Camping in Walworth County

The Lake Geneva area is home to many great campgrounds, retreat centers, and rustic cabins. From couples to conventions and from families to friends, Walworth County is sure to have the perfect destination for your next adventure.

Camping out in Walworth County, WI.

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Army Lake Camp

Camp Timber-lee

Covenant Harbor

George Williams College

Inspiration Ministries

Lutherdale Ministries

Shinner Memorial Clubhouse

Wesley Woods

Camp Wandawega

Jellystone Park of Fort Atkinson

Snug Harbor Lakefront Campground

Scenic Ridge Campground

Big Foot State Park

Kettle Moraine State Forest – Southern Unit – Whitewater Lake Campground

 

 

 

 

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Junior Golf Programs: Summer 2016

If you’re looking to introduce your child to golf, or would like to enroll them in an instructional program over the summer, the Lake Geneva area has several Junior Golf programs to choose from. This is a great way for your children to learn a sport and lifestyle that they can continue with for years to come.

Delavan:

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Delbrook Golf Club Junior Golf
Delbrook Golf Club will be offering an exciting junior program designed to expose golf to juniors of all ability levels. The Junior Golf Program, featuring the PGA Sports Academy curriculum will help youth learn to play golf and have fun in the process.
Dates: Wednesday mornings, June 15 – August 3
Ages: 7 – 14
Cost: $60 – $75

Majestic Oaks at Lake Lawn Resort Junior Golf Program
Young aspiring golfers will get a chance to master the game on the greens at Majestic Oaks with the Junior Golf Program. Kids will receive comprehensive instruction from expert instructors covering everything from driving to putting. Participants will be equipped with the skills to hold their own on any course.
Dates: Tuesday mornings, June 16 – August 4
Ages: 5 – 15
Cost: $125

Fontana:

Abbey Springs PGA Junior Golf League
PGA Junior League Golf is designed to bring a “Little League” atmosphere to the game of golf. This PGA Junior Golf League provides a structured league environment for young golfers to compete and have fun! This is a great way to get, and keep, kids involved in the game.
Dates: Now through October
Ages: 13 and under
Cost: $295

Country Club Estates Junior Golf
Country Club Estates has a fun golf summer planned with instructors PGA Professional Wes Toton and Brandon Liberman. There will be four lessons, five play dates, and an Awards Reception. The Junior Golf program will concentrate on the golf game, the rules, etiquette, integrity, sportsmanship, and respect for others and property. Golf provides not only a recreational outlet, but can also teach children a lifestyle to carry into their adult years.
Dates: June 11 – August 7
Ages: 5 – 13
Cost: $80

Lake Geneva:

Geneva National Drop In Clinics
Geneva National provides many options to introduce your child to the game or help them take their game to the next level. From formal training to on-course play, our instructors are dedicated to creating a program to effectively improve the game for every level of player.
Dates: Saturday mornings now through September 3
Ages: 5 – 12
Cost: $20/session

*Geneva National also offers a Junior League, Junior 4-Day Golf Camps, Juniors on the Links program, and Extended Day and Overnight Camps. Please visit our website for more details.

Grand Geneva PGA Junior League Golf
PGA Junior League Golf is designed to implement a team and social atmosphere into the game and features a structured team vs. team competition while using a less stressful scramble format as opposed to stroke play competition. This is a great way to get kids involved in the game!
Dates: Saturdays, Mid-June – Late July
Ages: 13 and under
Cost: $299

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Hawk’s View Birdiez & Parz Junior Golf Academy
Birdiez & Parz Junior Golf Academy is designed for intermediate level junior golfers who are looking to take their golf game to the next level. Based on the principle of ‘Building Swings from the Inside Out’, participants will learn the necessary skills to improve on and off the golf course.
Dates: Sundays, July 10 – August 21
Ages: 10 – 16
Cost: $199
*Hawk’s View Golf Club also offers a Junior Golf League and a “Hooked On Golf” camp for junior golfers. Please visit our website for additional details.

