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

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About Colleen Earp

Camp Hanover's Director of Youth, Environment and Service Ministries believes strongly in the role of youth as leaders in the church, offering “We as Presbyterians have a lot to learn from youth, and youth need to be given the opportunity to share their voices.” Colleen also has a passion for environmental stewardship and is very active within the PC(USA) at the national level, helping to organize advocates in support of environmental policies.
Read Posts by Colleen Earp, Director of Youth, Environment and Service Ministries

Presbytery of the James: GOing to Triennium!

Last night, the Presbytery of the James delegation departed for Presbyterian Youth Triennium 2016! Triennium is a conference for high school youth from the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church that happens every three years. The theme for the 2016 event is "GO", as in, "Go into the world and make disciples." The [...]


Youth Council Cleans Up!

 POJ Youth Host James River Clean Up This weekend, the Youth Council of the Presbytery of the James hosted a James River cleanup event. Starting at Great Shiplock Park in Richmond, 45 people from 11 churches spread out along the Capital Trail, Chapel Island, and the Canal Path. Many bags of trash and recycling were [...]


What’s the Buzz? It’s Time for a Pollinator Meadow Update!

Letting the grass grow out in this particular corner of camp was just the first phase of a “Turf Conversion to Native Plants” project—also known as our GoodPastures Pollinator Meadow! Read More...


Happy Earth Day!

Caring For Creation at Camp Hanover April 22, 2015 is Earth Day, and to celebrate, we are pleased to announce that Camp Hanover has received the 2015 Green Leaf Seal from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s Environmental Ministries and the Presbyterian Church Camp and Conference Association! The Green Leaf Seal recognizes camp and conference centers that care [...]


“but your name shall be Abraham…”

We received so many great name suggestions for the newest member of Team Goat, through the blog, Camp Hanover's facebook page, and email! Of the 61 suggestions, our favorite name was... Abraham. In the Bible, Abraham's life is full of challenging adventures, but he remains faithful in God and becomes the father of many blessed nations. And, [...]

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Team Goat

Meet the Residents of Camp Hanover's GoodPastures Program! As we prepare for more snow in area, it would seem like all is quiet at camp, especially in the farm area. While the garden went into “hibernation” months ago, we have quite a few living things who still require our attention in Camp Hanover's GoodPastures program [...]

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Going Green at Camp

Colleen Earp, Camp Hanover's Director of Youth, Environment and Service Ministries, was recently asked by the Presbyterian Hunger Program to write an article encouraging Presbyterian Camps and Conference Centers to adopt green practices and engage in Environmental Ministry. I grew up going to summer camp. When my parents picked me up, I probably told them about [...]

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