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Friday, November 22, 2019 at 8:00 PM EST
Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 11:00 AM EST

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Chanco on the James


Megan Dern

November Weekend at Chanco 2019 

November Weekend at CHANCO 2019 for youth in grades 6-12: The demands of our daily lives can often be stressful and draining. We simply can’t rest and replenish our souls when we are on the go all the time, multi-tasking, constantly bombarded with noise, and always on our phones. November Weekend is an opportunity for youth to come together with friends from all over the Diocese and to spend time in retreat with God. This year we will explore the ongoing process of personal growth and the inner strength that God’s great love provides us all.

Fellowship is fun, spiritual, motivating, musical, and active….. AND it’s at Chanco, so register now!!

Suggested packing list: toiletries, prescription medication in original case, seasonally appropriate clothing - bring layers including a sweater, hoodie, jacket, and raincoat, comfortable shoes, including one pair with closed toes, Bible, camera, musical instrument, books, flashlight, bug spray.

Click here for complete packing list.

Check-in: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 22

Departure: 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 24

Retreat begins at 8:00 p.m. (Friday) and ends at 11:00 a.m. (Sunday)

Registration fee: $135.00      Registration deadline:  Monday, November 11

* Release form must be provided hard copy upon check-in for both adults and youth.

** Youth may only administer certain medications themselves at diocese-sponsored events. Those medications are nebulizers, Epi-Pens, and birth control medication. All other medications must be provided to the on-duty nurse who will administer during the retreat. The medical form will be shared with each family closer to the retreat date.

Payment is required to complete your registration. No registrations will be accepted after Monday, November 11. Please register early as space is limited.

Partial scholarships are always available based on financial need. Click here for an application form. Send application to: Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia,  11827 Canon Blvd., Suite 101, Newport News, VA 23606.

*** The typical practice is your family pays a third, your church pays a third, and the diocese will pay a third.

**** No refunds can be issued once we are within 10 days before the event. For this event, refunds will not be issued after Monday, November 11. If after registration you are no longer able to attend this event, please contact the diocesan office at 757-423-8287 so we can plan accordingly.