Exploring nature, relationships, and faith

The Camp Hanover After-School Explorers program (CHASE) gives children the opportunity to get outside each day to to discover, play, and have time to just be kids! With child-centered nature lessons, daily devotions, and a small group structure, there is so much to explore.  Join us for Spring 2022 and start exploring!

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More than after-school care

We are here for your child, and you.

Getting outside, building relationships, and showing love to each other are key to the Camp Hanover summer camp experience. With the CHASE program, we are bringing the “power of summer camp” to the rest of the school year. CHASE is more than just child-care, more than just something to keep your child busy once school lets out. Our goal is for your child to grow and learn and marvel at the outdoors through fun, hands-on experiences. Our committed, caring staff  will get to know your child and do everything they can to help them thrive.

Read more about our approach to creating a high-quality program for your child.

What we do

In addition to helping with homework, the majority of our time together is spent exploring outside where instructors lead nature-based activities for students. Each day, we'll experience the wonders of the natural world through hiking, art, stream studies, and more! Additionally, there will be unstructured time for students to do their own explorations.  All activities will prioritize the students’ interests and needs.


2:30 – 3:00
Travel from Schools

3:00 – 3:30
Opening Circle & Afternoon Snack

3:30 – 5:00
Outdoor Exploration

5:00 – 6:00
Homework & Games

CHASE Program Highlights

  • Engaging, nature-based exploration every day
  • Small group size means tons of one-on-one attention
  • Assisted homework time and afternoon snack
  • Daily devotions in an welcoming, accepting, loving, Christian community
  • Archery, canoeing and other camp activities
  • Transportation from Cold Harbor and Battlefield Park Elementary*
  • Flexible pick-up times
  • 2-5 Day attendance options

*All K-5 students are welcome to participate. Transportation to Camp Hanover is only provided from Cold Harbor and Battlefield Park Elementary Schools currently.

Space is limited.  Register Now!

CHASE is built on a small group model. There are limited spots available for the 2022 Spring semester.  Register now, because available spaces will go fast!

If you would like more information contact Laura Haney, Associate Director of Environmental Ministry, or call (804) 779-2811

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Want to be part of the CHASE team?

Are you interested in being one of our instructors? Want to make an impact on children's lives every day? Apply now!

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