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Camp Hanover Celebrates 55 Years of Ministry

Labor Day Weekend 2012 at Camp Hanover was a time for celebration. To kick things off, sixty-plus children and adults laughed, played, sang together and worshipped in the woods in Camp Hanover style, during the fifth annual family camp. It was a time of reuniting with old friends and making new ones as we “Shared the Story” with each other. Hamburgers and hot dogs were on the cookout menu and Bob Pryor’s signature “dehydrated pancakes” were enjoyed by all at breakfast. “Songsmith” Scott Pryor brandished his 6-string, sharing songs at a mini-concert Saturday night and provided musical accompaniment to the group that gathered around the fireplace for an old-fashioned Camp Hanover sing-along that continued late into the evening.

On Sunday, over 200 folks from the “Camp Hanover family” travelled from across Virginia and beyond to mark the anniversary of 55 years of outdoor ministry at camp and to honor the passion and work of Bob Pryor, retiring after 22 years of service as the Camp’s director. Those in attendance were treated to stirring words and colorful stories about the history of Camp and the vision of ministry for this special place at its inception from founding Director John Ensign. We also had a chance to meet the new incoming Executive Director, Doug Walters and his family.

Camp Hanover now enters its 56 year as “a place apart” and Family Camp will once again take place over Labor Day Weekend in 2013. Ask yourself, will you be there? We hope so!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 October 2012 23:22