Central to creating the sense of community essential to any camp is
the Dining Hall, where campers gather at least three times a day. In
addition to a place for meals, the building is also the location for
skits, receiving mail from home, award banquets, and special programs on
rainy nights. The Dining Hall is the most-used facility on campus, the
backdrop for precious memories and camp photos, and it is the Heart of the Camp.
In 2013, Copper Cannon Camp finds itself with an undersized and
over-utilized core building. The current Dining Hall was built in 1976
and was originally designed for 25 campers and eight staff. In 2011, an
outside eating deck was constructed around the outside of the building,
expanding the capacity. But Copper Cannon has quickly outgrown the
building and the decision was made that a larger, more versatile space
The construction of the new Dining Hall will:
This freestanding building will house a large dining room and
mezzanine with a wraparound deck, two bathrooms, an expanded kitchen,
and a full basement. It will be 2.5 times larger than the current
facility and will accommodate the expansion of camp programs and its
ability to host large visiting groups. The dining capacity will increase
to 150 diners with
additional outdoor space available on the expansive deck. Energy
efficiency adaptations and laborsaving designs are prominent in every
Our work is grounded in Copper Cannon Camp’s mission to enrich the lives of under-served youth of New Hampshire by providing a quality tuition-free camp experience. Copper Cannon Camp’s plan to build a new facility is an important investment in the future of thousands of young people.
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