The Un-Traditional Sleepaway Camp

Camp Hawkeye is a small overnight camp for boys & girls ages 7 - 17 with a commitment to creating a diverse community.  With 55 campers and 25 staff Hawkeye is perfect for first time campers of any age.  Hawkeye includes campers and staff from a variety of social, ethnic, economic, religious, and geographic backgrounds.
 

Hawkeye is different; with the feel of family and the healthy experience of the outdoors, Camp Hawkeye uses the joy and fun of camp to break down social and cultural prejudices, misconceptions and barriers.  Camp Hawkeye is an organization with a mission and it’s not to fill beds or make budget projections.  Jess and Garrett are committed to the community and look forward to joining you in the healthy development of your child. 
 

Find out what we are all about by talking to us and talking to Hawkeye families.  We’d love to get to know you and welcome your family into ours.

The Camp Hawkeye mission is to bridge social, economic, and cultural gaps to build positive relationships and deep mutual understanding.

MISSION

Our diverse community reflects the richness of today's world!

DIVERSITY

Our small camp community of 55 campers and 25 staff is perfect for first time campers.

COMMUNITY

We teach leadership with thoughtfully designed and intentionally built leadership opportunities.

LEADERSHIP
  • MISSION
  • DIVERSITY
  • COMMUNITY
  • LEADERSHIP

A SNAPSHOT OF OUR SITE & ACTIVITIES

  • OUR CAMPUS
  • ACTIVITIES
  • THE CABINS
LAKESIDE
1/4 mile of shoreline and a sandy beach on beautiful Lake Kanasatka. Swim & boat all summer.
100 ACRES ON RED HILL
Perched on the side of Red Hill campers enjoy activities and friends a midst beautiful natural surroundings.
CAMPFIRES
Four campfire areas around camp provide the backdrop for great evening memories every Monday and Friday night.
FIELDS AND COURTS
More than 4 acres of open fields includes both specific lined areas for basketball, soccer and volleyball and open free-play areas. Have you played Gaga? We'll teach you.
MAGICAL
There is just something magic about camp. It happens during the happy time of summer and memories don't fade but get stronger with years.
THE ISLAND
Halfway across the lake is another piece of camp we call The Island. Each group camps 1 night per session; sleep in tents, make a fire and eat S'mores!
SWIMMING & BOATING
Private beach, sandy bottom, warm summer water, is the perfect place for twice a day Free Swim and swimming lessons. Learn to kayak and canoe to Loon cove or the Island.
ARCHERY
The most popular activity at camps nationwide finds a home at Hawkeye. Learn to shoot and see your progress as you improve every day.
HIKING
Each week every camper participates in an out-of-camp hiking trip. Summit a peak, explore some caves, swim in a waterfall, or search for wildlife.
ARTS AND DRAMA
Creative arts activities including camp crafts offered daily at the Arts & Crafts cabin. Skit based and short form drama activities including some dancing!
ATHLETICS
Gaga gets top billing! Come play basketball, soccer, volleyball, Eggy Games, Starfish Ball, rugby, football, softball, kickball, and CAPTURE THE FLAG!
BUGS & DIRT
Important question: Are you a Bug person or a Dirt person? Bugs & Dirt is like nature programming but buggier...and dirtier.
SHOWERS IN CABINS
Showers and bathrooms are inside each cabin. Individual stalls in the bunk for each group provides a private like home feel.
3 STAFF IN EACH BUNK
Group counselors live in the cabins with the kids. They care for the campers 24/7 and manage the group social development throughout the session.
ELECTRICITY
Lights and electricity in each cabin. Adds to safety and comfort for our younger campers especially.
ELECTRONICS FREE
Screen time = zero at Hawkeye. Time to take a break and let that brain & body recover. No need for phones, iPads, tv, or video games. Books of course - the old fashioned kind.
CLEAN
Everyone makes their own bed; YAY! Yes, counselors help and teach and eventually step back. Campers and staff have daily jobs around the cabin.
BUNK BEDS
Few things better and none say cabin life better than these. Your choice; top bunk or bottom?

I can't wait to get to camp!