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…



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Event Details

youth-triennium-group-600x450YOUTH DAYS AT CAMP HANOVER

Sunday, September 25, 2-4 pm

Hosted by the POJ Youth Council, this will be a time of fellowship and worship for high school youth. Individuals and youth groups welcome, but we ask you to bring adequate adult supervision along. There is no charge for this event! Please let us know if you are coming, or bringing a group, so we know how many to expect.

Questions? Plan to join us?

Contact Colleen Earp, Youth Council Director, at colleen@camphanover.org or 804-779-2811


(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Camp Hanover

3163 Parsleys Mill Road, Mechanicsville, Virginia


POJ Youth Council

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Created In the Image of GodImage

High School Retreat – December 3-4 at Camp Hanover


What does it mean to be created in the image of God? Do we really see ourselves that way? Do we see others that way? If we did, would it change how we feel about ourselves or others? Would it change how we treated them? During this retreat, we’ll explore these questions together through keynotes, small group conversations and worship. There will also be plenty of time for fellowship and recreation.

This retreat is for youth in grades 9th through 12th and their adult youth group leaders. It begins with at 4:00pm Saturday evening and concludes by 5:00pm on Sunday.

The cost of $55 per person includes Saturday night lodging, 3 meals and all program materials.




Retreat Leader: Nate Taylor

Nate is a student of Union Presbyterian Seminary, a graduate of VCU, a youth minister, and a camp professional.  He is passionate about authentic discipleship in following Jesus. Nate is a bit of an oddity with interests ranging from handpans, to pens, to painting, to fantasy card games, to movies, to standup comedy, to beards.



3 (Saturday) 4:00 pm - 4 (Sunday) 4:00 pm


Camp Hanover

3163 Parsleys Mill Road, Mechanicsville, Virginia


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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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