• psst … I’m a Realtor! Thanks for stopping by my website. I would love to help you find your dream home and community in the Hampton Roads or Williamsburg area or to sell your existing home. This website is authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market. His websites, WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com and Mr Williamsburg.com were created as a resource for folks who are exploring a move to Williamsburg, VA , Hampton Roads VA and the surrounding areas of the Virginia Peninsula. On his website you can search homes for sale , foreclosures, 55+ active adult communities, condos and town homes , land and commercial property for sale in Williamsburg, Yorktown, New Kent, Poquoson, and Gloucester, VA as well as surrounding markets of Carrolton, Chesapeake,Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth Mathews, Newport News Norfolk, Poquoson, Smithfield, , Suffolk, Surry, Va Beach, Yorktown and York County Virginia You can reach John by email John@MrWilliamsburg.com or phone @ 757-254-813

Destination Recreation Expo at James City County Rec Center 2013

imageIt’s Expo time! – Come to the FREE Destination Recreation Expo Feb. 23 ,2013, 9 a.m.-noon at the James City County Recreation Center.

Be one of the first to register for the upcoming summer camps, discover your parks and learn about classes and programs.

Interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities and raffles are just a few great features of this event. We’ll keep your children engaged while you gather information about summer camp opportunities, sports, aquatics, special events, parks and facilities, REC Connect and inclusion programs.


Tebow to participate in W&M Football Camp for kids

William and Mary head football coach Jimmye Laycock and the Colonial All-Pro Football Camp have once again attracted some of the most prominent names from the National Football League to serve as guest instructors at this year’s camp, which will be held June 24-27 on the W&M campus.

Participating in this summer’s camp will be New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz.

This is the 19th summer the Colonial All-Pro Camp has featured some of the NFL’s top players. Among the list of former guest instructors are Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Brett Favre, Troy Polamalu, Ndamukong Suh, Adrian Peterson, LaDainian Tomlinson, Brian Urlacher, Jerome Bettis, Dan Marino, Ben Roethlisberger, Kurt Warner, Darren Sharper, Bruce Smith and many others. These greats, along with Laycock and his staff, make for a memorable and instructive camp experience for young players.

The Colonial All-Pro Camp is for players ages 8 through rising seniors in high school

More info here

Online registration is available by clicking here.

Top Gun Football University Camp Returns to Williamsburg for 2012

Football University’s Top Gun camp is coming back to Williamsburg VA for 2012.

More than 1200 athletes from around the nation will  descend upon the facilities at Warhill Sports Complex.  Last years event drew players from across the US ,  Canada, ,the United Kingdom and Austria as the coaches put them through their paces.

This will be the third  year for FBU to finish their camp season in Williamsburg with the Top Gun event. This final camp is the culmination of a camp season that started in Hawaii in January.

The camp which showcases  the country’s top middle and high school  top high school football players will run from  July 19-21, 2012.

What a boon for our area economy. It was reported last year that this event brought  a $2 million return to the Williamsburg/ James City County economy. (SPORTS MARKETING WORKS !)

Top Gun is the culmination of Football University’s 43-camp nationwide tour gathering the most elite performers from across the United States and allowing them to display their abilities together on one stage. Football University has an impressive alumni list that includes some of the top college football players in the nation, such as 2008’s No. 1 prospect and current Ohio State Buckeye Terrelle Pryor, 2009’s No. 1 prospect Bryce Brown, and 2010’s No. 1 prospect Ronald Powell, as well as U.S. Army All-Americans, Football University Youth All-Americans, and hundreds of Division I players. 



For 2012 FBU Top Gun will bring the 1000+ of the nation’s top athletes in grades 6 – 11 to Williamsburg, VA.  Participating athletes are hand-selected by our NFL coaches from FBU’s 40 regional camps.  At the heart of FBU Top Gun is its elite instructional staff made up of former NFL coaches and NFL athletes, who will spend three days with these elite athletes at Top Gun.  Almost all of the instructors currently coach, play, or train top NFL and college athletes.  Now entering its fourth year, FBU Top Gun will feature the next generation of football talent, including future U.S. Army All-Americans, college stars, and NFL stars. 

New this year in Williamsburg is an additional youth football camp following the Top Gun event

Top Gun- Youth Camp 2012– July 23-25 for 6th-8th Graders

Football University: Top Gun- Youth Football Camp Will take place July 23-25, 2012, at Warhill HS and Sports Complex. All athletes must have been in 6th-8th grade in the fall of 2011 to participate in TOP GUN- Youth Football Camp. FBU is the nation’s most exclusive and elite football camp experience. Although FBU does have an invitation-only policy, due to the elite level of training and athletes, we strongly encourage athletes to nominate themselves. Please refer to the  nomination and policy page for more information.

More details on Football University can be found at www.FootballUniversity.org.

