The Spiritual Heart of the Diocese of Southern Virginia______________
Chanco on the James is a retreat center for youth and adults as well as one of the longest running summer programs in Virginia.
An outdoor ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia, Chanco is a spiritual place for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation.
Conferences & RetreatsChanco 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.
Camp ChancoWe also offer an ACA accredited summer camp program for youth ages 8-16.
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.