The Rt. Rev. Holly Hollerith, the bishop of our diocese has expressed his vision for Chanco on the James with the following words:
“I envision Chanco being everything it currently is and much, much more. I see it as a place with the potential to be the true spiritual heart of Southern Virginia – a place where people come from all over for spiritual formation, refreshment and worship, a place characterized by Christian hospitality. I see the summer camp as a place for our young people to grow in their spiritual awareness and to begin to find their place in the community of the baptized. And finally, I see it as a place that draws in people from both inside and outside our Church, giving us an opportunity to share with them God’s love as revealed in the beauty of creation.”
+ The Rt. Rev. Holly Hollerith, IV – Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
Chanco on the James strives to be the “spiritual heart of Southern Virginia” that greets our guests of all ages, races, ethnicities, and cultures with Christian hospitality. We strive to promote the spiritual and physical wellness of all God’s people through our summer camp programs and retreat facilities. Our mission is to provide a relaxed, comfortable environment to promote spiritual, personal and professional growth. Chanco strives to be a place to rest, rejuvenate, and reconnect with God, His people, and His creation.