The Right Choice
Thanks for continuing to learn about Camp Hawkeye. We want to be clear about what we offer. Our program and our community is not a one size fits all operation. We do not try to be all things to all people but we could be just right for your family.
For many of our campers and staff Camp Hawkeye is more than just a place they go for the summer, it is their second home. A place they are safe, have fun, are part of a unique community, make great lasting friendships, build confidence, and have wonderful new experiences each and every day. Counselors encourage campers to participate in each activity by being involved in it themselves. Campers are able to accomplish feats they never would have tried let alone thought possible because of our staff guidance. We set all our community members up for success by running a progressive program that recognizing various skill and developmental levels and needs and teaching to them. Part of this process may be as simple as learning basic skills to a larger project before diving right into it.
As you read in the “About Camp” section Hawkeye is committed to creating a diverse community. If you are looking for a different type of adventure for your son or daughter, someplace they will meet and interact with a variety of types of kids and make positive friendships with kids they would never otherwise meet then we’ve got what you are looking for.
Hawkeye is an unplugged camp which means no electronics in cabins or for camper use.
Hawkeye maintains a commitment to a green program with an extensive recycling and composting program, green site initiatives throughout camp, and an emphasis on environmental stewardship throughout the community.
Hawkeye is not a sports camp. We play sports but we don’t train and compete against other camps. There are not regimented practice schedules, training schemes, and workout expectations. We’ve got Athletics as a core Program Area and great Athletics counselors who teach our campers so much but we stick with playing games. This is not to say that Hawkeye is a non-competitive camp. At Hawkeye there is competition that is mostly directed in to areas; the Tribe Contest and the Bumppo Stick (a game that is Campers vs. Counselors).
If you are looking for a fun, safe, adventurous, camp where your loved ones can have a spectacular experience, make lasting friendships and live in a unique community with caring, mature, positive role models then Camp Hawkeye is the RIGHT CHOICE.