Highlight video from 2010 camp in Williamsburg VA



TOP GUN: Who, What, Where, When?

Who? Approximately 1,000 elite youth and high school players chosen from the best of the Football University camps along with about 100 former NFL players and coaches.

What? The largest assimilation of prep and youth talent in North America where the top athletes from Football University can square off against each other to improve their skills and technique while finding where he stands through intense competition.

Where and When? This year, TOP GUN will take place Thursday, July 21 to Saturday, July 23 at the Warhill Sports Complex located at 4725 Stadium Road, Williamsburg, Va., 23188. Opening ceremonies kickoff at 2:15 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 21.

Do you have to go to a FBU camp to attend TOP GUN?

–TOP GUN participants are chosen from those standout athletes at their local FBU camp.

Who decides which athletes are selected for TOP GUN?

–TOP GUN participants are chosen by our NFL faculty and our FBU staff.

What ages may participate at TOP GUN?

–Athletes from grades 6 through 12 are invited.

We’ve Got Camp

imageThe James City County Parks and Recreation Spring/Summer 2012 catalog  is now available online.

The brochures highlights summer camps and all Parks and Recreation programs, events and activities through September.

Youth camps are offered for art., writing, golf, soccer, tennis, kayaking, 4H, Cycling, baseball, basketball, aviation, cooking, engineering, fencing, Lego-robotics, and many more.

Copies of the brochure can also be picked up at the Community Centers, the Satellite Services Office in Toano and at the County and City libraries.


You can read the 2012 Edition here

Got Kids in James City County Va ?

kids sports in james city county Then plan on attending the “Destination Recreation Expo” on  Saturday, February 25, 2012 from  9 a.m.-noon at the  James City/Williamsburg Community Center on Longhill RdThen plan on attending the “Destination Recreation Expo” on  Saturday, February 25, 2012 from  9 a.m.-noon at the  James City/Williamsburg Community Center on Longhill Rd

You can learn about all the recreational programs ,summer camps, sports classes and leagues, outdoor programs, aquatic programs, Rec Connect, inclusion programs and special events available to you and your family through James City County Parks and Recreation and its programming partners. Representatives from all of the local athletic leagues will be on hand to answer your questions about youth football, lacrosse, soccer, baseball softball, running, track and field, gymnastics and many more sports.

Take part in fitness and activity demonstrations, speak with the more than 40 park, recreation, sports and fitness exhibitors on site for the day, and tour the Community Center with a guided host!

Be one of the first to register for summer camp!

Raffles and discounts given throughout the day!

For more information on the James City County ,Destination Recreation Expo visit


Summer Camp Opportunities in Williamsburg, VA / Hampton Roads and beyond

Its hard to choose between all of the camps available in the area if you want to send your child to summer camp in Williamsburg, VA or beyond. Our son will be attending Nature Camp this year for the first time in the Blue Ridge Mountains of VA. We have had glowing testimonials from many parent whose children have gone there. We’ll let you know what our son thinks when he returns this summer.

Below is just a sampling of upcoming camps:

Summer Camps—At the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Open to rising fifth- through eighth-graders, offered by the Chesapeake Bay National Research Reserve at VIMS. Camps include: Bay Tech Aug. 3-7 for rising 5th-6th grades; CBI, Chesapeake Bay Investigators for rising 7th-8th grades July 6- 10; Chesapeake Bay Explorers for rising 7th-8th grades Aug. 10-14. Space is limited. 804 684-7878.

Peak Performance and Developmental Tennis Camp is a resident junior tennis camp for boys and girls ages 9-18. The camp is directed by Peter Daub, Head Men’s Tennis Coach at The College of William & Mary. PP&D was created to help junior tennis players recognize and utilize their mental abilities in tennis while working to become "Complete Thinkers" on the court as opposed to "Hitters". Info here: http://www.ppanddtenniscamp.com/

The College of William and Mary Saturday/Summer Enrichment Program for Gifted Learners- Williamsburg, VA is an academically challenging program with an emphasis on inquiry-based learning for students enrolled in Kindergarten through grade 9 (Fall, 2009). The program is not meant to supplant the regular school
curriculum; rather, it recognizes the importance of allowing able youngsters to explore additional specialized areas of science, mathematics, humanities, and arts. Course activities are compatible with the expected
achievement of talented students at specific grade and age levels.
For further information about the Saturday or Summer
programs, please contact the Center for Gifted Education, (757) 221-2458/FAX (757) 221-2184. Or : http://cfge.wm.edu/forms/SEP%20SUM%2009.pdf

Makemie Woods Camp and Conference Center Makemie Woods , Near Williamsburg, VA specializes in FUN!, while developing self-esteem and fostering growth in Christ. We offer a wide variety of options for youngsters who have finished the first grade, through Senior High.

