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The Un-Traditional Sleepaway Camp

Camp Hawkeye is a small overnight camp for ALL HUMANS ages 7 - 17 with a commitment to creating a diverse community.  With 70 campers and 35 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 as well as across the gender spectrum.
 

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! This is a core aspect of our community and the reason that Hawkeye exists; to bring together campers and staff that typically don't live, go to school, or play together.

DIVERSITY

Our small camp community of 70 campers and 35 staff is perfect for first time campers.

COMMUNITY

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

LEADERSHIP
  • MISSION
  • DIVERSITY
  • COMMUNITY
  • LEADERSHIP

Statement on Gender Identity & Participation

Camp Hawkeye recognizes that gender identity exists on a spectrum and the Hawkeye Community welcomes people of all genders.  At Hawkeye we do have binary gendered sleeping areas.  We ask that everyone - campers, CiT's, JC's and staff - select a sleeping area that most closely matches their gender identity.  We further ask that everyone in the Hawkeye community respects the gender identity of each other.  This includes sleeping area selection, names, and pronouns.

A SNAPSHOT OF OUR SITE & ACTIVITIES

  • OUR CAMPUS
  • ACTIVITIES
  • THE CABINS
POOL-SIDE
Two pools double opportunities for both fun and instructional swim. Have you ever seen a natural stream-fed pool? You will. Stay cool in the sun and splash with us.
152 ACRES TO EXPLORE
The private rustic setting is the perfect backdrop for campers to enjoy activities and make friends amidst 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 many different sports including soccer and volleyball and open free-play areas too. 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 TENTS
Halfway across camp and well into our trail system is The Tents. Our remote camp site where each group camps 1 night per session; sleep in tents, make a fire and eat S'mores!
ROPE SWING
The Rope Swing is as fun as it sounds. In addition to swim lessons there's lots of time for fun in the big pool. Spring fed and 12 feet deep the play pool is a great place to spend the day with your bunk.
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.
ADVENTURE TRIPS
Each week every camper participates in an out-of-camp hiking or boating trip. Summit a peak, explore some caves, swim in a waterfall, or paddle on the Connecticut River.
ARTS AND DRAMA
Creative arts activities including camp crafts offered daily at the Arts & Crafts cabin. Our theater hosts skit based and short form drama activities including dancing and All-Camp special Activities!
ATHLETICS
Gaga gets top billing! Come play basketball, soccer, volleyball, Eggy Games, Starfish Ball, rugby, football, softball, kickball, and CAPTURE THE FLAG!
CLIMBING TOWER
The climbing is waiting for you on the edge of main camp as you make your way to the trails. Reach the top and see over the barn to the Dining Hall tower!
PRIVATE SHOWERS
Showers and bathrooms are private and in each cabin area. Individual stalls provides a private like home feel.
2 STAFF IN EACH BUNK
Cabin counselors live in the bunks with the group. 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 like a bunk bud. Your choice; top bunk or bottom?