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May 2023

Alumni Weekend — CANCELED

May 12, 2023 - May 14, 2023
Chanco on the James, 394 Floods Drive
Spring Grove, VA 23881 United States
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$100 – $220

Come 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. Activities include: High ropes course, archery, canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, sailing, and cookout. We offer various accommodation options in either a single or shared motel room, as well as chalet camping. Shared Room: $140 Private Room: $220 Chalet: $100 Please contact Marjorie Gay at [email protected] or call us at 888-724-2626 with any…

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September 2023

Dungeons, Dragons & Discipleship

September 29, 2023 - October 1, 2023
Chanco on the James, 394 Floods Drive
Spring Grove, VA 23881 United States
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$165 – $235

Join us at Chanco on the James, September 29th through October 1st, 2023 for Dungeons, Dragons & Discipleship, a retreat on the transformative power of narrative! Together, we'll explore how the games we play and stories we tell shape (and reshape) our lives and our faith. Join us for a weekend full of storytelling, tabletop gameplay, and learning how roleplaying games can help us practice being who God calls us to be. Whether you've been playing for years, or if…

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October 2023

Cursillo #171 Weekend

October 5, 2023 - October 8, 2023
Chanco on the James, 394 Floods Drive
Spring Grove, VA 23881 United States
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$250

Are you seeking a closer relationship with Christ? We invite you to experience your faith and love of Christ through Cursillo, a short course in Christian life. Our next weekend is October 5–8, 2023 at Chanco on the James. Talk to those at your church who have attended or your priest to obtain an application. DO COME AND SEE… DO NOT let the fee prevent you from applying, scholarship funds are available. For more information contact: [email protected] If you want…

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November 2023

Fall Work Weekend

November 3, 2023 - November 5, 2023
Chanco on the James, 394 Floods Drive
Spring Grove, VA 23881 United States
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Are you ready to make a positive impact on our beloved Chanco? Come out and join us for a fun weekend and wonderful fellowship and give back to Chanco by helping us get some fall projects completed. Come for the whole weekend and enjoy evening social time together or just come for Saturday (9:00a.m.). Come on your own or come as a family, all are welcome. We offer free overnight accommodation in Watson so register early to reserve your spot!…

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EYC Fall Weekend

November 10, 2023 - November 12, 2023
Chanco on the James, 394 Floods Drive
Spring Grove, VA 23881 United States
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Episcopal Youth Community Fall Weekend is an opportunity for youth to come together with friends from all over the Diocese and to spend time in retreat with God. Youth in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join us for a weekend of camp fun and fellowship at Chanco on the James as we explore what it means to be in right relationship with God and others. The EYC Board has been exploring why faith matters today and is excited…

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December 2023

Advent: Preparing for the Holy One Through Rule of Life 

December 1, 2023 - December 2, 2023
Chanco on the James, 394 Floods Drive
Spring Grove, VA 23881 United States
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One of our Bishop’s five initiatives is to deepen our spiritual life and relationship with God through a Rule of Life. A Rule of Life is a set of disciplines, or framework, that we turn to daily in order to allow ourselves to cooperate with the Holy Spirit and be drawn more deeply into the heart of God. Advent marks a time of preparing for the Christ child. As we begin Advent, we can either tweak disciplines that we already…

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January 2024

EQHR Core Workshop

January 21 - January 26
Chanco on the James, 394 Floods Drive
Spring Grove, VA 23881 United States
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PRIVATE EVENT Chanco is pleased to have the opportunity to offer our famous hospitality of friendship, love, and spirit. Want to book your next event with us? Download Our Guest Planning Guide

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February 2024

Christ the Redeemer Women’s Retreat

February 2 - February 4
Chanco on the James, 394 Floods Drive
Spring Grove, VA 23881 United States
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PRIVATE EVENT Chanco is pleased to have the opportunity to offer our famous hospitality of friendship, love, and spirit. Want to book your next event with us? Download Our Guest Planning Guide

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Rotary 7600 District Team Training Seminar

February 9 - February 10
Chanco on the James, 394 Floods Drive
Spring Grove, VA 23881 United States
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PRIVATE EVENT Chanco is pleased to have the opportunity to offer our famous hospitality of friendship, love, and spirit. Want to book your next event with us? Download Our Guest Planning Guide

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Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Council Retreat

February 10 - February 11
Chanco on the James, 394 Floods Drive
Spring Grove, VA 23881 United States
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PRIVATE EVENT Chanco is pleased to have the opportunity to offer our famous hospitality of friendship, love, and spirit. Want to book your next event with us? Download Our Guest Planning Guide

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March 2024

Lenten Retreat: Parables & Paintings

March 15 - March 16
Chanco on the James, 394 Floods Drive
Spring Grove, VA 23881 United States
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$40 – $145

Chanco on the James is excited to announce this year’s Lenten Retreat, “Parables & Paintings.” Together, we will look at four different parables which Jesus taught and explore them through the lens of paintings done by James B. Janknegt. These paintings are meant to foster rich conversation, which will be done in both large and small group settings. This program will feature several different activities and are designed for ages 16+. We hope you’ll join us for this time of…

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April 2024

Summer Camp Open House Extravaganza

April 13 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Chanco on the James, 394 Floods Drive
Spring Grove, VA 23881 United States
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FREE

Hey there, adventure seekers and fun enthusiasts! Are you ready to spice up your summer with the ultimate camp experience? Well, hold onto your hats because Chanco's Summer Camp Open House is just around the corner. Now, I know what you're thinking. "What's all the fuss about?"  Chanco is the place where summer dreams come true, where kids aged 8–16 can embark on the adventure of a lifetime. And our open house is the perfect opportunity for you to dip…

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