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OUR PROGRAM

WHAT WE'RE DOING ALL DAY 

A COMBINATION OF STRUCTURE & SPECIALTIES

The Hawkeye program is an intentional combination of regular and special programming.  It includes small group and individualized instruction in areas such as Swimming, Archery, and Woodworking in addition to all-camp, Big-Idea activities that last from one hour to all day. Hiking and waterfront are important parts of the program, and active positive participation in all activities is too! One of our central goals is to get your child involved instead of sitting on the sidelines. We have scheduled down times throughout the day to balance things out so campers don't feel rushed or over-scheduled.

A RECIPE FOR PROGRAM SUCCESS

Our special blend of regularly scheduled and special activities, flavored with trips, and finished with creative spontaneity, is a program recipe of which we are proud! No session is the same and all campers, regardless of which session they choose, get to sample our most popular activities. In each 7-day period, there are 4 "regular" activity days, a bunk day, an all-camp Special Activities day, and a trip/hiking day. 

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ACTIVITY DAYS - GUIDED CHOICE

A combination of choice and assigned activities brings campers out of their comfort zone to try new things and learn new skills. Campers choose two of the five daily activities ("Camper Choice Periods"); the remaining three are done as a cabin group. Check out all the activities here!

BUNK DAY

We start with a late sleep-in and spend the day connecting with bunkmates and doing fun things around camp. The Camp Auction (maybe win some hammocks for the cabin porch!), Bunkball Tournament, and Make Your Own Pizza included. 

TRIP DAY

On out-of-camp trips to waterfalls, mountain peaks, natural wonders, and caves, campers experience the amazing outdoors and the challenge of the trip. Learn more about these amazing hiking days. 

ALL-CAMP SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

These unforgettable and unique-to-Hawkeye events reward teamwork, outside-the-box thinking, and a range of skill development all wrapped up in spirit and fun. Eggy Games, The Amazing Race, Treasure Hunt, and other special events days are highly anticipated each summer. Learn more about these awesome days.

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SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE

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A DAY FILLED WITH FUN

Click to open an expanded view of the hour-by-hour schedule of a typical camp day and see how you'll be spending your time! 

THE "WHY" BEHIND HOW OUR PROGRAM RUNS

ACTIVITIES ARE MORE THAN JUST ACTIVITIES

At Hawkeye, activities are the vehicle we use for teaching the big important skills and creating a toolbox for success in school, at work, and socially. Click to expand the sections below to learn more about the philosophy behind the Hawkeye Program. 

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Hawkeye History
Meet the Directors!
Take a tour of campus
Stay connected all year long
about our activities
Parent testimonials
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