Where Is Hawkeye?

Two hours drive northwest of Boston at the end of its own dirt road, surrounded by America's largest Maple syrup farm, sits the 150 acre site of Camp Hawkeye.  The camp sits in a hollow in the rolling hills of Western NH between the Green Mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire's iconic White Mountains.  Bordered on one side by Great Brook and the other by acres of woods filled with trails Hawkeye is an amazing place away from the bustle.

Mostly wooded, Hawkeye is on the site of an old New Hampshire farm that was transformed to a children's camp nearly one-hundred years ago.  Stone walls outline what once were fields and pastures but now sit reassuringly among the pines and maples .  Great places to hide clues for Treasure Hunt, stash a Tribe Egg, or conceal the Bumppo Stick.

 

  • Fun in the Sun

    The Pools

    One of the most beautiful areas on camp is our pool area. The private swimming areas the Hawkeye community enjoys are a popular part of camp.   The Instructional pool next to the Barn in the heart of camp has swimming lanes and a shallow area for wading and playing around.  The larger Play pool next to the Dining Hall is fed and refreshed by Great Brook and needs no motorized filter to stay clean.  Jumping stand and Rope Swing provide endless laughter and refreshment in the summer sun. Boats are stored  here too as this is the leave point for our out-of-camp boating trips.

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  • Tradition & Ceremony

    Campfire Circles

    Next to the beach is our main campfire circle that we use for all our community campfires. Everyone gets their Camp Hawkeye necklace here, being welcomed into our community during a ceremony as old as camp. Counselors tie necklaces on returners and they in turn tie on the necklaces of new campers to welcome them personally. Goodbye campfires happen here too. Luckily the coming dusk gives us each some privacy in these moments of reminiscence. As we remember our friends and achievements from this summer we also despair at the time and distance until the first campfire of next year.

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  • Did someone say Gaga?

    Athletics Fields

    Though Camp Hawkeye is not a sports camp that doesn't mean you can't play sports. Frisbee to football (both American and European), basketball to Gaga, there is something for everyone on the field. Courts, nine-square in the air, volleyball, and Starfish Ball too. What; you haven't heard of Starfish Ball? It's kind of like baseball but with a tennis racket that you carry around the bases, uses a tennis ball, and is scored like cricket. We'll teach you. All sorts of athletic contests beyond traditional sports. Have more fun and be challenged anew. Water-balloon headers? How about Bunkball? The annual Bunkball championships happen on the anniversary of their discovery; will you be there? I hope so!

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  • Social Center of Camp

    Cabin Area

    Wooden cabins we call home for the summer. Cool in the heat of day below the hundred year pines. Sounds and smells of the forest. Sounds of camp too; laughing kids and music from another cabin. Is that a wiffleball field backing up on Cabin 3? Sure is; hit it over the cabin and it's a homer! Cabins with bathrooms, showers, and electricity. No room-service sorry though inspection you betcha. Did your bunk win a pair of hammocks in the camp auction? Find them next to your cabin. Relax and spend time with your new friends. Love the cabin area; better than a cul-de-sac.

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