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“WINNER – Best Overnight Camp for Kids”

Richmond Magazine – Best Of Richmond Awards, August 2014

“VOTED – Favorite Sleep-Away Camp

Style Weekly – Family Favorite Awards, October 2015

“NAMED – Camps That Change The World

McCormick Theological Seminary – Center for Faith & Service, June 2016

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Make this your best summer ever. Let's go to camp!

Camp Hanover offers Christian day and overnight summer camps for Elementary, Middle and High School youth.

Overnight Camps
½-week, 1-week,
and 2-week Sessions

June, July & August

Day Camps
Weekly 5-day Sessions
June, July & August

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Plan your next retreat or event at Camp Hanover.

Since 1957, Camp Hanover has provided a place apart for renewal and growth in an environment of Christian hospitality for youth and adults alike.

Open Year Round, Camp Hanover offers tasty meals and comfortable overnight lodging for groups of up to 200 people.

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Make a difference in a child's life.

Work at Camp.

The hardest job you'll ever love.

Now Hiring. Summer Jobs available for Camp Counselors, Lifeguards and Activity Leaders.

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Become a part of the Camp Hanover family.

Stay up to date on the latest Camp Hanover news.

Find out about upcoming retreats and special events.

Learn about volunteer and service opportunities.

Discover ways you can make a difference, strengthen the ministry of Camp Hanover, and transform the lives of youth and adults.

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A Place Apart…

“Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”

Jesus knew the importance of time away, apart from the constant blur of the everyday. Camp Hanover is one of those “quiet places.” Things are different here.

As the Outdoor Ministry of the Presbytery of the James, this is a place where Christ-centered community is nurtured. Where you can experience God's presence in the natural world. And where central Virginians have a unique opportunity to gather in “a place apart.”

Come, your invitation awaits…



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Labor Day Weekend: Friday, August 30 – Monday, September 2

Homecoming Weekend is a time of celebration for all alumni – staff, campers, parents, grandparents, volunteers – any and all who have a connection to Camp Hanover. Reconnect with old friends and relive the “good old days.” This relaxed weekend will feature plenty of time to wander about and rekindle memories and friendships, some special events like “Decade vs. Decade” volleyball & foursquare tournaments and  lowland games, storytelling, campfires, worship and other camp activities. You can “come home” for just a day or stay through the weekend.

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August 30 (Friday) 7:00 pm - September 2 (Monday) 10:00 am

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Holy Balance – Carrying Justice and Mercy as We Walk

“Hear what the Lord says: The Lord has a controversy with his people!” 

We hear those words from the prophet Micah, and we’re not that surprised. As individuals and across all peoples, we realize that what we’ve offered hasn’t pleased God.

“With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high?”

We hear those words, and we know the answer already. God has told us what God requires. Do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.

But how do we actually walk that way?  Can we move boldly and with humility at the same time? How do we carry both justice and mercy at the same time, without toppling to one side or the other?  How do we lift, and carry, and hand out to others those holy offerings?

Join Rev. Lisa Salita in exploring these and so many other questions prompted by a study of Micah 6. We will engage in discussion, guided personal reflection, real-world brainstorming, and prayerful movement. We will walk together, as we discern how each of us can walk more closely with God in our prayer lives and in our world.

Our time together will begin with dinner at 6 pm on Friday, September 20 and end at 5 pm on Saturday, September 21

The cost for this retreat is $60 per person and includes lodging, 3 meals, and program.


Retreat Leader: Rev. Lisa Salita
The Rev. Lisa Salita has pastored small congregations in Lunenburg and Powhatan Counties since becoming a second-career pastor. She and her husband Andy have two grown children, Michael and Helen, and two tuxedo cats, Sola Fide and Sola Gratia. She loves to tend her very tiny garden.




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20 (Friday) 6:00 pm - 21 (Saturday) 5:00 pm


Camp Hanover

3163 Parsleys Mill Road, Mechanicsville, Virginia


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Sixty Years of Summer Camp Excellence

Founded in 1957, Camp Hanover offers Christian residential and day camp programs for elementary, middle and high school youth in June, July and August. A fully-accredited member of the American Camp Association, Camp Hanover continues to meet or exceed the summer camping industry's standards for safe operation, employing best practices to maintain a summer camp program of the highest quality.

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“We were blessed to be a part of such a profound ministry this summer!”

“Camp had a wonderful impact on Bryan's character. You are a blessing in our lives and we are grateful to have the opportunity to show others the grace Bryan received at Camp Hanover!” – Mother of a High School Camper

An Ideal Location for Group Retreats and Special Events

Nestled on nearly 600 acres located just 30 minutes from downtown Richmond, Camp Hanover offers a sanctuary for rest, relaxation, recreation, and renewal. Groups searching for retreat facilities will find that Camp Hanover provides uncompromising hospitality, comfortable overnight lodging, savory meals and sacred space for meaningful fellowship and learning.

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I always feel good about leaving my children at Camp Hanover. In our experience, it has always been a safe, loving and nurturing environment.”
Mother of Middle School Campers
“My daughter enjoyed her first time at camp. You did a great job looking over the campers when dangerous weather moved in.”
Father of a Middle School Camper
“I was so impressed with the personal manner in which my child and her needs were attended to from the very beginning. The counselors were wonderful!
Mother of an Elementary School Camper
“I can’t say enough about how good it was to see counselors playing with the campers, being silly with them in appropriate ways. Loved watching the counselors dive into the mud slide with the campers! Healthy, active, outdoors, silly when appropriate, listening when needed, this is the experience I want my children to have!”
Mother of Elementary School Campers
“I have been singing Camp Hanover's praises since my child came home. Camp was a turning poin in shaping who he is, gaining confidence and realizing his strengths.”
Mother of a High School Camper

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A Place Apart…

A Place Apart...

Since 1957, Camp Hanover has existed to provide a place apart for renewal and growth in an environment of Christian hospitality. Open all year, Camp Hanover is an ideal location for retreats and special events. During the summer months, Camp Hanover offers day and overnight Christian camp programs for elementary, middle and high school age youth.

(804) 779-2811


3163 Parsleys Mill Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

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