Chesapeake Bay

Our Chesapeake Bay chapter serves Southern Virginia and Northern North Carolina areas.

We plan host 4 beach events our first year and grow from there.

Our events may include depending on the venue:

  • Beach obstacle course
  • Tandem surfing
  • Body-boarding
  • Kayaking
  • SUP

We would love to have you join us as a participant family or volunteer. Please choose the appropriate link to the left to sign up. We also encourage you to sign up for our mailing list and follow us via our social media accounts using the links above so you can keep up with all the fun Best Day has in store.

Images from events in other areas

Getting Started in 2017 – Help us turn those zeros into big numbers!

Events Held
Kids Served
Volunteer Hours Served
Smiles Created


Services & Support

  • Media Professional to help with PR
  • Fund-raising/Grant writer
  • Experienced photographers to shoot our events
  • Photo wrangler to help upload and manage our huge volume of images from events


  • 2 Beach Wheelchairs cost $2400 ea
  • 2+ Popup tents

Meet Our Team

  • Alexis Downham
    Alexis Downham Co-Chairperson

    Passion, enthusiasm and pure joy – that’s what Best Day means to me

  • Lake Downham
    Lake Downham Co-chairperson

    Lake is a waterman, rescue & survival expert,  and passionate for sharing the joy of the ocean.  The thrill he gets from taking our campers surfing is the single most rewarding aspect of his life.

  • Tracy McCreary
    Tracy McCreary Chapter Co-Chairperson & Marketing Coordinator

    “Best Day isn’t an event, it’s and experience — for the children, their families and the volunteers. It’s smiles, it’s laughter, it’s connections. It IS the Best Day!”

  • Nate McCreary
    Nate McCreary Fund-raising Coordinator

    “Giving children a meaningful experience is what Best Day does, but lifting the hearts of the volunteers and family is really what Best Day is all about.”

  • Samantha “Sam” Barham
    Samantha “Sam” Barham Participant Coordinator

    “Best Day means coming together as one for the love of water”

  • Mark Peer
    Mark Peer Media Coordinator

    “Best Day provides children with the purest form of stoke in the world”

  • Malia Peer
    Malia Peer Media Coordinator

    “So excited to join the Best Day team and be apart of an amazing event that brings the community together for the best day ever!”

Special Thanks to our Generous Supporters

Contact Us

Thanks for connecting with us! We are a volunteer organization so sometimes it might take a day or two for us to respond.

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