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Camp Hanover's Traveling Day Camp

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 Children

Day Camp is...

  • a week long day camp program in the local congregational setting.
  • crafts, music, worship, Bible stories, nature study, camp craft and recreation.
  • for children in elementary school.
  • staffed by counselors from Camp Hanover who have been trained to work in the out-of-doors with children and youth
  • a unique blend of outdoors ministries and congregational ministries
  • an introduction to the camp experiencefor children not ready to stay away from home overnight
  • supported by camper fees ($100 per camper)

    Day Camp Calendar  

    June 16-20

    Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church, Weems | Cost: $90 | Contact: Debbie Hoyt (804) 438-6835

    June 23-27

    Gregory Memorial Presbyterian Church, Prince George | Cost: $50 | Contact: Sandy Hunter (804) 731-0082 
    Tabor Presbyterian Church, Crozet | Cost: $100 | Contact: Robin McElwee (434) 823-4255

    July 7-11

    River Road United Methodist Church, Richmond  | Cost: $100 | Contact: Missy Markey (804) 740-7061
    Fairlington Presbyterian Church, Alexandria  | Cost: $100 | Contact: Carly Moser (703) 931-7344

    July 21-25

    Hartwood & Summit Presbyterian Churches, Fredericksburg | Cost: $100 | Contact: Bonnie Snyder (540) 752-4671
    Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, Mechanicsville - NOTE: This is an evening program | Cost: Free | Contact: Barry Vaughan (804) 779-3775

    July 28-August 1

    Salisbury Presbyterian Church, Midlothian | Cost: $100 | Contact: Dan Wiard (804) 794-5311
    Louisa Presbyterian Church, Louisa | Cost: TBA | Contact: Bonnie Osborne (540) 259-0165

    August 4-8

    Swift Creek Presbyterian Church, Moseley  | Cost: $100 | Contact: Wendy Hicks (804) 739-1183
    Lord Jesus Korean Church, Chesterfield  | Cost: $100 | Contact: JeJu Park (804) 560-7500

    August 11-15

    First Presbyterian Church, Charlottesville | Cost: $100 | Contact: Kathy Doby (434) 296-7131 ext. 204

    Camp Hanover is currently additional host sites for even more 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.


    To learn more about being a Day Camp counselor, view the position description. To apply to be part of the Day Camp staff, download an application today.


    Last Updated on Thursday, 27 March 2014 19:16