Clean Water Captains Retreat

Saturday, October 2, 2021
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Hampton University
at the Hampton Emancipation Oak
100 Cemetery Road
Hampton, VA 23268


Join us for our Annual Clean Water Captains Retreat at various sites located in Hampton, Virginia!

CBF's Clean Water Captains Retreat is breaking away from our traditional workshop setting this year and offering an opportunity to once again gather in person and reconnect with friends or build camaraderie with new Captains from across the state.

Here is the tentative schedule of events.

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Welcome at Emancipation Oak. Split up into groups and hand out maps with tour location details. Information on the two tour locations is provided below.

10:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.: Travel to first tour location.

10:15 a.m.-12:15 a.m.: First tour.

12:15 a.m.-1:30 a.m.: Brown bag lunch break and travel to second field trip.

1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: Second tour.

3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: Travel to Chamberlain Hotel (2 Fenwick Rd, Hampton).

4:15 p.m.-6:00 p.m.: Happy hour on the top floor of the Chamberlain featuring a patio with stunning views of the water.

6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. OPTIONAL: Captains interested in going out for dinner together are welcome to split into groups and enjoy the delicious eats available at downtown Hampton restaurants.

Field Trip A: A Tour of Fort Monroe’s historic trees, including the Algernourne Oak, led by local Tree Stewards to capture the environmental and historical significance of these beautiful trees. There will also be time for self-guided exploration of the Casemate Museum.

Field Trip B: Shored Up (a local ecotourism company launched by fellow Clean Water Captains Claire Neubert and Linda Hamm) will lead a walking tour of Downtown Hampton’s waterfront, an area that reveals stories of our rich seafood history and ethnic maritime heritage. Along the way, we will enjoy urban trees, including a Virginia Champion. We will finish with a visit to our oyster gardens at the Hampton City Dock. Oysters and trees, our workhorses for clean water and a restored Chesapeake Bay!

Captains who would like to spend the evening in Hampton can find hotel or campsite accommodations that meet your preferences on the Visit Hampton website.

There will also be an optional kayak tour on Sunday, from 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Details will be provided in your registration confirmation email.

COVID-19 Precautions:

  • CBF requires CDC-approved masks for all attendees, whether the event is held indoors or outdoors, when physical distancing isn’t possible.
  • CBF requires that all indoor event attendees be vaccinated and strongly recommends that attendees of our outdoor events are vaccinated.
  • If you or an immediate family member have symptoms of, or have been diagnosed with, COVID-19, we ask that you refrain from participating and contact the event coordinator directly to cancel or if you have questions.
We will continue to assess the situation and update our website as necessary. Be assured that all decisions will be based on our confidence in providing a healthy and safe environment for participants and staff.

Questions can be directed to Gabby Troutman, Virginia Grassroots Coordinator, at or 804-258-1605.

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