|First posted Jul 25, 2010
Last update Apr 29, 2011
October 4 - 8, 2010
Early Bird arrival - October 3, 2010
American Heritage RV Park
146 Maxton Lane
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Toll Free: 1-888-530-2267 Local: 757-566-2133
All reservations will be made directly with the RV park.
10 or more rigs - 37.00 + tax
9 or less rigs - 45.25 + tax
(discount cards may be used: Good Sams, AAA, AARP)
ARRIVAL - Register at the American Heritage Campground Office. (All Campground fees must be paid directly to American Heritage Campground prior to your departure.) Setup your RV and receive your goodie bag. Rest, relax or explore the many amenities and various recreational activities at the campground. Meet and visit with other RV and Ameri-Camp Owners.
5:30 PM - Dessert Social at the Campground Club House. Bring your favorite dessert and recipe along with your own table service and drink. (Recipes will be added to our Ameri-Camp Family Cookbook.) This is a great opportunity to meet the other Rally participants.
7:00 PM BINGO at the Campground Club House. Please bring your own BINGO marker, highlighter, coins or anything to mark your bingo cards. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. (If you have any white elephant items you would like to donate as prizes please bring them along.)
9:30 AM Leave for a tour of the Jamestown Settlement. (Note: we will be driving to all tour attractions, carpooling is encouraged.) Discover the start of Colonial America in 1607. The Jamestown Settlement was the first successful English settlement on the mainland of North America. Visit http://www.historyisfun.org/Jamestown-Settlement.htm for more information. Admission: $14.00 Adult, $12.60 Senior over 62, $6.50 children 6-12 years old, and free for children 5 and under.
2:00 PM Opening/Rally Welcome, Campground Club House. Opening remarks and introductions by Blyth Wilson-Rohrer and Rally Host, Sam Miller. Open floor for comments and questions.
3:00 PM - Tech Talk with Chris Dodd from Dodd RV, Campground Club House. Dodd RV was established in 1956 and currently has 2 well established Virginia locations that deal in sales, service, parts and RV accessories. Bring your completed Tech sign up sheet and register to have a Dodd RV Technician evaluate any problems you may be having with your RV and give an estimate for repairs.
5:30 PM - Potluck Dinner at the Campground Club House. Everyone is encouraged to bring a side dish and those with the last name A-P bring a meat dish as well. Also, please bring your own table service and a drink. Again recipes will be collected for our Ameri-Camp Family Cookbook. (Dont forget to bring leftover desserts from Sundays Dessert Social.)
7:00 PM Movie, Campground Club House. Documentary on Williamsburg Culture and History.
9:15 PM - Meet at campground for our Group Picture, location to be announced. Please wear your Rally Shirt.
10:00 AM - Leave for the Williamsburg Winery Tour. Tour, taste, and savor some of the best wines Virginia has to offer. The Winery is Virginias largest winery with an annual production of some 60,000 cases and is open from 10 AM-6 PM. Guided tour plus wine tasting admission is $10.00 per adult. Visit www.williamsburgwinery.com for more information.
3:30 PM - Oyster Shucking Demonstration by Deborah Pratt, four time world champion oyster shucker, Campground Club House. Deborah has been competing for 23 years at competitions around the world. Watch and sample oysters as Deborah demonstrates her shucking skills which will clearly prove to you why she is indeed a worldwide champion.
5:00 PM - Catered Barbeque Dinner to include coleslaw, baked beans and potato salad. Volunteers will be needed to pickup, setup and serve this meal. Table service will be provided however, please bring your own drink. Please see Sam Miller to sign up.
6:30 PM "Everyone has a story" Campground Club House. Please be prepared to tell us about yourself, family and interests. Maybe you have a funny or favorite camping story ? Get to know your fellow RV family by sharing various life stories and events. In the meantime, view a slide show of photos from past Ameri-Camp Rallies.
8:00 PM "Family Game Night" Campground Club House. Bring your favorite game, puzzle or cards and visit with your fellow Rally Participants.
10:00 AM - Ameri-Camp Olympics, Campground Club House (Prizes Awarded).
9:00 AM Hillbilly Golf
10:00 AM Holey Board Tournament
11:00 AM Hillbilly Horse Shoes Tournament
1:30 PM Campground Club House, Chief Gene Adkins of the Eastern Chickahominy (pronounced chick-a-hom-a-nee) Indian Tribe will give a presentation hinged around his native tribe and customs with a display of handmade items and crafts. When Jamestown was founded, the tribe lived in established towns along the Chickahominy River. Because of their proximity to Jamestown, the Chickahominy people had early contact with the English settlers, helping them to survive during their first few winters here by trading food for other items. Later, the tribal members helped teach the settlers how to grow and preserve their own food. Captain John Smith made several trade voyages up the Chickahominy River to the heart of the Chickahominy land.
3:00 - 5:00 PM Garage/Craft Sale & Hobby Display, Campground Club House. Tables and chairs are available in the Campground Club House to display your items.
6:00 PM - Potluck Dinner at the Campground Club House. Everyone is encouraged to bring a side dish and those with the last name Q-Z bring a meat dish as well. Also, please bring your own table service and a drink. Again recipes will be collected for our Ameri-Camp Family Cookbook.
8:30 PM Movie. Campground Club House (To be announced)
9:00 AM Leave for Colonial Williamsburg and discover the Revolution at America's beginnings. Williamsburg was the thriving capital of Virginia from 1699 to 1780. Williamsburg was the political, cultural, and educational center of what was then the largest, most populous, and most influential of the American colonies. It was here that the fundamental concepts of our republic responsible leadership, a sense of public service, self-government were nurtured under the leadership of patriots such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, George Mason, and Peyton Randolph. One day pass. $36.00 Adult, Seniors receive 10% off the $36.00 price and $18.00 for children 6-17. For more information visit http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/visit LUNCH & DINNER ON YOUR OWN IN COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG.
8:00 PM - Ameri-Camp Family of Owners Meeting. Awards & Closing Ceremony.
11:00AM - Checkout
Say goodbye to old and new friends. Have a safe trip home.