2021 Retreat Activities Schedule – October updates are coming!

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Friday Check-Ins

Saturday Check-Ins

Resort activities available:

Heated indoor swimming pool, with hourly reservations required.

Basketball court / tennis court – one family at a time

Fitness center – 3 person limit

Arcade/game room – 4 person limit

Sunday Check-Ins

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

Scavenger Hunt
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 stocks by 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. Hosted by  Jon Jenkins, Maddie Soto and Isiah Soto

Mom’s Spa/Dessert Meet Up
Take time at the beginning of the retreat to chat with the other ladies and have dessert and coffee and a bit of luxury. Dessert – Hosted by Kara Lee Davies at the Jenkins’ unit

Dad’s Breakfast
Dad’s will have a chance early in the retreat to have a manly, guys-only breakfast.   Hosted at the Jenkins’ unit.

Dance Instruction

 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm & 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Woman’s Club Of Toano at 7965 Richmond Rd, Toano, VA 23168The MOMYS retreat’s very own Dance Master, Jerry Reynolds, will teach us the historic art of English Country Dancing.  The Dancing is Optional, and if your family prefers to not participate, it is fine (this year). Because of restrictions we are working to keep smaller groups. If you want to trade times with someone, it’s ok, our goal is 1) smaller groups, 2) let the families hosting dinner have time to prepare.   1-3pm is for those hosting the dinner in the following round robin.  3-5 pmis for those others.

1-3 pm families – Soto, Tate, Cogburn, Nichols, Davies, Reynolds, Jenkins

3-5 pm families – DeLong,  Olson, James, Shea, McMains, Yarger, Reynolds, Jenkins

Round Robin Family Times

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  For the round robin meals.   It would be helpful to know which families have dietary issues such as gluten-free or dairy free.

DINNER 6:30 – Host-Guest
Soto – DeLong & Olson
Tate – James
Cogburn – Shea
Nichols – Reynolds & Jenkins
Davies – Yarger

DESSERT 7:30 – Host-Guest
DeLong – Tate
James – Jenkins & Davies
Shea – Soto & Reynolds
Yarger – Cogburn
Olson – Nichols

Family Time

Jamestown with Pete

9:30am Recommended: Pete & Roxy Olson of VisionHeirs will take a group to Jamestown Settlement and will give an educational presentation 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.  $13/person over 4; MOMYS will pay for families whose students hand write the Constitution or the Preamble and Bill of Rights and send a picture of it to Skip by Thursday, March 11.

Colonial Hisory Lesson – Societal Expectations for Girls and Women in the 18th Century
2:00 pm -3:30 pm or 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Hostess: Dusti Soto at the Woman’s Club Of Toano at 7965 Richmond Rd, Toano, VA 23168

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 Jon!

Round Robin Family Times
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.

DINNER 6:00 – Host-Guest
Reynolds – Yarger & Jenkins
James – Soto
DeLong – McMains & Davies
Shea – Tate & Olson
Nichols – Cogburn

DESSERT 7:15 – Host-Guest
Cogburn – James & Olson
Soto – Nichols
Davies – Shea
Tate – Reynolds
Jenkins – DeLong

Yarger – McMains

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

Pete/Vision Heirs – Educational Session in Colonial Williamsburg
9:30 am | “Freedom is Not Free”: We’ll talk about the principles of freedom, using the first and second amendments of our Constitution as a springboard.    Meet at the Green by Bruton Parish

Game Night/Pizza

Adults’ Night Out
7:00 pm  MEET AT 6:50 PM
An evening just for the parents, join us for an meal at the.  Budget about $50 each individual.


1647 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185


Pete/Vision Heirs – Educational Session in Colonial Williamsburg
10:00 am |

“Satan’s Lie: The 1619 Project”: We’ll learn about the true history of American slavery, focusing on slaves of the 18th century.    Meet at the Woman’s Club Of Toano at 7965 Richmond Rd, Toano, VA 23168.

The King’s Ball
Early Birds- 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm    Night Owls –  8:00 pm – 11:00 pm    Educational Session in Colonial Dancing  –  Ball Hosts: Tates & Sotos
As an educational session session appropiate historic dress is encourged.  Dancing  instructions by our very own Dance Master, Jerry Reynolds. 

At the Woman’s Club Of Toano at 7965 Richmond Rd, Toano, VA 23168.

Yorktown Revolutionary War Museum with Pete

9:30 am – 

“The Providential Victory at Yorktown”: We’ll have an educational time hearing about victory due to God’s miraculous interventions for ½ hour.   Meet in the green between condos. Then meet in front of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown as a group before entering.

 Note: it is a 30-minute drive to Yorktown.

Pete/Vision Heirs – Educational Lantern tour of Colonial Williamsburg
7:30pm | Meet at the green by Bruton Parish.
This year is  “The Powerful Light of the Gospel in the 18th Century.” Great forces of freedom were released in the 18th century because of the revivals brought on by the Gospel. We today need to be faithful spreaders of the Gospel light.   

Saturday Check-Out
10:00 am

Military Through the Ages
*Not included in retreat pricing directly but this time is covered by the Jamestown/Yorktown tickets
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.

Sunday Check-Out
10:00 am

Sunday check-outs