Greater First Colony Area Civic Association - GFCACA
 First Colony Sign
 Welcome to the Greater First Colony Area Civic Association web site.  Here, you can find information about the activities, amenities, clubs and  committees in our neighborhood. The main purpose of this web site is to  provide information in a convenient, timely manner for our members,  residents, and friends.

 "You belong" in Greater First Colony, so join your neighbors in  supporting our community, participating in our many activities, and  enjoying our beautiful amenities!

 GFCACA is owned and supported by its members who are residents of 
 First Colony                First Colony Estates 
 Heritage Landing     Shellbank 
 Shellbank Woods     Chestnut Hill

 Unique:  The Greater First Colony area is unique in the Williamsburg  area in being a non-gated community with a marina and beach on the  James River, an interior lake, a competition-sized swimming pool,  Division I swim team, lighted tennis courts, a park, a fully equipped playground, and a baseball field.

Access:  After becoming an association member, you and your family have automatic access to the park, lake, tennis courts, play field, the beach and marina.  You also receive free admission to several community-sponsored events. Additional charges are incurred for the pool, boat launching, storage and docking.

Value:  GFCACA dues are significantly less than Association dues in other communities with similar amenities. Financial prudence together with lots of volunteer support give you tremendous bang for your buck.

Upkeep and Improvements:  The Association maintains and beautifies our entrances each season. The park is cleaned, planted and mulched twice a year.  Playground equipment is checked, repaired, and/or replaced as needed.  The pool has received many needed mechanical upgrades, plumbing repairs, new accessible lift and new chairs and awnings. The marina is scheduled to be dredged in the next two years, and the dock was recently replaced to assure the continued safety of our boating, river swimming and fishing members.  We also have a beautiful Clubhouse which is available for resident and non-resident functions. Please click on the links above to learn much more about why GFCACA is a great place to live.

Security:  The Association places strong emphasis on protecting the safety and security of our members.  CURRENT membership stickers must be displayed on vehicles to use the park or marina. Please report any unauthorized or threatening activity immediately to the police.

Contact: You can reach us at or  P.O. Box 5123, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Contact Greater First Colony

This site is  supported by your Association dues and volunteers.  As such, it belongs to you.  You may submit material to be posted on the site to the appropriate committee or club chairs listed.  Decisions regarding material to appear on the web site will be made in a manner consistent with the GFCACA newsletter--it should be material of interest and relevance to our members. Send your new or updated information to and it will be distributed to the appropriate person/people. Thank you for making GFCACA a GREAT place to live!


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