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

Where To Find Us…

Where To Find Us...

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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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Looking for a Summer 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.

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The hardest job you'll ever love.

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

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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, September 1 – Monday, September 4

This is the big one! Homecoming Weekend 2017 will be 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.

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1 (Friday) 7:00 pm - 4 (Monday) 10:00 am


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2017 Women’s Retreat

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Created. Called. Complete.
Psalm 139

September 15 – 16, 2017

When I was a camper I learned a song called Fill Up My Cup! Presumably based on Psalm 23 (my cup runneth over!), we sang it LOUDLY, brightly, and cheerfully– bodily, even, swinging our arms and puffing our chests. “Fill up my cup and let it overflow with love!” we bellowed enthusiastically. There are days now that I'm an adult, though, when I'd settle for my proverbial cup
just being left alone– days when I could be happy with however full or empty it happens to be, just so long as it isn't turbulent. Oh how the bar on that one dropped. Maybe this is just womanhood in 2017.

… or maybe not.

Created. Called. Complete. is a women's retreat designed to help us tend (or even simply start paying closer attention to) the state of our spirits in the context of Christian life and faith. We're coming together in a place apart to be honest about who and whose we are, how we are, how we want to be, and where God is in all of that. We're going to be gentle with ourselves and with each other. We're going to do work and we are going to rest. We're going to worship and study and sabbath in community and on our own. And we want you to be a part of it all!

Retreat Leaders:

 Rev. Allison Unroe

Allison was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. She has a degree in English from Virginia Tech and a Masters of Divinity from nion Presbyterian Seminary. Allison has spent her life in the Presbyterian Church (USA), including many summers at Camp Hanover first as a camper, then as a staff member, then as Pastor in Residence. She currently serves as solo pastor at Fairlawn Presbyterian Church in Radford, Virginia. She's a doting aunt, a determined gardener, a mediocre kayaker, and an unapologetic dog mom.

Leigh Anne Ring

is a Certified Christian Educator serving at River Road Presbyterian Church in Richmond, VA. She is the daughter of a Presbyterian Minister and an Elementary School Librarian, the wife of a once-Episcopalian, and the mother of two children and a dog. Born in Richmond she is a Mary Baldwin College and Presbyterian School of Christian Education graduate. She enjoys reading, watching too much Bravo TV, and sharing yummy meals with family and good friends.

Our time together will begin with dinner at 6 pm on Friday, September 15 and end at 5 pm on Saturday, September 16

The cost for this retreat is $55 per person and includes lodging, 3 meals, and program.

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15 (Friday) 6:00 pm - 16 (Saturday) 5:00 pm


Camp Hanover

3163 Parsleys Mill Road, Mechanicsville, Virginia


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Pssst. Want To Send Your Child To Summer Camp For Free?

Yes, free. How? It's easy. What's the catch? Only a few opportunities are still available.

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Cooking fajita chicken became one of my greatest memories, as one minute our mouths watered and the next the sky poured water on us.

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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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