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Camp Hanover is a not-for-profit ministry of the Presbytery of the James.  We offer summer residential camp for children and youth, and we serve the larger community as a retreat/conference facility during the Fall, Winter, and Spring.  A large part of our ministry at Camp Hanover is to offer affordable retreat and camping experiences.  Though the Presbytery provides 15-20% of camp’s operating budget, our needs continue to exceed their support and what we generate in fees.   We cannot continue to offer these life-changing experiences at reasonable cost without your help.  We rely on the generosity of people like you to fill in these financial gaps. 


The lake provides campers an opportunity to learn many outdoor activities
A staff member this past summer recalls, “One morning, I woke up really early to go for a run.  As I was running back from across the lake, a sensation hit me, and I had to pause.  I could see the sky settling into blue and the mist rising off the lake, and I knew God was there.  At home, I wouldn’t have awoken for another six hours, but here I was filling my time with God.  Those morning runs showed me how distilled life is here, so we can see God in everything.”  Camp Hanover was started 50 years ago as a place apart where people experience God’s love in real and sustaining ways.  It continues to live true to its mission by bringing people closer to creation and to one another.  Your gift makes an eternal investment in the lives of hundreds of children, youth, and adults each summer and through-out the year. 


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Facepainting is just one of the many activites on July 4th
Your undesignated gift goes into Camp Hanover’s current operating budget.  Among other things, the operating budget keeps the lights on and the facility staffed.  Designated areas for giving are:  1) program enhancement, 2) facility improvement, and 3) campership endowment.  The Program Enhancement fund provides program support throughout the year.  The Facility Improvement fund enables us to maintain and renovate Camp’s 50 year old site.  This fund ensures the continued usefulness of camp’s buildings and grounds.  The Campership Endowment fund provides scholarships for any summer camper who expresses financial need. 

Last Updated on Friday, 02 November 2007 10:09