Whitewater:

Whitewater Country Club Junior Golf
The Whitewater Country Club Junior Golf Program is a program is intended to increase juniors’ interest and skill in the game of golf, and knowledge of golf rules and etiquette.
Dates: Mondays, June 15 – August 10
Ages: 8 – 17
Cost: $50 plus membership or green fees
Looking for more summer camps throughout Walworth County? The WCVB has you covered! Simply go to VisitWalworthCounty.com to find a complete listing of the many youth summer programs held in the Lake Geneva area.

Movies Under the Stars 2016

Summertime in Wisconsin is a wonderful time to enjoy the outdoors. Daytime activities are abound throughout the Lake Geneva area, but there’s no reason you should stay inside after dark. Kids and adults alike can enjoy a summertime treat under the stars with outdoor movies that are playing throughout Walworth County. If kicking back and watching a movie outside at a local park wasn’t awesome enough, the fact that many of these events are free, while others are just $1, make them even better!

2016 Movies Under The Stars in Walworth County

Darien

Venture out to West Park with blankets and lawn chairs and get ready to enjoy a relaxing evening in the great outdoors with an outdoor movie. Bring your own snacks, or buy from the available concessions. Admisision is FREE, and movies start at 8:45 pm.
June 24: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
July 22: The Good Dinosaur

Delavan

Bring the whole family to Phoenix Park and enjoy a FREE relaxing evening under the stars watching a movie on a Cinema-sized screen. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs to get comfy. Feel free to bring your own snacks, or pack light and enjoy the available concessions. Movies begin at 8:45 pm.
June 10: Inside Out
July 8: Minions
August 12: Zootopia
August 26: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

East Troy

Head to Booth Lake Memorial Park for Movies in the
Park! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and enjoy a night
outside enjoying a great family film. Movies start at 8:30 pm. Admission is FREE.
June 24: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
July 15: The Good Dinosaur
August 19: Inside Out

Elkhorn

Bring blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy movies at Sunset Park. Movies will be shown at 8:30 pm. Concessions will be available for purchase.
June 4: Inside Out
July 30: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
August 13: Zootopia
August 27: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Fontana

Join in the summer fun at the Fontana Beach and watch movies on a 16′ x 9′ inflatable movie screen! Movies start at 8:30 pm. Admission is $1, and concessions will be available.
June 11: Inside Out
June 25: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
July 9: Jaws
July 23: Zootopia
August 6: The Martian
August 20: TBA

Sharon

Watch movies at the Sharon School on a 16′ x 9′ inflatable movie screen. Movies start at 8:30 pm with $1 admission. Concessions will be available.
June 24: The Good Dinosaur
July 22: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

For other family-friendly events throughout Walworth County this summer, be sure to visit the events page at VisitWalworthCounty.com.

Celebrate 4th of July in the Lake Geneva Area [2015]

Sunday marked the official start of summer – but nothing says summer quite like the 4th of July!  Fireworks, dances, parades, festivals, BBQs, and more…all happening right here in the Lake Geneva area!

In case you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the list of fireworks throughout the county:

2015 July 4 Fireworks

We also have many great parades happening in the area:

2015 July 4 Parades

 

In addition, several of the area resorts and communities are also hosting 4th of July festivals:

JULY 3

Independence Day Celebration – Old World Wisconsin, Eagle
10 am – 5 pm
Three days of fun, games & patriotic activities! Enjoy old-fashioned activities, like climbing a greased pole, churning ice cream, a pie-eating contest, egg toss, races, Tofschlagen (hit the pot), parlor games, and tug-o-war.

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4th of July Celebration – East Troy Amusement Park, East Troy
3 pm – 1 am
There’s plenty of fun for the whole family – on Friday, enjoy the carnival, the largest beer tent in the area, fair food, a softball tournament, live music, fireworks at dusk, and more!

Grand 4th of July Celebration – Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva
3 – 10 pm
You’re sure to have a grand ol’ time at the Grand Geneva’s celebration.  There’s plenty of fun for all ages, with inflatables, face painters, Midway games, a Grand Picnic, entertainment, UW Marching Band & appearance by Bucky Badger, and fireworks….to name “just a few” of the activities!

