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Spring Work Weekend

April 26–28
Join us for an exciting and fulfilling weekend at Chanco during our Spring Work Weekend! This is a fantastic opportunity to reconnect with old friends, forge new friendships, and give back to the Chanco community by lending a helping hand with various spring projects.

EYC Spring Weekend

May 3–5
Youth in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join us for a weekend of camp fun and fellowship as we explore what it means to be in right relationship with God and others. During the weekend youth will have an opportunity to not only grow in their faith but also grow in community with activities around camp.

Big Day of Giving

May 8
SAVE THE DATE! — Join us as we share our stories that have transformed our lives and our communities. Chanco will host the Big Day of Giving, asking you to share a “Because of Chanco…” story and help inspire others to celebrate your story!

Alumni Weekend

May 10–12
join us for fun and fellowship at this year’s Alumni Weekend to reconnect with old friends, form new friendships, and share memories of past summers at Camp Chanco.

Camp Chanco 2024

Join us for an unforgettable experiences filled with exciting activities, new friends, and lifelong memories. Don’t miss out on the fun — register for Camp Chanco 2024 sessions today and make next year the best one yet!

Chanco on the James Voted Best Summer Camp 2023!

Are you looking for an exciting summer camp experience for your child? Look no further than the Virginia Living Magazine 2023 Best Summer Camp in Eastern Virginia!

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A ministry of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Southern Virginia, Chanco is open year-round to meet all of your retreat needs.

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Conferences & Retreats

Chanco is a perfect location for church retreats, corporate groups, youth programs, and families who want a remote location to relax, learn, and connect.

Sandy beaches, excellent dining, and peaceful accommodations will make you feel like you are staying at a private resort.

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Camp Chanco

Our residential camp offers a wealth of traditional activities, including high and low ropes courses, zip lining, archery, pool activities, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and sailing, as well as nature instruction and arts and crafts classes.

We offer an ACA accredited summer camp program for youth ages 8-16.


The #1 Summer Camp in Virginia

For 6 years in a row, Chanco has earned the top spot as “Best Summer Camp” by Virginia Living magazine. Thank you to everyone who voted!


Words from our Wonderful Visitors

I will always carry the Chanco spirit with me no matter how old or far away I am. Thank you for everything you have done for me. By introducing me to Chanco, my life has been changed. I have met great life-long friends and have definitely been brought closer to God.

Jessica Denomme

Camper '08 - '10, Church of the Redeemer

We had a great retreat! You are our Diocesan retreat center! We tell EVERYBODY (all other Canterbury groups) what a great place Chanco is!

Rev. John Maxwell Kerr

Reverend, Canterbury, William & Mary

I got the foundation of my success as a military commander as a counselor and Program Director on the banks of the James…I’ve never stopped practicing what I learned at camp.

Dave Belote

Camper & Staff Member, '71 - '85, Partner & CEO, DARE Strategies LLC

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Chanco on the James
394 Floods dr.
Spring Grove, VA 23881

(888) 724-2626
[email protected]