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June 2, 2008

CW Hotel "Camp" gives parents a break while kids have fun learning history

Colonial Williamsburg offers families with children a mini vacation within a vacation with its Colonial Kids Club. Children of Colonial Williamsburg hotel guests can participate in a variety of supervised age-appropriate activities such as arts and crafts, finger painting, drawing, scavenger hunts, hopscotch, marbles and visits to kid-friendly sites in Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area. Activities vary daily and offer visiting parents the opportunity to relax at the spa, enjoy a round of golf or take pleasure in a leisurely walk around the Historic Area without the kids. Parents can enjoy their free time knowing their children are safe and secure with qualified activities coordinators.

The Colonial Kids Club is offered June 16 through Aug. 30. Children can attend morning, afternoon or all-day sessions of fun. Morning sessions are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., afternoon sessions from noon to 4 p.m., and all-day sessions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch is included in each session from noon to 1 p.m. Activities are held at the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel and Suites complex and nearby Historic Area locations. The morning and afternoon sessions are $25 for the first child and $15 for each additional child. The all-day session is $40 for the first child and $25 for each additional child. The Colonial Kids club is offered to kids, ages 5 to 12, staying at any of Colonial Williamsburg’s official on-site hotels. Guests can ask for a weekly schedule of club activities and make reservations before their arrival by calling 1-800-HISTORY or when on site by contacting their hotels concierge or front desk.

The Colonial Kids Club is great opportunity for children to have hands-on fun while learning about the history of 18th-century Williamsburg. The kids will love this on-site summer adventure as they relive and experience a part of America’s history. For more information about the Colonial Kids Club, contact a Colonial Williamsburg reservations specialist at 1-800-HISTORY.

As an added bonus, visitors can park their vehicles on arrival and board Colonial Williamsburg’s natural gas-powered buses for free transportation throughout America’s Historic Triangle—Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. Colonial Williamsburg’s 20-bus fleet offers convenient transportation for ticketed guests every 20 minutes from the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center to the Historic Area and the Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, and provides regular service to Jamestown and Yorktown along the scenic Colonial Parkway.

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as the nation’s largest living history museum. The Colonial Williamsburg Company, a subsidiary of the Foundation, operates a Resort Collection with more than 1,000 guest rooms among five hotels including the landmark Williamsburg Inn, four historic dining taverns and six restaurants, and 66,000 square feet of conference space centered at the Williamsburg Lodge, as well as a new 20,000-square-foot spa, and the Golden Horseshoe golf courses. Each purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research and educational programs.

Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at or

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