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Elkhorn Star Spangled Celebration – Sunset Park, Elkhorn
5 – 10 pm
Start your holiday weekend with a BANG at the Star Spangled Celebration.  Enjoy food & snacks, live music in the bandshell, kids’ activities, plus the fireworks show at dusk.

Whitewater 4th of July Festival – downtown Whitewater
5 pm – 12 am
The fun starts at 5 – with a carnival, live music, beer tent, and food!  Mr. Burgundy and Glenn Davis & The Blues Commission are both playing Friday night, plus fireworks at 10 pm.

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 JULY 4

Let Freedom Ring Festival – throughout Delavan
7 am – 10 pm
Celebrate all day long in Delavan!  Enjoy a pancake breakfast at the fire station in the morning, followed by Carp-O-Rama on Lake Comus at 8. Other activities for the day include a Canoe Regatta, Mill Pond fun, a parade, Phoenix Park demonstrations & activities, live music in the bandshell, and a flag ceremony. The evening concludes with fireworks at Veterans Park over Lake Comus.

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Independence Day Celebration – Old World Wisconsin, Eagle
10 am – 5 pm
Three days of fun, games & patriotic activities!  Enjoy old-fashioned activities, like climbing a greased pole, churning ice cream, a pie-eating contest, egg toss, races, Tofschlagen (hit the pot), parlor games, and tug-o-war.  On Saturday, the Grand Parade through the 1880s village begins at 1:30 pm and features people, animals, and the Harmony Cornet Band.

Whitewater 4th of July Festival – downtown Whitewater
10 am – 12 am
The downtown parades kicks the festivities off, followed by the annual Whippet City Mile Run, a car & bike rally, Minneiska Ski Show, carnival rides, and live music.  The night concludes with a SECOND night of fireworks at 10!

4th of July Celebration – The Abbey Resort, Fontana
11 am – 1:30 am
Resort guests and locals are all invited to join the fun at The Abbey Resort.  Harbor Lawn will be bustling with activities like inflatables, basketball, an obstacle course, face painting, a cookout, and fireworks at dusk.  Enjoy live entertainment throughout the resort in the evening.

4th of July Celebration – Goodland Memorial Park, Sharon
11 am – 9 pm
Enjoy fun activities, a parade through downtown, food, & music in downtown Sharon for their 4th of July celebration all day long.

4th of July Celebration – East Troy Amusement Park, East Troy
12 pm – 1 am
The festivities continue at the East Troy 4th of July Celebration!  Guests can enjoy a Kiddie Parade, softball tournament, wrist wrestling, dart tournament, a car show, carnival, truck & tractor pulls, and live music on Saturday.

4th of July Celebrations – Bloomfield
12 – 10 pm
Celebrate in Bloomfield/Pell Lake, with a parade, food, activities, and fireworks at dusk.  Kids are welcome to decorate their bikes and join the parade!

All-American Grill Out – Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan
4 – 10 pm
It’s fun for the whole family at Lake Lawn, with a cook-out, kickball, laser tag, sand volleyball, games, a kids’ zone, and fireworks over the lake!

Red, White & Barbecue – Geneva National Golf Club, Lake Geneva
5 – 10 pm
The red, white & barbecue heats up at 5, with grilled goodies in the pavilion. Kids will love the inflatables and kids’ activities – and everyone can enjoy live entertainment plus the fireworks over Lake Como.
PLUS:  Geneva National Foundation will be selling glow necklaces, to benefit the disabled of Walworth County.  Look for the table – or the kids with Geneva National Foundation shirts on!

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 JULY 5

Independence Day Celebration – Old World Wisconsin, Eagle
10 am – 5 pm
Three days of fun, games & patriotic activities!  Enjoy old-fashioned activities, like climbing a greased pole, churning ice cream, a pie-eating contest, egg toss, races, Tofschlagen (hit the pot), parlor games, and tug-o-war.

