Try our two half-acre fishing ponds which contain a variety of blue-gill, bass, catfish, trout and a few giant carp. Capon will supply bamboo fishing poles and our very own bait (extra bread from the bake shop!). Decide whether to throw your fish back or, if it is over 8 inches, have your catch cooked for your breakfast by the Capon cooks! No license required!
Try a game on the Har-Tru (clay) court or one of two hard-surface courts that have lights for night play. The upper all weather court is also set up for pickleball play. During the busy summer months, in order to reserve a court, you must sign up on the sheet located across from the drinking fountain in the Main Building
Enjoy a refreshing dip in our spring-fed pool, warmed by the sun or our two smaller pools for the kids. In 2016, Capon won Retreat Central’s “Best Swimming Pool in the U.S”. Open daylight hours all season long.
Explore and enjoy Capon’s mountains and valleys on any of our six different trails for various ages and abilities. Inquire at the Front Desk for a map of the trails. Nature walks are offered most Saturdays. You may also enjoy a walk down the road to the Fish Pond, where you can continue up the road to visit our pigs at “Hog Heaven” or dig for millions of years old fossils to take home.
Other Activities Available:
Badminton, frisbee golf, basketball, pickle ball, horse-shoes, croquet, ping pong, shuffleboard, volleyball and indoor puzzles, cards and games.
Our small children’s and adult libraries have books for all ages and tastes.
Join in this serious code cracking treasure hunt that was introduced in 2008 and sends teams all around Capon to discover secret historical and natural wonders. Meant for adult participants, this physically and mentally demanding quest provides a challenging new puzzle each season.
Catch up on your rest. You’ll get a break from doing the cooking and cleaning. There are no TVs or phones in the rooms to disturb you.
Spend some time relaxing in a hammock, reading on the lawn or in the lovingly restored bandstand.
Stop to smell the flowers in the colorful flower gardens that decorate the grounds, or join in a conversation on the front porch of the Main Building.
Supervised children options:
During the summer and weekends, private childcare can be arranged for mornings, afternoons and/or evenings for younger children so adults can have their own alone time. In July and August, morning playground attendants and kids kamp programs are scheduled based on demand.
Typical Weekly Activities in the Spring and Fall:
|Seasonal Programs||Seasonal Programs||Seasonal Programs||Nature Walk|
|Chicken BBQ on the Hill||Lunch on the Hill||Spring Tour|
|Bingo!||Seasonal Programs||Live Entertainment||Bingo!||Steak Dinner on the Hill||Movie Night||Campfire and Hotdog Roast|
Enjoy quiet peaceful walks around Capon’s trails and grounds. The blooms of mountain laurel, dogwoods, rhododendrons, peonies and redbud trees add unmistakable splashes of color against the spring greening trees and lawns. Come and enjoy some uninterrupted play on the golf course.
Gardens are blooming, fish are biting and the piglets make their debut at Hog Heaven. Plan for your high school or college graduation party at Capon this coming June!
Enjoy cooler nights and crisp days as the colors of fall begin to turn. Weekdays in September offer fun and educational programs. Two nights of Bingo mean more chances to take home Capon goodies!
Maples provide brilliant displays of golden oranges and reds; dogwoods add their rusty red hues all against a backdrop of the deepest of blue skies. Pale purple-pink fall crocuses pop up through the fading garden colors. Fires blaze in the stone fireplaces. Only the bravest take a dip in Capon’s pool this month! Come for our Halloween weekend festivities- a great way to end our season.
Typical Weekly Activities in July and August:
|Caponchase Adventure||Golf Tournament||Tennis Tournament||Kids Shuffleboard||Golf Tournament||Nature Walk|
|One Mile Race||Lunch on the Hill||Ping-Pong Tournament||Badminton Tournament|
Basketball Free Throw Contest
|Front Porch visiting|
Spa open for appointments
|Front Porch Music||Bingo!||Steak Dinner on the Hill|
Front Porch Dance
|Frisbee Golf Tournament|
|Campfire and Hotdog Roast|
Summer fun kicks in with scheduled sports activities and tournaments. Daily and weekly reservation opportunities are usually available during the middle of the month.
A jammed packed August relents the last week as many families prepare for the return to school. Arrive the Sunday before Labor Day weekend and enjoy a Capon summer experience without the commotion.