“WINNER – Best Overnight Camp for Kids”

Richmond Magazine – Best Of Richmond Awards, August 2014


Stay tuned… Hope to see you next summer! 

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…



We’re on a Summer Camp Health Kick!

Camp Hanover is very excited to once again welcome South University nursing students to be part of our summer camp team! As part of a cooperative initiative with the school, Camp Hanover’s summer camp program serves as a clinical Pediatric Studies location.

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“but your name shall be Abraham…”

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Is Camp the “Right Thing” for My Child?

A Parent’s Perspective on Choosing a Summer Camp
As a parent, I often contemplate …Read More >

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Team Goat

Meet the Residents of Camp Hanover’s GoodPastures Program!
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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.

Find Out How To Send Your Child To Camp For Free


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Family Camp

A Camp Hanover Experience for All Ages

Labor Day Weekend: Friday, September 4 to Monday, September 7

Family. In today’s world, that word can mean many things, but another word that expresses family best is love. Love is what life is all about. Imagine sharing and knowing God’s love as a family out in the beauty of God’s creation at Camp Hanover. That is Family Camp. Join us Labor Day weekend and be part of the camp family as we rejoice in what is good and right about being part of the family of God together.

For some who come to Family Camp, the experience is that last getaway you need before everything kicks up again in September. For some, it is a time of catching up with friends and meeting new ones. For some, this is your opportunity to experience some of those great activities that the kids enjoyed while at summer camp. For some, Family Camp is reconnecting with God in a place apart that invites renewal and growth.

Family Camp is designed to provide camp activities and fellowship for all ages, and to be flexible enough to allow you to do what you want and what is helpful for you and your loved ones. You will have opportunities for fun times, fellowship with others, service, leadership, relaxation and worship.

All kinds of housing options are available. You can stay in a cabin, a longhouse, or even tent camp in the meadow, it’s up to you! Please note that some housing options are limited and reservations are made on a first come basis. If you have a desired housing request, it’s best to register right away.

Check-in begins at 1:00 on Friday, September 4, and the pool will be open all afternoon. Most folks plan to arrive in time for dinner on Friday night and depart after breakfast on Monday. Shorter stays are okay too. Whenever you decide to come, we have room for you in our family, and look forward to sharing in God’s love with you at Family Camp.



4 (Friday) 1:00 pm - 7 (Monday) 11:00 am

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Women in Scripture and the Church

Women’s Retreat

September 18-19 at Camp Hanover

In this look at the role of women in Scripture and in the history of the Christian Church, participants will find some familiar stories; some corrections to centuries of misinformation; and a few surprises.

Leader: Rev. Nancy Crow Summerlin


Nancy holds an M.Div. from Union Presbyterian Seminary, where she received the E.T. George Award for Excellence in Homiletics, Worship and Public Speaking. She was the Pastor at Brett-Reed Memorial Presbyterian Church outside West Point, VA during four years of growth and renewal; and is serving as Moderator of the Presbytery of the James in 2015.

This retreat for adults begins with dinner at 6:00pm Friday evening and concludes by 4:00pm on Saturday.
The cost of $55/per person includes 3 meals, overnight lodging and all program materials.

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18 (Friday) 6:00 pm - 19 (Saturday) 4:00 pm


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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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