Matching Donation Opportunity! Help us meet our goal!

Dear Chanco Friends,

This is an amazing time in Chanco’s history.  Big things are happening.

  • After a nationwide search and a thoughtful hiring process, our full time Executive Director Gareth Kalfas has been called to serve Chanco and brings much experience in camping programs and fiscal and property management.
  • The physical foundation at Chanco is getting some much needed attention:  Renovations of Conference Center Lodges A and D exteriors and installation of the new cement and handicapped accessible walkways are complete.  Our Challenge Course improvements include a new two-line bridge, “Leap of Faith” (formerly called Pamper Pole) high element, repaired zip lines and new gear all ready in time for 2013 summer camp.  The best news may be the long needed remodeling of the batthouses including new epoxy floors and commercial marine-grade interior paint, both will provide easier cleaning and a brighter appearance.

This is an amazing time in Chanco’s history.  And you, with your support of Chanco  are a large part of all of it.

There is an equally amazing opportunity for Chanco:  We are blessed with a generous anonymous donor who has issued a challenge to take Chanco to the next level of property renovation.  This donor will match up to $30,000 donated to our Restoration Fund in 2013! Help us secure this full matching donation and be a part of Chanco’s future TODAY.

The Chanco Board of Directors and staff, the Cursillo community, and the Camp Chanco Alumni Association are all committed to fundraising for this amazing “Chanco Challenge”.  But, we can’t do it alone, we need you too!

We are asking you to prayerfully consider making a donation or pledge to not only our Annual Fund, but with a matching contribution to our Restoration Fund.  Our Annual Fund still needs $70,000 in donations to offset operating costs, offer camp scholarships (over $20,000 awarded in 2012) and keep camp tuitions reasonable.  We still need your Annual Fund donation.  But, if you are able to reach beyond that and commit a donation to our Restoraiton Fund this year,  your dollar will have double the impact.

Click here for a restoration brochure for a peek inside the transformation that is taking place NOW and how you can help.  Your support today will make a difference to the future of Chanco tomorrow.

Thank you for your prayerful consideration of a donation to our Annual Fund and our Restoration Fund this year.  Chanco is YOU.

Easy on line donations can be made on our home page by clicking “Donate Now” . Please put “Annual Fund” or “Restoration Fund” in the special notes section.  Checks can be made to “Chanco on the James” and mailed to Chanco at 394 Floods Drive, Spring Grove, VA 23881.  Please put “Annual Fund” or “Restoration Fund” in the memo line.  Restoration Fund donations are eligible for matching up to $30,000.  Thank you!

Newly renovated Lodge A

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