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Getting Ready for Camp: Tips From the Staff

Getting Ready for Camp: Tips From the Staff

Summer is approaching and your child’s time at camp will be here before you know it! Make sure everyone is ready with these tips:Talk about their concerns while redirecting them to a positive place.Here's a sample script: “Lots of people feel homesick; that’s normal....

Camp Hanover Named Best in Virginia Again

Camp Hanover Named Best in Virginia Again

Best, again! Since 2021, Camp Hanover fans have voted us "Best Summer Camp" in Central Virginia in Virginia Living's annual competition. We appreciate your enthusiasm, your kindness, and your trust in us, year after year. We love helping your children grow in faith...

Fathers and Sons Bond at Autism Society Campout

Fathers and Sons Bond at Autism Society Campout

We are grateful to work with groups like the Autism Society Central Virginia and Beyond Boundaries, helping them make amazing outdoor experiences possible. ASCV has been offering education, advocacy, services, and support for individuals with autism, their families...

Get Away in May with Family Camp

Get Away in May with Family Camp

Unplug from school, work, and chores and connect with each other in a wonderful weekend retreat. Registration is open now for Family Camp, May 17-19 at Camp Hanover. What can families do at Family Camp? We offer a variety of activities so everyone, regardless of their...

Happy Retirement, Lisa

Happy Retirement, Lisa

This week, we bid farewell to a retiring colleague, Lisa VanderPloeg. Lisa has been a member of the Camp Hanover staff since 2000. As office manager, she has registered thousands of campers, coordinated numerous retreat and group reservations, processed payroll for...

We Dig Our Garden Volunteers

We Dig Our Garden Volunteers

On March 10, a group of hardy volunteers branched out of their typical activities by spending some time in Camp Hanover's garden. Their mission was sprucing it up for spring. Armed with gloves, brushes, and clippers, they tended to the tasks set before them: Staining...

Skills Learned at Camp Prepare Campers for the Future

Skills Learned at Camp Prepare Campers for the Future

Holly described her first time leading a canoe trip with Camp Hanover as “a disaster.” “At the first set of rapids, all the canoes capsized. When we got off the river and set up camp, we were hit with a deluge of rain.” Everyone, and everything was soaked. “But the...

Learn About After-School Program at CHASE Open House

Learn About After-School Program at CHASE Open House

You're invited to an open house for our after-school program, CHASE. Learn about Camp Hanover and this exciting adventure for elementary school children on Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to noon. CHASE focuses on outdoor exploration, creativity, and faith. Open...

Share a Few Hours of Your Time With These Volunteer Opportunities

Share a Few Hours of Your Time With These Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers make Camp happen! Do you have a few hours to give? We have a number of opportunities available that can use your gifts and talents. Have questions? Contact Laura Haney.March 9, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Our garden has grown! With a larger footprint, more visitors...