Chanco is the Diocesan Camp situated on the James River in Surry, Virginia. It is a fully accredited camp that has been operating continuously for over 40 years, providing youth opportunities for physical challenges, personal growth and lifetime friendships in God’s great outdoors. Space is available for youth ages 8-18 in all-camp sessions. Residential camp activities include swimming, canoeing, kayaking, archery, arts and crafts, chaplain time, the ropes course, zip lines, bonfires, silly songs, games and skits, all supervised by the fantastic Chanco counseling staff.

Virginia Living Magazine’s “Best of Virginia 2012” edition listed Chanco as “Best Summer Camp,” the number one choice for a summer camp experience in Eastern Virginia. More and more families in the Diocese of Southern Virginia and beyond are choosing Camp Chanco. Join us this summer, and see for yourself why Camp Chanco is the Best Summer Camp in Eastern Virginia.

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