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The Goal: Raise $100,000 in 18 hours

The #GreatCampGive is a once-a-year, one-day, FUN-raising, FRIEND-raising, and FUND-raising online event. We’re celebrating 66 years of Camp Hanover ministry and sharing stories of campers, staff and all those who have been transformed and shaped because of camp. Together, we’re raising funds to Make Camp Happen next summer and keep Camp Hanover going strong!

Better Together

Camp Hanover is a place where you can learn and know you are loved. Where you feel you belong. Where you feel welcomed. Accepted. Embraced. Just as you are. Just as God created you to be. Living in together in Christ-centered community, we become part of the Camp family. Sharing each other’s joys and burdens, eating a meal around a common table, laughing and singing around the campfire, worshiping as one, we learn we’re “Better Together!”

Why Give

Camp Hanover is focused forward. Planning and preparing for what comes next. To be ready for the future, to do what it takes to operate day-to-day in a challenging and changing world, to make a difference, your help is needed. “Summer Camp” doesn’t end when the last camper heads home in August. The clock resets. The countdown to summer 2024 is already ticking. To make camp happen tomorrow, we’ve got work to do now. We’re Better Together. And during the #GreatCampGive, we can make camp happen!

Schedule of Events

Visit www.camphanover.org/give  for Livestreams and Updates

6am – LIVE: The Camp Hanover Morning Show
9am – Social Media Contest Kicks Off
10am – Meet Pesto and Tortellini
11am – Silly Shenanigans with the MVPs
12pm – LIVE: Gratitude Update
1pm – Tortoise Race Starts
2pm – More Silly Shenanigans with the MVPs
3pm – Tortoise Race Newsbreak
4pm – LIVE: Gratitude Update
5pm – Tortoise Race Newsbreak
6pm – Chicken Bedtime with Jaymes
7pm – 
The CHASE is ON!
8pm – LIVE: Campfires Around The World
9pm – Screening: Camp Hanover – The Early Years
10pm – Tortoise Race Newsbreak
11pm – Night Sounds
11:55pm – LIVE: Gratitude Update
12am – Goodnight!

The 2023 #GreatCampGive was even more special.

Because… tortoises! Specifically, our special guests: Camp Hanover tortoises Pesto & Tortellini.

Matching and Challenge Funds

When You Donate, Your Gift DOUBLES

Several generous donors have come forward to pledge some amazing amounts for Matching and Challenge Funds.

Matching Funds are used to DOUBLE donations made during the #GreatCampGive. Your $10 gift is matched to become a $20 gift. When you give $100, your donation becomes $200.

Challenge Funds get unlocked as special milestones are reached and exciting challenges are completed by YOU during the #GreatCampGive. 


We’re Counting On You!

Making a gift during the #GreatCampGive has become a favorite way many Camp Hanover fans show their support and make an incredible lasting difference through camp ministry. This fun-filled day starts at 6am and continues to midnight. We encourage everyone to join together to celebrate the power of Camp, share their camp stories, reconnect with old friends, participate in one or more of the online challenges, and make their joyful gift. Together, how much can we raise to Make Camp Happen in 18 hours? The sky is the limit!

Every Gift of Every Size Makes a DIFFERENCE! 

Kneel Always...

Kneel always when you light a fire,
Kneel reverently and thankful be
for Gods unfailing charity,
And on the ascending flame inspire,
a little prayer which shall up bare
The incense of your thankfulness,
for the sweet grace of warmth and light
for here again is sacrifice for your delight.

Kneel always when you light a fire,
Kneel reverently and thankful be
for Gods unfailing charity.

Sharing these words as you kneel and light your campfire are a Camp Hanover tradition. They come from “The Sacrament of Fire” by John Oxenham. You can find the complete poem below.

The Sacrament of Fire by John Oxenham

Kneel always when you light a fire!
Kneel reverently, and thankful be
For God’s unfailing charity,

And on the ascending flame inspire
A little prayer, that shall upbear
The incense of your thankfulness
For this sweet grace
Of warmth and light!
For here again is sacrifice
For your delight.

Within the wood,
That lived a joyous life
Through sunny days and rainy days
And winter storms and strife; —

Within the peat,
That drank the moorland sweet
Of bracken, whin, and sweet bell-heather,
And all the joy of gold gorse feather
Flaming like Love in wintriest weather, —
While snug below, in sun and snow,
Peat heard the beat of the padding feet
Of foal and dam, and ewe and lamb,
And the stamp of old bell-wether; —

Within the coal,
Where forests lie entombed,
Oak, elm, and chestnut, beech, and red pine bole, —
God shrined His sunshine, and enwombed
For you these stores of light and heat,
Your life-joys to complete.

These all have died that you might live;
Yours now the high prerogative
To loose their long captivities, —
To give them new sweet span of life
And fresh activities.

Kneel always when you light a fire!
Kneel reverently,
And grateful be
To God for His unfailing charity!