• Summer Camp at WCRC

    Heart-changing Summer Camps for Kids, Teens, & Families

    At camp you get fun activities in a safe environment and you are also prioritizing your camper’s spiritual life and encouraging them to begin a relationship with Jesus Christ and grow in Him.

Avoid the entertainment-only summer camps

Here we believe that camp is a powerful ministry.

Camp changes kids. We think that happens because of three powerful components: God’s creation, God’s Word, and God’s people. 

Getting outside is simply good for kids.  Not only that, but God uses His creation to draw our hearts to Him.  God’s Word is also powerful and as kids get into the Bible through worship and devotions, His Word begins to transform their hearts.  Finally, God’s people – our counselors – are trained to meet each camper where they are on their journey of faith and to help them take that next step.  We hope to inspire our campers to say “yes” to God.

Summer Camp 2021 Dates

Day Camp Session 1 (Ages 6–9) June 28–July 1

Mini Camp (Ages 7–9) July 4–6

Explorer Camp (Ages 9–12) July 4–8

Ministry & Leadership Training July 4-9, 11-15

Cornerstone (Ages 11–13) July 11–15

Night Owl (Ages 14–16) July 18–22

Keystone Retreat (Ages 15–18) July 25–29

Day Camp Session 2 (Ages 6–9) July 26–29

Solid Rock Camp (Ages 12–14) August 1–5

Our Summer Camp Mission

Provide a Christian camping experience that invites campers into a relationship with Jesus Christ by sharing the Gospel, teaching Biblical truths, and encouraging campers to share Jesus’s love in their communities.

Register for Summer Camp at WCRC Today

We promise a safe, fun, and Christ-centered camp experience for your child and your family.

Three Great Programs for Kids, Teens, & Families

Summer Camps at WCRC

Summer Camps at WCRC

Our camps are sure to be a favorite summer time activity for your kids.  Activities like zip line, canoeing, and ga-ga ball combined with worship and devotions, make our overnight camps fun and faith-building. (Ages 6–18)

Explore Our Camps
Ministry and Leadership Training

Ministry and Leadership Training

Whether you have been a long-time camper, or you are a teen interesed in a future in ministry, MLT is a great next step to learn pratical leadership skills while having fun at camp! (Ages 15–17)

Explore MLT
Family Camp

Family Camp

When you hear about all the fun your kids are having at camp, you just might get a bit jealous. Why not bring the whole family to Family Camp?

Explore Family Camp

About Summer Camp at WCRC

Our camp is held on our peaceful, wooded, 300-acre site.  Campers are lodged in the Cabin Village and in Laurel Cottage.  Both facilities are air-conditioned with bunk-style sleeping and a living room area.

Why Choose Summer Camp at WCRC?

We know there are many choices involved in planning your child’s summer activities. Why not choose an experience that can impact your child’s life now, in the future, and for eternity? Summer Camp at WCRC is a great choice because:

Camp is Safe

We provide carefully chosen, well-trained counselors who care about kids.  All counselors receive excellent training, including first aid and CPR.  Certified lifeguards supervise all pool activities, and challenge course activities are operated according to industry standards.  Safety is our number one priority!

Camp is Fun

Camp schedules are filled with a variety of age-appropriate activities led by energetic counselors.  We want camp to be one of the most memorable weeks of your child’s summer.

Camp is Christ-Centered

Our goal is to provide a Christian camping experience that invites campers into a relationship with Jesus Christ by sharing the Gospel, teaching Biblical truths, and encouraging campers to share Jesus’s love in their communities. So, amidst the fun and excitement, we set aside special times for worship, devotions, Bible study and quiet reflection.

Which camp is right for my camper?

Whichever camp you choose, when you choose Summer Camp at WCRC, you get a quality experience.  Comfortable lodging, good food, and carefully chosen counselors who care about kids.  Come for a tour to see what sets our camp apart from the rest.

Family Camp

Memories and connections that last a lifetime

Family Camp is specifically designed to help you and your family connect with each other and with God.

We take care of the details so you can focus on spending quality time in a distraction-free environment. Enjoy all of our camp activities and games and make memories together as a family. All meals are provided, and we do the dishes! Stay in our comfortable family-style cabins or our Oakwood Lodge Hotel, or the RV Campground. We provide a guest speaker to inspire your faith, time for family devotions, and all our fun activities. It’s an all-inclusive-family get-away with purpose.

