2020 Retreat Activities Schedule

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Friday Check-Ins
4:00pm

Saturday Check-Ins
4:00pm

Mystery Party
Evening.  This is a G-rated, role playing mystery game set during the time of the Revolutionary War in America.  Up to 30 players can participate. Each guest will study his part and be able to decide how he will act, what questions he wants to ask other players, and decide on a costume. There are two ‘teams’ for players who may prefer to be a part of a group (Innkeepers Team and Immigrants Team) instead of a solo part.  There are 8 male parts and 6 female parts plus the two teams.  Please return your role packet to the Jenkins so that we can repeat the game next week for the families who check-in on Sunday (tomorrow).

Sunday Check-Ins
4:00pm

Church Services (optional)
Morning
Williamsburg has a wide variety of denominations, including the oldest Anglican Christian church, Bruton Parish church in Colonial Williamsburg.

Scavenger Hunt
2:00pm
What’s the best way to familiarize yourself with Colonial Williamsburg you ask? With a scavenger hunt! We’ll break into teams and race to find as many facts to common (and not so common) questions about Colonial Williamsburg and it’s history. Meet at the Courthouse in Colonial Williamsburg at 1:45.  Bring a camera/phone camera and wear clothing that is suitable to be outside for an hour.

Mom’s Spa/Dessert Meet Up
8:00pm
Take time at the beginning of the retreat to chat with the other ladies and have dessert and coffee and a bit of luxury. We will meet at the resort in an apartment TBA.

Dad’s Breakfast
9:00am
Dad’s will have a chance early in the retreat to have a manly, guys-only breakfast. Carpool from the parking lot to Powhatan Resort’s Grille Restaurant, about a 15 minute ride.

Marty & Joshua Tate History Talk from Project Appleseed

11:00am
At The Colonies Resort, indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. We will talk about April 19, 1775, Paul Revere’s Ride, Lexington and Concord.  We will also talk aobut Patrick Henry and his famous ‘give me liberty or give me death’ speech.

ATGT (All Together Get Together)
3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The only mandatory event of the retreat, the ATGT is also one of the most fun! We’ll start with introductions of each family, then enjoy a potluck style dinner. Afterwards, the MOMYS retreat’s very own Dance Master, Jerry Reynolds, will teach us English Country Dancing. Not to be missed!

Family Time
Morning

Suggestions: Nauticus Museum, Virginia Air & Space Museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not.

9:30am Recommended: Pete & Roxy Olson of VisionHeirs will take a group to Jamestown Settlement and talk about the 17th century, the time before the Revolutionary War period and Divine Providence in the founding of America.  Meet at Jamestown Settlement at 9:30 am.

Girls Tea Party, Powhatan Plantation
2:00pm – 3:30pm  Roxy Olson and Kara Lee Davies will treat us to an educational understanding of the clothing that women wore during the Revolutionary time period.

Boys Militia Drill
2:00pm – 3:30pm.  Meet outside at The Colonies Resort, and brink your long gun or a long stick to practice your march & drill with Captain Pete and Sergeant Skip!

Round Robin Dinner
6:00 pm Dinner 7:15 pm Dessert

A chance to get to know the other families at the retreat better, either be a host for dinner and a guest for dessert, or vice versa.

Informal Dance with the Reynolds
Evening, after dinner. Location tba.

Pete/Vision Heirs – tour of Colonial Williamsburg
9:30 am Meet on the Green beside Burton Parish Church.
Virginia’s Founding Fathers on the Road to Independence. Meet the men who walked the streets of Williamsburg, discussed events in the taverns, and debated the case for independence in the House of Burgesses.

Guys Game Night at Jon Jenkins’ home
6:45pm

Adults’ Night Out
7:15pm
An evening just for the adults, join us for an elegant meal at the Christianna Campbell’s Restaurant in Colonial Williamsburg. Budget about $50 each for this tavern meal.

 

Pete/Vision Heirs – tour of Colonial Williamsburg
9:30 am | Meet at the stocks by the Courthouse
Our Constitutional Roots in Williamsburg. We’ll talk about American principles of government and will do so in a way children can understand.

The King’s Ball
6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
One ball to rule them all! Our annual Williamsburg Retreat ball is an opportunity to come in your finest colonial costumes (or modest modern dress-up attire) and dance English Country dancing to the instructions of our very own Dance Master, Jerry Reynolds.


Picnic & Dancing on the Green
11:30am
This time we take English Country dancing outdoors to the Markets Square Green; downtown Colonial Williamsburg! Bring your own picnic along

Pete/Vision Heirs – Lantern tour of Colonial Williamsburg
7:30pm | Meet at the steps of the Courthouse
Highwaymen and Pirates. Believe it or not, there are good lessons we can learn from bad people.

Saturday Check-Out
10:00 am

Scavenger Hunt
2:00pm

Military Through the Ages
*Not included in retreat pricing
Witness the evolution of military power through the centuries on March 18 and 19, when re-enactors depicting soldiers throughout history come together for Jamestown Settlement’s time-honored “Military Through the Ages.” 

Re-enactors will portray soldiers and military encounters from Roman times, the medieval period, Hundred Years’ War, War of the Roses, French and Indian War, American Revolution, War of 1812, and American Civil War. Re-enactors depicting World Wars I and II, and the Vietnam War will visitors through the 20th century. The Virginia Army National Guard will represent the present.

Mystery Party
Evening. This is a G-rated, role playing mystery game set during the time of the Revolutionary War in America.  Up to 30 players can participate. Each guest will study his part and be able to decide how he will act, what questions he wants to ask other players, and decide on a costume. There are two ‘teams’ for players who may prefer to be a part of a group (Innkeepers Team and Immigrants Team) instead of a solo part.  There are 8 male parts and 6 female parts plus the two teams.

Sunday Check-Out
10:00 am

Military Through the Ages
*Not included in retreat pricing
Witness the evolution of military power through the centuries on March 18 and 19, when re-enactors depicting soldiers throughout history come together for Jamestown Settlement’s time-honored “Military Through the Ages.” 

Re-enactors will portray soldiers and military encounters from Roman times, the medieval period, Hundred Years’ War, War of the Roses, French and Indian War, American Revolution, War of 1812, and American Civil War. Re-enactors depicting World Wars I and II, and the Vietnam War will visitors through the 20th century. The Virginia Army National Guard will represent the present.

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