Join us at Chanco on the James May 4-6, 2018 and celebrate with us Chanco’s half century birthday! This golden anniversary of Chanco’s ministry will celebrate 50 years of camp programs and many years of Cursillo, EYC, Happening, and retreats. A committee has been working for almost a year to plan the BEST anniversary celebration possible! Reunite with old friends & make new ones, experience archery, ropes, water activities, hayrides, campfires, live music, a pool side luau and more. This event is expected to sell out quickly for Chanco’s retreat lodges, so don’t wait! 

This event is open to participants of all ages and from all ministries and programs of Chanco’s history. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Click here for a tentative schedule for the weekend.  Come all weekend long or come just for the Sunday celebration – the choice is yours! Retreat lodges are $100 per room for the weekend, and may be shared.  Cost is $75 per person for the weekend to cover the cost of food. Tent camping and chalet camping are free. To register for the day event celebration on Sunday only, the cost is just $10 per person.

When you register, if you are choosing a retreat lodge, click on “retreat lodge” for one room and then register participants staying in that room individually. There is a plan for overflow lodging once retreat lodge bedrooms fill, but register soon if you wish to stay on Chanco grounds for the weekend! Click here for a digital invitation to share with friends. Click here to register now! Questions? Contact us at or 888-7-CHANCO (888-724-2626). We can’t wait to see you back in Chanco’s magical forest where “friends are friends forever.