Summer Camp operations will be guided by the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Camp Association (ACA), and by the requirements put in place by the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). You can find more details about our protocols and practices on our COVID-19 Information [...]
YOU SURE CAN! We welcome persons of every race, color, gender, religion, nationality and physical ability. Campers of many faith traditions, as well as campers who have never been to church before, attend and enjoy Camp Hanover’s summer camp program. As a Christian camp, we seek to build a Christ-centered community of trust, openness, sharing [...]
ABSOLUTELY! An atmosphere of acceptance of and caring for others is a key aspect of the community we build at camp. It's a community where campers learn to appreciate and value one another. We strive to create an environment where campers and staff feel comfortable, loved, and can have fun talking about, exploring and practicing their faith. [...]
YES! To be in the same group as your friend, provide his or her name when you enroll. While we cannot guarantee that every request will be filled, we will make every effort to do so. You may only request to be placed with one friend, and that friend must also request you when he [...]
Everyone finds out who their counselors are when they arrive at camp and check in. The Christian men and women who comprise our staff are often former campers, while others are recruited from local churches and area colleges. We also employ a handful of talented young people from countries all over the world.
Groups typically consist of five or six boys, five or six girls, a male counselor and a female counselor. In a typical summer, we plan for 10 to 12 groups (around 120 campers) each week, and employ 30 to 40 paid and volunteer staff. Campers are placed with peers who are in the same range [...]
Depending on grade level and specific camp program, campers live in cabins, longhouses, or platform tents. During the week, campers may have the opportunity to sleep out in a tent, a treehouse or “under the stars.” Accommodations are rustic. Our cabins and longhouses are simple wooden structures with screened windows, 7 or 8 beds, electricity, [...]
IT'S YOUR LUCKY DAY! We just happen to have a handy-dandy checklist of what to bring and what to leave at home for you to use when you are packing for your time at camp. You can even print it out. In general, special items are not needed for a week of summer camp. Campers wear [...]
Nope. Not unless you want to go home early. Campers are not permitted to bring pets, alcohol, tobacco, electronic cigarettes, fireworks, illegal drugs, firearms, or other weapons with them to camp. Personal sports equipment, such as a soccer ball, fishing pole, a small pocketknife or frisbee, is permitted. Equipment for specialized activities such rock climbing, canoeing [...]
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