Across the country there are thousands of day and residential camps. There are countless more non-profit organizations, foundations, and for-profit companies. Each one has a name, and each name has a meaning, but not every name has a personality. Not every name has an idea behind it, and not every name moves us to do and want deeper and better things from ourselves. Hawkeye is one name that does. From the pages of Cooper’s famous Leatherstocking Tales series, the moniker, “Hawkeye,” describes a true woodsman and frontier hero.
Founded in 2005 by Garrett Colgan-Snyder Camp Hawkeye is run by a small and dedicated staff led by Garrett and his wife Jessica. Hawkeye is a different camp experience and an extremely close knit community. The intentionality of the community is built upon Garrett & Jessica's love of camping and the outdoors and there fervent belief in the power of the camp experience. The power of camp is found in the magic of community and at Hawkeye; magic abounds.
WHAT"S NEXT? - PERMANENT HOME
What's next for Camp Hawkeye? The answer to that is easy, continue to design great programming, bring together a diverse community, and create truly unforgettable experience for our campers and families.
GROWTH & SUCCESS
Over the next five years Camp Hawkeye grew slowly and steadily. Each summer remaining true to the diversity mission that is one of the foundational elements that makes us different.
OUR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
In 2010 our year-round staff doubled in size...to two people! Jessica Colgan-Snyder joined the Hawkeye team full-time and hit the ground running. She likes to run.
THE MOVE TO MOULTONBOROUGH
After Summer 2007 we packed up our trunks, bows & arrows, lifejackets, clay and paint and set off for a new site. The Hawkeye community had grown and needed a new home.
Day 1 was a Sunday and it had poured rain for the twenty-four hours leading up to arrival. Twenty-two campers and almost as many staff started camp off right that day.
A DIFFERENT KIND OF CAMP
Officially founded on October 31 (not a trick) 2005 the program gained momentum and opened for our first summer in July of 2006. The idea from which Camp Hawkeye grew started years before...