Field Trips Near Jamestown, VA
Experience Fun Field Trips at Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center
Whether you’re looking to plan a fun field trip for a class, scouts troop, or another outing, your event requires more than just a good speaker and place to stay. At WCRC, we provide events for field trip groups of all sizes, interests, and ages.
A Trip to Remember
Arrive Tuesday evening and spend time relaxing and bonding in the pool after settling into your cabins. Have dinner at the Magnolia Center and enjoy the playgrounds during sunset and night games in the fields as the stars come out. Tuck into your cozy cabins for the evening and wake up to cook your own meal together or head back to Magnolia for a hot breakfast. Challenge yourselves on our zipline, tree climb, super swing, leap of faith, or high ropes courses in the cool of the morning and then bond even more over team-building games in the afternoon (see our full list of outdoor activities). Relax with a game of frisbee or ultimate sock before dinner, then head over to the campfire for s’mores and a popcorn bonfire for dessert. Take a wild hayride afterwards and enjoy the thrill of a cool evening with the bonds of friendship forming strong. Take your time heading out in the morning and grab one last game of ga-ga ball in the courts before you go. Be sure to bring pillows for the ride home.
A Trip That Checks Every Box
Event planning requires much more than a simple reservation and scheduled date. To plan an impactful trip, you need expert event planners who can help with every detail from start to finish.
Many of our guests come to us with these frustrations:
- Limited budget
- Limited chaperones
- Varying guest interests
The team at WCRC helps you host an impactful event that helps their guests build and strengthen their relationships, improve their personal and spiritual well-being, and have an enjoyable experience.
Types of Trips
School group tours, homeschool camps, youth organizations, and group tours for all ages.
We welcome schools from all over the area to kick off the school year with a trip to historic Williamsburg, VA.
We help school groups from out of the area plan their stay near historic Jamestown, VA, including seasonal activities, places to visit, and facility uses.
Groups of all sizes enjoy guided activities at WCRC, including hayrides, team-building exercises, and use of our expansive fields.
My 11-year daughter had the time of her life at the Kaleidoscope camp! At first, we were a little concerned because she would be with other campers older than her (up to age 13) and we weren’t sure what to expect She was very shy the first day and after I dropped her off I wondered if she would be included with the other older girls in her cabin I was reassured that she had a great time when she came home and said that she had made 9 new friends and that she couldn’t wait to go back next year She told me about the delicious food they served (which made me feel bad that I don’t provide hot meals every morning!) and the wonderful activities like the pool and zipline She loved their hilarious camp skits that taught her lessons and she really loved the canoeing/kayaking The staff, including Josh, was always very helpful, including taking personal texts from me during the camp week We really appreciate the WCRC providing awesome activities that are truly fun for youth and also lead them closer to God!
Amenities That Matter
We have everything you need to make the most out of your field trip at WCRC. Youth groups love WCRC because we are the perfect place to learn, play, and gather. Non-rustic, comfortable lodging, spacious meeting facilities, delicious food, and fun activities are exactly what you need to have a memorable trip. Our amenities include:.
Activities your group may enjoy
- Hike or bike to the Learning Tree, our wetlands wildlife viewing area
- Play a round of disc golf
- Enjoy our spacious outdoor playgrounds
- Participate in tennis, soccer, and gaga ball
- Swim in our outdoor pool*
- Have a campfire at one of our many fire rings
*Open Memorial Day to Labor Day
When you’re ready to begin planning your field trip, we suggest you pull together a few basic pieces of information.
Determine your goals, objectives, and group size for your trip.
Choose several dates that will work for your group’s availability.
Call us to find out about our availability and estimated pricing.
The Beautiful Grounds of WCRC
WCRC has 300 peaceful wooded acres on the Tidewater Peninsula in Southeastern Virginia and offers on of the best school trip destinations in the area.
It’s a peaceful oasis with canopied forests for hiking and open fields for games and gatherings. Beavers, deer, wild turkeys, and blue heron call WCRC home, allowing guests to experience God’s creation in all its splendor.
It’s close enough to be convenient – minutes off I-64, an hour from Virginia Beach and Richmond – yet far enough to get away – it’s a place where you can still see the stars at night.
Frequently Asked Questions
While we encourage groups of all ages to visit WCRC, we often work with middle and high school students wanting to plan a field trip near Richmond, Virginia.
For all of the details on our capacity and lodging options, you can check out our accommodation details here!
Conveniently located near Colonial Williamsburg & Busch Gardens in VA!
Our central location in the Mid-Atlantic makes it easy for 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 23168
GPS Coordinates: 37.419961, -76.843194
Bring Your Group Closer Together
WCRC would love to help your school plan its next field trip. Set the tone for a new year, encourage bonding and friendship between your students, and share fun, educational activities along the way.
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