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.

PHONE
(804) 779-2811

EMAIL
info@CampHanover.org

ADDRESS
3163 Parsleys Mill Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

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

SLEEPS ‘TIL WINTER CAMP
December 28 – 30

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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.

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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FEATURED UPCOMING EVENTS

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Winter Camp
at Camp Hanover

December 28 – 30

 

Winter Camp is an opportunity for campers to have the Camp Hanover Experience during a different season. Youth currently in grades 5 through 12 graders are invited to join us for this winter getaway!

Just Like Summer Camp

Winter Camp is based on Camp Hanover's signature small-group camping  model where “Family Groups” of 5 or six boys, 5 or 6 girls, a male counselor and a female counselor spend their time playing, laughing, worshiping, singing, and growing closer to each other and God through primarily outside activities, including cookouts, hayrides, hikes, campfires, games and more — all with a winter twist!

Whether it's your first time at Camp Hanover or you're a summer camp veteran with a few seasons under your belt, Winter Camp promises to be a frost-filled time of fun, faith and fellowship!

Important Winter Camp Info

Winter Camp is always December 28 through 30.
Regardless of the day of the week, Winter Camp begins on December 28 at 10am and ends at 2:00pm on December 30. Campers enjoy three days and two nights at Camp Hanover, and stay in heated longhouses or heated cabins.

What's the cost for Winter Camp?
Thanks to the mission funding Camp Hanover receives from congregations in the Presbytery of the James and gifts from generous individuals who support Camp Hanover's ministry and mission, three different prices are offered in an effort to make Winter Camp affordable for all who want to attend. You can choose the camp fee that is most comfortable for your family.  You can choose to pay $195, $208 or $225 to attend Winter Camp. Regardless of which price you choose to pay, every camper receives the same Camp Hanover experience. If you're curious, you can learn more about why we offer three different prices.

Weather at Winter Camp is Unpredictable.
Winter Camp activities primarily take place outside. If the forecast calls for cold temps, be ready with warm clothes, a hat, gloves, scarf, maybe even some thermal underwear. If it becomes necessary to cancel Winter Camp due to severe winter weather, all campers will be notified and full refunds will be made. There is no alternate date for Winter Camp in the event of cancellation due to severe winter weather.

Will I Get To Do The Mudslide?
The Mudslide is a Camp Hanover classic during Summer Camp. Winter Camp has a few has a few of its own traditions, but riding the Mudslide is not one of them. So what's a camper favorite at Winter Camp? Enjoying a mug of hot chocolate with other campers around the largest bonfire you've ever experienced.

Ready for Winter Camp? Register Now! 

 

Time

28 (Thursday) 10:00 am - 30 (Saturday) 2:00 pm

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fri23feb - 25feb 237:00 pmfeb 25Confirmation Retreat 20187:00 pm - 11:00 am (25) Event Type:RetreatAge Group:YouthRegistration:By Youth Group LeaderProgram Fee:Yes

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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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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WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT CAMP HANOVER…

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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The 2017 Hanover Christmas event will not be rescheduled. We wish to thank the actors and volunteers who worked hard to prepare for this celebration of Christ's birth. Hopefully the weather will cooperate next year. Mark your 2018 calendars for December 7 and December 8 and join us next year to immerse yourself in the greatest story ever told.
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