Camp Hanover Day Camp


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 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 scheduling conflicts or when the overnight camp experience may be a little bit too big of a challenge for a child.

The Day Camp Experience…

Each group of campers has a hand in designing what the week will look like. This “small group model” is a signature aspect of the Camp Hanover experience. Campers in a group work together to choose fun and exciting activities like swimming, archery, paddle-boarding, the mud slide, crafts, hikes, field games, water slide and many more! Guided by our staff, campers gain independence and a sense of ownership of their experience, all while learning about the give and take that is a hallmark of Christian community. Groups also spend time each day in engaging Bible study and meaningful worship, as they explore faith related topics in age-appropriate ways.

Our Day Camp Staff…

We strongly believe the foundation of our exceptional program starts with dedicated staff. These fun, caring, and creative young adults are passionate about spending time with children and affirming them for their uniqueness as Children of God. Day Camp staff undergo rigorous screening, including face to face interviews, background checks, and personal reference verification. Prior to the arrival of campers, Day Camp staff complete a minimum of 12 days of orientation and training in all aspects of summer camp leadership. And since caring for the safety and well-being of your camper is paramount, all staff are trained in CPR and First Aid.

A “Typical” Day at Day Camp…

8:30 – Arrive at Camp Hanover
9:00 – Morning Devotion & Songs
9:30 – Archery
10:30 – Arts & Crafts
11:30 – Bible Study
– GaGa Ball
12:30 – Lunch time (everyone  at camp eats together)
1:30 – Swimming in the Pool
2:45 – Nature Hike
3:45 – Games in the Field
4:15 – Daily Closing Circle
4:30 – Head home and tell everyone about the great day you had at camp!

Commonly Answered Questions

How much does a week of On Site Day Camp cost?

On Site Day Camp costs $250 per week. This includes all activities and lunch.

What ages can attend?

On Site Day Camp is designed for campers entering grades 1-6.

Can I sign up for more than one week?

Yes! We offer eight weekly Day Camp sessions, Monday through Friday, from June 21 to August 13. Campers can come to one, two, three, or all eight weeks!

What are the times for On Site Day Camp?

Morning drop off at 8:30am. Activities begin promptly at 9:00am. Afternoon pick up is at 4:30pm daily.

Are extended drop off and pick up times available?

Yes. For an additional $25 per week, campers can be dropped off before 8:30am, beginning at 7:30am.

Afternoon pick up can be extended to 5:30pm for an additional $25 per week.

Why is this program called “On Site” Day Camp?

Camp Hanover offers “On Site” Day Camps at our 600-acre summer camp facility in Mechanicsville, Virginia. We also offer what we call “Traveling” Day Camps at locations throughout Central and Northern Virginia. You can learn more and see a schedule of dates and locations on the Traveling Day Camps page.

Have more questions?

Call us at 804-779-2811 or email