Change for Chanco – youth make new camp experiences in water and on air possible

16 SUPERMAN SWING IMAGE goodYear after year, our camper surveys indicate that high ropes activities are a camper favorite. Due to these overwhelming survey responses, the Chanco Board of Directors has announced that the 2016 Change for Chanco project will be a new high ropes element, the “Superman Swing”! This giant swing is one of the most dramatic challenge course elements that Inner Quest builds.   Each participant, wearing a harness and helmet, has the opportunity to be pulled up on a huge pendulum swing by the other members of their group.  They control the release which determines the height from which they begin their swing.  Participants can choose a gentle swing or a wild ride from 60 feet up producing a 2G sensation.  The first swing along this huge arc is a ride you’ll never forget!

The Change for Chanco youth fundraising program is in its eighth year at Chanco and is a program where our campers save their change, say prayers for Chanco and make a difference to Chanco’s programs.  Your donations have double the impact as every dollar donated is matched by an anonymous donor.  In this year’s program, whether we can add the most popular Inner Quest high element or whether we add the Flying Squirrel (a less expensive high element where each participant is taken on a high ride by the members of their group by use of a rope and a pulley system) depends on YOU! Give generously and help us make this happen.  Grandparents and parents can donate as well and their dollars are also matched!  Simply make a check to Chanco on the James with “Change for Chanco” in the memo line and mail to 394 Floods Drive, Spring Grove VA 23881. Or click here for an easy on line donation noting “Change for Chanco” in the comments section.

In 2015, the seventh annual “Change for Chanco” program was an enormous success. The 11361637campers saved their change toward a stellar addition to Chanco’s camp programs: 21 new paddle boards! The campers broke all Chanco youth fundraising records and astonished us with their generosity, which after being matched totaled just under $12,000! Thank you campers and families!

Seven years of successful youth fundraising means that additions to camp such as a 32’ rock climbing wall, disc golf, a new regulation sized GA-GA pit, enlarged and repaved basketball court, tether ball and paddle boards are all a reality at Chanco thanks to our generous campers and camper families! These projects take Chanco to new heights, literally and programmatically, and remind us that no one is too young to make a difference.  Thank you for your generous support!  Chanco is you!

For questions or more information on Change for Chanco, please contact Marketing-Development Coordinator Talley Banazek at or 804-399-4019. 

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