a welcoming and inclusive camp and retreat center in Mechanicsville, Virginia, where visitors connect, refresh, renew, and grow, all year long
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Give a child in your life an amazing experience next summer. At Camp Hanover, kids will enjoy fun, fellowship, adventure, and challenge in our day and overnight camps.
Sixty-seven Years of Summer Camp Excellence
Founded in 1957, Camp Hanover offers faith-based overnight and day camp programs for elementary, middle and high school youth. A fully-accredited member of the American Camp Association, Camp Hanover meets or exceeds the summer camping industry’s standards for safe operation, employing best practices to maintain a summer camp program of the highest quality.
An Ideal Location for Group Retreats and Special Events
Nestled on 600 acres just 30 minutes from downtown Richmond, Camp Hanover offers a sanctuary for rest, relaxation, recreation, and renewal. Groups will find uncompromising hospitality, comfortable overnight lodging, savory meals and sacred space for meaningful fellowship and learning.
It's almost here! Registration for 2024 overnight and day camps opens January 18 at 1:18 p.m. Camp starts June 9 (a week early!) and goes for seven...
Camp Hanover's Reilly McNamara led a workshop at the recent 2023 Virginia Camp and Retreat Leaders Gathering. This annual event gives camp leaders...
During its October meeting, Camp Hanover’s Board recognized the service of outgoing board president Jennifer Gwyn. During her term, Jennifer’s...
A Place Apart
Jesus knew the importance of time away from the constant blur of the everyday. Camp Hanover is one of those “quiet places.” Things are different here. This is a place where Christ-centered community is nurtured. Where you can experience God’s presence in the natural world. And where central Virginians have a unique opportunity to gather in “a place apart.” Come, your invitation awaits…
What Others Say About Camp Hanover
There are so many things you wish for your child. To be accepted for whoever they are and have the freedom and encouragement to grow into that is certainly high on that list. At Camp Hanover, ‘all are welcome’ and it’s not just words. They live it out in the care and love they provide for everyone who visits.
We were blessed to be a part of such a profound ministry this summer! Camp had a wonderful impact on my child’s character. You are a blessing in our lives and we are grateful to have the opportunity to show others the grace he received at Camp Hanover!
There is nothing more incredible than watching your children go out into the world and come back changed—stronger, more confident, and self-aware. I am blessed to have sent our three to Camp Hanover for many summers and have seen how each has found belonging, identity, and purpose through life lessons and relationships found at Camp.
I have been singing Camp Hanover’s praises since my child came home. Camp was a turning point in shaping who he is, gaining confidence and realizing his strengths.
I can’t say enough about how good it was to see counselors playing with the campers, being silly with them in appropriate ways. Loved watching the counselors dive into the mud slide with the campers! Healthy, active, outdoors, silly when appropriate, listening when needed, this is the experience I want my children to have!
3163 Parsleys Mill Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
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