Learn something new – and do something amazing – every day.

For many residents, life here is guided by the community’s monthly calendar, filled with planned activities, social events, and outings throughout the region (and sometimes beyond). The programs run the spectrum: Residents have learned evidence-collection techniques from FBI special agents, mentored local school kids, and enjoyed performances from established musicians and playwrights who make Covenant Woods a tour stop.

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Clubs and Activities

Looking for fun? Join the club. The Knit Wits, Pencil Pushers, Billiards Bunch and other resident-run groups await you.
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Healthy Living

From circuit training and quiet stretches to walks or jogs around the trails, residents enjoy staying active both indoors and out.
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Year-round recreation and engagement.

With a full-time recreation staff staying one step ahead of the latest trends, Covenant Woods offers more than 70 innovative programs, daily activities, and a variety of resident-run clubs. Engagement is designed to touch the many dimensions of wellness, with programming spanning arts, music, sports, fitness, food and drink, personal hobbies, and culture. And as active as life here can be sometimes, you’ll have plenty of time and spaces to find solitude and do nothing at all.

  • Lectures and continuing education programs
  • Independent living excursions
  • Lunch Bunch outings
  • Brewery, winery, and distillery tastings
  • Art exhibits
  • Game nights
  • Friday night movies
  • Concerts and art classes
  • Social and happy hours
  • Study groups
  • Saturday evening programs
  • Book signings
  • Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions
  • Courtesy shopping trips

“This morning I went to an investor’s group to listen to a speaker from a brokerage firm. At 2 p.m., we’re rehearsing with the chorus for a concert next Monday. Tonight, we have a party at one of the choir singer’s homes. And then later tonight we’ve got a lecture with a guest from someone at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. We jumped in headfirst, and have plenty to do here.”
Rick R., resident