2017 Retreat Activities Schedule

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16th Annual Williamsburg Retreat

March 17-26

Fri|3/17
Sat|3/18
Sun|3/19
Mon|3/20
Tues|3/21
Weds|3/22
Thurs|3/23
Fri|3/24
Sat|3/25
Sun|3/26
Fri|3/17

Friday Check-Ins
4:00pm

Sat|3/18

Saturday Check-Ins
4:00pm

Fifes and Drum March
1:00 pm – 1:25 pm
The Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums represent Revolutionary War field musicians. Hear the stirring sounds and follow as they march down Duke of Gloucester Street from the Capitol to Palace Green.

Military Through the Ages
All Day (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)

Witness the evolution of military power through the centuries on March 19 and 20, 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.

Sun|3/19

Sunday Check-Ins
4:00pm

Scavenger Hunt
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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.

Mom’s Dessert
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Take time at the beginning of the retreat to chat with the other ladies and have dessert and coffee at a beautiful little restaurant on the edge of Colonial Williamsburg.

Military Through the Ages
All Day (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)

Witness the evolution of military power through the centuries on March 19 and 20, 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.

Mon|3/20
Dad’s Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:30 am
Dad’s will have a chance early in the retreat to have a manly, guys-only breakfast of eggs, grits, bacon, biscuits, gravy, and coffee. 

ATGT (All Together Get Together)
3:30 pm – 8:00 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!

Tues|3/21
Round Robin Dinner
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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 vise versa.
Weds|3/22
Kid’s Night in
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Watch a movie, eat pizza and popcorn, play games, and hang out with the kids! All ages welcome.

Parent’s Night Out
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An evening just for the adults, join us for an elegant meal at the Historic Manor house on resort property. Kids will have supervised games, snacks, and a movie in the activities room, as well as an abundance of young adults available for stay-at-home babysitting at the retreat.

Thurs|3/23
The King’s Ball
7:30pm – 11:00pm
One ball to rule them all! Our annual Williamsburg Retreat ball is an opportunity to come in your finest colonial costumes and dance English Country dancing to the instructions of our very own Dance Master, Jerry Reynolds.
Fri|3/24

Dancing on the Green
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
This time we take English Country dancing outdoors to the Markets Square Green; downtown Colonial Williamsburg!

Sat|3/25

Saturday Check-Out
10:00 am

Farmer’s Market
8:30 am – 12:30 am
The Williamsburg Farmer’s Market is a favorite Saturday morning gathering spot for the finest Virginia-grown and Virginia-made produce, plants and products in the area. 

Fifes and Drum March
1:00 pm – 1:25 pm
The Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums represent Revolutionary War field musicians. Hear the stirring sounds and follow as they march down Duke of Gloucester Street from the Capitol to Palace Green.

Subs & Blubs
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Have a swim at the resort’s indoor pool and munch on subway sandwiches (who knew waiting an hour between eating and swimming was an old wives tale??)

Sun|3/26

Sunday Check-Out
10:00 am

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