Stratford’s summer camp puts the “grand” in “grandparenting.”  Several new activities planned for 2014 include “Spying in the Revolutionary War,” “House Building–1607 and 1738″ and a special musical treat.  Three days of full-filled, educational activities offer a memorable family bonding experience while participants are re-living 18th-century life on a Virginia plantation. The myriad of hands-on experiences include looking for sharks’ teeth fossils, fishing, marching as the colonial Virginia militia, and, of course, a ghost hunt.  Campers will enjoy brick making, baking a pie in the open hearth kitchen, colonial games, blacksmithing, and so much more.

This camp will be offered three times in 2014: June 24-26, July 8-10 and August 5-7.  Camps are often booked full well before summer, so early enrollment will avoid disappointment.  The suggested child age is 1st grade completed through age 12, but there is a provision (and large discount) for teens to enroll with their grandparents as camp assistants.  The all-inclusive cost is $360 per person and includes 2 nights comfortable lodging in the Stratford Inn and all meals in our dining room. Special Offers: The cost for repeat campers and/or family members numbering more than two is $340.  Be sure to ask about our $150 discount for local, non-residential campers. Additional lodging is available for the night before the camps begin for those who have to travel a considerable distance to Stratford.

Enrollment is limited to only 20 children plus their grandparents, so early registration is strongly recommended.

What previous campers say:

“good value and lots of fun”
“a forever memory”
“excellent program–beautifully paced and organized”
“staff made the program: caring, knowledgeable and professional”
“One of the most meaningful and memorable experiences that I have ever had with my grandchildren.”

Register for our Grandparent/Grandchild Camp below, either by printing out and mailing the form provided or registering on-line. A deposit of $100 per camper is due with each registration. Deposits will be refunded for any under-enrolled programs.

To request a brochure/registration form or other camp information, contact Bill Doerken, Coordinator of Special Programs, at (804) 493-8038 ext. 1026 or email