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


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.

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…



sun23oct2:00 pm- 6:00 pmBluegrass JamboreeAnnual Fundraiser for Camp Ministry2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Event Type:EventAge Group:AdultsAll AgesYouthRegistration:Not NeededProgram Fee:Donation

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Bluegrass Jamboree


Annual Fundraiser for Summer Camp Ministry

Sunday, October 23 at Camp Hanover – 2pm to 6pm

Bluegrass Music Festival  Sunday, October 23 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Doors open at 1:30.

The Common Chords Jamboree is annual event to raise funds in support of summer camp ministry at Camp Hanover. Enjoy live music from some of the best Bluegrass bands around. Suggested donation $15 per person. Donations will be collected at the door.

Brunswick Stew, our world-famous yeast rolls, and other refreshments for sale throughout the Jamboree.

Camp Hanover (www.CampHanover.org) is located at 3163 Parsleys Mill Road in Mechanicsville. Call (804) 779-2811 for more information.


(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Wise Lodge at Camp Hanover

3163 Parsleys Mill Road, Mechanicsville, Virginia

fri11nov - 12nov 116:00 pmnov 12Women's RetreatFinding New Life at the Corner of Worn and Weary6:00 pm - 5:00 pm (12) Event Type:RetreatAge Group:AdultsRegistration:By IndividualProgram Fee:Yes

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November 11 – 12, 2016

“How are you?” “Busy.” “Yeah, me too. Seems like it’s never ending!”

How many times have you been in this conversation?

In today’s culture, it seems we measure our self-worth by the number of tasks on our to do lists and events on our calendars. To be successful is to be busy, busy, busy. We say “Yes” to everything and soon find we are living at the corner of worn and weary.

Is this really what it means to be successful?

Can new life be found at the corner of worn and weary?

Spend November 11th and 12th with old friends and new friends at the Camp Hanover Women’s Retreat as we explore Finding New Life at the Corner of Worn and Weary.

jennifer-morgan-photoRetreat Leader: Jennifer Morgan

Key note speaker, Jennifer Morgan, will address setting aside our busyness, resting in Jesus, and finding new life in Christ. We’ll be encouraged to center ourselves in nature, engage in lively discussion, reflect and pray through creative endeavors, and praise God with dynamic worship.

Jennifer Morgan uses my 20 years of teaching experience and 7 years as a worship arts director to create powerful and dynamic learning experiences that bring people into a better understanding of themselves and a closer relationship with Christ. As a homeschooling mom, the wife of a pastor, and a coffee junkie, Jennifer looksforward to sharing a cup with you.

Our time together will begin with dinner at 6 pm on Friday, November 11 and end at 5 pm on Saturday, November 12

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

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11 (Friday) 6:00 pm - 12 (Saturday) 5:00 pm


Camp Hanover

3163 Parsleys Mill Road, Mechanicsville, Virginia


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thu17nov7:00 pm- 10:00 pmCommon ChordsFellowship, Live Bluegrass and Gospel Music, & Open Jam7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Event Type:EventAge Group:All AgesRegistration:Not NeededProgram Fee:Free
fri2dec - 3dec 26:00 pmdec 3Men's RetreatFinding Community in a Networked World6:00 pm - 5:00 pm (3) Event Type:RetreatAge Group:AdultsRegistration:By IndividualProgram Fee:Yes
sat3dec - 4dec 34:00 pmdec 4High School RetreatCreated in the Image of God4:00 pm - 4:00 pm (4) Event Type:RetreatAge Group:YouthRegistration:By Youth Group LeaderProgram Fee:Yes

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

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Over 50 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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…Transform a Child’s Life This Summer

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