Chincoteague Bay Field Station



The Chincoteague Bay Field Station has been the gateway to discovery for Road Scholar adventurers on Virginia’s Eastern Shore for years. The stars of discovery are myriad: the famous Chincoteague ponies; the 30 acres of salt marsh; the dozens of species of birds that pass through this flyway; the horseshoe crabs whose secrets are gleaned by young learners on Grandparent adventures. This is an exceptional marine environment that comes alive to Road Scholars through hands-on education and the knowledge of an exceptional array of experts.

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The Chincoteague Bay Field Station is a residential environmental learning center and field station. Participants are accommodated in modern, suite-style rooms with four double-occupancy bedrooms with central heat and air-conditioning. Bathrooms are not connected to bedrooms but are shared by only two rooms. The two-story residence halls have no elevator and are across campus from meeting spaces and the cafeteria. Meals are served in a common dining room where residents other than Road Scholars may dine.


A large campus lounge allows for camaraderie with fellow Road Scholars, with comfortable chairs and sofas, and tables to play games and a TV.

Good to Know
  • Due to the nature of this Retreat, there is no morning exercise.
  • No TVs in rooms.
  • Wi-Fi in main Education Center. 
  • Coin-operated laundry room. 
  • No housekeeping.


The Retreat Difference  |  The unique experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for light morning exercise, meeting a community member for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, a live performance or event, and a single room to yourself for under $200 more for most programs. 


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