“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 22 – August 21

Day Camps
Weekly 5-day Sessions
June 22 – August 21

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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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Camp Fun Day – Sunday, April 26

2pm to 6pm – Free Event – Rain or Shine

Enjoy a fun-filled day at Camp Hanover on Sunday, April 26 from 2pm to 6pm. This free event is a great opportunity for those who want to get a taste of summer camp. Activities throughout the day include hay rides, campfire cookin’, boating on the lake, facepainting, nature walks and more!

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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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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Holy Ground

A Nature Retreat for Adults

April 17 – 18 at Camp Hanover

Just weeks after the average last frost in Virginia and days before Earth Day, celebrate God’s presence in all of creation, from the ground up to the sky. This retreat is a time to learn about our local environment and our call to protect it, with time for discussion as well as personal reflection. This program includes a first look at proposed stewardship projects on site, as well as a service opportunity to help prepare camp’s garden for a productive growing season.

Leader: Colleen Earp


Colleen is Camp Hanover’s Director of Youth, Environmental, and Service Ministries. She is a geographer and a Young Adult Volunteer alum who is excited about natural resource conservation and outdoor education. She and her husband live in Richmond.

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

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The Men’s Retreat

A Retreat for Men

May 1 – 2 at Camp Hanover

Join other Christian men for a time of engaging worship, lively discussion, mission service, great food, and enriching fellowship. Participants will have the opportunity to grow in faith while enjoying the natural beauty of Camp Hanover.

Leader: Rev. Clayton Rascoe

Clayton Rascoe is pastor of Calvin Presbyterian Church in Norfolk, Virginia. He holds a Masters of Dinvinity from Columbia Theological Seminary. Clayton’s previous calls include Associate for Outdoor Ministry for Coastal Carolina Presbytery and Chaplain Program Director at Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly in Hunt, Texas.

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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1 (Friday) 6:00 pm - 2 (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

Make a Gift To Camp Hanover Today…
…Transform a Child’s Life This Summer

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