capital campaign

The Campaign for Chanco

Over the past several years, we chose to invest our resources in programs. We have now reached a crossroads where we are being held back by the limitations of our facilities. In October 2016, a campaign planning study was conducted. The data indicated the environment was right for Chanco to embark on a fundraising effort to meet the needs of its facilities.

Watch the video below to learn more about who we are and what we want to accomplish through this campaign.

Our Challenges


Space limitations in the Dining Hall

Lack of a meeting space large enough to fit entire retreat groups

Lack of a central welcoming space

Inadequate worship space aside from the bluff

what we want to achieve

Our Goal – $3,500,000

In order to move forward and create a more attractive, functional, and hospitable space, we as the Chanco Community need to invest a minimum of $2,500,000 into our facilities, which allow us to grow our programs.

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Our Plans & Our Future


Expanding and Improving the Dining Hall

The Dining Hall is a primary focal point of both our camp and retreat ministries where our guests build community by breaking bread together.

Building New Multi-Purpose Spirit Center

New additional better space to serve the diverse needs of our guests and to provide an indoor worship space

Enhancing and Protecting Existing Facilities

To become more appealing to retreat guests, we will upgrade the interior of the bedrooms and meeting rooms in retreat lodges A, B, C, and D.

Funding for Property Maintenance Endowment Fund

In order to be good stewards of both our current property and our intended expansion/additions, an endowed maintenance fund is essential to the longevity and future of Chanco.

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Please Join Us by Supporting the Campaign for Chanco

Demonstrate Stewardship

Set the pace for gifts with a generous pledge of $1,000 per year for 5 years for a total gift of $5,000 to The Campaign for Chanco.

Help Construct the Future

Through your leadership and support, enabling us to provide the best experience for all our guests and campers.

Share the Beauty of Chanco

A resource for parished to enhance their ministries and programs as well as a home for youth and adult retreats, providing an opportunity to learn, connect, and worship.