2023 Retreat Activities Schedule

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Friday Check-Ins
4:00pm

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Saturday Check-Ins
4:00pm

Resort activities will have some availability.  

4-7pm – open house at Jenkins’ unit.   Soup and games and such.

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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.

 

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Outdoor GamesKara Lee Davies  – – –  Indoor GamesGennel Zimmerman

 

8:00 pm – Conversation with John Rollison
Come & talk with one of the wealthiest men of color in the Colonial 1700s Williamsburg.  Vacation Village Resort Clubhouse 2nd Floor, 4870 Longhill Road (the Sister Resort)

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Mon, 3/13

9:00 am Dad’s Breakfast – Jenkins/Hospitality Suite at the Resort. 
Dad’s will have a chance early in the retreat to have a manly, Dads-only breakfast.    

11:30 am Mom’s Luncheon, Jenkins/Hospitality Suite at the Resort. 
Take time at the beginning of the retreat to chat with the other MOMYS.  Please come prepared to share a short story/testimony of the Gd’s faithfulness in your life in the last year. Hearing these stories can be uplifting to everyone.  Hosted by Kara Lee Davies and Roxie Olsen

Explore Colonial Williamsburg!   great time to get bread ends and cheese at the Cheese Shop in Market Square

3:30 – 9pm ATGT – All Together Get Together. Opportunity to wear Colonial garb, encouraged. Carry-in meal. Please bring easily identifiable non-disposible water bottles for each person in your family.  Carry in meal coodinated by Courtney Mount and Samantha Shepard

Legacy Hall,  4301 New Town Ave, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Enjoy the historic art of English Country Dancing.  The Dancing is optional, and if your family prefers to not participate, it is fine (this year).  Carry-in meal, please bring a main dish and a side dish to share. Root beer floats will be provided for dessert.  Let’s use identifiable water bottles this year for each person in your family.  

3:30 Announcements, and Introductions of each family. Family portraits.

Group photograph

Meal. Tableware and drinks provided.

Dancing

Intermission and Root Beer Floats

Dancing, clean up.

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Tue, 3/14

Jamestown with Pete

9:30am Pete & Roxy Olson of VisionHeirs  “Cancel Culture in America Right from the Beginning”

Meet at Jamestown Settlement at 9:15 am.

5:30 / 7:15 Round Robin Family Times 
5:30 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. Dusti Soto is coordinating the matches. The dinner Guest might offer to bring something toward the meal. Please coordinate any dietary requirements or preferences.  You may consider crock pot meals

DINNER 5:30 – Host-Guest  and  DESSERT 7:15 – Host-Guest

Less – formal Dance Instruction with the Reynolds
Evening, after dinner. Location tba.

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Wed, 3/15

9:30 am – Pete/Vision Heirs – Educational Session in Colonial Williamsburg.  “The First Establishment of a Bill of Rights”  Meet at the Green by Bruton Parish in Colonial Williamsburg

Lunch on your own suggestions:  Cheese Shop at Merchants Square ( The Cheese Shop ),  the Colonial Taverns ( The Taverns ), picnic on the Green.

 

1:00 pm – Scavanger Hunt TBAhosted by Gennel Zimmeran, Joanna Howard and Kathryn Wilson


6:30 pm – 10:30 pm – The King’s Ball  Colonial Dancing  –  Ball Hosts: 
Dance Master: Jerry & Tara Reynolds      Hostess: Elizabeth Cogburn
Dress Code: Modest, dressy. (long skirts, covered shoulders) Please no jeans / t-shirts.

Legacy Hall,  4301 New Town Ave, Williamsburg, VA 23188

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Thu, 3/16

10am – Pete/Vision Heirs – Educational Session in Colonial Williamsburg   “The Great Awakening and Beginnings of Religious Freedom in America”  Meet at the Green by Bruton Parish in Colonial Williamsburg.

Explore Colonial Williamsburg

 

2-3:30 pm – Mother/Daughter Tea    Bring your own tea cup please.  Elizabeth Cogburn will teach us about spinning wool.  Hosted by – Soto and Troyer families.           At the Woman’s Club Of Toano at 7965 Richmond Rd, Toano, VA 23168

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

7: 30pm – Pete/Vision Heirs – Educational Lantern tour of Colonial Williamsburg.  “Let Freedom Ring
 Meet at the green by Bruton Parish. Bring lanterns if you have them!

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Fri, 3/17

 

10:15 am – Yorktown Revolutionary War Museum with Pete “Freedoms are Easily Lost and Must be Defended”

Meet at the picnic area at the American Revolution Museum at 10:15.

 Note: it is a 30-minute drive to Yorktown. Pete will speak outside the gate. 

Afternoon – Dance Instruction on the Green – TBD

Customary to eat up leftovers with new friends this evening!

 

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Saturday Check-Out
10:00 am

Saturday Check-Out

All dishes should be clean, or in the dishwasher running
Towels gathered in the bathroom
Trash outside in the dumpsters
Furniture where it was when you arrived
It is thoughtful, but not mandatory, to leave a thank you note and a tip

Military Through the Ages – Jamestown  Settlement 9am-5pm https://jyfmuseums.org/jamestown-settlement/military-through-the-ages/

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Sunday Check-Out
10:00 am

Sunday check-outs

All dishes should be clean, or in the dishwasher running
Towels gathered in the bathroom
Trash outside in the dumpsters
Furniture where it was when you arrived
It is thoughtful, but not mandatory, to leave a thank you note and a tip

Military Through the Ages – Jamestown  Settlement 9am-5pm https://jyfmuseums.org/jamestown-settlement/military-through-the-ages/

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