  • Residential Christian Camp (Presbyterian/Methodist)
  • Bible study, swimming, canoeing, crafts plus specialty camps: music and drama, dulcimer making, sailing, high-ropes

Pilot Schooner Youth Adventures – Norfolk, VA
Phone: 757-627-7400 / 5 1/2 day voyages sailing the Chesapeake Bay aboard a USCG certified tall ship. 8 professional crew supervise a character development sail training program for teenagers. Depart and return to Norfolk, VA
Website: http://www.schoonervirginia.org

Experience the Bay!
Every summer, students participate in trips ranging from one to two weeks. These trips allow students to travel a tributary of the Bay by boat and canoe, and while fishing, they will explore the Bay’s many habitats and experience its culture. The two-week trips also include time at one of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s 4 residential island centers.

Summer Program on the River at Christchurch School – Urbanna , VA- Northern Neck
The location is the Rappahannock River, 10 nautical miles from the open waters of the Chesapeake Bay. The school’s ideal location and its own marine science boats provide students with a hands-on opportunity to learn about the Bay.

Chesapeake Bay Summer Experiences
The Living Classrooms Foundation offers summer programs that include on-board field experience, camping, and navigation and sampling techniques. Click on programs then summer programs for a schedule.

All Arts & Sciences Camp – Williamsburg – VA

At the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg we offer an exciting, quality instruction program in the arts and sciences. Campers experience life on a college campus, attend classes in selected areas of study, and participate daily in physical recreation. Students participate in activities that explore values and good citizenship. We offer a 1-week session from July 2, 2006 – July 7, 2006.

Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
   Phone: 336-334-5414
   Toll-Free: 866-334-2255

iD Tech Camps invites you to join us for our 4th season at our College of William & Mary location in Williamsburg, VA. iD Tech Camps is America’s #1 summer computer camp and one of a handful of elite summer camps in Virginia. Our summer kids camps and teen camps are designed for beginner to advanced learners. Our popular College of William and Mary summer day camps and overnight camps average 6 students per instructor for customized instruction delivered by highly trained adult-only staff.
We offer a variety of cutting edge summer camp courses for kids and teens. View the availability charts below for real-time course and date availability.

Fox Pointe FarmSummer Equestrian Camp Series includes weeklong overnight stays for girls 8-16: June 20-27, July 25 ,Aug. 1, Aug. 1-8. And co-ed day camps for ages 6-11, July 13-17 and Aug. 17-21. 804-932-8710. Williamsburg, VA

Girl Scout camps—Registration open for resident Camp Skimino for girls in grades 1-12. Includes swimming, boating, singing, arts & crafts. Financial assistance available. Weekly sessions through Aug. 24. www.gsccc.org  or 757 547-4405. Williamsburg, VA

Summer Dance Camps—For 4-9-year-olds featuring ballet, tap, jazz, crafts and more. June 22-26, June 29-July 3, July 6- 10, July 13-17, Aug. 3-7 and Aug. 10-14. Register at www.institutefordance.org. Williamsburg, VA

Summer Daze ’09 summer camp—At Walsingham Academy, Williamsburg, VA June 8-July 31 for children entering PreK through eighth grade. Catalog at www.walsingham.org  Direct questions to kdavenport@walsingham.org.

Summer Experience—At Hampton Roads Academy run June 8-July 31 for kindergartners through adults who live on the Peninsula. 884-9117 or kkenne@hra.org for more. Full listing of camps at www.hra.org .

Summer Football Camp—July 20-23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Walsingham Academy, Williamsburg, VA. Open to boys 6-14. $60 fee. Register at http://walsingham.yourmembership.com/page=Summerfootball  or wbarnett@walsingham.org .

Young Shakespeare camps—The Virginia Shakespeare Festival will offer 3 one-week day camps July 13-17 for ages 9-11, July 20-24 ages 12-14 and July 27-31 ages 14-17 (14-year-olds may attend either week). $175 per camper. 221-2683

Old Dominion University Sea Camp, Norfolk (757) 683-4285

Sea Camp for ages 6-17 involves exploration and discovery of marine life in and around our local waters. Activities include daily trips to marshes and beaches, a trip to the eastern shore, collecting live specimens, and classroom activities. The week will end with a trip to the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, linking together what has been learned.

Sea camp for teenagers (ages 13-17) will give teens exposure to all areas of the marine and estuarine environment. The Teen Sea Camp will provide more in-depth involvement in field and laboratory activities, including fish dissections, kayak excursion, sampling on the Eastern Shore, and a boat outing on the new departmental research vessel, the R/V Fay Slover.

Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond, VA (800) 659-1727
Summer classes for students cover many science topics, some water-related.

