A Heart-Changing Christian Retreat & Conference Center in VA
Our commitment is to work with retreat leaders to make sure your group has a heart-changing retreat. We’ll provide modern lodging, a convenient location, guided activities, indoor and outdoor recreation areas, and delicious food – all at a fair and clear price.
A life-changing Christian retreat needs more than an entertaining and motivating speaker.
Planning a retreat is a big job with lots of details. And, every group is different. That’s why at WCRC, you can choose…
- 4 different lodging options: Hotel, cabins, cottages, or campsites.
- Cook your own food or let us make the meals for you.
- Would you like a guided activity? We have lots! Or, enjoy our included recreation areas.
- Our meeting areas include both indoor conference rooms and outdoor meeting spaces.
Contact us today and let us help you create the retreat that’s just right for your group!
Let us handle the retreat logistics while…
you focus on making your retreat impactful.
Whether you choose our Oakwood Lodge Hotel, one of our Cottages, or our Cabin Village, WCRC is all about comfort. All of our rooms have heating and A/C. Our cabins have carpet and full-size mattresses. Our cottages are set up with meeting spaces just right for your group. Come for a tour and see how WCRC will exceed your expectations.Modern Lodging…
When you let WCRC take care of the food for your retreat, you can take a deep breath and relax. Our friendly food service staff will help you make your retreat a success. All our meals are prepared hot and fresh, and served buffet-style in our Magnolia Center Dining Room. Whether you’re here for a weekend retreat or a week-long group getaway, your taste buds will be glad you chose WCRC!Dining Info…
Our tractor-drawn hayride meanders over our 300-acre facility and creates an atmosphere for your group to connect and enjoy nature. Our adventure activities (like the Zip Line, Tree Climb, and Super Swing) are sure to be that thing they talk about on the way home. Archery and Team Building Games add a bit of friendly competition and community-building that you just can’t create back home.See Activities…
Retreats are more than just a speaker and a venue. It’s a place for the Holy Spirit to work in the lives of our kids, friends, and neighbors.
“When I drove up the lane into WCRC, it was like I could feel God’s presence!”
We hear different versions of this quote almost every weekend. People connect with God here. That’s why we exist: to provide a place for the Holy Spirit to work in the lives of kids and adults through camping and retreats. When you’re in God’s Creation, digging into God’s Word, among God’s people, something great is bound to happen.Inquire Today
Types of Christian Retreats We Host at WCRC
We’re passionate about large and small group retreats.
We’ve hosted 500+ groups over 30 years, with a 4.8+ star rating.
When men go on a retreat they don’t need much. Good food, a comfortable bed, some fun activities, and a place to meet. At WCRC, we’ve got you covered. Plenty of comfortable lodging – even a separate room for that guy that snores. Good food served buffet-style. Fun guided activities like archery, zip line, team building games, and more. Men love our recreation spaces, including softball field and horseshoe pits, cornhole, and a place to unwind and hike – we’ve got it all.
Christian women’s retreat groups love WCRC because we are “not rustic.” When women’s groups come here they say, “Wow, this place is nice, not like that last place we went!” Non-rustic, comfortable lodging and spacious meeting facilities, delicious food, and fun activities are exactly what you need to have a memorable retreat.
The parents at your church want to know that when their kids go on a youth group retreat, they are safe, the food is good, the lodging is comfortable, and the activities are fun. We’ve got it all that and more! With guided activities like Zip Line, Super Swing, Hay Rides and Popcorn Bonfire, your youth group will remember the experience long after they leave. Our lodging areas also have meeting space for worship and space for quiet time and small group gatherings. Our 300-acre facility is safely set apart from the noise and distractions of the world.
With 30 comfortable hotel-style rooms, WCRC is a great place for your next marriage retreat. Our 300-acre retreat & conference center in Williamsburg has plenty of room for couples to take that walk and have that talk. Our meeting spaces and breakout rooms are great for general sessions and small group workshops. We can also gear our guided Team Building Games and Adventure Activities to address marriage topics. Your group will also enjoy delicious dining.
For churches that want to pack up and bring the whole group, WCRC has the variety you need: The RV campground for the more adventurous, cabins and cottages for those “in-between”, and hotel-style rooms for those who really don’t want to “rough it”. Add great food, plenty of guided activity options, and recreation areas, and you’ve got a church group retreat that they’ll remember for years to come. Our Williamsburg conference center is a great choice for your next church retreat.
Overnight Field Trips
Taking your class on an overnight field trip can be a great experience, or it can turn into a challenging situation. Sure, you could stay in a Williamsburg hotel, but which one has 300 acres? Which one has a basketball court, volleyball court, ga-ga court, and a zip line? And, at which one can you say to your students, “just go outside and play”? The answer is none. We’re five minutes off I-64 and only 20 minutes from Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, Busch Gardens, and Water Country.
Our Women’s Church group started having retreats there in 2012 and the women want to go back every year! We love the peacefulness and the ability to focus on God more there The staff is very nice and have gotten to know our group from coming back every year It’s beautiful there and not far from where we live so we don’t have far to travel It is a very inspirational place They have a lot to offer for any age group
We were just recently there for a church retreat What a wonderful place!!! Located in the middle of the forest like an oasis
Surely the Holy Spirit has one of his favorite locations there We will indeed come back💓
Great food and good facilities These folks work hard to make our retreats about the retreat and not about anything else Great work WCRC staff!
Was here for a retreat with church friends and it was a great experience No TV or “business” to distract from a get away I like how they have different kinds of experiences, whether you want to stay in a lodge, cabin, or set up a trailer, this place has it all for a great camping experience
Great place to get away from the stresses in your life Groups or families can rent a room or a cottage building for a night, or however long you wish to stay WCRC is located just 15 miles from Colonial Williamsburg It has a 300-acre campus There is a swimming pool on-site Check out their website for all the details
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Conveniently located near Colonial Williamsburg & Busch Gardens in VA!
Our central location in the Mid-Atlantic makes it easy for retreat groups and families travel to Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center. We’re easily accessible from North Carolina, Maryland, Washington D.C., etc. because we’re only ~30 minutes from I-95 and 5 minutes from I-64.
Approximate Driving Times:
- Richmond, VA – :40
- Norfolk, VA – 1:05
- Virginia Beach – 1:10
- Washington, DC – 2:10
- Charlottesville, VA – 1:40
- Rocky Mount, NC – 2:20
- Harrisonburg, VA – 2:30
- Greenville, NC – 2:50
- Baltimore, MD – 2:50
- Durham, NC – 2:50
- Raleigh, NC – 3:00
- Winston-Salem, NC – 3:50
- North Carolina border – 1:30
- Maryland border – 1:30
- Delaware border – 3:10
- South Carolina border – 4:00
- Petersburg, VA – 1:00
- Fredericksburg, VA – 1:30
- Lynchburg, VA – 2:40
- Roanoke, VA – 3:20
- Fayetteville, NC – 3:20
- Greensboro, NC – 3:30
- Wilmington, NC – 4:10
- Philadelphia, PA – 4:10
So, whether you’re looking for a Williamsburg family resort, campground/RV park, or a retreat center near Richmond, VA; Northern Virginia; Washington D.C.; or Baltimore, MD, consider our Christian retreat and conference center.
Address: 9275 Barnes Road, Toano, VA 23168Get Directions
GPS Coordinates: 37.419961, -76.843194
The heart of our mission is shared by every staff member and volunteer.
Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center provides a place for the Holy Spirit to work in the lives of kids and adults through camping and retreats, so that every life can be changed by Jesus, welcomed into His family, and serving Him.
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