The Wakefield Friends Center is located in Wakefield, VA, approximately 65 miles from Mechanicsville. It is an hour and fifteen minute drive from Hanover Friends. The following summer camps are offered:
Junior Camp is for children ages 8-12. This camp is offered in the middle of June every year and runs from Sunday afternoon to Thursday afternoon. Junior camp starts with registration on Sunday from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Parents are encouraged to help their children get settled into the dorms and stay for dinner. Church services begin at 6:45 at which time parents are free to leave the camp. The daily schedule includes swimming, crafts, chapel, Bible class, recreation, nature class, snack bar and 3 meals. The children are assigned to a group consisting of similar aged children and a group leader. The children stay with their group throughout the entire week. There is at least one nurse at camp to administer medications. Junior camp costs $100 excluding children’s purchases from the snack bar.
Teen Camp is for youth grades 6-12. This camp is offered in the middle of June every year, usually the week before Junior Camp, and runs from Sunday afternoon to Saturday morning. Camp registration is from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Parents are encouraged to stay to help their teens get settled and to enjoy a meal together. There is also an evening service for everyone. The daily schedule includes swimming, bowling, canoeing, roller skating, games, chapel, Bible class, snack bar and 3 meals. The students at Teen Camp leave the campground on buses to attend some of these activities. Southern Wesleyan University and Circleville Bible college students are there to help lead praise and worship and to be group leaders. Teen camp costs $100 excluding purchases from the snack bar.
Directions to Camp Wakefield: Take 295 south to exit 3A and follow route 460 to the Virginia Diner. Turn left onto Church Street and look for the camp on the right.
Caring Christmas Tree
Our Caring Christmas Tree ministry is designed to provide assistance to needy families during the Christmas holiday season. Members of the congregation purchase Christmas gifts for caring Christmas Tree participants. Volunteers work in teams to deliver the food and gifts prior to Christmas day
HEFC is a partner with Feed More (Central VA Food Bank). Through our partnership, food is provided to Hanover County residents on a weekly basis (Tuesday evening at 6:00 PM). We typically offer a wide variety of foods including meat, bakery, deli items, and produce. To participate, a valid identification indicating Hanover County residence is required.
This ministry is for anyone in need of food on an emergency basis.
Friendly Care Day School
Friendly Care Day School – This vital outreach to the children and parents of our community is an integral part of the total ministry of HEFC. Our Friendly School cares for kids who are 2.5 years old through elementary age kids. We are open from 7 am to 6 pm for our preschoolers and pre-Kindergarteners year-round. We offer an after-school program for our school agers as well as full day program for school closings and the summer.
Programs offered are:
- Pre-school – Our Preschool program begins when a child is 2.5 years old and potty trained. Our preschool classes are: Bluebirds, Owls, Chipmunks, Rabbits and Turtles.
- Pre-K – Our Pre-Kindergarten program begins the September before a child would start Kindergarten. Our Pre-K classes are: Bears, Beavers, Frogs, Raccoons and Squirrels
- After School – We offer after school care for Laurel Meadow Elementary, Battlefield Park Elementary, Pole Green Elementary from kindergarten to fifth grade. Students are grouped based on grade. Our afternoons are filled with recreation, snack, enrichment activities, Bible, and of course homework time too.
- All Day Summer Program – We offer a full day summer program for students who are currently in kindergarten through fifth grade. Our summer camp includes active and structured activities, recreation, STEAM activities, Bible lessons, field trips, and special guests that are centered around weekly themes.
Visit our Friendly Care Day School site to learn more.
Grief Share is a support group that meets weekly. It provides a caring environment as you walk through your journey of grief. There are three key components to your Grief Share experience; weekly videos focusing on a variety of topics and featuring leading grief recovery experts, small group discussion, and workbook exercises which can be completed weekly to reinforce the video topics.
Living Hope Friends Church
Living Hope Friends Church is a daughter congregation that meets in Highland Springs, VA, offering Sunday morning worship and Sunday School, Wednesday evening Bible study, and other planned activities of fellowship. Living Hope Friends Church is located at 301 W. Nine Mile Rd, Highland Springs, VA 23075, phone (804) 737-2221, and is pastored by John Huber.
Our missions ministry is dedicated to keeping before our fellowship the belief that it is the mission of the church to take the Gospel to the world. We actively, financially, and prayerfully support home and foreign missions and continually seek ways to become involved in mission opportunities, including the organization of short-term missions trips from our church.
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,
which God prepared in advance for us to do
which God prepared in advance for us to do
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School (VBS) typically occurs annually during the month of August. Our VBS includes bible teaching, music, crafts, snack, fun and games! Visit our VBS page to learn more about our most recent or an upcoming VBS!