Seasonal & Special Interest Camps
Chanco on the James
Chanco on the James is a non-profit organization that is managed by a volunteer board of directors under the guidance and leadership of the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia. Chanco is a residential camp for boys and girls ages 8 to 18 years. It is a place for having fun, making friends, trying new things, and enjoying God's creation. The camp offers opportunities for summer camp, conferences, and retreats.
Chanco has earned the title "Best Summer Camp" in our region as named by Virginia Living Magazine for the last six years!
The Edge Christian Camp
Camp Idlewild is owned by Idlewild Christian Endeavors, Inc., a Virginia non-profit organization. It’s purpose is to provide Christian camping experiences for children and families, and it has been doing this for about 50 years. The camp offers summer camp options for youth.
The camp began because of the generous contribution of about 80 acres of farm and forest by the Menzel family of Surry County, Virginia in the early 1960′s. The corporation formed to receive the grant and develop the property has a membership composed of individuals and congregations of Churches of Christ in eastern and central Virginia.