4th of July Celebration – East Troy Amusement Park, East Troy
12 – 8 pm
The festivities continue on Sunday at the East Troy 4th of July Celebration!  Enjoy the area’s largest parade, live music, carnival rides, and the annual East Troy Lions ETBT Ride!

Whitewater 4th of July Festival – downtown Whitewater
12 – 5 pm
Enjoy carnival rides, food, and a beer tent – plus pedal pulls and a petting zoo for the kids!

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If you’re looking for even more fun in the area, check out our Events Calendar.

 

Beaches in Walworth County

We love living in the Lake Geneva area – in all seasons & weather (mostly).  We ESPECIALLY love summer though!  Not only is there so much to do in the summer months, but the days are longer and the outdoors is calling.

Here in Walworth County, we are blessed to be home to several wonderful public beaches – all of which are open daily (with varying hours).  If you have questions about any of the beaches, please call the number listed.  Some beaches provide a lifeguard during specific hours, but always remember to swim safely & responsibly – we’ll see you out there!

Walworth County Beaches

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Summer Camps in the Lake Geneva Area

Is there anything more iconic of summer than summer camp?  Whether it’s a day camp or overnight camp, golf camp or adventure, the experiences and memories made at camp will last a lifetime.  Find the perfect camp for your children right here in the Lake Geneva area.summercamps

Many golf courses throughout Walworth County offer golf instruction & camps during the summer, which is a great way for your children to pick up a sport they can continue with for years to come.

Many locations offer traditional summer camp experiences, with waterfront activities, arts & crafts, high adventure, canoeing, sports, horseback riding, and more – in a day camp OR overnight camp setting.  For a unique twist on camp, Old World Wisconsin is offering “Time Traveler Adventure Camps” where your kids can step back in time during their week at camp.  Help your children hone their athletic abilities with Badger High School’s sports camps.  For more great camp ideas, check out the Day Camps & Overnight Camps sections below. Continue reading “Summer Camps in the Lake Geneva Area”

Live Music in the Park [2015]

Is there anything better than a relaxing summer evening in the park, listening to a live concert?
Walworth County is home to several amazing outdoor concert venues, located in beautifully landscaped parks with scenic views.  Whether you’re in the mood for a little jazz, blues, oldies, or anything in between – we have a concert you’ll love!

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Burlington | Echo Park
Thursdays twice a month, 6:30 pm
June 11 – Joe Jordan’s (soul & reggae review)
June 25 – Copper Box (blues, pop rock)
July 9 – Saturday June Band (rock, classic rock, indie)
July 23 – Blues Disciples (blues)
August 6 – Geoff Landon (country)
August 20 – Primitive Culter (funk & blues)
September 3 – Glenn Davis and the Blues Commission with special guest, West Side Andy (blues)

