Why are there Three Prices?
The True Cost of Camp and Flexible Pricing
Realizing that families have different abilities to pay, Camp Hanover offers voluntary, choose-your-own-rate, summer camp pricing. You know your family’s financial situation better than we do. Simply choose the option that is most suitable or comfortable for your family. All campers receive the same Camp Hanover experience, no matter which amount you choose to pay. As you consider your family’s financial situation, please also consider the true cost of camp.
Choice 1 – the lowest amount – is our donor-supported subsidized rate. You may be surprised to learn that this rate does not reflect what it “really costs” to offer camp programs. This reduced rate is made possible through the mission funding dollars we receive from our Presbytery, our local Presbyterian churches, and annual contributions from individuals who value the impact that the summer camp experience at Camp Hanover has on children, youth, individuals and families.
Choice 2 – the middle amount – is a partially subsidized rate. If you can afford to, it’s an opportunity to pay just a little more. In doing so, your child gets a great camp experience, and you help support the ongoing outdoor ministry of Camp Hanover.
Choice 3 – the highest amount – is the standard price and more closely reflects what it actually costs Camp Hanover to provide a camp experience for one camper, including things like utilities, insurance, wear and tear of buildings, vehicle upkeep, maintaining the grounds, and replacing outdated equipment. Choice 3 gives you an opportunity to help us do more with the mission funding we receive. You help us stretch our limited campership funds further so more children can experience the power of camp. You help Camp Hanover make needed upgrades and continue to grow in the future.
Our Goals with Flexible Pricing
- To provide high quality, safe, and inclusive activities for all God’s children with opportunities for fun, fellowship and adventure.
- To challenge each camper to explore, grow in, and act on his her Christian faith as a servant-leader.
- To build a Christ-centered community that cares for God’s creation
- To provide an opportunity for partnership with those who value the impact of Camp Hanover’s summer ministry.
- To preserve Camp Hanover for generations to come.
It’s your choice. Pick the price that works for you.
Again, this program is voluntary and in no way influences the experience children receive, yet it offers an opportunity for you to take an active role in supporting the true cost of your child’s camp experience.
Every Child Should Experience Camp
We believe that every child should experience the powerful impact that summer camp at Camp Hanover provides, regardless of income. For this reason we also provide “Camperships” (our word for financial aid), so that no child should be denied that experience because of financial hardship. If camp fees present a challenge for your family, please contact us at (804) 779-2811 or email info@CampHanover.org.