Retreats

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Does your church ministry, youth group, business, or group of friends need to get away? Do you need to get away from the busyness of life and simply retreat? Camp New Joy is available for retreats year round. Refocus your mind and soul on 20+ beautiful acres located in rural central Virginia. While Camp New Joy is “in the middle of nowhere” it is only a few miles from shopping, recreation activities, and the largest Christian University in the United States.


 

Activities

While at Camp New Joy, you can drive a few miles and experience the adventure of rope climbing, paintball, team building games, swimming, camp fires, basketball, and more! *Depending on availability

 

Liberty University

Join us at Virginia’s largest university where you’ll prepare for a successful career while we prepare you for life. With over 550 programs of study, state-of-the-art technology, and a gifted faculty, Liberty University will equip you to enter a competitive job market. Learn, develop, and grow at Liberty so you can impact your culture as a Champion for Christ.

 

Fun Quest

FunQuest is the #1 place in Lynchburg VA to bring your entire family. We offer more choices for more fun for all ages. Roller skating is great fun for all ages with special day times just for pre-school to our Adult only night. FunQuest features the area largest indoor playground “PlayQuest”. Our playground is a soft play unit that has visibility for parents to keep a safe eye on their little ones at all times. Our unit is not your ordinary ball pit with tubes, it is an interactive play area filled with bouncy floors, challenge path, large slide, swing and challenging crawl through areas. Our multi-level Laser Tag arena is fun for entire family. You will become part of the game when you suit up in one of our Zone Laser Tag vest and step into our special area. When its time for a break you can enjoy great made pizzas, hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, nachos and a cold refreshing drink from our FunQuest café. You never have to worry about the weather FunQuest’s activities are all indoors.

 

Snow Flex

We specialize in year-round mountain activities! Blast down one of our 3 Neveplast tubing runs or ski/board in all four seasons on our Snowflex slopes. Whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or advanced level rider, LMSC has something for you. With lessons, coaching programs, and even summer camps, Snowflex is your destination for year-round progression!

 

Escape Rooms

Locked Up Lynchburg is an escape room, that offers a live interactive game experience in which your group must find the clues and solve the mysteries in order to escape the room. You’re trapped in a room, and the clock is ticking down from 60 minutes. Your intellect and attention to detail are your only means of escape. Use the clues in the room and your problem solving skills to find the way out! 

 

Amazement Square

Amazement Square is an award-winning, hands-on children’s museum located in historic Downtown Lynchburg, Virginia. The museum offers four floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits designed to make learning fun. At Amazement Square, we believe that play is one of the most important ways children learn and grow! Guests of all ages can paint on the walls, explore life on the farm, create a rainstorm over downtown Lynchburg, float a boat down the James River, and even rock out on stage in a band of your own! Right in the center of the historic building is the Amazement Tower, the indoor play structure extends through all four floors of the museum offering an endless maze of slides, ladders, tunnels and a zip-line!

Named one of Central Virginia’s favorite family spots, the Museum serves more than 90,000 people through general admission, school programs, outreach activities, workshops, and other special events each year representing guests from all 50 states and more than a dozen countries.

 

Ice Skating

The LaHaye Ice Center is a 4,000-seat ice arena located in Lynchburg, Virginia on the campus of Liberty University. The ice arena is also the home to the Liberty Flames men's and women's ice hockey teams that currently compete in the American Collegiate Hockey Association as independent teams in the ACHA Division I.

 

Thomas Jefferson Poplar Forest

Here, you’ll find award-winning, thought-provoking and meticulous historical restoration, both inside and outside the walls of Jefferson’s house, through archaeological discoveries and research that continues to uncover new knowledge about Thomas Jefferson and the free and enslaved people who formed the community at Poplar Forest.

 

Caverns at Natural Bridge

The Natural Bridge Caverns were discovered just before the turn of the 20th century and opened to the public in 1977. Visitors enjoying the Natural Bridge Caverns tour descend more than 34 stories deep within the Earth to get to the magnificent natural display. While underground, tourists can explore the Natural Bridge Caverns and view their many special features, including cavern structures such as the Colossal Dome room. This room is an enormous dome-shaped natural feature that was created over thousands of years. Walking from the dome room, visitors can also see other places while on the 45 minute tour of the Natural Bridge Caverns; be sure to see things like Mirror Lake, the Well Room and the stalactites and stalagmites that grow from the Canyon Room.

 

Appomattox Court House

On April 9, 1865, the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia in the McLean House in the village of Appomattox Court House, Virginia signaled the end of the nation's largest war. Two important questions about its future were answered. Could the nation survive a civil war intact, and would that nation exist without slavery? The answer to both was yes and a new nation was born.