Dads & Kids (Daytime)

Activities for Dads & Kids

We've planned some fun activities around Williamsburg for LDSHE dads & kids. It's not only a great way to spend time with Dad, but it's also a relaxed and natural way to meet other LDSHE dads and kids.

Dads and their kids can participate in as many or few activities as they wish.  Sign up on this webform so we know to expect you! Also, don't forget to pre-register for the Colonial Williamsburg tour.

Start out on Wednesday and Thursday mornings by checking in with the Men in Charge (Brad Watson & Scott Royster) at the LDSHE check-in table from 7:30 to 8:00.  They'll have all the where/when/what details you'll need.


Wednesday, May 27 2015

James River Ferry
Surry Nuclear Power Plant


Cross the James River on the Jamestown Ferry! From the boat, see where the Jamestown colonists landed and walked. When we get to the south side of the river, we’ll drive to Hogs Island, the site where the colonists kept their pigs, now the site of a nuclear power plant. We’ll tour the Visitor’s Center, build miniature electrical circuits, learn how electricity is made, and see the protective gear required to work in a nuclear environment. Afterwards, ride the ferry back and picnic at the Jamestown Park.

Free for ferry, power plant, and park.

  8:00: Meet in hotel lobby for departure.
  8:40: Arrive at Ferry on Rt. 31
  9:00: Ferry leaves
10:00: Presentation at the Visitors' Center
11:45: Leave power plant
12:30: Ferry ride
  1:00: Picnic lunch at Jamestown Park
          (Bring your own lunch)

Afternoon: Open, have fun with your kids!

Thursday May 28, 2015

Colonial Williamsburg


Come travel back in history 300 years when we visit Colonial Williamsburg! Led by a professional tour guide, we will view life as it was in the beginning of America.  See and explore restored government buildings, shops, homes, gardens, and taverns of Williamsburg. Re-enactors in period clothing tell of their lives, their work, and the buzz of political change in the air. After the two hour tour, stay and explore at your leisure, as the pass is good all day.

Adults: $29
Children over 5: $20
Children 5 & under: FREE
(this is a group rate, pre-registration is required)

  8:00: Meet in hotel lobby for departure
  9:00: Tour begins at Colonial Williamsburg
12:00: Tour ends. Lunch on own.

Stay and visit the sites at your leisure. The pass is good for all day.

Friday May 29, 2015

Fun and Learning

kids playce

Friday is a little more low key and relaxed. In the morning all dads and kids can come hear Jim Weiss tell stories about Colonial life!  Later dads can partner up with other dads and trade watching each other's kids together while they catch a "Dads Class" with their wives in the LDSHE Conference.

In the afternoon we'll meet in the grassy area beside the pool for games, then you can enjoy the pool with your kids.


8:30-9:30: Jim Weiss "Founding Fathers in Williamsburg" Storytime

9:30-9:45: Dads may pair off to watch each other's children while the other attends a class. ***Must have another dad at the conference to trade with. Children cannot be dropped off.
9:45 - 10:45: Kids activities and crafts with the half of the dads that are watching children.
10:45-11:00: Swap dads and confirm pairing of dads again.
11:00-12:00: Kids activities and crafts continue while the other half of the dads attends a class.
12:00-3:30: Lunch and free time on your own.
4:00-5:00: Closing ceremony with rest of the conference attendees.