Camp Hanover’s Traveling Day Camp

A Place Apart… At Your Church!

Days at a Camp Hanover Day Camp are packed with Bible stories, songs, activities, arts & crafts, nature study, and games in small groups. One-week Day Camp sessions for children entering 1st through 6th grade are offered at multiple locations throughout Central and Northern Virginia. Highlights of the Day Camp experience include cooking a meal over a campfire, getting wet and wacky on  Water Day and an end of the week program for parents and family.

2015 Day Camps

The 2016 Day Camps are currently in development.
Dates and locations will be announced in January.

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June 15 – June 19 Southminster Presbyterian Church Richmond, VA
June 15 – June 19 New Covenant Presbyterian Church Chesterfield, VA
June 22 – June 26 Fairlington Presbyterian Church Alexandria, VA
June 22 – June 26 Tabor Presbyterian Church Crozet, VA
June 22 – June 26 Grace Presbyterian Church Springfield, VA
July 6 – July 10 River Road United Methodist Church Richmond, VA
July 6 – July 10 Gregory Memorial Presbyterian Church Prince George, VA
July 27 – July 31 Salisbury Presbyterian Church Midlothian, VA
July 27 – July 31 First Presbyterian Church – Charlottesville Charlottesville, VA
July 27 – July 31 Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church Weems, VA
August 3 – August 7 River Road Presbyterian Church Richmond, VA
August 3 – August 7 Enon United Methodist Church Mechanicsville, VA
August 3 – August 7 Church of the Covenant Arlington, VA
August 10 – August 14 Three Chopt Presbyterian Church Richmond, VA
August 10 – August 14 Swift Creek Presbyterian Church Moseley, VA
August 10 – August 14 St. Mark’s United Methodist Church Midlothian, VA
August 17 – August 21 Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church Bethesda, MD

 What’s a “Traveling” Day Camp?

Traveling Day Camp is a cooperative program between a local church congregation and Camp Hanover. Camp Hanover provides a team of highly trained staff and a high-quality camp program. The local church provides the location, facilities, the campers and a handful of volunteers. Each week, our Day Camp Teams travel to a new location and provide a rock-solid Camp Hanover experience to a new group of children.

 Why Do Families Choose Camp Hanover’s Day Camp?

We believe that every child will benefit from the Camp Hanover experience in immeasurable ways. Through Traveling Day Camp,  we can offer children and families a way to experience the community building and faith development benefits of summer camp, that they might otherwise have to pass up because of being too far away or due to scheduling conflicts that make an overnight camp experience a challenge.

Camp Hanover’s Day Camp is a revolutionary and time-tested program. When it was created 18 years ago, Camp Hanover’s Traveling Day Camp was the first program of it’s kind. Since that time, camps across the country have adopted our model. Traveling Day Camp continues to bring the Camp Hanover experience within easy reach, right into your neighborhood, thanks to your local church congregation.

Why Do Churches Host Traveling Day Camp?

Day Camp partners ministries that have proven to go hand-in-hand: Outdoor Ministries and Congregational Ministries. Through outdoor ministries within the congregational setting, we are able to provide a place apart within a familiar community, in which campers build Christian community, challenge, grow and explore their personal faith, live in and care for God’s creation develop outdoor living skills and learn and practice servant leadership. Day Camp provides a way for your church to offer supplemental summer programming to families with small children in the congregation. Day Camp is also a highly visible outreach to your community. By hosting a day camp, you can open the church doors to the neighborhood while providing a rewarding avenue for local mission and ministry to members of your congregation.

A “Typical” Day at Day Camp…

9:00 – Sign In/Drop Off at Day Camp
9:15 – Opening Circle & songs
9:30 – Small Group Activity time (arts & crafts, games, Bible study, etc.)
10:30 – Snack time
10:45 – Small Group Activity (nature, archery, mission project, etc.)
12:00 – Lunch time (everyone eats together)
12:45 – Story/Quiet Time
1:45 – Big Group Games (everyone together)
2:45 – Closing Circle
3:00 – Sign Out/Pick Up