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.

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Want to bring Day Camp to your church?

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

Interested? Let’s Talk!

Please complete the Interest Application. We will be in touch to discuss bringing Traveling Day Camp to your church this summer! The Interest Application is not binding. It simply opens the door to a conversation between your congregation and Camp Hanover to explore the possibility of hosting a session of Traveling Day Camp.

YES! I Want To Bring Day Camp To My Church

WHERE DID TRAVELING DAY CAMP GO IN 2015? LOCATION
Southminster Presbyterian Church Richmond, VA
New Covenant Presbyterian Church Chesterfield, VA
Fairlington Presbyterian Church Alexandria, VA
Tabor Presbyterian Church Crozet, VA
Grace Presbyterian Church Springfield, VA
River Road United Methodist Church Richmond, VA
Gregory Memorial Presbyterian Church Prince George, VA
Salisbury Presbyterian Church Midlothian, VA
First Presbyterian Church – Charlottesville Charlottesville, VA
Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church Weems, VA
River Road Presbyterian Church Richmond, VA
Enon United Methodist Church Mechanicsville, VA
Church of the Covenant Arlington, VA
Three Chopt Presbyterian Church Richmond, VA
Swift Creek Presbyterian Church Moseley, VA
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church Midlothian, VA
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