June 9-14, 2024

Westview on the James (Designated for our Richmond area campers)

June 16-21, 2024

Camp Chanco on the James (Designated for our Richmond area campers)

August 11-16, 2024

Camp Chanco on the James (Designated for our VA Beach area campers)

About Us

What is All God’s Children Camp?

A ministry of the Virginia Annual Conference, All God’s Children Camp is a weeklong overnight camp for children ages 7 to 12, with an incarcerated parent.  Campers have an opportunity to participate in all the physical activities the camp has to offer such as boating, swimming, hiking, archery, music, crafts, and Bible study, along with a conflict resolution/self-esteem-building class.  AGCC is built on the basis of a one-to-one mentoring program where campers have an adult who walks alongside them for the week cheering them on, building them up, and encouraging them daily.  Partnering with Virginia United Methodist camps and other ACA camps across the state, All God’s Children Camp provides a week of sanctuary for children who face so many challenges in their lives such as economic poverty, temporary living conditions, loneliness, low self-esteem, violence and drugs while working to break the cycle of incarceration.  All God’s Children Camp is a place where children learn they are fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God and they are truly ‘somebody’!  

Lori Smith 

Camp Coordinator

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Be a Camper

A typical day at camp includes breakfast, three morning activities (Bible study, crafts and Harmony class where the campers learn about conflict resolution and participate in self-esteem building activities), lunch, rest time, camp activities (ropes course, rock wall, zip lines, boating, archery, fishing, swimming, paddle boarding, biking, hiking, kayaking and much more!), dinner, big game evening activities, snack, devotions and bedtime.
Age: 7-12

Registration Fee: $10 per family

Open Camper Flyer 

Open the Camper Registration Form

Week 1 Registration

Westview on the James (Designated for our Richmond area campers)

June 9-14, 2024 (Limited to 30 campers)

Week 2 Registration

Camp Chanco on the James (Designated for our Richmond area campers)

June 16-21, 2024 (Limited to 30 campers)

Week 3 Registration

Camp Chanco on the James (Designated for our VA Beach area campers) 

August 11-16, 2024 (Limited to 30 campers)

Be a Mentor

All God’s Children Camp will be here before you know it and we are in need of mentors next summer.  Mentors are needed for each camp, both male and female.  Please consider giving a week of your time and mentor a camper whose mother or father is incarcerated.  You will get a chance to just pour out some love on your camper, engage with them during bible, arts and crafts and worship.  You can also encourage them through the week as they learn new activities the camp has to offer.

Open Mentor Flyer

Open Mentor Registration Form

    Church Partnership

    How can our church help?

    Join us in prayer

    Please pray for Camp Chanco and Occohannock on the Bay as they receive All God’s Children Camp this summer.  Please pray that we have all mentors signed up for our 3 camps. Pray that those mentors will be the hands and feet of Jesus for our campers.  Also, pray for all staff members of All God’s Children Camp as they prepare for an awesome summer.  Lastly, pray for the campers, that their lives may be transformed in and through Jesus. 

    Sign up to volunteer

    This is a big need! We need drivers and church vans. Most of our campers are unable to provide their own transportation for various reasons.  So about 90% of them will need a ride to and from camp. 

    Collect and Support us!

    Get a group together to provide supplies for our campers.  All the supplies that are donated get to go home with the campers.  These include bed sheets, pillows, toiletries, blankets and other goodies. 

    The cost to send one child to camp is $425.00. Thanks to the support of you and our local churches, campers have the opportunity to come to camp at no cost. Without you, this would not be possible.  Donations should be made payable to All God’s Children Camp and can be sent to: Virginia United Methodist Conference, P.O. Box 5606, Glen Allen, VA 23058, Attn: All God’s Children Camp

    Lori Smith has served as Camp Director for the past seven years where she has strengthened the community by partnering with local schools, churches, and other organizations such as Angel Tree.  Currently, Lori is serving as Camp Coordinator.  She is married to Bryson and they have three children (Jackson, Mckiney and Madalyn) and reside in Glen Allen, VA.  In her free time, Lori enjoys baking and playing board games with her family.  Her most recent hobby has been hiking National Parks with her family.  She loves the beach and all things Disney. 

    Lori Smith

    Camp Coordinator

    Hi Friends, I am Beth Christian and this will be my 20th year serving our wonderful children and awesome volunteers at All God’s Children camp. As the On-Site Director, my job is to pray for, plan for, and manage the week we are all together at camp. There is so much fun awaiting us this summer so pack your bags and come along to experience God’s great love.

    Beth Christian

    Camp Director for week 1 & 2

    Rev. T. Bryson Smith is an ordained elder in the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Sine 2002 Bryson has been serving the local church in multiple areas across the conference. He is currently the Lead Pastor of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Henrico, VA. He is married to Lori Smith and they have three children (Jackson, Mckinley and Madalyn).  Bryson has served as a mentor at camp since Lori became the director in 2015.  Bryson has enjoyed the chance to build and grow relationships with the campers.  In his free time you can find him turning pens, baking bread and coming up with a new strategy for becoming a family game night champion.  His life long ambition is to become a professional wrestler and he has the belt to prove it.

    Rev. T. Bryson Smith

    Camp Director for week 3




    Outdoor archery

    Zip Lining

    Traveling along a suspended wire in the air

    Water activity

    Fishing, swimming, tubing, paddle boat, kayaking, etc.


    Rock Climbing wall, bicycling


    Gaga ball (a kinder, gentler version of dodge ball with boundaries), basketball, field games-large group games such as freeze tag

    Character building

     Harmony-self esteem building and conflict resolution class, bible study, arts and crafts. 

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