Virginia Air & Space Center, Hampton, VA (800)296-0800, (757)727-0900, ext.780
One week day camps: Astronaut Adventure, Just Plane Fun (airplanes), Aliens are Awesome; all for ages 7-12.

Virginia 4-H Conference or Education Centers:

Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA

Virginia Living Museum, Newport News, VA (757) 595-1900
The Museum offers half-day and full-day week-long summer programs exploring nature and space for preschoolers and elementary school students. Each child is involved for one week in either a morning or afternoon session. Class size is limited to 10 – 12 children, so sign up today! http://www.thevlm.org/Summer-Childrens-Programs.aspx#field

Virginia Marine Science Museum. VA Beach, VA (757) 437-4949Day camps during school and summer breaks. http://www.vmsm.com/

Wallops Island Marine Science Consortium on Virginia’s eastern shore (757) 824-5636Residential week long camps for 13-18 year olds teach marine biology, ocean studies, experimental science, dolphin behavior, shark biology and more.

William & Mary Center for Gifted Education , Williamsburg, VA (757) 221-2362
Summer enrichment and Saturday programs for PreK-10 gifted/talented students.

New Horizons Governor’s School offers summer camp for students going in grades 5, 6, 7 or 8. [MORE]
NEW Children’s Theatre Workshop, August 10-14, 200, or call 565-0109 [MORE]

For 32 years, the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts has sponsored a week long summer conservation camp for Virginia high school students (currently enrolled in grades 9-12) on the campus of Virginia Tech. The program brings together about 90 interested students for a week of learning about Virginia’s natural resources from conservation professionals and faculty from Virginia Tech. Most of the instruction is hands-on and outdoors.  Details here: http://www.vaswcd.org/youthcamp.htm

The Virginia Department of Forestry offers the Holiday Lake Forestry Camp . This unique camping experience has introduced young Virginians to the challenges, special skills and knowledge needed for managing the forest resources we use and enjoy every day.  Get answers from our information sheet.

See the preview flyer for Holiday Lake Forestry Camp – 2009

Camp is held at the Holiday Lake 4-H Education Center located within the 20,000 acre Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest. This working forest provides a vast outdoor classroom for interactive learning.

Classes are taught in the woods by professional foresters, wildlife biologists, and conservation resource specialists. Camp: June 15-20, 2009

Nature calls! Richmond  VA’s Maymont’s wildly popular summer camps offer outdoor adventures, animal encounters, games, crafts and hands-on activities for young nature explorers. These camps fill up fast, so register early. More info here : http://www.maymont.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=279


Imagine a day of hands-on science activities! Your child will learn that science is involved with everything around us, while performing way cool experiments and creating awesome make-and-takes. More info here: http://www.nauticus.org/summercamps.html

Camp Silver Beach- YMCA – Eastern Shore – VA

With loads of activities packed on 151 beautiful acres of forest, field and wetlands, and 1,200 feet of pristine Chesapeake Bay beachfront, we provide opportunities for campers to build confidence, learn sportsmanship, find potential, grow friendships and develop a healthy independence from family. Lessons about respect and honesty come packaged in water adventures, woodland walks, and campfire sing-a-longs. We maintain a 4-to-1 camper-to-staff ratio with counselors who are highly trained, positive, and enthusiastic role models.
While we don’t spend much time inside, we’re very proud of our structural facilities. Our covered outdoor pavilion, outdoor amphitheater, and lodges are perfect for skits, games and talent shows. Our dining hall boasts a panoramic view of the Chesapeake Bay with magnificent sunsets and is a great place for good conversations. More info here http://ymcashr.reachlocal.com/coupon/?scid=1079118&cid=331807&tc=09050603561401821&kw=1177712:120813&dynamic_proxy=1&primary_serv=ymcashr1.reachlocal.net&se_refer=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.google.com%252Fsearch%253Fq%253Dwilliamsburg%252Bva%252Bsummer%252Bcamps%2526hl%253Den%2526safe%253Doff%2526rlz%253D1T4TSHB_enUS211US212%2526start%253D10%2526sa%253DN

Nature Camp- Vesuvius VA– In the Blue Ridge Mountains . Once described as a place "where fingertips are taught to see," Nature Camp is an academic camp that emphasizes hands-on, field-based, experiential learning. Campers learn in a variety of settings, including classrooms both inside and out (although even these are non-traditional, such as a semi-circle of wooden benches under a tree canopy), and they can expect to take notes in most classes. But campers also spend much of their time out of doors investigating nature up close: behind the eyepieces of binoculars, knee-deep in a cold stream, running behind a butterfly net, and on hands and knees with eyes peeled on the ground. Nature Camp is surrounded on three sides by several thousand acres of National Forest land, which provides an extensive outdoor classroom of forested mountains and streams. More info here: http://www.naturecamp.net/index.html


Please feel free to comment and add any other camps that you are aware of !