Camp Hanover's Traveling Day Camp offers a unique opportunity to nurture the children of the congregation in their faith as well as reaching out to children in the local community. Day camp is a cooperative program between Camp Hanover and the congregations of the Presbytery of the James. By bringing the complete program along with fully trained staff to your congregation's doorstep, those in your community can have the Camp Hanover experience of "a place apart for renewal and growth" within a local setting. The Day Camp program also provides an opportunity for younger children who aren't quite old enough for the Camp Hanover residential, sleep-away experience, to build community with others in small groups, to discover the gifts and talents that God created in each of us, and most importantly -- to have fun!
Day Camp is...
Day Camp Calendar
Camp Hanover is currently developing a schedule of host sites for day camp sessions this coming summer. To be considered as a host site, we ask that congregations submit an application.
Day Camp Setting
The very first thing a congregation needs to do when planning for a Day Camp is the selection of a setting to hold the Day Camp. The location needs to provide a safe, outdoor environment for campers with room to play games. American Camping Association Standards, which we will be following, require that there be a shelter available so campers can get out of bright sun and\or rain. The ACA Standards also require the availability of bathrooms, running water and access to a telephone.
Day Camp Coordinator and Committee
Each congregation or group of congregations will need to identify a Day Camp Coordinator and Committee to work with the Day Camp Director in planning your Day Camp. The responsibilities of the Day Camp Coordinator and Committee are recruitment of campers and volunteers, housing and food for staff, completion of an emergency plan, snacks and drinks for campers, presence at day camp, and a final evaluation. A step-by-step planning checklist, an outline for the emergency plan, registration and publicity materials will be given to Coordinator/Committee during the spring.
Day Camp is for children in elementary school. Churches are responsible for recruitment of campers. ACA Standards require a ratio of 1:8 of leaders to campers therefore, Camp Hanover will provide 1 counselor for every eight campers up to 32 campers. Enrollment needs to be at least 15 campers.
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