Delavan | Phoenix Park Bandshell
Most Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays throughout the summer
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – Jack Farina Big Band (big band), Julie Voice (big band)
May 31 @ 3:00 pm – Monroe Swiss Singers (folk family)
June 4 @ 7:00 pm – Creek Road Community Church (spiritual)
June 5 @ 7:00 pm – Piper Road Spring Band (blue grass)
June 6 @ 3:00 pm – Jazz In The Park
June 11 @ 7:00 pm – Christian Life Church (spiritual)
June 13 @ 6:00 pm – Lisvette Duran (Hispanic), Prestigio (Tejano)
June 14 @ 3:00 pm – Tim Castle & Young Southern (country)
June 18 @ 7:00 pm – Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (spiritual)
June 19 @ 7:00 pm – Eskimo Bros. (pop/rock)
June 20 @ 3:00 pm – Rockfest
June 25 @ 7:00 pm –  Harvest Point Church (spiritual)
June 26 @ 7:00 pm – Glenn Davis Jam (blues)
June 27 @ 8:30 pm – 76 Juliet (rock)
July 2 @ 7:00 pm – Sacred Agent (spiritual)
July 3 @ 7:00 pm – Mark, Gretch & Jo (pop/rock)
July 4 @ 5:00 pm – Mr. Blotto (rock/blues)
July 5 @ 3:00 pm – My Sweet Patootie (Americana)
July 9 @ 7:00 pm – St. Andrews Praise Band (spiritual)
July 10 @ 7:00 pm – Georgia Rae Family Band (Americana)
July 11 @ 7:00 pm – Beatolution (tribute)
July 12 @ 3:00 pm – Eddie Cash Show (tribute)
July 16 @ 7:00 pm – Triune Lutheran Church (spiritual)
July 18 @ 6:00 pm – Lisvette Duran (Hispanic), Tejano Express (Tejano)
July 19 @ 1:00 pm – Blues Fest
July 23 @ 7:00 pm – Luther Memorial (spiritual)
July 24 @ 7:00 pm – La Brissa de Vera Cruz (Hispanic)
July 25 @ 7:00 pm – Classics Night
July 26 @ 3:00 pm – Tombeau Rd. (spiritual)
July 30 @ 7:00 pm – Calvary Community Church (spiritual)
August 1 @ 6:00 pm – DDHS Summer Strings (classical), Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra (classical)
August 2 @ 1:00 pm – Cruisin’ Car Show
August 6 @ 7:00 pm – The River Church (spiritual)
August 7 @ 7:00 pm – Sunspot (pop/rock)
August 8 @ 7:00 pm – The Squeezettes (polka)
August 13 @ 7:00 pm – Cedric Square Gospel (spiritual)
August 15 @ 6:00 pm – Lisvette Duran (Hispanic), Los Hermano’s Vela’s (Tejano)
August 16 @ 1:00 pm – Jazz Fest
August 20 @ 7:00 pm – Victorious Brass – E. Delavan Baptist (spiritual)
August 22 @ 7:00 pm – Glenn Davis Blues Commission (blues)
August 23 @ 3:00 pm – David Marshall Band (country)
August 27 @ 7:00 pm – La Luz del Mundo (spiritual)
August 28 @ 5:00 pm – Dangerous Folk (folk/family), Ladies Must Swing (big band)
August 29 @ 7:00 pm – First Brigade Ball (patriotic)
August 30 @ 1:00 pm – The Hollands! (folk/family), Dixie Doodlers (Dixieland)

East Troy | The Village Square
Select Thursdays, 7:30 pm
June 18 – East Troy Community Band
June 25 – TBA
July 2 – East Troy Community Band
July 9 – East Troy High School Jazz Band
July 16 – East Troy Community Band
July 23 – Swing Nouveau
July 30 – East Troy Community Band

Lake Geneva | Flat Iron Park
Thursdays, 6:00 pm
July 2 – Eric Diamond (tribute)
July 9 – Kal Bergendahl Project (jazz with edgy funk)
July 16 – Bobby Way and the Wayouts (contemporary rock)
July 23 – Mark & Gretch (pop/rock)
July 30 – Goeff Landon and Wolfpack (contemporary country)
August 6 – Eddie Cash (tribute)
August 13 – The Mr. Myers Band (Carribbean rock)
August 27 – Lake Geneva House of Music

Williams Bay | George Williams College/Music By The Lake Pavilion
Dates & times vary
June 27 @ 7:30 pm – Michael Feinstein, Sinatra Centennial Celebration
July 12 @ 4:00 pm – John Pizzarelli Quartet
July 18 @ 7:30 pm – BoDeans
July 26 @ 4:00 pm – Doktor Kaboom!, Look out! Science is coming!
August 1 @ 7:30 pm – Arrival from Sweden: The Music of ABBA
August 8 @ 7:30 pm – Creedence Clearwater Revisited

Whitewater | Cravath Park
Select Thursdays, 7:00 pm
July 16 – The King & Diamonds (tribute)
July 30 – Funky Blue Reaction (50s, 60s, 70s, and more)
August 13 – Piper Road Spring Band (rock & roll, classical, cowboy, folk, blues and Dixieland)