Ropes Camp and Family Camp offer new adventures

Ready for something new, exciting and different?!  Specialty camp sessions may be just for you! Maybe you’ve attended the residential sessions for years in a row and are looking for something different.  Maybe you have done the one-week First Session a couple of times and aren’t quite ready for a two-week session.  Maybe your child is six or seven years old and would like a camp experience with you before attending First Session in 2017.  Maybe you are a Camp Chanco alumni who would love to return to Chanco to reunite with your camp friends at the place you consider a “second home” while enjoying all the fun camp activities with your friends, spouse, children and maybe even parents too for a multi-generational camp experience?  Click here to register now! Or call (888-7CHANCO/888-724-2626) or email Executive Director Gareth Kalfas at for more information on any of our summer camp programs.

Mariner’s Camp has been a highly popular specialty camp session for many years.  If your 12-16 year old camper has a DSC_0288passion for sailing, he will enjoy a week spent sailing on the James River. Morning and afternoon activity blocks are filled with time on the water in Chanco’s sailboats. Even evening activities will be focused on nautical skills.  We promise summer breezes, lapping James River water, fun adventures, and improved nautical and sailing skills!  If sailing is your camper’s favorite Chanco activity, this session was made for him! Come sail away with us at Chanco! (Mariner’s Camp June 26-July 1 is currently full with a wait list, but please call the office at 888-7CHANCO/888-724-2626 as another Mariner’s Camp session may be created!)

Family Camp will offer campers of all ages a chance to attend Camp Chanco together this summer. Come enjoy the beautiful grounds, hearty meals, and delightful community.  A sampling of favorite camp activities such as archery and boating will be offered along with daily worship and singing.  Campers may choose to stay in our chalets, or pay a bit more and stay in our conference rooms.  A parent or guardian must accompany campers under the age of 18. This program is the perfect opportunity for Camp Chanco alumni to reunite and enjoy camp together once again or a wonderful way to introduce the next generation of campers to Chanco!  Ask those that attended last summer, this is family fun for everyone!10636028_890606237634976_7542971879176534996_n

Ropes Course Camp takes camp adventure to new heights! Year after year our camp survey tells us that zip lines and the ropes course (especially high elements) are some of our campers’ favorite activities at Chanco.  This brand new program is perfect for older campers (ages 12-16) who want to try a new adventure.  It also offers an additional one-week option for those who cannot attend Session One or Mariners’ Camp.  Throughout the week, campers will not only take part in low ropes, zip lines, and high ropes activities, they will also develop some of the facilitation skills used by our instructors making this an ideal camp option for anyone interested in becoming a member of the ropes staff one day!  Join us at Ropes Course Camp and fly to new heights at Chanco!DSC_1194

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