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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A Camper’s Perspective – by Virginia Adams

Cooking fajita chicken became one of my greatest memories, as one minute our mouths watered and the next the sky poured water on us.

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Getting Ready for Camp

Tips on Preparing for Camp Your child's time at camp will be here before you know it. Make sure everyone is ready for that time away with these tips: Talk about their concerns, but redirect them to a positive place. "Lots of people feel homesick, that's normal, but remember that camp is full of people [...]


Celebrating 60 Years of Ministry

Can you believe it? 1957 marks 60 years of ministry at Camp Hanover! To celebrate this milestone, several events are planned throughout the year, and you're invited! There will be an Appreciation Dinner on March 15. Happening just before summer begins, Family Camp is a new addition to our program calendar which happens over Memorial [...]


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...


Winter is Coming. Ready For Summer?

Traveling Day Camp comes to Tabor Presbyterian Church Now Accepting Applications for Traveling Day Camp 2016 Winter is coming, but it's never too early to look ahead to next summer, especially if you are the one tasked with providing dynamic faith-building experiences for children in your church congregation or local community when school [...]

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We’re on a Summer Camp Health Kick!

Camp Hanover is very excited to once again welcome South University nursing students to be part of our summer camp team! As part of a cooperative initiative with the school, Camp Hanover's summer camp program serves as a clinical Pediatric Studies location. The nursing students are in the final semester of a 3-year program. South University Associate Professor, [...]


Summer Camp Spotlight: Nail & Sail

Nail & Sail: A Different Kind of Summer Camp Experience. The words “summer camp” typically conjure images of hiking in the woods, making arts and crafts projects, trying your hand at archery, sleeping in rustic cabins, and singing songs around a campfire. At Camp Hanover’s Nail and Sail, you’ll do some of these things, but [...]


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 [...]

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