Plan a retreat at Chanco on the James

Host your next retreat with us


Chanco on the James hosts a number of retreats that promote the spiritual and physical wellness of God’s people. We also offer a place apart where you can have your own group or individual retreat.

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

Why Chanco for your next retreat

Chanco offers the perfect location for your next retreat or conference. We offer beds for 70 in double occupancy, climate controlled rooms with private restrooms and can fit additional guests with roll-out cots and sleeper sofas.

Groups of up to 192 can be accommodated using the rustic chalets located in our campsites.

Benefits of a Chanco hosted retreat

Two houses, complete with kitchens and meeting areas are also available to meet your lodging needs. If you are looking for a more rustic experience, you may bring your own tent, or sleep in one of our chalets.

From any of these buildings it is just a short walk to the full service dining hall. Groups may request menus addressing special dietary needs including allergy restrictions, and or vegetarian and gluten free options.

Examples of groups who have held their events at Chanco

Groups from within the Episcopal church diocesan family, area business organizations, and other church and non-profit groups enjoy the opportunity to learn, grow, and work together at Chanco on the James.

Example Groups
  • Clergy events
  • Parish retreats
  • Vestry retreats
  • Other faith-based groups
  • School programs
  • Weddings
  • Family Reunions
  • Business meetings and professional retreats

Start here to plan your next retreat with Chanco


Download a Guest Planning Guide and begin preparing for your next retreat today!