The Circle Program is an independent non-profit organization which provides at-risk adolescent New Hampshire girls with year round, one on one mentors and a residential summer camp experience. The Circle Program’s serves girls ranging in age from 8 through 18. Many of the mentors and their girls develop and maintain life long connections.
The Spectacle Pond camp is comprised of residential cabins, a lodge, a cafeteria building, and an infirmary all situated along a hillside with water frontage on Spectacle Pond in Groton, New Hampshire. The original project team included Conneston Construction Corporation CCI, Andrews Site Contractors and Mudge Architects.
We were involved with fund raising, designing and building the Lodge Building. The Lodge is designed with a stage and auditorium as its cores, wrapped by functional spaces including a library, arts and crafts room, dressing areas, a loft, a porch, baths and showers. The core building was constructed in 90 days, for under $80psf. The finishing touches were completed by John Mcrae and his band of volunteers.
Project Summary: 22 acre site with 2000lf of water frontage on Spectacle Pond with a residential camp, owned and operated by the Circle Program.
Financing: Program donors and grants.
Total Estimated Project Cost: $2,000,000
Primary Services: Fund raising, design and construction.