The newest member to the Camp Hanover team, Erin Davidson, will coordinate Camp Hanover’s Traveling Day Camp program for the 2013 camp season. Erin is a Virginia native, and a former Camp Hanover Day Camp counselor. Erin returns to Camp Hanover with a breadth of experience in Presbyterian Camping, having served as a counselor for several summers at Massanetta Springs near Harrisonburg Virginia, and assistant Summer Camp Director at Holmes Presbyterian Center in Holmes, New York.
When she’s not coordinating the ins and outs of the Day Camp Program, Erin works as a social worker in Chesterfield County. She has a degree in social work from Eastern Mennonite University and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Union-PSCE.
Erin and her family are well known to many in the Presbytery of the James. Erin grew up calling Overbrook Presbyterian Church her home. Her husband Todd Davidson, serves as youth director at Three Chopt Presbyterian Church. Erin also served four as the Presbytery of the James Youth Council Coordinator.
Traveling Day Camp brings the fun, fellowship and opportunities for spiritual growth one experiences at a traditional Camp Hanover residential camp program to your local congregational setting. Camp Hanover provides the leadership, recreational equipment, publicity and program materials. Your church provides the location and recruits campers from the congregation and community to participate in Day Camp. Together, the Camp Hanover Day Camp Director works with a local church contact person to coordinate and support the congregation’s recruitment effort, scheduling and logistics of the Day Camp program.
The very first thing a congregation needs to do when planning for a Day Camp is selected a location where Day Camp happens. The location needs to provide a safe, outdoor environment for campers with room for active play. A shelter must be available so campers can get out of bright sun and or rain. The Day Camp setting requires access to bathrooms, running water and a telephone as well.