Due to COVID, all our 2020 programs were cancelled. We spent a great deal of time writing an online course helping moms connect their families to nature--The Forest Mom Program. Now, with the return of two of our helpers who are spending the winter here, we have an opportunity to move forward with Eagle House projects, but we need your help! We've received many emails from parents family retreats, and teachers asking for training in outdoor skills and activities. We are perfectly poised for a Grand Opening as soon as the pandemic is open. With your support, we'll be able to complete our projects to be able to serve the growing demand. Trista and Ricardo
Natural reed matting covers the walls keeping the clay/wood chip infill in place. Next comes natural clay plaster
that will cover the reed mattings.
What still needs to be completed
Tiling Shower Base and Walls
Siding and Exterior Trim Work
Ceiling Insulation and Ceiling boards
Interior Trim and Finish Work
Deck and Deck Railings
Site Landscaping, Road and Parking Areas
Hallway with bathroom doors.
The Eagle House Campaign
We believe that every child, every parent, grandparent and soul seeker should have the opportunity to retreat from the busy world we live in and discover the healing benefits of being immersed in nature.
We are striving to upgrade our facilities so that Hawk Circle can welcome people of all ages with a varying degree of abilities.
Eagle House is our first BIG upgrade and is so close to being completed. It's a beautiful, inspiring space that offers a large room for working on crafts, meditation, yoga and community gatherings without having to worry about inclement weather. It also offers bathrooms and warm showers and is fully accessible.
Completing Eagle House will allow us to welcome in more people during the later fall, winter and spring months providing them with a warm, dry place.
Will you please help complete this important project?
What's been completed
Water & Plumbing
Electric Service and Lighting. All the electric work is complete except for hanging light fixtures.
Insulation and Clay Plaster. We have almost all the walls insulated with a clay/wood chip infill that we'll be plastering soon as a final coat.
Windows and Doors
Porch, Ramp and Railings
Enclosed Shower Deck
Installed Electrical Pedestals
Dug Trench for Electrical Line
Soffits and roof gutters
We are looking to raise $29,000 this summer, 2021. Help us reach our goal!
Donate by making a quick and easy payment via Paypal.
Mail your donation to:
PO Box 506
Cherry Valley, NY . 13320
Hawk Circle and The Earth Mentoring Institute are
a 501C3, non-profit organization.
Mid-town West School, from NYC, was our first group to enjoy Eagle House. We had a rainy day and the space worked great for keeping dry while working on crafts. (2019)
Aside from completing the electric work, completing the plumbing and installing bathroom fixtures is our next important step. Using porta-johns is everyone's least favorite part of their experience here at Hawk Circle.
Here's our 2020 Progress Report.