COVID-19 Updates

Retreat with Confidence: The health, safety, and welfare of our guests and staff is of utmost importance. During this time of heightened public health concern, WCRC has implemented enhanced cleaning, sanitation and social distancing processes pursuant to guidelines from the Virginia Department of Health and the CDC. Here are just some of the things we are doing to help you have a safe and healthy experience.

Updates & More Info

COVID-19 Update – March 23, 2021 – Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center
According to the most recent State of Virginia directive, “All public and private in-person gatherings of more than 50 individuals indoors and 100 individuals outdoors are prohibited.” Some exceptions exist for religious services and educational situations. More information can be found here: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/executive-actions/

Anyone with a fever or symptom of COVID-19, or known exposure to a COVID-19 case in the prior 14 days, is NOT permitted on the grounds of WCRC.

Guests who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 including those over age 65 and those with underlying medical conditions should consider staying home.  

  • The Campground and Bathhouse are open.
  • Lodging buildings are open and available. See reduced capacities below. 
  • Grounds are open to Day Guests.
  • Avoid direct contact with people outside of your household. Maintain a 6 ft. distance from other people.
  • Wearing face masks indoors (not in your RV) is required except when eating or if you are around members of your own household only. (Executive Order 63, 2020)

Please review the questions below:

  • Are you currently or have you in the last 14 days had any signs of a respiratory infection such as temperature of 100 or greater, cough, shortness of breath or sore throat?
  • Have you or a family member recently in the last 14 days had contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19?
  • Have you or a family member had contact with someone being tested for COVID-19?
  • Have you traveled outside the country in the last 2 weeks? 

Anyone answering ‘yes’ to any of these questions cannot come on grounds.  

The information below on masks and overnight summer camp is from Executive Order 72 — Third Amended, effective March 1, 2021

Masks Required – Indoors. All individuals in the Commonwealth aged five and older must cover their mouth and nose with a mask as described and recommended by the CDC if they are in an indoor setting shared by others.

Masks Required – Outdoors
All individuals in the Commonwealth aged five and older must cover their mouth and nose with a mask, as described and recommended by the CDC, when outdoors and unable to maintain at least six feet of physical distance from other individuals who are not Family members as defined in section I, subsection D, paragraph 2.

Overnight Summer Camps and Youth Retreats year-round. 
Overnight services of summer camps, as defined in § 35.1-1 of the Code of Virginia, may begin operation on May 1, 2021, provided such businesses comply with the Guidelines for All Business Sectors and the sector-specific guidelines for overnight summer camps, which are expressly incorporated by reference herein. Such guidance includes, but is not limited to, the following requirements:
a. Employ the use of cohorts for the first 14 days of any camp session. Cohort size may not exceed 25 campers, not including camp personnel.
b. Post signage to provide public health reminders regarding physical distancing, hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, and reporting symptoms if sick. Signs must use age-appropriate language to be understandable by campers.
c. All non-camp personnel who enter the camp must wear a mask in accordance with section II below.
d. Campers above the age of five and camp personnel must wear a mask over their nose and mouth in accordance with section II.
e. If any such business cannot adhere to these requirements, it must close.

 
Use these precautions while you are here to prevent the spread of illnesses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Consider using our outdoor meeting areas to reduce the proximity of participants.  

In addition to our normal cleaning procedures, WCRC will be taking additional measures to keep our guests safe from the virus including the following:  

  • Disinfecting high-touch surfaces using approved disinfectants.
  • When possible, lodging facilities will be cleaned and made available 24 hours after the previous guests depart.

Guests may conduct all business, including arrival and departure by phone: 757-566-2256, or in person.

  • Keys for lodging will be placed in the black mailbox to the left of the main entrance.  
  • Campground guests will find their check-in information in the Campground Cabinet to the right of the main entrance.  
  • Payments can be made by credit card over the phone or by cash or by check. 
  • Please place cash or checks in the slot in the Campground Cabinet to the right of the main entrance.  

Meeting Space Capacity

Meeting RoomCapacity
Magnolia Center Dining Room40
Oakwood Meeting Rooms20
Laurel Meeting Room20
Holly Meeting Room20
Commons A – large40
Commons B – small20
Edgewood Pavilion100
Campground Pavilion20
Outdoor Worship Center50
Three Crosses Campfire30

Lodging Capacity

Lodging Capacities  IndividualsFamily Members*
Oakwood Lodge Standard Rooms (20)24
 Oakwood Lodge Kitchenette Rooms (2)12
Oakwood Lodge Handicap Access Rooms (2)24
Cabins (5)1212
Laurel Cottage Rooms (4)48
Holly Cottage Standard Room (4)24
Holly Cottage Handicap Access Room (1)12
Holly Cottage Abbreviated Room (1)12

*Family members refers to those living in the same household who do not need to social distance. 

Questions? We’re here to help you.

We want to serve you anyway we can. Contact us today to talk with one of team members – We’re excited to meet you!

The office will be staffed from 8 to 4 Monday to Saturday, 8-9am Sunday.  When the office is closed, on call staff are available by cell phone 757-810-5795.  

Groups with a Current Reservation

RESCHEDULING YOUR RETREAT: The initial deposits will remain non-refundable.  However, given the circumstances we will allow these deposits to be transferrable to another date in 2021.  We will allow deposits to be transferred to 2022 on a case by case basis.  
CANCELING YOUR RETREAT: Though our normal policies involve a 70% cancellation fee within 4 months and a 100% cancellation fee inside of 1 month, due to the virus, we will not enforce these.
How to Help WCRC During this Crisis:  Fees provide 80% of our annual income.  With most of our groups canceling, our financial situation is rather dire.  Please consider making a donation to help us weather the COVID-19 storm.  Thanks!
If you have questions or concerns, please call our reservations desk at 757-566-2256. 

Retreats, Family Reunions, Overnight Field Trips. No matter the occasion, we’ll help you enjoy every moment.

Or call us at (757) 566-2256
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