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Here’s what our campers think about Summer Camp at WCRC

  • I’ve been involved with WCRC as a camper for 8 years and a Summer counselor for another 4 I can say that without a doubt this safe haven has changed my life It is perfect for all ages to grow in their faith 5/5 

    I’ve been involved with WCRC as a camper for 8 years and a Summer counselor for another 4. I can say that without a doubt this safe haven has changed my life. It is perfect for all ages to grow in their faith. 5/5
  • 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!

    Amanda P.
  • WCRC is absolutely beautiful and you couldn’t ask for a more friendly staff My girls who have attended camps in the summer had nothing but great things to say about their experience My husband and our family were treated very well while he volunteered as a speaker We truly treasured our little getaway Thank you for your hospitality!

    Emily C.
  • Our daughter had a wonderful time at camp! She can’t wait to come back next year

    Kristi C.
  • Every year my girls look forward to coming to camp here!! They know they will learn more about Jesus and be cared for by wonderful, godly counselors and staff Also, they look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones! The activities are amazing too! 😃

    Lani W.
  • I had the opportunity to work here this past summer What a wonderful place to get away and relax Great for families and the summer camp is great!

    Elijah A.
  • UPDATED – 2nd year at Family Camp and was even better Camp Staff went over an above for my gluten intolerance! and the counselors? Magical with our kids (and great ambassadors for Jesus)

    WOW Just WOW I felt like I attended the camp that I missed as a kid!! We had such an amazing experience at Family Camp 2016 We made new friends, we hung out with old friends, ate great (and nutritious!) food, slept in spotless cabins, swam in a well-guarded pool, climbed trees, hiked, played games that I never heard of, laughed and laughed at myself and the antics of the counselors, learned how to shoot arrows, marbles and toast marshmallows from the silliest staff My kids (and WE!) were very impressed by this fun, Christian environment: constant supervision, loose schedule with lots of room for private fun and excursions, plenty of scheduled fun to choose from, great communication and all ran by people that truly love their jobs and God HIGHLY recommend this experience

    Wendy C.

Register for Summer Camp at WCRC Today

We promise a safe, fun, and Christ-centered camp experience for your child and your family.

Or call us at 757 566-2256

Our Location

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Kids change at summer camps, and ours ensures that three powerful components are taught: God’s creation, God’s Word, and God’s people.

Getting outside is simply good for kids.  Not only that, but God uses His creation to draw our hearts to Him.  God’s Word is also powerful and as kids get into the Bible through worship and devotions, His Word begins to transform their hearts.  Finally, God’s people – our counselors – are trained to meet each camper where they are on their journey of faith and to help them take that next step.  We hope to inspire our campers to say “yes” to God.

Learn More

Realizing that families have differing abilities to help offset these increased costs, WCRC has implemented a new voluntary and confidential tiered pricing structure. Rather than raising all camp fees to levels that better help cover expenses–and risk missing out on ministry opportunities for those who might not be able to afford camp–we are giving you the option to pay more if you are able.

HOW IT WORKS:

Simply choose the price that works for you! The price you choose remains confidential and does not influence the quality of the camp experience for any child attending camp.

  1. Price A – Most closely reflects the actual cost of camp. If you choose this price, you are helping to sustain our ministry here and keep our camp running.
  2. Price B – Is our partially subsidized option which allows us to cover more of our expenses. If you choose this price, you are helping offset more costs.
  3. Price C – Does not reflect the true cost of camp, but we offer it in the hope that families will be blessed by this more affordable price. Please choose this price if you need to!

Scholarships are still available for those who require further financial assistance.

Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center has a fair but firm stance on camp rules. Following these will ensure that your child makes the most of their time at summer camp:

  1. Please do not bring valuable jewelry, watches, or expensive clothing.
  2. Do not bring electronic equipment including radios, tape recorders, I-Pods, CD players, cell phones, etc.
  3. Do not bring cash to camp. The Camp Store will only be available during registration and pick-up.
  4. Do not bring fireworks, pocketknives, snack food or candy.
  5. Alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, and pornographic material are STRICTLY PROHIBITED in camp.
  6. Campers are not allowed to leave camp without the Camp Director’s permission and staff supervision.
  7. Hayrides – A traditional favorite! Our tractor-drawn hay wagon ride meanders over open fields and wooded lanes to provide a fun and relaxing activity.

For more visit out parent information page.

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