NEW FRIENDS, GUARANTEED
CAMP FRIENDS ARE THE BEST FRIENDS!
There are so many opportunities to make new friendships. Like you can see in the pictures all over our website, there's plenty of time for selfies and group shots and we love to take pictures to capture all the memories (everyone gets a yearbook mailed to them in the fall!). Whether it is hiking, playing, capsizing a canoe together, or just hanging out, there's plenty of space in the day to spend time with wonderful people.
GRIT & RESILIENCE
There are few opportunities in life for you to hike a mountain with a group of people you just met, who are of varying degrees of fit and to get to the top TOGETHER. It’s not every day that you and 15 other humans have to work together to complete 30 cross camp activities ending in leap frog, lap circle and raising of a baton.
NO CLIQUES, PLENTY OF "SIDE HUGS"
Friends guaranteed! Close-knit cabin groups and helpful staff means it's easy to get settled into camp life. No cliques; just new friends to make and side hugs to be had (don't worry - we'll teach you). Maybe you already have too many friends...what?! You can't ever have too many friends! Shy? No problem, we can help. Difficulty meeting new people? We got you, don't worry.
CONNECTING THROUGH PLAY
Hawkeye is organized spontaneity, having fun trying new things, and having a little craziness. Intentionally silly situations, activities, and group programming brings campers and staff out of their comfort zone, eliminates self-consciousness, and supports individuality. Camp Hawkeye is somewhere that everyone is a little different, nobody is the same, and we are all friends. We encourage everyone to join in to the level they feel ready, and you'll be amazed over the course of the session how much more ready you'll be to join into a bit of (safe) shenanigans.