptions. Please note: meeting the early registration discount does not guarantee camp availability.

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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. Kish One Night (Grades 1-3) will officially start with a parent welcome and kickoff at 4:15pm. Our staff does not assume responsibility for campers until the conclusion of the kickoff.


Camp officially ends with a closing ceremony. Kish One Night closing ceremony is on Monday at 5:15 pm. Parents should arrive between 4:45 PM to 5:00 PM to check-out, 15-30 minutes before the closing ceremony. Check-out will not open before 4:45 PM. Early check-out is highly discouraged and should be considered only in extreme circumstances. In order to ensure our staff have adequate time to prepare for the next group of campers, timely departure is essential.

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.


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.

The Kish One Night is filled with a mix great activities, relationship building and Bible teaching.

Schedule Overview

Due to the changing nature of our programs, each week offers a different mix of activities. Because the Kish One Night is a uniquely crafted short experience, we will include a great balance of activities tailored just for campers in Grades 1-3 while also sampling the best of the Kishwauketoe experience.

The Kish One Night will include large group sessions full of songs, silliness, and age-appropriate Bible teaching. During activity blocks, we will have unique activity opportunities for each cabin group, and other fun adventures in Kishwauketoe like the Tree Swing and Carpetball. Campers will eat meals in their cabin groups, and spend quiet time and discussion time together.


Kish One Night (Grades 1-3) campers experience as many of Covenant Harbor’s great activities as possible, while also enjoying a few special Kishwauketoe activities too. More information and photos of all our activities can be found on our Activities page.


The Kishwauketoe facility is private and intimate with four 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 and playground are also a part of the Kish facility. More information and photos of the Kish facility can be found in the Lodging section.