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Friday, May 20, 2022 at 6:00 PM EDT
Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 11:00 AM EDT

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Chanco on the James


Megan Dern

Spring Weekend 2022 at Chanco 

Youth in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join us for a weekend of camp fun and fellowship as we explore not only what it means to be an Episcopalian, but how we share our faith with others. The EYC board has been exploring Bishop Susan’s Evangelism initiative and are excited to share what they learned with the youth of the Diocese. During the weekend, youth will be staying in the chalets and will have an opportunity to not only grow in their faith but also grow in community with activities around camp. 

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

Current COVID protocols and best practices will be announced closer to this event. All staff and attendees will be required to sign off on these protocols and best practices at event check-in.

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, May 20

Departure: 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 22

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

Registration fee: $135.00      Registration deadline:  Monday, May 9

* 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, May 9. 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, May 9. 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.