The lush a geographically diverse state of Virginia is a haven for outdoor explorers and adventure enthusiasts. With five distinct regions offering mountains, foothills, plains, forests and shoreline, there is no shortage of exciting activities to enjoy. Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains are a perfect place to try mountain biking, hiking and climbing. Many of the old railroad grades crisscrossing the state have been converted into hiking, biking and ATV trails. The beautiful beaches of Virginia’s Atlantic coast offer excellent surfing, wave-running and a chance to swim with playful dolphins. Virginia is also rich in culture and history and is home to a long list of must-see museums, monuments and heritage sites.
Some places of interest for Christian groups include:
Creation Kingdom Zoo– This unique zoo in Gate City, Virginia allows visitors to get up close to rare creatures with interactive and educational programs.
Christian Broadcasting Network– Located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the studio headquarters building is open for tours and show tapings.
First Landing State Park– This beautiful park is located on the site where the first English colonists arrived in 1607. The park offers trails, camping, fishing and much more.
Christian Park Ministry– Shenandoah National Park has a park ministry that offers interdenominational worship services, fellowship opportunities and leadership development services. The park itself is home to trails, waterfalls and scenic drives.
Virginia’s wide range of landscape and natural features make it a great place for adult retreats and youth camps. With everything from mountains to valleys to sunny coastline, there are unlimited options available when it comes to recreation. Throw in Virginia’s proud and colorful history and you have a state with something to interest and please everyone.
The best camps and retreat venues in Virginia are:
Pine Creek Retreat Center
Pine Creek Retreat Center, an Appalachian mountain retreat center, features year-round recreation and accommodations for up to 350 overnight guests. Our retreat packages include everything your group needs to have a successful ministry event: choice of heated and air conditioned lodging style, a private meeting space with complimentary A/V equipment, buffet dining and recreation. Add some excitement to your event with our team building and zip line adventure programs! www.pinecreekretreat.org
|Blue Ridge Christian Camp||1751 Sterling DrBlacksburg, Virginia 24060||(540) 639-9147||http://www.blueridgechristian.org|
|Camp Accovac||33021 Mountain Valley RoadMillboro, Virginia 24460-9507||(540) 997-5964||http://www.campaccovac.net|
|Camp Bethel Ministries||9050 Camp Bethel RoadWise, Virginia 24293||(276) 328-6876||http://campbethel.com|
|Camp Eagle||458 Camp Eagle RoadFincastle, Virginia 24090||(540) 366-2431||http://www.camp-eagle.org|
|Camp Piankatank||1586 Stamper's Bay Rd.Hartfield, Virginia 23071||(804) 776-9552||http://www.camppiankatank.org|
|Camp Rudolph||19320 Darling DriveYale, Virginia 23897||(434) 535-8147||http://camprudolph.org|
|Camp Shenandoah Springs||740 Stage Coach LaneMadison, Virginia 22727||(540) 923-4300||http://shenandoahsprings.org|
|Camp Tuk-A-Way||2262 Craigs Creek RoadBlacksburg, Virginia 24060-8587||(540) 961-4100||http://www.camptukaway.com|
|CrossRoads Camp & Conference||2247 Little Piney RoadLowesville, Virginia 22967-6008||(434) 277-8465||http://crossroadsccc.com|
|Grace Bible Camp||111 Bible Camp LaneGoshen, Virginia 24439-2607||(540) 997-9316||http://www.gracebiblecamp.com|
|Highland Retreat||14783 Upper Highland Dr.Bergton, Virginia 22811-2414||(540) 705-0554||http://www.highlandretreat.org|
|Makemie Woods Camp and Conference Center||3700 Ropers Church Rd.Lanexa, Virginia 23089||(757) 566-1496||http://www.makwoods.org|
|Mountain View Bible Camp||1000 Double Cabin RoadDugspur, Virginia 24325||(276) 728-7448||http://mtviewbiblecamp.com|
|Pine Creek Retreat Center||1794 Back Creek Road,Gore, VA 22637||855-929-7463||www.pinecreekretreat.org|
|Springs of Life Camp||3443 Spring RoadPatrick Springs, Virginia 24133||(276) 694-3632||http://www.springsoflifecamp.org|
|Triple R Ranch||3531 Bunch Walnuts RoadChesapeake, Virginia 23322||(757) 421-4177||http://www.triplerranch.org|
|Westview on the James||1231 West View RoadGoochland, VA 23063||(804) 457-4210||www.westviewonthejames.org|
|Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center||9275 Barnes RoadToano, Virginia 23168||(757) 566-2256||http://www.wcrc.info|